Appliances You Should Never Buy

Appliances You Should Never Buy

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Unfortunately, there are appliances you shouldn’t buy. Some are cleverly marketed, so you won’t know until they have taken residence in your kitchen or laundry room. Then it’s too late. Having a framework of what not to do will bring you closer to a functional and well-designed kitchen. In this video, you will learn about the top appliances to avoid. You also see some worthy alternates to consider.

Many of these problems are annoying yet manageable. Air frying modes, for example, don’t work, but the rest of the stove functions do. Having a super quiet yet expensive dishwasher is not the end of the world. I can always say that the steam oven will add to my resale. It’s also a great place to hide my daughter’s chocolate bears. We never use it, so she doesn’t think to look.

However, choosing the wrong cooking appliance and ventilation is a big problem. Plan those well, as they will go a long way to enjoying your kitchen and the rest of your home.


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0:00 Intro
0:37 Extra Quiet Dishwashers
1:07 30-Inch Dual Fuel Pro Ranges
1:51 Ranges with Air Frying Mode
2:29 Anything You Won’t Use
2:54 Black Stainless-Steel
3:37 Combo Washers and Dryers
4:21 Downdraft Vents
5:04 Key Takeaways


  1. Ellen Kraminski on August 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Don’t buy any Samsung products 🤦‍♀️😢

  2. Dexter Lanning on August 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    I watched a YouTube video reviewing dedicated air fryers vs convection ovens and the reviewer could barely tell the difference between the two.

  3. Ren Le Beau Monde NYC on August 29, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I disagree we have the Miele Downdraft and we love it, not only is it beautiful but it is extremely functional and works wonderfully it is one of my favorite appliances in our Modern Smart Home Kitchen.

  4. Sweet Stuff on August 29, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you, the dishwasher part was very helpful!

  5. raatroc on August 29, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    My opinion. Buy the cheapest you can find (they probably do not in invest in planned obsolescence).

  6. Christian G Chris G on August 29, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Hello ! Thx for your advice, I really appreciate it . Personally ,I live in Quebec Canada, ( French subtitle would be great , cuz 8M or so are a French native) and English I might be difficult to understand everything .
    I’m moving next week,and here it comes often that the dishwasher is included in the transaction.. I also deal for a Maytag refrigerator French door and ice maker. I love it.
    Samsung appliances, if the service is equal as their TV, your in big big troubla. Had issues with them, for not buying them next time. My Samsung induction, not easy to have service., and much easier calling small entreprise to have service call. , the induction system makes me feel like go extra time for having what you want to be cook. They are for the window oven cleaning ,really bad. So bad , that Samsung won’t be anymore in futur appliances.
    I have to say that I was really impressed with the GE ,almost as the top of your list. GE, for many peoples is considerate like a basic appliances ,and they come like bottom of list to consider the trust or of the Cie . When you go to friend’s who have GE, it’s like you haven’t paid much for your appliances, and you may have issues in the next few years . But reality , they work well, I don’t. know why it’s consider so bad having GE ,specially refrigerator …

  7. William Quilitzsch on August 29, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    A service tech once told me to never use the steam setting on the dryer. It seems to kill the electronics due to corrosion.

  8. Whatever on August 29, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    30" Cafe oven 7500.00 Air frying works perfect.. Thermador gas stove 5 burner. Center burner 50,000 Btu.. 2,500.00 works awesome.. if you cannot afford great stuff.. oh well. Just a fact. No cook or chef ever cooked with an induction stove ever.. Is always with gas

  9. petermaz on August 29, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Interesting, and convincing! Well done.

  10. racekar80 on August 29, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Sorry I have a Bosch and it is the best I have ever seen, never rinse, never wash dishes before putting in the washer, super quiet.

  11. Chuck Gates on August 29, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Dont buy smart frig..

  12. Joe Yelda on August 29, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Nice Presentation and especially from the sales floor As a 40 year servicer of Sub Zero/Wolf and Speed Queen(factory authorized) and formerly the Whirlpool family I agree that there are some appliances that are not worth buying Well done and you are echoing comments from the service industry that I have been telling customers for years Thanks Joe

  13. mtnbiker014 on August 29, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Good quick review of several appliance tips.

  14. Mamma Squirrel on August 29, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    For scratches on black stainless take a fine point black Sharpie and very carefully fill in. Not perfect but it helps to make scratches less noticeable. I really love the look of black stainless in the kitchen and it is much easier to clean than plain stainless.

