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Electrolux vs. GE Profile Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

For many years, the top load washing machine was the dominant style of washers since its inception in the 1920s. The drum of top load washer is filled with water and the agitator moves the clothes around, cleaning the entire load of wash. Although this style has not really been improved since the 1940s, the top load machine has been extremely reliable.

In fact, the older top load machines are the most reliable machines ever sold. The classic Whirlpool machine has been the most popular product in the appliance industry and has been sold around $399 since the 1970s.

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Bosch Benchmark vs. Miele Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

A wall oven can be a great alternative to a slide-in or freestanding range for those who prefer not to bend down to access the oven.

Beyond ergonomic reasons, wall ovens also allow for numerous placement and combination options within your kitchen. Given that you have the space, you can install two wall ovens, a wall oven with a steam oven, a wall oven with a warming drawer, and more.

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Topics: Miele, Wall Ovens, Bosch Benchmark

The Big Green Egg (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I was at a trade show looking at an egg like ceramic grill. This company claimed to be almost as good as the original: The Big Green Egg.  My interest was piqued more about the original, because it seemed so much better constructed with a better story

The Big Green Egg has been on my radar screen for awhile.  Two of my friends, Andy Husbands and Doug Keiles, are nationally renowned professional grillers and have extolled the virtues of The Big Green Egg for years.

Now it's here...

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Topics: BBQ Grills

Makeover Monday: Island Ventilation, Under Cabinet Lighting & Stainless Steel Counters

by Steve Sheinkopf

It's Makeover Monday: Every Monday we look at a professionally remodelled 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.

We have a contemporary kitchen in Woburn by Venegas and Company in the Boston Design Center for you this week.

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Topics: Makeover Monday

GE Monogram vs. Thermador 36 Inch Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Lauren Palmacci

Before you think about brands, or models, or even features, you may want to first consider which type of cooking appliances are right for your kitchen.

Cooking is a particularly flexible category of appliances. It is also the most important singular decision in a kitchen, because only cooking can radically change the layout of your kitchen.

There are ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, warming drawers, steam ovens, and more. Given that you have the space, you could choose a number of different combinations. One of the most common of these options is a gas cooktop, with a single or double wall oven. Cooktop and wall oven are more ergometric, so there is less bending. The configuration does require more space.

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Topics: Thermador, Gas Cooktops, GE Monogram

Best Double Drawer French Door Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Brett Lucero

Whirlpool introduced the first French door refrigerator in the 1980s, but discontinued them. They returned about 10 years ago and are now the most popular refrigerator on the market.

French door refrigerators offer the benefit of easier, waist high access to refrigerator items. They are easier to open in island kitchens and offer more refrigerator space than a side by side refrigerator.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, GE, French Door Refrigerators, Samsung, LG Electronics

Asko vs. GE Profile Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

A dishwasher used to be a luxurious appliance to own, but these days it is a necessity.

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Topics: Dishwashers, GE Profile, Asko

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

by Paul Groux

Thermador and Viking have always been known as leaders in the high end luxurious appliance market.

They are very similar companies, especially most recently. Viking has a brand new range with some great features. We thought it might be good to compare versus Thermador's introduction of 2013.

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Topics: Thermador, Professional Ranges, Viking

Makeover Monday: Sub-Zero Professional Counter Depth & Electrolux Wall Ovens

by Steve Sheinkopf

Makeover Monday: We show kitchen installations from professional contractors and/or designers to highlight the good and sometimes bad. This series is designed to help you with ideas for your project/renovation.

Let's look at a kitchen in Newton, MA.

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Topics: Makeover Monday

Best Front Load Washers 2014 (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Our Best Front Load Washers article is an article that we update frequently as rebates change from month to month. Recommendations can change with prices.

Washing machines have become as much about energy and water savings as they are about washing clothes. In addition to the traditional top loader, there are more economical front loading washers as well as the somewhat temperamental hybrid washer (or cross between the two of a top load with no agitator).

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, Maytag

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