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Eddie Jacob

Eddie Jacob has 15+ years of sales & consulting experience and is in the appliance sales department at Yale Appliance + Lighting. He takes pride in total customer satisfaction and enjoys coaching youth soccer.

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The Five Best Steam Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Tis’ the season to get fit! The holidays have now passed and have left behind the feeling of flub. For clients looking for a healthy alternative to cooking, why not check out a steam oven.

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Dacor vs. Viking Wall Ovens (Reviews, Ratings, Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Cooking products, especially wall ovens, are rapidly changing after years of the same old convection product. A few years ago, it was easy to buy a wall oven. Now manufacturers seem to have their own set of competencies. Miele has steam. Jenn-Air has their Culinary Center, and Wolf has their new VertiCross convection blower system.

New ovens now have sleek interfaces and new capabilities as well. You can buy wall ovens that connect to the internet so they can be operated remotely.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens, Dacor

Samsung vs GE Profile Induction Slide-In Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

For many years, you had to shop hard for an induction product. The choices were limited at best and expensive for even the simplest of ranges. Frigidaire and GE were at the forefront of induction cooking from a price and selection standpoint.

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Topics: GE, Induction Ranges, Samsung

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

Miele vs. Viking 36” Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

For some reason, built-in appliances may seem like a mystery, but you should buy a cooktop based on its ability to simmer consistently or boil water quickly. If you are looking for a gas cooktop, Miele and Viking are both decent choices.

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Topics: Miele, Viking, Cooktops

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

by Eddie Jacob

Induction continues to pave the way as the preferred source of energy, for those that are limited to electric. It is also increasing in popularity, when given the choice between gas and electric.

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Topics: Miele, Bertazzoni, Induction Ranges

Fisher & Paykel vs. Miele Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Miele and Bosch own the dishwasher market. Yet, Fisher & Paykel is intriguing with double drawers instead of one single door like you probably have now. The integrated double drawer is unique.

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers, Fisher Paykel

Thermador vs Wolf Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Wolf vs. Thermador is your toughest comparison when buying premium appliances. Here is the problem: both are excellent. So, how do you choose?

They do have significant differences in features depending on what you like. So let's look at rangetops, both companies and then compare.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Professional Ranges

What's the Most Water Efficient Dishwasher? Top 5 Models Listed

by Eddie Jacob

The dishwasher has always been a household work horse. You expect a lot from that small appliance under your countertop.

With high-use, a calling for a balance in efficiency has become the standard.

We will look at the new washing methods, the most efficient brands and offer you tips on how to save more water.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Dishwashers, EnergyStar, KitchenAid

Best 54 Inch Professional BBQ Grills (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

54 inch is the marquee grill for the outdoor with incredibly high BTU, rotisserie, smoker and really advanced sear burners. We will explore the options, so you can decide the right grill for you and your family.

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Topics: Viking, Lynx, Alfresco, Professional Grills, BBQ Grills, Kalamazoo

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