Buying land to build a custom home and then designing it all from top to bottom is a luxury that I know many people don’t always get to have. And it was something that was a super exciting process, but also, at times, it became a little bit frustrating and stressful.
When we got to the time in our home design process that we needed to pick out appliances, I decided that I didn’t want this part to be as stressful as others, and it all came down to who I decided to purchase our appliances from. At the end of it all, we went with buying our appliances from AJ Madison.
When it comes to making informed decisions about your home appliances, there’s no place quite like AJ Madison to turn to for expert guidance and an extensive selection of top-notch products. With an impressive range of appliances from refrigerators and ovens to washing machines and dryers, we were able to search through many options before settling on exactly what we wanted for our home. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or a first-time buyer, AJ Madison is bound to have something to offer and I’m here to share my AJ Madison review and a review on the LG appliances we purchased for our home.
AJ MADISON + LG APPLIANCE REVEW
Creating your dream home from the ground up is an exciting journey, and selecting the right home appliances is a crucial step in the process. As we started off on the adventure of picking out and buying appliances for our newly built home, there were several factors that we had to consider and that I would advise anyone to consider when they are considering buying appliances for their home.
FUNCTIONALITYIt’s important to consider how you want your room to function. Do you want your microwave up high, on the counter, or at eye level? Do you want your oven right next to your range and do you want it connected? How much counter space do you want? Do you need a lot of cabinetry or are you okay with less? Where do you want your laundry and do you want to bend down to get to it or reach down into a tub? Whether it’s outfitting your kitchen with gourmet level appliances that cater to your culinary aspirations or equipping your laundry room with energy-efficient washers and dryers, each decision should reflect your lifestyle and preferences.
BUDGETIt’s also essential to take into account your budget, as well as the long-term cost of operation and maintenance. Some appliances come with more features than others, but that also means that when appliances have more features, there are more things that could require maintenance and support. Home appliances are long-term investments, and you want to make sure that you are choosing the right appliances that not only fit your budget on day one, but fit your budget for the long-run.
STYLEIf you’re like us, you may be putting your appliances in a space where you are working with a blank canvas. No colors just yet, but you know that the room is going to become a certain look after some time. So when picking out your appliances, you may want to consider styles that work with different decor styles that you would pick out for your home.
For us, it was quite a detailed conversation on how we wanted to have our kitchen function, what budget we were working with and what we wanted it to look like. And since the kitchen is one of the main spaces that I spend a lot of time in, our kitchen was a big priority for us. I needed something that gave me enough counter space but allowed me to to cook the meals for our family while also considering the toddler in our house that likes to put his hands in places that he shouldn’t be.
OUR HOME APPLIANCES | LG APPLIANCE REVIEW
When we first started our shopping experience with AJ Madison, we needed to decide what brand to go with for our appliances. I didn’t want us to have various brands of appliances in our home, and I wanted to make sure that everything integrated with our smart home system along with considering all of the things with style, budget, and home functionality. LG emerged as our brand of choice because it is a brand that effortlessly marries innovative technology with elegant design. From kitchen appliances that streamline culinary endeavors to laundry solutions that make chores a breeze, LG’s home appliance offerings promise a smarter, more stylish way of living. So for our home, we opted to have all of our kitchen appliances and laundry system be from LG and here’s what we ended up getting and our review on each of the appliances.
LG SMART COMBINATION Wall Oven REVIEW
When it came to picking out our microwave and oven, I already knew that I wanted a combination wall oven. I had seen the double wall oven in other homes that I had visited and the convenience and style of the way it looks in a kitchen sold me from the very beginning. The LG 30 Inch Smart Combination Wall Oven is a prime example of how modern technology is changing the way we cook in our own kitchens. This sleek and stylish appliance is not just your typical oven; it’s a powerhouse of versatility and convenience.
One of the standout features of the LG 30 Inch Smart Combination Wall Oven is its spacious interior. With so much room to accommodate multiple dishes simultaneously, I am able to cook a large amount of food in half the time. Giving me back the ability to enjoy my food and the time with those who I am serving. No more juggling cooking times or worrying about overcrowding the oven during holidays or special occasions. The generous capacity is a real game-changer.
