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LG Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Multiple Kitchen and …

According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the major appliance industry was up 3% in 2016 and is up 7% in June 2017 year to date. Aggressive pricing and promotions pushed this increase over the past 18 months as manufacturers and retailers battled for market share. Additionally, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), the consumer market for major household appliances is expected to reach $25.3 billion in 2017 and $28.1 billion by 2021.

“Major appliance companies continue to be at the forefront of the industry with innovative products, features and styles. LG has clearly delivered on all of these measures this year, delighting their customers,” said Greg Truex, senior director of the at-home practice at J.D. Power. “Competition in the market is extremely fierce, and LG and Samsung are really pushing the industry by adding features that appeal to the needs of consumers.”


In recognition of the omnichannel strategies being pursued by the top appliance manufacturers in conjunction with their retail partners, this year’s studies have been enhanced with pathway-to-purchase questions to better identify where consumers are shopping and how the customer experience is affected by the different paths they take to purchase.

Brand Rankings and Performance

LG: Seven Awards 

  • LG ranks highest in all three laundry segments—front-load washer (861 on a 1,000-point scale), top-load washer (845) and clothes dryer (868)—as well as highest in the dishwasher segment (850), freestanding range segment (864), French door refrigerator segment (850) and top-mount freezer refrigerator segment (809).
  • LG performs particularly well in four important factors: performance and reliability; ease of use; features; and styling and appearance.

Bosch: Three Awards

  • Bosch ranks highest in two of the cooking appliances—cooktops (838) and wall ovens (840)—and shares the top rank in over-the-range microwaves (833).
  • Bosch performs particularly well in the features, warranty and price factors across the three appliances.

Kitchen Appliance Satisfaction Study

Side-by-Side Refrigerators
Samsung (848) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with side-by-side refrigerators and performs particularly well in two factors: performance and reliability and styling and appearance. Samsung is followed in the rankings by KitchenAid and LG (839 each). KitchenAid performs particularly well in warranty while LG performs particularly well in features.

French Door Refrigerators
LG (850) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with French door refrigerators, performing particularly well in three factors: ease of use; performance and reliability; and styling and appearance. Samsung (846) follows in the rankings and performs particularly well in features and warranty.

Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerators
LG (809) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with top-mount freezer refrigerators and performs particularly well in two factors: ease of use and performance and reliability. Following LG in the rankings is Maytag (804).

Dishwashers
LG (850) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with dishwashers and performs particularly well in two factors: features and styling and appearance. Maytag (849) follows in the rankings and performs particularly well in performance and reliability and styling and appearance.

Freestanding Ranges
LG (864) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with freestanding ranges and performs particularly well in four factors: features; performance and reliability; price; and styling and appearance. Following LG in the rankings is Maytag (855).

Cooktops
Bosch (838) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with cooktops for a third consecutive year and performs particularly well in two factors: features and warranty. Following Bosch in the rankings is GE Appliances and Kenmore (832 each).

Wall Ovens
Bosch (840) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with wall ovens and performs particularly well in three factors: performance and reliability; price; and warranty. KitchenAid (834) follows in the rankings and performs particularly well in ease of use and styling and appearance.

Over-the-Range Microwaves
Bosch and KitchenAid (833 each) rank highest in customer satisfaction with over-the-range microwaves. Bosch performs particularly well in two factors—price and warranty—while KitchenAid performs particularly well in three factors: ease of use; features; and performance and reliability. Following Bosch and KitchenAid in the rankings is Kenmore (832).

Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study

Top-Load Washers
LG (845) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with top-load washers, performing particularly well in three factors: features; performance and reliability; and styling and appearance. LG is followed in the rankings by Samsung (841).

Front-Load Washers
LG (861) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with front-load washers, performing particularly well in four factors: ease of use; features; performance and reliability; and styling and appearance. LG is followed in the rankings by Samsung (851).

Clothes Dryers
LG (868) ranks highest in customer satisfaction with clothes dryers, performing particularly well in ease of use; features; and performance and reliability. Following LG in the rankings is Samsung (857).

About the Studies
The Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study and the Kitchen Appliance Satisfaction Study, now in their 12th and 13th years, respectively, measure customer satisfaction in 11 segments of major home appliances: clothes washers (front-load washers and top-load washers are measured separately); clothes dryers; dishwashers; cooking appliances (cooktops, freestanding ranges and wall ovens are measured separately); over-the-range microwaves; and refrigerators (French door refrigerators, side-by-side refrigerators and top-mount freezer refrigerators are measured separately).

The 2017 Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study is based on more than 6,240 evaluations from customers who purchased clothes washers and/or clothes dryers during the past 12 months. The study was fielded in February through March 2017.

The 2017 Kitchen Appliance Satisfaction Study is based on more than 2,300 evaluations from customers who purchased dishwashers; more than 4,300 evaluations from customers who purchased cooking appliances; more than 2,225 evaluations from customers who purchased over-the-range microwaves; and more than 5,875 evaluations from customers who purchased refrigerators during the past 12 months. The study was fielded in February through March 2017.

