Upgrade your large kitchen appliances for less than $2,500
Here are the budget-friendly appliances that you should consider for your next kitchen upgrade.
Ashlee Clark ThompsonAssociate Editor
Ashlee spent time as a newspaper reporter, AmeriCorps VISTA and an employee at a healthcare company before she landed at CNET. She loves to eat, write and watch "Golden Girls" (preferably all three at the same time). The first two hobbies help her out as an appliance reviewer. The last one makes her an asset to trivia teams. Ashlee also created the blog, AshleeEats.com, where she writes about casual dining in Louisville, Kentucky.
Take a look at your kitchen appliances. Maybe you inherited them from the last person who lived in your house or apartment. Maybe they're mismatched or decades old, or not even working. It's time to treat yourself to some upgrades.
Even if you're on a tight budget, you can find a suite of large appliances for less than $2,500 that will keep your kitchen running without emptying your savings account. Be prepared to sacrifice, though -- certain features are unavailable on appliances in this price range. For example, French doors and bottom-freezer fridges, slide-in stoves and induction cooktops, and dishwashers with adjustable racks are all products that could set you back $1,000 each.
Here are refrigerators, ovens and dishwashers that work well and will keep your upgrade total less than $2,500.
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You'll save some money if you opt for a fridge that has the freezer on top rather than a side-by-side or French-door model.
This is a basic fridge that looks good, thanks to a fingerprint-resistant slate finish. It's also reliable when it comes to keeping your food cold. And you can find this refrigerator for as low as $585, which makes it even more appealing for your kitchen upgrade.
This refrigerator has plenty of room for your favorite foods: With 24 cubic feet of total storage space, the LG LTCS24223S is as big as top freezers get, with even more room for groceries than some French-door models.
Freestanding stoves with the control panel on the back of the unit are the best value. You can put these models anywhere in your kitchen, which is great if you're not planning a big renovation soon.
This gas range is consistent when it comes to cooking food well, whether you're baking or broiling, or just boiling water. It's also easy to use.
When it's time to clean your dishes, you don't have to sacrifice cleaning performance for the sake of saving a few bucks. You can find a good deal as long as you're willing to give up a few extra features.
This dishwasher that cleans better than models that cost two to three times as much. Plus, it has a fine mix of cycles along with a countdown timer.
You don't have to spend a small fortune to outfit your kitchen with large appliances that will make you happy. Pick and choose appliances from multiple brands to get the kitchen you want for a budget you can live with.
Get a great fridge, oven and dishwasher for less than $2,500