When our customers ask me to recommend an appliance brand, they give me a puzzled look when I say, “Check out Crosley.”
“Huh? Check out who?”
“Crosley! You know, the appliance brand.”
“No, I’ve never heard of them,” is the typical response.
This is likely because, compared to big name brands like Frigidaire and Whirlpool, Crosley appliances don’t get much mainstream advertising. Plus, you won’t find a Crosley appliance in every big box store in town. However, despite their somewhat small market share, Crosley is a great brand that anyone purchasing a new appliance should consider.
Actually, now that I think about it, you probably know more about Crosley appliances than you realize, especially if you’ve owned a Whirlpool laundry appliance or a Frigidaire kitchen appliance. This is because Crosley appliances are manufactured by Whirlpool and Frigidaire, meaning there’s little difference between a Crosley washer and a Whirlpool washer!
It’s true! Crosley’s products are manufactured by trusted brands, primarily Frigidaire (kitchen appliances) and Whirlpool (laundry appliances). Therefore, when you see a Crosley appliance, you’re actually seeing a product made by Frigidaire or Whirlpool.
Of course, this wasn’t always the case. Crosley’s roots date back to 1920 when they began producing low priced radios with great success. Their line of products expanded to refrigerators and other household appliances in the 1930’s. Crosley founder, Powel Crosley, patented the idea of placing shelves in their refrigerator doors, which is widely (actually, almost ALWAYS) used today.
The Crosley brand still uses the business ideas of Powel Crosley, opting to sell their appliances to hand-picked, independent local dealers. If you’re interested in finding a Crosley dealer near you, follow this link to their website.
Why I recommend Crosley
I recommend Crosley because the brand is affordable, reliable, and backed by one of the best warranties in the industry.
The Crosley brand offers a 10-year limited warranty, which is one of the industry’s best appliance warranties. The first year of warranty coverage includes both labor and parts (administrated by either Whirlpool or Frigidaire). Years 2-10 are covered exclusively by Crosley, in which they cover the cost of parts for their full line of appliances. This is a remarkable warranty length, especially considering the affordability of Crosley appliances.
If you do end up needing Crosley repair, you can rest assured that the downtime won’t be long. In our experience, replacement part availability is great. We typically get special order parts within 3 days.
Crosley is truly a remarkable brand that we recommend often. If you’re in need of a new appliance, we certainly urge you to consider Crosley.
We are proud to service Crosley appliances in or out of warranty here at Just-in Time Appliance. If you have a Crosley appliance in need of repair, contact us today!