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Is a Coil Top Electric Range Ever a Good Option?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 25, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

Most buyers of electric ranges in today's market are looking for smooth top ranges. However, don't overlook electric coil stoves for certain applications. An electric coil range is an "old fashioned" range with burner bowls and coil elements that plug into the range top.

What possible advantage could this type of range have over a smooth top range?  Let's take a look at a few scenarios. (And for more information to help you choose a new gas or electric kitchen range, check out our range buying guide!)

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LG Dishwasher Reviews - Discover Inverter Direct Drive Motors & More!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 25, 2020 8:15 AM 

 

LG is one of the fastest growing brands in the appliance industry, offering top-quality products and innovative features. They've won several awards in the past few years for customer satisfaction and reliability, so they're a great choice for appliances. When it comes to dishwashers, LG has a lot of great mid-range to high-end models that can go on sale for 20-30% off during holiday sales. If you're looking for a cheaper option under $500, you should probably look into Bosch, Frigidaire, or other brands with budget dishwasher offerings.

We'll go over the key features LG has incorporated into their dishwashers and then dig into reviews of three popular models at different price points. Let's go!

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Should You Buy the LG WashTower?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 18, 2020 2:41 PM 

 

LG is not the first manufacturer to combine a washer and dryer into a single unit - there are all-in-one washer dryer combos that wash and dry in the same drum, unitized front load washer and dryer units from brands like Speed Queen, and even laundry centers that unitize a top load washer and dryer, like Frigidaire's washer dryer combo. LG's WashTower is new for 2020, and it unifies a front load washer with a matching front load dryer, with the control panel conveniently sandwiched in the middle.

Where does this machine really shine? Why should you buy the WashTower rather than a stackable front load washer and dryer pair? Let's dig into the details!

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3 Largest Top Load Washer with Agitator Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 16, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

Although front load washers are becoming more common on the market today, many people stand by the tried-and-true top load washer design. If you're looking for the largest top load washer with an agitator, you're in the right place. We've written about agitator washing machines before, but the main reason why people go for them is they use more water and can handle heavy soils better as a result, ideal for busy households and handling seriously dirty clothes! And if you want to wash a king-sized comforter, big loads of towels, and more, the larger the washing machine, the better! (For more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide.)

In this article, we'll go over our top picks for the largest top load washer models with agitators on the market for 2020 to help you choose the best option for your needs. Remember: these XL models tend to have larger dimensions than standard models, so check that you have enough space in your laundry area and that your doors are wide enough to fit these models into your home!

 

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The 7 Best Gas Range Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 13, 2020 8:15 AM 

 

A gas range provides you with some of the best options for stovetop cooking. If you’ve been searching for the best gas range for your home, we’re here to help with an overview of our top seven favorite gas ranges for 2020! We cover several different brands priced starting in the $900s up to the $2,000s (although promotions and package deals can easily shave over 20% off of the retail price). Most of the models on our list have some form of convection, and many have a fifth burner as well to expand your stovetop cooking options.

Let’s dig in and explore some of the amazing options out there! Each product is numbered for your convenience, but they are listed in no particular order. For more info on choosing a new range, check out our range buying guide!

 

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The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 11, 2020 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 2020, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $959 up to a premium $1,609 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. If you're looking for a slide-in model with front controls, check out our best slide-in electric range reviews. 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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LG Linear Compressor Refrigerators - What Makes Them Different

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 27, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

 

Please note: The class action lawsuits against LG for linear compressor failures beginning in 2018 have resulted in some negative reactions to LG and the linear compressor, which we will respond to below.

LG has something unique to offer refrigerator buyers: the linear compressor. The compressor is an important piece to the system that moves warm air out of your refrigerator. It's more or less a "pump" designed for vapor rather than water, pushing the warm refrigerant vapor to the coils on the back of your refrigerator so the vapor can cool off and be cycled through your refrigerator again. You can think of this as your refrigerator removing warm air rather than "adding" coolness to the air.

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Frigidaire Washer Dryer Combo - A Perfect Fit for Some Homes

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 26, 2020 8:00 AM 

 

A stacked washer dryer combo can be an ideal option for apartments and small homes where space is at a premium. While all-in-one washer dryer combo machines totally combine the two laundry appliances into one space, the Frigidaire Laundry Center takes a different approach to saving you space and money.

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The Double Oven Range - Features & Product Reviews

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 15, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

If you love to cook and often find yourself cooking multi-course meals that require cooking two or more dishes at the same time, double oven ranges should be on your shopping list (for more tips, check out our range buying guide). Double oven ranges allow you to cook two different dishes simultaneously at different temperature settings, or use just one oven for faster preheating than if you had to preheat a full-size oven cavity.

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The 5 Best Mini Fridge Models of 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Oct 15, 2020 8:15 AM 

 

Mini fridges are useful little appliances for rec rooms, dorms, offices, and more. A mini fridge is typically from 1.7 to 4.5 cubic feet and can be found in all refrigerator styles or as refrigerators with small freezer sections. We'll cover fridges at a range of sizes and price points to help you find the perfect option for your needs.

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