Appliances You Shouldn't Buy in 2023

Appliances You Shouldn't Buy in 2023

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Join us for an updated look at the 12 appliances you should NOT buy for your kitchen! We’re discussing where we may have been wrong in our past videos and adding some new products to avoid.

Discover why downdraft cooktops, extra quiet dishwashers, and relabeled expensive brands are just a few examples of appliances that aren’t worth the investment. Learn about the latest in Smart technology and why it’s finally worth considering. Explore color trends, the Air Fry/Air Sous Vide cycles, and the pros and cons of the Family Hub. Don’t make a costly mistake in your kitchen renovation in 2023!


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0:00 Intro
0:38 Where I Was Wrong
1:16 Air Fry/Air Sous Vide
1:32 Samsung Bespoke
1:59 Samsung FamilyHub
2:19 Samsung Flex Duo
2:35 Black Stainless Steel
3:14 Extra Quiet Dishwashers
3:38 Extra Large Laundry
4:05 Relabeled Expensive Brands
4:36 Appliances You Won’t Use
4:49 Combo Washers and Dryers
5:25 Single Evaportator Refrigerators
6:20 Pro-Style Ranges
6:56 Banning Gas Ranges
7:41 Over-The-Range Microwaves
8:17 Downdrafts
8:54 Not Venting/Recirculating Hoods


  1. kdockrey on February 25, 2023 at 5:48 am

    Another great video! Re: Induction Cooking In my area finding an electrician to install a new / upgraded panel is not a problem. Finding the parts (electrical panel, meter, breakers, etc)is the challenge. I just installed a 200 amp panel for this new construction that includes Induction and all electric appliances except for the tankless water heater. It took over 3.5 months to find all the parts. Of course, it took 2.5 months for the power company to approve the location of the panel. SMH. I’m looking forward to playing with the Wolf induction cooktop that is being installed. Btw, I bought the Sub zero/Wolf/Asko suite of appliances cooktop 16 months ago.

    It is not my primary residence. After I play with these appliances, I’m going to plan the renovation of my primary home’s kitchen.

  2. Bob on February 25, 2023 at 5:49 am

    Appliances loaded with electronic wizardry that you can control with your phone app may seem appealing, but how many of these features will you really need and use? Like all complex devices, they will sometimes go sour, perhaps disabling your appliance. Finding a competent repairman won’t be easy, and most often the repair will be very expensive. I’m quite happy with my dumb, uncomplicated kitchen appliances.

  3. AndrewX192 on February 25, 2023 at 5:50 am

    What happened to counter depth refrigerators?

  4. Joseph Khoury on February 25, 2023 at 5:54 am

    Great video. Are there genuine differences between Electrolux, Frigidaire Professional, and Frigidaire Gallery appliances, especially refrigerators?

  5. Yale Appliance on February 25, 2023 at 5:55 am
  6. Frances Curry on February 25, 2023 at 5:56 am

    Rapid speech a little hard to follow

  7. Brad Armstrong on February 25, 2023 at 5:57 am

    Thanks for taking the time to make this video — I learned something from it.

  8. Grant on February 25, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Will you be covering the GE Profile combo washer/dryer when it releases and see if it follows the rule of thumb of this video? I saw it in the KBIS video and it makes me very excited since my current laundry area is in a cramped space so consolidating is worth the cost.

  9. evan weiner on February 25, 2023 at 6:02 am

    The ban is referring more to new builds for developers. That is what the gas range ban is referring too. The grid can easily I mean easily handle electric and induction ranges and cooktops. Remember a majority already use electric, so not a huge deal to stop New builds. Major cities have already started the "ban."

  10. Lyle Francis Delp on February 25, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Samsung ANYTHING.

  11. TheRacerRich on February 25, 2023 at 6:07 am

    Induction may be faster, but there is nothing quite like cooking in copper on gas. I will always be the sole defender of the dual fuel range, but I know I am the unusual case – I have only ever used an oven for baking.

  12. Cyrus Quinones on February 25, 2023 at 6:08 am

    But what if I don’t have a choice for size of stove 30 inch is the opening and like dual oven????

  13. ThiccDaddy on February 25, 2023 at 6:12 am

    As a appliance technician, I could say these informational videos are pretty fantastic and accurate

  14. Eric Levnson on February 25, 2023 at 6:12 am

    What about a downdraft that vents to the outside?

  15. David R on February 25, 2023 at 6:15 am


  16. im1dc on February 25, 2023 at 6:15 am

    I agree with Bob in the comments, high tech is NOT the way to go, simple has and does work,. As far as I know cooking/heating with gas never hurt anyone and if it did why is the USA sending LNG to other countries? Beware of government bureaucrats telling you what is good for you and especially those who force you to do what they want you to do ‘for your own good.’ FYI, the electrical gird is not reliable, is vulnerable to terrorism, and as in all things Murphy Law applies, especially in regard to price.

  17. spektrograf on February 25, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Great video, as always! I appreciate the ongoing updates.👍

  18. Robert Sanders on February 25, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Awesome job as always!

  19. Luis Molina on February 25, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Any kitchen remodel will requires a range hood vented to the exterior, at least in CA. (Enforcement may vary based on jurisdiction but it is the law statewide)

  20. It's Me on February 25, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Outstanding video. I appreciate the time, effort and energy you put into your videos. Thank you.

  21. Connie Steinlicht on February 25, 2023 at 6:24 am

    So I don’t understand,it’s ok to buy a dual fuel range in a larger size but not the 30 inch?? Why?

  22. David Lopez on February 25, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Really appreciate these videos. I was initially looking at one of those $4,000 pro-looking ranges, but found your videos, did more research and found that it only gave me the look and one powerful burner, and like you mentioned no service network at all. I don’t think I will regret delaying my purchase and saving up for a Wolf. Thank you!

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