EFFICIENT CONVECTION COOKING
The inclusion of convection cooking capabilities is another feature that I really enjoy about this appliance. Convection technology ensures that hot air circulates evenly throughout the oven, resulting in consistent and faster cooking or baking. With this capability, I am not needing to turn dishes as often I had with previous ovens where the heat didn’t evenly distribute.
This LG Wall Oven also includes smart technology that links to the LG app and smart home technologies that you may have in your home. With the smart capabilities, it’s allowed me to control my oven remotely without having to run back and forth to the kitchen. Whether you’re preheating your oven on your way home from the grocery store or adjusting the cooking settings from your smartphone, this oven offers a new level of convenience and control. Plus, with voice-assistant compatibility, you can simply ask your Alexa or your Google home to handle the cooking for you, making busy days in the kitchen a thing of the past.
The control panel on the LG wall oven is intuitive and straightforward, making it easy for anyone to operate. With a variety of cooking modes and presets to choose from, you can easily achieve the perfect results, whether you’re roasting, baking, broiling, or simply reheating leftovers. The clear and responsive touch screen is a pleasure to navigate, ensuring that you can fine-tune your cooking experience with confidence.
Last but not least, the LG Smart Combination Wall Oven brings a touch of modern elegance to your kitchen. Its sleek, stainless steel design seamlessly blends with contemporary aesthetics, and its streamlined look complements a wide range of kitchen styles. Even with us having gold accents in our kitchen, the sleek stainless steel look blends so well with the kitchen and if we ever decide to change the design, I have full confidence that the design of this wall oven will blend without question. T
Overall, the LG 30 Inch Smart Combination Wall Oven is an appliance that I am so happy that we chose. With all of its features, it’s perfect for any type of cook whether seasoned, just dabbling, or just someone looking to get by. Whether you’re whipping up a quick weeknight dinner or hosting a grand feast, this oven is designed to make your cooking experiences enjoyable and hassle-free. It’s an investment that elevates your kitchen to new heights of convenience and culinary excellence.
LG SMART FRENCH DOOR Refrigerator
We all know that the fridge is an essential to any kitchen. It holds all your ingredients, drinks, leftovers, and basically anything that you need to keep chilled or frozen. It’s an appliance that can provide you a glass of cold water when you need it with some ice if you choose to add. As we thought about what we wanted in a fridge for our kitchen, I definitely new that I wanted it to keep the same sleek design as the other appliances I was chosing and it wanted it to be able to have plenty of space for the different variety of drinks, snacks, and foods that our household always seems to shove in the refrigerator. We opted in for the LG 36 Inch Smart French Door Refrigerator because it included all of the features that I knew I wanted along with the ones that I didn’t even know I needed.
AMPLE STORAGE FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
When it comes to storage, this LG refrigerator has plenty of it. With a generous 36-inch width and well-thought-out shelving configurations, it provides ample room for all your groceries and more. The LG 36 Inch Smart French Door Refrigerator boasts an impressive interior design, and its storage solutions are tailored to cater to various needs. The main refrigerator compartment offers spacious shelving that can accommodate everything from fresh produce to leftover containers. The adjustable shelves provide flexibility, allowing you to create more room for taller items or arrange the space to your liking. There are also humidity-controlled crisper drawers, ideal for keeping fruits and vegetables at their optimal freshness.
What sets this refrigerator apart is its smart shelving and the innovative Door-in-Door feature. The shelves on the main door are adjustable, and some are designed to accommodate gallon-sized containers, making it perfect for storing beverages or larger condiment bottles. The Door-in-Door feature allows you to access frequently used items without fully opening the main doors, which not only saves energy but also provides quick and convenient access to your go-to snacks and drinks. The door bins are adjustable and can be moved to different heights to accommodate items of various sizes. This level of customization ensures that you can make the most of your available space and optimize the organization of your refrigerator. Whether it’s tall bottles, cartons, or jars, you can arrange the bins to suit your specific storage needs.
