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Maytag vs Speed Queen Commercial Grade Washers - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Sep 22, 2020 11:00 AM 

 

Washing machines have changed considerably with all of the new energy requirements, and many have become very complicated. Longer wash times and lower water usage have definitely changed the way we do our laundry, and new laundry appliances seem to require more service than older models, especially if the operator uses too much soap or does too many over-sized batches.

Customers are looking for options before they purchase - they want to cut down on service calls and are seeking simpler operation. If you are looking for the best rated top load washer with these features, you should definitely consider Speed Queen and Maytag commercial washers. 

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Drop In Ranges - Replacing an Old Model?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 22, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

Drop-in ranges were quite popular in the 70's and into the early 80's, but their popularity has since plummeted, and they are difficult to find today. The models still available today are limited to 27" and 30" electric drop-in range models. We'll review what drop-in range options are still available and discuss whether it's worthwhile to purchase a more common range style instead. You can learn more about choosing a new kitchen range (gas or electric) in our range buying guide, too!

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Will a Steam Clean Oven Really Clean?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 22, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

In the old days, manual cleaning was the only option when buying a new oven. Getting down on your kitchen floor and scrubbing the inside of your oven using harsh oven cleaners was the only way to get it clean. In the 1960s, self cleaning range models were introduced by General Electric. Many consumers love the self cleaning feature, but as time has passed, consumers have demanded alternatives. Steam clean oven models were born to meet the need for a less harsh, faster, and more energy-efficient oven cleaning option. 

(Before we continue: if you want more info to help you choose a new kitchen range, check out our range buying guide!)

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Need A Refrigerator With No Freezer? - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Sep 10, 2020 9:30 AM 

 

Certain specialty applications call for specialty products. Refrigerators are no different: refrigerators with no freezers, also called "all-refrigerators" or "freezerless refrigerators" may come in compact forms to be installed in offices, pool houses, or where a second refrigerator is needed. Others are intended to replace built-in refrigerators for a high-end look. They range from basic to luxurious, mini to full-size, and there are a lot of options. Here are a few types of all-refrigerators:

  • Twin Refrigerators or Column Refrigerators: A high-end type of refrigerator with no freezer, usually with a built-in look. They feature a single door and can be paired with a matching column freezer for a custom side by side look, or separated for convenience in a high-end kitchen. They may be panel-ready, built-in, or integrated (read more about built in and integrated refrigerators here). Frigidaire offers freestanding options that look built in but are a lot cheaper.

  • Freestanding All Refrigerators: These models are useful for apartments, dorm rooms, offices, and other settings. They can be compact at 11 cubic feet or less, or up to 19 cubic feet or so.

  • Beverage Centers/Wine Coolers: These refrigerators are specifically designed for storing beer, soda, wine, and other beverages. They're a great addition to any home bar! They usually have clear glass doors and can be freestanding or built-in models that can be installed under counters. (We reviewed beverage coolers here.)
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8,000 BTU Air Conditioners - 3 Top Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 10, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Ah, summer: popsicles, cold drinks, sunscreen... But when hot, muggy days turn into hot, muggy nights, it can be hard to enjoy the heat! Window air conditioners are perfect for those of us who live in temperate climates since they can be stored away when the chill of winter creeps back in. 

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Bosch Black Stainless Steel - Features, Pros & Cons

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Sep 10, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Bosch's German engineering has helped it make a name for itself in the appliance market, especially in dishwashers. They made our list of the ten quietest dishwashers and even went head to head with KitchenAid in a comparison of which brand had the quietest dishwasher.

While many appliance manufacturers have already released black stainless steel models and even entirely new color options like GE Slate and Whirlpool Sunset Bronze, Bosch has been surprisingly late to the game. However, Bosch black stainless steel is slightly different from other brands and might be the perfect choice for your kitchen. 

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The 7 Best Gas Dryers for 2020

Posted by Bob Allaire on Sep 10, 2020 9:00 AM 


Gas dryers are an ideal choice for many homes, offering lower operating costs compared to electric dryers with the tradeoff of slightly higher upfront prices. If you’re searching for a new gas dryer this year, you’re in the right place! We’ve put together our seven top picks for the best gas dryers of 2020 to show off just a few of the great options the laundry industry has to offer.

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The 7 Best Electric Dryer Models for 2020

Posted by Bob Allaire on Sep 10, 2020 8:45 AM 


 

Are you interested in upgrading your electric dryer for 2020? Electric dryers are a convenient option for homes and apartments that don't have easy access to a gas line and are the most widely sold type of dryer in the United States. Although electric dryers are generally less efficient to operate than gas dryers, new options on the market use sensors and other technology to help reduce their operating costs. You should consider an Energy Star rated electric dryer if you want to save money on utilities!

We’ve pulled together seven of the best electric dryer models from several different brands to help you explore some of the new offerings on the market. Some things to pay attention to are dryer dimensions compared to capacity to maximize available space, and to aim for a dryer with twice the capacity of your washing machine to hit that laundry sweet spot! (For more info on choosing a new dryer, check out our dryer buying guide.)

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The Top 5 Best Window Air Conditioner Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 10, 2020 8:15 AM 

 

Looking for relief from summer heat and humidity? The window air conditioner is almost as common of an appliance as the toaster, and there are a lot of options to choose from. But if you're tired of buying "mystery brand" units that rattle and roar, guzzle electricity, and tend to die pretty quickly, then you might be interested in choosing a name brand for your next window AC. We've chosen products from Frigidaire, GE, LG, and specialty brand Friedrich to help you choose the best brand and model for your needs!

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10,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner - 4 Top Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 10, 2020 8:00 AM 

 

It's a relief to exchange snow tires for regular tires, boots for sandals, and sweaters for short sleeves, isn't it? And yet... sometimes, no matter how much we appreciate summer, there are a few downsides. If you have a large space to cool down, a 10,000 BTU window air conditioner is a great way to do it. These powerful ACs can handle 350-450 square feet, and many options are still 115/120 volt rather than requiring a 220 volt setup.

We've chosen four popular models from great brands to help you decide. Choosing an air conditioner from an established brand helps ensure that you get a solid warranty and that the unit gives you many seasons of performance.

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