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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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What Is Induction Cooking - Is It Right for Your Kitchen?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jun 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

If you're in the market for a new range, you may have heard some discussion about induction cooking. The question is - what is induction cooking and how does it work? It's a cutting-edge cooking method that will make you scratch your head when you see it in action for the first time. An induction range is a type of electric range, but the stovetop cooking surface doesn't get hot, and overall you can expect faster and more precise heating.

In order to understand induction, we will explain how a typical electric range stovetop usually works, then go over the pros and cons of this type of range to help you decide if induction cooking is right for you.

 

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Topics: Ranges

Best Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator - Frigidaire Professional vs KitchenAid

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jun 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Counter depth refrigerators are an easy way to take the style of your kitchen to the next level. They're typically 36" wide and about 70" tall with a total depth of 28-31" including the handles, so they won't stick out past your countertops. In many remodeled kitchens, center islands are installed which carry a dishwasher, slide-in range or wall oven and cook top, while leaving the refrigerator on the out-skirting walls. With a full-depth refrigerator, you will find that there is not enough elbow room to walk between the island and refrigerator. This is a perfect opportunity for a  counter depth model. It doesn't stick out, giving you more room in your kitchen and it gives you that clean modern finished look. You can read more about these models in our article on counter depth refrigerators

Frigidaire's Professional line and KitchenAid both offer high-end products with a commercial feel for the discerning consumer. Frigidaire Professional is Frigidaire's high-end line with commercial styling and premium features. KitchenAid, now owned by parent company Whirlpool, offers a range of high-end appliances that are a joy to use.

Let's take a look at two of the best selling counter-depth French door refrigerators from top brands Frigidaire and KitchenAid!

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Topics: Refrigerators, Counter Depth, French Door

Marvel Wine Cooler Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jun 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Are you a wine enthusiast looking for the ideal place to store your collection of red and white wines? Are you looking for the best in wine cooler options for your home? If so, specialty brand Marvel should definitely be up for consideration. In this wine refrigerator review we'll go over the different sizes, price points, and options among Marvel wine coolers. Marvel has both single and dual temperature zone wine refrigerators available, all at a high level of quality.

There are certainly many other brands that offer wine coolers at lower price points, but if you want the best in quality for your wines, both inside and out, you should consider Marvel's wine coolers. They stand apart thanks to their focus on energy efficiency, leading the industry in fast and responsive cooling thanks to Dynamic Cooling Technology, and professional features. The following three models are some of their most popular options. 

All of the Marvel wine refrigerators in our review include the following:

  • Front-breathing design for built-in installations

  • Vibration Neutralization System to protect wines from agitation

  • Tinted, UV resistant Argon-filled dual pane glass doors to protect wines from damaging ultra-violet light

  • Sleek designer styling, including panel-ready options

  • Basic Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, 5 years parts on the sealed system

  • Integrated digital controls with LED display on top of the door

  • Designed for quiet operation
 
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Topics: Refrigerators, Specialty Refrigeration

Summer Warehouse Clearance Blowout Sale - June 13th-15th 2019!

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jun 8, 2019 9:34:10 PM

Check back on Thursday, June 13th for our Warehouse Clearance Sale list of over 50 items at bargain basement prices!

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Topics: Promotional Events

Wine Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Models for Any Budget

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you a wine lover looking for an ideal place to store your precious vino? We've compiled a list of wine refrigerator reviews designed to help a wine enthusiast on any budget choose an ideal model of wine refrigerator for their home. Wine refrigerators vary in size, installation options, temperature range settings, number of compartments and, of course, aesthetic appeal. In-depth wine refrigerator reviews can be tough to come by, but we've selected four models at differing price points and with differing feature packages to help you choose the ideal model.

If this is your first time buying a wine center, here are a few things to consider when researching different models:

  • Temperature Zones: Dual zone models allow you to set two different temperatures for two different sections of the wine cooler. This lets you choose the ideal serving temperature for different types of wines. If your only concern is keeping your wines at the ideal long term storage temperature of around 45 to 55 degrees, then you can probably go for a single zone model. Dual zone models are usually more expensive.

