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Wolf vs Viking Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I have updated this article three times in 5 years, because so much has changed in that time. Viking was acquired by commercial manufacturer Middleby of Ohio. We are also no longer carrying Viking. I still like the company (was one of their first dealers) and bid them no ill will.

Wolf and Viking are two of the most recognized brands in the appliance industry. Let's look compare the products and companies.

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Topics: Wolf, Professional Ranges, Viking

How to Do Kitchen Track Lighting Right

by Felisberto Silva

The kitchen is one of the rooms in your house requiring the most light. Lighting in the kitchen will help with prep and cooking processes, and layered lighting with accent, ambient and decorative elements is your best bet to illuminate your space.

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Topics: Track Lighting

Yale is One of The Boston Globe's Best Places to Work

by Steve Sheinkopf

Have to admit, we have had a pretty good year.

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Topics: Yale PSA

5 Things You Should Consider Before Choosing Traditional Lighting

by Lynh Tran

Lighting is a personal reflection of taste but can quickly change an environment. Picture your room with a natural iron forged chandelier with a twist basket bottom. It will look very different from an English brass, hand rubbed piece. Yet both areconsidered traditional.

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Topics: Lighting

Legrand vs LED Tape Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Felisberto Silva

The two newest systems for under cabinet lighting are LED Tape and the Legrand under cabinet system. Both provide low profile LED lighting, but are very different in application. Functionality as well as new vs old construction really determine the best system for your application. I like them both for different reasons. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting, Legrand Adorne

The Best Microwave Drawers (Ratings/Reviews)

by Mark Bennett

The first microwave drawer was introduced by Sharp in 2004 as part of a combination stove/microwave unit. The Insight range featured a full size oven with a slide-out microwave, all within the dimensions of a 30 inch freestanding range.

Soon thereafter the drawer microwave was available as a stand-alone product.

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Topics: Microwaves, Microwave Drawers, Website

Jenn-Air vs. Miele 30 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Jenn-Air and Miele could not be more different from every aspect. The company, products and philosophy is totally different. The ranges even look different with Jenn-Air being more traditional and Miele being really contemporary.

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges

Should You Place a Wall Oven Under a Cooktop?

by Steve Sheinkopf

Picture your new kitchen.

Your countertops can be soapstone, caeserstone, granite, marble in endless permutations.

Now let's look at cabinets. They can be sleek glossy modern high sheen white or a very traditional wood with aged brass accents.

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Topics: Wall Ovens

Cool, Unique and Better Lighting for The Holidays

by Steve Sheinkopf

Lighting sets the mood in a room without question. Go to a jewelry store and you will see heavily illuminated display cases to highlight the sparkle in the diamonds. Restaurants have their own themes. Steakhouses will have heavier pieces to reinforce the environment of eating such a meal.

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Topics: Lighting

5 Best Bosch Dishwashers For Black Friday 2014

by Steve Sheinkopf

Bosch was the first company to recognize quietness as a feature. In addition, they were amongst the first to produce a dishwasher with a stainless steel tub rather than plastic.

Unlike the other Europeans, Miele and Asko, Bosch is more affordable with prices starting at $499 for a stainless dishwasher.

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Topics: MA Tax Holiday, Bosch, Dishwashers

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