From range hoods to dishwashers, and food processors to stand mixers, kitchen purchases can be daunting. Whether you're in the market for a $300 mixer or a $2000 refrigerator, it can be nervewracking to figure out how to make the best purchase. How do you go about researching good deals and reliable brands? Where do you go to help you make the best decision — Showrooms? Internet? Friends? Consumer Reports? Tell us how you shop for major new kitchen purchases!