Top Picks

ApplianceModelKey FeaturesProsConsPrice
WasherGE 4.5-cu ft High Efficiency Agitator Top-Load Washer (White)Deep clean cycle, 4.5 cu ft capacity, 700 RPMLow noise, customizable water levelNo standalone rinse cycle$549, normally $799 retail price
RefrigeratorHotpoint 9.7-cu ft Top-Freezer Refrigerator (White)9.7 cu ft total capacity, LED lighting, frost-freeCompact, easy to cleanLimited space for larger families$379, normally $679 retail price
Electric RangeWhirlpool 30-in 4 Elements 4.8-cu ft Freestanding Electric Range (White)4.8 cu ft capacity, coil surface, Keep Warm settingSafety features, fast preheatingNo Wi-Fi, plastic parts$505, normally $769 retail price
MicrowaveGE 1.6-cu ft 1000-Watt Over-the-Range Microwave (White)1.6 cu ft capacity, 300 CFM exhaust fanQuiet operation, easy to useNot as energy-efficient, dim light$219, normally $289 retail price
DishwasherFrigidaire Stainless Steel Tub Front Control 18-in Built-In Dishwasher (White)8 place settings, 6 cycles, sensor wash cycleIdeal for small spaces, quietChallenging DIY installation$799, normally $899 retail price

At Suwanee Appliance Garage, we provide insights to make your appliance buying journey easier. As used appliance wholesalers, repair experts, and sellers of open box and new appliances, we recommend the following home appliances for 2024.

Here are some of our top picks for your family and home!

1. GE 4.5-cu ft High-Efficiency Agitator Top-Load Washer (White)

ge top load washer recommendation for families

This white GE washer is the one that we currently use for our home, along with its matching dryer. From our experience, it’s powerful to wash your clothes quickly and efficiently. It doesn’t make too much noise either. What makes this one stand out is its deep clean cycle, where it can handle larger loads more efficiently. It’s like you can throw almost anything at this – socks, dirty shirts, and even stained underwear. It’s superior in every way to an older washer and dryer set we used.

We’ve personally had this set for over a year now, and we haven’t had any issues. Right now, you can find this one on sale for as low as $549. It’s a great deal and we highly recommend checking this one out if you’re into top load washers. Here are the specs and other information you should know about this washer and dryer:

Dimensions

• Depth: 27 inches
• Height: 44 inches (54 inches with lid open)
• Width: 27 inches
• Capacity: 4.5 cubic feet
• Weight
• 147 pounds

Features

• Size Category: Medium (3.5 – 4.5 cu ft)
• Appliance Type: Top-load washer
• Appliance Color/Finish: White
• Tub Material: Stainless
• Washer Load Type: Top load
• Maximum Speed: 700 RPM
• Number of Wash Cycles: 14
• Number of Rinse Cycles: 3
• Number of Rinse Temperatures: 6
• Detergent Tank Capacity: Single load

Special Functions and Cycles

• Porcelain Lid: Yes
• Add a Garment Option: Yes
• Automatic Load Balancing: Yes
• Bulky/Large Items Cycle: Yes
• Delicate Cycle: Yes
• Extra Rinse Cycle: Yes
• Soak Cycle: Yes
• Whites Cycle: Yes

Convenience Features

• Power Cord Included: Yes
• Cycle Status Lights: Yes
• End-of-Cycle Signal: Yes
• Dispensers: Bleach and fabric softener

Pros

1. Relatively low noise level compared to other washer and dryer sets of its class
2. You can choose your own water level
3. Has great Deep Rinse and Deep Clean options for heavier loads

Cons

1. No standalone rinse cycle – one of the complaints we saw.
2. The lid might be a bit tricky to open for some. We personally haven’t had any issues.

2. Hotpoint 9.7-cu ft Top-Freezer Refrigerator (White)

hotpoint appliance recommendation for families
Lately, we’ve been heaping loads of praise on Hotpoint, and even made a whole article explaining the brand’s current ownership. We recommend you check that article out. But, this top freezer refrigerator they have is quite similar to the one we sold at our store a few months back to a customer in Atlanta near Emory University. The one we sold was used, but it was very much like this one. It’s nice and small, and very easy to clean on the inside.

Not only that, but it can fit into even the smaller apartment spaces we’ve seen. If you are a family and are tight on space, this Hotpoint top and bottom refrigerator is for you! It’s one of the more affordable new appliances you can possibly buy right now especially for the holiday season and 2024!

