The Most Reliable Appliance Brands for 2022

The Most Reliable Appliance Brands for 2022

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Service is a problem in this industry and by far the biggest department at Yale.

In this video, you will learn about the most reliable appliance brands for 2022 based on over 40,000 service calls completed by our service department just last year. However, reliability isn’t just about buying an appliance that will never need service, it’s about buying from an appliance dealer that services what they sell, or from a brand that has competent service technicians in your area.

If you buy a whole kitchen, there is a good chance you will need service. Bosch, Thermador, and GE’s lines have the best technician support and part availability, at least in Boston. Your area could be different.

Most appliance brands, unlike automobile manufacturers, offer minimal service. Finding competent service should be part of your buying decision, along with price, installation, and delivery.

However, depending on where you live, you should not buy or consider some of the brands on this list because they have little or no service when there is a problem.


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0:00 Intro
1:40 Speed Queen
2:01 KitchenAid
2:22 Miele
2:59 Thermador
3:24 Maytag
3:44 GE Appliances
4:19 Liebherr
4:41 Gaggenau
5:05 GE Profile
5:34 LG
6:10 Key Takeaways


  1. MyCvid on October 17, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Really surprised NOT to see Whirlpool on the list. My 22 year old side-by-side Whirlpool frig just got forced out of commission because the company decided not to continue producing the main thermostat. After 22 years of service, we decided to replace it with another Whirlpool (large French door model). We are hoping for anything close to the reliability of our old frig! Any comments or feedback is appreciated.

  2. SeanPerrin on October 17, 2022 at 5:42 am

    This guy has the best voice on YouTube.

  3. Braxton Lefler on October 17, 2022 at 5:49 am

    LG is by far the worst! I am a service tech and service every brand, we work on LG way more than any other brand

  4. Pete Holloway on October 17, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Yes digital on GE not reliable

  5. Charlotte Rogers on October 17, 2022 at 5:50 am

    My comment is about Yale Appliance: I am so appreciative that you put this information out at no charge. I have found myself having to pay for a subscription to CReports every time I need another appliance. So, I thank you for this information….just wish you were in Louisiana!

  6. S B on October 17, 2022 at 5:51 am

    my all whirlpool gold appliances have been flawless for 9+ years now. bought them at a great price at sears. way less $$ than german appliances. i wouldn’t even think of buying lucky goldstar appliances, that’s just dumb.

  7. G K on October 17, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Looking at the ge cafe series gas stove and matching counter flush fridge are they good appliances ✌️🇨🇦

  8. Dakota Hill on October 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Laundry ge is good but only when not digital thats mainly with anything i find myself repairing….DONT GET THE FANCY ONE PEOPLE

  9. round two on October 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    I took your advice and called local, appliance repairs. Do you agree with them? So far, they said the least repairs goes to
    Bosch and KitchenAid for dishwashers and
    Maytag, Frigidaire, and KitchenAid for refrigerators.

  10. idmhead0 on October 17, 2022 at 5:56 am

    What about Whirlpool? Too unreliable to make the list, or, you don’t carry or service them?

  11. summer time on October 17, 2022 at 5:57 am

    What if im buying to send to the islands which only has private service technicians. Which brand of kitchen appliance is most reliable and may need servicing?

  12. skyline on October 17, 2022 at 5:59 am

    What’s your take on Electrolux ?

  13. Gary Sekinger on October 17, 2022 at 6:04 am

    Is Thermador really better than Wolf? That is surprising.

  14. Dale Pritchard on October 17, 2022 at 6:05 am

    So I’m on the right track with considering a GE Profile package. Enjoyed the information. Thanks ❗❗❗

  15. Pete Holloway on October 17, 2022 at 6:05 am

    Speed Queen excellent the new ones in laundry credit card sys doesn’t work well

  16. Tim Wainwright on October 17, 2022 at 6:08 am

    Pretty surprised to see a mention of LG fridges on any "top" list there compressor screw up is probably the most common repair I see or hear about plus instead of acknowledging they screwed up and recalling the problem they only extended the compressor warranty leaving the customer with a pretty heavy repair bill for cutting the new compressor in. LG fridges as much as I can tell, are a time bomb.

  17. g. lee on October 17, 2022 at 6:14 am

    I thought GE was now owned by Haier??

