Not All Refrigerators Are Made The Same—Which Brands To Avoid And Which To Buy

As you can well imagine, there’s a wide variety of refrigerator brand names on the market for you to choose from. They all may seemso similar, and they all make similar claims to durability and quality. So how do you know which ones are best for your home or office? Aren’t they all basically the same? The answer is an emphatic no! We specialists at Toronto Appliance and Refrigeration Repair are here to remind you that not all refrigerators are made alike, and that if you want peace of mind, savings, and overall product satisfaction, then follow these helpful tips below, and contact our customer service team for more information.

Just as with automobiles, there are certain brands of refrigerators and appliances that consumers in North America should simply stay away from. These brands include LG and Samsung. Though great looking and expensive units (which usually indicates higher quality), we encounter more repair requests (and more frequently!) with these two brands than with other. Usually within the first two to four years of purchasing a brand new Samsung or LG refrigerator or appliance, a repair becomes necessary. Furthermore, the parts we require for repair on said units are much more expensive and harder to come by than those required for the other big names. Why? This is because the units are made in Eastern Asia, and the suppliers who receive manufacturer authorization to sell the correct parts are very limited. That means the technicians have a more difficult time finding these parts and finding the authorized retailers who’ve been given access to them.

If consumers can stay away from Samsung or LG and go for other big name brands, they can save themselves from headaches and stress. We recommend the acquisition of more household and time-proven brand names, such as GE, Kenmore, Maytag, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire, to name a few, for all your appliances. With these brands, consumers will have to deal with less frequent repairs, and cheaper repair costs whenever they’re needed. We’ve noticed that these brands usually need a repair within the first 6 to 8 years. And even when repairs are needed, the parts for these units are easily accessible and are considerably cheaper than those necessary for LG or Samsung appliances.

Though we repair all brands of units, many repair companies don’t even think about attempting to repair Samsung or LG products because of the scant availability and high repair costs. For these reasons, it’s very important to do some research before purchasing a major appliance for your home. We know how important refrigerators and other appliances are, and we understand how the proper and smooth functioning of these units is essential to a home or business owner. Remember to always ask questions and get professional answers before opening your wallet! Contact us anytime—our customer service reps are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week.