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How Long Does a Washing Machine Take? - Cycle Times & More

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 24, 2020 9:11 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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Topics: Washing Machines

Maytag vs Whirlpool Top Load Washer Review - Agitator or Impeller?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 24, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

There are many reasons why you might prefer a top load washer over a front load washer - with one important factor being the price. But are you torn between choosing an impeller washer or an agitator model? The Whirlpool WTW5000DW and the Maytag MVWC565FW are both top load washers priced at around $749, but the Whirlpool model is an impeller washer while the Maytag option is an agitator washer. We'll review and compare these two models to help you decide which set of features is best for your needs!

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Topics: Washing Machines, Maytag, Whirlpool

The GE Top Load Washer Lineup - What's Changing for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 24, 2020 8:45 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. 

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Topics: Washing Machines, GE Appliances

The New GE Front Load Washer Lineup for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 15, 2020 9:52 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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Topics: Washing Machines, GE Appliances

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

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jan 14, 2020 10:34 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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Topics: Washing Machines, GE Appliances

Stove Sizes - Typical Range Dimensions & Other Factors to Consider

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 30, 2020 11:42 AM 

 

If you're researching a kitchen remodel, replacing an old stove with dimensions that aren't common today, or are dealing with various other factors, stove sizes might be on your mind. Today the typical range dimensions are relatively standard and are classified by their widths, but if you're concerned about height and depth as well, you'll find some variation. We'll go over the major stove sizes available and the typical dimensions of each, plus other factors to consider.

For more help in researching a new range, check out our range buying guide!

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Topics: Ranges

The 5 Best Electric Cooktop Models of 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 30, 2020 11:27 AM 

 

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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Topics: Cooktops

5 Largest Whirlpool Washing Machine Models for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Nov 27, 2019 9:30 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 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 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

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