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Bosch Black Stainless Steel - Features, Pros & Cons

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Sep 10, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Bosch's German engineering has helped it make a name for itself in the appliance market, especially in dishwashers. They made our list of the ten quietest dishwashers and even went head to head with KitchenAid in a comparison of which brand had the quietest dishwasher.

While many appliance manufacturers have already released black stainless steel models and even entirely new color options like GE Slate and Whirlpool Sunset Bronze, Bosch has been surprisingly late to the game. However, Bosch black stainless steel is slightly different from other brands and might be the perfect choice for your kitchen. 

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Appliance Delivery - What You Need to Know

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 25, 2020 4:19 PM 

 

Most of us have had experiences with product deliveries that didn't go as we expected. Maybe it was a vinyl record that was left to melt in the sun all day, or perhaps it was a bulky piece of furniture or remodeling materials that were dropped in your driveway rather than being brought into your home or garage.

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Refrigerator with Drawers - Designs, Reviews, & Pricing

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 25, 2020 10:03 AM 

 

Several manufacturers make refrigerators with drawers, and they come in a few different flavors. These models are sometimes referred to as four door refrigerators, but that can be confusing since... well... most of the time, we're dealing with an extra drawer, not an extra door! The most popular style (which our four door article linked above focuses on) is an additional drawer between the fresh and frozen compartments, usually with adjustable temperature controls. However, LG recently came out with a surprisingly affordable dual freezer drawer refrigerator we'll review below, and we'll also explore other brands like KitchenAid's dual drawers.

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2020 Updates to the Speed Queen TR Washers & Dryers

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jul 27, 2020 1:57 PM 

 

This spring, Speed Queen updated the TR lineup - the TR3000 is now the TR3003, the TR5000 is now the TR5003, and the TR7000 is now the TR7003. They've also updated the DR3, DR5, and DC5 dryers. Here you'll find what they tweaked for this series of models.

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The Best Garage Refrigerator Models - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jul 22, 2020 10:36 AM 

 

Although you can "trick" a normal refrigerator into working in a garage setting, when it comes to perishable foods, you're better off getting a garage refrigerator specifically made for the task. A typical refrigerator is designed to handle ambient temperatures from around 50 to 85 ºF (although the range varies from model to model), while garage refrigerators can handle broader ranges. In this article, we'll review a few different garage refrigerator models!

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Quiet Washing Machine - How to Find a Quiet Model

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jun 25, 2020 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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5 Largest Whirlpool Washing Machine Models for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jun 10, 2020 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 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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The New GE Front Load Washer Lineup for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jun 1, 2020 8:45 AM 

 

At a product show in fall of 2019, we got to see GE's new and improved front load washer lineup coming out in late 2019 into 2020. If you're searching for a new front load washer, GE's new models with the UltraFresh Vent system are a must-see! (For more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide.)

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What is the GE UltraFresh Vent System? Is it Right for You?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jun 1, 2020 8:15 AM 

 

GE released a new set of models for their 2019-2020 front load washer lineup, and they all feature a cool new technology they're calling the UltraFresh Vent system. This system was TWO YEARS in the making and we're excited to see how it performs in the real world. We got a chance to see this cool new system at a product show in fall of 2019, so we're sharing what we learned there with you - complete with an exclusive video!

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

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 22, 2020 9:00 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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