Major appliances are a big purchase for most people, and buyers want them to last. Consumer Reports’ surveys have found that, from refrigerators to laundry machines, our members rank reliability as more important than price or performance. That’s why we are rolling out CR's updated Appliance Brand Reliability Rankings, which let you quickly compare brands across all major appliances. Below, everything you need to know about the reliability of your appliances—and how to make them last.


    Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2022