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The Best Side by Side Refrigerator Models (LG vs Whirlpool)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM



LG and Whirlpool didn't start out making refrigerators, but their side by side refrigerator offerings available today provide some great features that consumers love! Side by side refrigerators offer a unique setup where you can place your often used items in both the refrigerator and freezer conveniently at eye level rather than having to bend over to reach one or the other in a top or bottom freezer refrigerator model. A side by side refrigerator will usually require less space in front of it to fully open the doors. However, side by side refrigerators tend to be wider than comparable top freezer and bottom freezer models.

In this article, we compare two of the best side by side refrigerator models from these brands, with links to customer reviews and more. If you want to explore even more options, check out our complete list of the best side by side refrigerator models of 2018!

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Topics: Refrigerators

Whirlpool Sunset Bronze Appliances - Reviews, Pros, Cons

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

After years of stainless steel being the go-to premium finish for kitchens across the country, manufacturers have started to offer new appliance colors to the market. GE began offering slate and then black slate to compete with new black stainless steel (all of which you can learn about and compare in our article on the topic). GE began offering slate appliances in 2012-2013, and as of 2018, most major appliance manufacturers offer black stainless steel appliances. If you want to learn more about the differences in black stainless steel stylings from a variety of brands, check out our article comparing new appliance colors!

But you're here to learn about a new color option from Whirlpool: Sunset Bronze. They've been teasing us with this new color for a couple of years, but have finally started offering it to the public in 2018. As of mid-2018, there is nothing else quite like it on the market! Let's dig in!

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Topics: Sunset Bronze, Whirlpool

Whirlpool Connected Appliances - New Features for 2018!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM


Whirlpool is over a century old and a giant in the appliance market today. Despite its age, this appliance manufacturer is constantly coming up with new innovations in consumer appliances. This year it began offering Sunset Bronze appliances on the market, and they've also expanded their connected appliance offerings for 2018 as well.

Learn more about the new features of Whirlpool connected appliances for 2018 below!

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Topics: Smart Appliances

Low Profile Microwave - Reviews, Ratings, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM


Microwaves have historically come in two basic categories: standard over the range microwaves and counter top microwaves.  Over the range microwaves are designed to fit nicely above your range and have standard 30" widths.  Height-wise, they are typically between 16" and 18" and they generally offer a capacity in the 1.7 to 2.0 cubic foot range. Over the range microwaves are practically standard issue in most modern kitchens and the cabinetry and layout in modern homes generally work well for these products. 

The dilemma comes when you don't have a cabinet layout that will accommodate and standard over the range microwave. Whirlpool and KitchenAid have have a solution: their newly introduced low profile microwave models are just what you need to solve this problem!

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Topics: Microwaves, KitchenAid, Whirlpool

Which Refrigerator Has The Largest Freezer?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As buying groceries in bulk becomes more popular, more consumers are looking for refrigerators with extra freezer space to hold it all. Although some people are turning to chest freezers or upright freezers to store their bulk buys, other people prefer to keep it all in one place. If you want a large refrigerator with the largest freezer you can find, you're in the right place: we'll review an XL refrigerator with the largest freezer currently on the market today! (Spoiler alert: it has a lot more to offer in addition to being the refrigerator with the largest freezer!)


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Topics: Refrigerators

Microwave Drawers - Reviews, Ratings, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The microwave is a ubiquitous kitchen appliance found in almost every home, as well as in most workplace breakrooms! Most people are familiar with the standalone countertop microwave and the over-the-range microwave, but if you're redoing your kitchen or are looking for unique ways to save counter space, you may be interested in a subset of built-in microwaves: the microwave drawer. 

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Topics: Microwaves, Sharp, KitchenAid, Bosch

5 Largest French Door Refrigerator Models of 2018

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Sep 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The French door refrigerator is a variation on the bottom freezer refrigerator, offering a split door for the refrigerator compartment that means you need less space available in front of the refrigerator to fully open the doors.

If you're smitten with French door refrigerators and are looking for the largest French door refrigerator models for your home, you're in the right place! Starting at the $2,000 price point, we've reviewed the features of the largest French door refrigerator models from LG, Samsung, and GE. They are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. Let's dig in!


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Topics: Refrigerators, French Door

5 Largest Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Models for 2018

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM



The bottom freezer refrigerator is a welcome relief from bending over to access the refrigerator and carefully maintaining piles of frozen items in a cupboard-style freezer. If you have a lot of mouths to feed, you're probably looking for the largest bottom freezer refrigerator you can find - and we're here to help! We've collected the best and biggest models available today from a variety of brands to help you find the perfect model for your needs. Bonus: all of the models on our list happen to be under $2,000! Let's take a look at these five great models. They are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order.


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Topics: Refrigerators

5 Largest Samsung Refrigerators of 2018

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 20, 2018 9:00:00 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 if you want an XL-capacity, high-tech appliance! Many of these products are also 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. Let's dig in!

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Topics: Refrigerators, Samsung

Weber Stainless Steel Grill Grates vs Cast Iron (Reviews, Pros & Cons)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM




When you are looking for your next Weber grill, there are lots of features and options to consider with the different Weber models available. One of the most visually obvious choices is whether you want stainless steel cooking or cast iron grill grates on your main grilling surface. There are pros and cons for both options and it might come down to a matter of personal choice. 

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Topics: Weber, Grilling

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