Bosch and Whirlpool Deliver Best Experience in Appliances

This post examines the six major appliance makers included in the 2012 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Bosch and Whirlpool tied for top spots in the major appliance industry, but all six companies earned “okay” ratings. Despite the tie at the top, the companies have different strength. Bosch leads in the functional component of experience, followed by GE. Whirlpool leads in the accessible component of experience followed by Bosch and LG. When it comes to the emotional component, Bosch leads, followed by LG.

Do you want to see the data? Go to the Temkin Ratings website where you can sort through all of the results for free. You can even purchase the underlying data if you want to get more access.

The bottom line: Major appliance makers need to do better than “okay”

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I am an experience management transformist, helping organizations improve business results by engaging the hearts and minds of their customers, employees, and partners. My "job" is Head of the Qualtrics XM Institute. The Institute is still being established, but our goal is to help organizations around the world thrive by mastering Experience Management (XM). As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. Prior to joining Qualtrics, I was managing partner of Temkin Group (leading CX research, advisory, and training firm), co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (, and a VP at Forrester Research. I'm a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Check out my LinkedIn profile:

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