In my last 11 relocations over 20 years, I've had ample opportunity to sample a wide variety of kitchen appliances. I discovered Jenn Air while in New Jersey and thought I'd found a gem, then found out they were made by Maytag and bought the fancy Maytag washer/dryer combo just so everything matched, I guess (caved to spousal pressure).
Bought the Jenn Air side-by-side fridge in stainless, and the Jenn Air down-draft dual fuel range in stainless and black. I wish I had read consumer reports information regarding maintenance as Jenn Air ranks quite high in maintenance cost, as does Maytag who really makes Jenn Air.
Now let's talk three years down the road (like 2 years 9 months). The control module on the washer burned out and the parts were covered under warranty but not the labor. $165 for that. The range had the oven heating element burn out and shorted out to the back of the range, nearly causing a house fire. Jenn Air had me save the range for their inspectors to see and it was found to have defective wiring in the back. No fixy - replaced the entire range with GE Profile double-oven with ceramic cook top and stainless/black exterior. Then two weeks ago found a puddle of water under my Jenn Air fridge. Found freezer coils were a complete block of ice. Jenn Air wanted minimum $400 to even come out as they said they had to have someone from Atlanta come, and while the fridge was under warranty the drive time wasn't covered. That's total malarky, but okay, gotcha Jenn Air, but you ain't got me. Found that the automatic defrost unit was bad, replaced it for $62 including shipping, now it works fine.
All this in a three year period. I will NEVER again do Jenn Air or Maytag!!!!
Let's not even talk Whirlpool - my Quiet Partner III dishwasher just had the heating element burn out after 18 months of service. Nice unit, but come on, 18 months?
FYI also, Kitchenaid has the lowest/worst rating for maintenance on consumer reports. I'd stay away from it if at all possible.
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