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Marvel Wine Cooler Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 3, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Are you a wine enthusiast looking for the ideal place to store your collection of red and white wines? Are you looking for the best wine cooler options for your home? If so, specialty brand Marvel should definitely be up for consideration. In this wine refrigerator review, we'll go over the different sizes, price points, and options among Marvel wine coolers. Marvel has both single and dual temperature zone wine refrigerators available, all at a high level of quality.

There are certainly many other brands that offer wine coolers at lower price points, but if you want the best in quality for your wines, both inside and out, you should consider Marvel's wine coolers. They stand apart thanks to their focus on energy efficiency, leading the industry in fast and responsive cooling thanks to Dynamic Cooling Technology, and professional features. The following three models are some of their most popular options. 

All of the Marvel wine refrigerators in our review include the following:

  • Front-breathing design for built-in installations

  • Vibration Neutralization System to protect wines from agitation

  • Tinted, UV resistant Argon-filled dual pane glass doors to protect wines from damaging ultraviolet light

  • Sleek designer styling, including panel-ready options

  • Basic Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, 5 years parts on the sealed system

  • Integrated digital controls with LED display on top of the door

  • Designed for quiet operation
 
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LG vs GE Over the Range Microwave Reviews

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 3, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

It's not every day that you are shopping for a microwave oven. In fact, if you are in the market for a new unit, it's most likely due to a catastrophic cooking failure or because your old one is worn out past the point of repair. So, what types of features would you like on your new microwave oven? With so many manufacturers promoting what they believe to be the best features and all the different price ranges, where do you begin? What are the features that you'll actually use and what makes one microwave oven better than another? This blog is designed to help you to answer all of these questions to choose the best over the range microwave for your needs.

If you're looking for a higher-end, over the range microwave in the $550-600 range, LG and GE over-the-range microwaves have some great features that make these models easier to use for microwaving and stovetop ventilation as well as easier to clean. Let's take a look at two of these two models and see which one has the right combination of features for you!

 

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GE vs Whirlpool Bottom Freezer Refrigerators - Which Should You Choose?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 29, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

GE and Whirlpool both offer a great range of refrigerators, so you may be curious about what they have in the bottom freezer refrigerator category. Bottom freezer refrigerators flip the traditional top-freezer model upside down. You have easy access to the fridge without bending over, and the drawer-style freezer doesn’t require careful management to avoid spilling bags of frozen vegetables on the floor! 

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Frigidaire Professional Refrigerator Reviews - Features & Prices

Posted by Alex Frank on Aug 23, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Choosing the right refrigerator is an important task when updating your kitchen, especially since it's a large piece that draws attention when you walk in the room. It represents your style and can be a reflection of your personality. Some product lines provide sleek handles and a smooth contoured appearance while others have a more rugged commercial look. For consumers who are passionate about cooking or just want to feel like the top chef of their own personal restaurant, professionally-styled appliances are a great choice!

When we think of these kinds of professionally-styled appliances, brands like Viking and Wolf often come to mind. If you want that style but are a bit more price conscious, Frigidaire Professional makes a beautifully designed line of products with a commercial edge. While much can be said about Frigidaire’s ranges, wall ovens, dishwashers, and cooktops, we’re going to look at their Professional line of refrigerators in this article.

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What is a Dual Fuel Range? - Plus Reviews of Three Top Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 22, 2022 10:00 AM 

 

When you are researching new kitchen ranges, there are many options to consider. If you love to cook, a dual fuel range might be the perfect choice. In this article, we'll go over the details of dual fuel ranges and review three top-selling models starting at $2,598 MSRP. To learn more about gas and electric ranges, check out our range buying guide!

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Compact Dryers - Reviews & How to Choose

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 22, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

If you are living in an apartment or condo or maybe even a "tiny house", you may be in need of a compact dryer to fit in a small space. Compact dryers are dryers made to fit in small spaces and have a smaller capacity. They are generally available in electric 115 volt or 240 volt, or gas models and come in stackable or free standing designs. Many can also be placed on a pedestal if space allows.  

If you are constrained by space, compact dryers may be exactly what you are looking for. Researching a new dryer can be easy if you know the right questions to ask. In this blog, we try to shed some light on the topic of compact dryers and review two top-selling models, one vented and one ventless. You can find more information on dryers in our dryer buying guide!

 

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Frigidaire Induction Range Review with Features and Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 18, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Induction ranges are interesting and different. These ranges are increasing in popularity, and many consumers are seeking to learn more about them. If you are researching new ranges and considering an induction range, especially if you're looking for American-built quality, Frigidaire induction ranges should definitely be on your list. For over 85 years, Frigidaire has been manufacturing products across North America. They currently offer incredibly affordable induction ranges starting at $1,449, which we'll review below. This is over $1,000 cheaper than most other brands' induction offerings!

For more about the benefits and drawbacks of induction cooking, read our article, What is Induction Cooking? - Is it right for your kitchen? 

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Top Load Dryer vs Front Load - What is a Front Load Dryer?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 18, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

Researching a new dryer can be easy if you know the right questions to ask. One of the topics you may be pondering is the difference between a top load dryer vs front load (find out more about dryers in our Dryer Buying Guide). 

Virtually, all dryers load from the front, so what do we mean by a front loading dryer? This is a dryer that is meant to aesthetically match the appearance of a front loading washer, with the controls in the front and matching cosmetic details. These dryers usually have the option of being stacked on top of the washer, but it is not a requirement (check out our review of a Maytag stackable washer dryer pair to explore this option). They can also be placed on optional pedestal bases to raise them to a more convenient height. Most consumers who already have or are planning to purchase a front loading washer will want to plan on matching it with a front loading dryer.

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Panel Ready Dishwashers - Are They a Good Option?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 15, 2022 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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LG vs GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Comparison - Which is Better?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 15, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

LG and GE are top appliance manufacturers known for their great styling and innovative tech features. If you're looking for an eye-catching refrigerator upgrade, these two brands offer some great potions. Bottom freezer refrigerators are becoming less common thanks to the popularity of French door refrigerators but they're still a great upgrade from traditional top freezer styles for budget-conscious consumers.

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Which Refrigerator Has the Largest Freezer?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 15, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

As buying groceries in bulk becomes more popular, more consumers are looking for refrigerators with extra freezer space to hold it all. Although some people are turning to chest freezers or upright freezers to store their bulk buys, other people prefer to keep it all in one place. If you want a large refrigerator with the largest freezer you can find, you're in the right place: we'll discuss what to look for if you want a refrigerator with a big freezer. If you're looking for freezers, check out our reviews of the best upright freezers of the year.

For more info on choosing a new fridge, check out our refrigerator buying guide

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Washing Machine Impeller - A Great Feature Giving You Extra Capacity

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 3, 2022 9:30 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 would be the modern machines with a washing machine impeller versus an agitator. You can check out our washing machine buying guide for even more information!

These new high-efficiency top load washers do not have the traditional agitator in the tub. The agitator has been replaced with an impeller device that is designed to move the clothes to the bottom of the tub and do the washing. The impeller is like a very short, flat agitator in a cone shape. The beauty of it is that it opens up a ton of space in the tub for extra washing. 

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The Steam Dryer - How It Works, and Who Makes the Best

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 3, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Are you in the market for a steam dryer and looking for a great option? In this article, we'll delve into steam and discuss one of the best selling steam cycle dryer models out there.  

Steam cycles are very useful in dryers, and have been around since the late 2000s. They can be used to freshen up items that are clean but may have been stored for a long time or worn just once. They can also be used to eliminate wrinkles and odors during drying cycles. Steam washers tend to focus on stain removal, wrinkle reduction, and sanitize cycles as well. Be sure to consider steam as an option when you are researching new dryers - and check out our dryer buying guide for more information on choosing a new dryer.

 

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Typical Dishwasher Dimensions - Measure Before You Shop

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 2, 2022 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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Maytag vs Whirlpool Top Load Washer Review - Agitator or Impeller?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 2, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

There are many reasons why you might prefer a top load washer over a front load washer - with one important factor being the price. But are you torn between choosing an impeller washer or an agitator model? The Whirlpool WTW5010LW and the Maytag MVWC565FW are both top load washers priced at around $849, but the Whirlpool model is an impeller washer while the Maytag option is an agitator washer. We'll review and compare these two models to help you decide which set of features is best for your needs!

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Best Cheap Front Load Washers - The Most Fully Featured Entry Level Models

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 1, 2022 11:40 AM 

 

When you're shopping for a new front load washer, you'll probably notice that the cheapest options are around $949-$1,049 outside of holiday sale periods. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, you're in the right place! We'll show you which entry-level front load washers have the most features to help you choose which option is best for you.

Whirlpool, LG and Electrolux currently make the cheapest front load washers at $949-$999. Your options really open up at $1,049 with options from GE and LG as well.

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Whirlpool vs GE Top Load Washers - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 1, 2022 11:30 AM 

 

If you're researching a new washer and want good quality and features without breaking the bank, here are a couple of options for you.

GE and Whirlpool offer many different models with many different feature packages that will allow you to find the model that will fit your needs and get the job done. These two top-selling brands have been around for decades and are tried and true in the industry. Both brands have evolved and now offer a full range of washing machines with the latest technologies that consumers are looking for. GE and Whirlpool get high marks for reliability and performance in their new laundry products.

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

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 1, 2022 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 WT7400CW 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 feet 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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Bosch vs KitchenAid Dishwashers - Which Should You Choose?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jul 18, 2022 11:18 AM 

 

Many people looking for a new dishwasher have been interested in information about how KitchenAid's dishwashers compare with Bosch models. These two well-known dishwasher brands both offer great value to the customer. Bosch has a reputation for being among the quietest, most reliable brands. KitchenAid is one of the top brand names in the appliance industry and has a reputation for offering the highest quality appliances to the consumer.

These two brands offer dishwashers that are very different in design and styling, and each offer some unique features. Be sure to include these brands as you research new dishwashers for your kitchen. Generally, when people are comparing Bosch vs KitchenAid dishwashers, they are looking for a mid-range to high-end model. If you are looking to spend less than ~$700, that leaves KitchenAid out since KitchenAid's least expensive model is around $999 (although during certain sales and promotions it could be closer to $700). Bosch, on the other hand, has dishwashers starting as low as $549 before promotional pricing. 

In this article, we'll compare two popular models at similar price points from each brand to help you decide which option offers the best set of features and design choices that work for you. Let's dig in!

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Electric Cooktop with Downdraft - Replacing an Old Unit?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jul 11, 2022 9:15 AM 

 

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Bosch Dishwasher Reviews – Should You Consider a Bosch?

Posted by Alex Frank on Jul 11, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

For years, Bosch dishwashers have held a powerful presence in the appliance market since they began to focus on creating quieter dishwashers. With legendary German engineering behind their products, consumers associate the brand with high quality and performance. And for good reason - all of their dishwashers go through 485 quality checks before leaving the factory to ensure that the products are working properly, and they're "the quietest dishwasher brand in the US!" Most Bosch dishwashers for the US are made in North Carolina, although their Benchmark series is made in Germany.

They have a large array of dishwashers available, and while looking at every one of them would be a daunting task, we will look at a few of their most popular models in this article so that you can get a good idea of what this brand has to offer and the different features available. We’ll start with one of Bosch’s more basic dishwashers from the Ascenta/100 series and go on up to the 800 series.

Before we dig into the reviews, we'll go over what cool features are available from the over 100 dishwashers Bosch offers, and what the different lineups have to offer.

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Should You Buy a Front Load Washing Machine?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jun 1, 2022 11:45 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 (for more information on buying a new clothes washer, check out our washing machine buying guide). Front load washing machines are certainly worth consideration. If you are used to a traditional top load style, a front loader may offer you a whole new perspective on doing laundry. A front load washing machine can be more expensive than a comparable top load washer, but that gap is closing as washer technology improves. 

We'll help you learn about the benefits and features commonly found in front load washing machines to help you decide if this washing machine type is right for your needs. Let's dig in!