  15. dcgrrl321 on August 29, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Useful information. This is a 10!

  16. Linda Mulhall on August 29, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    While downdraft is hazardous to your health a Jennair range is okay? What?

  17. Tressa on August 29, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    So now I’m very concerned. I have a 30” dual fuel Wolf on order. Won’t be in until November. Should I switch it out for a straight gas. It’s still doable if I act quickly

  18. Paul Janssen on August 29, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    And I will say this a dual range stove is a great thing to have propane or natural gas gives you more accurate heat for cooking on the top but electric oven is a no-brainer good even Heating and no carbon dioxide poisoning we are cooking at 24-pound Turkey all them pies we had this happen one Thanksgiving when we were cooking that 24-pound turkey with a bunch of Pies we had to open the back door to get some fresh air in the house people were starting to fall asleep

  19. Joseph Stevens on August 29, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Steve – what is your opinion on those range hoods that capture the particulate and vents the air back into the room. I have one of these units in my microwave, which is located directly over the range.

  20. Jim W on August 29, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    My father bought a slightly used, combination washer/dryer in 1964 to use as a dryer only; we had a washer. He got it very cheap. Lint was a problem. It would build up and interfere with the operation. It was very hard to remove the lint from the machine. He junked it. So, they still have not solved the lint problem!

  21. sunalwaysshinesonTVs on August 29, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Please, please, please… stop using the overly-used, every-damn-Youtube-channel, ubiquitously repetitive [ha, get it?], "Let’s get started".

  22. Bruce Solomon on August 29, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks Steve

  23. Jeff Stanley on August 29, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    My appliance repairman told me the appliances never to buy were LG and Samsung. I have had two bad Samsung products and have never owned an LG.

  24. Wendy Robson on August 29, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you muchly!

  25. Jack Andrews on August 29, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Biggest tip, don’t by something that has a "new technology " ie. Samsung waterwall dishwashers, or LG Linear drive compressors are both distsasters that they’re trying to figure out still years later. If you don’t get extended warranty you’ll be left with a hefty repair bill. Manufacturers are overenginering and making appliances beyond gimmicky nowadays for little not no added benefit. I’m a service tech and most stuff I work on is less than 6 years old.

    Also, don’t buy built in microwave/oven combos. Everyone regrets it when it comes time to repair and replace. Keep them separate.

  26. Lucy Jensen on August 29, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    You provide the best, easy to understand, concise reviews. Thank you!

  27. datsuntoyy on August 29, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I eat a lot of steamed vegetables. I do the stove top pot with tray steamer method nearly daily. I want a steamer oven, my wife just wants a speed oven/microwave and regular oven. Is there an option that has speed/steam/microwave combo? I’ve seen a couple of full size wall ovens that have steam options but with the extra size comes extra time. Currently with my portable induction, from the time I hit on to the time I’m eating my broccoli is 10 minutes. what do you recommend?

  28. Boston BestEats on August 29, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Definitely learn how to use your steam (combi) oven. It will revolutionize your cooking

  29. James Penn on August 29, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I wish I would have watched this before buying my appliances

  30. BBR2 on August 29, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I bought my oven I’m 1987. Still going strong.

  31. P S Newey on August 29, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Another point you might like to make is…washer dryers…the wash part can take ( for example ) a 9lb wash load but they dont tell you it wont "go" into Dry mode if the load is over 6lbs… wake up and your loads still only sun dry…so you need to remove a part of the wash order to get the "dryer" to work… Not Fun !

  32. glasslinger on August 29, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Beware of Whirlpool refrigerators! The one I have has no suction relief vent! When loading your groceries and close the door the suction is so bad you can’t open the door again for a minute until the suction bleeds away! ULTRA MADDENING! (trick: Reach into the ice maker chute with your finger and lift the flap to relieve the suction.)

  33. Bruce Baum on August 29, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Here in Canada you can’t always buy WHITE, as far as I’m concerned its the only color to get stainless is so yesterday.

  34. MURRAY on August 29, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    buy, borrow, steal a copy of CR annual report booklet. worth every penny or effort.

