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Panel Ready Dishwashers - Are They a Good Option?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Dec 22, 2021 11:00 AM 

 

NOTE: Since we no longer sell the Fisher & Paykel brand, we will not be updating the Fisher & Paykel product reviewed here as of November 2021. You can view Fisher Paykel's current lineup of dishwashers by clicking here.

If you are designing a new kitchen and want to achieve a modern and professional style, you may want to consider a panel ready dishwasher, also known as an overlay dishwasher. This style allows you to have your cabinetmaker design a panel for the front of your dishwasher which will match the doors on your kitchen cabinets and install a matching handle. These models are designed to hold the custom panel's weight and add a nice look to the kitchen. They may pair well with a panel ready refrigerator and help you achieve that integrated high-end look you desire.

There are many other factors to consider when researching a dishwasher, but if looks are a top concern, a panel ready model may be what you need. For more information to help you choose a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!

 

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Largest Washing Machine on the Market - Meet These Mammoth Models!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 10:30 AM 

 

When searching for a new washing machine, there are many different factors, styles, and options you can take into account (which you can learn more about in our washing machine buying guide), but sometimes, tub size is what you are really focused on. If you are looking for the single largest washing machine on the market, we've got good news for you: LG makes the largest washing machine in both the top and front load category as of this writing.

We won't keep you hanging: the LG WT7800CW is the top load model and the LG WM9500HKA is the front load model (you can compare top load vs front load washers in our article). Samsung is a close second in the front load category with model WV60A9900AV, a washer with a 5.0 cubic foot main tub and a 1.0 cubic foot upper washer for small loads. We'll take a closer look at tub size in general and explore the details of these behemoths from LG. Let's dig in!

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Best Stainless Steel Dishwasher - Top 5 Models Under $1,000

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 9:30 AM 

 

Dishwashers come in many price ranges. Stainless steel is a go-to for today's modern kitchen, but you don't have to be a big spender to get a dishwasher that will look great in your space. We've highlighted five stainless steel dishwashers at different price points so you can get the aesthetic you're looking for no matter your budget! Of course, keep in mind that holiday sales and package deals can send these retail prices down by 20% or more.

Most of the models in our reviews have integrated top controls and a smooth front with no brand badge for a sleek look (except for the #2 model from Bosch and the #4 model from KitchenAid). We cover options from Frigidaire, Bosch, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid. Be sure to include these brands when researching a new dishwasher (check out our dishwasher buyer's guide for more info!). You might discover some unique features that you will like. Let's dig in!

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The 3 Best Beverage Cooler Models of 2022 (24'' Freestanding/Built In)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

 

Looking for a stylish way to chill your beverages and display your good taste to the world? We take a look at three of the best beverage cooler options on the market today from XO and Marvel, plus a surprise contestant: Frigidaire Gallery is offering a built-in model at a crazy low price point. All of these models can be installed freestanding or as built-ins and feature windowed glass frames for a premium look and feel. 

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Quiet Washing Machine - How to Find a Quiet Model

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

More and more, consumers are interested in finding appliances with quiet operation. Noisy refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry appliances can be especially intrusive in apartments, or homes with open floor plans. If you have a second-floor laundry room or laundry closet, a quiet washing machine might be crucial for your sanity!

Normal sounds in new washing machines include clicking and humming, gurgling or running water sounds as the washer fills and drains, and the sound of the basket spinning up and down in short or long bursts. One of the major factors tied to noise reduction is vibration reduction - the two go hand in hand! Although it's unlikely that you'll find decibel levels for most washing machines (unlike with dishwashers, where there is plenty of competition to be the quietest dishwasher), there are several key features you can look for from different brands that will help you find quiet washing machine models. 

 

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KitchenAid Panel Ready Dishwasher - Models, Reviews

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Panel ready appliances are a high-end design trend that you might be considering if you're constructing a new home or extensively renovating your kitchen. No need to try to match finishes or buy everything from one brand - you can get the seamless look with your custom panels and handles. If this is the case for you, you'll certainly need a dishwasher! KitchenAid makes some of the most popular dishwashers on the market today, and (as of this writing) there are two panel ready KitchenAid dishwasher models currently available.

In this article, we'll take a look at these models, including their features, pricing, and links to customer reviews! Many panel ready appliances offer high-end features and design, and the KitchenAid panel ready dishwasher models are no different. Both are high-end models pricing at $1,149 and $1,699 respectively.

 

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Black Stainless Steel Range Hood Models - 30" Chimney Hood Reviews

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Are you considering a suite of black stainless steel kitchen appliances? Finding a matching range hood just got easier with our black stainless steel range hood reviews! In this article, we'll review five chimney-style range hoods available in black stainless steel from several brands. We recommend taking a look at these models in person, because each brand has a slightly different take on black stainless steel - read our article Black Stainless Steel Appliances - Reviews (Pros and Cons) to find out more!

Now, let's dig into the chimney-style black stainless steel range hood options currently available. These are an important appliance to consider if you're looking into appliance packages to bundle a kitchen revamp into one purchase. The products are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.

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The 5 Largest Front Load Washer Models for 2022

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 22, 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 2022 from a few great brands.

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KitchenAid Dishwasher Reviews – Should You Consider a KitchenAid?

Posted by Alex Frank on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

When customers come into our store looking for a new dishwasher, they often ask a couple of questions: “Which dishwasher has the best performance?” and “Which dishwashers have the least amount of problems?”

While there are no dishwashers out there that have no repair issues, the answer to these questions is that KitchenAid and Bosch are typically two of the most highly regarded brands in dishwashers.

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The 6 Best Top Freezer Refrigerator Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

The top freezer refrigerator is the classic refrigerator style, and it has a lot going for it despite the popularity of bottom freezer and French door models. Top freezer models tend to be narrower, so they work well for small kitchens, and they also tend to be less expensive than comparable bottom freezer or side-by-side models.

For apartments or other homes where space is limited, a top freezer refrigerator can be a great way to maximize your food storage capacity! Researching a new refrigerator can be a daunting process, but this article will help make you an expert on one aspect of the market: the best top freezer refrigerator models of 2022.

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