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

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 20, 2022 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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The Double Oven Range - Features & Product Reviews

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 20, 2022 10:30 AM 

 

If you love to cook and often find yourself cooking multi-course meals that require cooking two or more dishes at the same time, double oven ranges should be on your shopping list (for more tips, check out our range buying guide). Double oven ranges allow you to cook two different dishes simultaneously at different temperature settings, or use just one oven for faster preheating than if you had to preheat a full-size oven cavity.

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Large Capacity Dryer - Who Has the Largest?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 20, 2022 9:30 AM 

 

Researching a new dryer can be an involved process. There are many factors to consider, and size is one of the most important ones. Dryer sizes are wide-ranging, but if you have a large family or heavy laundry needs for some other reason, you may be looking for the manufacturer with the largest dryer capacity on the market. Look no further! (Or, if you want to look further: check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer!)

We've analyzed large capacity dryer options across manufacturers and found two behemoths that may be just what you are looking for. The overall largest dryer on the market right now comes from LG with a 9.0 cubic foot front load style model. Whirlpool is a close second with a 8.8 cubic foot top load style model (learn more about front load vs top load style dryers here). All dryers load from the front, but "front load style" dryers are designed to match a front load washer, usually with controls on the front of the machine and a windowed door, while "top load style" dryers have controls at the back of the machine and can't be stacked.

Let's explore these highly rated top-of-the-line models! Pay special attention to the dimensions if you're buying extra large washers and dryers because they can be a few inches larger in width and depth than standard size models. Make sure they will fit through your doorways and in your laundry space!

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The LG Electric Range Lineup - Discover Your Options!

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 20, 2022 9:15 AM 

 

LG is relatively new to the appliances industry, but the brand has definitely made a name for itself! If you're shopping for a new electric range, you might be wondering what LG electric ranges have to offer. We'll go over the full LG electric range lineup to help you decide if this brand has what you're looking for!

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Samsung Flex Duo - Everything You Need to Know!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 20, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

A double oven range can be a great way to boost your cooking options: splitting the oven cavity in two means you can cook two dishes at different temperatures simultaneously. A roast for dinner and cookies for dessert? Yes, please!

However, there are a few downsides to the double oven range style: the lower oven is usually the larger one, but it's closer to the floor so you have to bend or squat to get to it. Sometimes the oven space is divided about half and half, while in others there is a smaller upper oven and a larger lower oven. The Samsung Flex Duo system aims to give you the best of both worlds by making it easy to convert your range from a double to a single oven whenever you want.

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Weber Spirit E-310 vs Genesis E-310 - Which Should You Choose?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 20, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Weber grills have a dedicated fan following, beginning with their invention of the original round kettle grill in 1951. They've made a name for themselves by listening to customer feedback and constantly improving their grill designs while keeping their pricing transparent. If your old gas grill has kicked the bucket or is about to, you may be curious about Weber gas grills and how to choose the right model for you. The Weber Spirit E-310 is one of their most popular models, but how does it compare to the upgraded Weber Genesis E-310?

In this article, we'll compare these two Weber gas grills and their many great features. Of course, these models aren't all that Weber has to offer. To learn more about Weber and their grills, check out our article: Weber Gas Grills - Everything You Need to Know

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

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 20, 2022 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 is 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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Wall Ovens with Air Fry - Information, Reviews, & Comparisons

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 20, 2022 8:15 AM 

 

The first air fry ranges hit the market a couple of years ago with Frigidaire as the pioneer. Other brands have followed suit, and now, you can find a variety of stoves with this feature! If you're looking for a wall oven with air fry, options are a little more limited, but they're there.

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Garage Ready Freezer - Best Chest Freezer Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 13, 2022 9:30 AM 

So you're looking for a garage ready chest freezer. Options are limited, and it can get confusing when you're trying to research your options online - a freezer may get tagged as a "garage ready" model by a website simply because people have left reviews stating that they have installed it in a garage. In mild climates where the temperature never gets much below 40 degrees, you don't technically need a garage ready model, although installing an "indoor" freezer in a garage could void the warranty.

If you live in the northeast US or other areas with freezing winters, you'll need to check that the freezer you choose can handle below-freezing temperatures.

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The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 13, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

 

Electric ranges offer a sleek look and great baking performance, and can be commonly found in apartments and homes where installing a gas line is not possible. With many of them now available with smooth ceramic glass cooktops, they’re easy to clean and look great, too!

To help you find a new electric range, we’ve put together reviews of some of the best electric range models of 2022, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $1,049 up to a premium $1,998 double oven model (although promotional periods and rebates can shave 20% or more off the list price). All models have five elements, flexible dual or triple expandable elements, and some form of convection for better cooking and baking results.

Looking for slide-in ranges with front controls? Check out our best slide-in electric range reviews. If you're looking for induction electric ranges, check out our Frigidaire induction range review. And if you need more info on choosing a new range, check out our range buying guide!

These seven models are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. Let’s dig in!

 

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Discover Frigidaire Gallery’s 2021 Wall Oven - 10+ New Cooking Modes!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 13, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

 

Are you a kitchen explorer who loves to try different cooking styles and is on the lookout for an oven that can go with the flow and provide the modes and options you need? You might want to look at Frigidaire’s new and enhanced wall oven lineup that came out in late 2021 into 2022. Frigidaire Gallery introduces a way to experience more cooking modes in just one appliance instead of buying a specialized appliance for just one or two functions!

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Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator Reviews - Every Model in the Lineup!

Posted by Alex Frank on Apr 13, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

After manufacturing refrigerators for over a century, it’s safe to say that Frigidaire has significant experience under its belt. The company has several lines of products, including the basic Frigidaire, the restaurant-inspired Frigidaire Professional, and the stylish Frigidaire Gallery. While much can be said about each product line, we will be looking specifically at Frigidaire Gallery refrigerators in this article to compare the different styles and features available.

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KitchenAid vs Whirlpool Electric Range Review with Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 13, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

When you’re on the hunt for the best electric range, you may wonder what the “real” differences are between appliances that look very similar. How do you know if it’s worth it to go for an electric range model in a higher price range? To help show these possible differences, we’re going to review and compare two 30" freestanding smoothtop electric ranges. Both are available in sleek and stylish stainless steel. But besides being good-looking, how do you know which one is right for you?

KitchenAid is known for their stand mixers, but they also offer premium appliances with serious aesthetic appeal. They're now owned by Whirlpool, one of the largest appliance manufacturers in the world. How do two $1,400 ranges compare to one another? If you can afford a higher-end model but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, how should you choose? Let’s dig into some KitchenAid vs Whirlpool electric range reviews and find out!

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Wall Oven Dimensions - Finding a Compatible Replacement Model

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 8, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

If you are in the market for a new wall oven, one of the challenges can be finding a wall oven with the same dimensions as your existing oven. Wall oven dimensions vary among manufacturers and typically range between 24" and 30", with 30" electric models being the most popular followed by 27" electric. One of the most challenging wall oven dimensions to work with in terms of replacement is 24" for both electric and gas. We have some tips for understanding wall oven dimensions and more!

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Narrow Refrigerators - What Are Your Options?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 6, 2022 11:27 AM 
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Top Freezer Refrigerator Reviews - Frigidaire vs GE

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 6, 2022 9:00 AM 


Frigidaire and GE both offer a wide variety of top freezer refrigerators in sizes from 12 cubic feet to 21 cubic feet. From basic models to modern full-featured top freezer refrigerators, they cover all of the bases and offer products to meet the many different customer needs in the top freezer market. These brands both offer top freezers with the feature packages and styling that customers want for their homes. 

This style of refrigerator is still in demand for smaller homes, condos, and apartments. Top freezer models tend to have small footprints and lots of interior space for food storage while being the cheapest out of any refrigerator style. You can save 50% or more on a top freezer refrigerator compared to a trendy French door model. 

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Door In Door Refrigerators - Reviews & What You Need to Know

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 6, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

A few years ago, LG was the only appliance brand with door-in-door refrigerators. Today, they're offering new versions of this innovative design, including dual door in door and the InstaView door in door. Other brands like Samsung and GE have started to offer their own styles of door in door refrigerators as well.

After exploring the benefits of the door in door design, we'll be taking a look at the InstaView door in door as well as checking out what other brands have done in this area. One thing's for sure: LG has some competition!

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The Electrolux Dryer Lineup - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 1, 2022 11:00 AM 

 

Electrolux is a well-recognized appliance name in many homes. They're known for great styling, features, and superb performance throughout every product that they manufacture. Their gas and electric dryers are no exception. You might already be sold on getting a great Electrolux front load washer, but what about their dryers? We'll dig into what Electrolux has to offer - and you can check out our dryer buyer's guide for more info on dryers in general as well!

Electrolux refreshed their laundry lineup in 2021 with some awesome features that we'll go over in detail before we compare the models in the dryer lineup.

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The Panel Ready Refrigerator - What You Need to Know

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 1, 2022 10:00 AM 

 

If you are remodeling a kitchen and going high end, you may be asking yourself: What is a panel ready refrigerator, and are they a good choice? If you want that really modern, high-end integrated look, a panel ready refrigerator may be a good choice for you. (For more tips on choosing a new fridge, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

Panel ready refrigerators allow you to have your cabinet maker design a panel for the refrigerator doors that will match your cabinets, including the hardware like the handles. Panel ready refrigerators are typically only found in larger side-by-side or French door models and are more expensive than traditional models. They are usually purchased for very expensive homes along with other high-end appliances or as part of a designer kitchen remodel.

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5 Largest Side by Side Refrigerator Models of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 1, 2022 9:30 AM 

 

The side-by-side refrigerator helps you keep everything important at eye level so you can easily access refrigerated and frozen items without bending over. This refrigerator style tends to be wider than a comparable bottom freezer or top freezer model, so they work best in kitchens with space to spare (compare side-by-side vs French door refrigerators in our article). They are often ADA compliant because of their easy-access design, so they are a great option to consider if you or someone in your household has a physical disability.

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Best Side by Side Refrigerators - LG vs Frigidaire (Reviews, Features, Prices)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 1, 2022 8:00 AM 

The refrigerator is a crucial home appliance that may only be replaced every 8 to 10 years, so finding the ideal fit that will stand up to the tests of time is important when you're shopping for a new one! One interesting refrigerator style is the side by side refrigerator, known for being spacious and easy to use without bending over to access fresh or frozen items. 

Two of the best side by side refrigerator models you should consider are the LG LRSDS2706S and the Frigidaire FRSS2623AS. Take a look at our review below to learn more, and check out our list of the best side by side refrigerators of the year for more products to compare!

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Best Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator - Frigidaire Professional vs KitchenAid

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 1, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

Counter depth refrigerators are an easy way to take the style of your kitchen to the next level. They're typically 36" wide and about 70" tall with a total depth of 28-31" including the handles, so they won't stick out past your countertops. In many remodeled kitchens, center islands are installed which carry a dishwasher, slide-in range or wall oven and cook top, while leaving the refrigerator on the out-skirting walls. With a full-depth refrigerator, you will find that there is not enough elbow room to walk between the island and refrigerator. This is a perfect opportunity for a counter depth model. It doesn't stick out, giving you more room in your kitchen and it gives you that clean modern finished look. You can read more about these models in our article on counter depth refrigerators

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LG Refrigerators with UVnano Water Dispenser - Info, Review, & More

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 16, 2022 10:38 AM 

 

Picture your pre-pandemic life. It’s probably a lot different from now - from how we socialize to the way we value cleanliness and hygiene more. We’ve been washing our hands more thoroughly, covering our faces with masks, sanitizing items we frequently touch, and taking other precautions now to protect ourselves and others from spreading the COVID-19 virus.

This level of care extends to our own homes. Different home items with UV light have started to garner attention lately because of their germ-killing ability, and LG has recently introduced refrigerators that have UV light sanitizers in the water dispenser. Now, you may be wondering… what is the UVnano dispenser all about? Will it take cleanliness in the kitchen to the next level? Here’s what we found!

