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Speed Queen vs. LG Front Load Washers (Reviews/ratings/Prices)

by Tam Nguyen

LG versus Speed Queen is a comparison between how products are now made and how they were once made.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, LG Electronics, Speed Queen

The Best 48 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I wrote this 4 years ago, Sub-Zero seemed to be the best choice for a 48 inch refrigerator. With new competitors and new products, you may need an update.

So we will look at a few different types of configuring a 48 inch refrigerator, then look at the brands and then compare.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Integrated Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

Best Southwestern Style Lighting (Reviews / Prices)

by Henriette Rieu

The southwestern style starts with color, color and more color. This style is fun and lively as if a fiesta will break out at any time. 

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen, Southwestern Style

The Best Induction Cooktops for 2016 (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

Induction is the best cooking technology on the market. As someone who is used to cooking with gas, I was shocked how quickly water boiled the first time I saw it. 

Induction is also the safest cooking method. Unlike the glass on a traditional electric cooktop, the glass on an induction cooktop does not get scolding hot to heat the pan. Instead, a magnet excites the molecules in the pan so that the pan itself becomes the cooking surface, directly cooking the food.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Website

Electrolux vs. Samsung Induction Ranges (Reviews/Pricing/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Electrolux was the first to the market with a modern, feature packed induction slide-in. They just refined it. However, Samsung has developed a super new product over the last few years.

This is an interesting comparison between two very good and new, upscale cooking products. The right one for your house depends on a few different factors. Before we look more closely at the two ranges, let's talk about induction cooking.

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Topics: Electrolux, Induction Ranges, Samsung

Miele vs. BlueStar 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

BlueStar and Miele are on the opposite sides of the spectrum for ranges. Other than size, these ranges have absolutely nothing in common. Miele is about functional technology with every type of cooking available.

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How Do I Light the Outside of the House and Garden?

by Henriette Rieu

Editor's note: Outdoor lighting is part of an overall lighting plan. Like indoor lighting, you want to layer your lighting for the proper effect. There are many ways to accomplish this.

There are two ideas you want to consider. First is LED which will last 20 plus times longer than incandescent. It will not melt the snow, however, because it does not emit heat.

For tough New England winters, you need a solid cast brass light to stand up to the snow, wind and freezing rain.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting

Miele vs. Hoover Vacuums (Reviews/Ratings/Pricings)

by Eddie Jacob

Vacuums are one of the more commonly used appliances in the household, but they’re often overlooked and taken for granted. They’re kicked and banged around, dropped-down the stairs, youngsters use them as a riding toy.

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Topics: Miele, Vacuums

Electrolux vs. GE Profile Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

Laundry has consolidated a bit since the last time you bought a washer. Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag and Kenmore are all essentially the same machine. Samsung and LG now have become major brands. You can buy Speed Queen for a different type of product.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, Electrolux, GE Profile

Miele vs. GE Monogram Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Todd Rourke

A $1,799 dishwasher should have every option you can imagine as well as flexible racking in the interior. GE and Miele have both.

Strangely enough, your decision should be about other factors than washing the dishes (both do that too).

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers, GE Monogram

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