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Miele Dual Fuel vs. BlueStar 36 Inch Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by William Hanley

Pro ranges are more different than ever. There are the high-tech versions like Miele, Jenn-Air, and the dual fuel Wolf. On the opposite spectrum are the low tech ranges like the equally respectable Thermador, Viking Brigade and BlueStar

As you are about to discover, a low tech does not mean bad. There are advantages to both Miele and BlueStar. However, they have zero in common. Seriously, after you read this article, you will choose one direction or the other for many reasons.

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Topics: Miele, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

Samsung vs. Frigidaire Front Control Gas Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

Although you probably know Samsung for phones, they have also become a company to consider for your appliances. Their products are reasonably priced and well featured. After years of battling Apple, they understand the importance of style as well.

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Topics: Frigidaire, Samsung, Front Control Ranges

Jenn-Air vs. BlueStar Gas 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Brett Lucero

It is amazing, but these products have almost nothing in common. The burners, oven, griddle and controls (or lack of) all work differently. Jenn-Air, like Wolf and Miele, is commercial with the clock, timers of a residential range. BlueStar is simply a restaurant range modified for the home.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, BlueStar

How to Buy a Gas Professional Rangetop (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Roger Pontes

Rangetops have become popular recently. You still have the power of a pro cooking product, but you won't have to bend to move food in and out of an oven.

In this article, we will take a look at a few rangetops and talk about some desirable features. Before we do that, let’s describe the difference between a rangetop and a cooktop.

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Topics: Rangetops

Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

There are many different brands of laundry and it is overwhelming trying to figure out what’s the best. You can drive yourself crazy listening to different opinions and comparing reviews online.

Both Electrolux and Whirlpool are popular and have new machines with unique cycles as well as different features. We will look at both machines and then compare. But first let’s look at the companies.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Electrolux

Samsung Family Hub vs. GE Café Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jonathan Beresford

Remember when refrigerators were simple and just kept your food cold? Not anymore.

The next generation is Wi-Fi enabled with TVs, coffee systems and SodaStream attachments. Refrigerators are much more than chillers and freezers these days. They can be the communication hubs for your home.

Two companies bringing this type of technology are GE (now owned by Haier of China) and Samsung.

We will look at both of their products and then compare.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, GE Cafe, Samsung

Electrolux vs. Kenmore Elite Front Load Washers (Prices / Reviews / Ratings)

by Tam Nguyen

For 60 years washers were almost identical. Now foreign companies like Electrolux, LG, Samsung along with Whirlpool and Kenmore all have new features you should consider with a wide range of different benefits.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, Electrolux, Kenmore

How to Remove the Musty Smell from Your Front Load Washer

by Neil Katz

You are probably worried about buying a front load washer because of the infamous musty odor or mold buildup. Front loaders earned that reputation from the old Maytag Neptune.

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Topics: Front Load Washers

A Real Review of the Jenn-Air JGRP430WP Pro Gas Range (Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

As I said in last weeks Thermador review, we will be looking at the most popular appliances and review them individually against their competitors.

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Topics: Professional Ranges

BlueStar vs. Miele Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

After you look at Capital, Wolf, Miele,Thermador, Dacor, Viking and BlueStar, you will notice two different types of rangetops.

First, are more powerful rangetops manufactured by commercial companies like BlueStar and Capital.

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Topics: Miele, Rangetops, BlueStar

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