The days of "OL LONLEY" are gone, I did Maytag Red Carpet Service for 25 years & would say they were the best by far. Yes they had problems in the end but now they are the same as the rest. Being bought up by another company & chopped up. I specialize in the old 1930's 40's & 50's style stoves, & can say to a customer ,I can rebuild this for $800.00 or
900.00 mechanically & it will last another 25 years. Bet you can't buy a stove for $5000.00 that will do that. Remember in 1960 a stove was $400.00. A washer $350.00 a manual defrost refrigerator was around $700.00, and a new car was $2000.00 out the door.They lasted 20-25 years. Now a stove is still $400.00 ,washer $350.00,refrigerator frost free with glass shelves & an icemaker still $700.00. A new car STARTS @ $20,000.00 . So if we want the same quality as in 1960 we would pay $3,500.00 for a washer,$4,000. for a stove and $7,000.00 for a refrigerator. Who would pay that?