Okay, my endless quest for appliance reviews continues, but I will be buying this summer. So one final question of all my astute FORT friends: How do you feel about your Kenmore appliances? Trying to balance how much these things cost vs. how well they work, I'm starting to come to the conclusion that if I want something that won't drive me batty I will have to go European and spend beaucoup bucks. I would do that if I had beaucoup bucks, but I don't, so I am now looking at the idea of spending less for something that works just as well as mid-range, assuming that this is indeed the case. So opine away, ladies and gents .