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The 7 Best Countertop Microwaves for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 16, 2022 10:15 AM 

 

The countertop microwave is a classic small kitchen appliance. While we've also reviewed the best over the range microwaves of the year, in this article, we'll focus on the best countertop microwave models of 2022 from a variety of brands. We cover everything from compact options to large family-size models retailing at prices as low as $179 all the way up to $549. From basic to impressive, we wanted to give you a broad sampling of the best microwaves for your kitchen. 

Without further ado, let's dig into the best countertop microwaves of the year, complete with pricing, features, and links to real customer reviews! (And check out our microwave buying guide if you want more help choosing a new model.)

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The 5 Best Over The Range Microwaves for 2022

Posted by Todd Buehler on Mar 16, 2022 8:45 AM 

 

One of the most convenient kitchen appliances found in almost every home is the popular over the range microwave oven, more commonly known as an OTR microwave oven. The OTR microwave has taken the place of the countertop microwave and hood assembly, saving space by combining both products into one handy package. Power capacities can vary from 850 watts for reheating or up to 1,200 watts for cooking full meals. 

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Side Venting Dryer - Need a Good Side Venting Option?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Mar 16, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

There are several important questions to consider when doing your research on a new dryer. How it will vent is one of them. Depending on the configuration of your laundry room or closet, you may find that you need a good side venting option.

Standard dryer installation calls for rear venting, but due to space limitations or configuration, you may need to look for a model that allows side venting. Not all models do! It's important to bring this up with your local appliance salesperson because different brands and models have different restrictions for the options to install side venting. For example, you may only be able to side vent on one side of the dryer - most gas dryers can only be side vented to the left because of the burner housing. Dryers with "four-way venting" usually will allow you to install a side vent on either side.

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The Electrolux Front Load Washer Lineup - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 16, 2022 8:15 AM 

 

If you are looking for a new front load washer, you should consider the Electrolux brand. The Electrolux name is known for excellence and quality, and their laundry equipment is no exception. Their line of front load washers introduced in 2018 are super-efficient and offer above-average cleaning performance and fabric care. These washers offer reliability, smooth and quiet operation, and cycles as short as 15 minutes.

In fall 2021, Electrolux updated four full size washer models with new control panels and even more upgraded features. Optic Whites and Pure Rinse are just a few of these new features. In this article featuring thorough Electrolux front load washer reviews, we'll go over the full 2021 model lineup and what upgrades you'll find as you move up to the high-end models. Prices range from $999-$1,249.

Don't overlook Electrolux when you are doing your research on new washers. Now, let’s dig in!

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The 7 Best Top Load Washer Models for 2022

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 16, 2022 8:00 AM 


The top load washer is an American standby, often with lower prices than front load washers as well as low repair costs, plus a long life expectancy. If you’re interested in upgrading to a new top load washer in 2022, our list of the “top” top load washers is a must-read! We review seven of the best top load washer offerings on the market today to help you find the best option for your home.

Now, let's dig into our reviews of the best front load washer models! They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.

 

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The 7 Best French Door Refrigerator Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 16, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

The French door refrigerator flips the traditional top freezer model and makes the refrigerator into a two-door design. The result? Tons of usable shelf space, less area needed for the doors to swing open than a single-door refrigerator, lots of door bins, and a lot of features… but that’s far from all of it! You get wider shelves than a side-by-side refrigerator and easier access to refrigerated items without bending over like with a top freezer model. (For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

If you’re planning on upgrading your refrigerator for 2022 and considering a French door model, we’ve compiled a list of seven of the best French door refrigerator models of the year. They’re high-tech and dressed to impress from the great household brands you know and love! All of the models on our list come with LED lighting and are Energy Star rated. Except for model #1 from GE Appliances, they're all 36" wide. Prices range from $1,899 to $3,999, although holiday sales and rebates can cut these list prices by 20% or more. Let's dig in!

 

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The 7 Best Range Hoods for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 11:45 AM 

 

Even the best of cooks occasionally forgets about a pan on the stovetop or ignores an oven timer for too long. When that happens, a range hood can be a lot more effective than an open window! Sucking up smoke and greasy air, the best range hood options will keep cooking smells where they belong: in the kitchen, not bedrooms and other living areas!

We've put together a list of the best range hoods with complete reviews of their features and specs to help you upgrade your kitchen ventilation to the next level! Like most options on the market, these are all convertible range hoods. They can be hooked up to ductwork or set up as recirculating if ductwork is not available. They're listed in no particular order - the numbering is for readability and your convenience. Let's take a closer look!

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The 7 Best Wall Ovens for 2022 (30" Single Ovens - Electric)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 10:30 AM 

 

 

An electric wall oven provides a high-end built-in look and lets you access your oven without having to bend over. They are more expensive than traditional ranges and are available in standard 24", 27", and 30" widths. Compared to a typical range oven, they tend to be smaller, but not everyone needs six cubic feet of oven space (and if you want extra capacity to cook multiple dishes at once, a double wall oven might be perfect)!

Our list of the best wall ovens for 2022 covers a variety of brands and price points to help you find the perfect option for your home. All but one of these 30" models features true convection, and prices range from $1,998 and up (if you're looking for a wall oven for even less price, look into Whirlpool, GE, Amana, and Frigidaire). We've numbered them for your convenience, but they are listed in no particular order. 

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The 5 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 10:30 AM 

 

Refrigerators! We all have one that may have seen better days. Many of us have full-depth units for a variety of reasons and may consider purchasing the same size and style as a replacement. But counter depth options in different styles are available that could take your kitchen design to the next level! These refrigerators imitate the built-in look when installed between cabinets and panel enclosures. It will give a sleek, professional, and finished look to your kitchen. (For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

In this article, we take a look at our top picks for the five best counter depth refrigerator models of 2022, mainly focusing on French door models except for #4, which is a side by side model. Pay attention to the depth measurement, which includes the case, doors, and door handles. The case depth, or depth excluding doors and handles, will usually be around 24 to 24.5 inches. Different door thicknesses and handle designs will stick out more or less from the cabinetry. You can read more about counter depth refrigerators in our article.

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The 7 Best Double Wall Ovens for 2022 (30" Electric Models)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 10:00 AM 

 

Are you a chronic kitchen multitasker? Whether you like to meal prep a week's worth of meals at once or love to host dinner parties, the double wall oven is a premium appliance to help you handle it all. Stacking ovens conserves floor space and means you don't have to bend over to load and unload casserole dishes and trays of cookies.

Our review of the top seven best double wall ovens covers a range of 30" electric models with different features, styling, and prices to help you narrow down the best double wall oven for your home. We list them in no particular order - they are numbered for your convenience.

 

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The 7 Best Front Load Washer Models for 2022

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 10:00 AM 

 

Front load washers are an alternative to the traditional top load style, offering great cleaning performance while being gentle on clothes (see our article comparing top load vs front load washers for more info). They're also more likely to be ADA-compliant, so they can be helpful and easy to use for people with physical disabilities. 

Our reviews of the best front load washer models of 2022 cover a range of price points, features, and capacities. Are you shopping for a new front load washer for 2022? Read our reviews to discover some of the great options available! And don't forget to check out our washing machine buying guide for even more great information!

 

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The 5 Best Gas Cooktop Models of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 9:30 AM 

 

Many people turn to niche luxury brands when it comes to buying a gas cooktop. Since we don't sell brands like Miele or Viking in our store right now, we're focusing our reviews on models from mainstream brands that have a good track record with our customers. Our best gas cooktop reviews may not be the last word, but we hope they'll help you discover some great options on the market!

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The 5 Best Electric Cooktop Models of 2022

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Feb 16, 2022 9:30 AM 

 

The cooktop and wall oven duo is popular for achieving a premium built-in look. Whether you're looking to spend $700 or $1,900, there are electric cooktops at a range of price points with different feature packages that could be perfect for your needs! In our reviews of the best electric cooktops, we made sure to find models at different price points to suit different budgets. 

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5 Largest Whirlpool Washing Machine Models for 2022

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Feb 16, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Whirlpool is a top washing machine brand in the US and is a powerful force in the market along with its subsidiaries Maytag and Amana. As larger washing machines become more widely available and more popular, Whirlpool has kept up with some huge-capacity models! If you're looking for the largest Whirlpool washing machine models, we've compiled our top picks for 2022 in this category, including front loading and top loading models. They range from around 4.8 to 5.3 cubic feet of capacity, and prices range from $899 to $1,449.

Before we begin: compare front load vs top load washers in our article if you're not sure which style suits your needs, the advantages and disadvantages of front load washers, and the benefits of a top loading washer. Or, check out our washing machine buyer's guide for a thorough walkthrough on choosing and buying a new washing machine.

 

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5 Largest French Door Refrigerator Models of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 9:00 AM 

  

The French door refrigerator is a variation on the bottom freezer refrigerator, offering a split door for the refrigerator compartment that means you need less space available in front of the refrigerator to fully open the doors. (If you need more info before you choose a new model, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

If you're smitten with French door refrigerators and are looking for the largest French door refrigerator models for your home, you're in the right place! Starting at the $2,199 price point, we've reviewed the features of the largest French door refrigerator models of the year from LG, GE, and Samsung, who dominate the XL refrigerator category. They are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. Let's dig in!

 

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The 5 Largest Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

The bottom freezer refrigerator is a welcome relief from bending over to access the fresh food section and carefully maintaining piles of frozen items in a top freezer refrigerator. If you have a lot of mouths to feed, you're probably looking for the largest bottom freezer refrigerator you can find - and we're here to help! Bottom freezers are also a great option for narrower spaces since there are many options that are 33" wide, while many side by side and French door refrigerators are 36" wide.

We've collected the best and biggest models available today from a variety of brands to help you find the perfect model for your needs. Bonus: all

models on our list happen to be under $2,200 MSRP and are Energy Star rated! Let's take a look at these five great models. They are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. (And for more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

 

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The 7 Best Upright Freezers for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

An upright freezer has a small footprint and keeps all of your items organized. If you tend to "lose" items in a chest freezer or hate digging through layers of frozen goods, an upright freezer might be for you. If you're in the market for a new upright freezer, take a look at our reviews of the best upright freezer models of 2022! They're numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.

 

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The 7 Best Gas Dryers for 2022

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 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 2022 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 2022

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 8:45 AM 


 

Are you interested in upgrading your electric dryer for 2022? 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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3 Largest Top Load Washer with Agitator Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

Although front load washers are becoming more common on the market today, many people stand by the tried-and-true top load washer design. If you're looking for the largest top load washer with an agitator, you're in the right place. We've written about agitator washing machines before, but the main reason why people go for them is they use more water and can handle heavy soils better as a result, ideal for busy households and handling seriously dirty clothes! And if you want to wash a king-sized comforter, big loads of towels, and more, the larger the washing machine, the better! (For more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide.)

In this article, we'll go over our top picks for the largest top load washer models with agitators on the market for 2022 to help you choose the best option for your needs. Remember: these XL models tend to have larger dimensions than standard models, so check that you have enough space in your laundry area and that your doors are wide enough to fit these models into your home!

 

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The 7 Largest Top Load Washing Machine Models for 2022

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

 

If you have a household of four or more people - or a family with young children - as you shop for a new washer, you may be interested in finding the largest top load washing machine possible! We've put together reviews of the seven best and largest top load washing machines for 2022 complete with prices, features, and links to customer reviews so you can choose the best option for your needs.

These top load washers usually have an impeller rather than an agitator to boost tub capacity, and are considered high efficiency machines that use less water to wash your clothes. They are all a minimum of 4.7 cubic feet, with plenty of room to wash a king sized comforter. If you're looking for more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide!

