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Samsung Flex Duo - Everything You Need to Know!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 20, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

A double oven range can be a great way to boost your cooking options: splitting the oven cavity in two means you can cook two dishes at different temperatures simultaneously. A roast for dinner and cookies for dessert? Yes, please!

However, there are a few downsides to the double oven range style: the lower oven is usually the larger one, but it's closer to the floor so you have to bend or squat to get to it. Sometimes the oven space is divided about half and half, while in others there is a smaller upper oven and a larger lower oven. The Samsung Flex Duo system aims to give you the best of both worlds by making it easy to convert your range from a double to a single oven whenever you want.

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Narrow Refrigerators - What Are Your Options?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 6, 2022 11:27 AM 
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The 5 Best Electric Cooktop Models of 2022

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Feb 16, 2022 9:30 AM 

 

The cooktop and wall oven duo is popular for achieving a premium built-in look. Whether you're looking to spend $700 or $1,900, there are electric cooktops at a range of price points with different feature packages that could be perfect for your needs! In our reviews of the best electric cooktops, we made sure to find models at different price points to suit different budgets. 

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5 Largest Whirlpool Washing Machine Models for 2022

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Feb 16, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Whirlpool is a top washing machine brand in the US and is a powerful force in the market along with its subsidiaries Maytag and Amana. As larger washing machines become more widely available and more popular, Whirlpool has kept up with some huge-capacity models! If you're looking for the largest Whirlpool washing machine models, we've compiled our top picks for 2022 in this category, including front loading and top loading models. They range from around 4.8 to 5.3 cubic feet of capacity, and prices range from $899 to $1,449.

Before we begin: compare front load vs top load washers in our article if you're not sure which style suits your needs, the advantages and disadvantages of front load washers, and the benefits of a top loading washer. Or, check out our washing machine buyer's guide for a thorough walkthrough on choosing and buying a new washing machine.

 

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The 6 Best Slide in Gas Range Models of 2022

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 28, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

Slide-in gas ranges offer the ultimate combination of stovetop power and design aesthetics. With front controls and no backguard, they offer a built-in look and tend to be very fully featured. We'll dig into six great models from brands like GE, Bosch, and Samsung to help you explore your options and decide which is the best slide-in gas range for you!

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Quiet Washing Machine - How to Find a Quiet Model

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

More and more, consumers are interested in finding appliances with quiet operation. Noisy refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry appliances can be especially intrusive in apartments, or homes with open floor plans. If you have a second-floor laundry room or laundry closet, a quiet washing machine might be crucial for your sanity!

Normal sounds in new washing machines include clicking and humming, gurgling or running water sounds as the washer fills and drains, and the sound of the basket spinning up and down in short or long bursts. One of the major factors tied to noise reduction is vibration reduction - the two go hand in hand! Although it's unlikely that you'll find decibel levels for most washing machines (unlike with dishwashers, where there is plenty of competition to be the quietest dishwasher), there are several key features you can look for from different brands that will help you find quiet washing machine models. 

 

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KitchenAid Panel Ready Dishwasher - Models, Reviews

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Panel ready appliances are a high-end design trend that you might be considering if you're constructing a new home or extensively renovating your kitchen. No need to try to match finishes or buy everything from one brand - you can get the seamless look with your custom panels and handles. If this is the case for you, you'll certainly need a dishwasher! KitchenAid makes some of the most popular dishwashers on the market today, and (as of this writing) there are two panel ready KitchenAid dishwasher models currently available.

In this article, we'll take a look at these models, including their features, pricing, and links to customer reviews! Many panel ready appliances offer high-end features and design, and the KitchenAid panel ready dishwasher models are no different. Both are high-end models pricing at $1,149 and $1,699 respectively.

 

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Black Stainless Steel Range Hood Models - 30" Chimney Hood Reviews

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Are you considering a suite of black stainless steel kitchen appliances? Finding a matching range hood just got easier with our black stainless steel range hood reviews! In this article, we'll review five chimney-style range hoods available in black stainless steel from several brands. We recommend taking a look at these models in person, because each brand has a slightly different take on black stainless steel - read our article Black Stainless Steel Appliances - Reviews (Pros and Cons) to find out more!

Now, let's dig into the chimney-style black stainless steel range hood options currently available. These are an important appliance to consider if you're looking into appliance packages to bundle a kitchen revamp into one purchase. The products are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.

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Why Can't We Predict Appliance Reliability?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 15, 2021 2:40 PM 

 

If I had to guess what the number one issue is at the core of the questions, comments, and complaints I receive through this blog, it'd be reliability. Our mortgages, rents, health care costs, and even grocery costs have increased significantly over the past 30 years - more than can be explained by inflation alone - and wages have not kept up. So people want to know whether an appliance we reviewed will last, or why their appliance got top marks but broke down within 2-3 years.

And the fact that I can't answer that very legitimate question is a source of frustration for me.

If I can't answer the real question, I'd at least like to explain WHY I can't answer it. So, let's dig in: What are the barriers to predicting appliance reliability?

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Dishwasher Drying Methods - Which Will Get Your Dishes Drier?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 1, 2021 12:44 PM 

 

Are you staring at dishwasher product descriptions and wondering what "Mega FanDry Pro" actually means? Do customer reviews constantly mention complaints about a dishwasher's drying performance? You're in the right place. We're going to cover how dishwashers dry your dishes, how they've changed from the dishwashers of the early 2000s, and how to tell if your dishwasher is drying normally or if something might be wrong with it.

 

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