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Electrolux vs. Samsung Induction Ranges (Reviews/Pricing/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Electrolux was the first to the market with a modern, feature packed induction slide-in. They just refined it. However, Samsung has developed a super new product over the last few years.

This is an interesting comparison between two very good and new, upscale cooking products. The right one for your house depends on a few different factors. Before we look more closely at the two ranges, let's talk about induction cooking.

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Topics: Electrolux, Induction Ranges, Samsung

Miele vs. BlueStar 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

BlueStar and Miele are on the opposite sides of the spectrum for ranges. Other than size, these ranges have absolutely nothing in common. Miele is about functional technology with every type of cooking available.

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How Do I Light the Outside of the House and Garden?

by Henriette Rieu

Editor's note: Outdoor lighting is part of an overall lighting plan. Like indoor lighting, you want to layer your lighting for the proper effect. There are many ways to accomplish this.

There are two ideas you want to consider. First is LED which will last 20 plus times longer than incandescent. It will not melt the snow, however, because it does not emit heat.

For tough New England winters, you need a solid cast brass light to stand up to the snow, wind and freezing rain.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting

Miele vs. Hoover Vacuums (Reviews/Ratings/Pricings)

by Eddie Jacob

Vacuums are one of the more commonly used appliances in the household, but they’re often overlooked and taken for granted. They’re kicked and banged around, dropped-down the stairs, youngsters use them as a riding toy.

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Topics: Miele, Vacuums

Electrolux vs. GE Profile Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

Laundry has consolidated a bit since the last time you bought a washer. Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag and Kenmore are all essentially the same machine. Samsung and LG now have become major brands. You can buy Speed Queen for a different type of product.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, Electrolux, GE Profile

Miele vs. GE Monogram Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Todd Rourke

A $1,799 dishwasher should have every option you can imagine as well as flexible racking in the interior. GE and Miele have both.

Strangely enough, your decision should be about other factors than washing the dishes (both do that too).

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers, GE Monogram

Dacor vs. Miele 36" Dual Fuel Pro Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by William Hanley

Pro ranges used to be just about high output, just like a commercial range. Dynasty, Viking, 5 Star and Thermador did not even have a clock and timer for many years (many ranges still do not).

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Best 30 Inch Integrated Column Style Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Tam Nguyen

You probably did not have an option of column style refrigeration last time you renovated or built a new home.

Oddly enough, the government can be somewhat responsible for the sudden popularity, because columns meet all the energy standards now and in the future. Most upscale refrigerators do not as of yet.

The other reason is the coolness factor. Integrated refrigerators do not protrude from your cabinet and look seamless with your cabinets.

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Topics: Integrated Refrigerators

Samsung Buys Dacor, What This Means for You

by Steve Sheinkopf

The giant company, Samsung, has purchased the high-end Dacor appliance company. Should you care about this new ownership as a possible purchaser? In the short term, you probably should not.

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Topics: Yale PSA, Samsung, Dacor

Should You Downdraft a Pro Rangetop or Stove?

by Steve Sheinkopf

It depends on how you cook, but for high volume cooking, you should...

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Downdrafts, Rangetops

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