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The 7 Best Dishwashers for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

Are you looking to upgrade your old dishwasher in 2022? The dishwasher has evolved a lot over the past decade, becoming sleeker, quieter, and more efficient. We’ve compiled some of the best dishwashers on the market for 2022 to help you discover some of the amazing options available! With high-quality features like stainless steel wash tubs and third racks, you have more options than ever before! (For more information on buying a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!)

Let’s explore some of your choices from a variety of brands and at a range of price points. All of them feature stainless steel tubs, and many have third racks to boost capacity. There are many other cool features. The pricing ranges from $849 up to $1,349 (but keep in mind that promotional periods, package deals, and rebates can knock 20% or more off of the list price).

 

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The Top 5 Best Window Air Conditioner Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 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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The 5 Best Mini Fridge Models of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 8:15 AM 

 

Mini fridges are useful little appliances for rec rooms, dorms, offices, and more. A mini fridge is typically from 1.7 to 4.5 cubic feet and can be found in all refrigerator styles or as refrigerators with small freezer sections. We'll cover fridges at a range of sizes and price points to help you find the perfect option for your needs.

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The 5 Best Induction Cooktop Models of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 16, 2022 5:30 AM 

 

Stovetops with induction offer quick heating times and fine-tuned temperature adjustments while keeping your kitchen and the stovetop surface cool since induction transmits heat directly into your cookware. Magnetic induction elements heat faster than electric elements, and spills won't turn into a hard crust on your cooktop since the cooktop doesn't get hot. (Read more about induction here.) Once you have a set of magnetic pots and pans, you're ready to start cooking with induction! If you're looking for a new cooktop and are interested in going for induction technology, our reviews of the best induction cooktops should help you get started.

The models are listed in no particular order but are numbered for your convenience! They are all 30" models, but we link to 36" models where available. Prices range from $1,799 to $2,776, although holiday sales and package deals can save you 20% or more off the MSRP. Let's dig in! 

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The 6 Best Top Freezer Refrigerator Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 15, 2022 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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The 7 Best Side by Side Refrigerator Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 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 2022, 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 top rated models feature capacities up to 28.5 cubic feet and prices ranging from $1,399 to $2,899. For models under $1,500, check out #1 and #5. Let’s dig in!

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Slide-In Electric Range Reviews - The Top 5 Best Models of 2022

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 28, 2022 10:00 AM 


When designing or updating your kitchen, picking the right slide-in electric range may be one of the most important choices you'll make. The perfect slide-in range will help give your kitchen the clean, modern, professional look that you are seeking, and at the same time make it easy to produce good cooking and baking results.   

Beyond that, you want to pick a range that is both convenient to use and convenient to clean and care for that will be dependable and serve you for many years until your next kitchen overhaul. To help you make this big decision, we've narrowed the field to the Top 5 Models of 2022 and will help you pick the one that suits you best. They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. Many of them come with great features like Air Fry modes, temperature probes, and more!

Let's dive into our slide-in electric range reviews!

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5 Largest Samsung Refrigerators of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 9:45 AM 


Samsung is mostly known for its electronics, but it's also known for its sleek high-tech appliances. If you're researching a new refrigerator and know you need a lot of storage space, check out our comparison of the largest Samsung refrigerators of 2022 for an XL-capacity, high-tech appliance! These products are also mostly Energy Star rated, making them a great choice for environmentally conscious households that want to save on utility costs!

Our reviews are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. These are all French door models, except review #4. Let's dig in!

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The 5 Largest Counter Depth Refrigerator Models of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 9:30 AM 

 

A counter-depth refrigerator's case is typically close to 24 inches deep, the same as the average countertop depth, so they fit in close to the countertops rather than sticking out 5-7 inches. The doors usually still stick out a few inches, but overall it's less than standard depth refrigerators. This is a step up from typical refrigerators that can give your kitchen a sleeker, high-end look without springing for a built-in or panel-ready design! We've compiled some of the largest counter depth refrigerator models available today to help large households find the perfect option for their needs. For more information on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide

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The 5 Best Convection Microwave Ovens for 2022

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 28, 2022 9:20 AM 

 

One of the most convenient kitchen appliances found in almost every home is the popular over-the-range microwave, more commonly known as an OTR microwave oven. Many consumers nowadays are looking to have the option of cooking with convection right in their over the range microwave as well.

We are going to take a look at the top five models on the market today to see which is the best convection microwave for over the range, and we'll also fill you in on a little background about these products in general. 

 

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The 3 Best Portable Dishwashers for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 9:15 AM 


 

If you live in a condo or apartment that doesn't have a dishwasher, or need a dishwasher for an office kitchen, a portable dishwasher might be the best option. Portable dishwashers offer similar cycle features and interior designs to built-in dishwashers, but can be moved around on wheels and hook up to your kitchen faucet and drain into the sink. In an older home or other areas with limited cabinet space, a portable dishwasher can provide the cleaning power of a built-in dishwasher without the hassle of installing it into the cabinetry and installing the necessary plumbing. 

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5 Largest Top Freezer Refrigerator Models of 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 8:30 AM 


 

The top freezer refrigerator is a classic style that many people still turn to in favor of newer styles like bottom freezer or French door refrigerators. A top freezer refrigerator will often be less expensive than a comparable model in a newer style, so they're still a great pick for households on a budget. If you're looking for the largest top freezer refrigerator you can find, you're in the right place! We've researched the largest top freezer refrigerator models of the year to help you pick the combination of features and XL capacity that suits your needs. And for more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!

We've included models from a variety of brands, from GE to Samsung and others, and prices as low as $1,165. Optional icemaker kits, sold separately, are listed where available. We've numbered the models for your convenience, but they are listed in no particular order. Let's dig in!

 

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The 5 Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

If you’re shopping for a new bottom freezer refrigerator model, you might be curious about your options. Bottom freezer refrigerators flip the traditional top-freezer model upside down. You have easy access to the fridge without bending over, and the drawer-style freezer doesn’t require careful management to avoid spilling bags of frozen vegetables all over the floor! (Learn more about refrigerators in our refrigerator buying guide!)

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The 7 Best Gas Range Models for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 8:15 AM 

 

A gas range provides you with some of the best options for stovetop cooking. If you’ve been searching for the best gas range for your home, we’re here to help with an overview of our top seven favorite gas ranges for 2022! We cover several different brands priced starting in the $900s up to the $2,000s (although promotions and package deals can easily shave over 20% off of the retail price). Most of the models on our list have some form of convection, and many have a fifth burner as well to expand your stovetop cooking options.

Let’s dig in and explore some of the amazing options out there! Each product is numbered for your convenience, but they are listed in no particular order. For more info on choosing a new range, check out our range buying guide!

 

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The 6 Best Slide in Gas Range Models of 2022

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 28, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

Slide-in gas ranges offer the ultimate combination of stovetop power and design aesthetics. With front controls and no backguard, they offer a built-in look and tend to be very fully featured. We'll dig into six great models from brands like GE, Bosch, and Samsung to help you explore your options and decide which is the best slide-in gas range for you!

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Quietest Dishwasher - The Top 10 Quietest Models

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 28, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

Your dishwasher may seem to be getting louder by the day. Over time, the motor, pump assembly, and other parts wear out and cause vibrations that result in louder operation. On top of that, older dishwashers just don't have the design features to compete with new models when it comes to noise. There are dishwashers available today that are literally whisper-quiet!

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The 5 Best 18 Inch Dishwashers for 2022

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2022 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 2022 - 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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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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Whirlpool vs GE Dishwasher Review - Top Models Under $800

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 8:45 AM 

 

 

In this article, we'll compare two top-selling dishwasher models from well-known domestic brands to help you decide on the best dishwasher for the money. These two popular US manufacturers are true leaders in the appliance industry, and both companies manufacture many of their products in America.

GE, based in Louisville, Kentucky, offers a wide variety of dishwasher models with advanced features that make your kitchen cleanup job easier. Whirlpool, based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, offers many innovative features and great cleaning results that will lighten your workload. Be sure to include these brands when shopping and consider the value of both. You might discover some unique features in either brand that you will like.  

The process of buying a dishwasher can be confusing. Hopefully, this article will help you narrow your search! Let's take a closer look at two competing models in the $650-750 range to compare Whirlpool vs GE. 

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LG vs Maytag Side by Side Refrigerator - Ratings, Prices, Reviews

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

Looking to try out a side by side refrigerator or replace an older model? The choices can be overwhelming! In this article, we provide an in-depth review of two models from LG and Maytag that are strong contenders for some of the best side by side refrigerator options on the market. And if you want to explore more side by side options, check out our article on the top seven side by sides of the year!

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Best Side by Side Refrigerator - LG vs GE (Reviews, Features, Prices)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 8:30 AM 

The side by side refrigerator is a far cry from the traditional top freezer refrigerators of the past! Many people prefer these refrigerators for their sleek look and the ability to easily access items they use the most often in both the freezer and refrigerator. In this article, we'll compare two of the best side by side refrigerator options on the market from LG and GE. And if you want to explore even more of the best side by side refrigerator models, take a look at our article with reviews of the 7 best models of the year!

Now, let's take a closer look at these refrigerators from LG and GE.

 

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Cheapest Dishwashers with the Most Features - Bang for Your Buck!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 8:15 AM 

If you're looking for a dishwasher, you might be wondering how much you really need to spend to get the most useful new features. Lots of things have changed over the past 5-10 years - dishwasher interiors have gotten more spacious, for one thing. In this post, I'll show you a few of the dishwashers that I think offer the best bonus features at a low price. And remember that holiday sales can shave up to 30% off the retail price of an appliance, too!

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The Best Side by Side Refrigerator Models (LG vs Whirlpool)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 7:30 AM 

 

LG and Whirlpool didn't start out making refrigerators, but their side by side refrigerator offerings available today provide some great features that consumers love! Side by side refrigerators offer a unique setup where you can place your often used items in both the refrigerator and freezer conveniently at eye level rather than having to bend over to reach one or the other in a top or bottom freezer refrigerator model. A side by side refrigerator will usually require less space in front of it to fully open the doors. However, side by side refrigerators tend to be wider than comparable top freezer and bottom freezer models.

In this article, we compare two of the best side by side refrigerator models from these brands, with links to customer reviews and more. If you want to explore even more options, check out our complete reviews of the best side by side refrigerator models of the year!

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GE Slate Appliances - 2022 Reviews, Photos, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2021 7:30 AM 

 

There are many new color options coming out in the appliance market, from black stainless to black slate and more. Consumer tastes seem to be changing, and more and more consumers are looking for an alternative to "plain" stainless steel. Stainless steel has dominated the high-end appliance market for almost 15 years, but its share of the market is now declining. With all of the new options now available, don't forget to include GE Slate appliances in your search.

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Why Can't We Predict Appliance Reliability?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 15, 2021 2:40 PM 

 

If I had to guess what the number one issue is at the core of the questions, comments, and complaints I receive through this blog, it'd be reliability. Our mortgages, rents, health care costs, and even grocery costs have increased significantly over the past 30 years - more than can be explained by inflation alone - and wages have not kept up. So people want to know whether an appliance we reviewed will last, or why their appliance got top marks but broke down within 2-3 years.

And the fact that I can't answer that very legitimate question is a source of frustration for me.

If I can't answer the real question, I'd at least like to explain WHY I can't answer it. So, let's dig in: What are the barriers to predicting appliance reliability?

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Dishwasher Drying Methods - Which Will Get Your Dishes Drier?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 1, 2021 12:44 PM 

 

Are you staring at dishwasher product descriptions and wondering what "Mega FanDry Pro" actually means? Do customer reviews constantly mention complaints about a dishwasher's drying performance? You're in the right place. We're going to cover how dishwashers dry your dishes, how they've changed from the dishwashers of the early 2000s, and how to tell if your dishwasher is drying normally or if something might be wrong with it.

