Save or spend: SaveWhen it comes to fridges, stainless steel is still sexy. But do you need to blow $5,000 on a Sub-Zero or a Viking? Not anymore.
"Everyday brands have stepped it up in appearance and quality," says restaurateur and chef Charlie Palmer, who owns a Kenmore himself.
Eric Kleinert, author of "Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances," avers that you can get a good knockoff at the top end of the major brands for $2,000.
This 24-cubic-foot Whirlpool has the French doors, pullout freezer and humidity-controlled crispers of its more expensive competitors - for half the price.