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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Angel13, 26th Aug, 2016.

  1. Angel13

    Angel13 Active Member

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    Hi guys, we are building our next OO house and I am trying to decide on a kitchen appliance brand for oven and induction cooktop.

    We will definitely be going for the latest sleek touch screen appliances that are out now. I am thinking ahead in terms of buyer expectation and desirability for resale in the future. With hubby being a building designer and builder; and my interest in interior design and styling we generally sell our OO homes between 2-4 years, cash in on profits and move onto the next exciting passion project.

    This house will be 1M+ so I know I need go with a European brand. Not necessarily better but people's perceptions are that they are.

    Which of the following brands do you think people perceive as higher value? Tell me your top 3 in order.

    - Asko
    - Bosch
    - ILVE
    - Miele
    - Siemens
    - Smeg

    Thank you muchly.
     
  2. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    Anything German is usually top notch so Bosch would be my pick!
     
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  3. Angel

    Angel Well-Known Member

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    I love my Bosch appliances but haven't tried the others
     
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    alexm Well-Known Member

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    Gaggenau is my pick for high end appliances. They're expensive however they are top end. I wouldn't use anything else for my high end homes ($1m+ builds).

    I've used Bosch and Smeg which are also good. Either way you've picked a good list of appliance brands.
     
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  5. BKRinvesting

    BKRinvesting Well-Known Member

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    We love our Bosch appliances, so another vote for Bosch
     
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    We have Siemens appliances in our house and they are fantastic. They own Bosch but we found the Siemens models had the extra wow factor and build quality.
     
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    We just built. Went Bosch as it is great quality and in the mid range, not high end price point. Only thing not Bosch in the kitchen is our Schweigen range hood which is amazing and well worth the money.
     
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    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Another Bosch person here. But my thoughts are that Miele is the name perceived to be top notch. Gaggenau must be for the ultra elite.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Any of those except smeg, which is overpriced junk that just trades off its supposed snob factor
     
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    Yeah Siemens was what I started off thinking but most people in Canberra haven't heard of it even though it is the higher end cousin to Bosch. Probably because nobody stocks it here.
     
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  12. Angel13

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    Thanks guys. I must say I was expecting everyone to say Miele so this has been great because Bosch is half the price so I might not need to spend the extra $$$ if they are perceived as equally desirable.
     
  13. BKRinvesting

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    Sounds like our new kitchen. :)
     
  14. Mick Butterfield

    Mick Butterfield Well-Known Member

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    Oh and Asko dishwasher.
     
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    BKRinvesting Well-Known Member

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    Mines a Miele ;)
     
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    Glorion Well-Known Member

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    Just looked up gaggenau. Wow. That is an expensive brand!!
     
  17. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Ever since 'Red Dwarf, I haven’t been able to take 'Smeg' seriously.
     
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    I have all Miele. Oven (self cleaning :), built in microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. So pleased with it all.
     
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    Smeg is overrated in my opinion.
    Know someone who had multiple issues with theirs.
     
  20. Angel

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    I notice a pattern emerging on the forum: we go for sensibly priced quality.