 

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What is HE Detergent? How It Works, How to Use It, & More!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 1, 2021 7:30 AM 

If you are in the market for a new washer, you are probably trying to learn as much as you can about modern washing machine technology. One of the big themes in today's market is HE laundry detergent - short for High Efficiency laundry detergent. So, what is it and why are many new washers using it? This article will answer all of the common questions people have about HE detergents and these low-water washers as well as help you avoid overuse of these detergents (and the wash problems that can result from overuse).

 

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Drawer Dishwashers - Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher Reviews with Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Oct 29, 2021 1:00 PM 

 

NOTE: This post is no longer being updated as of September 2021, as we no longer sell this brand. If you have questions about these products, we recommend reaching out to a local store that sells Fisher & Paykel, or to contact the manufacturer directly - click here for their contact info.

Dish Drawer dishwashers are a unique concept that offer versatility and performance that you can't get with traditional dishwashers. They offer installation and operational options that you probably have not considered. In our Fisher & Paykel dishwasher reviews, we'll discuss the features, packages and pricing of their eye-catching drawer dishwashers (for more info on choosing a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide).

These unique products were developed by New Zealand-based company Fisher & Paykel in the 1990s and brought to market in the United States in the early 2000s. Other manufacturers tried to offer the product but were not successful and now Fisher & Paykel is the only manufacturer of this unique dishwasher type.

 

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Top Refrigerator Brands: Bosch vs Fisher & Paykel Refrigerator Reviews

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 29, 2021 10:15 AM 

 

 

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

If you are shopping for a new refrigerator, you want to be sure to look at all of the top refrigerator brands. There are so many brands to choose from that sometimes it's hard to differentiate one from the other. Maybe you're accustomed to the mainstay US brands that you grew up with like GE, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire - which are all great options. Or maybe you've been hearing lots about the recently popular Korean brands, LG and Samsung. 

We want to take a look at two top refrigerator brands that you may not have considered: Bosch and Fisher & Paykel. These lesser-known boutique brands have lots to offer. In this article, we'll give you some great background on their products and delve into some specific models.

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5,000 BTU Air Conditioner - What Are Your Options?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 29, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

A 5,000 BTU air conditioner is about as small as you can get in window or portable units. Of course, we recommend that you make sure you've chosen the right size of air conditioner because even if it's cheap, it won't do you any good if it's too underpowered to cool your space.

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Top Freezer Refrigerators - An Option Worth Considering?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Oct 29, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

If you are doing research on new refrigerators, choosing the style can be one of your most important considerations. Many of today's consumers are looking for French door bottom freezer models. Some consumers love the once-popular side by side models. However, if you are constrained for space, have a limited budget, or simply prefer a traditional style, a top freezer refrigerator may be a good fit for you. As their name suggests, top freezer refrigerators have the fresh food compartment on the bottom and the freezer on the top. 

 

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French Door vs Side By Side - What's Right for Your Kitchen?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Oct 29, 2021 9:30 AM 

 

If you are shopping for a new refrigerator for your home, you've probably found the French door style tempting due to its popularity and its prominence in stores. French door refrigerators took the market by storm a few years ago and haven't slowed down! But before you make the plunge, it can't hurt to take another look at the side-by-side refrigerator style. With their modern features and styling, side by sides may be a good option if you consider the shelving options and the efficiency of the food storage. New ice maker designs give you more shelf space in the freezer section, too! They can be a great alternative to French door models for budget-conscious shoppers.

It's a tough choice – so let's dig into the pros and cons of both styles! (Quick tip: If you're looking for more info on choosing the best refrigerator for your needs, check out our refrigerator buying guide!) We'll also review two top-selling models from each category.

 

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ADA Compliant Appliances - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 11, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

Not everyone knows about the benefits of ADA compliant appliances and how they can make daily life with a physical disability just a little easier. We all depend on kitchen appliances to get a jumpstart on our day. Whether it's opening up the refrigerator for a glass of cold orange juice or using the range to pan-fry an egg, we often turn to our appliances first thing in the morning and throughout the day. One way or another, we rely on these major appliances in our everyday lives to simplify things - but for someone with disabilities, using standard appliances not designed with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accommodations can make appliances a lot less convenient - and, in some cases, dangerous.

Thankfully, there are brands that manufacture products designed for people with physical disabilities. Although they aren't the only factor to consider if you are building or renovating a home for accessibility, they're definitely important.

In this article, we'll take a look into a variety of ADA compliant appliances that can make a difference in the daily lives of so many of us. GE Appliances pops up quite often in this post - their website has a dedicated section for ADA compliant appliances. 

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Danby Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Great Models (Compact & Mini Fridges)

Posted by Bob Allaire on Oct 11, 2021 8:30 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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Portable Dishwasher Reviews - Discover All of the Options!

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 11, 2021 8:15 AM 

 

The dishwasher is a staple appliance wherever kitchens are found, but not all kitchens are compatible with the installation of a traditional built-in dishwasher. The portable dishwasher is a great alternative for apartments, offices, gathering facilities, and small kitchens. Designed to hook up to your kitchen sink, you can run your portable dishwasher and then tuck it out of the way until the next load of dirty dishes is ready. 

If you don't have room for a built-in dishwasher, a portable dishwasher might be the perfect option for you. We'll go over the features of a typical portable dishwasher and compare countertop dishwasher models to full-size portable dishwashers. We'll also review a popular Whirlpool portable dishwasher and a Danby countertop dishwasher, too! (For more information on choosing a new dishwasher, take a look at our dishwasher buying guide.)

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Wine Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Models for Any Budget

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 11, 2021 8:00 AM 

 

Are you a wine lover looking for an ideal place to store your precious vino? We've compiled these wine refrigerator reviews designed to help a wine enthusiast on any budget choose an ideal model of wine refrigerator for their home. Wine refrigerators vary in size, installation options, temperature range settings, number of compartments, and of course, aesthetic appeal.

In-depth wine refrigerator reviews can be tough to come by, but we've selected four models at different price points and with different feature packages to help you choose the ideal model. 

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Top Loading Washers - Discover the Benefits

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 9, 2021 8:30 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 top loading washers.

Top load washers offer a variety of tub sizes and offer a similar water and energy-saving story to that of front loaders. They load from the top so you don't have to bend over when loading and unloading the washer. This also eliminates the need for costly bases. Some don’t have agitators, giving you more room in the tub, allowing you to wash larger items such as quilts and bed spreads. (Side note: You can find even more information on washing machines in our washing machine buying guide!)

 

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Best Top Loading Washers: LG vs Speed Queen

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 2, 2021 8:00 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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What is a Built In Refrigerator? - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jul 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

If you are remodeling a kitchen and going high end, you may be asking yourself: What is a built-in refrigerator? Is it a could choice? If you want that really modern, high-end commercial grade look, a built-in refrigerator may be exactly what you need.

Built-in refrigerators are made to be built into an opening in the kitchen cabinets, and they do not protrude from the cabinets. They do not have finished sides and the compressor is usually located on the top of the unit. These are available in larger sizes and are much pricier than freestanding refrigerators. They are usually purchased for very expensive homes along with other high-end appliances. (Before we continue: for more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

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The Best Garbage Disposal - 3 Top Models

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jul 8, 2021 11:00 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 like Insinkerator and 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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Heat Pump Dryers - Review of Compact Options & Full-Size Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM 

 

Ventless dryers are a go-to option for apartments, condos, and other living situations where outdoor venting isn't possible. In the US, we're used to seeing the steam outside of our window when the dryer is running, but in Europe, these ventless dryers are more common than vented dryers by a huge margin. If you're looking for a new ventless dryer for your home, one of the options to consider is heat pump dryers.

Heat pump dryers are a newer type of ventless dryer. In general, ventless dryers are more expensive than vented options. The two major types are condensation and heat pump dryers, and heat pump dryers are more costly up-front than condensation dryers. However, the operating costs are lower - half or more the cost per load of a traditional vented dryer in gas or electric

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Best Clothes Dryer - LG vs Maytag - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jun 30, 2021 9:15 AM 

 

If you think of your clothes dryer as being one of the simplest appliances in your home, think again. Most people think that it just turns a drum and blows heat, but there's quite a bit going on inside that big metal box! If you are in the process of researching a new dryer, you know there are many brands, models, and features to consider (you can check out our dryer buyer's guide for more info). We'll compare LG and Maytag to help you determine the best clothes dryer brand for you.

In order to compare the two models, we need to first look at some of the technology behind drying clothes. Clothes dryers have a variety of safety features to not only go easy on your clothes by preventing over-drying, but also keep your home safe if something malfunctions. The average system will have a temperature range of 80 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on selected cycles and settings. There are two main ways for a dryer to keep track of the drying progress: moisture sensors and thermistors.

 

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New GE Café Colors - Mattes, Stainless, & Modern Glass

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jun 24, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

GE took a bold step in 2018: not only did they begin offering new appliance colors, they also offered consumers the ability to customize appliance hardware. Instead of matching your kitchen to your appliances, you can match your appliances to your kitchen! In this article, we'll explore new GE Café colors and these custom options, as well as the new Modern Glass collection, and how they can impact your kitchen redesign.

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Samsung's Bespoke Fridge & Appliances - Affordable Custom Colors!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jun 24, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Since I began researching and writing about appliances in 2017, I've come to categorize Samsung as a brand that does a very good job at noticing new features that other brands are doing well and putting their own spin on them. Combine this ability to quickly implement relevant new features with their crazy markdowns during holiday sale periods, and it's no surprise that they've become a major player in the US appliance market.

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Electrolux Air Sous Vide & You - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 31, 2021 9:09 AM 

 

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XO Ventilation - Why Consider This Specialty Brand?

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Many consumers focus on ranges, cooktops, or wall ovens when they think about cooking in the kitchen, but the true chef knows that ventilation is an equally important consideration. This is particularly true if you do a lot of cooking and have an open floor plan home or do a lot of entertaining in or near the kitchen. (For more info on choosing a new range hood, check out our ventilation buying guide!)

When looking for your next hood, you may want to consider XO Ventilation. Many appliance companies offer ventilation products, but XO Ventilation is a true specialty manufacturer offering a full suite of products, including under-cabinet hoods, wall mount chimney styles, custom hood inserts, island mounts, glide-outs, and professional models.

XO range hoods tend to be...

  • Quiet, even when running at high speeds

  • Nicely designed for a modern look

  • Innovative in terms of features

XO prides itself on its Italian heritage, which is evident in their designs. Let's take a closer look at the brand and a few of their best sellers across the product line, from undercabinet models to chimney hoods and pro hoods. 

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Top Control vs Front Control Dishwashers - Which Are Better?

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 28, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

There are many factors that go into choosing a new dishwasher, like quietness, reliability, tub material, interior layout - the list goes on. One of the basic things that you need to consider about your new dishwasher before you even open it is the exterior aesthetic. The control placement and handle configuration are some of the biggest contributing factors to the look of a dishwasher. 

In this article, we'll explore the differences between these two control placement options to help you decide which option is right for you! (Check out our dishwasher buying guide for more information on choosing a new dishwasher!)

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LG Dishwasher Reviews - Discover Inverter Direct Drive Motors & More!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 28, 2021 8:15 AM 

 

LG is one of the fastest growing brands in the appliance industry, offering top-quality products and innovative features. They've won several awards in the past few years for customer satisfaction and reliability, so they're a great choice for appliances. When it comes to dishwashers, LG has a lot of great mid-range to high-end models that can go on sale for 20-30% off during holiday sales. If you're looking for a cheaper option under $500, you should probably look into Bosch, Frigidaire, or other brands with budget dishwasher offerings.

We'll go over the key features LG has incorporated into their dishwashers and then dig into reviews of three popular models at different price points. Let's go!

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10,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner - 4 Top Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 7, 2021 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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What No One Will Tell You About Appliance Warranty Service

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 6, 2021 11:24 AM 

 

"I called a local repair company about this, and they said they no longer do warranty service for [manufacturer] because they don't pay enough."

I see phrases like this quite often in comments and product reviews. Usually, people are frustrated because they haven't been able to get timely warranty service on an appliance. If your relatively new washing machine has started leaking, or food is spoiling in your 6-month-old refrigerator, finding out that you'll need to wait 2 weeks or more to get it repaired is just adding insult to injury.

