Four years ago I bought a Medallion kitchen. Then we moved and bought cabinets from Schuler.
Perhaps the quality of "both" has gone way down. But one thing is clear.
The Schuler cabinets are NOT the quality, as the Medallions I previously bought.
My comments are based on the Schuler cabinets which arrived and were installed about a month ago ( 10/2014 ). I don’t have the patience to list every problem , but here’s a few examples.
-The sink base's upper panel was 1" too short and held in place by a pair of plastic brackets which in were held in placed by crudly position STAPLES! (until the staples failed ).
- The interior sides of the cabinets are not "square" resulthing in a highly visible gap growing from being flush at the rear and becoming a gap of over a 1/8' at the front. And the bottom of this panel looked like it had been cut with a chain saw.
-On the back face of the drawer boxes the are notches that probably have something to do with the slides, but they look like they were crafted by a hungry beaver. (cracks, splinters, its hard to describe how BAD it is. )
The dove tail joints on all drawer boxes were never glued. ( NO glue in a Dove tail Joint ?) The portion of the dove tail joint coming from forward face of the drawer box has "no " finish on it. . All alone the back of the cabinets back ... a row (?) Of staples looks like it was done with an out of control machine gun.
And on and on….
Quality Control? I guess when your base quality is so bad .... Quality control becomes pretty much irrelevant.
The Schuler Rep. visited last week and while he was a nice guy. I got the feeling that his corporate manta did not embrace a feeling to do it "right." His focus seemed to say …. " it can’t be fixed and instead focussed on “easily” ( low dollar ) fixes. Issues like the lack of glue on dovetails joints were resolved that by saying … it's not a problem and you have a "Life time Warrantee”.
While Elkay Cabinet divions makes some thing like 9000 cabinets a week ….. And this is “supposed to be one of the top lines”
Schuler .... Never again. The same with any part of Elkay.