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Bob Allaire

Bob is the President of Bellingham Electric. He has over 50 years of industry experience. Bob started working in the appliance retail business as a delivery man in the 1960's and worked his way up through the organization. He has been President of Bellingham Electric since the early 1980's and directly oversees the company's merchandise mix and sales staff. While not at work, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
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Steam Cycle Washer Technology - These Washers Have Awesome Cleaning Power!

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

 

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

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

 

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Topics: Washing Machines

LG vs Samsung Dryer Reviews - Front Load Style Models

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

 

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

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

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Topics: Dryers, LG, Samsung

Danby Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Great Models

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

 

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

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

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Topics: Refrigerators

Zephyr Range Hood Reviews: 3 Great Undercabinet Models

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

 

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

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

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Topics: Ventilation, Zephyr

Wall Oven Dimensions - Finding a Compatible Replacement Model

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 19, 2019 9:00:00 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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Topics: Wall Ovens

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

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 10, 2019 9:30:00 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!

Each of the models in our reviews have integrated top controls (except for one model from KitchenAid) and a smooth front with no brand badge for a sleek look. 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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Topics: Dishwashers

Window Air Conditioner Reviews - Frigidaire vs Friedrich 8,000 BTU Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM

 

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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Topics: Air Conditioners, Frigidaire, friedrich

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

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 9, 2019 11:00:00 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 one of KitchenAid's most popular dishwashers, the KDTE334GPS, 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 KDTE334GPS to help you decide!

 

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Topics: Dishwashers, LG, KitchenAid

Electrolux Induction Range & Cooktop Models - Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

 

Electrolux may not be as familiar a brand to some as, for example, Whirlpool or KitchenAid, but this Swedish company has made their mark in the appliance market as the second-largest appliance maker in the world (based on units sold). They created the first true household vacuum cleaner in 1912 and have been making innovative, reliable products ever since. They have owned well-known brand Frigidaire since 1986.

Induction cooking is a unique trend, and induction ranges and cooktops aren't always easy to find. In this article we'll go over the Electrolux induction range and the two Electrolux induction cooktop models available to help you explore your options. As of this writing, Electrolux offers two induction cooktops (a 30" and 36" model) and a 30" built-in style induction range.

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Topics: Ranges, Electrolux

Speed Queen Front Load Washer Review - New Models for 2019!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

 

There is a lot of buzz about Speed Queen in the laundry industry, and our readers want to know more about their products.  Speed Queen is a specialty laundry manufacturer headquartered in Wisconsin that has been making great laundry products for both the commercial and domestic markets in the US for over 100 years.

Unlike many other appliance bands, they focus their efforts on one thing - laundry!  This focused effort has led to great results for Speed Queen. We see this in industry publications and hear it from our own customers. Consumers looking for a Speed Queen front load washer will be excited to learn that Speed Queen offers two front load options as of 2019.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Speed Queen

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