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Best New Appliances at the 2017 Architecture Digest Design Show

by Steve Sheinkopf

Let me give you your appliance future.

Your oven will be able to prepare food based on what it knows is in your refrigerator. It will then signal your dishwasher as to what the best cycle will be based on what you will cook.

Sounds far-fetched, right?

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Topics: New Products

Mid-Range to Affordable Luxury Appliance Packages (Ratings/Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

You do not have to spend a ton of money for good looking appliances. It's quite the opposite, especially over the last 5 years. 

KitchenAid has a whole new look. Bosch has a new refrigerator. Samsung is now the number one brand in the US because of beautiful design and advanced technology. Jenn-Air still has their most popular full-featured package around $5,000.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Bosch, KitchenAid, Samsung, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

Bosch vs. LG Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Mason Nguyen

Dishwashers have changed a bit since the last time you looked. Bosch and KitchenAid are still popular, but LG and Samsung are the fastest growing appliance companies in the US. Both have re-engineered the dishwasher in different ways. 

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, LG Electronics

Best Samsung vs. LG 4-Door Refrigerators (Review/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

There was a time 20 years ago when side-by-side refrigerators were considered the premium refrigerator. Then about 10 years ago, French doors became popular because it offered more refrigeration space and a newer, cooler look. The French-door refrigerator was the standard for the high-end refrigerator.

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Topics: Refrigerators, Samsung, LG Electronics

The 6 Best Luxury Appliance Brands (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance, and features. Some of the names may surprise you.

Now I am not implying that you should only buy these if you have the budget or specific need. You should also look at the brands in the 5 Best Affordable Luxury Brands which combine features and price.

Regardless, if you want the best in your kitchen, these 6 brands are universally considered to be the best. Honorable mention to Jenn-Air and Bosch Benchmark, which are considered affordable luxury.

Short on time? Get our free Appliance Buying Guide for comparisons of all the major brands »

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Viking, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, La Cornue Ranges

Thermador vs. BlueStar 36-Inch Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

When choosing a 36-inch rangetop, you will probably compare and consider Wolf, Miele, Jenn-Air, Viking, Thermador, and perhaps BlueStar. What should be a pretty straightforward decision has become complicated.

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Topics: Thermador, Rangetops, BlueStar

New BlueStar 36-Inch Professional Built-In Refrigerator (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

BlueStar has a new 36-inch professional refrigerator with some interesting features. We will review the BlueStar and compare it to some more familiar names like Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, and Sub-Zero.

First of all, BlueStar is a family-owned range company based in Pennsylvania. They have been around making solid cooking appliances since the 1880s. After talking about manufacturing a refrigerator for a while, they have finally introduced their first model after years of development.

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Topics: Professional Refrigerators, BlueStar

Bosch vs Miele Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Chris Wurlitzer

 

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Viking vs. Wolf 30-Inch Induction Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Roger Pontes

Induction ranges and cooktops have become increasingly popular over the years. Oddly enough, you did not have many premium choices in induction other than Dacor and then Viking. That has changed recently as Miele (2014) and Wolf (2016) have added very decent induction ranges to consider.

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Topics: Wolf, Viking, Induction Ranges

New Whirlpool All-in-One Washer Dryer Combination (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Todd Rourke

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put your laundry in a machine, go to sleep and when you wake up it would be washed and dry? Whirpool is releasing a new combination all-in-one washer/dryer that may change the game.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers

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