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

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mightymouse Sep 27, 2008 02:32 PM

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.

  1. TorontoJo Sep 27, 2008 02:45 PM

    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.

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      embee Sep 27, 2008 04:46 PM

      I can highly recommend Caplan's on Weston Rd.

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        tochowchick Sep 27, 2008 05:22 PM

        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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          pearlD Sep 27, 2008 05:41 PM

          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....

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            miranda Sep 27, 2008 06:32 PM

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

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              Full tummy Feb 8, 2014 03:20 PM

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

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                pearlD Feb 8, 2014 05:23 PM

                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....

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                  foodyDudey Feb 8, 2014 06:38 PM

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

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                    pearlD Feb 8, 2014 07:08 PM

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

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                    pourboi Feb 12, 2014 10:32 AM

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

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                      foodyDudey Feb 12, 2014 10:39 AM

                      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.

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                        justsayn Feb 12, 2014 10:58 AM

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

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                      Full tummy Feb 12, 2014 04:33 PM

                      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.

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                        pearlD Feb 12, 2014 06:26 PM

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

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                          Full tummy Feb 12, 2014 11:36 PM

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

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                            pearlD Feb 13, 2014 06:00 AM

                            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...

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                              Full tummy Feb 13, 2014 06:32 AM

                              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?

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                                LexiFirefly Feb 13, 2014 07:08 AM

                                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.

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                                  Full tummy Feb 13, 2014 07:15 AM

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

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                                    LexiFirefly Feb 13, 2014 07:31 AM

                                    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. :)

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                                    justsayn Feb 13, 2014 07:22 AM

                                    Same with mine Lex.

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                                      pearlD Feb 13, 2014 07:41 AM

                                      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...

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                                      justsayn Feb 13, 2014 07:21 AM

                                      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.

                    3. The Chowhound Team Sep 28, 2008 05:56 AM

                      Folks, please keep this thread focused on where to find the appliances the OP is looking for. Discussions of the pros and cons of various brands is off topic for this board. mightymouse, if you want to get opinions about appliances, please post on the Cookware board. You're welcome to post a link here to direct locals hounds to your new thread.

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                        cecilia Sep 28, 2008 08:29 AM

                        We got some of our appliances at Caplan. When we were planning the reno, we basically went to Caplan's every week and looked through their clearance section in the back. There are some scratch and dents but also lots of end-of-line models that looks and works completely fine.

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                          storeman Sep 29, 2008 09:53 AM

                          Try Appliance Canada Ltd.
                          I purchace a new dishwasher there and they had the best price form all the other places
                          Appliance Canada Ltd
                          8701 Jane Street
                          Concord, ON L4K 2M6
                          http://www.appliancecanada.com

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                            neighborguy Sep 29, 2008 01:58 PM

                            If you are outfitting a new kitchen with 3-6 appliances finalize the pieces you want and any of these places should give you a break -- compare their numbers for the whole suite. When I did this it only came out to a couple hundred difference.

                            Another place not mentioned is Quan.

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                              alfama67 Jan 15, 2009 08:23 AM

                              I would suggest you try KWA Appliances on St clair. THey have better prices than anyone in the gta and they saved me close to 40% off my Viking appliances.
                              www.kwaappliances.com

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                                TexSquared Jan 15, 2009 08:45 AM

                                If you're east of Toronto you might want to visit Hendrix in Pickering:

                                http://www.hendrixequip.com/about_pr.asp

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                                  torontoboy Jan 15, 2009 09:23 AM

                                  Once you know what you want, go to The Bay. Not only do they negotiate and match prices, they will usually go lower and/or offer very favourable terms. I just re-outiftted my kitchen w/ Kitchenaid and saved $3K buying at The Bay.

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                                    OnDaGo Jan 15, 2009 10:07 AM

                                    I agree I got most at the Bay and even if you do not see what you want they can order in most name brands. I got a LG counterdepth fridge that I saw at Tasco for cheaper at the Bay.

                                    I purchased LG froant Load Washer dryer in Titanium, LG counter depth 24" wide Fridge (under $1,000) and a slide in Jennair convection oven from the Bay. Stainless Vent hood from Ikea. and Blanco Sink and faucet from Home Depot. All my Cabinets from Ikea. See before and after photos below. Did all the work myself except for the installation of the granite countertop.

                                    My BEST DEAL was a Miele dishwasher at the BRICK... I was browsing the Dufferin store and was walking through the scratch and dent section. Saw a sad looking dishwasher sitting on its own with big discount tag on it.. there was no controls visable and no front panel. I opened teh door and to my surprise it was a Miele hidden control model where you can put your own cupboard panel on. All of the syrofoam and tape was intact inside and all the parts bassed on the manual seemed to be there.. as I closed it up a sales guy walked by and asked if I needed any help... I asked why the dishwasher was SO CHEAP.. he stated "well there are parts missing, the whole front panel is gone." He went on to say that I may be able to order a new panel. With a stunned look on my face I said I would take it on the spot.... The price at Tasco for the same model: $2,200 the price I paid at the Brick: $349!!!!! it looks and runs beautifully and my dishes have never been cleaner!

                                     
                                     
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                                      OnDaGo Jan 15, 2009 10:09 AM

                                      forgot one pic...

