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Typical Dishwasher Dimensions - Measure Before You Shop

Posted by Todd Buehler on Mar 29, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

Before you head out the door to shop for a new dishwasher for your kitchen, one of the first things you should ask yourself is, "How much space do I have for installation?" This is especially important if you have an older home or custom kitchen that may have unusual dimensions. Most brands make standard-size models, but there are some specialty sizes that are available to fit into spaces that are non-standard.

For more help buying a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!

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6,000 BTU Air Conditioners - 3 Top Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 29, 2021 9:30 AM 

 

After winter frosts and snows melt into spring slush, we welcome the heat of summer... to a point. A 6,000 BTU air conditioner is the perfect size for a bedroom, small play room, or home office, and will generally suit small rooms up to 250 square feet (read more about air conditioner sizes here). Although there are lots of cheap air conditioners out there that tend to pop up in stores around the summer months, choosing an AC unit from an established brand can ensure that you end up with a model that is quieter, energy efficient, and more reliable. 

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The 5 Largest Front Load Washer Models for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 29, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a new washing machine. If you've decided you prefer a front load washer and are looking for the largest model you can find, you're in the right place! In this article, we'll review the largest front load washer models of 2021 from a few great brands.

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The Professional Gas Range - Info & 4 High End Range Reviews

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 29, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

If you've been out looking at professional or pro ranges for your kitchen and are astounded by the prices, we have some good news for you. Many consumers want the power and looks of a professional gas range, but when they start looking at the prices of pro ranges from companies like Wolf, Viking, and Thermador, they quickly change their minds. 

If you want one of these true professional ranges from an ultra premium manufacturer, you're going to have to pay the premium price! However, you can find some great models with MSRPs under $6,000. We'll go over some interesting options on the market today - there are a broad spectrum of options available, from true commercial ranges outfitted for residential use to models that have the pro range look but not as many commercial features.

(If you're looking for more information on choosing a new gas or electric range, check out our range buying guide!)

 

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The 5 Best 18 Inch Dishwashers for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 29, 2021 7:00 AM 


 

The typical dishwasher width of around 24" just doesn't cut it for small spaces. For narrow kitchens, small apartments, and other situations, many people turn to the 18-inch dishwasher to maximize space. In this article, we compare five of the best 18-inch dishwashers on the market to help you get the best bang for your buck!

We focused on built in models here, but we also compared the best portable dishwashers if that's what you're looking for. Here are our picks for the best 18-inch dishwashers of 2021 - in no particular order, numbered for your convenience. Check out our dishwasher buying guide for more info on choosing a great new dishwasher!

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How Long Does a Washing Machine Take? - Cycle Times & More

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Mar 25, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Time is valuable. If you're buying a new washer for the first time in a while and have heard about how today's washers take longer, or your last modern washer turned out to take forever to wash, you might be wondering: How long does a washing machine take to wash clothes these days? How can I make my washer wash faster? And the truly inquisitive may also want to know: Why do washing machines take longer now than they used to? Isn't that a bad thing?

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Dishwasher Not Drying? 8 Quick Fixes

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Mar 25, 2021 9:00 AM 

There's no doubt about it: dishwashers save us a ton of time. We no longer have to spend up to an hour or more processing the day's dishes with a sink full of soapy water and a bunch of towels on hand. Washing your dishes in a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing and is also a lot more sanitary: today's dishwashers heat the water to 140°F or higher to blast away germs.

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The 7 Best Side by Side Refrigerator Models for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 16, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

The side by side refrigerator is a popular choice for large families and households with a lot of mouths to feed! Unlike traditional top freezer refrigerators or bottom freezer refrigerators, the side by side is split vertically between the freezer and refrigerator sections. These refrigerators tend to have a larger width, but require less space to fully open the doors. The design allows you to keep the fresh and frozen items you access the most within easy reach without needing to bend over. (For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

So, if you’re looking for a side by side refrigerator model for 2021, you’re in the right place! We’ve compiled the top seven options for the best side by side refrigerator from a variety of brands. These models feature capacities up to 28.5 cubic feet and prices ranging from $1,299 to $2,399. For models under $1,500, check out #1 and #7. Let’s dig in!

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Slate Appliances vs Stainless Steel - Reviews - Pros and Cons

Posted by Todd Buehler on Mar 16, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

There seem to be more and more color options for appliances coming to the market in recent years. For over a decade, stainless steel appliances were king in the marketplace for anyone building a new home or remodeling an existing home. Stainless steel is still the most popular option, but that may be changing. New colors like black stainless steel, slate, and black slate, among others, are catching on with consumers.

If you're not sure if you're ready for something new or not sure what makes slate different, we'll go over stainless steel versus slate appliances to help you decide which of these might be the best option for you. Let's take a look.

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Black Stainless Steel Appliances - Reviews (Pros and Cons)

Posted by Todd Buehler on Mar 16, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

Black stainless steel appliances are here and they are hot! But are they right for you? Are you considering a new kitchen package and leaning towards stainless steel but wondering whether you should choose black stainless steel instead? We can shed some light on this choice for you.

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