The bottom freezer compartment is thoughtfully designed for ease of access and organization. It’s equipped with pull-out drawers and storage bins that make it a breeze to find and retrieve frozen items. No more digging through a chaotic freezer to locate that bag of peas or your favorite ice cream; this freezer helps you keep your frozen goods neatly organized.
ALL THE ICE YOU’LL NEED
One thing that I didn’t realize I needed until we had it was the two ice makers. On the outside of the fridge, you’re able to get ice to quickly fill any bottles and/or cups with regular ice or crushed ice. And then in the freezer, there is another place where another set of ice is produced. This is something that I highly enjoy because I am the bartender of the family. So when everyone comes over for cocktails, I have easy access to craft ice that I can use for drinks. It’s worth noting that the freezer ice production is somewhat slower compared to the regular ice, but there is plenty made.
SMART TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
This LG refrigerator seamlessly integrates with your smart home , giving you remote control and real-time monitoring capabilities. With the LG app, you can adjust temperature settings, receive alerts, and even troubleshoot issues, all from the palm of your hand. This not only adds convenience to your daily routine but also helps you maintain your fridge in top condition.
AN ELEGANT DESIGN
Beyond its functionality, the LG Smart French Door Refrigerator brings a touch of elegance to your kitchen space. The stainless steel finish, smooth-contoured doors, and LED interior lighting combine to create a modern and sophisticated aesthetic. It’s a stylish addition that complements various kitchen styles, from contemporary to classic.
LG FULL CONSOLE Dishwasher
In considering what type of dishwasher we wanted for our house, I decided to still maintain the elevated design, but I wanted to still keep things simple. We use our dishwasher, but we aren’t reliant on it. We tend to wash by hand a lot of our dishes and cookware, so we just wanted something that could hold our dishes, wash them with convenience, and still maintain great functionality and design. The LG 24 Inch Full Console Dishwasher was exactly what we needed. The first thing that struck me was its sleek and modern design, which seamlessly integrates with my kitchen decor.
Performance-wise, this dishwasher has exceeded my expectations. It consistently leaves my dishes spotless, even after tackling stubborn, dried-on food residue. With a range of wash cycles and settings to choose from, it adapts to all of my dishwashing needs, from delicate glassware to heavily soiled pots and pans.
The convenient delay start feature has become a game-changer, allowing me to run the dishwasher during off-peak hours, which not only saves time but also conserves energy. It also has a night dry setting that I enjoy because it’s something that is not often thought about when it comes to washing dishes at night, but it’s a setting that is much appreciated. The noise level is impressively low, so I can have it running in the background without disruption.
One of my favorite aspects is the adjustable and spacious interior. It accommodates a surprising number of dishes and cutlery, making it perfect for both daily use and entertaining guests. Along with the space, I especially love the lock feature. The touchpad can be sensitive at times and when leaning against the counter you can turn it on. So by locking the interface, it helps us to keep it off when we don’t need it and it also helps from little fingers pushing too many buttons.
All in all, the LG 24 Inch Full Console Dishwasher is a reliable and efficient addition to any kitchen. It effortlessly combines style, performance, and convenience. If you’re seeking a dishwasher that not only gets the job done effectively but also elevates the look of your kitchen, this LG model is an excellent choice. I highly recommend it to anyone in need of a dependable and stylish dishwasher.
LG WALL MOUNT Range Hood
With our microwave not being over our range, we knew that we wanted a hood. In the past, we have always had a microwave over the stove which included the fan / vent, but with us having it as a part of the double oven, we wanted to put in a wall mount hood that matched the luxury design of our kitchen and also provided lighting, and venting of the kitchen.
The LG 30 Inch Wall Mount Range Hood has a sleek and modern appliance not only adds a touch of elegance to my kitchen but also excels in functionality. After the initial installation, I immediately became a focal point of our kitchen. The stainless steel design is not only visually appealing but also durable, ensuring it can withstand the rigors of a busy kitchen. The minimalist and unobtrusive design seamlessly integrates into my kitchen decor, making it an eye-catching addition without overpowering the space.
