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Stan Pendrak

Stan Pendrak is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting in Boston, MA. Stan has over 25 years of sales experience within the hospitality and appliance industry. Stan’s passion is to provide exceptional appliance sales and service solutions to everyone. In his spare time, Stan enjoys golfing and yoga.

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Recent Posts

Samsung vs. Frigidaire Front Control Gas Ranges (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

Although you probably know Samsung for phones, they have also become a company to consider for your appliances. Their products are reasonably priced and well featured. After years of battling Apple, they understand the importance of style as well.

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Topics: Frigidaire, Samsung, Front Control Ranges

GE Profile vs. Bosch Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

You look at higher-end dishwashers, and they all seem the same. They have stainless tubs, more cycles than ever and have decent to unbelievable quietness. In fact, it may be a bummer to replace a dishwasher, but the new ones are much quieter.

It wasn't always this way. Bosch and Miele changed the market in the early 1990s with a better dishwasher. For awhile, they owned the premium dishwashers. American companies like KitchenAid responded with competitive products years later.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, GE Profile

Frigidaire Pro vs. LG Front Control Gas Ranges (Reviews/ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

I love front control ranges. Let me explain why.

There are basically two types of slide-in ranges. First, is a traditional slide-in, which is installed on top of the countertop, shows no seams (has an overlap) and most importantly is very easy to clean.

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Topics: Frigidaire, LG Electronics, Front Control Ranges

Best 60” Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

The 60" professional range is the largest range you can buy. It has every feature standard like French tops, grills, griddles of various sizes and multiple burners. You will also have two full size ovens.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, NXR

Samsung Compact Vented 24 Inch Laundry (Reviews / Ratings)

by Stan Pendrak

What do you think of when you hear the word "compact"? A car, a makeup case? When I hear the word compact, I immediately think of laundry.

Compact laundry refers to 24 inch washers and dryers. This size is convenient for stacking in closets or placing side by side in a standard 24 inch kitchen cabinet. Almost all compact laundry is built and/or engineered in Europe.

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Topics: Compact Laundry, Samsung

Viking vs Miele 30 Inch Induction Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

For many years, gas was the preferred cooking method because it was hotter and less heat-retentive than traditional electric (non-induction) cooking. Today, induction is becoming an increasingly preferred method of cooking due to faster boiling time, easiness to clean, and incredibly low simmer.

Induction is better than gas for a variety of reasons. So we'll look at the benefits of induction cooking first then compare two new induction cooktops from Viking and Miele.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Miele, Viking

New Viking French Door Wall Oven (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

When it comes to appliances, what do you think of when you hear the term French Doors? I am sure that about 99% of you reading this would say refrigeration. For me, however, I would think of an oven or wall oven.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens

How to Buy an Induction Cooktop

by Stan Pendrak

After working in the food service industry for 25 years, I have seen many different styles and types of cooking options. They've ranged from gas to electric and now induction. The feedback on these options differs from Chef to Chef, kitchen to kitchen, and homeowner to homeowner, depending on what is preferred.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops

Thermador PRG304GH Professional Gas Range Review

by Stan Pendrak

The 30” professional range category is popular and crowded with many prestige brands.

You have your choice of Thermador, Wolf (owned by Sub-Zero), a diminished Viking (now being hopefully rescued by Middleby), Jenn-Air, Dacor, Capital, and other lesser known brands.

Thermador is by far one of the most popular by volume and for good reason. However, should you consider the Thermador pro range?

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