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Gaggenau vs. Bosch Benchmark Steam Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Cooking with steam creates moist, tender food. It's ideal for baked goods and breads as well as healthy fish, chicken and vegetable side dishes.

This is by far the healthiest way to cook. Moisture will maintain the foods nutrients 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 baking.

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Topics: Steam Ovens

Makeover Monday: Kosher Kitchens and Appliances

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

Best Single Wall Ovens for 2014 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Chris Tavares

Wall ovens did not change very much from 1980 to 2000.

They all had single convection. Then Wolf redesigned cooking by employing a twin convection system. Whirlpool invested 300 million in Jenn-Air and in 2010 you can program your oven to cook any food automatically. Rare, medium rare, somewhat overcooked. All you have to do is touch a button.

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Topics: Wall Ovens

Free, White Glove and In-House Appliance Delivery (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

So you bought an appliance and now you need it shipped.

You are about to enter the second biggest problem in the appliance shopping experience. Appliance service is number one by the way…and not by much.

So I want to tell you about the different kinds of delivery options so you know now rather than at delivery time. You might want to read this post carefully.

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Topics: Yale PSA

New Jenn-Air Gas Slide-In Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

When I started at Yale full time in 1986, Jenn-Air was an upscale brand featuring cooking; especially slide-ins, wall ovens and cooktops. Jenn-Air was the first American company to offer convection.

Jenn-Air was acquired by Maytag in the 1990s, and the name Jenn-Air was extended to refrigerators and various other products. There was virtually zero investment into their core product until Maytag was bought under duress by Whirlpool.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Slide-In Ranges

Are Appliance Extended Warranties Worth It?

by Steve Sheinkopf

ABC is having an expose on extended warranties, so I thought this may be a relevant topic to update.

We do not push warranties. It's up to you. This article will help you decide when you should consider a warranty, when its not necessary and when you should run from the offer.

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Topics: Extended Warranties

Makeover Monday: Placing Laundry in a Bathroom or Kitchen

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.

I grew up in Needham, MA. It was your typical three level house with the bedrooms upstairs on the third floor with the laundry room in the basement. My Mom installed a chute from the hamper in the bathroom to the laundry room, which was pretty cool at the time.

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Topics: Makeover Monday

Electrolux vs. LG Front Load Washers and Dryers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

Front Load laundry is a better solution than top load laundry. They wash better and are less service prone. They use less water and energy then top load machines.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, Electrolux, LG Electronics

How To Buy a Wood Hood Blower (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by William Hanley

In today’s kitchens customers and designers are looking for a softer look in design and are incorporating kitchen venting into wood surrounds rather than a stainless steel hood.

This type of venting is called hood inserts. Hood inserts consists of filters to trap grease and switches to control the fan and lights. Hood inserts are available in several different sizes and power levels.

Sizes

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Sub-Zero vs. Marvel vs. U-Line Wine Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Josh Cadenhead

One of the main questions I ask when someone is looking for a wine unit is “Do you store your wines for a extended amount of time, or do you drink them faster than you can put them in?”

If you are looking to store red and white wines at a certain temperature or mature your fine wines, Sub-Zero, U-Line and Marvel all manufacture a competitive product. Let's look at all three as well as the issues of storing wine itself.

Wine Storage

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Topics: Wine Coolers

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