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post #16 of 38
Congrats on the kitchen, I like it icon_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

When we bought our house last year we gutted the kitchen and got a KA fridge, KA dishwasher, and KA double oven with a Dacor range. In the past year we've had a few issues with the oven (related to the control board) and one of the guides on the top rack of the dishwasher broke. No problems with the fridge or range.

I did a lot of research on the appliances, and apparently every manufacturer within our price range (~$10K for the appliances) has some quality problems so my advice would be to buy an extended warranty, and shop based on price and features.

Pics of the reno:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonkraft/sets/72157631460051924/
post #17 of 38
Thanks! The credit should go to my wife for making the design choices though. I was a little worried that it would be too white (and the open shelves took a little getting used to) but it gives us a lot of flexibility to add colors with accent pieces, plus there is contrast with the hardwood floors and bronze hardware. She was also able to see the potential of the existing kitchen, it was the original kitchen from when the house was built in 1957 and I was about ready to dismiss the property when we first saw it.

Even with the issues with the KA oven I wouldn't change any decisions about the appliance purchases or the kitchen design.
post #18 of 38
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Thanks for all the input.  I think I am going to buy the least expensive Whirlpool I see and get an extended warranty, which will equal what I paid for my Samsung.  

I definitely wouldn't get the least expensive dishwasher. While we were house hunting we lived in an apartment with a builder's grade (bare bones) dishwasher that was very loud and relatively small inside. It's worth it to pay a little more for quieter operation and a tall tub.
post #19 of 38

Beautiful kitchen, Jason.

post #20 of 38

My last dishwasher (that came with the house) was builder grade and it was so loud, we had to wait until bed to use it, because with our open floor plan, we couldn't talk or watch tv while it was running.

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post #21 of 38
Gorgeous kitchen!
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post #22 of 38

I love your kitchen, Jason.

 

When our inexpensive dishwasher kicked the bucket on us after two years, we shelled out a few extra bucks for a Bosch. Nice and quiet and does a great job.

post #23 of 38
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I definitely wouldn't get the least expensive dishwasher. While we were house hunting we lived in an apartment with a builder's grade (bare bones) dishwasher that was very loud and relatively small inside. It's worth it to pay a little more for quieter operation and a tall tub.

My husband talked me out of it.  We are going to get a Bosch.  If this one breaks, I'm bringing in an exorcist, because we have had some bad luck with appliances lately.

post #24 of 38
All my friends are lining up to get Bosch dishwashers. If you pay with an Amex you get an extra year of warranty over the manufacturers warranty FYI.
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post #25 of 38
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 Thanks for the info kikiandkyle!

post #26 of 38

Is it white marble that you used to replace the old tile countertop ?

post #27 of 38
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Is it white marble that you used to replace the old tile countertop ?

We initially wanted marble, but since it is prone to scratching and staining we chose quartz with a Carrera marble look:
http://www.silestoneusa.com/colors/color/lyra/
post #28 of 38
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I love quartz!  It's so pretty and not as pricey as granite and marble.

post #29 of 38
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My husband talked me out of it.  We are going to get a Bosch.  If this one breaks, I'm bringing in an exorcist, because we have had some bad luck with appliances lately.
We Put a Bosch dishwasher in when we built our house and I have been hammering it for the past 4 years, very quiet, efficient and works like a dream!
post #30 of 38
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I love quartz!  It's so pretty and not as pricey as granite and marble.

Actually quartz is priced similarly to higher-end granite and marble, so it's still pretty expensive.
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