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Professional Gas Ranges - Buy One Without Going Broke!

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

If you've been out looking at professional or pro ranges for your kitchen and are astounded by the prices, we have some good news for you. Many consumers want that professional gas range look but when they start looking at the prices of pro ranges from companies like Wolf, Viking, and even Thermador, they quickly change their minds. Even the KitchenAid model pictured above is pretty pricey for some at over $7,000!

If you want one of these true professional ranges from an ultra premium manufacturer, you're going to have to pay the premium price! However, if you are willing to look at some unique lesser-known professional range options, you might be surprised. (If you're looking for more information on choosing a new gas or electric range, check out our range buying guide!)

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Topics: Ranges

Best Stainless Steel Dishwasher - Top 5 Models Under $1,000

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Dishwashers come in many price ranges. Stainless steel is a go-to for today's modern kitchen, but you don't have to be a big spender to get a dishwasher that will look great in your space. We've highlighted five stainless steel dishwashers at different price points so you can get the aesthetic you're looking for no matter your budget!

Each of the models in our reviews have integrated top controls (except for one model from KitchenAid) and a smooth front with no brand badge for a sleek look. We cover options from Frigidaire, Bosch, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid. Be sure to include these brands when researching a new dishwasher (check out our dishwasher buyer's guide for more info!). You might discover some unique features that you will like. Let's dig in!

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Topics: Dishwashers

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

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 10, 2019 9:15:00 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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Topics: Dryers, LG, Maytag

The Electrolux Dryer Lineup - Reviews, Features, Prices

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

 

Electrolux is a well-recognized appliance name in many homes. They're known for great styling, features, and superb performance throughout every product that they manufacture. Their gas and electric dryers are no exception. You might already be sold on getting a great Electrolux front load washer, but what about their dryers? We'll dig into what Electrolux has to offer - and you can check out our dryer buyer's guide for more info on dryers in general as well!

Electrolux refreshed their laundry lineup in 2018 with some awesome features that we'll go over in detail before we compare the models in the dryer lineup.

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Topics: Dryers, Electrolux

Window Air Conditioner Reviews - Frigidaire vs Friedrich 8,000 BTU Models

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM

 

If you are searching for a new window AC unit, you should know that not all air conditioners are created equally. Window air conditioners have become a commodity in the appliance industry and are manufactured under many brand names. These branded air conditioners are available for purchase anywhere from the drugstore to the supermarket, with brand names that you either have never heard of or associate with some other product or industry. These brands usually have no service or parts support after the sale and are made to sell at a lower price with lower end features and quality. However, there are alternatives to these "disposable" air conditioners: brands like Friedrich and Frigidaire. In our window air conditioner review below we will focus on these two great brands.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Frigidaire, friedrich

KitchenAid vs LG Dishwasher Reviews - Features, Prices, & More!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Customers have been asking how newer appliance brands like LG compare to some of the longtime industry leaders like KitchenAid. LG is one of the fastest-growing brands in the appliance industry, offering top-quality products and innovative features. KitchenAid is a top brand name and has a reputation for offering the highest-quality appliances to the consumer. Their high-end dishwashers are very different in design and styling and each offer some unique features. Be sure to include these brands when when shopping for a new dishwasher - you might discover some unique features in either brand that you will like.

Maybe you're interested in one of KitchenAid's most popular dishwashers, the KDTE334GPS, but are curious about what LG has to offer, in particular the LG inverter direct drive dishwasher feature. We'll compare an LG model at a similar price point to the rockstar KitchenAid KDTE334GPS to help you decide!

 

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Topics: Dishwashers, LG, KitchenAid

LG vs Maytag Side by Side Refrigerator - Ratings, Prices, Reviews

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Looking to try out a side by side refrigerator or replace an older model? The choices can be overwhelming! In this article, we provide an in-depth review of two models from LG and Maytag that are strong contenders for some of the best side by side refrigerator options on the market. And if you want to explore more side by side options, check out our article on the top seven side by sides of the year!

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Topics: Refrigerators, LG, Maytag, Side by Side Refrigerators

American Made Washers - Speed Queen vs Whirlpool - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 8, 2019 5:31:00 PM

 

As you research your next washing machine, consider the brands Speed Queen and Whirlpool. Both are well known names in the US laundry industry. Both companies are known for making quality products in both the commercial and domestic markets, and their laundry products are manufactured in the United States: Speed Queen in Wisconsin and Whirlpool in Ohio.

The laundry industry has changed over the years and washers have been redesigned to use less water and electricity. These changes have been challenging for the industry because these new washer designs require customers to make adjustments and changes in the way that they do laundry. With less detergent and water used per cycle along with longer cycle times, many customers are missing their old machines that had deep water washes, 35 minute cycle times, and excellent cleaning results.

However, there are many excellent washers available that will do the job well while saving energy. Speed Queen and Whirlpool are on the leading edge of this industry and are making products that are energy efficient while providing excellent cleaning results and durability. Let's compare two of their best top loading agitator washers.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Whirlpool, Speed Queen

The 7 Best Wall Ovens for 2019 (30" Single Ovens - Electric)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Aug 8, 2019 2:00:00 PM

 

An electric wall oven provides a high-end built-in look and lets you access your oven without having to bend over. They tend to be more expensive than traditional ranges and are available in standard 24", 27", and 30" widths. Compared to a typical range oven, they tend to be smaller, but not everyone needs six cubic feet of oven space (and if you need jumbo oven capacity, a double wall oven might be perfect)!

Our list of the best wall ovens for 2019 covers a variety of brands and price points to help you find the perfect option for your home. We've numbered them for your convenience, but they are listed in no particular order.

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Topics: Wall Ovens

Electrolux Induction Range & Cooktop Models - Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

 

Electrolux may not be as familiar a brand to some as, for example, Whirlpool or KitchenAid, but this Swedish company has made their mark in the appliance market as the second-largest appliance maker in the world (based on units sold). They created the first true household vacuum cleaner in 1912 and have been making innovative, reliable products ever since. They have owned well-known brand Frigidaire since 1986.

Induction cooking is a unique trend, and induction ranges and cooktops aren't always easy to find. In this article we'll go over the Electrolux induction range and the two Electrolux induction cooktop models available to help you explore your options. As of this writing, Electrolux offers two induction cooktops (a 30" and 36" model) and a 30" built-in style induction range.

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Topics: Ranges, Electrolux

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