I’ve never been a fan of Kenmore appliances, even though they’re made by several well-known companies, such as LG and Whirlpool, and then branded by Sears. But I do find the Kenmore PRO line intriguing. Designed with the look of high-end products such as Viking Range, Sub-Zero, and Whirlpool KitchenAid the PRO line is beefy and rugged looking. At about $3,200 for a range and $5,000 for a refrigerator, they’re a little pricey—I mean, for a Kenmore—and it’s hard to say how they perform. But if I were in the market, I’d give them a second look. www.kenmore.com.