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What No One Will Tell You About Appliance Warranty Service

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 6, 2021 11:24 AM 

 

"I called a local repair company about this, and they said they no longer do warranty service for [manufacturer] because they don't pay enough."

I see phrases like this quite often in comments and product reviews. Usually, people are frustrated because they haven't been able to get timely warranty service on an appliance. If your relatively new washing machine has started leaking, or food is spoiling in your 6-month-old refrigerator, finding out that you'll need to wait 2 weeks or more to get it repaired is just adding insult to injury.

But I want to clarify how appliance warranty service actually works, and why it is the way it is.

 

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Air Fry Ovens - All the Options from LG, GE, Frigidaire, & More!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 6, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

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The 6 Best Slide in Gas Range Models of 2021

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 6, 2021 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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The Speed Queen TC5 - Features & Comparison vs the TR5

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 21, 2021 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 TC5 is a return to tradition with a lot of the features that people loved about Speed Queen's 2017 and earlier washers. It was updated in 2021 from the TC5000WN to the TC5003WN.  We'll compare in-depth the differences between the TR5 model and the TC5 model below! (Speed Queen also released a front load model in 2019 - click the link to read our review!)

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The New GE Front Load Washer Lineup for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Apr 16, 2021 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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How Long Does a Washing Machine Take? - Cycle Times & More

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Mar 25, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Time is valuable. If you're buying a new washer for the first time in a while and have heard about how today's washers take longer, or your last modern washer turned out to take forever to wash, you might be wondering: How long does a washing machine take to wash clothes these days? How can I make my washer wash faster? And the truly inquisitive may also want to know: Why do washing machines take longer now than they used to? Isn't that a bad thing?

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Dishwasher Not Drying? 8 Quick Fixes

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Mar 25, 2021 9:00 AM 

There's no doubt about it: dishwashers save us a ton of time. We no longer have to spend up to an hour or more processing the day's dishes with a sink full of soapy water and a bunch of towels on hand. Washing your dishes in a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing and is also a lot more sanitary: today's dishwashers heat the water to 140°F or higher to blast away germs.

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What is HE Detergent? How It Works, How to Use It, & More!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Mar 2, 2021 7:30 AM 

If you are in the market for a new washer, you are probably trying to learn as much as you can about modern washing machine technology. One of the big themes in today's market is HE laundry detergent - short for High Efficiency laundry detergent. So, what is it and why are many new washers using it? This article will answer all of the common questions people have about HE detergents and these low-water washers as well as help you avoid overuse of these detergents (and the wash problems that can result from overuse).

 

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The 5 Best Electric Cooktop Models of 2021

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Feb 25, 2021 1:45 PM 

 

The cooktop and wall oven duo is popular for achieving a premium built-in look. Whether you're looking to spend $600 or $1,600, 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 2021

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Feb 3, 2021 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 2021 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 $1,399.

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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