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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

How to Light Your Laundry Room

by Elizabeth Seise

The most important features of lighting in your laundry room must help you see, whether it’s finding spots and stains; measuring detergent; sorting colors; folding; and ironing.

The best way to achieve the necessary lighting for your laundry room is through well-diffused general lighting. A nice secondary feature of laundry room lighting? Why not show off your appliances and laundry room, especially if they’re new!

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Topics: Lighting, Laundry

Thermador vs. Wolf Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings)

by Rick Medeiros

Cooktops typically measure 36 inches wide with five to six burners, and 30-inch versions with four to five burners. In some cases larger. If you’re replacing an older cook top with a new one into an existing cutout, (as no two homes are alike) it can be difficult to find what works with what you have. For this article, measurements are not an issue (though I stress the measure twice, cut once rule).

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Gas Cooktops

Capital Culinarian vs Jenn-Air 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Josh Cadenhead

Capital Culinarian versus Jenn-Air is an interesting comparison between two not so well known but compelling products. I honestly believe that you do not have to spend $10,000 to buy a worthwhile 48 inch professional range.

Updated for October 2014

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Capital Culinarian

Jenn-Air vs. GE Cafe Gas Slide-In Ranges

by Jessica Petrino

Slide-in vs. Freestanding Ranges

What is the difference between these two? This is a frequently asked question and the only difference is style. Slide-in ranges have the controls on the front. They sit on top of the countertops and give your kitchen a more custom,  built-in look, especially behind the range.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Gas Cooking, Slide-In Ranges

The Best 30 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Groux

We have written articles on 24, 33, 36, 42 and 48 inch refrigerators, but not 30 inch. As we have previously posted, appliances are designed to fit cabinets, so most refrigerators are standard sizes. 30 and 36 inch, however, are by far the most popular.

Updated for October 2014

Yet there are far fewer choices in 30 inch and 36 inch.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Liebherr

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