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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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3 Largest Top Load Washer with Agitator Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 16, 2020 8:30 AM 

 

Although front load washers are becoming more common on the market today, many people stand by the tried-and-true top load washer design. If you're looking for the largest top load washer with an agitator, you're in the right place. We've written about agitator washing machines before, but the main reason why people go for them is they use more water and can handle heavy soils better as a result, ideal for busy households and handling seriously dirty clothes! And if you want to wash a king-sized comforter, big loads of towels, and more, the larger the washing machine, the better! (For more info on choosing a new washer, check out our washing machine buying guide.)

In this article, we'll go over our top picks for the largest top load washer models with agitators on the market for 2020 to help you choose the best option for your needs. Remember: these XL models tend to have larger dimensions than standard models, so check that you have enough space in your laundry area and that your doors are wide enough to fit these models into your home!

 

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Largest Washing Machine on the Market - Meet These Mammoth Models!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 13, 2020 10:30 AM 

 

When searching for a new washing machine, there are many different factors, styles, and options you can take into account (which you can learn more about in our washing machine buying guide), but sometimes, tub size is what you are really focused on. If you are looking for the single largest washing machine on the market, we've got good news for you: LG makes the largest washing machine in both the top and front load category as of this writing.

We won't keep you hanging: the LG WT7800CW is the top load model and the LG WM9500HKA is the front load model (you can compare top load vs front load washers in our article). Samsung is a close second in the front load category with model WV60M9900AV, a washer with a 5.0 cubic foot main tub and a 1.0 cubic foot upper washer for small loads. We'll take a closer look at tub size in general and explore the details of these behemoths from LG. Let's dig in!

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Quiet Washing Machine - How to Find a Quiet Model

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Nov 13, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

More and more, consumers are interested in finding appliances with quiet operation. Noisy refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry appliances can be especially intrusive in apartments, or homes with open floor plans. If you have a second-floor laundry room or laundry closet, a quiet washing machine might be crucial for your sanity!

Normal sounds in new washing machines include clicking and humming, gurgling or running water sounds as the washer fills and drains, and the sound of the basket spinning up and down in short or long bursts. One of the major factors tied to noise reduction is vibration reduction - the two go hand in hand! Although it's unlikely that you'll find decibel levels for most washing machines (unlike with dishwashers, where there is plenty of competition to be the quietest dishwasher), there are several key features you can look for from different brands that will help you find quiet washing machine models. 

 

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The 7 Best Gas Range Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 13, 2020 8:15 AM 

 

A gas range provides you with some of the best options for stovetop cooking. If you’ve been searching for the best gas range for your home, we’re here to help with an overview of our top seven favorite gas ranges for 2020! We cover several different brands priced starting in the $900s up to the $2,000s (although promotions and package deals can easily shave over 20% off of the retail price). Most of the models on our list have some form of convection, and many have a fifth burner as well to expand your stovetop cooking options.

Let’s dig in and explore some of the amazing options out there! Each product is numbered for your convenience, but they are listed in no particular order. For more info on choosing a new range, check out our range buying guide!

 

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Smudge Proof Stainless Steel Appliances - Pros/Cons, Brands, & More

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 11, 2020 11:00 AM 

 

If you are afraid to buy stainless steel appliances because you think that they are difficult to clean, think again. Several major brands have introduced smudge-proof stainless steel appliances. In general, manufacturers may increase the brushing on the stainless steel and add a coating to the surface to make it easy to clean and better at hiding fingerprints and smudges in the first place.

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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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The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Nov 11, 2020 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 2020, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $959 up to a premium $1,609 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're looking for a slide-in model with front controls, check out our best slide-in electric range reviews. 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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GE vs Frigidaire Electric Range Reviews - Models Under $900

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 10, 2020 9:00 AM 

 

Electric ranges have changed dramatically in recent years, offering new time saving and cooking performance enhancing features that make life easier and better for the cook in the family. GE and Frigidaire are on the cutting edge of the industry, developing many new features of their own. Frigidaire and GE have been manufacturing and selling appliances in the United States for over 75 years and have always held a strong percentage of market share. They are two of the best known names in the industry and have a reputation for quality and value in appliances. Their ranges offer great feature packages at very competitive pricing. 

We'll compare two of their most popular smoothtop models available at around the same price point of $799 MSRP to help you decide which brand might offer the best value for your needs. These ranges can go on sale for 10-30% off throughout the year during holiday sale periods.

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The 7 Best Front Load Washer Models for 2020

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 9, 2020 10:00 AM 

 

Front load washers are an alternative to the traditional top load style, offering great cleaning performance while being gentle on clothes (see our article comparing top load vs front load washers for more info). They're also more likely to be ADA-compliant, so they can be helpful and easy to use for people with physical disabilities. 

Our reviews of the best front load washer models of 2020 cover a range of price points, features, and capacities. Are you shopping for a new front load washer for 2020? Read our reviews to discover some of the great options available! And don't forget to check out our washing machine buying guide for even more great information!

 

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