Best Appliance Brands in 2024

Best Appliance Brands in Canada and USA

In the 1960s the 1980s Maytag ran an advertising series, with a Maytag man that was lonely named Jesse White, it featured the fact that the Maytag washing machines were so reliable, that he had no work to do. 

Well, that’s the old Maytag man. 

The new Maytag man is a little bit more like Walter White and Jesse, doing a little bit more than just being lonely, I am the one who knocks and repairs your appliance. Because I have 13 service calls today. 🙂

But anyway, this is a question I get asked quite a bit from the audience that I have.

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What should I buy? 

My appliance is broken, I don’t want to fix it! or I fix it? and I want to buy something else because of this one’s trash.

The truth is that appliances have gotten really bad over the years. 

I’ve been blogging on my website for about like two and a half years.

I’ve been doing appliance repair for five or six years.

They are really bad, new machines are not built like old machines are and unfortunately, they don’t build them as they used to Because well you’re not allowed to buy them anymore because of you know government walls.

Let’s talk for a little bit about what kind of appliances you should buy? – If you want to have them last.

I don’t really care for any specific brand, the truth is that there’s no perfect kitchen set that you’re going to buy.

So I’m going to have a few different suggestions, on what to buy and especially not to buy.

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Not To Buy

But there are a few different things you want to avoid when buying appliances.

So let’s go over everything one by one and talk about what you should look at buying.

Now my experience with all the different brands comes entirely from being a used appliance repair guy.

My opinion is based on what actually is either not going to break down because we don’t see it or not going to break down and cost you a whole lot of money because there’s a major life-ending problem there.


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Let’s go ahead and start with Top-Loading Washers.

Now for top-loading washing machines you only find them typically in North America, sometimes South America, and then the land down under in Australia.

The brands that I typically trust are restricted to North American brands. 

So I not going to talk a lot about Fisher & Paykel, just because I don’t deal with them a whole lot.

And of course, I have to start the page and talk about Speed Queen, a brand I’ve never talked about before, because we just don’t fix them, and the reason we don’t fix Speed Queen washers is, well they never break down.

Speed Queens are really really good commercial laundry machines, my brother, of course, has a laundromat and he has quite a few of them and they typically work for about 20 years under commercial conditions, and of course, speed queen brings those commercial washers to the residential market.

Now Speed Queens aren’t perfect they’ve actually had a lot of controversy over the past few years, they tried to introduce a high-efficiency, government-regulated model in the TR series washer and there were a lot of controversies, causing other YouTubers to lose their licenses or allegedly, lose their licenses with speed queen because they came out and said they didn’t like them.

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So if you buy a Speed Queen washer, the best one you want to look at is the TC5000 series, which is the old-school fully mechanical washer, now I’ve actually dealt with a few TR series washers before and they were really good too. But if you want something that’s going to last longer then I will get the TC series, and I will have a link for all the models I would suggest for TC5000.

By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. Click Here

So speed queen is definitely the best you’re going to get for a top load washer.

Consumer reports don’t think so because it doesn’t wash the best according to them.

But if you just want something that lasts it is the best of the best. They come with a five-year warranty and they’ve gone on sale before offering a 10-year warranty. 

But don’t expect it to come cheap. Those sets usually cost about twenty-five hundred dollars for the matching washer and dryer.

Now if you’re lucky to find one on a used market for a deal, it will last for a very long time. 

Now if you can’t find a speed queen said because they typically are for mom-and-pop stores, there are a few other ones.

 I at least like that we’ve dealt with it, that we do fix that breakdown.


Maytag makes the NV WP 575 GW and that is a five-year warranty, top load washing machine. 

Now, the secret to this washer, well if it’s a secret, it’s just the standard Whirlpool vertical modular washer.

Now, the catch with that one though is that it has a five-year warranty because it actually uses commercial grade parts. They are not the same parts of any other Whirlpool washer, they’re actually longer-lasting and better.

That five-year labor warranty means they’re on the hook if there are any screwups on that washer.

Everyone else has a one-year warranty which tells about what they trust on their washers.

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By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. Click Here

You can’t find them everywhere, but if you can find them, especially through Trail Appliance, or Coast Appliance, or Costco which is like all the links that I have, you still be able to find them and get that good warranty. They do come at a higher price but they will last longer. “ I’ve only had to deal with one in my entire career and it was because a squirrel got peanuts in through the belt drive, and it had dislodged the belt.”


Now if you can’t find that Maytag. I would suggest that Amana washer. I know that number by name because we’ve dealt with a lot of them: NTW 4516, is the model number for the basic standard plan, Amana washer. 

