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

by Brittany Jatkola

Electrolux has recently produced dishwashers under their own name. You probably know Electrolux for vacuums (not actually part of the company) or for their subsidiary Frigidaire. Bosch, on the other hand, is a dishwasher company. It's their staple product.

You would think this is a slam dunk for Bosch, but it's not that simple. We will look at their wash systems, quietness and compare both brands at the end.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Electrolux

Weber Genesis vs. KitchenAid Grills (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

The weather in Boston is getting warmer. If you are in the market for a new grill this summer chances are you are going to do some online research before making a purchase.

Weber is a very popular brand name in grills. They have been around for a long time and make a solid affordable-luxury product. KitchenAid is also a well-known appliance brand.

Recently you may have noticed the KitchenAid name recently pop up on grills.

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Topics: Website, KitchenAid, Weber, BBQ Grills

Alfresco Grills in Boston 2015 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Danny Nguyen

Alfresco is the latest (about 3 years on the Boston market) of the high-end professional grills in the market. It has the high quality, high output burners you would expect.

There are also a few proprietary features. You may like this grill better than more established brands like DCS or Lynx. We will look at the company, the product and compare it to other high-end grills.

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Topics: Alfresco, BBQ Grills

Best Crystal Lights for Your Foyer

by Nick Paternostro

When considering how to choose the best crystal light fixtures for your foyer entry area you have a little information to go over.

The questions you should ask when designing any area of your home are:

  • “what type of fixture will fit?
  • “what size should it be?
  • does it have to match all my other lights in the house?”
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Topics: Foyer Lighting, Lighting, Crystal Chandeliers

Best 36 Inch Professional Rangetops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Paul Groux

You have more choices for built-in appliances than ever before. True commercial products like Capital have high restaurant BTU output. Residential brands like Thermador, Wolf and now Miele offer better simmer and cleanability.

We will look at each brand, their products and features, so you will have better information for your project.

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Topics: Rangetops

New Frigidaire Professional Appliances (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Groux

You want a decent well featured stainless steel kitchen package without spending a fortune. I have always liked Frigidaire for decent features at a price. When Electrolux purchased Frigidaire, they were the first to manufacture affordable stainless appliances back in the mid 1990’s.

They still should be a consideration for a kitchen package under $5,000 along with Jenn-Air, Bosch and GE.

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Topics: New Products, Frigidaire

5 Tips for Getting Started with Outdoor Lighting (Pictures)

by Felisberto Silva

Outdoor lighting is just as important – if not more important – than indoor lighting. Exterior lights are the first thing guests will see – whether it is the lights themselves or the lights illuminating the front of your house.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting

Is Stainless Steel Out For Kitchen Appliance Packages?

by Steve Sheinkopf

You are buying a new kitchen and do not want it looking like your neighbors. Perhaps you are sick of the stainless steel look or are looking for the next trend.

Guess what? You will still be probably be buying stainless. Let me tell you why. By the way, I originally wrote this in 2012…Let's see if I was correct or whether I owe you an apology.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

Best Outdoor Pizza Oven (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Since the weather is getting warmer I am sure we are all looking forward to summer barbecues. They are a shared tradition that we all have.

Whenever you host a barbecue or go to one at your neighbor’s house you can expect to see the same foods: burgers, hot dogs, pasta salad etc...by mid-July I am so jaded by the traditional barbecue foods. I’m sure you have experienced a similar feeling.

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Topics: Lynx, Alfresco, BBQ Grills, Kalamazoo

What is a Kalamazzo Hybrid Drawer Grill? (Reviews/Ratings)

by Tam Nguyen

Love the convenience of grilling with gas? Check. Like the higher heat of charcoal grilling? Check. Want the smoky flavoring that wood-grilling provide? Check.

Introducing the grill that can do it all.

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Topics: BBQ Grills, Kalamazoo

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