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Sub-Zero vs. GE Monogram Undercounter Wine Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

Wine is the toughest item to store, because it can react to almost anything or more specifically vibration, light, humidity and of course temperature changes and heat.

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Topics: GE Monogram, Wine Coolers, SubZero

Yale Warehouse Clearance - Saturday, January 28th

by Steve Sheinkopf

In November, we bought a competitor out of Natick. They had about $500,000 in display and inventory which was more than we expected. There are too many products for our outlet in Dorchester.

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Topics: Yale PSA

Best Full-Size Stackable Laundry for Tight Spaces

by Alex Leifer

Growing up in Boston I learned a few things, one of which is space is a luxury! So we must make sure we take advantage of every square inch. If you have a small space, compact or 24 inch laundry is a good option, but you will lose almost 50% of the capacity.

Contrary to public opinion, you do have full size options. 

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Topics: Electrolux, Maytag, Laundry, Speed Queen

Electrolux vs. Kenmore Elite Stackable Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Years ago, you had to buy a unitized washer and dryer for a stackable application (pictured below). Now almost every front load washer and dryer can be stacked. The unitized style is still around, but front load laundry offer bigger capacity and more energy efficiency.

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Topics: Electrolux, Laundry, Kenmore

Samsung vs. LG Convection Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Todd Rourke

LG and Samsung are the fastest growing appliance companies in the US. Both companies have been on the forefront of technology and innovation for the last 10 years.

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Topics: Gas Cooking, Samsung, LG Electronics

Best Professional Range Grills (Reviews/Ratings)

by Nicole Parmenter

It is now winter (or could be when you read this). Do you brave cooking on your outdoor grill or should you consider a pro range with a grill in your kitchen renovation? We will look at the major brands, their strengths and weaknesses so you can assess whether it is worth buying an indoor grill or braving the cold.

First we need to discuss hoods and ventilation.

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Topics: Professional Ranges

Are Steam Ovens Worth Buying? (Reviews/Ratings)

by Rick Medeiros

In the last few years, this category has certainly been picking up steam (pun not intended). I’m sure by now you have been told that it’s the healthiest way to cook.

Moisture does maintain the nutrients and minerals of the food instead of baking them out. The food will also have a lower fat content because you’re not using any oil to keep the food moist when cooking.

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Topics: Wolf, Steam Ovens

Best Unique Transitional Kitchen Pendants (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Henriette Rieu

The transitional style between modern and classic and is known as “New Classic.” Some elements of both can include clean lines and a quieter classic style. It marries simple and elegant elements. Transitional designs take the traditional and make it feel soft and warm.

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Topics: Pendant Lighting, Kitchen, Transitional

Wolf vs. BlueStar 30 Inch All Gas Pro Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Chris Tavares

Wolf and BlueStar are both American, family-owned companies. In many ways, these two ranges are similar, without advanced controls unlike Jenn-Air, Miele or even Wolf''s own dual fuel range.

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Topics: Wolf, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

Most Reliable / Least Serviced Appliance Brands of 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at lowering repairs and issues all the time. We manage this very closely. It actually starts in the warehouse where the products need to be handled properly. Then competent delivery and installation crews can also solve quite a few possible issues.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung

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