I've been buying appliances for about 25 years now and haven't changed the brand. I love Kenmore appliances and tell all my family and friends to go to Sears first when they need to replace their appliances and check out the features and cost of Kenmore.
They make everything, washers, dryers, refrigerators, trash compactors, stoves, well you get the idea. All have great guarantees and if something does go wrong you just call Sears and a service man comes out, finds the problem and gives you an estimate on the repair. So simple and reliable.
I love all the new styles available now. Those big washers and dryers are to die for. I wish they were around when I was raising kids. I would have saved time for sure. All Kenmore products are also designed for efficiency and carry the Energy Guide tag that tells you how much the approximate electricity cost will be per year based on the U.S. Government national average cost per kwh. This helps when you are comparison shopping.
I've also noticed that select K-Mart locations also carry Kenmore now. I think I would still stick to Sears because of the Sears service department. I really like the fact that I can call them for a diagnosis and repair.
The next time you need to replace an appliance, check out Kenmore first. I think you will be glad you did.