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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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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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Washing Machines Maytag Speed Queen

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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Wall Ovens

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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Refrigerators

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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Refrigerators

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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Refrigerators

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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Washing Machines Electrolux

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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Washing Machines

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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Washing Machines

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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Dryers

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