  • Built In vs Freestanding: If you want the built-in look, you'll generally have to pay upwards of $1,200. Built-in refrigerators are "front breathing" so they don't require ventilation space on the sides or rear. If you try to install a freestanding model into a built-in space, you'll need a replacement pretty quickly! Frigidaire is a leader in offering built-ins for less if you want the best of both worlds.

  • Temperature Controls: All but one of the models in our wine refrigerator review have digital temperature controls rather than dials. This feature is not hard to come by but can be easy to overlook if you're new to the wine cooler game! We prefer the digital controls over dials since they are more exact and offer precise adjustments for different types of wine.

  • Interior Features: Options like showcase lighting, wooden wine racks, and other features can be more costly, but can be worth it. Make sure to try pulling the shelves in and out when you're looking at different models in-store, preferably loaded with a full wine bottle or two. Shelves that glide nicely are a nice basic feature to look for that will make using your wine cooler more enjoyable!

 

Now that you know about what to consider when buying a wine refrigerator, let's take a closer look at models from Danby, GE, Frigidaire, and Electrolux. 

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Topics: Refrigerators, Specialty Refrigeration

LG Sensor Dry - A Feature Worth Considering

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

There are many options and features to consider while researching a new dryer. If you are looking for drying accuracy, LG Sensor Dry may be worth considering when you purchase your next dryer. We'll go over sensor drying and review a top-seller from LG with this technology!

Sensor drying is the most accurate drying system available and will save you time and money by reducing utility costs and wear and tear on fabrics. Over-drying can damage or prematurely wear out your fabrics, while under-drying can leave your clothes stinky and needing to be re-washed. Not to mention the fact that dryers are usually the second-biggest electricity hogs in your home, second to your refrigerator, so avoiding the additional electricity wasted on over-drying or re-drying after re-washing stinky damp clothes is good for your bank account!

Dryers with this feature have a sensor located in the drum that measures the humidity inside of the drum. As the clothes pass by it during the cycle, it will send a message to the dryer when the clothes are dry and shut the dryer down without over-drying the clothes. Other dryers accomplish the same task by measuring the temperature of the air going out of the vent, but the sensor dry system is more accurate. (You can learn more about dryer features and options in our Dryer Buying Guide!)

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Topics: Dryers

Large Capacity Dryer - Who Has the Largest?

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 19, 2019 11:00:00 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 Maytag with a special order 9.2 cubic foot traditional style model with backguard controls. LG is a close second with a 9.0 cubic foot front 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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Topics: Dryers

The 5 Best Convection Microwave Ovens for 2019

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 10, 2019 9:20:00 AM

 

One of the most convenient kitchen appliances found in almost every home is the popular over-the-range microwave, more commonly known as an OTR microwave oven. Many consumers nowadays are looking to have the option of cooking with convection right in their over the range microwave as well.

We are going to take a look at the top five models on the market today to see which is the best convection microwave for over the range, but first we'll fill you in on a little background about these products in general. 

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Topics: Microwaves

24 Inch Electric Range Smooth Top Models - 3 Great Choices

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 6, 2019 10:00:00 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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Topics: Ranges

Coin Operated Washer and Dryer - Speed Queen vs Whirlpool

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Are you in need of a coin operated washer and dryer for your apartment or other commercial location?  Are you wondering where to begin in the process of researching new models? Installing coin operated washers and dryers can be a great way for landlords to increase their monthly income on apartment rentals, and if you're an entrepreneur in the laundry business, you may be looking for new machines for your laundromat. There are several coin operated dryer models on the market, but they aren't as widely advertised as traditional dyers.

In this article, we'll profile top-selling commercial washers and dryers from manufacturers Whirlpool and Speed Queen. Whether this is your first purchase of a coin operated dryer or you're replacing an existing model, taking a close look at the features of these models will help you compare and contrast with other models you are considering.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Dryers, Whirlpool, Speed Queen

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