There’s nothing fancy about that washer it is a stripped-down Whirlpool VMW washer it has the basic gear case; it’s not going to last forever. You’re going to get between seven and 10 years out of that. Minor repairs may be here and there — it’s something you can do at home. We fix them a lot in the shop or people’s homes.

They don’t last forever,  But their prices do not last either, but they’ll get your clothes clean, but they won’t last forever. 

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By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. Click Here


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Now if you want something fancier and you want something with an impeller which I’m not really a fan of. 

Impeller base washers tend to have customers that overload them and when you overload the wash plate it can strip out the hub and cause a lot of problems much faster than a version with an agitator.

But if you insist on getting one Top Load Washing Machine.

I do like LG top load washing machines. They tend to be the best even beyond Whirlpool, Samsung, or any other brand. They tend to work really well. I’ve had really good interactions with fixing most of them. 

Again, you’re only going to get 7 to 10 years if you’re lucky, but they will last longer for the impeller version than the other brands out there. 

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By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. Click Here

Now when it comes to what to avoid.

  1. Samsung Washer 

The number one brand you want to avoid is Samsung. They’re garbage they tend to last 3 to 5 years and they tend to have major bearing and spider bracket problems. Once that happens the machine goes imbalanced and it will tell tear itself apart or either destroy the machine or you pay a technician like me, $400 to get it fixed and at that point, it is not worth it.

I hate Samsung washing machines with a passion, they’re awful, I mean I make a lot of money on them but I do not make a lot of satisfaction off of them because the machines just don’t work. 

  1. GE washer 

GE is another brand I’m not a fan of on top load washing machines. The front ones are good, but their top-loaders we have a lot of issues with. They are like a Great Value version of a whirlpool. The transmissions are oddly similar and so are the motors and all the interactions underneath, but I don’t think there may very well, and they tend to last between four and seven years anymore. 

Now the old ones were great. So were old whirlpools too, but they’re not built like there used to be so I tend to avoid them. 


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Front Load Washing Machines I Recommend.

Moving on to front load washing machines which are relevant really anywhere else in the world and of course, if you’re American or Canadian there’s if you think you’ve probably seen in the store and we use a few of them of course. 

The best brand I would like of course would again be Speed Queen. 

Speed Queen makes great front load washers, they’re in my brother’s laundry mat. They’re in laundry mats throughout the Canada and United States because they just work for a long time. 

I looked at their prices recently and they’re horrible. They are very expensive now if you have the money and it’s not a problem and you don’t want the inconvenience of it breaking down, then go get a Speed Queen. They are very very very reliable. 

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By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. Click Here


However, for the rest of us,

LG actually makes really good front load washers. They are probably my favorite. They are the favorite of most technicians even though there are foreign brands. LG just lasts really well. 

When we fix them they tend to be minor problems and there are things that are affordable to fix the best part about LG is you can actually get them at your local big-box store. 

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Most of the designs we talked about are a little bit rare and hard to come by especially for washing machines like your speed queen or your Maytag commercial.

But LG is you can find anywhere, and one thing about front loaders is that they are generally well built compared to top load washing machines you should get 7 to 10 years out of a standard pair. 

By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. Click Here


Now you’d get more out of an LG or maybe even a GE front load washer which GE makes some really good ones with the GT W, 8500 series. I like how their belts despite the fact that they’re no longer an American company. 

By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. Click Here

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Whirlpool also makes good front load washing machines with their duet series. I’ll have a link to that as well. 

By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. 


But the brand I avoid is Samsung and Samsung is by far the worst brand you can deal with. 

We have terrible terrible problems dealing with her spider brackets. They will run perfectly for three years maybe even five years and then all of a sudden they start shaking because they’ve eaten themselves up from the inside and none the wiser — and they just explode on you and you end up paying $500 to fix the spider bracket, or you’ll spend four hours fixing it and maybe you’ll get a few more years out of them, but they have systemic issues and I’ve never – 

I’d recommend them to someone I hate 😉 so if I hate you, get a Samsung, but if I don’t hate you get anything else, anything else is better than a Samsung.


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Also, while we’re at washing machines, let’s talk about stackable units. 

Stackable washers and dryers. I do not like one-piece washers and dryers from GE or Frigidaire or anyone else that claims to make a good one anymore.

One-piece units used to be great, Kenmore made a perfect one, that was made by Frigidaire they last forever, Whirlpool, if you’re not in Canada or the United States, Whirlpool still makes a great one-piece unit, but I don’t think they make it here, I’ve seen them in the Philippines and some other countries if you overseas get one, their amazing, but if you’re in the Canada or United States just by a front loader set and stack it.

