As the leaves change, and we prepare for the end of the year and holiday sales, here is a look back at our best selling appliances from July, August, and September 2013.
Top 10 Best Selling Refrigerators
GE PFE29PSDSS Profile French Door Refrigerator
The top selling refrigerator for the past three months has been the stylish and spacious GE Profile PFE29PSDSS french door refrigerator. French door refrigerators, as well as the stainless steel finish, dominated the list this quarter. It is interesting to note that the top selling refrigerator of 2012, the Frigidare Professional FPRH19D7LF came in at spot number 4. It is also the only refrigerator on the list without a freezer.
It's no surprise that again, the GE PFE29PSDSS Profile stainless steel french door refrigerator tops this list, since french door refrigerators took the top 3 spots in our overall list of top selling refrigerators.
Again, stainless steel dominates the top 5 side by side refrigerators. Samsung's 24.1 cubic foot counter-depth model, RSG257AARS, takes the top spot. Of all the manufacturers available, this category is split entirely between Samsung and Frigidaire.
GE CGS990SETSS Cafe 30" Stainless Steel Gas Sealed Burner Double Oven Range
The GE Cafe double oven range, model CG990SETSS takes the top spot this quarter, followed by two more GE models: a dual fuel Cafe range and a Profile slide-in double oven electric range. Interesting to note that this is divided evenly for fuel type: two electric ranges, two gas ranges, and a dual fuel range (with electric oven and gas stove top) that splits the difference.
KitchenAid KEMS309BSS Architect II 30" Stainless Steel Electric Combination Wall Oven
This category had an interesting twist. The number one seller, a GE Profile combination wall oven, was discontinued by the end of the quarter. So the stand-in winner is the KitchenAid KEMS309BSS Architect II series combination wall oven. Note that all but one of these ovens is a combination model, which includes a microwave, or a double oven. Goedeker's customers must be taking advantage of the space-efficiency of these wall ovens.
GE PT970SRSS Profile 30" Stainless Steel Electric Combination Wall Oven (Discontinued)
Frigidaire FPUH19D7LF Professional 18.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Upright Freezer
Upright freezers, with their smaller footprint and ample shelving for storage, took the majority of top 5 spots this quarter. You will also notice that this was very much Frigidaire's category, including the number one best seller, The Frigidaire Professional Upright, model FPUH19D7LF. It will be interesting to see what happens in this category in the fourth quarter, since hunting season and late harvest time are still to come.
Frigidaire and Bosch split up the dishwasher category, with the top seller award going to the Frigidaire Gallery FGHD2465NF. As far as capacity goes, the Frigidaire models in the top 5 are all 14 place setting models, and the Bosch models are 16 place setting capacity. Those who ordered these models are ready for the extra dishes this holiday season. Will you be?
Bosch NGM8054UC 800 30" Stainless Steel Gas Sealed Burner Cooktop
GE and Bosch split this category, including two induction cook tops from GE making the top 5. In fact, two of the three electric cooktops are the new electromagnetic induction models. It will be interesting if the newer technology continues to rise in popularity. Note that there were no induction ranges in the top five for that category. Does that mean cooktop users are more willing to be early adopters? Bosch takes the #1 spot with its 800 series 30 inc stainless steel gas cooktop, model NGM8054UC.
Sharp KB6524PS Insight 1.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Drawer Microwave
There are several microwave styles to choose from, counter top, over the range, built-in and ... drawer? The top-selling microwave this quarter was the Sharp Insight stainless steel drawer microwave, model KB6524PS. Most of the others in the top five are over-the-range models. But that drawer microwave from Sharp was apparently worth checking out.
Maytag MHW7000AW Maxima 4.3 Cu. Ft. White Stackable With Steam Cycle Front Load Washer
Maytag takes 4 of the 5 top selling spots this quarter, including the #1 best seller position with the stackable, steam cycle equipped, front load Maxima washer, model MHW7000AW. White is the most popular color for this category, which sets it apart from all the stainless steel appliances that were ordered for the kitchen.
Maytag MED7000AW Maxima 7.4 Cu. Ft. White Stackable With Steam Cycle Electric Front Load Dryer
Deja vu! Four of the top five dryers this quarter are the matching models for the top five washers. Except #4, which for some reason is taken by two different manufacturers as well as style and model. I guess Goedeker's package deals proved to be irresistible to those of you in the market for laundry machines. Maytag dominates in the laundry category again, with the Maxima MED7000AW stackable dryer selling more than any other. Again, white is the dominant color for the laundry room this quarter.
Well, that's it for this quarter. We would love to hear your feedback and speculation on the list. For starters, as I compiled the list I noticed all but 4 of the #1 sellers had rebates currently available, which could have been a deciding factor for some customers. If you chose one of the models that made the top 5 in its category - or if you chose another - what influenced your decision?