The problem with your recommendation with the washer and dryer is you don't know how much their products have changed in the last 13 years. I bought 5 major appliances for my kitchen within the last five years all Kenmore.
Three of them have had major component failure. These are not cheap appliances. A $500 microwave with a major component failure. Truth is everything the sell they have gone as cheap as possible all the way down to their tools and tool boxes.
What used to be the best warranty in the business with their tools they don't do any more. They have taken a premier brand name and ran it into the ground.
Harbor Freight tool boxes are better than craftsman now. Very sad but I won't waste my money on any of their products.
Product or Service Mentioned: Kenmore Microwave.
Reason of review: Damaged or defective.