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Where to buy high end appliances since as Bosch, Miele and Sub-zero?

I'm looking to redo my kitchen next year and was wondering if anyone knows where to find the best prices for appliances. And is it worth it to buy these brands or go with everyday basic brands. Your suggestions and advice would be most helpful, fellow chowhounds.

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  1. Tasco and Caplan's both carry all those brands. You might want to check over on the Cookware board -- I've seen lots of discussions about the merits of various brands.

    1. I can highly recommend Caplan's on Weston Rd.

      1. Reno'ed my kitchen a couple of years ago...bought all my appliances at Tasco...very pleased with the prices and knowledgable sales staff

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        1. re: tochowchick

          We totally re-did our kitchen last summer and bought a fridge, stove, dishwasher and also a TV (that was for the Den) at "Appliance Canada" and this was after checking not only Caplan's, Tasco, Home Depot & The Bay. Appliance Canada seemed to have the best price overall (mind you we did bargain, as we were buying 4 major appliances)..we were very pleased with everything but the Bosch Stove...bought a combination gas cooktop and electric bake/ convection oven...the Fan in the oven stays on ALL the time and cannot be turned off!! We complained bitterly to both Bosch & Appliance Canada to no avail..we still have it and I hate it because of the noise.! Check out 'this feature' on any stove you purchase BEFORE you BUY any of the convection oven models...Forewarned is forearmed!!! It certainly was a costly mistake....

          1. re: pearlD

            For my kitchen Reno it was Tasco...best selection and would negotiate price..Miranda

            1. re: pearlD

              Do you mean the fan is on even when the oven is off?

              1. re: Full tummy

                NO the Fan is only on when the Oven is on (and at any temperature). I have 2 radio speakers mounted in my kitchen, there is no way I can have them on and listen to the radio when the Oven is roasting, that's how noisy and loud the Fan is! Multiply that by 3 or 4 hours (ie roasting a big Turkey/Roast Beef )and it's headache time..I just hate being in the kitchen while the oven is on....

                1. re: pearlD

                  Play some Metallica or Deep Purple when the oven is on... fan problem solved.

                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    thanks for the suggestion but it's more likely to be Steely Dan or the Doobie Bros.

                  2. re: pearlD

                    But is that not the "convection" part of a convection oven? Without a fan it is just an oven...

                    1. re: pourboi

                      That is correct. A convection oven is one with a fan that continuously runs while the oven is on. Perhaps pearlD knows that, but didn't expect the fan to be as loud as it is. That is why I suggested the music I did.

                      1. re: foodyDudey

                        In regular mode (bake;non-convection) the fan does not blow on many models.

                    2. re: pearlD

                      My oven also has the fan on all the time in convection mode, but it really doesn't bother me. But then I have a Kenmore Elite duel fuel (gas top and electric oven), which I have been very happy with.

                      1. re: Full tummy

                        Mine is the same but Bosch, count your lucky stars but as I say, mine was/is a costly mistake in purchasing.

                        1. re: pearlD

                          Do you have the option to bake without convection? My oven has a regular bake mode.

                          1. re: Full tummy

                            yes, I do but the Fan is still on, I'd check it now but I'm away for the winter, almost certain that the Fan goes on the minute the oven is being used, I don't even use the convection...

                            1. re: pearlD

                              Wow! That might be a malfunction. Because the fan is needed for convection. If the fan is on for both, one could ask what, then, is the difference between the two modes?

                              1. re: Full tummy

                                On my Bosch the fan comes on on regular bake to heat it up, then it turns off. My fan isn't very loud but I could see it being if I didn't have an open concept kitchen.

                                1. re: LexiFirefly

                                  I have a very small closed-in, some might say tiny, kitchen, and I survive.

                                  1. re: Full tummy

                                    I usually blast metal when I'm cooking when alone or have 5 adults and a kindergartener or two running around if I'm not. So either way the noise doesn't bother me much. :)

                                    1. re: LexiFirefly

                                      I do have an open concept...first floor of the house is totally open plan with just a staircase going upstairs to the 2nd and 3rd floors..old Victorian (1906) renovated......that's good point you brought up LexiFireply, thanks...

                                    2. re: Full tummy

                                      I believe that the difference between convection and conventional in my oven is not just the fan. I know my oven has a rear element (hidden) that comes on when in convection mode so that the fan is blowing hot air. In conventional mode (bake) that rear element may not come on, making the difference both the fan and the rear heat source. I am just not certain whether the rear element is on while in regular bake mode.

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