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Six appliance brands took top category spots in J.D. Power’s 2018 Kitchen and Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Studies, highlighting the strength of the appliance market.

“The fact that there are six different well-recognized brands stepping into the spotlight shows how competitive the appliance market has become and how a manufacturer can be successful when focusing on the right set of products,” says Christina Cooley, director of home improvement and technology practice at J.D. Power.

The results are particularly interesting considering the growth of the market for major household appliances, which is expected to reach $23.5 billion in 2018 and $27.0 billion by 2022., according to the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI).

The six brands that topped one or more appliance categories included LG, Bosch, Kenmore, Kenmore Elite, Maytag, and Samsung. LG topped a total of four categories in 2018, including side-by-side refrigerators, top-mount freezer refrigerators, freestanding ranges, top-load washers, compared to seven category winnings in 2017. Bosch remained steady from a year ago with three awards, including cooktops, wall ovens, and over-the-range microwaves. The remaining four brands topped one category apiece.

READ: The 2017 Results

The two studies focused on customer satisfaction across 11 appliance segments, looking at product attributes such as reliability, ease of use, features, warranty, appearance, and price.

See below for the top brands in all 11 categories.


Side-by-side refrigerators

First: LG, 870 of 1,000 possible points

Second: Kenmore Elite, 860


French door refrigerators

First: Kenmore, 883

Second: Frigidaire Gallery, 873


Top-mount freezer refrigerators

First: LG, 846

Second: Maytag, 819



First: Maytag, 866

Second: Samsung, 864


Freestanding ranges

First: LG, 878

Second: Samsung, 868



First: Bosch, 871

Second: Jenn-Air and KitchenAid, 859 each


Wall ovens

First: Bosch, 868

Second: Kenmore, 867


Over-the-range microwaves

First: Bosch, 866

Second: KitchenAid, 854


Top-load washers

First: LG, 872

Second: Samsung, 862


Front-load washers

First: Samsung, 865

Second: Electrolux, 861


Clothes dryers

First: Kenmore Elite, 875

Second: Electrolux, 868


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