                                       
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                                    likescrab Jan 15, 2009 12:29 PM

                                    when i bought my applicances about 5 years ago i went with a v. high end diswasher that was essentially silent. Fridge and stove i got from Maytag, I believe. There's a Miele store on Eg just west of Yonge, on the south side near the community centre. But the department stores all carry the high end stuff. You can also check out places like Leon, they do a payment plan that can ease the shock.

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                                      alexrogers Feb 7, 2014 09:04 AM

                                      If you need to get appliances in Toronto, Canadian Appliance Source is just that, the best source. Sales person Christian offered great service, and when I couldn’t find him on my return visit, Preet jumped in and made sure my order had gone through.

                                      We’d heard about delivery problems in the past, but when my order was running about 2 hours late, Preet even made sure that it got worked out and my oven delivered before I had to get my son from school.

                                      Overall, I’m very happy with the service I received and I will be back when I have to make my next purchase.

                                      120 Cartwright Ave
                                      Toronto, Ontario M6A 1V2
                                      (416)782-5900
                                      http://www.canadianappliance.ca/

                                      600 Matheson Blvd W
                                      Mississauga, ON L5R 4B8
                                      (905) 766-3417

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                                        youdonut Feb 7, 2014 09:42 AM

                                        after all the bad reviews on yelp and redflag deals and even google review i would pass on this place

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                                          hal2010 Feb 7, 2014 09:53 AM

                                          I got a great deal on a Bosch dishwasher there, plus 2 Samsung appliances. Service and delivery were great and no problems yet, one year later.

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                                            millygirl Feb 7, 2014 12:41 PM

                                            This is an old post but since it's been brought back up, I highly recommend to stay away from Tasco. We bought from them about 4 years ago and their service is terrible.

                                            Once we bought, it was almost impossible to get our salesperson back on the phone when we had problems.
                                            He was soooo nice up until the sale and then he vanished.

                                            Can't stress enough - AVOID. Check other sites for similar reviews. Do your homework folks.

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                                              justsayn Feb 8, 2014 07:42 AM

                                              Same. I received a great deal and great service from Canadian Appliance. Friend of mine did extremely well at Leons with no interest payment plan.

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                                          kingsway Feb 8, 2014 05:57 AM

                                          Stay away from Tasco, they are horrid. I noticed Miele has an outlet in Brampton at 410/Steeles area.

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                                            cynalan Feb 8, 2014 05:22 PM

                                            Care to elaborate why you feel so negatively toward Tasco? It's easy to make a statement, but why do you feel that way?

                                            We've bought all of our new appliances from Tasco in Mississauga and have nothing but praise for them. We were able to negotiate reasonable prices with a very attentive sales person who listened to our needs to ensure that we purchased the right products. I have no hesitancy in recommending them.

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                                              urbnmns Feb 12, 2014 08:31 AM

                                              We bought Miele laundry appliances from Tasco about a year ago (no issues - Miele did the installation) and a few months later got a Sharp over-the-stove convection microwave. Service was frustrating. Installed improperly by Tasco's crew (apparently it's a unique mount, so installation is atypical for over-stove microwaves but covered in the documentation) but pending that determination, we dealt with a very transparent battle between Sharp's service team and Tasco regarding who was responsible. When I finally advised they needed to "figure it out" behind the scenes, it was resolved. Sharp's team was always very responsive, but Tasco made no effort to check in to ensure we were happy, and clearly didn't respect our time or customer experience.

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                                                millygirl Feb 12, 2014 08:53 AM

                                                cynalan, I too felt that way about Tasco until I had a problem with my stove. It was a totally different story then. They didn't want to know me, much less help me.

                                                All of a sudden my Mr. sweet as pie salesperson was nowhere to be found and never returned phone calls. Honestly it was a nightmare dealing with them and I was so sorry I gave them my business.

                                                I hope you don't have any problems and if do, I hope your experience will be better than mine but to this day, I would never ever step foot in their store.

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                                                  Flexitarian Feb 12, 2014 02:35 PM

                                                  I bought all my appliances all at once from Tasco and I have not had one single problem with them, but then I haven't had to call them once since everything was delivered 5 years ago!

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                                                    schmecks Feb 12, 2014 03:14 PM

                                                    I'm with you, Millygirl. I had exactly the same experience. Don't plan to shop there again.

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                                                    kingsway Feb 13, 2014 04:07 AM

                                                    My issues with Tasco are the same as the ones indicated below. The sales process was great, delivery was OK, however, things fell apart when there was a problem.
                                                    We bought a Capital Range for $6000.00. Basically, we had several problems from the day it was delivered. Noisy fan, oven door lock malfunctions, etc. They immediately refer you to third party repair people who are good, but parts required ordering time, appointment set up etc. In all, we spent the better part of 6 months screwing around speaking to the people at Capital, the repair company and Tasco. After it was clear i got a lemon and neither Tasco or Capital would stand behind their product I told Tasco I wanted to return the range and I would spend more to buy a Wolf...Nope...no exchanges or returns....repair only. I was basically at the point I was going to drag it behind my car and leave the battered heap on their door step. Luckily, it started working and it's been "OK" since.

                                                    Lesson learned...if I had bought this at Costco, Sears or the Bay they would have taken it back no questions asked "satisfaction guaranteed". In this day of liberal return policies, customer rights and forums such like this and Yelp to bitch on companies cannot treat customers like this anymore.

                                                    Someone told me when I bought the Capital, that owning a high-end range is like owning a Ferrari, when it works it's awesome, when it's broken you are screwed.

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