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It is inevitable that your appliances will require the occasional repair. That said, if they malfunction constantly, you could end up spending more money to repair them than you would to replace them.

Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this scenario. Invest in well-made appliance brands that stand the test of time. You can start by consulting the list, below, of the best home appliance brands on the market today.

The list was compiled by Yale Appliance. The appliance and lighting retailer dispatches service technicians to fix issues displayed by the appliances it sells. Yale Appliance conducted a study measuring the number of service calls it received in a one-year period against the number of appliances it sold for each brand. From there, the retailer determined which brands needed the lowest number of repairs.

The company received a total of 30,467 service calls in 2017 and 34,687 in 2018. Yale Appliance counted any call in which a service technician was dispatched to a customer’s home as a service call. In some cases, they performed a simple adjustment rather than a repair. There was no distinction made between minor and major service calls.

The following trends emerged:

  • Nearly every brand required more service.
  • The total number of service calls increased despite eliminating less reliable brands.
  • Warranty service calls increased to 12.61% in 2017 from 11.66% in 2016. They rose again in 2018 to 13.7%

And now it is time for the good stuff…


The most reliable home appliance brands we service & recommend

1. Whirlpool

Sold: 6,940

Serviced: 312

What Whirlpool products lack in premium controls it makes up for in solid performance, few technical issues and dedicated customer service. As a result, it is the world’s leading home appliance manufacturer and a no-brainer for the list of the best home appliance brands.

2. LG

Sold: 3,085

Serviced: 168

The majority of the appliances that LG manufactures are laundry units. Consumer Reports rated the company’s washing machines and dryers as the most reliable brand in its category. Additionally, recent a J.D. Power report proclaimed LG the #1 manufacturer of range ovens, refrigerators, washing machines and dryers.

3. Samsung

Sold: 6,352

Serviced: 541

The top-selling appliance brand in the United States and widely known for the smart technology it builds into its products, Samsung designs appliances that stand the test of time. They also offer a robust capacity for families that need ample refrigerated storage. These features led to the Samsung Family Home Hub refrigerator receiving recognition as a top refrigerator by the Good Housekeeping Institute.

4. Maytag

Sold: 3,363

Serviced: 407

Maytag, listed as one of the best home appliance brands, is produced by the Whirlpool Corporation, so it is little wonder that its appliances, parts and support are dependable. Plus, Maytag includes a 10-year limited parts warranty with every single model, so you may not even have to pay for repairs.

5. Wolf

Sold: 2,173

Serviced: 399

After experiencing success with refrigerators, the Sub-Zero Corporation introduced Wolf cooking appliances in 2000 and Cove dishwashing appliances in 2018.


9 of the most reliable home appliance brands on the market

Are you wondering if your appliance ranks as one of the best home appliance brands? Below is the entire list compiled by Yale Appliance.

  1. Whirlpool 6940 Sold | 312 Serviced – 4.5%
  2. LG 3,085 Sold | 168 Serviced – 5.45%
  3. Samsung 6,352 Sold | 541 Serviced – 8.52%
  4. Gaggenau 251 Sold| 27 Serviced – 10.76%
  5. Bosch 6,751 Sold | 754 Serviced – 11.17%
  6. Maytag 3,363 Sold | 407 Serviced – 12.10%
  7. Miele 2,235 Sold | 298 Serviced – 13.33%
  8. Wolf 2173 Sold | 399 Serviced – 18.36%
  9. Fisher Paykel 568 Sold | 112 Serviced – 19.72%

It is important to note that Yale Appliance determined brand reliability based on the numbers above rather than quality claims made by the companies that manufacture them. Certain types of appliances such as electric ranges, gas ranges, pro ranges, wall ovens, front load washers and front load washers tend to hold up over time regardless of brand. When conducting a head-to-head comparison, it is critical to look at the individual appliances.


Extending The Life Of Your Appliances

Regardless of how dependable an appliance is, when it does require repairs, you need a service technician that knows their stuff. Area Appliance Repair has been in business since 1958, with decades of experience to ensure your appliances are repaired well every single time.

Our highly trained and skilled technicians will help extend the life of your appliances with their meticulous work. They possess expertise in major brands including LG, Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung, Wolf, Kenmore, Amana and GE.

As a family-owned and operated company that has been serving Buffalo Grove and the surrounding areas for many years, we consider customer service a top priority. We show up for appointments on time, are transparent about all mechanical issues and associated costs and we will not begin working on your appliances until you approve the estimate we provide.

We are proud to share that we have been recognized with credentials including:

  • A+ BBB Rating
  • HomeAdvisor Screened, Approved & Awarded
  • Averaging A 4.7 Star Rating Online
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee On Parts & Labor For Up To 12 Months
  • We Are Green & Recycling All Parts
  • Association Of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Give us a call today at 847-459-8070 to experience the Area Appliance Service difference!

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