Best kitchen brands
By Liz Ransome-Croker
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If you're interested in getting a Wickes kitchen, first read our Wickes kitchen review to find out what its customers really think of its range, and whether it scored highly enough to be assessed for a Best Buy.
We've surveyed thousands of kitchen company customers to reveal how Wickes kitchens compare with rival brands such as Howdens Joinery, John Lewis and Magnet.
Which? members can log in now to unlock the tables below and see how Wickes was rated by its customer for durability, quality of products and finish - overall as well as its separate components - customer service and value for money.
You can also see how they rated its installation service, and read comments from Wickes kitchen owners.
Logging in will also reveal whether Wickes scored highly enough to be rated in our survey to be assessed in the lab by experts, and whether it made the cut to be a Which? Best Buy - only three brands were worthy.
If you're not a Which? member, you can join Which? to see this, plus reviews of thousands of products, from washing machines to ovens.
Wickes customer satisfaction survey results
In our survey, we asked people how satisfied they are with the brand and whether they would recommend it to a friend. We then combine these to create an overall customer score.
We also ask customers to rate specific elements, including value for money and quality, from one to five stars.
Visit our page on the best and worst kitchen brands to see how Wickes kitchens compare with other brands.
Wickes kitchen units, doors, drawers and worktops
This time, in our survey, we also asked people to rate the quality and durability of different components of the kitchen they bought, as well as overall.
Wickes kitchens installation
In our survey, we also asked kitchen owners about the installation process, including rating the speed of installation, the quality, mess made and the communication from the installer, to see whether it was hassle-free or a total pain.
See how Wickes kitchens compare with other brands for installation by visiting our kitchen installation page.
Click through our gallery to see a range of Wickes kitchens across different prices and styles, including modern and traditional kitchens.
Wickes has 37 kitchens which are split across into two categories: contemporary and classic/traditional. Its kitchens come with matt or gloss finishes and in a range of muted colours.
Its Ready to Fit range contains eight kitchens, some from the other ranges, that are flat-pack, and ready to take home and assemble, either yourself or by your chosen installer.
Wickes says its cabinet edges are reinforced to provide extra protection and that its Blum hinges and drawer systems mean they close softly and are guaranteed for a lifetime.
You can order a free kitchen brochure online, and you can look at the kitchens in store or browse online.
Cost of a mid-range Wickes kitchen: Log in now to discover the price of a mid-range Wickes kitchen when we went undercover to visit each brand to ask for a specific kitchen layout in summer 2017.
This will also unlock Wickes’s scores and our kitchen costs page, where you can see how Wickes compares on price with other kitchen brands and how we collected these prices. You can also find out how much the average kitchen costs and read our tips on how to keep costs down.
Planning/design service: Wickes offers a free design service at your home, where the designer will come and measure up and advise on what will suit your needs. Once plans are ready, go in store to see the design, discuss changes and get a quote. You can also go in store for general advice. Wickes doesn't offer kitchen design software.
Installation: Optional fitting service at extra cost, using its national network of Wickes Approved kitchen installers.
Kitchen appliances, flooring and tiles: Large kitchen appliances from a range of brands, kitchen flooring and wall tiles, all fitted at extra cost - visit our home appliances page to find the best appliances for you.
Which? kitchen survey and assessments
To find out which are the best and worst kitchen brands, in October and November 2017 we asked 3,443 Which? members about the kitchens they had bought in the last 10 years, and their experiences with the brand they bought it from.
In 2018, we assessed three units (a base unit, wall cupboard and a drawer unit) from the kitchen brands that achieved a customer score of 70% or more, as well as four or five star ratings for all five elements we asked people about in our survey.
See how the brands compared in our survey on our page on the best and worst kitchen brands, and find out more about our assessments on our Which? Best Buy kitchen units page.