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Jan 2, 2011 08:45 PM

Electrolux Brand

I am about to buy an entire set of new appliances for my kitchen. I have fallen in love with the Electrolux electric range, refrigerator (French Door, with ice maker in the freezer not in the refrigerator door), and dishwasher. They have all of the features that I want, but I am terrified of making the plunge after all of the negative reviews I have read. For those individuals who loved their Electrolux appliances when first do you feel about them now after having them awhile?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Thanks goodhealthgourmet. I have already read all of the info on Electrolux on the link you sent...and that, unfortunately, is my problem. My husband tells me my indecision comes from too much of course I'm asking for more.

      I was looking for updates and specifics on the electric range, FD frig "without" the ice maker in the door, and the top of the line dishwasher. It seems it is a love hate relationship with this brand. I'm hoping to find out if those that loved their Electrolux appliances years ago still feel the same way. If you have an answer I'd appreciate it.

      1. re: ccaldwe1

        My husband tells me my indecision comes from too much of course I'm asking for more.
        ha! well i'm glad you did your homework before asking, and actually, the specific details you just mentioned may be more likely to get you a response than just a general query about Electrolux.

        in terms of my experience, all i can tell you is that the house i lived in last year had an Electrolux top-freezer refrigerator without an icemaker, and i *hated* it. never had the dishwasher or range though. i've lived in a lot of places over the years and had various brands of many different appliances, so if you decide to shop around for something other than Electrolux i'd be happy to give you my thoughts.

        good luck finding what you need!

        1. re: ccaldwe1

          "My husband tells me my indecision comes from too much information..."

          Smart man. I don't have Electrolux appliances, but we recently redid our kitchen and went with the GE Profile suite of appliances and I am so happy we did. But the negative comments I got about them on this site and others made me ill. At some point I decided to ignore those comments and go with the research I did on Consumer Reports and with what the very honest salesperson where I bought them told me . The glut of information on the Internet can be detrimental at times.

          1. re: ttoommyy

            Could you let me know the model numbers of your GE appliances - I'm looking for a microwave, single wall oven and refrigerator - next to each other. I was scared of the complaints on GE and then some lack of any input about these appliances. Do you have a counter depth refrigerator - I need one of those with no dispenser on the outside. Thanks.

          2. re: ccaldwe1

            I've had my Electrolux dual-fuel range for 19 months and the oven panels just blew out. It is going to cost $800 to fix it. I am considering just buying a different range instead of fixing it. I think there are too many bells and whistles. I would go with something more basic.

        2. I would buy an extended warranty on anything with an electronic board these days. Plainchicken, I would call the manufacturer and find out if they can do anything for you. They might offer something the local repair people can't.

          1. Sadly, for the near term, I will recommend that you do not buy any product manufactured by Electrolux. They are the owners of Frigidaire and I own a range and a refrigerator bearing that nameplate. Their customer service is quite good but their quality control is really, really, really bad. Their engineering is also really, really bad. They use cheap materials that break and fail. I have had myriad problems since I purchased the products. The plastic portion of the shelves from the refrigerator still crack regularly. I have four in my cellar that I just may send to the president of the company to show him the terrible quality of the product. I won’t even get into the range, they finally replaced it after I called said president.

            It is just junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            1. re: Unkle Al

              Can't agree with you, sorry! i have a gas range from them and I adore it. Not one single issue with it yet and I guess I have had it about 2.5 years now. I wouldn't replace it for anything.

              1. re: Unkle Al

                Well, despite apprehensions, I bought all Electrolux electronic appliances and am very happy with my decision.

                The refrigerator was chosen for the sole reason that it had stainless steel sides, and the sides would be visible in my kitchen. I didn't like the painted gray sides of other brands. It was a happy decision--my vegetables are freshed and keep better than with my previous Kitchen Aid brand refrigerator. Note that I did not purchase a refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser . Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator with IQ-Touch™ Controls,STAINLESS STEEL, EI23BC36IS.

                I love the electronic range. The low/simmer feature is the best I have ever had, plus it has the capability of getting hot quickly, and I appreciate the ability to use 12" skillets and large Dutch ovens. I am also extremely happy with the oven. 30" Electric Freestanding Range with Wave-Touch® Controls, STAINLESS STEEL, EW30EF65GS.

                The dishwasher was one of the few with racks that were adjustable enough to clean my very tall china chargers and oversized pasta bowls, or my very tall crystal. We have horrible water here, but with the right rinse aids I have had no trouble with spotting and my dishes get very clean--my husband hooked it up himself with no trouble. 24" Built-In Dishwasher with IQ-Touch™ Controls
                STAINLESS STEEL, EIDW6305GS.

                The appliances aren't a year old yet, I purchased them at the end of January 2011, but I have no complaints.

                1. re: ccaldwe1

                  Nice to hear you are happy with your appliances. I am struggling with a refrigerator decision. We have to get a counter depth and ice and water in the door is a must for this house. The Electrolux seems to have the most space for a counter depth. I too am conerned about all the negative reviews. I do think every ice maker is an issue. It is a joke at our house. We have a GE profile and have had the icemaker replaced numerous times.

                  1. re: karlac

                    I do like the counter depth Electrolux and do not feel I have given up that much space...everything used to get lost in the back anyway. We did have one issue with our icemaker but it was under warranty and has been working great ever since.