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Best (and Smallest) LED Recessed Light (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The LED revolution has finally encompassed recessed lighting in a very large way. You should really consider some form of LED for lighting your house.

At 50,000 hour lamp life, you will replace your next bulb in roughly 22.3 years plus a variety of other benefits.

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Topics: Recessed Lighting, LED Light Bulbs

New Bertazzoni Induction Range (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Francesco Froio

Bertazzoni just introduced a new induction range. Before you consider this for your kitchen, we will look at the distinctive features, prices and compare it to Viking, Dacor and Miele Induction ranges.

It has its advantages. Then again, it has its drawbacks.

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Topics: New Products, Bertazzoni, Induction Ranges

LED Strips vs LED Tape Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Dagmar Hemp

Undercabinet lighting is important for your home renovation, because it provides different possibilities of light. It can light your counter or used in a cabinet to highlight décor items like glass or art. Undercabinet lighting can also provide safety at night by lining dark places in your home.

Under cabinet lighting is a great task light since it’s close to the counter, and built specifically for that purpose. 

We will look at LED, products and then compare, so you can understand what might be best for your home.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

Dacor vs. Viking 30 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

At one time, Viking and Dacor were mirror images of each other, but just at different times. Dacor is a family owned American company and really innovated built-in cooking in the 1980’s. Viking was a family owned, American company widely credited for inventing the professional range in the 1990’s.

Much has changed since then and should influence your decision to buy either Dacor or Viking. We will look at the companies, their products and then compare.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Viking, Dacor

Jenn-Air JES1450DS vs. Bosch HEIP054U Electric Slide-In Range (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Groux

Jenn-Air and Bosch have a new slide-in range. They both use a hybrid type design which in fact is part slide-in range part and part freestanding range.

We will explain the differences of freestanding vs. slide-in vs. this new hybrid range as well as both companies and then both products.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Bosch, Slide-In Ranges

Should You Trust Appliance Ratings and Reviews?

by Steve Sheinkopf

There was an article in the NY Times about appliance ratings back in May. I want to add some statistics and industry rationale behind it.

We will look at whether you should trust either good or bad reviews whether on Yelp, Google, Angies List, Better Business Bureau or manufacturers and retailer websites.

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Topics: Yale PSA

Dacor vs. Miele Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Wall ovens are simple to understand. Just imagine cutting the oven part and placing it in a wall.

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Topics: Miele, Wall Ovens, Dacor

Big Green Egg vs. Weber Grills (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

After what was seemed to be one of the longest winters ever, it’s finally Grilling Season!

That being said I want to discuss today two of the best grills you can consider. Both are unique in totally different ways.

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Topics: Weber, Big Green Egg

The Best Compact Laundry for 2015 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Vincent Pham

Compact Laundry is a great alternative here in the city, or anywhere there’s a tight space.

Typically these units are 24 inches wide by about 24 inches deep, so they could fit in a kitchen cabinet.

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Topics: Miele, Blomberg, Bosch, Compact Laundry, LG Electronics

Which Stainless Steel Appliances Hide Fingerprints Better? (Reviews/Ratings)

by William Hanley

Stainless steel has been the finish of choice in appliances for several years because it offers a high end look. It will also match your cabinets and backsplash.

Stainless is the most hygienic as well, which is the reason you see it in commercial and restaurant kitchens. Germs cannot proliferate on the solid surface of stainless unlike porcelain and other finishes. Thus, stainless is a cleaner surface and the code commercially.

However it is harder to keep looking clean, especially from fingerprints.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

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