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5 Largest Whirlpool Washing Machine Models for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Nov 27, 2019 9:30:00 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 2020 in this category, including front loading and top loading models. They range from around 4.5 to 5.3 cubic feet of capacity and prices range from $799 to $1,499.

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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Topics: Washing Machines, Whirlpool

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

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Nov 17, 2019 9:00:00 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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Topics: Ventilation, Black Stainless Steel, Range Hoods

Discover the LG Craft Ice Refrigerator!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Nov 5, 2019 2:40:00 PM

 

First, there was craft beer. Then, craft cocktails. Now, there's craft ice: the craze that's sweeping the nation! Or, well, it's sweeping fans of craft drinks, anyway. 

Have you spent longer than you'd like to admit watching YouTube videos on how to make clear ice spheres? Do you like the idea of impressing your guests with the perfect sphere ice plopped into a glass of fine bourbon or a mojito? Or maybe you like to entertain and want an effortless way to impress your guests? Somehow, LG knew what you were thinking, and they created a refrigerator that can automatically make fancy ice for you.

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Topics: Refrigerators, LG

GE Top Load Washers - What's Changing for 2019

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

GE Appliances is one of the largest appliance brands in the US and was founded over 100 years ago. Their innovations include inventing the over-the-range microwave in 1978 and the first "smart" dishwasher that used sensors to gauge how dirty your dishes were in 1995. They may not be the first brand people think of when they need washers and dryers, but GE has a small but solid selection of top load and front load washers and dryers. 

If you're considering a new GE top load washing machine for 2019, you might be interested to know about GE's model revamp taking place this spring. There are two reasons why this knowledge is valuable: if you want to save money, you may be able to snatch the older model for a lower price; and if you want to avoid discontinued models to ensure you can easily find replacement parts or get the latest and greatest features, you may prefer the newer model. Let's dig into what GE is changing about its top load washer lineup!

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Topics: Washing Machines, GE Appliances

Quiet Washing Machine - How to Find a Quiet Model

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

More and more, consumers are interested in finding appliances with quiet operation. Noisy refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry appliances can be especially intrusive in an apartment and 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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Topics: Washing Machines

The Speed Queen TC5000WN - A Return to Tradition for 2019!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jul 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

If you aren't deep in the laundry industry or a hardcore Speed Queen fan, you might have missed the controversy over Speed Queen's new top load models released in 2018. They had to make changes to meet energy efficiency requirements, and some of those changes involved the wash action of their top load models. This departure from what their fans were used to resulted in some backlash. Long story short, the new wash action is gentler overall, which is not necessarily a bad thing - but it wasn't ideal for some of Speed Queen's customer base. (Despite this controversy, as of this writing all of the TR series of washers have over 4.5 stars from customer ratings on their website.)

The TC5000WN is a return to tradition with a lot of the features that people loved about Speed Queen's 2017 and earlier washers. We'll compare in-depth the differences between the 2018 TR5000 model and the 2019 TC5000 model below! (Speed Queen also released a front load model for 2019 - click the link to read our review!)

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Topics: Washing Machines, Speed Queen

Summit Refrigerator Reviews - Top Models, Features, Prices

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Summit Appliance is a specialty brand carrying over 600 models of specialty refrigerators, freezers, and cooking appliances. They claim to have the industry's largest collection of built-in and ADA compliant models, and offer refrigerators and other appliances in unique, hard-to-find footprints and designs. If you're looking for a refrigerator for a small space, such as an apartment or condo, you should definitely consider Summit refrigerators. For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!

In our Summit refrigerator reviews, we'll go over two top freezer and two bottom freezer refrigerator styles, most of which are counter depth and all of which are no wider than 28 inches. They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. Let's dig in, starting with the top freezer models!

 

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Topics: Refrigerators, Counter Depth, Specialty Refrigeration

Samsung Flex Duo - Everything You Need to Know!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 29, 2019 9:00:00 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 is 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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Topics: Ranges, Samsung

GE Kitchen Hub - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 12, 2019 3:40:00 PM

 

The internet-connected smart home has become a new target for innovation in the appliance industry. There's the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator, LG's Smart Thinq and Smart Grid, Whirlpool connected appliances, and now GE is stepping into the game with the GE Kitchen Hub, slated to launch in May 2019. GE reinvented the over-the-range area once before with the over-the-range microwave, and now they're at it again with the GE Kitchen Hub.

What is the GE Kitchen Hub, and how does it compare to other smart home "hub" technologies? Is it a good option for your home? We'll explore GE's innovation and tell you everything you need to know about this new feature!

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Topics: Smart Appliances, GE Appliances

The Weber iGrill - Advanced Grilling Technology for Any Grill Enthusiast!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Weber's best-selling grills have a lot going for them, but one feature you might not know about is the iGrill. There are several versions of the iGrill: the iGrill Mini, the iGrill 2, and the iGrill 3. The first two are compatible with any Weber grill, while the iGrill 3 is compatible with Genesis II, Genesis II LX, and Spirit II gas grills as of this writing.

You might be thinking: "I'm not a serious griller, so the iGrill probably isn't for me." You're wrong - but in a good way! The Weber iGrill is great for beginners as well as for hardcore grill enthusiasts. We'll explain why below! (Before we continue: for more info on Weber grills, check out our Weber grill buying guide!)

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Topics: Grilling, Weber

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