  35. mrgold35 on August 29, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I did black GE stainless appliances and it looks soooo good with the oil rubbed bronze cabinet pulls/knobs, faucets, and hanging light over the island. Willing to take the chance on scratches and none so far after 18 months. Second the recommendation of induction stove top! Heats faster, cools sooner, almost a zero fire hazard, and clean up is a wet soapy rag in seconds after a spills for a spotless factory new top. You can put a paper towel under a pot and boil water (try that with gas or electric). Most I do is use a mixture of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dishwashing soap for any stains on induction burner that got burned on between the pot and element. You just have to get induction pots/pans and get use to the electronic sounds of the induction stove top.

  36. 2fathomsdeeper on August 29, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Stay away from anything digital other than a count down timer!

  37. karen j cosme on August 29, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    he’s back!

    thank you for these timely tips.

  38. RickMakes on August 29, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    One advantage to dual fuel over all electric is that it will work in a power outage. That being said, a cheap camp stove would work fine in a pinch.

  39. Chickenhead on August 29, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Infrared dryer

  40. Ioncandi on August 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    NEVER buy a Samsung Washer or Dryer. The washer won’t wash more than 6 pieces of clothing and will continuously leave water soaked in the clothes so we have to wring them out by hand and then use the spin cycle alone. The dryer NEVER gets hot. It’s highest temperature is lukewarm. Have to hang up my clothes to air dry. Really annoying with underwear hanging all over the knobs every week.

  41. Jeff Connor on August 29, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    I have a Dacor built in column fridge and separate freezer. The fridge has failed three times in three years! Had to throw out all my food three times! Dacor refuses to replace and is a complete nightmare to deal with! I would never buy this unit again. What are you to do when it lasts only 6 months after last repair before quitting. I would have ripped it out already if I did have to buy both units and rebuild the space for other units! DO NOT BUY THIS FRIDGE AND FREEZER UNITS!

  42. Shelis Shepp-Nduom on August 29, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Glad I stumbled across this video, you just saved me thousands.

  43. K. Jones on August 29, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Very helpful video! Thank you.

  44. Saiyed Akhtar on August 29, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    The point on combo washer and dryer missed out the consideration for people who live in apartments which space is a premium. His advice would be true if you have your own house. Combo washer and dryers are popular in Europe and Asia due to space constraints. Plus combo washer and dryers in Asia where they are used more.

  45. John Stancliff on August 29, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    and that’s why I stayed with the GE brand…. simple and effective.

  46. Douglas X on August 29, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    I’m not sure about this video.  

    First, dual fuel is great. Nothing beats the accuracy of an electric oven and I would not place an induction cooktop on anything that can get that hot. I don’t care if it’s Miele or not. You are asking for problems. In my opinion, for a 30-inch range with an electric oven and gas cooktop is still the best. A lot of people do not have induction-ready cookware. And remember, if you have a non-stick pan that’s induction capable, I guarantee that you’ll be throwing it away in a year. I have induction and gas. I never use induction with non-stick. It just destroys it.
    Secondly, I couldn’t live without my steam oven. From steaming eggs to roasting chicken with 30% steam. There’s no dryness happening here. In fact, I use my steam oven for just about everything. Even making yoghurt. Everything comes out perfect. When it comes to fish, it knocks it out of the park. I barely use my standard electric wall oven anymore.

    I will agree that black stainless and downdrafts are the worst. Actually, only to be eclipsed by drawer microwaves and pot fillers.

    And nice choice of having The Galley sink and faucet in your kitchen. Those things are simply excellent.

  47. johnnyjustbecause on August 29, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Induction top stoves are garbage when they break. Very very expensive for just the part. Some of the units are a lot labour to take apart and replace the board. Regular glass top works just fine and way cheaper and easier to repair.


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  49. 60gregma on August 29, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    My grandmother had a washer/dryer combo in the early 60. It was nothing but trouble and she got rid of it Tout de suite. Funny how after nearly 60 years they still don’t have this right. Also, I will never buy appliances from LG or Samsung. They are known for electronics, not mechanical things. Funny but a lot of appliances used to be made by car companies. Kelvinator (Nash then AMC) Frigidaire (GM), Franklin, which built products under several names (Studebaker). International Harvester was even in the game. When your refrigerator or washing machine was built like a car (prior to the early 80s) it was going to last.

  50. Terry Boots on August 29, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    LOL last time I was visiting friends in England, I used the combo washer/dryer. (Very popular over there, mostly due to space issues.) A week’s worth of socks, underwear, and tee shirts took five hours!

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