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How to Buy a Kitchen Sink: Choosing Stainless, Porcelain, Concrete or Fireclay Materials

by Amy Zuckerman

Well, after 30 years in the plumbing business I do know a little about this. When I first started selling sinks for kitchens you had a choice of "Cast Iron Enamel" or "Stainless Steel" that's it and it was easy to choose just by the aesthetics.

Now we have more choices of material so let's break this down with pros and cons of each.

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Topics: Sinks

The Largest Capacity Counter Depth French Door Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings)

by Jessica Petrino

If you are in the market for a new refrigerator chances are you might be considering a counter depth model. Counter depth refrigerators have gained a ton of popularity lately because they give you a built-in look at (typically) a more affordable price than integrated models.

The tradeoff, by going counter depth, you will lose capacity relative to traditional full-depth freestanding refrigerators.

If you are looking to maximize your capacity and benefit from the counter depth look, this article will help answer some nagging questions.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, French Door Refrigerators

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

by Steve Sheinkopf

Weber has completely evolved in 2017 to exceed the expectations of their most popular Genesis grill. Recent improvements to their design and capabilities have been made. Their burners and flavorizer bars now provide a more even heat, and their ignition system is now designed for one strike activation, even in cold weather. 

Furthermore, Weber improved their grease management system and created an app accessory to monitor your food remotely, so you do not have to be tethered to your grill during a party or a get-together.

For 2017, the Genesis series are the only grills with these improvements. Weber has also increased the Genesis lineup from 4 grills to 8 with a new series called the Weber Genesis II LX.

With all the new innovations we felt it was important to look at Weber's Spirit, the Genesis II, Genesis II LX, and the Summit grills. The options may seem daunting but hopefully this article will help you choose the right grill for you.

First, we will look at Weber as a company and why they should be considered for your grill. 

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Topics: Website, Weber, BBQ Grills

Best Single Wall Ovens for 2017 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Chris Tavares

Wall ovens did not change very much from 1980 to 2000 but the appliance industry has truly embraced new technology when it comes to cooking. There are now more home cooks than ever before. It seems like cooking has become a new fashion trend.

Most ovens now have twin convection systems meaning two fans. Wolf introduced their new dual blower fan technology which provides a much more even heat distribution.

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Topics: Wall Ovens

How to Protect Your Floors After an Appliance Delivery (Problems)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Let’s face it - appliance delivery is one of the worst issues in shopping today. The legion of complaints is overwhelming. Even when it is all checked off, the delivery is probably wrong in terms of damage to your premises or product or not removing the old or installing the new properly.

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Topics: Appliance Delivery

The Best Microwave Drawers for 2017 (Ratings / Reviews)

by Brett Lucero

It seems the microwaves presence in the kitchen is on the decline in recent years. Typically, a microwave takes up valuable work space on the countertop or upper cabinet space (especially in the case of built-ins).

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Wolf 36-inch Induction vs. Wolf 36-inch Gas Pro Range (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Mason Nguyen

Up until 2016, if you wanted a 36-inch range, you purchased a professional gas range. Then, Wolf marketed a 36-inch induction range. So which one do you choose?

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Topics: Wolf, Professional Ranges, Induction Ranges

How to Replace a Light Bulb in Your Range Hood

by Steve Sheinkopf

This video had to be made. If you bought a range hood recently, you may have noticed this particular bulb. This is a low voltage GU10 bulb.

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Topics: Ventilation

Issues/Problems with Appliance Delivery Services

by Steve Sheinkopf

Appliance delivery could be one of the worst experiences you will ever have. Google it now if you have a minute to be horrified.

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Topics: Yale PSA

Viking vs. Blomberg Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Have you ever purchased a product to find out, you could have bought the same exact product under a different name for much cheaper? 

In our industry, there are a few OEMs (short for original equipment manufacturer) yet tons of labels. Typically, the price difference between the OEM and the name brand is significant.

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Topics: Blomberg, Dishwashers, Viking

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