LG, whirlpools, GE they’re all going to work really well and be more reliable, pain in the butt if you have to fix them but they’re actually gonna work way better than a one-piece unit.

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Now another option is the LG stack unit, which is one piece stackable that’s really just a redressed front load washing machine and dryer. 

Techs have been really skeptical about those but so far so good. They seem to just be your standard LG that lasts 10 to 15 years in a different form. 

So I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here


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Now let’s talk dryers for a minute. 

Now I really don’t care about dryers or the fact you’re going to buy whatever you buy that matches the washing machine you like, so just get the dryer that you like that matches your washer. 

Now if you want cheap and easy and that’s all you care about,

Just go get an Aama or Whirlpool front load dryer, with the console on top and a vent that looks like this. This is going to be in the upper right corner of that dryer and it’s going to do the cheapest best working dry you’re going to find on the market. It’s built off a 1960 Heritage machine. They haven’t changed the design a whole lot over the past 60 years. You can get parts for them, I’m not saying they are built to last as long as they were with manufacturing techniques from the 90s or early 2000’s but they’re cheap, easy and they tend to work just as good as anything and they do not cost you a lot of money that’s what I would use.

I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here

Amana-dryer

And yes even Samsung dryers are okay.

Well, they’re still the worst on the list, but you’re still gonna get 7 to 10 years out of any dryer. 

Really the secret of a dryer that is long-lasting isn’t the name brand it’s going to be how you take care of it.

See that lint fill that I had, you need to clean that out after every load and also check the vent behind your machine and whatever ductwork goes into the wall. That is going to affect the longevity of your dryer more than anything else than the name brand. 

It doesn’t matter the name brand as much as it is that you take care of it. 

If you have a clean vent you should get 20 years out of most machines. The number of machines we deal with from the 80s and 90s even the 70s that are dryers is insane some people understand how to maintain them and they last forever, and yours will last a long time if you maintain it too.


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Now let’s talk about stoves for just a few minutes. 

Stoves tend to last a long amount of time without a lot of difficulties or at least in my experience. 

Now your element will go out every so often, which I have repair videos on, but you should get 10 to 12 years out of most name brands. 

The key to most stoves is don’t use self-clean. Self-clean will degrade your oven rapidly it will make your oven run at 5 to 600° and eventually it will blow fuses also because of the elements and a lot of other issues. You want to avoid that at all costs. Use Easy-off, use your hands and feet 😉 to clean that stove off, and it will last a whole lot longer. 

Now when it comes to electric stoves the brands I tend to like are GE and Whirlpool and to some extent Frigidaire, your basic three. 

They make really good stoves and I haven’t had many problems with them. 

LG’s are also decent but a little too fancy now that I’ve seen a few problems with the boards but if you really want to have one and insist, they’re fine.

Even Samsung’s are okay they’re still the worst I’ve ever dealt with but they’re still okay. 

Now when it comes to coil tops versus glass tops versus inductions, 

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I have a glass top stove and never had any issues. The secret with a glass top stove is just don’t put anything heavy in the cabinets above it. Don’t put a heavy iron skillet above and you’re gonna be okay with them.

I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here

Now for induction stones.

I would possibly avoid the major American brands that are lower-end and cheaper.

The PC drives on them are very boutique and very expensive you may want to go with the more expensive brand like a Bosch if you’re going to want to get something very reliable.

It’s going to be a lot more money but I don’t know if induction stones are really ready for mass-market yet, at least in the Canada or US, due to cheap resistors, capacitors, and relays. I would be very skeptical about how long they’re going to last without a major board failure.

I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here

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And for gas stoves, they’re going to be very similar. 

They’re going to be even more reliable than electric stoves.

Now, most brand centers were very well, some brands have expensive parts like LG or Samsung but there are a lot of hacks and you can check my website you will know what to buy to make it cheap if you have to fix them. 

By following this link it will give you an idea of the specific appliance specifications such as price, size, and other important details but this should be used as a reference point and you can do your own due diligence about where it’s best to buy for price and warranty guarantees. 

I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here

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Now let’s talk about refrigerators, just for a while. 

Because refrigerators are very very dicey units.

The truth is the most important thing you can do for a long-lasting refrigerator isn’t what brand you pick, it’s whether or not you have an ice maker in the refrigerator cabin.

