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Electrolux vs. LG Front Load Washers and Dryers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

Front Load laundry is a better solution than top load laundry. They wash better and are less service prone. They use less water and energy then top load machines.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, Electrolux, LG Electronics

How To Buy a Wood Hood Blower (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by William Hanley

In today’s kitchens customers and designers are looking for a softer look in design and are incorporating kitchen venting into wood surrounds rather than a stainless steel hood.

This type of venting is called hood inserts. Hood inserts consists of filters to trap grease and switches to control the fan and lights. Hood inserts are available in several different sizes and power levels.

Sizes

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Sub-Zero vs. Marvel vs. U-Line Wine Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Josh Cadenhead

One of the main questions I ask when someone is looking for a wine unit is “Do you store your wines for a extended amount of time, or do you drink them faster than you can put them in?”

If you are looking to store red and white wines at a certain temperature or mature your fine wines, Sub-Zero, U-Line and Marvel all manufacture a competitive product. Let's look at all three as well as the issues of storing wine itself.

Wine Storage

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Topics: Wine Coolers

Makeover Monday: Gaggenau, Thermador and Lighting Tall Ceilings

by Steve Sheinkopf

It's Makeover Monday: Every Monday we look at a professionally remodeled kitchen and/or bathroom and talk about what is good and sometimes not so good about that particular renovation. This article is designed to help you with your project...so let's get to it

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Topics: Makeover Monday

Everything You Need To Know About KitchenAid Dishwashers

by Chris Wurlitzer

KitchenAid has completely redesigned their iconic dishwasher to compete with the quieter and more efficient European brands like Bosch. We analyze important feature changes in this video.

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Topics: Dishwashers, KitchenAid

The 5 Best Affordable Luxury Appliance Brands (Reviews/Ratings)

by Jessica Petrino

Like with many other commodities appliance technology is constantly improving. Years ago, you had to spend big bucks to get the innovative features.

Today, most appliance brands produce a warming drawer and an induction cooking product, and almost every oven has convection and self-cleaning. For gas ranges, every range has at least one power burner equivalent to an expensive professional range.

For many families, making the decision to purchase a new kitchen is an enormous one. It requires both a financial and time commitment.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

What Does Convection Mean? Different Types of Convection Cooking Explained

by Danny Nguyen

Convection cooking is a topic that comes up a lot when selling ovens – but what does it mean?

Here, we will break down what convection really means and how it applies to your appliances, in addition to the different types of convection cooking.

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Topics: Cooking

Does The Jenn-Air Downdraft Really Work?

by Steve Sheinkopf

The downdraft is Jenn-Airs signature product. The vent is in the middle of the cooktop or stove and vented down through the product and out of your house.

That’s the theory, but I never saw it in operation until last Sunday.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Downdrafts

Electrolux Buys GE Appliances: Is It Good For The Consumer?

by Steve Sheinkopf

Electrolux has just purchased GE Appliance for $3.3 billion.

It’s a good move for them. They now have GE's new factories, their vaunted logistics and greater access to the box stores.

They are also now in the builder business because GE is a significant brand within the builder community. Electrolux also buys the Monogram division so in theory they can now compete with more profitable premium products like Thermador and Sub-Zero.

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Topics: Appliances, Yale PSA

Makeover Monday: How to Layout a Kitchen With Appliances

by Steve Sheinkopf

It's Makeover Monday: Every Monday we look at a professionally remodeled kitchen and/or bathroom and talk about what is good and sometimes not so good about that particular renovation. This article is designed to help you with your project...so let's get to it.

Of all 50 or so kitchens I have reviewed on these Makeover Mondays, I may like this one the best.

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Topics: Makeover Monday

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