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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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Amana Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Reviews, Models, & Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jun 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM

 

As an alternative to the ever-popular French door refrigerator models that dominate appliance showrooms, some consumers might want to consider two door bottom freezer models. Before French door models hit the market, these models were the popular choice for anyone looking for a bottom freezer. They can still be a great option today!

If you're looking for a tried and true bottom freezer at an affordable price, don't overlook Amana. Amana is a division of Whirlpool and has been manufacturing appliances in the US for over 80 years. They are known for low prices and quality products. We've compiled these Amana bottom freezer refrigerator reviews to help you learn about what they have to offer and decide it if one is right for you.

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Topics: Refrigerators, Amana

Freestanding Gas Range Reviews - Frigidaire vs GE

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jun 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Frigidaire and GE are two of the best recognized gas range brands in the appliance industry. Both companies offer quality built, 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.

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Topics: Ranges

Door In Door Refrigerators - Styles, Features, Pricing

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jun 9, 2019 8:00:00 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 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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Topics: Refrigerators

Amana Dryer Models - Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jun 9, 2019 7:30:00 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. Now owned by Whirlpool corporation, 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.

In the full size dryer market they offer a very popular traditional dryer (as opposed to a front load style) in both gas and electric. They also offer two compact 3.4 cubic foot models, but we'll focus on the full size models here. Let's take a closer look at this well-priced Amana dryer model. And feel free to check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer!

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Topics: Dryers, Amana

Electrolux Front Load Washer Reviews, Features, & Pricing

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 21, 2019 10:00:00 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 new 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.

Electrolux updated three full size washer models starting at just $899. In this article featuring thorough Electrolux front load washer reviews, we'll go over the full 2018 model lineup and what upgrades you'll find as you move up to the high-end models. Don't overlook Electrolux when you are doing your research on new washers!

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Topics: Washing Machines, Electrolux

Maytag Gas Range Reviews - Should You Consider a Maytag?

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

When you are looking for a new gas range, Maytag is a brand you should consider. When people think of Maytag, they often think of laundry products. We see Maytag washers and dryers still in use after 30 or more years of continuous service - that's quality! Now owned by Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag products are still made to stand the test of time and to deliver high quality appliances in all categories with state of the art features. Their gas and electric ranges are great products with innovative features to help save time and make the job of cooking for the family easier and more enjoyable for the cook. 

When you hear the name Maytag, Whirlpool wants you to associate it with quality and longevity and they continue to produce that type of product under the Maytag name. If you want your new range to be made in the USA, you should definitely be taking a look at what Maytag has to offer.

In this article, we’ll provide in-depth reviews of Maytag's two main freestanding gas range models, plus their double oven and slide in models. All Maytag gas ranges come with hidden bake elements, continuous burner grates, and an impressive 10-year warranty on the cooktop burners, oven burners, cast iron grates, and the oven cavity.

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Topics: Ranges, Maytag

Best Rated Top Load Washer - Commercial Grade Options - Maytag vs Speed Queen

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 18, 2019 11:00:00 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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Topics: Washing Machines, Maytag, Speed Queen

The 7 Best Electric Dryer Models for 2019

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Are you interested in upgrading your electric dryer for 2019? 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’re worried about energy efficiency!

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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Topics: Dryers

Memorial Day Appliance Sale 2019

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 


 

Memorial Day conjures many thoughts in the minds of Americans. We all take time to reflect on those who have come before us. We also look to this weekend as a kick off to what we hope will be a warm, relaxing, and sunny summer to come. In between the cookouts, graduation parties, planting of flowers, and other events, many people also head out to the stores in search of Memorial Day deals. Appliance manufacturers have unbelievable incentives on many of their most popular products.

If new appliances are on your agenda this Memorial Day season, here are our Top 7 Memorial Day offers and promotions on appliances you should be on the lookout for when you head out shopping. The sale runs May 16th - June 5th 2019!

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Topics: Promotional Events

The 7 Best Front Load Washer Models for 2019

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Front load washers are an alternative to the traditional top load, 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 2019 cover a range of price points, features, and capacities. Are you shopping for a new front load washer for 2019? 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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Topics: Washing Machines

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