I’m a local Los Angeles Realtor who works with a hand full of real estate developers and builders. Today we’re focusing on the 5 Best Luxury Appliance Brands Los Angeles I often showcase in the properties I’m selling that command top dollar. The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance and features. Some of the names may surprise you, but I doubt it. If you want the best in your kitchen, these five brands are universally considered to be the best. We will highlight each below.
La Cornue | 5 Best Luxury Appliance Brands Los Angeles
La Cornue is a French custom line that introduced the first Chateau range in 1964. They offer custom made ranges in sizes ranging from about 3 feet wide all the way up to 6 feet wide – how do you like them apples? In addition, there are large island ranges, cabinets, and cooktops available as well. Tons of color options add to the customization. La Cornue specializes and focuses on cooking. For example, you can have dual ovens, one gas and one electric if you prefer.
You can also choose the cooktop configuration with options such as gas, electric, induction and/or a French top. They then offer a very limited selection in other categories such as range hoods. Top quality and top dollar.
You can spend $6,800 on a 36” wide range or go all the way up to $160k for a much larger and more elaborate La Cornue. Order 4 – 5 months in advance and expect a large delivery charge as this will be coming from France custom made, but it helps ti add these types of appliances if you enjoy luxury or are looking for a top dollar return on your real estate development property.
Viking | 5 Best Luxury Appliance Brands Los Angeles
Viking has had ranges in the U.S. since 1987. Their marketing has been one of the best in the appliance world as most people have heard of Viking by now. There was a time when most high-end kitchens had a Viking range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Still out of Mississippi, Viking continues to innovate and has now come out with the Tuscany range as an alternative to La Cornue type ranges. They don’t offer nearly as many colors though, and have other matching color appliances to go with their color ranges.
Viking also maintains their professional stainless steel cooking line as well. Viking’s strength is their cooking without question, and they have recently upgraded their iconic range with better BTUs.
If this was the 1990’s Viking would be number 1 or 2; but their initial product launches of refrigerators (late 1990s), dishwashers (2010), and the D3 line launch were quite problematic. Unfortunately the line continues to have service issues and a bad reputation on the internet -ouch!
Gaggenau | 5 Best Luxury Appliance Brands Los Angeles
Gaggenau is owned by BSH Corporation who also owns Bosch and Thermador. Gaggenau was founded in Germany in 1681. They have been on the cutting edge of style and technology and produce some of the finest appliances in the world.
Bosch’s purchase of the company reinvigorated the brand by redesigning and restyling the product, essentially bringing the brand to its roots. Now, Gaggenau is once again trendy and attractive with trend setting products like steam ovens as an example.
Gaggenau has had a convection steam oven long before Miele, Thermador and Wolf. and it is still the best and most versatile. They also have a full surface induction cooktop so that you can use any size pan anywhere on the cooktop, up to 4 pans.
Miele | 5 Best Luxury Appliance Brands Los Angeles
Their wall ovens, coffee systems, and especially dishwashers and laundry are all excellent with incredible integrity. Miele has now joined the ranks of brands like Wolf by introducing a pro range, and their name just sounds cool too.
Their 48” pro range even has a microwave and warming drawer built into it! The pro range as well as some of their wall ovens connect to a water line for steam cycles which are fantastic for bread as well as finishing foods.
Miele makes cooking easy in their M touch series ovens and ranges with their MasterChef system which allows users to select the food they’re cooking so that the oven can automatically set the temperature and time!
Sub-Zer0 Wolf | 5 Best Luxury Appliance Brands Los Angeles
I really like these guys. For over 60 years, Sub-Zero is a family owned Madison, Wisconsin company successfully competing against the largest companies in the world. Don’t buy a Sub-Zero for name recognition and resale, buy it for: the two compressor performance, air scrubber, vacuum seal and water purifier all maintaining food fresher, and longer. It still outperforms every other product on the market and is still the standard for our industry.
15 years ago, they bought Wolf and revolutionized cooking with the double convection technology and great simmer capability on each burner. The new M series ovens now have a much more intuitive control panel as well as blower convection instead of fans.
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