Best Kitchen Appliances of 2022

Consumer Reports conducts in-depth testing on ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, and more

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Here at Consumer Reports, our test engineers, market analysts, secret shoppers, and statisticians combine their skills to help find, analyze, and test thousands of products every year. Like you, we’re consumers, too. We want to find the very best products for your home and ours.

That drive is why we take over 5 million temperature readings for each refrigerator that enters our labs, use a photo-imaging machine to determine how well dishwashers clean, and bake thousands of cookies while testing ranges.

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The result of all that rigor is our in-depth ratings charts, in which we rank refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, over-the-range microwaves, cooktops, and wall ovens from best in our tests to worst.

Below, CR members with digital access can see the very best products across all the major kitchen appliances we test. You can see even more CR-tested products in our ratings charts by clicking on the links above. For help choosing the right appliance for your kitchen, see our free buying guides for refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, over-the-range microwaves, cooktops, and wall ovens. And if you’re looking for countertop appliances, such as air fryers and coffee makers, see our guide to the best small appliances from our lab tests.

Best Ranges

Best Refrigerators

For more top-rated fridges, see our guide to the best refrigerators.

Best Dishwashers

Best Over-the-Range Microwaves

Best Cooktops

For more options, see our guides to the best electric cooktops, gas cooktops, and induction cooktops.

Best Wall Ovens


Home Content Creator Daniel Wroclawski

Daniel Wroclawski

I'm obsessed with smart home tech and channel my obsession into new stories for Consumer Reports. When I'm not writing about products, I spend time either outside hiking and skiing or up in the air in small airplanes. For my latest obsessions, follow me on Facebook and Twitter (@danwroc).