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Best LED Under Cabinet Lighting 2015 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Planning a renovation? Undercabinet lighting should be considered as a necessary, because of its versatility. It is task lighting for general lighting on the counters. You can also leave just under cabinet lighting on for safety at night or to illuminate your backsplashes.

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Topics: Under Cabinet Lighting

Best 48 Inch Pro Gas Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

You really have two choices in kitchen design.

You can buy a range and have burners, cooktop and oven in one general area.

However, seperate wall ovens and cooktops have the advantage of being spread out if two people like to cook in a household. You also do not bend at the waist working with a wall oven like you would with a range.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Viking

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

by John Ramsay

Buying a pro range 5 years ago was easy. You had a choice of which burners were better for power and simmer.

Then Wolf added twin convection. Jenn-Air and Capital added more powerful burners. Thermador really changed the pro range by adding steam in the secondary oven as well as a warming drawer below. Miele introduced their pro with a speed oven, a steam assist and an intuitive control panel.

So a comparison between the two most advanced professional range seems like a good idea, since it happens daily on the sales floor.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Professional Ranges

Our Annual Yale Tent Sale Is Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

by Steve Sheinkopf

Ah, The Yale Tent Sale. Since the passing of the Filenes Basement Bridal Run, the Tent Sale is the last of these types of sales. If you have never been to one of these, its a two-3 hour hour mad grab. Yet it's totally worth it. You can save a ton of money in one of these. We are not really a sale driven company. With all the internet transparency, you have to be competitive year round.

Then again, the Tent Sale is not about new items, but floor displays, discontinued products/vendors and scratches and dent, all for low prices typically 25-50% off our selling prices.

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Topics: Yale PSA

Whirlpool WED99HEDW Ventless Heat Pump Dryer (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Ventless, heat pump drying.

Familiarize yourself with this new type of dryer. It actually can help you in many ways depending on your needs.

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Topics: Heat Pump Dryers

Grill Ventilation Issues/Problems/Mistakes

by Steve Sheinkopf

I spend a ton of time on Houzz these days. It’s a great site for planning anything for your home. You should look through before attempting any type of renovation. So I was skimming through when I saw this picture.

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Topics: Ventilation

What is the Difference Between the Weber Spirit, Genesis and Summit BBQ Grills?

by Steve Sheinkopf

Weber manufactures many different grills in a myriad of colors with LP or natural gas, but their most popular grills are from three families; Spirit, Genesis and their premium Summit. You should consider any of the models depending if you want to cook a few burgers to smoke meats.

Weber is the lowest repaired appliance sold appliance at Yale, and reliability is the main selling point with Weber. It works and is a better investment than buying a cheap grill every 3 years.

On the premium side, Weber offers features of the pro grills for way less money. The real difference between the three is size, BTU output, rotisserie, searing capability and features like a smoker box and side burners.

Updated for 2015

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Topics: Website, Weber, BBQ Grills

New Samsung Washer & Sink Combination; Is it Worth Buying?

by Paul Gillis

The new Samsung Energy Star rated top loader with a built-in sink and water jet machine is the newest laundry available. Groundbreaking technology always excites us and our tech savvy customers as long as it works.

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Topics: Laundry, Samsung

Northeast Lantern Onion Lights (Reviews/Ratings)

by Monica Kao

Your outdoor lights are probably pitted, rusted or discolored. Dont feel bad, your neighbors are as well.

New England is on the Atlantic, and the salty air corrodes outdoor decorative hardware and lighting fixtures. Unfortunately, most lighting is produced to be inexpensive rather than solid and weather tight. The average outdoor light will last 3-5 years before rusting.

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Topics: Northeast Lantern

The Differences Between Convection Cycles

by Jonathan Beresford

If you find yourself in the market for a range or wall oven, there is a pretty good chance that you will be considering models with some sort of convection system in the oven cavity.

If you are unfamiliar with convection cooking, here it is in a nutshell.

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Topics: Wolf, Wall Ovens, Convection

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