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Speed Queen vs Fisher & Paykel Washer - Alternatives for 2020

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 27, 2019 10:00 AM 

 

If you are looking to compare two awesome washing machine options that won't break the bank, you're in luck. We've singled out two great top loading agitator models from two niche brands that may be just what you are looking for when shopping for a new machine. Unfortunately, Fisher & Paykel has discontinued their popular agitator washer as of late 2019, so this article has become an "in memoriam." Don't worry - we'll give you other agitator washer brands to consider!

Speed Queen and Fisher & Paykel are not quite as well known as some of the other juggernaut appliance brands like Whirlpool, Frigidaire and GE, but that doesn't mean they don't deliver great products. Speed Queen is a specialty laundry manufacturer headquartered in Wisconsin that has been making great laundry products for both the commercial and domestic markets in the US for over 100 years. Fisher & Paykel is based in New Zealand and has been in operation since 1934. They have gained wide exposure in the US in the past 20 years and introduced many innovative products to the market, including a one-of-a-kind dish drawer dishwasher that made them famous with US consumers. Their agitator washer was a surprising hit when it came out a few years ago.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Speed Queen

5 Largest Whirlpool Washing Machine Models for 2020

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Nov 27, 2019 9:30 AM 

 

Whirlpool is a top washing machine brand in the US, and is a powerful force in the market along with its subsidiaries Maytag and Amana. As larger washing machines become more widely available and more popular, Whirlpool has kept up with some huge-capacity models! If you're looking for the largest Whirlpool washing machine models, we've compiled our top picks for 2020 in this category, including front loading and top loading models. They range from around 4.5 to 5.3 cubic feet of capacity and prices range from $799 to $1,499.

Before we begin: compare front load vs top load washers in our article if you're not sure which style suits your needs, the advantages and disadvantages of front load washers, and the benefits of a top loading washer. Or, check out our washing machine buyer's guide for a thorough walkthrough on choosing and buying a new washing machine.

 

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Topics: Washing Machines, Whirlpool

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

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 26, 2019 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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Topics: Ranges

Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator Reviews - Every Model in the Lineup!

Posted by Alex Frank on Nov 25, 2019 8:00 AM 

 

After manufacturing refrigerators for over a century, it’s safe to say that Frigidaire has significant experience under its belt. The company has several lines of products, including the basic Frigidaire, the restaurant-inspired Frigidaire Professional, and the stylish Frigidaire Gallery. While much can be said about each product line, we will be looking specifically at Frigidaire Gallery refrigerators in this article to compare the different styles and features available.

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Topics: Refrigerators, Frigidaire Gallery

The 5 Best 18 Inch Dishwashers for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 25, 2019 7:00 AM 


 

The typical dishwasher width of around 24" just doesn't cut it for small spaces. For narrow kitchens, compact apartments, and other situations, many people turn to the 18 inch dishwasher to maximize space. In this article, we compare five of the best 18 inch dishwashers on the market to help you get the best bang for your buck!

We focused on built in models here, but we also compared the best portable dishwashers if that's what you're looking for. Here are our picks for the best 18 inch dishwashers of 2020 - in no particular order, numbered for your convenience. Check out our dishwasher buying guide for more info on choosing a great new dishwasher!

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Topics: Dishwashers

The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 21, 2019 10:15 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 2020, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $959 up to a premium $1,799 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. 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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Topics: Ranges

5 Largest Side by Side Refrigerator Models of 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 20, 2019 9:30 AM 

 

The side-by-side refrigerator helps you keep everything important at eye-level, so you can easily access refrigerated and frozen items without bending over. This refrigerator style tends to be wider than a comparable bottom freezer or top freezer model, so they work best in kitchens with space to spare (compare side by side vs French door refrigerators in our article). They are often ADA compliant because of their easy-access design, so they are a great option to consider if you or someone in your household has a physical disability.

If you're looking for the largest side by side refrigerator you can find, you're in the right place! We've compiled the largest side by side refrigerator models on the market today complete with all of the important features you need to know to make an informed buying decision. Side by sides can get pretty massive! Our list covers models priced as low as $1,499 all the way up to $2,399, with capacities as high as 28.5 cubic feet.

(Also, if you want more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

 

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Topics: Refrigerators

Frigidaire Dishwasher Reviews – Should You Consider a Frigidaire?

Posted by Alex Frank on Nov 19, 2019 9:30 AM 

 

In 1916, the first self-contained electric refrigerator was invented and introduced to the public. The company that created this groundbreaking innovation was purchased by General Motors in 1918 and has since grown to be one of the most trusted and well-known major appliance producers in the USA and around the world. The name of this company? Frigidaire.

Appliances have come a long way since then and somewhere between the end of World War II and Elvis taking the world by storm, the dishwasher became a ubiquitous staple item of American kitchens. Frigidaire eventually jumped on board and added the dishwasher to their lineup of quality products, and now, after a century in the appliance business, they have a full line of dishwashers, each with unique features and capabilities suited to different consumer needs.

In this article, we’re going to examine four Frigidaire dishwasher models, ranging from a basic economical model to the higher end professional model. When it comes to price, keep in mind that package deals and holiday sales can cut 20% or even 40% off of the retail price! If you are researching new dishwashers, don't overlook Frigidaire.

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Topics: Dishwashers

The 5 Best Over The Range Microwaves for 2020

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 19, 2019 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 $279 to $699, and all models are at least 1,000 watts.

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Topics: Microwaves

Whirlpool vs GE Dishwasher Review - Top Models Under $800

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 18, 2019 11:30 AM 

 

 

In this article, we'll compare two top-selling dishwasher models from well-known domestic brands to help you decide on the best dishwasher for the money. These two popular US manufacturers are true leaders in the appliance industry and both companies manufacture many of their products in America.

GE, based in Louisville, Kentucky, offers a wide variety of dishwasher models with advanced features that make your kitchen cleanup job easier. Whirlpool, based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, offers many innovative features and great cleaning results which will lighten your workload. Be sure to include these brands when shopping and consider the value of both. You might discover some unique features in either brand that you will like.  

The process of buying a dishwasher can be confusing. Hopefully this article will help you narrow your search! Let's take a closer look at two competing models in the $700-800 range to compare Whirlpool vs GE. 

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Topics: Dishwashers, GE Appliances, Whirlpool

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