Which Brands Make the Most Reliable Appliances?
CR's Appliance Brand Reliability Rankings can help you avoid problem-prone machines—and the cost of repairs
When it’s time to invest in a new refrigerator or dishwasher, you want to get an appliance that’ll stand the test of time. The best way to make sure you’re not shelling out for another replacement too soon? Buy from a reliable brand. Factoring in reliability—based on exclusive data from CR’s member surveys—will save you money over the long haul, and keep refrigerators and washers and such machines out of the waste stream and landfills.
A good place to start is with the chart below: CR’s fourth annual Appliance Brand Reliability Rankings. It shows how reliable one brand is relative to another across multiple appliances types: refrigerators, dishwashers, over-the-range microwaves, ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, washing machines, and dryers. The results are based on survey data we collected from our members on more than 669,500 kitchen and laundry appliances purchased new between 2011 and 2021.