My identical twin sister Darby has recently overhauled her kitchen and I thought this would be an appropriate post to tie in some before and after shots, as she approximately spent $6k on her new appliances!
And a few more (thanks sister, I know the kitchen isn’t 100% complete… but it’s an amazing transformation).
Some highlights that I should mention in Darby’s kitchen:
- fridge/freezer are Frigidaire
- fridge drawers are GE
- ice maker is ULine
- dishwasher is Jenn-Air
- range is Jenn-Air the double ovens is an AWESOME feature… warm your bread separately while you bake your sweet potatoes… oh yes. And a great price-point!
- it should also be known that she loves this sink by American Standard
NOW BACK TO THE APPLIANCE MAN FROM
Steve from Yale Appliance back for round 2. This time I have $6k to spend on appliances. I want the best I can get for that budget… this is what he recommends.
ICE – it’s in the fridge
Manufacturers usually have tons of tiered rebates… exploit them and in this instance, we will receive about $400 in rebates. We also want to try to achieve a uniform style…In this middle premium realm look at: GE Cafe, GE Profile, KitchenAid and Frigidaire Gallery Pro.
Bottom line is: do your homework. Don’t be like me and base your selections on "looks"… these are big investments and you want to make sure you end up with what is a perfect match for your specific needs! Check online for feedback and consumer reports. I like: www.eopinions.com – for any big purchase I always check in with that site, Steve’s blog is great and he’s so generous to reply to any and all appliance questions whether you live in Boston and are able to buy from him or not!