GE and Whirlpool manufacture some of the best-rated, most reliable appliances, although the brands have different specialties. For instance, while Whirlpool gets top ratings for its refrigerators, GE ovens are the more reliable brand.
Whirlpool also manufacturers reliable, high-performance dishwashers. The other top brands in this category are Kenmore and Bosch, not including GE. However, GE also isn't at the end with the most unreliable appliances such as Maytag and Amana.
Experts suggest that those looking to buy major appliances stick with Whirlpool, GE and Kenmore. Consumers should not equate expensive appliances with reliable and high-performing ones. Often, the most expensive appliances break down and require repairs more often. Reliable appliances also often come hand-in-hand with efficient and high-performing appliances.