Kitchen appliance brands that have widespread recognition across multiple appliance categories include Kenmore, Whirlpool, Samsung, GE and LG. The top kitchen appliance brands vary by appliance.
When it comes to refrigerators, Good Housekeeping gives Samsung and Haier brands an "A" grade among French door refrigerators. Cuisinart earned the high grade among microwaves. Cuisinart also earns the highest marks among coffee makers, followed by Keurig and Technivorm.
In the category of gas ranges and ovens, GE, Kenmore, Samsung, LG and Bosch comprise the top five on the Good Housekeeping list. Samsung, Frigidaire and Kenmore all earned "A" grades among electric ranges and stoves. GE, Asko, Kenmore and Kitchenaid earned the highest grades for dishwashers.
When choosing kitchen appliances, it is important not to consider merely quantity but budget. In addition to grading systems, there are also rankings of appliances according to whether they are a good budget or luxury buy. Bosch is a popular budget brand that is frequently ranked highly as a good buy for the money for those who want quality without paying a lot of money. Brands such as Kenmore Elite are typically classified in the luxury range in rankings of appliances. It is also important when comparing products to consider the number of features offered for the price. If a top-of-the-line appliance is not necessary, a budget-friendly solution that is ranked just as highly may be available.