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

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 13, 2020 10:30 AM 

 

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

We won't keep you hanging: the LG WT7800CW is the top load model and the LG WM9500HKA is the front load model (you can compare top load vs front load washers in our article). Samsung is a close second in the front load category with model WV60M9900AV, a washer with a 5.0 cubic foot main tub and a 1.0 cubic foot upper washer for small loads. We'll take a closer look at tub size in general and explore the details of these behemoths from LG. Let's dig in!

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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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The 7 Best Front Load Washer Models for 2020

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 9, 2020 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 2020 cover a range of price points, features, and capacities. Are you shopping for a new front load washer for 2020? 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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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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Best Stainless Steel Dishwasher - Top 5 Models Under $1,000

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 9, 2020 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.

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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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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