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Best Cheap Front Load Washers - The Most Fully Featured Entry Level Models

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jun 4, 2021 11:40 AM 

 

When you're shopping for a new front load washer, you'll probably notice that the cheapest options are around $799-$899 outside of holiday sale periods. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, you're in the right place! We show you which entry-level front load washers have the most features to help you choose which option is best for you.

LG and Samsung currently make the cheapest front load washers at $799. Your options really open up at $899 with options from GE, Whirlpool, and Maytag.

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Electrolux Air Sous Vide & You - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 31, 2021 9:09 AM 

 

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The Panel Ready Refrigerator - What You Need to Know

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 28, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

If you are remodeling a kitchen and going high end, you may be asking yourself: What is a panel ready refrigerator, and are they a good choice? If you want that really modern, high-end integrated look, a panel ready refrigerator may be a good choice for you. (For more tips on choosing a new fridge, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

Panel ready refrigerators allow you to have your cabinet maker design a panel for the refrigerator doors that will match your cabinets, including the hardware like the handles. Panel ready refrigerators are typically only found in larger side-by-side or French door models and are more expensive than traditional models. They are usually purchased for very expensive homes along with other high-end appliances or as part of a designer kitchen remodel.

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The 3 Best Beverage Cooler Models of 2021 (24'' Freestanding/Built In)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

 

Looking for a stylish way to chill your beverages and display your good taste to the world? We take a look at three of the best beverage cooler options on the market today from XO and Marvel, plus a surprise contestant: Frigidaire Gallery is offering a built-in model at a crazy low price point. All of these models can be installed freestanding or as built-ins and feature windowed glass frames for a premium look and feel. 

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Frigidaire Induction Range Review with Features and Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 28, 2021 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 $1,299, 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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The 7 Best Gas Dryers for 2021

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM 


Gas dryers are an ideal choice for many homes, offering lower operating costs compared to electric dryers with the tradeoff of slightly higher upfront prices. If you’re searching for a new gas dryer this year, you’re in the right place! We’ve put together our seven top picks for the best gas dryers of 2021 to show off just a few of the great options the laundry industry has to offer.

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The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

 

Electric ranges offer a sleek look and great baking performance, and can be commonly found in apartments and homes where installing a gas line is not possible. With many of them now available with smooth ceramic glass cooktops, they’re easy to clean and look great, too!

To help you find a new electric range, we’ve put together reviews of some of the best electric range models of 2021, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $959 up to a premium $1,759 double oven model (although promotional periods and rebates can shave 20% or more off the list price). All models have five elements, flexible dual or triple expandable elements, and some form of convection for better cooking and baking results.

Looking for slide-in ranges with front controls? Check out our best slide-in electric range reviews. If you're looking for induction electric ranges, check out our Frigidaire induction range review. And if you need more info on choosing a new range, check out our range buying guide!

These seven models are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. Let’s dig in!

 

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XO Ventilation - Why Consider This Specialty Brand?

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Many consumers focus on ranges, cooktops, or wall ovens when they think about cooking in the kitchen, but the true chef knows that ventilation is an equally important consideration. This is particularly true if you do a lot of cooking and have an open floor plan home or do a lot of entertaining in or near the kitchen. (For more info on choosing a new range hood, check out our ventilation buying guide!)

When looking for your next hood, you may want to consider XO Ventilation. Many appliance companies offer ventilation products, but XO Ventilation is a true specialty manufacturer offering a full suite of products, including under-cabinet hoods, wall mount chimney styles, custom hood inserts, island mounts, glide-outs, and professional models.

XO range hoods tend to be...

  • Quiet, even when running at high speeds

  • Nicely designed for a modern look

  • Innovative in terms of features

XO prides itself on its Italian heritage, which is evident in their designs. Let's take a closer look at the brand and a few of their best sellers across the product line, from undercabinet models to chimney hoods and pro hoods. 

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Marvel Wine Cooler Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 28, 2021 9:00 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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The 7 Best Dishwashers for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 28, 2021 8:30 AM 

 

Are you looking to upgrade your old dishwasher in 2021? The dishwasher has evolved a lot over the past decade, becoming sleeker, quieter, and more efficient. We’ve compiled some of the best dishwashers on the market for 2021 to help you discover some of the amazing options available! With high-quality features like stainless steel wash tubs and third racks, you have more options than ever before! (For more information on buying a new dishwasher, check out our dishwasher buying guide!)

Let’s explore some of your choices from a variety of brands and at a range of price points. All of them feature stainless steel tubs, and many have third racks to boost capacity. There are many other cool features. The pricing ranges from $799 up to $1,149 (but keep in mind that promotional periods, package deals, and rebates can knock 20% or more off of the list price).

 

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