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Jessica Petrino

Jessica Petrino is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Jessica is a graduate of Brandeis University where she studied Economics and Philosophy. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling.

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Recent Posts

Wolf vs. Thermador 30’’ Professional Style Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

If you're in the market for a high-end wall oven, chances are you have considered both Wolf and Thermador brands. Both brands offer great products and certainly have a heavy presence in upscale kitchens.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Wall Ovens

Samsung vs. GE Café Gas Slide-In Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

There are three types of gas ranges on the market today: freestanding, slide-in, or professional style.

Freestanding ranges are the least expensive with controls on the back.

Professional-style ranges are the most expensive with high power burners and a commercial look.

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Topics: Slide-In Ranges, GE Cafe, Samsung

New Samsung AddWash Washer & Dryer (Review/Rating/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

How many times did you forget to add a sock or outfit after you started your wash cycle? You would have to cancel the cycle, wait for the water to drain and the latch to release or perhaps you just wait for the next wash (which is why I have so many mismatched socks).

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Topics: New Products, Laundry, Samsung

Best French Door Professional and Integrated Refrigerators

by Jessica Petrino

We have written extensively about colors on appliances. We even wrote about Black Stainless Steel last week. Even with these new colors and finishes, adding panels to your appliances are still the best options for a customized look. 

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Topics: Integrated Refrigerators, French Door Refrigerators

New Miele Induction Cooktop (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

So, you are considering a new cooktop. You should consider induction because it is the fastest to heat a pan (yes, even faster than a professional gas), it is the easiest to keep clean, can be downdrafted and is the safest.

Unlike electric cooking, induction is improving as a technology. Cooktops have greatly improved since the 1990's. The new Miele is the next step in that evolution.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Miele, New Products

Best New Appliances from CES 2016

by Jessica Petrino

The Consumer Electronics Show showcases the latest technological innovations in 2016. Given the technology we have at our fingertips there is no question that the household appliance industry is adopting these technologies to make our lives easier.

Let's take a look at this years crop of exciting appliance innovations.

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Topics: New Products

Electrolux vs. Bosch Compact Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

Compact washers and dryers are very popular in the Boston market and many other urban areas worldwide. If your current laundry space is smaller than 27’’ wide, 33’’ deep, and 36’’ tall you need to look at compact laundry.

The quality of the machines are excellent, although they have less capacity and are more expensive.

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Topics: Bosch, Electrolux, Compact Laundry

Best Speed Microwave Convection Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

This article will highlight the industry’s best speed ovens. We will go over what exactly a Speed microwave convection oven is and the differences between each one.

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Topics: Speed Ovens

KitchenAid vs Bosch Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

If you are in the market for a dishwasher, KitchenAid and Bosch will definitely be one of your considerations. Along with Miele, these two brands are synonymous with premium products.

I wrote the original KitchenAid vs. Bosch comparison last year, but so much has changed. KitchenAid has become quieter like Bosch. Bosch has added capacity to be more like KitchenAid. So it's time to revisit the toughest comparison in the industry.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Website, KitchenAid

Best White Kitchen Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings/Prices) 

by Jessica Petrino

Stainless steel has really dominated the middle to premium appliance market. One of the main benefits is you do not have to worry about matching cabinets or counters with stainless steel as it coordinates with almost every type of wood and tile.

However, with white cabinets being a popular design trend, you might be looking for an alternative to stainless steel appliances…or maybe you are just sick of stainless and want a different finish?

Well, fortunately, there are still white options at different prices. We will look at a few different options, so you have a decent alternative to the ubiquitous stainless steel.

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Topics: Appliances

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