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Brett Lucero

Brett Lucero has been with Yale Appliance + Lighting since 2005, working in our delivery team before transitioning to the sales department. Brett enjoys spending time snowboarding, striper fishing, and golfing.

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Recent Posts

Jenn-Air vs. Bertazzoni Induction Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

Bertazzoni just launched their new induction range. Jenn-Air's long delayed induction range should be available soon.

Although they are both induction, these ranges could not be more different in almost every way.

We will look at the benefits of induction, both companies, and compare models.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Bertazzoni, Induction Ranges

SubZero vs. Viking Integrated Columns (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

Refrigeration columns are becoming more and more popular in today’s kitchen design. A large reason is due to the endless possibilities for styles and flexible placement. 

You can add custom panels , so that they blend in with your cabinetry. You can also buy stainless steel panels to complete the look of a professional kitchen.

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Topics: Viking, Integrated Refrigerators, SubZero

Best Hoods/Ventilation for Professional/High CFM Ranges (Reviews)

by Brett Lucero

Proper ventilation is one of the most important factors in planning a kitchen.

The average household range is far more powerful than 10 years ago with a 30 inch pro range topping out at almost 70,000 BTUs. With hotter cooking becomes a need for a higher blower speed and better designed hood to move the air.

Different Types of Ventilation


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Topics: Ventilation

Bosch Benchmark vs. Electrolux Gas Slide-In Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

Bosch Benchmark is a new introduction to the market. They compete with affordable luxury brands like Jenn-Air, Frigidaire Gallery and Electrolux. 

Electolux is the worlds largest manufacturer of appliances and have gained wide popularity in the states after their acquisition of Frigidaire.

Here we compare the Bosch Benchmark and Electrolux gas slide-in ranges BTU output, features, prices and more.

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Topics: Gas Cooking, Electrolux, Bosch Benchmark

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

by Brett Lucero

A somewhat new appliance that is becoming very popular in kitchens across America is what is known as the speed oven. Speed ovens are the combination of a microwave and an oven as one appliance, similar to the features of a convection microwave but with the aesthetics of an oven.

You can use the microwave for the reheating, defrosting and cooking features. Add in the convection oven features of browning, baking and roasting and you essentially have a super, speedy cooking appliance. They offer the convenient ability to either separate or combine the features of both. These ovens really excel by combining the speed of the microwave with the baking quality of the convection feature.

Several manufacturers offer this option in their current line but we will be comparing two of our more popular selling models, Jenn-Air and Miele.

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, Speed Ovens

Wolf vs. Thermador 36 Inch Induction Cooktops (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Brett Lucero

Arguably, the two best brands in the appliance industry are Wolf and Sub-Zero.

Both companies are very different organizationally and in product offerings.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Wolf, Thermador

Best Counter Depth French Door Double Drawer Refrigerators (Reviews)

by Brett Lucero

Back in the day, the side by side was the premium looking refrigerator and then the French door became the new upscale refrigerator. About two years ago the double drawer French door became the new desirable product. Unfortunately as Brett (the author) discovered, there are only three of these available as counter depth.

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Topics: GE Profile, French Door Refrigerators, Liebherr, LG Electronics

Viking D3 vs Miele MasterChef Wall Oven (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

Viking and Miele is not a frequent appliance comparison. Miele has the best dishwasher and washer whereas Viking's forte is professional cooking. In other words, both are strong in different areas. Wall ovens are the exception. Both are recent. The Miele MasterChef has been around for only 5-6 years. D3 is brand new although their Designer series has been around for awhile.

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Topics: Miele, Viking, Wall Ovens

Viking vs Miele Gas Cooktops (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Brett Lucero

Viking vs Miele Gas Cooktops

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Topics: Miele, Gas Cooktops, Viking

Thermador vs Electrolux Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brett Lucero

Thermador vs Electrolux wall ovens compares two convection, fully featured cooking products. 

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Topics: Thermador, Electrolux, Wall Ovens

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