But I want to clarify how appliance warranty service actually works, and why it is the way it is.

 

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Air Fry Ovens - All the Options from LG, GE, Frigidaire, & More!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 6, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

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Bosch Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

Bosch is a German manufacturer of consumer and industrial products most famous in the US for their dishwashers. While dishwashers are their most popular US household appliance, they also offer a broad array of other appliances, including cooking and laundry models.

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Maytag Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:50 AM 

 

Maytag is a US appliance manufacturer founded in 1893 made famous by its dependable washing machine products and the Maytag Repair Man. As you know from their commercials, the repair man never worked very hard! The company was purchased by Whirlpool in 2006 and while they are still famous for washing machines, they are also well known for their entire suite of kitchen and laundry appliances.  

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LG Black Stainless Steel Appliances - 2021 Reviews

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:45 AM 

 

If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a distinctive and rich look, the black stainless steel appliances that are offered by LG and a few other appliance manufacturers might fit in well with your plans. They can help create a look that will WOW your family and friends.

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Whirlpool Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:35 AM 

 

 

Whirlpool is one of the most trusted and well-known names in the home appliance industry. They manufactured their first washing machine in 1911!  A lot has changed since then and Whirlpool has been a market leader in technology and design throughout the decades. They produce a full suite of household appliances.  

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Appliance Rebates 2021 - Current Available Rebates

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:30 AM 

 

If you are in the market for new appliances, you want to get the best deal possible and take advantage of any promotions or rebates. Appliance manufacturers and dealers are constantly coming out with new competitive rebate offers for their products to make shopping more affordable for consumers. Pictured above is an example rebate from GE Appliances!

Packaging products together to qualify, ensuring that you purchase during the right time frame and understanding all the offers can be one of the most exciting, and, at the same time, most confusing parts of the buying process.  While appliance rebates aren't always available, there are more opportunities than you may think. We keep a running list of current appliance rebates and have compiled them here just for you.

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GE Black Stainless Steel Appliances - 2021 Reviews

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:15 AM 

 

Appliance manufacturers are jumping into the black stainless steel appliance trend with both feet. GE announced in 2018 that it would offer a wide array of black stainless steel appliances in both their everyday GE Appliance brand as well as their upscale GE Profile brand. In 2019, they fulfilled that promise! Black stainless steel appliances are also currently offered by LG, Samsung, KitchenAid, Frigidaire, Whirlpool and Bosch. Black stainless is by far the biggest trend the appliance industry has seen since the stainless steel trend began about 15 years ago.

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Electrolux Rebates - Current Appliance Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:15 AM 


 

Electrolux is a Swedish company founded in 1919. They first became famous for their vacuums, but have actually been manufacturing appliances since the early days, producing their first refrigerator in 1925. In the past two decades, US consumers have come to know and love their kitchen and laundry products as a result of their high quality, beautiful styling and constant innovation. 

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GE Appliances Rebates - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:05 AM 


 

GE Appliances has been producing awesome household appliance products in the US for over 100 years. The brand offers a full suite of appliances, including kitchen, laundry and air conditioning products. They produce several lines, including the popular GE Cafe and GE Profile series.  

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Whirlpool Black Stainless Steel Appliance Reviews - Updates for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a new distinctive and rich look, the new black stainless steel that was released by Whirlpool back in 2018 might be a great fit. With all the new colors that have come and gone in the appliance industry, black stainless steel has the strongest commitment from the manufacturers and will probably give stainless steel a run for its money in the future.

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KitchenAid Appliance Rebate - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

KitchenAid, now a division of Whirlpool, has been a mainstay of the American kitchen since the 1930s. The brand is best known for its quality and was made famous by its mixers, but KitchenAid's brand extends well beyond mixers today. Consumers have sought out their high-quality dishwashers, ranges, refrigerators, and other appliances for decades.  

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Samsung Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 8:55 AM 

 

When consumers think of Samsung, they may first think of their cutting-edge mobile phones. However, more and more consumers are beginning to fall in love with their innovative home appliances. Their sleek designs and high-tech features have consumers excited!

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Frigidaire Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 8:15 AM 

 

Frigidaire, now a division of Electrolux, is a major appliance manufacturer founded in the US in 1918. They are a pioneer in the industry and claim to have produced both the first self-contained electric refrigerator and the first room air conditioner. Today, as a subsidiary of Electrolux, they produce a full line of household appliances and air conditioning products. 

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LG Appliance Rebates - 2021 Available Rebates

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 8:00 AM 

 

LG is one of the hottest brands in the appliance industry. From refrigerators to ranges, laundry, dishwashers, and more, LG's products are sought after by consumers. Their sleek designs and their innovative features are easy to get excited about!  

If you're in the market for LG appliances, you want to get the best deal possible and take advantage of any promotions or rebates. While LG appliance rebates aren't always available, there are more opportunities than you may think. We keep a running list of current offers and have compiled them here just for you.

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Speed Queen Dryer Reviews (Built to Last 25 Years)

Posted by Alex Frank on May 4, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

After 20 years of use, it isn’t uncommon for a dryer to bite the dust, leaving you tasked with researching new options. But once you start reading reviews online, you may be dismayed to see how many customers say their dryer died after only 6-10 years, or sometimes even less! How can this be when your old machine, apart from an occasional repair, worked reliably for more than a decade?

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The Speed Queen TC5 - Features & Comparison vs the TR5

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 21, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

If you aren't deep in the laundry industry or a hardcore Speed Queen fan, you might have missed the controversy over Speed Queen's new top load models released in 2018. They had to make changes to meet energy efficiency requirements, and some of those changes involved the wash action of their top load models. This departure from what their fans were used to resulted in some backlash. Long story short, the new wash action is gentler overall, which is not necessarily a bad thing - but it wasn't ideal for some of Speed Queen's customer base. (Despite this controversy, as of this writing all of the TR series of washers have over 4.5 stars from customer ratings on their website.)

The TC5 is a return to tradition with a lot of the features that people loved about Speed Queen's 2017 and earlier washers. It was updated in 2021 from the TC5000WN to the TC5003WN.  We'll compare in-depth the differences between the TR5 model and the TC5 model below! (Speed Queen also released a front load model in 2019 - click the link to read our review!)

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Dual Evaporator Refrigerators - Are They Right for You?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 21, 2021 8:45 AM 

 

If you are doing research on new refrigerators, you'll be amazed to find all of the advanced new features that are offered in today's models. One of the features worth considering is a dual evaporator. There are many dual evaporator refrigerators available from brands like GE, LG, Samsung and others. We'll talk about the benefits of this technology and who offers it in detail below - and if you need more study material, check out our refrigerator buying guide!

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Whirlpool Load and Go - Info, Product Reviews, & More

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 16, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Whirlpool is the world's largest home appliance manufacturer and owns several other household names like Maytag and KitchenAid. They started out in the laundry appliance business over 100 years ago, and today, Whirlpool washing machines are very popular. Whirlpool Load and Go technology is one example of their innovations in home laundry.

In this article, we'll explore how Whirlpool Load and Go works, including an exclusive video, and a review of a Whirlpool front load washer with the Load and Go feature!

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The New GE Front Load Washer Lineup for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 16, 2021 8:45 AM 

 

At a product show in fall of 2019, we got to see GE's new and improved front load washer lineup coming out in late 2019 into 2020. If you're searching for a new front load washer, GE's new models with the UltraFresh Vent system are a must-see! (For more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine 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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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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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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2021 Appliance Color Options - Black Stainless, Black Slate, & More!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 16, 2021 9:00 AM 

The appliance industry is exploding with new color and finish options. New colors like black stainless, black slate, black matte, and Tuscan stainless steel are pouring onto the market. With so many color and finish options available, it's getting hard to keep track of which brands offer what. We've put together this article to help you quickly navigate the landscape and get a solid overview of what's available and what's upcoming. Let's start off with a brief look at each of these new color options! (We're also keeping a record of finishes that have been discontinued since we first wrote this blog post.)

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Coin Operated Washer and Dryer - Speed Queen vs Whirlpool

Posted by Todd Buehler on Mar 16, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Are you in need of a coin operated washer and dryer for your apartment or other commercial location?  Are you wondering where to begin in the process of researching new models? Installing coin operated washers and dryers can be a great way for landlords to increase their monthly income on apartment rentals, and if you're an entrepreneur in the laundry business, you may be looking for new machines for your laundromat. There are several coin operated dryer models on the market, but they aren't as widely advertised as traditional dyers.

In this article, we'll profile top-selling commercial washers and dryers from manufacturers Whirlpool and Speed Queen. Whether this is your first purchase of a coin operated dryer or you're replacing an existing model, taking a close look at the features of these models will help you compare and contrast with other models you are considering.

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Choosing Between Slate, Black Stainless Steel, & Black Slate Appliances

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 16, 2021 8:45 AM 

 

A color revolution going on in the appliance industry has produced three awesome new premium finishes to choose from. For years, stainless steel ruled the premium appliance industry as the finish of choice. That appears to be changing - fast! In the last three years, several manufacturers introduced black stainless steel as an option and it has started to catch on. As of 2021, just about all of the major brands are offering black stainless steel, including GE, LG, KitchenAid, Samsung, and more.  

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GE Black Slate Appliances - 2021 Reviews

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 16, 2021 8:45 AM 

 

If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a distinctive and rich look for 2021, the new black slate appliances by GE might be the perfect fit. They can help create a look that will WOW your family and friends. Although black stainless steel appears to be one of the strongest trends in over a decade, GE hasn't stopped trying out new colors on the market, ever since releasing slate a few years ago.

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Samsung Black Stainless Steel Appliances - 2021 Reviews

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 16, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a distinctive and rich look, the new black stainless steel appliances offered by Samsung and a few other appliance manufacturers might fit in well with your plans. They can help create a look that will WOW your family and friends!

With all the new colors that have come and gone in the appliance industry, black stainless steel has the strongest commitment from the manufacturers and will probably give traditional stainless steel a run for its money in the future. It is also offered by KitchenAid, LG, Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, and Bosch. The colors are slightly different from one brand to the next as is the manufacturing process.

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KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel Appliances - 2021 Reviews

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 16, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a new distinctive and rich look, the new Black Stainless Steel that is offered by KitchenAid, as well as many other appliance manufacturers, might fit in well with your plans. It can create a look that will WOW your family and friends!

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Frigidaire Black Stainless Steel Appliances - 2021 Reviews

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 16, 2021 8:00 AM 

 

If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a new distinctive and rich look, the new black stainless steel appliances offered by Frigidaire and other appliance manufacturers might fit in well with your plans. They can help create a look that will WOW your family and friends.

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Ductless Under Cabinet Range Hoods: Pros, Cons, & Product Reviews

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 24, 2021 8:00 AM 

 

Are you trying to decide between a ductless or ducted under cabinet range hood? Also known as recirculating hoods, this type of hood is economical and easy to install. It's a common choice for manufactured homes and apartments where installing ductwork would be prohibitively expensive. 

In this article, we'll go over what you need to know about ductless hoods and review three affordable, popular models.

 

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24 Inch Electric Range Smooth Top Models - 4 Great Choices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Feb 18, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

If you are looking for a new range and have only a 24 inch opening to work with, choices can be limited. Many of the ranges designed to fit into a 24 inch space are lower end models, most without smooth tops and often not available in stainless steel. For many customers with small spaces, a coil top range can do the job.

However, if you want a smooth top for your condo, apartment, or small kitchen, 24 inch electric range smooth top models can be hard to find and even harder to find reviews for. We wrote this blog to help provide more information about a few of the great models that are available in smooth top for the 24 inch market to help you find the best model for you.

