My husband and me have been building a house and plan to be in it by next winter. I'm trying to figure out what brands of appliances to get ahead of time. I've noticed a lot of appliances don't last like they use to. What would be some good brands to look at for the kitchen appliances. We did decide to get all stainless and the side by side fridge. We will probably go with electric since my dad's house had so many problems with the smell of gas from the stove. I don't want to chance a leak with us having a baby in the house. I'm leaning towards the glass top stove. My husband wants a front loader washer and dryer that can be stacked. One big issue I have with the washer and dryer is we currently use his parent's HE top loader washer. I hate it. It takes 1 1/2 hours to do one load no matter what the load size is. I've talked to a couple other relatives that have HE washers and theirs took forever and they thought it was from theirs being front loaders. I've noticed most of the washers online are HE.