  18. mretaoin1 on October 17, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Why is it that automobiles are faster, safer, and far more reliable than they were thirty years ago, but appliances have gotten worse? My refrigerator is from 1993 and runs perfectly. Are there any new refrigerators that I can expect to run into the 2050s?

  19. Veganjedi97 on October 17, 2022 at 6:17 am

    I bought a Samsung fridge this year I’m hoping it wasn’t a mistake

  20. Mark Waller on October 17, 2022 at 6:18 am

    About to pull the trigger on a Samsung Refrigerator 85533. I had a Samsung before that I loved as long as I took a hairdryer to the ice maker once a month. I’ve been told that when the ice maker is in the lower rather than the upper section that shouldn’t be a problem. We are also looking at a SS range, dishwasher and microwave. Any thoughts? Warnings? Live in SoCal. By the way, love you channel. Well done!

  21. Mark Scully on October 17, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Do you have any reviews regarding induction ranges ?

  22. Jesse C on October 17, 2022 at 6:21 am

    could you please do a video on most reliable cooktops, ovens, dishwashers, fridges etc over a 5 to 10 year period?

  23. laraffinee on October 17, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Bosch is pretty darn good in my book. Also, from what I understand, Speed Queen does NOT make them like they used to. A couple of years ago, people were scrambling to get the last of the original made versions before the new, less sturdy designs came out.

  24. Ann Hutcheson on October 17, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Funny about the LG dishwashers. Bought one as a replacement for the GE lost in a catastrophic total loss wildfire. The dishwasher cost $1200 and take 2.5 hours to complete its cycle, using no heat element, relying on hot water and obscene amounts of Jet Dry to get the dishes dry. Can’t stand this dishwasher and miss the old GE which did a fabulous job in spite of being over 8 years old. When rebuilding our contents after the fire, we went with LG across the board. Kitchen, laundry, TV/electronics. BAD decision. Should have researched each item and purchased accordingly.

  25. triaxe / MMB on October 17, 2022 at 6:25 am

    How did Bosch do this year? They made the list last year

  26. David Campagna on October 17, 2022 at 6:26 am

    I can’t believe that Kitchenaid is on this list. They must have had a total reworking since I purchased our kitchen 5 years ago.

  27. Lee Kortas on October 17, 2022 at 6:26 am

    I’m in the market for a new French door refrigerator, but I do not want counter depth and unfortunately I have a tight 33” space. My best options looked like GE, Samsung, or LG- and I was leaning toward GE. We would like an exterior ice dispenser, which greatly limits our options due to availability. Any other advice for me before I choose?

  28. Mayeline Santana on October 17, 2022 at 6:28 am


  29. Sonja Brown on October 17, 2022 at 6:29 am

    What do you think about the new FRTD2021AW Frigidaire 20.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator?

  30. Chuck Tierney on October 17, 2022 at 6:30 am

    We recently bought the Speed Queen Washer and dryer and the washer drains soap into the bottom of the tub after the load is finished. The clothes touching the bottom of the tub are left with unused soap on them. Have you ever come across this issue?

  31. Sharon Doherty on October 17, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Steve, appreciate the Yale blogs. Really helped when looking for daughter’s appliances. I tell anyone who asks me opinions about appliances to check out the Yale blog posts because the site compares like to like and it is not biased one manufacturer over another. Always tell pros and cons of each and why you should or shouldn’t buy features based on personal use.

  32. Jim Clifford on October 17, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Our LG refrigerator lasted 8 1/2 years. Compressor died. I don’t think LG should be this high on the list, although I guess they fare much better in your service data. I just missed the class action lawsuit that closed in 2020. Some have said that they are still making the defective compressors. I don’t know personally. We loved the LG when it worked. Just purchased a GE today to replaced the LG. I am hoping it does better over it’s appliance life.

  33. Pete Holloway on October 17, 2022 at 6:33 am

    I heard Sterling dishwashers are good but can’t find parts

  34. Dorien Soto on October 17, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Was looking to buy cafe refrigerator but so many bad reviews, but looking around, I see all these companies sound horrible. Doesn’t seem like you can buy anything with confidence anymore. Is cafe worth the price and gamble?

  35. salman mahmood on October 17, 2022 at 6:37 am

    How would you rate Bluestar as far as reliability?

  36. phdonme1 on October 17, 2022 at 6:39 am

    And I bet 95% of those service calls are due to improper installation in some way, and not manufacturer defect.

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