Some of the top major appliance brands as of 2014 include Kenmore, Electrolux and Bosch. These appliance manufacturers all receive strong reviews for their refrigerators, ovens, stovetops, microwaves, dishwashers and other appliances.
The three top appliance brands are Kenmore Elite, LG and Samsung, according to 2014 consumer studies completed by J.D. Power. According to the study, these three brands received high customer satisfaction rankings for several appliance types.
Some high-end appliance brands include Dacor, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, Miele and Thermador. These brands are not only known for their superior quality, they also feature elegant, innovative designs.
A person can compare different home appliance brands and their products on websites such as CNET and Good Housekeeping. The Appliances section of the TopTenReviews website also provides brand and product comparisons in addition to reviews and buying guides.
As of 2015, Viking, Thermador, Dacor, Sub-Zero and BlueStar are among the appliance brands that manufacture most of their products in the United States. Others include U-Line, Capital, Perlick, Game Keeper Cooler and Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners.
Sears operates outlet stores that sell appliances in some parts of the United States. Some regional outlet chains, such as Airport Home Appliance in northern California, also sell appliances.
Replacement parts for appliances are typically available through the manufacturer's website, at home improvement stores and through appliance stores. General department stores and online retailers sometimes sell appliance parts as well.
The best brand kitchen appliances include the Frigidaire Gallery and Professional series, Bosch, Electrolux and Jenn-Air, according to Yale Appliance, as of 2015. The top brand is Bosch Benchmark, which was released in 2014.
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.
Cuisinart, KitchenAid and General Electric are the top brands for small kitchen appliances as of 2015, according to a list compiled by Ranker. All Clad and Le Creuset also have high rankings.