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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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Freestanding Gas Range Reviews - Frigidaire vs GE

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


Frigidaire and GE are two of the best recognized gas range brands in the appliance industry. Both companies offer quality built, dependable products in both gas and electric ranges. Their gas ranges are loaded with new features and technology that will help make cooking easier and more fun. Whether you're looking for a slide-in gas range or a free standing gas range (compare slide in vs freestanding ranges here), Frigidaire and GE offer every size and style in gas ranges with a variety of feature packages for you to choose from. Be sure to look at these two brands when you go shopping for your new appliances.

Let's take a look at two of their top selling freestanding range models for comparison.

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Maytag Electric Range Reviews – Should You Consider a Maytag?

Posted by Alex Frank on May 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM


If you’ve been shopping for appliances for a while, you might remember the loneliest man in town, better known as the Maytag Repair Man. Starting back in 1967, Maytag ran advertisements with this bored fellow who had nothing to do because Maytag appliances never broke down. The brand became synonymous with dependability and many consumers have stood by them for all of their appliance needs. While most appliances won’t last as long as they did 50 years ago, Maytag is still committed to delivering reliable products that will stand the test of time. In fact, they put a 10-year limited parts warranty on all of their products to demonstrate that commitment.

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Maytag Gas Range Reviews - Should You Consider a Maytag?

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM


When you are looking for a new gas range, Maytag is a brand you should consider. When people think of Maytag, they often think of laundry products. We see Maytag washers and dryers still in use after 30 or more years of continuous service - that's quality! Now owned by Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag products are still made to stand the test of time and to deliver high quality appliances in all categories with state of the art features. Their gas and electric ranges are great products with innovative features to help save time and make the job of cooking for the family easier and more enjoyable for the cook. 

When you hear the name Maytag, Whirlpool wants you to associate it with quality and longevity and they continue to produce that type of product under the Maytag name. If you want your new range to be made in the USA, you should definitely be taking a look at what Maytag has to offer.

In this article, we’ll provide in-depth reviews of Maytag's two main freestanding gas range models, plus their double oven and slide in models. All Maytag gas ranges come with hidden bake elements, continuous burner grates, and an impressive 10-year warranty on the cooktop burners, oven burners, cast iron grates, and the oven cavity.

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Hotpoint Range Reviews - Should You Consider a Hotpoint?

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM


If you are looking for an appliance for your home or apartment that offers value and quality, the Hotpoint brand may be just what you are looking for. 

Hotpoint, established in 1919, is one of the oldest names in the appliance industry. They have a history of making innovative appliances at affordable prices. They have been a value line produced by GE for many years, offering a limited line of products with a few in each category, mostly in white. 

Hotpoint is a great source for smaller apartment sized ranges in the 20" and 24" wide category, but in this article, we'll explore what Hotpoint has to offer in full size 30" ranges. Let's dig in!

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The Downdraft Range - Options & Alternatives

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Downdraft ranges used to be a popular option for kitchen islands and peninsulas, but they have become less popular over the years so there are few options today. Downdraft ranges are different from traditional ranges in that they don't need separate ventilation. Instead, they have the ventilation mechanism built right into the range itself. This eliminates the need for an over the range microwave or vent hood to provide separate ventilation.

If you are replacing a downdraft range, you might not be sure what your options are. We'll go over the downdraft ranges on the market today and offer some alternatives as well.

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Drop In Ranges - Replacing an Old Model?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Drop-in ranges were quite popular in the 70's and into the early 80's, but their popularity has since plummeted and they are difficult to find today. The models still available today are mostly limited to 30" electric drop in range models. We'll review what drop-in range options are still available and discuss whether it's worthwhile to purchase a more common range style instead. You can learn more about choosing a new kitchen range (gas or electric) in our range buying guide, too!

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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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The 7 Best Gas Range Models for 2019

Posted by Jeff Allaire on May 6, 2019 8:00:00 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 2019! We cover several different brands priced starting in the $800s up to the $2,000s.

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.


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Coil Top Electric Range Reviews - Frigidaire vs GE

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 3, 2019 10:30:00 AM


Many of us grew up in a household with a coil top electric range or remember our grandparents having one. With the advent of smooth top ranges, these have become less and less popular (check out our article comparing smoothtop vs coil top ranges to learn more). However, these ranges are still the perfect fit for many buyers!

Coil top electric ranges are extremely durable and easier to maintain due to the “Plug and Play” design of the elements. Coil elements simply plug into a receptacle under the main top and rest in the drip bowl, making replacement a breeze if the element is damaged or worn out.  

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