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- Steve Sheinkopf, CEO of Yale Appliance.
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My position on warranties has changed over the years. Until 12 years ago, we did not sell them. We now offer our own warranties and fix products ourselves with our own techs. The redemption rate is well over 90% or 90 cents for every dollar spent.
We do not push warranties. It's up to you. This article is when you should consider a warranty, when its not necessary and when you should run from the offer.
I saw this on the internet and had to try it. Can a dishwasher cook salmon perfectly? Salmon is a pretty finicky fish. It is very easy to ruin salmon by either under or over cooking by just a few minutes.
Watch the video as we prepare, cook and then eat this fish.
Beverage centers are the most popular type of under counter refrigerator. A beverage center is a combination of refrigerator space and wine storage. Generally they have one or two wine racks on the top or bottom and a single temperature zone.
True and Marvel are two manufacturers with extensive refrigeration manufacturing backgrounds. True Professional Series is a division of True Manufacturing Company which has been an industry leader for over 65 years. You may recognize their logo from convenience stores and supermarkets beverage and food coolers. True has just recently jumped into the residential undercounter refrigeration segment with some pretty impressive products.
Marvel was formed in 1932 when they started manufacturing undercounter ice boxes. Their wine cooler are consistently among the highest rated. Both brands manufacture their products here in the U.S.
I have published articles on the least serviced on most serviced brands by manufacturer. Most people want to know by category, and I now have the capability to answer what product type is the most reliable based on 27,370 service calls performed in 2013.
Most brands will have a problem with these posts. We count every time our service tech enters a home as a service call. A service call could be a minor issue or even a customer education call. If we cannot find a solution with our techs over the phone, it then becomes a service call.
If this is unfair, then it is unfair equally to every manufacturer. These numbers are for the first year only and are figured by service divided by total sales as a percentage.
I wrote an article comparing KitchenAid vs. Bosch Dishwashers last year. There are now 20 comments, half upset at Bosch and the other half KitchenAid. I like both products and will recommend either based on the needs of the customer. I am not insensitive to customer problems, but after completing about 25,000 service calls a year. We can say this:
A counter depth refrigerator does not protrude from the cabinets. It is more aesthetically pleasing because you won't see the sides. It is also a benefit to have a shallower refrigerator in a galley kitchen or with an island design. There will be more room between the refrigerator and the island itself. Scroll below to see the 5 best starting at $1099
Updated for November, 2013
For this article, we will focus on the non-professional shallow depth products. Professional refrigerators are taller at 84 inches, have the compressors on the top and have the "restaurant" or commercial look...and price. Integrated refrigerators fit totally inside the standard cabinet, so they are seamless and indistinguishable from the cabinet itself. Only the doors protrude on the pro and regular counter depth.
This time we're talking about under cabinet lighting, one of the best ways to add task lighting to your kitchen. Elizabeth covers different applications of under cabinet lighting and gives features of the most common types of lighting with an emphasis on the increasingly popular LED alternatives.
Hi, I’m Elizabeth Seise for Yale Appliance and Lighting and today we’re talking all about the best LED under-cabinet lighting. Be sure to look below for links for more in-depth articles from our blog!
We all know lighting in the kitchen is important. Lighting of a work area, also known as task lighting, is the most important out of all the lighting in your kitchen. A great way to achieve task lighting, especially over where you plan on prepping, cooking, and cleaning, is with under-cabinet lighting. Having extra light will allow you to see what you’re working with, whether it’s chopping vegetables or cleaning the counter. Under-cabinet lighting can also help to accent counters and cabinets, as well as serve as a night light during evening hours.
Read: Legrand LED Under Cabinet Lighting Guide
Pancakes, quesadillas, seared veggies, burgers, steaks and tons of other things can done in the convenience of your home on your professional range with a griddle. A griddle is basically a flat metal plate heated directly with a gas or electrical element.
Though griddles have the same purpose, to cook food evenly, each professional range has their own method on how to cook, and clean.
Freestanding griddles can be purchased anywhere. These griddles use the burners to heat up the metal. They can work, but the heat distribution is uneven.
The built-in griddle is thermostatically controlled so every inch of the griddle is the same temperature for better performance.
I write this post every month, because rebates are always changing. In our Appliance Buying Guide, we talk about rebates as a possible deciding factor in considering an appliance purchase. Manufacturers increase rebates with multiple purchases.
Buying from one manufacturer is smart for the overall look of your kitchen as well. The handles and grade and cut of the stainless will be similar, so your kitchen will have a more uniform appearance.
For Black Friday through December 3, there is 0% financing for 18 months available
Updated November 2013. I rewrote most of this because the models changed. The prices change based on time of purchase. Typically, rebates tend to be higher during holiday long weekends like Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Black Friday. Click on the products link for exact prices.
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