In regards to the functionality, it effectively removes cooking odors, smoke, and grease, ensuring that my kitchen remains fresh and clean during and after cooking. The adjustable fan speeds and powerful extraction capabilities make quick work of even the most intense cooking sessions. The LED lighting is a standout feature, providing bright light over my cooking area that can be dimmed in the evening for when I need a little light in the kitchen but I’m no longer cooking. It enhances visibility and adds a warm ambiance to my kitchen, making it a pleasure to cook and entertain.
Furthermore, the touch controls are intuitive and easy to use, allowing me to adjust fan speed and lighting with precision. The timer feature is a handy addition, automatically turning off the range hood after a specified cooking duration, which is particularly convenient for busy cooks.
Overall, the LG 30 Inch Wall Mount Range Hood is a true kitchen upgrade. It combines style, performance, and convenience in one sleek package. If you’re looking to improve the air quality in your kitchen, add a touch of sophistication, and enhance your cooking experience, I wholeheartedly recommend the LG 30 Inch Wall Mount Range Hood. It’s a valuable addition to any kitchen and has made a significant difference in my culinary adventures.
LG GAS Cooktop
When someone says the phrase, “Now you’re cooking with gas” it comes from the belief that gas just is better to cook with and I am someone that fully believes in that. I just cannot cook on an electric stove, so when we were picking out what type of stove we wanted, I knew that gas was going to be where I started. After narrowing down the gas versus electric, I opted to then get a range since we were doing the combination wall oven. After narrowing it all down, I ended up with the LG Gas Cooktop.
The LG 30 Inch Gas Cooktop has been the range that has changed the way I cook. It’s been a cooktop that I absolutely love, and when it came to getting it installed, it blended into our house setup since in our home, we have propane instead of natural gas. The kit that came with it, adjusted to the propane setup, and all that was additionally required was a simple conversion for it to use propane since propane burns higher.
The five burners provide flexibility and allow me to cook multiple dishes simultaneously. The high heat output of the burners means that I can sear, boil, and sauté with precision, while the lower settings are ideal for gentle simmering. The central burner’s oval shape is perfect for accommodating larger cookware, such as griddles or oversized pans. The control knobs are responsive and offer excellent temperature control, making it easy to achieve the desired heat level for any dish. The illuminated knobs are a thoughtful feature, indicating when the burners are on, which adds a layer of safety to the cooking experience. Cleaning is a breeze, thanks to the sealed burners and removable grates. Spills are contained, and I can simply lift the grates for a thorough clean, ensuring that my cooktop always looks pristine.
LG FRONT LOAD Washer
If you’re like me, laundry day is a day that you just try to avoid. So when it came to putting together my laundry system, I wanted to make sure that we got a laundry system that simplified the process, made it shorter, and allowed me to get laundry day over and done with quickly. The LG TurboWash Series 29 Inch Smart Front Load Washer is not just a washing machine, it’s a lifesaver because it’s helped me to easily just throw my laundry into the washer, add detergent and fabric softener, and then click a few buttons and then be one my way.
TURBOWASH TECHNOLOGY: SPEED AND EFFICIENCY
One of the standout features of the LG TurboWash Series is its TurboWash technology. This innovative system uses powerful high-pressure nozzles to quickly and thoroughly clean your clothes. It reduces washing times without compromising cleaning performance, so basically you get cleaner and fresher clothes in half the time.
With a spacious interior, this front load washer is designed to handle large loads with ease, so more clothes can go in, creating less loads, which means a shorter laundry day. It’s been super easy to combine our entire household’s laundry into one load and get things going very quickly. Even more, I can wash comforters, washable rugs, and larger items that I need to wash in this washing machine because of the amount of space. Plus, the door’s wide opening makes loading and unloading hassle-free, even with bulky items.
SMART TECHNOLOGY FOR GREAT LAUNDRY DAY MANAGEMENT
Like many of the other appliances that we have in the house, our laundry system also has smart technology that integrates with our some home system. We can monitor and control the washing machine from the app along with talking to our Google Home. With only a few clicks on the app, you can start, stop, or schedule wash cycles remotely, receive notifications when the cycle is complete, or even diagnose any potential issues. So no more forgetting that you had put loads in the washing machine and delaying the entire day. Instead, get the notification, and keep things moving.
