+4 on the Bosch dishwasher.
We remodeled/upgraded our flat about 5 years ago. Pleased to say that aside from some minor easily fixed annoyances, all our appliances continue to work very well.
Dishwasher: we have a Thermador branded Bosch DW. Same company, same manufacturer, different badge. Everything, especially glassware, comes out spotless. Not a minute of downtime or any problems whatsoever, yet. The DW was “free”, with the purchase of our Thermador range.
Range: Thermador 30". No bells or whistles, no CPU, not even a clock. That’s what we wanted. The selling point for us was that all four burners with 18k BTU’s.
Hood: Pacific, Zephyr brand. A general contractor told us once to buy the most powerful hood we can comfortably afford. Best advice, ever. For our apartment, we didn’t buy the most expensive hood, but a Pacific Hood unit sucking 1,000 CFM with outside vent. The self steam cleaning function very nice. Aside from changing one LED light bulb (no charge from dealer), has worked flawlessly.
Our contractor directed us to the SF distributor. Got a good price, and a free tabletop water heater/jug which I now use often.
Pacific Range Hoods, 390 Kansas St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Refrigerator: like @meatn3, we also have a Samsung refrigerator. Very roomy. Easily holds the two boxes of frozen fish we bring back periodically from Taiwan.
Same issue with the leakage. I YouTube’d the fix, took a couple of hours to reach and defrost the drainage tube behind the back panel. There is a tab that is supposed to keep the drain pipe warm and free, but obviously the Samsung OEM tab does not work all that well. I’ve seen better aftermarket versions on the internet, will install one of them if the problem arises again.
@sck, best of luck with your remodel! My wife was a designer in an earlier life, and really enjoys the process. The both of us actually had a great time, hitting up all the building supply, appliance, contractor, etc… in the Bay Area and online. Did that for 8 months, good to be able to kick back now and enjoy the fruits of our labor.