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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.

Recent Posts

Frigidaire Induction Range Review with Features and Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 25, 2020 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, you should check out the Frigidaire induction range options. If you are looking for American-built quality, Frigidaire 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 $1,299, 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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Quietest Dishwasher - The Top 10 Quietest Models

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 25, 2020 8:00 AM 

 

Your dishwasher may seem to be getting louder by the day. Over time, the motor, pump assembly, and other parts wear out and cause vibrations that result in louder operation. On top of that, older dishwashers just don't have the design features to compete with new models when it comes to noise. There are dishwashers available today that are literally whisper-quiet!

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Gas Dryer vs Electric Dryer - Cost, Safety, & More

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 23, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Are you researching new dryers and wondering about the differences between a gas dryer vs electric dryer? There are a few situations in which you may need to decide which type of fuel you want your dryer to use - for example, if you have both fuels available in an existing home, or you are building a new home and trying to decide which hookups to install. 

Most common dryer models come in both gas and electric, but there are key differences to consider. Let's take a closer look at the major factors that set them apart - and check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer.

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Slide-In Electric Range Reviews - The Top 5 Best Models of 2020

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 16, 2020 10:00 AM 


When designing or updating your kitchen, picking the right slide-in electric range may be one of the most important choices you'll make. The perfect slide in range will help give your kitchen the clean, modern, professional look that you are seeking, and at the same time make it easy to produce good cooking and baking results.   

Beyond that, you want to pick a range that is both convenient to use and convenient to clean and care for that will be dependable and serve you for many years until your next kitchen overhaul. To help you make this big decision, we've narrowed the field to the Top 5 Models of 2020 and will help you pick the one that suits you best. They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. Let's dive into our slide in electric range reviews!

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Best Clothes Dryer - LG vs Maytag - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 16, 2020 9:15 AM 

 

If you think of your clothes dryer as being one of the simplest appliances in your home, think again. Most people think that it just turns a drum and blows heat, but there's quite a bit going on inside that big metal box! If you are in the process of researching a new dryer, you know there are many brands, models, and features to consider (you can check out our dryer buyer's guide for more info). We'll compare LG and Maytag to help you determine the best clothes dryer brand for you.

In order to compare the two models, we need to first look at some of the technology behind drying clothes. Clothes dryers have a variety of safety features to not only go easy on your clothes by preventing over-drying, but also keep your home safe if something malfunctions. The average system will have a temperature range of 80 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on selected cycles and settings. There are two main ways for a dryer to keep track of the drying progress: moisture sensors and thermistors.

 

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Large Capacity Dryer - Who Has the Largest?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 11, 2020 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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24 Inch Electric Range Smooth Top Models - 4 Great Choices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 6, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

If you are looking for a new range and have only a 24 inch opening to work with, choices can be limited. Many of the ranges designed to fit into a 24 inch space are lower end models, most without smooth tops and often not available in stainless steel. For many customers with small spaces, a coil top range can do the job.

However, if you want a smooth top for your condo, apartment, or small kitchen, 24 inch electric range smooth top models can be hard to find and even harder to find reviews for. We wrote this blog to help provide more information about a few of the great models that are available in smooth top for the 24 inch market to help you find the best model for you.

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The 5 Best Over The Range Microwaves for 2020

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 30, 2020 8:45 AM 

 

One of the most convenient kitchen appliances found in almost every home is the popular over the range microwave oven, more commonly known as an OTR microwave oven. The OTR microwave has taken the place of the countertop microwave and hood assembly, saving space by combining both products into one handy package. Power capacities can vary from 850 watts for reheating or up to 1,200 watts for cooking full meals. 

Most of these models are manufactured with a recirculating or outdoor vented multiple speed fan assembly and have built-in lighting to illuminate the cooking surface below. The built-in exhaust fans will vary from a quiet 170 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) to a power-boosting 400 CFM fan velocity to pull odors, steam, smoke, oil mists and heat through the grease and/or charcoal filters. Many models have heat sensors built into the body that will automatically turn on the exhaust fan to cool the components and get rid of excessive heat if it recognizes an overheated interior cavity or too much heat from the cooking surface. For more info on microwave features, check out our microwave buying guide!

Let's take a look at the top five models available on the market today and try to identify the best over the range microwave for you. Prices range from $349 to $699 MSRP, and all models are at least 1,000 watts.

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Quietest Dishwashers Under $1,000 - Bosch vs KitchenAid

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 20, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

Statistics show that dishwashers are a necessity for most families, right up there with clothes washers and dryers. Having an appliance clean up after a meal rather than hand washing is preferred as people are busy with work, school, sports, activities, and hopefully, the occasional relaxing movie night. Plus, dishwashers use less water than hand washing and can sanitize dishes and cutlery with super-hot water.

Many spacious homes have the kitchen either open to the living quarters or very close by within listening distance, so having a quiet dishwasher can be critical. There's nothing worse than hearing a continuous humming sound while you're trying to read a book or talk with friends and family.  In some cases, dishwashers can run over two hours depending on the cycle, so quietness matters! 

Let's compare Bosch and KitchenAid and take a close look at two of their quietest dishwashers under $1,000. (Before we dig in, check out our writeup on dishwasher decibel levels for more info!)

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Frigidaire Professional Dishwasher vs KitchenAid Dishwasher Review

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 20, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

If you are shopping for a top quality dishwasher and are looking for the latest features and quiet operation, you must consider the Frigidaire Professional Series and KitchenAid. Both of these brands offer top-quality dishwashers packed with features. In this article, we compare one of the top Frigidaire Professional Series dishwashers with a model from KitchenAid to help you narrow your search. Either model could be a great option, but there are some feature and pricing differences that you'll want to learn more about (for more info, check out our dishwasher buyer's guide). Let's take a look at these two great models.

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