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Honest insights, opinions and resources about buying home appliances, lighting and plumbing

How To Light a Bathroom Mirror With Sconce

by Elizabeth Seise

Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom might require the most serious amount of planning for your lighting.

Like any room, we typically recommend using the four types of lighting to make sure the room is properly illuminated – general, task, accent, and decorative.

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Topics: Bathroom Lighting, Wall Sconces

Thermador vs Jenn-Air 36 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

Professional style ranges have a commercial look with cooktop and oven controls on the front. Many professional ranges feature a wide array of burner configurations, griddles, grills, and accessories. This article will concentrate on two of the more powerful 36” pro ranges in the appliance industry.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges

Electrolux vs. Frigidaire Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

It's hard picking a dishwasher from a store, any appliance store. You see rows of similar looking stainless products.

Miele and Bosch brought quiet and stylish dishwashers to the US. Now most major brands have all followed suit. Fortunately, we will evaluate two of these stainless products now, so your decision will be a bit easier.

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The Best 42 Inch Professional Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

42 inch refrigerators are somewhat uncommon because that is a rare cabinet size. The most common cabinet sizes for refrigerators are 30, 33 and 36 inch by far with 48 inch being the most specified larger refrigerators.

Still, I like the 42 inch size, especially in a shallow depth side by side configuraintegratedtion, and now several manufacturers produce a French door refrigerator.

In fact, I would not buy a side by side in a size less than 42", because with shallow depth refrigerators there is hardly any useable capacity in the 36 inch size.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Viking, Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators

5 Appliances To Place In Your Kitchen Island (Reviews/Ratings)

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

Gaggenau vs. Viking vs. Thermador 36 Inch Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay

With the rise of technology, kitchens have become more than just food preparation and preservation. You are looking for speed, efficiency, safety, as well as the design of kitchen appliances.

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Topics: Thermador, Gas Cooktops, Viking, Gaggenau

How Do You Get The Best Possible Appliance Service?

by Steve Sheinkopf

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about appliance delivery. At that time, I mentioned delivery was the second biggest problem in the appliance industry, especially in vertical brownstone Boston.

Now its time for the undisputed number one…..appliance service. You should read this post before you buy a major appliance.

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Topics: Appliance Service, Appliance Repair

The Best 30 Inch Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Lauren Palmacci

30-inch gas cooktops can vary with four to five burners. If you so happen to be looking for a new 30” gas cooktop at this moment, I've narrowed the choices between the industry’s best.

All of these brands have strong histories in the appliance world. 30 inch refers to the width of the cooktop. 30 and 36 inch are by far the most popular sizes.

But what’s the best choice? The criteria will be burner layout (performance), cleanup, and service (reliability).

Updated 10/14

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Jenn-Air, Gas Cooktops, Bosch, Website

Choosing a Single Oven With Separate Components or a Double Oven (Reviews)

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

The placement of your cooking products is the single most important decision in your kitchen.

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Topics: Makeover Monday

Spotlight on True Undercounter Refrigerators [VIDEO]

by Chris Wurlitzer

Here Chris talks about how True undercounter refrigerators is bringing all the benefits of their trusted commerical products to the home with really great features that homeowners and designers will love.

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Topics: True Refrigerators

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