When I got married, I not only got a husband and three kids but I also got a 25-year-old house with crappy appliances. Within the first six months of marriage, our refrigerator completely died. Of course, it happened during the heat of summer while I had three kids who were constantly hungry.
About two months ago, my dishwasher died. At this rate, I figure it won't be long before my oven dies as well. When it does, I'll be much more prepared than I was previously. While I searched my options for a refrigerator and dishwasher, it was extremely difficult to find sites that compared the various choices for these appliances. So I ended up with two appliances that I'm not really satisfied with. The next time around, I'll use a shopping site so I can compare various ovens. Hopefully, it works out better. :)