Whirlpool is top of the heap in my book. GE is pretty good.
Sears Kenmore brand always seems to hold up well. A lot of their stuff is made by GE and Whirlpool, but not exclusively. They use ALL brands, including some you have not heard of.
Problem today is....there are only a few companies in the appliance business. GE, Whirlpool, and LG are the big guns. Next is Electrolux.
Just about any other brand you see out there is made/owned by one of these. ( Whirlpool = Roper, Estate, Maytag) ( Electrolux= Frigidaire, etc.)