For more information about J.D. Power solutions for the home improvement industry, visit http://www.jdpower.com/industry/home-improvement.

See the online press release at http://www.jdpower.com/pr-id/2017109.

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices serving North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. J.D. Power is a portfolio company of XIO Group, a global alternative investments and private equity firm headquartered in London, and is led by its four founders: Athene Li, Joseph Pacini, Murphy Qiao and Carsten Geyer.

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Study Rankings

Overall Customer Satisfaction Ranking

JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings™

(Based on a 1,000-point scale)

For Consumers

Dishwasher Segment

LG

850

5

Maytag

849

5

KitchenAid

846

5

Electrolux

842

4

Kenmore Elite

838

4

Bosch

837

4

Kenmore

836

4

Dishwashers Average

825

3

Bosch Ascenta

822

3

Samsung

822

3

Amana

815

3

Frigidaire Gallery

811

2

Whirlpool

811

2

GE Appliances

804

2

Frigidaire

795

2

Freestanding Ranges Segment

LG

864

5

Maytag

855

4

Kenmore Elite

848

4

Samsung

845

4

Bosch

833

3

Freestanding Ranges Average

833

3

Frigidaire

830

3

KitchenAid

830

3

Frigidaire Gallery

828

3

Whirlpool

828

3

Kenmore

822

3

GE Appliances

821

2

Amana

805

2

Cooktops Segment

Bosch

838

5

GE Appliances

832

3

Kenmore

832

3

KitchenAid

831

3

Whirlpool

831

3

Cooktops Average

830

3

Frigidaire

810

2

Wall Ovens Segment

Bosch

840

5

KitchenAid

834

4

Whirlpool

830

4

Wall Ovens Average

825

3

Frigidaire

820

3

GE Appliances

819

3

Kenmore

799

2

Over-the-Range Microwaves

Bosch

833

5

KitchenAid

833

5

Kenmore

832

5

LG

831

5

Frigidaire

830

5

Samsung

830

5

Frigidaire Gallery

828

4

Over-the-Range

  Microwaves Average

822

3

Whirlpool

821

3

Maytag

819

3

Amana

810

2

GE Appliances

808

2

Kenmore Elite

792

2

Side-by-Side Refrigerators Segment

Samsung

848

5

KitchenAid

839

4

LG

839

4

GE Appliances

834

4

Maytag

827

3

Kenmore Elite

825

3

Amana

823

3

Kenmore

823

3

Side-by-Side

  Refrigerators Average

823

3

Frigidaire Gallery

810

2

Frigidaire

808

2

Whirlpool

806

2

French Door Refrigerators Segment

LG

850

5

Samsung

846

4

Maytag

842

3

Kenmore

840

3

French Door

  Refrigerators Average

839

3

Kenmore Elite

838

3

GE Appliances

835

3

KitchenAid

833

3

Whirlpool

825

2

Frigidaire Gallery

812

2

Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerators Segment

LG

809

5

Maytag

804

4

Frigidaire Gallery

802

4

Top-Mount Freezer

  Refrigerators Average

775

3

Kenmore

774

3

Whirlpool

773

3

Frigidaire

768

3

GE Appliances

765

2

Front-Load Washers Segment

LG

861

5

Samsung

851

4

Kenmore Elite

849

3

Whirlpool

849

3

Front-Load Washers Average

846

3

Electrolux

844

3

GE Appliances

840

3

Kenmore

825

2

Maytag

824

2

Amana

818

2

Top-Load Washers Segment

LG

845

5

Samsung

841

5

Kenmore Elite

840

4

Maytag

831

4

Top-Load Washers Average

825

3

Whirlpool

822

3

Kenmore

817

3

Amana

808

2

Frigidaire

804

2

GE Appliances

803

2

Clothes Dryers Segment

LG

868

5

Samsung

857

4

Maytag

853

4

Kenmore Elite

848

3

Whirlpool

847

3

Clothes Dryers Average

845

3

Electrolux

841

3

Kenmore

832

2

GE Appliances

821

2

Amana

814

2

Frigidaire 

812

2

Power Circle Ratings Legend

5 – Among the best

4 – Better than most

3 – About average

2 – The rest

Award-Eligible Kitchen and Laundry Appliance Brands Included in the Study

Company

Key Executive

Company Location

Amana

Jeff Fettig

Benton Harbor, Mich.

Bosch

Christofer von Nagle

Irvine, Calif.

Bosch Ascenta

Christofer von Nagle

Irvine, Calif.

Electrolux

Alan Shaw

Charlotte, N.C.

Frigidaire

Alan Shaw

Charlotte, N.C.

Frigidaire Gallery

Alan Shaw

Charlotte, N.C.

GE Appliances

Kevin Nolan

Louisville, Ky.

Kenmore

Edward Lampert

Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Kenmore Elite

Edward Lampert

Hoffman Estates, Ill.

KitchenAid

Jeff Fettig

Benton Harbor, Mich.

LG

William Cho

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Maytag

Jeff Fettig

Benton Harbor, Mich.

Samsung

Tim Baxter

Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Whirlpool

Jeff Fettig

Benton Harbor, Mich.

 

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