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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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Wall Oven Dimensions - Finding a Compatible Replacement Model

Posted by Bob Allaire on Sep 20, 2021 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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The Panel Ready Refrigerator - What You Need to Know

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 2, 2021 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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What is a Built In Refrigerator? - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jul 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

If you are remodeling a kitchen and going high end, you may be asking yourself: What is a built-in refrigerator? Is it a could choice? If you want that really modern, high-end commercial grade look, a built-in refrigerator may be exactly what you need.

Built-in refrigerators are made to be built into an opening in the kitchen cabinets, and they do not protrude from the cabinets. They do not have finished sides and the compressor is usually located on the top of the unit. These are available in larger sizes and are much pricier than freestanding refrigerators. They are usually purchased for very expensive homes along with other high-end appliances. (Before we continue: for more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

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The 7 Best Gas Dryers for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 28, 2021 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 2021 to show off just a few of the great options the laundry industry has to offer.

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XO Ventilation - Why Consider This Specialty Brand?

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Many consumers focus on ranges, cooktops, or wall ovens when they think about cooking in the kitchen, but the true chef knows that ventilation is an equally important consideration. This is particularly true if you do a lot of cooking and have an open floor plan home or do a lot of entertaining in or near the kitchen. (For more info on choosing a new range hood, check out our ventilation buying guide!)

When looking for your next hood, you may want to consider XO Ventilation. Many appliance companies offer ventilation products, but XO Ventilation is a true specialty manufacturer offering a full suite of products, including under-cabinet hoods, wall mount chimney styles, custom hood inserts, island mounts, glide-outs, and professional models.

XO range hoods tend to be...

  • Quiet, even when running at high speeds

  • Nicely designed for a modern look

  • Innovative in terms of features

XO prides itself on its Italian heritage, which is evident in their designs. Let's take a closer look at the brand and a few of their best sellers across the product line, from undercabinet models to chimney hoods and pro hoods. 

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Bosch Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

Bosch is a German manufacturer of consumer and industrial products most famous in the US for their dishwashers. While dishwashers are their most popular US household appliance, they also offer a broad array of other appliances, including cooking and laundry models.

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Maytag Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:50 AM 

 

Maytag is a US appliance manufacturer founded in 1893 made famous by its dependable washing machine products and the Maytag Repair Man. As you know from their commercials, the repair man never worked very hard! The company was purchased by Whirlpool in 2006 and while they are still famous for washing machines, they are also well known for their entire suite of kitchen and laundry appliances.  

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LG Black Stainless Steel Appliances - 2021 Reviews

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:45 AM 

 

If you want to upgrade your kitchen with a distinctive and rich look, the black stainless steel appliances that are offered by LG and a few other appliance manufacturers might fit in well with your plans. They can help create a look that will WOW your family and friends.

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Whirlpool Appliance Rebates - Current Rebates 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:35 AM 

 

 

Whirlpool is one of the most trusted and well-known names in the home appliance industry. They manufactured their first washing machine in 1911!  A lot has changed since then and Whirlpool has been a market leader in technology and design throughout the decades. They produce a full suite of household appliances.  

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Appliance Rebates 2021 - Current Available Rebates

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 5, 2021 9:30 AM 

 

If you are in the market for new appliances, you want to get the best deal possible and take advantage of any promotions or rebates. Appliance manufacturers and dealers are constantly coming out with new competitive rebate offers for their products to make shopping more affordable for consumers. Pictured above is an example rebate from GE Appliances!

Packaging products together to qualify, ensuring that you purchase during the right time frame and understanding all the offers can be one of the most exciting, and, at the same time, most confusing parts of the buying process.  While appliance rebates aren't always available, there are more opportunities than you may think. We keep a running list of current appliance rebates and have compiled them here just for you.

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