We purchased all Kenmore appliances shortly after moving into our house. Historically Kenmore has been a great name. Both my husband's family and my family loved Kenmore brands. That being said, we have had so many problems with our Kenmore appliances it is hard to count how many times the repair man has been to our house. The entire control panel on the stove has been replaced twice. We took into account we may have bought a lemon, but all of the other appliance have needed multiple repairs also. We are not hard on our appliances. They get normal use and we take care of them. Buying appliances is a big purchase, you hope when you purchase them that they will last. When we finished our basement we had to choose appliances for the kitchen area there and decide Kenmore was too much of a risk. We went with Whirlpool. The irony here is that some Kenmore appliances are made by Whirlpool. We have had our appliances in the basement over five years and not had any problems. I will never buy another Kenmore appliance.