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The 7 Best Upright Freezers for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jul 22, 2021 2:30 PM 

 

An upright freezer has a small footprint and keeps all of your items organized. If you tend to "lose" items in a chest freezer or hate digging through layers of frozen goods, an upright freezer might be for you. If you're in the market for a new upright freezer, take a look at our reviews of the best upright freezer models of 2021! They're numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.

 

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5 Largest Samsung Refrigerators of 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jul 22, 2021 9:45 AM 


Samsung is mostly known for its electronics, but it's also known for its sleek high-tech appliances. If you're researching a new refrigerator and know you need a lot of storage space, check out our comparison of the largest Samsung refrigerators of 2021 for an XL-capacity, high-tech appliance! These products are also mostly Energy Star rated, making them a great choice for environmentally conscious households that want to save on utility costs!

Our reviews are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. These are all French door models, except review #4. Let's dig in!

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Garage Ready Freezer - Best Chest Freezer Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jul 8, 2021 9:30 AM 

So you're looking for a garage ready chest freezer. Options are limited, and it can get confusing when you're trying to research your options online - a freezer may get tagged as a "garage ready" model by a website simply because people have left reviews stating that they have installed it in a garage. In mild climates where the temperature never gets much below 40 degrees, you don't technically need a garage ready model, although installing a freezer that way could void the warranty.

If you live in the northeast US or other areas with freezing winters, you'll need to check that the freezer you choose can handle below-freezing temperatures.

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Heat Pump Dryers - Review of Compact Options & Full-Size Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM 

 

Ventless dryers are a go-to option for apartments, condos, and other living situations where outdoor venting isn't possible. In the US, we're used to seeing the steam outside of our window when the dryer is running, but in Europe, these ventless dryers are more common than vented dryers by a huge margin. If you're looking for a new ventless dryer for your home, one of the options to consider is heat pump dryers.

Heat pump dryers are a newer type of ventless dryer. In general, ventless dryers are more expensive than vented options. The two major types are condensation and heat pump dryers, and heat pump dryers are more costly up-front than condensation dryers. However, the operating costs are lower - half or more the cost per load of a traditional vented dryer in gas or electric

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New GE Café Colors - Mattes, Stainless, & Modern Glass

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jun 24, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

GE took a bold step in 2018: not only did they begin offering new appliance colors, they also offered consumers the ability to customize appliance hardware. Instead of matching your kitchen to your appliances, you can match your appliances to your kitchen! In this article, we'll explore new GE Café colors and these custom options, as well as the new Modern Glass collection, and how they can impact your kitchen redesign.

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The 7 Best Range Hoods for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jun 11, 2021 11:45 AM 

 

Even the best of cooks occasionally forgets about a pan on the stovetop or ignores an oven timer for too long. When that happens, a range hood can be a lot more effective than an open window! Sucking up smoke and greasy air, the best range hood options will keep cooking smells where they belong: in the kitchen, not bedrooms and other living areas!

We've put together a list of the best range hoods with complete reviews of their features and specs to help you upgrade your kitchen ventilation to the next level! Like most options on the market, these are all convertible range hoods. They can be hooked up to ductwork or set up as recirculating if ductwork is not available. They're listed in no particular order - the numbering is for readability and your convenience. Let's take a closer look!

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Electrolux Air Sous Vide & You - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 31, 2021 9:09 AM 

 

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The 3 Best Beverage Cooler Models of 2021 (24'' Freestanding/Built In)

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

 

 

Looking for a stylish way to chill your beverages and display your good taste to the world? We take a look at three of the best beverage cooler options on the market today from XO and Marvel, plus a surprise contestant: Frigidaire Gallery is offering a built-in model at a crazy low price point. All of these models can be installed freestanding or as built-ins and feature windowed glass frames for a premium look and feel. 

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The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2021

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

 

 

Electric ranges offer a sleek look and great baking performance, and can be commonly found in apartments and homes where installing a gas line is not possible. With many of them now available with smooth ceramic glass cooktops, they’re easy to clean and look great, too!

To help you find a new electric range, we’ve put together reviews of some of the best electric range models of 2021, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $959 up to a premium $1,759 double oven model (although promotional periods and rebates can shave 20% or more off the list price). All models have five elements, flexible dual or triple expandable elements, and some form of convection for better cooking and baking results.

Looking for slide-in ranges with front controls? Check out our best slide-in electric range reviews. If you're looking for induction electric ranges, check out our Frigidaire induction range review. And if you need more info on choosing a new range, check out our range buying guide!

These seven models are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. Let’s dig in!

 

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The 7 Best Dishwashers for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 28, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

Are you looking to upgrade your old dishwasher in 2021? The dishwasher has evolved a lot over the past decade, becoming sleeker, quieter, and more efficient. We’ve compiled some of the best dishwashers on the market for 2021 to help you discover some of the amazing options available! With high-quality features like stainless steel wash tubs and third racks, you have more options than ever before! (For more information on buying a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!)

Let’s explore some of your choices from a variety of brands and at a range of price points. All of them feature stainless steel tubs, and many have third racks to boost capacity. There are many other cool features. The pricing ranges from $799 up to $1,149 (but keep in mind that promotional periods, package deals, and rebates can knock 20% or more off of the list price).

 

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