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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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