Dimensions

• Actual Width: 23.4 inches
• Height to Top of Door: 59.2 inches
• Depth (Excluding Handles): 24.6 inches
• Depth (Including Handles): 24.6 inches
• Depth (Less Door): 22.4 inches
• Depth with Door Open: 47.2 inches
• Overall Capacity: 9.7 cubic feet
• Refrigerator Capacity: 7.28 cubic feet
• Freezer Capacity: 2.37 cubic feet
• Weight: 112 pounds

Features

• Appliance Type: Top-freezer refrigerator
• Appliance Color/Finish: White
• Door Style: Contoured and smooth
• Reversible Door: Yes (for both refrigerator and freezer)
• Refrigerator Interior Lighting: LED
• Shelf Options: Adjustable spillproof glass shelves
• Gallon Door Storage: Yes
• Freezer Door Shelves: 2
• Frost-Free: Yes

Special Functions and Cycles

• Door Shelves: 3
• Humidity-Controlled Crispers: 1
• Manufacturer Color/Finish: White
• Convenience Features
• Reversible Freezer Door: Yes
• Handle Type: Integrated, white color

Pros

1. Despite its size, you can still fit a lot of groceries and perishables in here
2. Very easy to take apart and fix if there are any issues
3. Runs quietly with very little humming

Cons

1. Might not be great for larger families given the limited space
2. You might need to install your own ice maker

3. Whirlpool 30-in 4 Elements 4.8-cu ft Freestanding Electric Range (White)

whirlpool electric range recommendation for families

Here at Suwanee Appliance Garage, we are also huge Whirlpool fanatics. The brand is top-notch when it comes to longevity, and so many of our customers are always asking us when we’re going to have more Whirlpool appliances in stock. Their electric ranges are no exception. This one has everything you need to cook delicious home-cooked meals on a budget. For under $600, you get so much for so little.

For example, you have a digital clock in the middle. If you’re a great home cook, you’ll appreciate having this here because you don’t have to buy an additional clock or cooking timer. There’s also a Keep Warm setting to keep your food from getting cold if you’re the type that loves to serve leftovers. And who doesn’t love leftovers?

Dimensions and Capacity

Adjustable Height: Yes (46.88 to 47.88 inches)
Capacity: 4.8 cubic feet
Cutout Dimensions (H x W x D): 36 x 30 x 24 inches
Depth: 27.75 inches
Usable Oven Interior (H x W x D): 18.13 x 24.5 x 18.5 inches
Width: 29.88 inches

Features

Appliance Type: Single oven electric range
Appliance Color/Finish: White
Installation Type: Freestanding
Interior Light(s) Type: Standard (incandescent)
Cooking Surface Type: Coil surface
Number of Cooking Zones: 4 elements
Oven Control Type: Electronic
Power Source: Electric

Element Sizes and Wattage

Element #1: 8-in (2400W)
Element #2: 6-in (1500W)
Element #3: 6-in (1500W)
Element #4: 8-in (2400W)

Special Functions and Settings

Keep Warm Setting: Yes
Sabbath Mode: Yes
Delay Bake: Yes
Time Bake: Yes

Convenience and Safety Features

Control Lockout: Yes
Automatic Shut-Off: Yes
Hot Surface Indicator Lights: Yes

Pros

1. Excellent safety features for the price
2. Fast pre-heating times
3. Very easy to use

Cons

1. No Wi Fi
2. Uses plastic parts

4. GE 1.6-cu ft 1000-Watt Over-the-Range Microwave (White)

ge microwave recommendation for families in 2024

GE is coming at it again with even more quality products such as their budget over-the-range microwave option. From our experience, their products have decent resale value and pack a lot of features for the money. For example, this one comes with a two-speed venting system, so when your food starts to have an overpowering smell, there’s already a feature built in to take care of that for you.

Plus, people have reported it’s not too difficult to install this one yourself if you’re on a budget. Follow the manufacturer instructions and handbook and if you’re still having issues, we can help you instead and charge an affordable price for your appliance installation! Here’s everything you need to know about this microwave before purchasing:

Dimensions and Capacity

• Capacity: 1.6 cubic feet
• Exhaust Fan Maximum Capacity: 300 CFM
• Cut-Out Dimensions (H x W x D): 16.5 x 30 x 13 inches
• Depth: 15.25 inches
• Depth with Door Open: 23.75 inches
• Width: 29.875 inches
• Height: 16.4375 inches
• Turntable Diameter: 12.75 inches
• Weight: 63 pounds

Features

• Appliance Type: Over-the-range microwave
• Appliance Color/Finish: White
• Control Type: Electronic, located on the right
• Power Level(s): 10
• Interior Finish Type: Standard
• Interior Light(s) Type: Standard (incandescent)
• Cooktop Lights: Standard (incandescent)
• Turntable: Standard