God did not mean for icemakers to be put in refrigerator cabinets or if not God, Isaac Newton because the reality is when you take a very cold icemaker and put it in a warm cabinet it causes all kinds of problems, and your reliability will plummet. There are not many brands if any brands that I found that make good icemakers in the refrigerator cabinet. They will only all have failures. I make good make money off of Samsung’s but every brand sucks and I would avoid it at all costs.

Just get a standalone icemaker or get one in the freezer where it’s already cold. 

The warm moist air in the refrigerator doesn’t have to fight against the cold dry icemaker cabinet. 

That’s the biggest advice you’re ever going to get. 

The next piece of advice is the simpler you put it, including the icemaker, the better the fridge is going to be.

Get a stripped-down basic cheap model from the brand that you like, and it should work way better.

Now for specific brands though I do have a few favorites. I really like Frigidaire’s FF RTA TVW 3 because that’s what I own. 

It is a fully mechanical top freezer refrigerator. 

It is not flashy, it is not the most energy-efficient they ever made but there is nothing on there that I can’t fix for about $20 in parts. There is no electronic board in it, it has a manual default timer and unless the compressor destroys itself, I’m never gonna replace that refrigerator and Frigidaire is pretty good overall for any other type of refrigerator style as well. 

I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here

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Now another brand that I really like is GE refrigerators.

They are very very well recommended among the tech circles. When you decide to go get even a really fancy one like something from the café line, they do have problems, but the problems are not that expensive.

The particular brand you want to buy is GE Adora, which offers a two-year warranty.

I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here

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Whirlpools are also okay

When you get the more basic refrigerators. 

The best fridge to Buy Link here

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Maytag is reliable fridge

For side-by-side refrigerators, I like the Maytag and if it doesn’t have anything in the door between the ice or the water, MSS 25 HK NZ is a really good one anything from Whirlpool that’s side-by-side without water and ice even the water and ice on side-by-sides are fine because of the freezers. 

Whirlpool, Maytag, and GE are probably the best.

The Best fridge to Buy Link here

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Bosch Fridge is The Best

If you want a French door, Bosch makes a really good French door as well. They are not cheap but they are very very well recommended and the fact that I’ve never had to fix one. 

I see them quite often and they work great, but make sure if you get indoor water in the French door it’s actually inside the refrigerator not inside the door because it will last a whole lot longer and you’ll be a whole lot happier. It’s not as ergonomic but it will last a lifetime. 

The Best fridge to Buy Link here

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Brands that I avoid unquestionably are LG and then to a lesser degree even Samsung. 

Avoid LG Refrigerators

LG refrigerators have terrible terrible compressors and they have for about 10 years now. 

Now allegedly one day LG will fix their compressor and when they fix their linear compressor it will be the best refrigerator on the market, but until they do, your machine tends to fail.

The warranty – but you’ll be out of a fridge for a while. Now someone in the comments will probably say, “Hey, they fixed the linear compressor.” And if they did great. That would make them probably the best on the market but until I see that as proof from techs that complain about them every day, no. 

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Avoid Samsung Refrigerator

Samsung’s oddly enough is even better than LG’s, but overall they have a lot of small problems, that you’ll get with their icemakers or evaporator panels, happen all the time.

Click here to see your Samsung problems. 

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Finally, let’s talk dishwashers 

Dishwashers there’s only one brand, and one recommendation I’ll make, which is a Bosch next series either 500 or 800, 800 is the best.

It’s the only brand technicians will use. It is the only brand they will ever allow in their house. It is the Speed Queen of your dishwasher. If Speed Queen made a dishwasher, the Bosch series is great. they are quiet, they are perfect, and they are very expensive.

I would definitely suggest those link here

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Quick Tip – If you decide to buy a bosch dishwasher, make sure the dishwasher does not come with a water softener because they tend to leak and it’s hard to find where the leak is coming from. Also, make sure there is a drain tray underneath the dishwasher, this will save your floor if your dishwasher will leak.

Now if you can’t afford that, I don’t know what to tell you, probably a Frigidaire or Whirlpool that’s basic and cheap especially if you have the stainless steel tub but you’re not going to save a lot of money going cheap on a dishwasher.

I would definitely suggest those and again I’ll have a link here


In my house, I use my hands to wash the dishes or the better option is to use the kids.


And I think that’s it so far for this page today guys. I hope I gave you some recommendations. I may have glossed over a few things because I’ve never done a page like this. So all the suggestions I have linked. Now if you buy it from Trail Appliance or Coast Appliance, they ship to you. I just have an affiliate link I’ve never actually like got paid for them and all the opinions on this page are my own.

I use my hands to wash the dishes

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