Me and my wife have purchased a dirt cheap house to fix up. Its not too bad, alot of painting, alittle rotten wood, and new carpet. It has some appliances in it but we want to upgrade. She pretty dead set on a Maytag washer and dryer set so Im not going to get to argue with that. We arent expert cheifs, we cook alot, but nothing that requires extreme heat or anything like that. My question is, who make the better appliances? My only requirment is they are affordible, and American made/American company, my grandfather would come back from the grave if I bought appliances made overseas. I like Kitchen Aid's appliances, and I like Wolf but I cant afford that . So what brand appliances would you put in your first home if you had a clean sheet to build off of? Our new house Chateau D'Pensacola After I get central A/C in and the bottom of the house trimmed we are painting it olive with white trim and adding Bermuda Shutters. White fence and a oyster shell driveway coming this week. Big backyard, adding a deck and workshop soon. Maybe grass.