Special Functions and Settings

• Number of One-Touch Cook Options: 3
• Convenience Cooking Controls: Yes
• Defrost: Yes
• Reheat: Yes
• Timer: Yes
• Non-Stick Interior: Yes
• Charcoal Filter: Yes
• Safety and Maintenance
• Child Safety Locks: Yes
• Recirculating Filter: Yes
• Vent Fan Location: Back
• Vent Type: Recirculating

Pros

1. Relatively quiet for a product in its class
2. Easy to see clock and display
3. Simple to use, even with the keypad

Cons

1. Doesn’t use LED lighting, so it’s not as energy efficient as higher end models
2. Some customers have complained the light bulb used could be brighter

5. Frigidaire Stainless Steel Tub Front Control 18-in Built-In Dishwasher (White)

frigidaire dishwasher recommendations for families in 2024

We noticed our customers really like purchasing smaller appliances for their homes and apartments. The smaller spaces make fitting larger home appliances much more challenging, especially in the Metro Atlanta area. However, here’s a great small dishwasher you might like. It’s from Frigidaire and packs a punch with the features and price. There are so many much more expensive dishwashers, but this one is on the lower end price wise without compromising on quality or brand name.

We also sell lots of Frigidaire appliances at our store and can personally vouch for their reliability. There are loads of energy-efficient settings and out of all the budget options, this one has to be the best in its class there. In addition, this one is NSF certified because of how well it destroys bacteria and other harmful pathogens.

Dimensions and Capacity

Actual Depth (Excl. Handle): 23 inches
Actual Depth (Incl. Handle): 23 inches
Actual Depth with Door Open: 46 inches
Actual Width: 17.625 inches
Common Dishwasher Size: 18 inch
Maximum Assembled Height: 34.875 inches
Minimum Assembled Height: 32.5 inches
Tub Height: Tall
Adjustable Height: Yes
Weight: 71 pounds

Features

Appliance Type: Built-in dishwasher
Appliance Color/Finish: White
Number of Cycles: 6
Number of Place Settings: 8
Number of Wash Levels: 4
Tub Material: Stainless steel
Rack Material: Nylon
Control Panel Style: Fully Visible (Front)
Control Type: Electro-mechanical

Special Functions and Settings

Advanced Sensor Wash Cycle: Yes
Air Dry: Yes
Automatic Temperature Control: Yes
Quick Wash Cycle: Yes
Removable Silverware Basket: Yes
Rinse Aid Dispenser Indicator: Yes
Rinse and Hold Cycle: Yes
Self-Cleaning Filter: Yes
Sensor Wash Cycle: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes (up to 24 hours)
Fan Assisted Dry: Yes
Gentle Wash Cycle: Yes
Heated/Hi-Temp Dry: Yes
Heavy/Pots and Pans Cycle: Yes
Hi-Temp Wash Option: Yes

Safety and Maintenance

Child Safety Locks: Yes
Hard Food Disposer: Yes
Sound Rating: 52 Decibels
Water Filtration: Yes

Pros

1. Even designers recommend this dishwasher for smaller, tighter spaces
2. Runs quietly
3. Very organized with where you can place your dishes, plates, and bowls

Cons

1. Installation might not be the easiest for the DIYer according to the reviews we saw
2. With a capacity of only 8 place settings, this dishwasher may not be suitable for larger families or for those who frequently host guests, as it might require running multiple cycles to clean all dishes.

Conclusion

As we head into 2024, finding the right appliances for your family on a budget doesn’t have to be a daunting task. At Suwanee Appliance Garage, we understand the importance of balancing quality, features, and affordability. Our top picks, including the GE 4.5-cu ft High Efficiency Agitator Top-Load Washer, Hotpoint 9.7-cu ft Top-Freezer Refrigerator, and Whirlpool 30-in Freestanding Electric Range, are excellent examples of how you can equip your home with reliable and efficient appliances without breaking the bank. Whether it’s the quiet operation of a dishwasher, the space-saving design of a refrigerator, or the user-friendly features of a washing machine, our selections cater to the diverse needs of families in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond.

Remember, the key to smart appliance shopping is to assess your household’s specific needs and space constraints. Consider the size, features, energy efficiency, and warranties of each appliance to ensure it aligns with your lifestyle and budget. By doing so, you’re not just making a purchase: you’re making an investment in your family’s comfort and daily convenience that should last you for many years to come.

At Suwanee Appliance Garage, we’re committed to helping you navigate this journey, offering expert advice and quality options that stand the test of time. Visit our Metro Atlanta store for all the best used appliance deals. And here’s to a brand-new year!