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Best ADA Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

With the advent of new technologies, slick, intuitive user-interfaces and bold designs, there has never been a better time to upgrade your kitchen with a modern wall oven.

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Topics: Wall Ovens

The 5 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators

by Steve Sheinkopf

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 $1,249.

Updated for July 2015

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.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Bosch, Frigidaire, Website, Refrigerators, Counter Depth Refrigerators, KitchenAid, Samsung

How to Light a Country Style Kitchen (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Monica Kao

What does a country style kitchen look like? It can be warm and welcoming. When I think of country I think of Americana, it is comfortable and natural looking.

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Topics: Lighting

New Jenn-Air Wi-Fi Double Wall Oven (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I remember when it was easy to buy an oven. You had a choice of 24”, 27” or 30” sizes (it’s almost all 30” now). The big feature in the 1980’s was convection then later both ovens were convection.

Wolf, however, changed cooking by redesigning the convection system to twin convection, most brands followed. 

Since then, wall ovens have changed with intuitive interfaces and now Wi-Fi connectivity.

We will look at wall ovens in general, Jenn-Air as a company and their new product.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, New Products, Wall Ovens

How High Do You Hang a Chandelier?

by Roger Pontes

 "How high do you hang a chandelier?" Is the most commonly asked lighting question at Yale. 

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Topics: Chandeliers

Liebherr vs. Viking 36” Pro Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Whether the style of the kitchen is more modern, contemporary, or anything in between, having a professional style refrigerator (even more than a professional range) is the single best design statement in your kitchen.

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Topics: Viking, Liebherr, Professional Refrigerators

Dacor vs. Miele Induction Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

If you are shopping for a new induction range, then two of the higher level brands that you may want to consider are Dacor and Miele.

Both are luxury appliance brands from very different backgrounds, with both companies being family owned and operated.

We will briefly look at both companies, their products and then compare at the end.

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Topics: Miele, Induction Ranges, Dacor

Jenn-Air vs. Miele Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

Jenn-Air and Miele. This comparison could easily be titled KitchenAid vs. Miele, because KitchenAid and Jenn-Air are essentially the same dishwasher. Both are divisions of Whirlpool Corporation.

It is still an interesting comparison of American and European dishwashers, with Jenn-Air being one of the best American dishwashers and Miele being the best European dishwasher.

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, Dishwashers

Most Efficient Clothes Washers (Uses Least Water)

by Danny Nguyen

We live in an age where we are very conscious about energy and water consumption. Energy and water bills can be expensive.

If you are in the market to replace your old laundry, there is plenty of information about general efficiency. There is not much about water usage out there.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, EnergyStar

Thermador vs. Miele M Touch 48 Inch Dual Fuel Range (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Goodale

Thermador vs. Miele in a 48” range is truly a comparison of industry bests.

Thermador was the first to incorporate steam and a warming drawer in a professional range. The new (February 2015) Miele has become the first range with a speed oven and a steam assist in the main oven.

You will truly like either, but there are key differences as well.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Dual Fuel Ranges

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