Whether it’s a refrigerator, washing machine, or even a coffee maker, home appliances are part of comfortable living. However, there are some pretty terrible items on the market that aren’t worth the money.
From an over $2,000 Frigidaire refrigerator to a Hamilton Beach Coffee Machine that cycles through plastic-tasting water, passing on these appliances is called being a smart shopper.
The Frigidaire Dishwasher Has A Slew Of Issues
Frigidaire might be a well-respected brand on the market, but that doesn’t mean all of the companies appliances work well. Case and point: the FGIP2468UF model dishwasher.
At a solid $600, people can expect a flimsy door and upper rack, a plastic interior, and horrible customer service when they go to ask for a refund.
A Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker Is A Waste Of $30
A Hamilton Beach quesadilla maker might look cool and impress people during dinner parties, but they’re not worth the $30 plus shipping a person will spend on the appliance.
Unless a person is making enough quesadillas to feed a small army, this appliance can do nothing that a skillet and spatula can’t.
The Samsung Dishwasher Leaks
Unfortunately, for $600 Samsung Dishwashers, the issues associated with the appliance are horrible. Not only does this particular dishwasher leak, but if the water doesn’t end up all over the floor, it’ll be inside the dishwasher; as customers have said, this model has a draining issue.
Their poor performance and lack of reliability make Samsung dishwashers a poor investment.
Fancy Some Ice? Then Don’t Buy A Frigidaire Refridgerator
The Frigidaire refrigerator model FGHB2866PF with French doors might look nice, but it comes with a wide variety of issues. Not only does this model’s ice maker sporadically work, but some customers have complained that the French doors come misaligned.
To top it off, people have complained that the over $2,000 refrigerator is horrible at doing the one thing it’s built to do — cool things!
Quirky Egg Minder Comes With Extra Charges
Many people might find a container that tells them when their eggs go bad to be useful. Well, the Quirky Egg Minder is kind of the opposite of useful.
With a solid two and a half stars on Amazon, this appliance might only be $9.99, but it comes with a monthly fee of $5 for a premium subscription. Not only that, but customers don’t fully trust the product.
The Viking Professional 7 Series Is Not Worth Its $10k Price Tag
Since the Viking Professional 7 Series refrigerator is worth $10,000, one would think it would be one of the best on the market. Well, that’s not exactly the case. According to the Customer Report, this refrigerator is not worth the money.
According to the report, customers who buy have seen it break within the first few years, not to mention the thermostat is typically incorrect.
Fisher & Paykel Cooktop And Oven = A Bad Experience
According to Customer Report, people who have purchased the Fisher & Paykel cooktop and oven have experienced nothing but headaches while cooking. In their reviews, the cooktop has an issue staying at its low heat setting, making simmering a foreign concept.
The oven, on the other hand, has issues evenly cooking both baked goods and meat. Long story short, this appliance is not worth its $3,900 price tag.
Amana Washing Machines Aren’t Water Efficient
Smart shoppers, tumble your way clear of the Amana model NTW4516FW washing machine.
According to Customer Report, those who have purchased this model have complained about its lack of washing, leaving stains on articles of clothing. Not only that, but it also uses 25.5 gallons of water per load! That’s a very inefficient use of water for a $600 washing machine.
A S’mores Maker That Takes All The Social Interaction Out
Making s’mores is a fun outdoor activity for people to do with their friends and family. That’s why the Progressive Prep Solutions Microwave S’mores Maker shouldn’t be something people should buy and have in their kitchen.
It not only takes the fun and social interaction out of the equation, but customers have said the product is very flimsy and breaks easily. Save the $13, grab a stick, build a fire, and do it the old-fashioned way!
3 Squares Soup3rb 7-Cup Cook & Blend Blender Isn’t Durable
While the 3 Squares Soup3rb 7-Cup Cook & Blend blender is good at making smoothies, the Customer Report has gone on record saying that this appliance is horrible at pureeing vegetables for soups.
Also, it received a poor rating when it came to durability, breaking after blending ice, of all things. Pro tip: save that $50 and buy a different blender.
The Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 Makes Plastic-Tasting Coffee
For many people, having a good and reliable coffee maker is a must for those slow mornings. Sadly, the Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 is not that coffee maker.
According to customers, this generation of the Hamilton Beach Flex cycles through plastic-tasting water. When it comes to one-pod coffee makers, save the $50 and put it towards a better, more reliable brand.
The Smarter iKettle Third Generation Isn’t All That Smart
In theory, a smart iKettle would be very useful, taking the stovetop out of the equation. Unfortunately, the Smarter iKettle third generation really isn’t that smart.
A lot of customers have complained about the appliance. Most notable is the fact that the iKettle is very difficult to connect to Wifi, the “smart” aspect of the appliance that makes the kettle function. The $150 for this kettle is better used elsewhere.
KitchenAid Refrigerators Have Design Flaws
KitchenAid Refrigerators used to produce some of the top models on the mark. Unfortunately, the band has recently been falling short in terms of performance, namely the misaligned doors that cause a litany of issues.
The crooked doors lead to cooling problems, including the ice machine malfunctioning and food going bad from lack of cool air. The weird sounds and rust this refrigerator accumulates in a six-month timeframe is just another reason not to be a KitchenAid.
Whirlpool Refrigerator Has Two Stars On Amazon
While Whirlpool used to be known for its top-of-the-line appliances, the notion is a thing of the past. The Whirlpool model WRS321SDHZ 21 refrigerator literally has two and a half stars on Amazon, followed by a list of complaints from buyers.
Not only does the ice maker tend to leak, but this model begins making strange sounds within a year. Considering the lack of storage and narrow shelving available, people are better off bypassing this brand and model for something better.
Bruno, The Smart Trash Can Worth $200
A person can either buy a $200 Bruno smart trashcan, or they can run over to Target and purchase a regular trashcan for $10. The decision isn’t too hard since Bruno is nothing more than a glorified robot with a phone application to remind people to take their trash out.
The only feature that is pseudo helpful is the vacuum. Even so, it requires a person to sweep crumbs into the vacuum when, in reality, they can just use their own vacuum to clean.
SMEG Refrigerators are not worth $4,000
While they might look cool and vintage, SMEG refrigerators are not worth spending a whopping $4,000, especially with a 20% customer satisfaction rate between 2017 and 2020.
According to customers, this brand is very inefficient when it comes to temperature fluctuations—a horrible trait for an appliance meant to keep things cold and frozen.
The Sylvania SW-086 Nonstick Omelet Maker Is $40
Purchasing the Sylvania SW-086 Nonstick Omelet Maker for $40 is a mistake, according to customer reviews. In their reviews, people have said that not only does the omelet maker produce rubbery eggs, but it is difficult to clean and breaks pretty easily.
Pro tip: save the $40 and use a normal pan.
KitchenCraft Kitsch’n’fun Musical Cake Server
What happened to the days of people singing “Happy Birthday” and not a cake server doing it for them? The KitchenCraft Kitsch’n’fun Musical Cake Server is taking away the joy of embarrassing people and taking money out of people’s pockets.
Customers who have purchased this product have noted that the audio is very low and cheaply made, not worth the $30.
The Samsung Refrigerator With Family Hub Malfunctions
The Samsung Refrigerator with Family Hub might look cool with the touchscreen TV and notifications, but, according to people who have purchased the appliance, more than a few things are wrong with it.
First, customers have complained that the ice maker leaks. They’ve also said the touchscreen sends false notifications and breaks on occasion. For a refrigerator that is almost $3,000, those issues should be non-existent.
A $60 Smart Fork That Tells You To Stop Eating
The HAPILABS 102 HAPIfork Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Fork is not only $60, but it is $60 that a person will never get back. This appliance is Wifi enabled and tells people to stop eating, hypothetically getting them into healthier eating habits.
Again, hypothetically speaking, because customers who have purchased this product have said it doesn’t work and incorrectly counts bites, the whole purpose of the purchase.