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Most Reliable Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

So you are buying a professional range? You are probably comparing features like grills, griddles, and convection profiles of each product. Then you are comparing price and rebates as many of these brands offer free dishwashers and hoods.

Then you check Yelp, Google Reviews, and the Better Business Bureau to decide which store would be the best to purchase from. All these steps are expected (and encouraged, by the way).

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Most Reliable Appliances

6 Kitchen Appliance Mistakes You Should Never Make

by Steve Sheinkopf

I have responded to lots of questions on the Yale blog, on my email, through Yelp, Google, and Facebook as well. After 30 years working full time in the appliance business, you have an idea of the major problems people seem to be facing.

Before I talk about potential problems. Let’s talk about happiness with your appliances and kitchen project. It may be elusive, but it can be done.

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Topics: Appliances, Yale PSA

Most Reliable Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Now, wall ovens have cool new features. You can buy them with double convection, blower convection, with steam, or incredibly cool controls. You can even connect it into your Nest thermostat. It’s all pretty amazing…when it works.

We will look at the most reliable products, but first, let’s look at the methodology.

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Topics: Wall Ovens, Most Reliable Appliances

Best Bedroom Air Conditioners (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Mark Bennett

So we have a heat wave this week. Air conditioners are the one product where supply does not ever meet demand. Even in a prolonged heat wave, factories will not manufacture more units.

All the air conditioners are made in the winter and sold to stores in the spring. There is only one manufacturing run, and that’s it. They don’t even care about global warming.

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Topics: Friedrich, Frigidaire, Air Conditioners

Miele vs. Shark Canister Vacuum Cleaners (Reviews / Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

When considering a new vacuum you should consider a few factors. For example, allergies, pets, type of carpets, or hardwood floors should determine the style of vacuum you need.

The market for vacuum cleaners is extensive and there are many different options available at different prices. This article will talk about the differences between Miele and Shark canister vacuums.

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Topics: Miele, Vacuums

Best Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

So, you are buying a full suite of appliances for your kitchen. It is not easy researching each unit, but there may be a better way. Consider buying the brand.

This strategy works because all your appliances will match. Rebates also increase when you buy a whole kitchen package. It’s a much better deal.

Holidays are also a great time to consider an appliance, because the appliance industry inherited that sale mentality from the electronics business ,especially with Samsung and LG.

Manufacturer rebates change constantly and we update our packages monthly. This month is somewhat different as new Samsung and LG are particularly aggressive...go figure.

We have 50 packages this month, these are the most popular and best deals.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

Most Reliable Compact and Regular Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I was selling washers in 1986, the Maytag A506 was the most popular washer. The top load had one speed and a cycle for delicates. The reliability sold the machine, because back then you would expect a 15-20 year life out of a Maytag.

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Topics: Washers, Most Reliable Appliances

Napoleon Prestige Pro 650 vs. Weber Summit S670 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Once again it’s that time of year, grilling season. For the die-hard grillers, this is a year round activity and accordingly, you need a grill that will keep up with your passion.

Grills can vary in price, anywhere from $100 to $15,000. But you don’t need to hit the top end of the price spectrum to get a great grill.

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Topics: Weber, BBQ Grills, Napoleon

Best Contemporary Outdoor Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Nick Paternostro

When talking about contemporary outdoor lighting you have much to consider. Architecture, effect, scale, appearance both nighttime and daytime, and also quality of the product.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting, Contemporary

Miele Vacuum Trade-In Event

by Steve Sheinkopf

We will be offering $100 towards a new Miele vacuum when you bring in your old vacuum. 

In this article, we will talk about Miele and then look at the differences between all the vacuums.

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Topics: Miele, Yale PSA, Vacuums

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