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The Compact Washer and Dryer - Details, Dimensions, & More!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 9, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

If you are moving into a small apartment or a tiny house, or are otherwise just constrained for space, you may be scouring the internet to learn more about compact washer and dryer models. Compact laundry appliances are more common in Europe than in the US, but maybe those Europeans are onto something! Compact washers and dryers can be a little more difficult to come by than full size models, and there isn't as much information out there about them. 

Here are some things you should consider with a compact washer and dryer, plus reviews of two highly rated models from GE and Bosch.

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

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 9, 2021 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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Low Profile Microwave - Reviews, Ratings, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 5, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Microwaves have historically come in two basic categories: standard over-the-range microwaves and countertop microwaves. Over-the-range microwaves are designed to fit nicely above your range and have standard 30" widths. Height-wise, they are typically between 16" and 18", and they generally offer a capacity in the 1.7 to 2.0 cubic foot range. Over-the-range microwaves are practically standard issue in most modern kitchens, and the cabinetry and layout in modern homes generally work well for these products. 

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Should You Buy a Frost Free Freezer? - Pros & Cons vs Manual Defrost

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 1, 2021 8:00 AM 

 

If you are shopping for a new refrigerator, you may be wondering what a frost free refrigerator is. "Frost free" is a term that has been used in the refrigerator industry for decades. Terms like "automatic defrost," "frostless," or "no-frost" all refer to the same technology. Many older style refrigerators and some modern mini refrigerators and freezer-only units require manual defrost.

Frost buildup on the coils in the freezer can impair the unit's ability to keep things cool. It can prevent the door from sealing properly and give your frozen foods an unpleasant "freezer" flavor. Manual defrost freezers need to be cleaned out 1-2 times a year and allowed to sit for 2-3 hours so the frost can melt. This is not a chore that everyone enjoys... or will actually do! 

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Top 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of High Efficiency Top Load Washers

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 28, 2021 11:00 AM 


With the new government standards related to water and energy consumption and the popularity of front load washers, the industry has introduced many new top load machines that are designed to compete with front load washers. These machines can offer similar energy savings to front load machines and large capacity wash baskets with no agitators, making them comparable to the front load design. We compare the advantages of disadvantages of HE top load washers compared to front loaders and traditional agitator washing machines.

If you are in the process of researching a new washing machine, you'll want to consider these models - and check out our washing machine buying guide for even more information!

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Hotpoint Appliances - Reviews, Models, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 28, 2021 10:30 AM 

 

Hotpoint appliances are a great option if you are looking for basic, dependable, low-cost products. Hotpoint is a century-old manufacturer of appliances that has its roots in Ontario, California. As of 2019, the American rights to sell Hotpoint appliances are owned by GE Appliances, a division of Chinese manufacturer Haier.

Unlike many other brands which have introduced appliances with advanced technical features and lots of electronics at high prices, Hotpoint has stayed true to their roots, offering basic, user-friendly, no-frills models at great prices. We'll explore some of the options they offer below!

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Amana Dryer Models - Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 28, 2021 7:30 AM 

 

Looking to learn more about Amana dryer models? You've come to the right place. We'll go over the full Amana dryer lineup in both gas and electric models - learn more about gas vs electric dryers in our article!

If you are in the process of researching your options for a new dryer, Amana is certainly a good place to look. Amana products are made by Whirlpool. Amana is a trusted manufacturer of quality home appliances with a focus on value. They offer a small range of products in each appliance category that have basic features and are easy to use.

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Maytag vs Samsung Front Load Washer Comparison (Reviews, Ratings, Prices)

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 25, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

Front load washers have become very popular in the US market since the early 2000s. Many consumers are drawn to these machines due to their large wash capacity and relatively low water usage. While top loading machines are making a resurgence in the market (in particular high efficiency impeller models), there is still a great deal of demand for front load machines. The cheapest front load washers start at around $700 to $900 before any promotional pricing or package deals kick in and come with advanced control panels and great wash options - so even these "entry level" models are high-quality.

If you are researching new washing machines, want to go with front load, and don't want to break the bank, you have options. Reputable manufacturers Samsung and Maytag both offer inexpensive front load washers priced under $900! Let's take a look at these two competing models in our Maytag vs Samsung front load washer comparison.

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Hotpoint Dryer Reviews, Features, and Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 5, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

Looking to learn more about Hotpoint dryer models? You've come to the right place. If you're in the process of researching your options for a new dryer, Hotpoint is a good place to look (check out our dryer buying guide for more info). This trusted manufacturer of quality home appliances is now a subsidiary of GE Appliances, which is owned by Chinese manufacturer Haier.

Hotpoint has a long-standing reputation for low-cost quality products that remains intact under the new ownership. Whether you need a gas or electric model, a Hotpoint dryer may be the way to go.

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Discover the LG Craft Ice Refrigerator!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 5, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

First, there was craft beer. Then, craft cocktails. Now, there's craft ice: the craze that's sweeping the nation! Or, well, it's sweeping fans of craft drinks, anyway. 

Have you spent longer than you'd like to admit watching YouTube videos on how to make clear ice spheres? Do you like the idea of impressing your guests with the perfect sphere ice plopped into a glass of fine bourbon or a mojito? Or maybe you like to entertain and want an effortless way to impress your guests? Somehow, LG knew what you were thinking, and they created a refrigerator that can automatically make fancy ice for you.

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Bosch Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Top Models (Dual Compressors & More!)

Posted by Alex Frank on Jan 4, 2021 9:00 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 a leader in making high-performance household appliances.

In 1933, Bosch came out with their first electric refrigerator. They've 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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Window Air Conditioner Reviews - Frigidaire vs Friedrich 8,000 BTU Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 29, 2021 9:15 AM 

 

If you are searching for a new window AC unit, you should know that not all air conditioners are created equally. Window air conditioners have become a commodity in the appliance industry and are manufactured under many brand names. These branded air conditioners are available for purchase anywhere from the drugstore to the supermarket, with brand names that you either have never heard of or associate with some other product or industry. These brands usually have no service or parts support after the sale and are made to sell at a lower price with lower end features and quality.

However, there are alternatives to these "disposable" air conditioners: brands like Friedrich and Frigidaire. In our window air conditioner review below we will focus on these two great brands.

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8,000 BTU Air Conditioners - 3 Top Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 29, 2021 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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Garage Ready Freezer - Best Upright Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 23, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

So you're looking for a garage ready upright freezer. Options are limited, and it can get confusing when you're trying to research your options online - a freezer may get tagged as a "garage ready" model by a website or search engine simply because people have left reviews stating that they have installed it in a garage. In mild climates where the temperature never drops below 40 °F or rises above 90 °F or so, it's possible to grab any old freezer and stick it in the garage (although this tends to void the manufacturer's warranty). However, if you're contending with freezing winters, it's not so easy.

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Casement Window Air Conditioners - Reviews & What to Look For

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 7, 2020 11:45 AM 

 

Crank out windows can be a bummer when the summer heat hits. Also referred to as "slider" windows and "casement" windows, the common window air conditioner won't work here. Typical window air conditioners are wider than they are tall, and they won't fit into a casement window. And unfortunately you can't just tip a normal AC unit on its side for use in a narrower window. 

Dealing with crank out windows can definitely be a hassle. Even if a typical window air conditioner will fit into a slider window gap, you'll need to DIY a support system to keep it in place - and there are plenty of DIY projects online of people doing this!

There are a limited number of casement air conditioners available, so you'll have to compare the cost (both the upfront cost as well as the time and energy of installing it) against using a portable air conditioner instead! (For more information on ACs, check out our air conditioner buying guide.)

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When is the Best Time to Buy Appliances?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Dec 4, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

We often hear this question from customers: "When is the best time to buy appliances?" The answer is actually pretty simple - think holidays! National appliance sales are worth waiting for, as prices are discounted anywhere from 15% to 35% (and even up to 40% on some items).

If you have the luxury of planning your next appliance purchase, you may want to consider looking at appliances during one of the industry's holiday sale periods. But sometimes, you just can't wait for a holiday. If your refrigerator is not cooling or you are moving into a new home, you may not have the pleasure of marking your next appliance purchase on your calendar and waiting for a sale. However, if you do have time on your side, consider these holiday periods for the best deals.

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Should You Buy a French Door Refrigerator? - Features, Pricing, Pros & Cons

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 1, 2020 9:30 AM 

 

If you are considering a refrigerator with French doors, you are about to make a great choice!  The popularity of this style has exploded and many consumers love them! When searching for a new refrigerator, you'll probably want to consider all of your style options. In the past, you may have had the old standby refrigerator with the refrigerator on the bottom and freezer above or the once-popular side by side. We've compared French doors vs side by sides, but for most people the French door refrigerator offers the best elements of the bottom freezer and side by side refrigerator styles. (Check out our refrigerator buying guide for more info on choosing a new refrigerator!)

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Side By Side Refrigerators - Pros, Cons, Pricing, & More

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 1, 2020 9:30 AM 

 

When searching for a new refrigerator, you'll probably want to consider all of your style options: top freezer, bottom freezer, French door, side by side, etc. In this blog, we take a close look at what makes a side by side refrigerator a great choice for your kitchen, as well as how much they cost and their typical dimensions.

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Refrigerator Organization - Features to Look For to Maximize Storage

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 1, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Does thinking about a cluttered refrigerator cause you instant stress? Do you lose things that get pushed to the back of the shelves or have trouble fitting everything in without creating piles that you'll have to dig through all over again later on? If you're in the process of buying a new refrigerator, taking a closer look at the interior organization is a must. 

Factors like the style and configuration of the shelving and bins as well as the door storage and other features are all important considerations (check out our refrigerator buying guide for more info on choosing a new fridge). Keeping your food organized and in plain sight can help reduce spoilage and prevent the "I didn't realize we already had some, so I bought more" problem. We'll go through some of the many refrigerator organization options to consider when buying a new model to help you decide what options are a must-have. 

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Should You Buy a Refrigerator with an Ice and Water Dispenser?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Dec 1, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Researching a new refrigerator can be an easy process if you know the right questions to ask. One important question to consider is whether or not you want a refrigerator with ice and water dispenser capabilities.  If you like the added convenience of having fresh ice, often cubed or crushed as well as filtered water close at hand in your refrigerator, you'll want to consider models with an ice and water dispenser. Believe it or not, some new models even come equipped with a Keurig attachment to allow your refrigerator to brew and dispense coffee for you!

We'll go over the pros and cons of having these dispensers in your new refrigerator. For more info on choosing a new fridge, check out our refrigerator buying guide, too! 

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Is a Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher Worth the Price?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Dec 1, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

When researching a new dishwasher, you have a lot to consider. Most people want good quality, durability, washing capability and, of course, they want their new dishwasher to be quiet (learn about dishwasher decibel levels in our article, or check out our dishwasher buying guide for more info on buying a new dishwasher).

One of the biggest contributors to how your dishwasher will perform in most of these areas is the materials used in construction, particularly of the interior. Dishwasher interiors and door liners are made of stainless steel or plastic and sometimes a mix of both materials. A stainless steel interior dishwasher is an option you should consider, although they tend to have a higher price. Because plastic is less expensive, it is usually found in lower-end dishwashers. Most manufacturers use plastic to make spray arms, silverware baskets, dishwasher racks, and other interior parts.

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Self Clean Ovens - How They Work, Pros & Cons

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 30, 2020 8:00 AM 

 

A self cleaning range may seem like an obvious choice for today's hectic lifestyle. For many consumers, it is! Cleaning the inside of an oven can be a frustrating and time consuming job. Owning a self cleaning range can significantly reduce the hassle of cleaning all the caked-on food that builds up inside your range from the inevitable spills and splatters that result from cooking. As you are doing research for your next range, be sure to look at self cleaning range models as part of your search (and for more info on choosing a new gas or electric range, check out our range buying guide). Let's take a closer look.

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Is a Coil Top Electric Range Ever a Good Option?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 25, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

Most buyers of electric ranges in today's market are looking for smooth top ranges. However, don't overlook electric coil stoves for certain applications. An electric coil range is an "old fashioned" range with burner bowls and coil elements that plug into the range top.