ENERGY EFFICIENT AND LESS WATER USAGE
In addition to its speed and convenience, the LG TurboWash Series is also energy-efficient. It uses less water and energy, helping you save on utility bills and reducing your environmental footprint. The washer’s direct drive motor is not only powerful but also durable, ensuring that it operates efficiently for years to come.
The design of this front load washer is a blend of modern aesthetics and practicality. Its sleek and contemporary look complements various laundry room styles, making it an attractive addition to your home. The intuitive touch controls and LED display panel make operating the machine a breeze, even for those new to front load washers.
LG FRONT LOAD Dryer
Pairing it with our washer, the LG Front Load Dryer to match the Front Load Washer was easy to pick out since we had already established what we wanted for our laundry room. The LG TurboSteam Series 29 Inch Smart Electric Dryer is a dryer that also helps along with getting laundry day over and done with quickly and efficiently.
FAST AND WRINKLE FREE DRYING
One of the standout features of the LG TurboSteam Series is its TurboSteam technology. Say goodbye to long wait times for your clothes to dry, as this innovative system uses steam to reduce wrinkles and freshen up your laundry while it dries. It’s a quick and efficient way to get your garments ready to wear without the need for ironing. Now, I will put this little note that the wrinkles do return if you leave your clothes in the dryer for a long amount of time just as it would at any time of putting clothes in a wrinkle-prone position in any way.
With a roomy interior, this electric dryer is designed to handle substantial laundry loads. Whether you’re tackling family-sized laundry or need to dry bulky items like blankets or comforters, the generous capacity ensures you can get it all done in a single cycle.
SMART TECHNOLOGY TO GET THINGS DONE QUICKLY
Start or stop drying cycles remotely, receive alerts when your laundry is ready, or even diagnose potential issues – all from the convenience of your phone. This level of control and convenience ensures that your laundry routines align perfectly with your lifestyle.
In addition to its speed and convenience, the LG TurboSteam Series is designed with energy efficiency in mind. It helps reduce your energy consumption and, consequently, your utility bills. The dryer’s advanced technology ensures that your clothes are dried efficiently without overusing energy, and it’s an environmentally friendly choice for the eco-conscious homeowner.
MODERN, STYLISH DESIGN
The design of this electric dryer blends modern aesthetics with functionality. Its sleek and contemporary appearance complements a range of laundry room styles, making it a stylish addition to your home. The user-friendly touch controls and LED display panel make operating the machine straightforward, ensuring that both experienced and new users can take full advantage of its features
AJ MADISON APPLIANCE STORE REVIEW
AJ Madison is a renowned appliance store that stands as a reliable destination for those seeking top-notch home appliances and kitchen equipment. With a rich history spanning over a century, AJ Madison has evolved into a trusted household name, offering a wide selection of appliances to cater to the diverse needs of homeowners and professionals alike. What sets AJ Madison apart is its commitment to providing not only a vast inventory of products but also expert guidance to help customers make informed choices. Whether you’re in the market for cutting-edge refrigerators, state-of-the-art ovens, energy-efficient washers and dryers, or any other household appliance, AJ Madison’s extensive range, coupled with its dedication to outstanding customer service, makes it a go-to destination for all things home appliances. With a reputation for reliability, quality, and a dedication to customer satisfaction, AJ Madison continues to be a household name for those seeking to enhance their living spaces with the latest in appliance technology and here’s a little more information in this AJ Madison review.
Purchasing Appliances FROM AJ MADISON
When it comes to purchasing appliances, AJ Madison offers a shopping experience that’s as seamless as it is rewarding. With a vast inventory of top-quality products and a commitment to customer satisfaction, AJ Madison ensures that your appliance buying journey is nothing short of exceptional.
BROWSING THE EXTENSIVE SELECTION
The first step in making a purchase with AJ Madison is exploring their extensive range of appliances. From refrigerators and ovens to dishwashers, washers, and dryers, you’ll find a diverse selection of brands and models to suit your specific needs. Whether you’re outfitting a brand-new kitchen, replacing an old appliance, or upgrading to the latest technology, AJ Madison’s comprehensive range ensures you have plenty of options to choose from.
