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Shoppers Adore This Major Home Appliance Brand

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Consumers who recently purchased major appliances give one brand especially high marks in nearly every category, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Appliance Satisfaction Study.

The study evaluated customer satisfaction with 11 types of major appliances for the laundry room and kitchen. Samsung swept the laundry appliance categories, ranking highest in all three, and took the top spot in six of eight kitchen appliance categories.

In the other two categories, LG took the top spot and Samsung came in second.

The 2021 rankings are based on customer satisfaction scores, which were determined based on evaluations from more than 21,000 people who had purchased home appliances in the prior year.

Finding the best appliances to buy is no easy task. You have to look for the right price range with the features you want. J.D. Power’s list of top appliance brands can help you find a good company to buy from. People often consider energy-saving machines as this is another major way to save money with a lighter electric bill.

The best kitchen appliance brands

J.D. Power’s study included eight types of major kitchen appliances. In each of these categories, no more than a few brands earned above-average customer satisfaction scores. They are as follows.

Cooktops

  • Samsung — overall customer satisfaction score of 896 out of 1,000 points
  • LG — 893

Freestanding ranges

  • LG — 898
  • Samsung — 881

Wall ovens

  • Samsung — 901
  • KitchenAid — 889
  • LG — 889

Over-the-range microwaves

  • Samsung — 892

Dishwashers

  • Samsung — 882
  • KitchenAid — 881
  • LG — 877
  • Bosch — 870

French-door refrigerators

  • Samsung — 880
  • LG — 875

Side-by-side refrigerators

  • Samsung — 887
  • LG — 876

Top-mounted freezer, two-door refrigerators

  • LG — 871
  • Samsung — 865

The best laundry appliance brands

J.D. Power’s study included three types of laundry appliances. In each of these categories, only one or two brands earned above-average customer satisfaction scores. They are as follows.

Front-load clothes washers

  • Samsung — overall customer satisfaction score of 887 out of 1,000 points

Top-load clothes washer

  • Samsung — 878
  • LG — 863

Clothes dryer

  • Samsung — 886

To see all of the brands included in the study and how they rank, check out J.D. Power’s report. The rankings start on Page 3.

The best place to buy appliances

If you’re in the market for a new appliance, consider checking out the options at your local Best Buy store first. The chain earned the highest customer satisfaction score — 865 out of 1,000 points — in the final category of J.D. Power’s appliance study: appliance retailers.

The only other retailer to earn an above-average customer satisfaction score in this category was Home Depot, with 852 out of 1,000 points.

Menards (848), Lowe’s (847) and Sears (821) all earned below-average scores.

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