Low-end products and the usual well known Chinese brands can readily be avoided, with alternatives made all over the world.

CHECK THE BOX, because the country of manufacture may well change from market to market.


Owns AEG, Westinghouse, Chef, Euromaid and Dishlex. Many products made at their Adelaide “kitchen” plant – CHECK THE BOX.

Westinghouse (Owned by Electrolux)

Made in Australia, Europe, S.E. Asia, Thailand, Turkey and China – CHECK THE BOX.

Kelvinator (Owned by Electrolux)

Made in US, Europe, S.E. Asia, Romania, China and Australia – CHECK THE BOX.


Major company with plants in South Korea, India, Mexico, Poland, Indonesia and Russia. They have moved all production of US-bound refrigerators from China to South Korea. Many low-cost products still made in China, otherwise US, Sth Korea etc – CHECK THE BOX.


Some products made in China, but also Sth Korea, Sweden, Sth Africa, US, Thailand and Vietnam – CHECK THE BOX.

Mitsubishi Electric

US, Japan, etc – CHECK THE BOX.


Subsidiaries include Maytag, Hoover, KitchenAid and Ariston. Very vague about where their products are made – CHECK THE BOX.


Large appliances generally made in Italy, small appliances in China.

Made In China

CHiQ 2


Designed in Australia.


Chinese company, products made in China, Germany and Hungary.


Chinese company; owns GE Appliances, amongst others.

Fisher & Paykel (Owned by China’s Haier)


Chinese company, making products under their own name; also own the Esatto and Seiki brands

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to Top