It's not an RFD thing, but a common human thing.neonic wrote: ↑ Funny you quote Yale appliances and not seeing their "Most reliable dishwasher" article
https://blog.yaleappliance.com/most-rel ... ishwashers
The most reliable dishwasher brands for 2020 are:
Fisher & Paykel
So,... LG and Samsung ahead of Bosch, KitchenAid and Miele.
Should one trust their review on Blomberg but not their article based on data on reliability?
RFD loves to hate Samsung (and LG to some degree) when it comes to appliances. If it's justified or not, I don't know.
First off: people experiencing something bad are FAR more vocal than those experiencing something good with a brand. The result is massively skewed negativity.
Second: people don't accept that brands can change. Once a brand has been deemed 'unreliable', it remains there for a LONG time. Look at LG with their phones. Mention ANY LG phone, and you get a torrent of people who suffered through the G4 bootloop issue, a phone from 5 years ago. People were legitimately burned by that phone, and even though the G5 was FAR better (but not perfect), and the G6, G7 & G8 have been basically perfect, they still swear they'll never pick up an LG phone.
It's odd though because there is some 'prebias' and fanboyism involved. Apple has had numerous 'quality' and design issues, yet the majority give them a pass. Samsung had a phone that literally tried to burn people's houses down and was BANNED from almost every airline, yet they got a pass there too.
So, has Samsung had problems with their applicances? Yup, absolutely. Have they been worse, over the past 20 years than everybody else? Nope, not a chance. Are they pretty much average? Yup.
Reliability goes up and down, but people only see the down.
Again, I've got 3 Samsung appliances and they've been no less reliable then any other appliance I've had.
Note that no matter WHAT appliance you buy today, it WILL NOT last as long as something your parents bought in the 70s (or whatever). Appliance reliability, ACROSS the board, has been going down for a while.