What possible advantage could this type of range have over a smooth top range?  Let's take a look at a few scenarios. (And for more information to help you choose a new gas or electric kitchen range, check out our range buying guide!)

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LG vs Samsung Dryer Reviews - Front Load Style Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 25, 2020 8:30 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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Amana Washer Review - Their Best Value Top Load Model

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 24, 2020 8:00 AM 

 

 

Amana is a trusted appliance brand founded in Iowa that has been producing appliances in the US since 1934. If you're wondering who makes Amana, Amana is now a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation. They are known for their dependable, reasonably priced American-made products, and this washer is one reason why. If you are researching new washer models and looking for a great value, put Amana on the list - and check out our washing machine buying guide if you want even more information!

In this Amana washer review, we'll put the spotlight on the popular, well-priced Amana NTW4516FW top load washer. Let's take a closer look. 

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The Best Garage Refrigerator Models - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Nov 23, 2020 9:45 AM 

 

Although you can "trick" a normal refrigerator into working in a garage setting, when it comes to perishable foods, you're better off getting a garage refrigerator specifically made for the task. A typical refrigerator is designed to handle ambient temperatures from around 50 to 85 ºF (although the range varies from model to model), while garage refrigerators can handle broader ranges. In this article, we'll review a few different garage refrigerator models!

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Gas Dryer vs Electric Dryer - Cost, Safety, & More

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 23, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Are you researching new dryers and wondering about the differences between a gas dryer vs electric dryer? There are a few situations in which you may need to decide which type of fuel you want your dryer to use - for example, if you have both fuels available in an existing home, or you are building a new home and trying to decide which hookups to install. 

Most common dryer models come in both gas and electric, but there are key differences to consider. Let's take a closer look at the major factors that set them apart - and check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer.

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Should You Buy the LG WashTower?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 18, 2020 2:41 PM 

 

LG is not the first manufacturer to combine a washer and dryer into a single unit - there are all-in-one washer dryer combos that wash and dry in the same drum, unitized front load washer and dryer units from brands like Speed Queen, and even laundry centers that unitize a top load washer and dryer, like Frigidaire's washer dryer combo. LG's WashTower is new for 2020, and it unifies a front load washer with a matching front load dryer, with the control panel conveniently sandwiched in the middle.

Where does this machine really shine? Why should you buy the WashTower rather than a stackable front load washer and dryer pair? Let's dig into the details!

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Smudge Proof Stainless Steel Appliances - Pros/Cons, Brands, & More

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 11, 2020 11:00 AM 

 

If you are afraid to buy stainless steel appliances because you think that they are difficult to clean, think again. Several major brands have introduced smudge-proof stainless steel appliances. In general, manufacturers may increase the brushing on the stainless steel and add a coating to the surface to make it easy to clean and better at hiding fingerprints and smudges in the first place.

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GE vs Frigidaire Electric Range Reviews - Models Under $900

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

 

Electric ranges have changed dramatically in recent years, offering new time saving and cooking performance enhancing features that make life easier and better for the cook in the family. GE and Frigidaire are on the cutting edge of the industry, developing many new features of their own. Frigidaire and GE have been manufacturing and selling appliances in the United States for over 75 years and have always held a strong percentage of market share. They are two of the best known names in the industry and have a reputation for quality and value in appliances. Their ranges offer great feature packages at very competitive pricing. 

We'll compare two of their most popular smoothtop models available at around the same price point of $799 MSRP to help you decide which brand might offer the best value for your needs. These ranges can go on sale for 10-30% off throughout the year during holiday sale periods.

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Best Front Load Washer - LG vs Whirlpool (Reviews, Features, Prices)

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

 

Choosing a new washer is a big decision, especially if you haven't shopped for a washer in several years. There are many new washer designs to choose from that may be very different from what you might be accustomed to. There is also a larger selection of brands in addition to the old standards of Whirlpool, Maytag, and GE.

Have you heard about LG's JD Power awards or their good reputation over at Consumer Reports? Both LG and Whirlpool make reliable laundry equipment with great features. We'll compare two of the best front load washer models from tech powerhouse LG and tried-and-true standby Whirlpool, both pricing around $899-999, to help you decide which brand offers the best features for your needs.

 

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Freestanding Gas Range Reviews - Frigidaire vs GE

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 9, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Frigidaire and GE are two of the best recognized gas range brands in the appliance industry. Both companies offer well-made, dependable products in both gas and electric ranges. Their gas ranges are loaded with new features and technology that will help make cooking easier and more fun. Whether you're looking for a slide-in gas range or a free standing gas range (compare slide in vs freestanding ranges here), Frigidaire and GE offer every size and style in gas ranges with a variety of feature packages for you to choose from. Be sure to look at these two brands when you go shopping for your new appliances.

Let's take a look at two of their top selling freestanding range models for comparison. Both of these two models regularly go on sale for under $800.

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KitchenAid vs LG Dishwasher Reviews - Features, Prices, & More!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Oct 30, 2020 11:00 AM 

 

Customers have been asking how newer appliance brands like LG compare to some of the longtime industry leaders like KitchenAid. LG is one of the fastest-growing brands in the appliance industry, offering top-quality products and innovative features. KitchenAid is a top brand name and has a reputation for offering the highest-quality appliances to the consumer. Their high-end dishwashers are very different in design and styling, and each offer some unique features. Be sure to include these brands when when shopping for a new dishwasher - you might discover some unique features in either brand that you will like.

Maybe you're interested in the KitchenAid KDTM604KPS, a new model for 2020, but are curious about what LG has to offer, in particular the LG inverter direct drive dishwasher feature. We'll compare an LG model at a similar price point to the rockstar KitchenAid KDTM604KPS to help you decide!

 

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LG vs Samsung Microwave Reviews - Over the Range Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Oct 30, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

LG and Samsung have become two of the top names in appliances in a short time due to their reputation for making great products in the cell phone and flat screen TV businesses. They make innovative appliances with thoughtful features, and their microwave ovens are no exception. 

Microwave ovens are the one appliance that people hate to be without. When the old one breaks down, it needs to be replaced quickly and people sometimes make hasty decisions based on price to replace them. Take a look at some of the great features of these two reasonably priced brands and you may be pleasantly surprised! (For more info on choosing a new microwave, check out our microwave buyer's guide!)

 

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Agitator Washing Machines - Learn the Pros and Cons

Posted by Bob Allaire on Oct 30, 2020 8:30 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 the agitator washing machine (discover more of your choices in our washing machine buying guide).

With all the modern front load washers and top load impeller style washers on the market, traditional agitator washing machines can be easily overlooked. However, some manufacturers are still making traditional top load washers with agitators in the tubs to clean the clothes. These washers generally use more water and are smaller in capacity than newer models. However, the pros are many. Chief among them are wash performance with certain types of loads and durability. 

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Speed Queen Washer Reviews (Built to Last 25 Years)

Posted by Alex Frank on Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

After 20 years of use, it isn’t uncommon for an old washer or dryer to bite the dust, leaving the owner scrambling to research new options. Once they start reading reviews online, however, the unsuspecting shopper may be dismayed with how many customers say that their laundry machines died after only 6-10 years, or sometimes even less! How can this be when their old machines, apart from the occasional repair, hardly caused any issues for over two decades?

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LG Linear Compressor Refrigerators - What Makes Them Different

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 27, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

 

Please note: The class action lawsuits against LG for linear compressor failures beginning in 2018 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.

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Is Frigidaire's Stove with Air Fry Right for You? - Reviews & Prices

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Oct 26, 2020 8:45 AM 

 

If you've heard about the Frigidaire stove with air fry and want to learn more, you're in the right place! Air frying has become a hot trend over the past few years, and countertop air fryers are popular. But why not save counter space and grab an oven that can do it for you!

Although these products are relatively new, so far the customer reviews have been positive. And outside of air fry mode, the ranges offer solid features and performance.

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Frigidaire Washer Dryer Combo - A Perfect Fit for Some Homes

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 26, 2020 8:00 AM 

 

A stacked washer dryer combo can be an ideal option for apartments and small homes where space is at a premium. While all-in-one washer dryer combo machines totally combine the two laundry appliances into one space, the Frigidaire Laundry Center takes a different approach to saving you space and money.

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Quietest Dishwashers Under $1,000 - Bosch vs KitchenAid

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 20, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

Statistics show that dishwashers are a necessity for most families, right up there with clothes washers and dryers. Having an appliance clean up after a meal rather than hand washing is preferred as people are busy with work, school, sports, activities, and hopefully, the occasional relaxing movie night. Plus, dishwashers use less water than hand washing and can sanitize dishes and cutlery with super-hot water.

Many spacious homes have the kitchen either open to the living quarters or very close by within listening distance, so having a quiet dishwasher can be critical. There's nothing worse than hearing a continuous humming sound while you're trying to read a book or talk with friends and family.  In some cases, dishwashers can run over two hours depending on the cycle, so quietness matters! 

Let's compare Bosch and KitchenAid and take a close look at two of their quietest dishwashers under $1,000. (Before we dig in, check out our writeup on dishwasher decibel levels for more info!)

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Maytag Dishwasher Reviews – Should You Consider a Maytag?

Posted by Alex Frank on Oct 20, 2020 9:30 AM 

 

If you’ve been around the block a few times, you might remember the loneliest man in town, better known as the Maytag Repair Man. For many years starting in 1967, Maytag ran advertisements with this bored and melancholy-looking fellow who had nothing to do because Maytag appliances never broke down. The brand became synonymous with dependability, and many consumers have stood by them for all their appliance needs. While most appliances won’t last as long as they did 50 years ago, Maytag is still committed to delivering reliable products that will stand the test of time. In fact, they put a 10-year limited parts warranty on certain major components of all of their products to demonstrate that commitment.

While Maytag offers a full line of appliances, this article will be dedicated to Maytag dishwasher reviews. We will look at three different models offered by the brand, one front control and two top control. These dishwashers are all designed and assembled in the USA, and Maytag boasts that their models have “the most powerful motor on the market” that can even take care of hard-to-clean food stains like dried egg yolk. All Maytag dishwashers come with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the racks, chopper blade, and stainless steel tub - an industry-leading warranty for sure!

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Frigidaire Professional Dishwasher vs KitchenAid Dishwasher Review

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 20, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

If you are shopping for a top quality dishwasher and are looking for the latest features and quiet operation, you must consider the Frigidaire Professional Series and KitchenAid. Both of these brands offer top-quality dishwashers packed with features. In this article, we compare one of the top Frigidaire Professional Series dishwashers with a model from KitchenAid to help you narrow your search. Either model could be a great option, but there are some feature and pricing differences that you'll want to learn more about (for more info, check out our dishwasher buyer's guide). Let's take a look at these two great models.

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Refrigerator with Drawers - Designs, Reviews, & Pricing

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Oct 15, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

Several manufacturers make refrigerators with drawers, and they come in a few different flavors. These models are sometimes referred to as four door refrigerators, but that can be confusing since... well... most of the time, we're dealing with an extra drawer, not an extra door! The most popular style (which our four door article linked above focuses on) is an additional drawer between the fresh and frozen compartments, usually with adjustable temperature controls. However, LG recently came out with a surprisingly affordable dual freezer drawer refrigerator we'll review below, and we'll also explore other brands like KitchenAid's dual drawers.

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What is the Quietest Dishwasher on the Market? - Reviews & Pricing

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 13, 2020 8:45 AM 

 

There are many important features to consider when searching for a new dishwasherlike dependability, looks, interior layout, number of settings, and so on (read our dishwasher buying guide for more information). While all of those are important, there is usually one attribute that we find stands out as the single most important to most consumers: Noise!

Our customers always want to know how quiet their new dishwasher will be, and many are in search of the quietest model they can find. If quietness is your number-one decision factor, then this article is for you. Of course, if you're not sure what decibels mean, you should also check out our article explaining dishwasher decibel levels.

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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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