10 Appliance Brands That Are Absolutely Worth the Investment

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Listen up, we're not talking kitchen gadgets right now. We're not talking fancy countertop matcha makers either. Here, we're talking about the biggest collective investment you are going to make on a home: The appliances. Top of the line TVs barely cost $1,000 these days. Pizza ovens are nowhere near their old $10,000 price tags. And for all the best gadgets and best cookware brands on the market right now, sure they are investments, but not like this. That's why when making a major purchase on something that's going to cost you a pretty penny, you really want to do your research and get down to the nitty gritty.

Firstly, you want to know which brands are best. Even the cheap ones are pricey, so where do you even start? Well, what we've done is categorized the top brands based on what they do best. If you love cooking, you can build your kitchen around a Viking range. If looks are most important, you can get a full set of Café appliances. If you just need a new washer and dryer, there's that too. Shopping doesn't have to be scary, check out the best appliance brands on this list and you'll be in good hands.

3 Series 30-Inch Range

There's no surprise with this choice... Viking brought the professional range into homes back in the late 80s, and with the whole foodie culture that's grown up on the internet, it's still the brand to beat. You can count on amazing features like continuous grates and a proper fifth burner to fit that Le Creuset dutch oven.

If you're getting a full range, vs a cooktop, really consider dual-fuel. You get the best of both worlds with a gas stove and electric oven.

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800 Series Dishwasher

Don't they all get the dishes clean? Well, German brand Bosch is might just be the best at it. Renowned for all of its large appliances, the dishwashers are standout among an already great lineup.

The brand makes a whisper quiet dishwasher, and its trademark CrystalDry system leaves dishes spotless. On the 800 model shown here, we love that sleek pocket handle and the how it lets this dishwasher fit into any kitchen and style.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fbosch-800-series-24-top-control-built-in-dishwasher-with-crystaldry-stainless-steel-tub-3rd-rack-42-dba-stainless-steel%2F6360644.p%3FskuId%3D6360644&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg42569850%2Fbest-kitchen-appliance-brands%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>800 Series Dishwasher</p><p>bestbuy.com</p><p>$1299.99</p>

Wine Cooler

If you love a kitchen where every appliance matches, no brand is better build for it than Café. Performance-wise, all of its appliances will stack up to the competitors. Unless you're a serious home chef or intimately inspecting your dishes, you won't notice any drop in performance.

What sets Café appliances apart is the beautiful design that won't go out of style—not overly sleek and modern, nor too round and nostalgic. And that rose gold-colored detailing that runs through all its appliances? Lovely. Looks incredible as part of a set.

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Joule Air Fryer Pro

Breville's got great air fryers, juicers, blenders, immersion blenders, espresso machines, even a countertop pizza oven. Sure this story is about the big appliances, but we couldn't not recognize this powerhouse in the kitchen. Anything that doesn't require serious installation, just leave it up to Breville.

All of their small appliances work great, but the brand's pricing is quite competitive. For most items, there's a good variety of product tiers. So no matter what looking to buy, you can find something within your budget.

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French Door Refrigerator

If you're all in on the smart gadget revolution, LG is going to be your brand of choice. The brand's smart ranges and dishwashers are seriously convenient, but the real draw to LG is its refrigerators.

The smart control system works best on a fridge, where you (or the machine itself) can accurately keep track of internal temps. LG fridges also have a nifty door cooling feature. Most fridges only cool from the back/top of the fridge. This cooling feature along the doors keeps your sauces, condiments, and drinks better for longer.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.homedepot.com%2Fp%2FLG-Electronics-30-cu-ft-French-Door-Refrigerator-InstaView-Full-Convert-Drawer-Craft-Ice-in-PrintProof-Stainless-Steel-LRMVS3006S%2F312285981&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg42569850%2Fbest-kitchen-appliance-brands%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>French Door Refrigerator</p><p>homedepot.com</p><p>$4198.00</p>

Bespoke Front Load Washer and Dryer

Samsung is another huge name in smart homes, so if you want a full smart system, you can't go wrong here. But what the brand has really perfected is its washer-dryer pairs.

The brand's Bespoke series is the top-of-the-line standout. With an industry leading 5.3ft² capacity in standard size, it does more laundry without taking up a ton of space. Other than that, the vibration reduction is the best feature, resulting in the quietest cycles of any washer-dryer brand.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.samsung.com%2Fus%2Fhome-appliances%2Fwashers%2Fbespoke%2Fbespoke-ultra-capacity-front-load-washer-and-electric-dryer-in-brushed-black-bndl-1657834084068&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg42569850%2Fbest-kitchen-appliance-brands%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Bespoke Front Load Washer and Dryer</p><p>samsung.com</p><p>$1696.00</p>

Top Freezer Refrigerator

If you're on a budget, or stuck in a tiny city apartment, Danby makes the best cheap, smaller sized appliances. Mini fridges, or appartment sized fridges are the brand's main draw, but Danby also makes commendable compact ranges and dishwashers.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.homedepot.com%2Fp%2FDanby-10-1-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-Stainless-Steel-Counter-Depth-DFF101B1BSLDB%2F311651935&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg42569850%2Fbest-kitchen-appliance-brands%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Top Freezer Refrigerator </p><p>homedepot.com</p><p>$699.88</p>

Frost Free Upright Freezer

This seems like a uniquely American need, so it's fitting that the OG of American appliance brands does it best. The garage freezer, outside freezer, meat freezer, whatever it's called, a lot of homes have them. GE makes freezers in beautifully uncomplicated fashion: reliable, well-priced, and in upright or chest builds. No one does it better.

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Refrigerator with Freezer

I can't think of any other appliance brands that are replicating the classic Veuve Clicquot box in fridge form or collaborating with Dolce & Gabbana on a $50,000 Sicilian-motif fridge. No one else has a toaster that's been featured in Bond films. No one makes appliances that look as good as SMEG's.

And sure, the collaborations are the most fun parts, but SMEG's appliances are actually top-notch. From the espresso maker I use every day to the ovens and ranges I've gotten to test, it's all incredible. The style is there, but so is the substance.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.williams-sonoma.com%2Fproducts%2Fsmeg-fab-38-freestanding-refrigerator%2F%3Fpkey%3Dcelectrics-smeg&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg42569850%2Fbest-kitchen-appliance-brands%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Refrigerator with Freezer</p><p>williams-sonoma.com</p><p>$4299.95</p>

39 Inch Freestanding Electric Range

Yeah, in this day an age, owning an AGA is not exactly reasonable. But, the British will never give up this national status symbol, and that means it's going to be at the pinnacle of the luxury category for eternity.

But even if you don't have a Cotswolds estate, an AGA is still a worthy investment. For all the hoopla they get, it's still absolutely true that no other ovens come close to cooking the way these things do. If they're good enough for Martha Stewart, David Beckham, and every member of the British aristocracy, they're good enough for you.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ajmadison.com%2Fcgi-bin%2Fajmadison%2FAR7339LIN.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg42569850%2Fbest-kitchen-appliance-brands%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>39 Inch Freestanding Electric Range</p><p>ajmadison.com</p><p>$23079.00</p>

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