AJ Madison understands that selecting the right appliance involves more than just browsing listings. Their knowledgeable and helpful staff is available to provide expert guidance, answer your questions, and offer product information to ensure you make an informed decision. Whether you need assistance with product specifications, energy efficiency, or design considerations, the AJ Madison team is there to assist you every step of the way.
Once you’ve found the perfect appliance, AJ Madison makes the ordering process easy and secure. You can place your order online through their user-friendly website or contact their customer service team for personalized assistance. Payment options are flexible, ensuring a hassle-free transaction.
GETTING YOUR ITEMS Delivered TO YOUR HOME FROM AJ MADISON
The excitement of finding the perfect appliance at AJ Madison doesn’t end with your purchase; it continues with their efficient and reliable delivery service. At AJ Madison, they understand that the delivery process is a crucial part of the appliance buying journey. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect when you entrust them with the delivery of your new appliance.
GETTING YOUR APPLIANCES TO YOU
Once you’ve made your selection and completed the purchase, AJ Madison’s commitment to ensuring your appliance arrives safely and in perfect condition comes to the forefront. They partner with trusted delivery services that specialize in handling appliances, from compact ovens to large, state-of-the-art refrigerators. This partnership ensures that your valuable investment is treated with the care it deserves during the journey from their warehouse to your home.
PROFESSIONAL DELIVERY TEAMS
AJ Madison’s delivery teams are known for their professionalism and courtesy. They understand the importance of treating your home with respect and ensuring a smooth and hassle-free delivery process. Whether it’s navigating tight doorways or safely installing a built-in appliance, their delivery teams have the experience and expertise to handle the task effectively.
Punctuality is a priority at AJ Madison. They know that your time is valuable, and they make it a point to deliver your appliance within the scheduled time frame. You can expect reliable and on-time delivery, ensuring that your plans are not disrupted, and you can enjoy your new appliance right when you need it. Once you review the shipping notification, you’ll get updates from customer service regarding picking out a day that is great for you. After that, you’ll receive updates on the process and timing. What I really enjoyed on the delivery end was that you are provided a link where you can track the progress of the delivery team getting to you so that as the time get closer to the delivery window, you’re getting a more precise time on when the delivery will arrive.
AJ Madison goes a step further by offering installation services for certain appliances. Whether you’re dealing with a complex built-in oven or a refrigerator that requires precise setup, their installation team is well-equipped to handle the job. This not only saves you the headache of installation but also guarantees that your appliance is set up correctly from the start. I will be completely transparent and say that we didn’t go with their installation service because our home was being built by our custom home builders who just requested for the appliances to be delivered and then installation would be handled by them. But when I had talked to the AJ Madison customer service representative, she explained the process and timeline and, honestly, they offered additional options beyond the installation that weren’t included with our builders.
AJ MADISON Customer Service
In the world of appliance shopping, customer service can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth and satisfying experience. AJ Madison has long been celebrated not only for its extensive range of top-quality appliances but also for its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.
AJ Madison’s customer support is known for being both responsive and accessible. Whether you need assistance with product details, order status, or post-purchase inquiries, their team is just a phone call or email away. Timely and helpful responses are a hallmark of their service, ensuring that you never feel left in the dark.
BEYOND THE SALE
What truly sets AJ Madison’s customer service apart is their dedication beyond the sale. They understand that the journey doesn’t end when you make a purchase; it continues with installation, maintenance, and any service-related queries. Their post-purchase support is a testament to their commitment to ensuring your appliance delivers long-lasting satisfaction.
During our installation with our builders, there was damage made to our refrigerator door. Upon finding it, I was immediately stressed, but AJ Madison helped to alleviate that stress. Immediately upon connecting with customer service, they were able to locate a replacement door to be sent to me within the week. They took the stress out of the entire situation and gave me the tips to not only swap the door out at home without having to call a specialist, but also helping us with information on how to recycle the old door.
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