Quality Kitchen Appliances

According to Consumer Report local independent retailers such as Warehouse Discount Store meet or beat the big boys on selection and leave them in the dust when it comes to good old-fashioned service. Savvy shoppers rated us as best overall for large and small kitchen appliances, and for good reasons. We topped our scores for selection, service, and checkout ease, among other areas, which can mean the difference between a satisfying experience and a shopping nightmare. We are also among the best for low prices, which are the biggest draw for most shoppers. Online buying is growing fastest for small appliances: Roughly 25 percent were bought online compared with 16 percent the year before. Here’s how the stores—online and off—compare when judged on price, selection, and service based on almost 30,000 purchases.

Lowest prices

When it comes to the best large appliance deals, Warehouse Discount Center beat all the competition. If you are shopping for smaller stuff, no one matched us on price.

Best selection

For variety, none of the largest chains matched regional retailers for large appliances or for small ones.

Service and easy checkout

Shop the locals. As Consumer Report Ratings show, it’s hard to beat your neighborhood mom and pop retailer if you want attentive, knowledgeable salespeople and you prefer a physical store over a virtual one. And when it comes to small kitchen appliances, shoppers gave Kmart, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart the lowest marks for service. Common complaints included inexpert, hard-to-find sales help. Hate long waits? Then consider skipping Sears, which got mediocre scores for checkout ease.