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Neil Katz

Neil Katz has been in appliance sales at Yale for over 25 years. Neil spends time following the Sox and Patriots and watching the stock market.

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Best 30 Inch Rangetops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

30 inch rangetops are pretty easy to compare. Seriously. 30 inch is about high output, low simmer and quality (at Yale, it’s about low service after purchase).

You do not have to worry about comparing, grills, griddles or frenchtops like a 36 or 48 inch rangetop.

First, we will look at rangetops vs. cooktops and then the best brands to consider.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Viking, Rangetops

Capital vs. Thermador 36 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

You have plenty of new choices for professional ranges.

Miele, Jenn-Air and Dacor have great technology. Wolf, Thermador and the evaporating Viking companies are the better known brands.

However, there is a tier of lesser known brands you should consider.

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Topics: Thermador, Professional Ranges, Capital

Napoleon P500RB vs Weber Genesis S-330 BBQ Grills (Reviews/Ratings)

by Neil Katz

Spring is around the corner and people are looking into buying new outdoor grills.

Weber and Napoleon are two of the most popular manufactures of gas grills. They both manufacture good quality grills at prices well below a professional grill.

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Topics: Website, Weber, BBQ Grills, Napoleon

Asko vs KitchenAid Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

Both KitchenAid and Asko have changed quite a bit in recent years.

KitchenAid was redesigned in late 2014. Asko has finally had stable ownership after being flipped between Swedish, Italian and now Slovenian ownership.

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Topics: Dishwashers, KitchenAid, Asko

Wolf M Series vs. Dacor Wall Ovens (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Neil Katz

In the age of apps of technology to benefit lifestyle, appliances may be close to catching up. Both Dacor and Wolf have new wall ovens with new technology.

However, they still have different capabilities and features. We will look at both companies, both products and summarize what you should prefer.

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Topics: Wolf, Wall Ovens, Dacor

Viking vs. Miele 30 Inch Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

Miele now has produced a new professional range. They have owned the high end dishwasher business. Ranges are a bit different.

Every high end company produces a really decent product.You can buy Wolf (owned by Sub-Zero), Thermador (owned by Bosch), the rejuvenated Jenn-Air (Whirlpool) as well as Dacor and Capital.

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Topics: Miele, Professional Ranges, Viking

New Wolf M Series Wall Ovens In Boston (Reviews/Ratings)

by Neil Katz

If you are looking to outfit a higher end kitchen, then you are probably considering Wolf.

That's pretty amazing, because Wolf has only been around for 13 years in its current form.

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Topics: Wolf, Wall Ovens

Grill, Griddle or Burners on Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Neil Katz

It's the decision for anyone buying a larger range (over 36 inch).

Do you buy a grill only to see it outside? Do you buy burners and wish you could make better pancakes? Do you have a griddle when you don’t eat breakfast (there is more to a griddle than that).

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Topics: Professional Ranges

What is Sabbath Mode? Choosing Star-K Certified Appliances

by Neil Katz

Sabbath Mode, also known as Shabbos/Shabbat mode, is a feature in many new home appliances which allows the appliance to be used by Shabbos-observant Jews on the Jewish Holidays.

As part of this Jewish Holiday, Jews are forbidden to do any creative type work on this day. Most of the time that means not preparing food or even closing a switch or pressing an electronic button during this period.

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Topics: Yale PSA

Best Asko Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

History of Asko at Yale

Asko was the most popular European dishwasher at Yale in the early 1990s. They were incredibly quiet and water efficient. Asko was firm with more solid graphite racks instead of nylon as well as all metal wash arms instead of plastic.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Asko

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