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Todd Buehler

Todd is Bellingham Electric's Sales Manager. He has over 25 years of industry experience. Todd started working at Bellingham Electric as a delivery man in the late 1980's and worked his way up through the organization to his current position as Sales Manager. While not at work, he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

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Compact Dryers - Reviews & How to Choose

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 22, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

If you are living in an apartment or condo or maybe even a "tiny house", you may be in need of a compact dryer to fit in a small space. Compact dryers are dryers made to fit in small spaces and have a smaller capacity. They are generally available in electric 115 volt or 240 volt, or gas models and come in stackable or free standing designs. Many can also be placed on a pedestal if space allows.  

If you are constrained by space, compact dryers may be exactly what you are looking for. Researching a new dryer can be easy if you know the right questions to ask. In this blog, we try to shed some light on the topic of compact dryers and review two top-selling models, one vented and one ventless. You can find more information on dryers in our dryer buying guide!

 

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Frigidaire Induction Range Review with Features and Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 18, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Induction ranges are interesting and different. These ranges are increasing in popularity, and many consumers are seeking to learn more about them. If you are researching new ranges and considering an induction range, especially if you're looking for American-built quality, Frigidaire induction ranges should definitely be on your list. For over 85 years, Frigidaire has been manufacturing products across North America. They currently offer incredibly affordable induction ranges starting at $1,449, which we'll review below. This is over $1,000 cheaper than most other brands' induction offerings!

For more about the benefits and drawbacks of induction cooking, read our article, What is Induction Cooking? - Is it right for your kitchen? 

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Top Load Dryer vs Front Load - What is a Front Load Dryer?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 18, 2022 8:30 AM 

 

Researching a new dryer can be easy if you know the right questions to ask. One of the topics you may be pondering is the difference between a top load dryer vs front load (find out more about dryers in our Dryer Buying Guide). 

Virtually, all dryers load from the front, so what do we mean by a front loading dryer? This is a dryer that is meant to aesthetically match the appearance of a front loading washer, with the controls in the front and matching cosmetic details. These dryers usually have the option of being stacked on top of the washer, but it is not a requirement (check out our review of a Maytag stackable washer dryer pair to explore this option). They can also be placed on optional pedestal bases to raise them to a more convenient height. Most consumers who already have or are planning to purchase a front loading washer will want to plan on matching it with a front loading dryer.

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Panel Ready Dishwashers - Are They a Good Option?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 15, 2022 11:00 AM 

 

NOTE: Since we no longer sell the Fisher & Paykel brand, we will not be updating the Fisher & Paykel product reviewed here as of November 2021. You can view Fisher Paykel's current lineup of dishwashers by clicking here.

If you are designing a new kitchen and want to achieve a modern and professional style, you may want to consider a panel ready dishwasher, also known as an overlay dishwasher. This style allows you to have your cabinetmaker design a panel for the front of your dishwasher which will match the doors on your kitchen cabinets and install a matching handle. These models are designed to hold the custom panel's weight and add a nice look to the kitchen. They may pair well with a panel ready refrigerator and help you achieve that integrated high-end look you desire.

There are many other factors to consider when researching a dishwasher, but if looks are a top concern, a panel ready model may be what you need. For more information to help you choose a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!

 

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The Steam Dryer - How It Works, and Who Makes the Best

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 3, 2022 9:00 AM 

 

Are you in the market for a steam dryer and looking for a great option? In this article, we'll delve into steam and discuss one of the best selling steam cycle dryer models out there.  

Steam cycles are very useful in dryers, and have been around since the late 2000s. They can be used to freshen up items that are clean but may have been stored for a long time or worn just once. They can also be used to eliminate wrinkles and odors during drying cycles. Steam washers tend to focus on stain removal, wrinkle reduction, and sanitize cycles as well. Be sure to consider steam as an option when you are researching new dryers - and check out our dryer buying guide for more information on choosing a new dryer.

 

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Typical Dishwasher Dimensions - Measure Before You Shop

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 2, 2022 10:00 AM 

 

Before you head out the door to shop for a new dishwasher for your kitchen, one of the first things you should ask yourself is, "How much space do I have for installation?" This is especially important if you have an older home or custom kitchen that may have unusual dimensions. Most brands make standard-size models, but there are some specialty sizes that are available to fit into spaces that are non-standard.

For more help buying a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!

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Whirlpool vs GE Top Load Washers - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 1, 2022 11:30 AM 

 

If you're researching a new washer and want good quality and features without breaking the bank, here are a couple of options for you.

GE and Whirlpool offer many different models with many different feature packages that will allow you to find the model that will fit your needs and get the job done. These two top-selling brands have been around for decades and are tried and true in the industry. Both brands have evolved and now offer a full range of washing machines with the latest technologies that consumers are looking for. GE and Whirlpool get high marks for reliability and performance in their new laundry products.

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Large Capacity Dryer - Who Has the Largest?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 20, 2022 9:30 AM 

 

Researching a new dryer can be an involved process. There are many factors to consider, and size is one of the most important ones. Dryer sizes are wide-ranging, but if you have a large family or heavy laundry needs for some other reason, you may be looking for the manufacturer with the largest dryer capacity on the market. Look no further! (Or, if you want to look further: check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer!)

We've analyzed large capacity dryer options across manufacturers and found two behemoths that may be just what you are looking for. The overall largest dryer on the market right now comes from LG with a 9.0 cubic foot front load style model. Whirlpool is a close second with a 8.8 cubic foot top load style model (learn more about front load vs top load style dryers here). All dryers load from the front, but "front load style" dryers are designed to match a front load washer, usually with controls on the front of the machine and a windowed door, while "top load style" dryers have controls at the back of the machine and can't be stacked.

Let's explore these highly rated top-of-the-line models! Pay special attention to the dimensions if you're buying extra large washers and dryers because they can be a few inches larger in width and depth than standard size models. Make sure they will fit through your doorways and in your laundry space!

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The LG Electric Range Lineup - Discover Your Options!

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 20, 2022 9:15 AM 

 

LG is relatively new to the appliances industry, but the brand has definitely made a name for itself! If you're shopping for a new electric range, you might be wondering what LG electric ranges have to offer. We'll go over the full LG electric range lineup to help you decide if this brand has what you're looking for!

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KitchenAid vs Whirlpool Electric Range Review with Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Apr 13, 2022 8:00 AM 

 

When you’re on the hunt for the best electric range, you may wonder what the “real” differences are between appliances that look very similar. How do you know if it’s worth it to go for an electric range model in a higher price range? To help show these possible differences, we’re going to review and compare two 30" freestanding smoothtop electric ranges. Both are available in sleek and stylish stainless steel. But besides being good-looking, how do you know which one is right for you?

KitchenAid is known for their stand mixers, but they also offer premium appliances with serious aesthetic appeal. They're now owned by Whirlpool, one of the largest appliance manufacturers in the world. How do two $1,400 ranges compare to one another? If you can afford a higher-end model but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, how should you choose? Let’s dig into some KitchenAid vs Whirlpool electric range reviews and find out!

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