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Maytag Washer and Dryer Reviews

Posted by Todd Buehler on Sep 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

If you are in the market for an American-made washer and dryer, look no further. We all remember the Maytag brand that our families have grown up with. The image of that old washing machine we were so fond of has returned, but with capacities that would swallow that trusty old model!

Maytag laundry products are engineered and assembled in America thanks to the Michigan-based Whirlpool Corporation. They offer 10-year limited warranties on select parts in their washers, namely the wash tub and the motor. We’ve compiled these Maytag washer and dryer reviews and lineup overviews to give you a closer look at some of their latest product offerings.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Dryers, Maytag

Steam Cycle Washer Technology - These Washers Have Awesome Cleaning Power!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Sep 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

If you are in the market for a new washer, you are probably trying to learn about every style and option available to you. One option worth exploring is a steam cycle washer - and you can find more features to consider in our washing machine buying guide, too. These cutting-edge washing machines feature a steam cycle in addition to traditional water cycles.

Steam in a washer provides improved stain removal and can help eliminate odors and prevent wrinkles. It works similarly to a garment steamer. Steam powerfully penetrates the fabrics, and the heat can help sanitize items as well. If you love cleaning with steam, there are also steam dryer models so you can purchase a steam-cleaning pair.

 

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Topics: Washing Machines

LG Linear Compressor Refrigerators - What Makes Them Different

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

 

Please note: The class action lawsuits against LG for linear compressor failures in 2018-2019 have resulted in some negative reactions to LG and the linear compressor, which we will respond to below.

LG has something unique to offer refrigerator buyers: the linear compressor. The compressor is an important piece to the system that moves warm air out of your refrigerator. It's more or less a "pump" designed for vapor rather than water, pushing the warm refrigerant vapor to the coils on the back of your refrigerator so the vapor can cool off and be cycled through your refrigerator again. You can think of this as your refrigerator removing warm air rather than "adding" coolness to the air.

LG's linear compressor is a type of digital inverter compressor. Your typical refrigerator has a "single-speed compressor" that turns on and off as needed. Digital inverter compressors act more like car accelerators: they have variable speed motors (controlled with digital magic) and run constantly at a lower power level rather than turning on to 100% power and then back off again. This saves a lot of energy and reduces wear and tear on the compressor as well. 

 

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Topics: LG

LG vs Samsung Dryer Reviews - Front Load Style Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Sep 3, 2019 8:30:00 AM

 

Samsung and LG are two powerhouse brands in the laundry industry. If you are looking for the best dryer for the money, these two definitely offer great value. These brands offer cutting edge technology and innovative features. These two brands should definitely be on your shopping list when you are researching new dyers (check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new model). They are here to stay as major players in the US appliance industry.

Dryers are not all the same. Some companies still offer very basic models that hit the low price points. However, if you are looking for the newest features and better performance, you'll get it in these two brands. Take a look and see what they have to offer. Let's compare two of their top selling front load style models!

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Topics: Dryers, LG, Samsung

Best Top Loading Washers: LG vs Speed Queen

Posted by Todd Buehler on Sep 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

It’s challenging to make the right decision about what type of clothes washer to purchase. With all of the new washer designs that are so different from the older models, how do you know which one you will like? Does a high efficiency low water wash model or a traditional manually adjustable water level model fit your needs? The following information may help answer some commonly asked questions and point you in the right direction.

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Topics: Washing Machines, LG, Speed Queen

Bosch Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Top Models

Posted by Alex Frank on Aug 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Over the years, German engineering has become synonymous with the production of high-quality products. That’s why Bosch is one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive parts in the world and the reason they make high-performance household appliances.

In 1933, Bosch came out with their first electric refrigerator and they have been making innovations in the appliance industry ever since. Bosch notably created what they called "Vita Fresh" technology in 1989 which substantially increased the length of time produce stayed fresh and crisp. They set standards in environmental manufacturing in the 1990s and, more recently, have created a line of connected appliances that can be controlled and monitored from your computer or smartphone.

In this post, we will review a few of Bosch’s current refrigerators and explore the differences and similarities between them. 

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Topics: Refrigerators, Bosch

Danby Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Great Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 22, 2019 11:30:00 AM

 

If you are looking for a compact refrigerator for your home, cottage, dorm room, boat, trailer, or just need an extra refrigerator to keep the beer in the garage, Danby is a name that you should consider. Danby is a 65 year old family-owned business based in Canada that specializes in offering compact refrigeration and specialty appliances. They offer quality products to fit every space and purpose and back them up with an extensive customer service network. Danby products offer modern design and state of the art features and are priced to fit into your budget.

In this article we’ll review four Danby refrigerator models made to fit in compact spaces, starting with two apartment sized models around 10 cubic feet then moving on to mini fridge models under 5 cubic feet. Click here to skip to the mini fridge reviews if that's what you're looking for!

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Topics: Refrigerators

The Best Garbage Disposal - 3 Top Models

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

If you're building a new home or renovating an existing one, you may be in the market for a new garbage disposal as part of your kitchen package. We're going to take a look at some of the best garbage disposal options on the market from world-famous manufacturers Insinkerator and XO, plus competitor Waste King. We'll examine three models at different price points with different features to help you choose the best garbage disposal for your home.

Not all models are created equally! Let's take a closer look. You can start with our introductory overview, or click here to skip right to the reviews.

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Topics: Garbage Disposals, Insinkerator

Friedrich AC vs Frigidaire - Which Should You Choose?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Summers in New England can be sweltering at times, with high humidity levels and record-breaking temperatures. Many of us choose to cool things down with a window air conditioner, but which model should you choose? It's easy to find no-name brands in any store, from the pharmacy to the supermarket. However, if you want your air conditioner to last, we recommend going for a known brand like Friedrich or Frigidaire.

In general, when it comes to window air conditioners you should consider a lower BTU model for dens, offices, and bedrooms since they are quieter while in operation. When it comes to window installations, there is a wide range of physical sizing from 23" to 42" wide, which includes the supplied accordion or side filler panels.

Friedrich AC models are known for being quiet, and they also offer slide out chassis air conditioners that can be window or wall mounted. The frame or cabinet can be installed separately, and then you can lift the 60 pound air conditioner into that frame rather than trying to hold it in place while you work! Frigidaire is widely sold and starts at a lower price point than Friedrich. Both brands have some great options available!

In this article, we'll go over what you can expect from Friedrich AC in terms of features and pricing for different types of air conditioners, and compare that to what Frigidaire has to offer. Let's dig in!

 

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Frigidaire, friedrich

Zephyr Range Hood Reviews: 3 Great Undercabinet Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 20, 2019 11:01:00 AM

 

Zephyr Ventilation began designing and selling hoods in 1997 with a focus on the need for quality, cutting edge, professional-grade hoods for the home. Today, Zephyr has a reputation for selling well-constructed, high-quality ventilation equipment and is one of the top brands in the field. (For more info on choosing a new range hood, check out our ventilation buying guide!)

Their hoods have the look, the technology and the features that customers are looking for, like quiet operation, easy cleaning, good lighting and powerful venting. Be sure to consider a Zephyr hood when you are shopping for a new ventilation solution for your home! In our Zephyr range hood reviews, we'll take a look at three under cabinet models from their Breeze II, Gust, and Typhoon series in 30" sizes.

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Topics: Ventilation, Zephyr

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