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post #1 of 6
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Hello All,

 

My wife and I have just purchased our new house and I would really appreciate any appliance advice I can get.  So far, after reading many reviews, I've decided to go with the list below, but I want to make sure it is the absolute best choice.

 

Keep in mind, we are not chefs, but I love to cook and would like something that is reliable and provides great quality.

 

Refrigerators:

Samsung RF4287HARS

http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/home-appliances/refrigerators/four-door/RF4287HARS/XAC

 

Dishwasher:

Thermador DWHD651GFP

http://www.thermador.com/dishwashers/built-in-dishwashers/dwhd651gfp-24-inch-sapphire-6-wash-cycle-steel-dishwasher-with-heavy-duty-door-and-pro-handle

 

Gas Range Top:

Wolf 36” - 6 Sealed Burner

http://www.subzero-wolf.com/oven/range-top/36-stove-top

 

Ventilation:

36” Chimney Hood with 1200 CFM internal blower

http://www.subzero-wolf.com/oven/range-hood/chimney-hood

 

Laundry:

LG  (LG3875PKG)

Washer: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/home-appliances/washers/LG-front-load-washer-WM3875HVCA.jsp

Dryer: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/home-appliances/dryers/LG-steam-electric-dryer-DLEX3875V.jsp

 

Oven (NEED EXTRA HELP HERE):

Dacor Wall Oven (MORS130S)

http://www.dacor.com/Our-Products/Wall-Ovens-Renaissance-Single-Wall-Ovens.aspx

 

Microwave (NEED EXTRA HELP HERE):

Dacor Microwave (DCM24S) with trim (ACTK30S)

http://www.dacor.com/Our-Products/Microwaves/Discovery-24-Inch-Convection-Microwave.aspx

 

Warming Drawer (NEED EXTRA HELP HERE):

Dacor Warmer (MRW30S)

http://www.dacor.com/Our-Products/Warming-Drawers/Renaissance-Warming-Drawers.aspx

 

Thank you in advance for your help,

Lalji

post #2 of 6

Congrats on the new home and welcome to CT!

That's a loaded post and when it comes to appliances and you will get a lot of different advice based on branding and price points alone.

I've never owned a Samsung fridge. I've heard they are very nice and looked at them a few times but I always end up with GE as they are made in the US. GE is currently building a new facility in KY for their new French Door fridge.

The best dish machine's I've had have been Asko and Bosch. The Asko has an interior fan that really helps with drying although it is a high end appliance. With any dish machine I always buy an extended warranty.

The Wolf is a very nice product and I like the hood as well assuming that your range top is wall mounted. Just be sure to have a qualified installer look at your home or the blue prints before you buy so he/she can determine the amount of CFM that will be best for the hood based on your exhaust run.

I do prefer open burners Vs sealed on a cook top but that's just personal preference.

When you choose built in appliances remember to consider the opening size in your cabinets and try to stay with standard sizes.  A simple change of appliances several years down the road can turn in to a major project with new cabinets if you can't get built ins the same size in the appliances you want. Just a few years back built in microwaves were rare and double built in ovens were common. Things can change rapidly.

 

Enjoy the new place!

 

Dave

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When you choose built in appliances remember to consider the opening size in your cabinets and try to stay with standard sizes.  A simple change of appliances several years down the road can turn in to a major project with new cabinets if you can't get built ins the same size in the appliances you want. Just a few years back built in microwaves were rare and double built in ovens were common. Things can change rapidly.

 

Enjoy the new place!

 

Dave


 

Excellent point Dave!! 

Also, I would ask the contractor to install both a gas snub as well as electric 250V outlet for the

cook top/ovens/range as a re-sale option… some people like gas, some like electric… not that I’m saying that you are going to turn around and sell this place a month later, but in today’s market…


 

 

post #4 of 6

No real advce on makes/brands of appliances.  But a few tips and opinions on fridge/freezer.  Make sure it'll FIT in your kitchen... and not just in that space where it will go.  Several years ago, when original fridge/freezer kicked the bucket, I took some measurements and quickly went shopping.  Knew I wanted freezer on bottom... other than that just wanted COLD!?!  Knew how high/wide and deep the space was.  Had some minor drama when new one arrived.  First problem was... dead unit hadda get past stove... which came out a little further than original one.  Door and drawer hadda be removed so old fridge could squeeze by.  NOT a major problem though... just took a little more time.  Doors on new fridge/freezer were easily twice as thick as old one.  They hadda be removed before new unit could squeeze in and then reattached.  If I could make one change to my purchase would be to get a freezer with a drawer instead of a door.  Only place where unit could go is right against an exterior wall and doors cannot fully open to pull out bins on right side of fridge or shelves in freezer.  When I do a major fridge clean... bit of a hassle to get those bins out.  Have to empty freezer and use fingers, wooden spoon or other utensil to get the run-away ice cubes or other debris that goes over-board and can't be easily removed.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hey All,

 

Thank you so much for the advice.  From what I'm reading, the Samsung fridge seems to be quite nice actually.  I just looked at GE and they don't have water/ice in the model I like :(.  They are really nice though.

 

I just looked at Asko and those dishwashers look AWESOME!  I have some research to do now!  LOL.

 

I forgot to mention - This is a new build, so we will pick appliances and they will cut out the perfect sizes for them.

 

Thank you all so much.  Can't wait to take a closer look at Asko!

 

 

post #6 of 6

I've no idea what Samsung you are looking at or if you are a Costco member but Costco had a Samsung fridge in the past that looked quite nice. One thing I would add aside from the very good advice the others have given is to make sure you see the appliances in the same store if you are going with different brands in SS. It can be a real shocker how some SS appliances have a gold tint while other brands are far more silver.

If your cutting sizes in custom cabinets or counter tops I always suggest looking at the sizes on your second choice appliances. While it's rare I've seen others get an appliance that is defective and of need of being replaced with in months of purchase. It's always a good idea to make sure your second choice will fit those cut outs should you need to make an unexpected change.

The other thing I would consider is ventilation with your wall oven if that's going to be your only source for broiling, baking etc. If it vents to the inside of your home consider what will happen when you use the self clean cycle (if your oven has that feature).

This is one reason I prefer ranges.

I hope you will come back and show us some photos when your done!

 

Dave

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