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Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike

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Yale Warehouse Clearance - Saturday, January 28th

by Steve Sheinkopf

In November, we bought a competitor out of Natick. They had about $500,000 in display and inventory which was more than we expected. There are too many products for our outlet in Dorchester.

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Topics: Yale PSA

Most Reliable / Least Serviced Appliance Brands of 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at lowering repairs and issues all the time. We manage this very closely. It actually starts in the warehouse where the products need to be handled properly. Then competent delivery and installation crews can also solve quite a few possible issues.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung

What does a Quiet Dishwasher Sound Like? (Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

We wrote an article called Quietest Dishwashers listing the best dishwashers by decibel level.

However, you probably want to know how quiet a dishwasher actually is when running. Also, at what point is a dishwasher quiet enough without having to spend a fortune for an even quieter dishwasher.

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A Real Review of the BlueStar Platinum Range (Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

It’s funny, but pro ranges have become more feature oriented with sealed burners, one touch controls and even steam assist. BlueStar, on the other hand, is more like a restaurant range in terms of function and overall appearance.

However, they do have some interesting updated features, especially in their Platinum line. We compared BlueStar to other popular pro ranges in this video, so you can see what may be better for you and your family.

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Our Best Appliance and Lighting Articles of 2016

by Steve Sheinkopf

Every year, I try to choose the best articles for you to read. We published about 300 articles in 2016. Many comparisons you will not find elsewhere and all lack any kind of marketing spin. In other words, I will tell you what to consider or not, but will base it on facts like features or repair statistics.

These are the articles you want to read before you spend your money on unreliable products and services. Unfortunately, in the appliance business, there are plenty of both.

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Topics: Appliances, Lighting

A Real Review of Wolf Wall Ovens (Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Last week, we reviewed the Miele MasterChef wall oven. The Wolf would be its direct competitor on the premium side along with Thermador, Jenn-Air and Dacor.

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Topics: Wolf, Wall Ovens

A Real Review of the Miele MasterChef Wall Oven (Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Buying a wall oven was so simple years ago. They all had single convection and you would usually pick a Thermador or Jenn-Air depending on almost the of the salesperson or the experiences of your neighbors

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Topics: Miele, Wall Ovens

A Real Review of the Jenn-Air JGRP430WP Pro Gas Range (Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

As I said in last weeks Thermador review, we will be looking at the most popular appliances and review them individually against their competitors.

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Topics: Professional Ranges

Thermador 30 Inch Pro Range PRG304GH (Reviews / Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Sometimes I wonder if people really know what they are buying. If you are in the market for a 30 inch professional range, you will certainly be shown this Thermador.

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Topics: Thermador, Professional Ranges

How to Find the Best Black Friday Appliance Deals

by Steve Sheinkopf

So you are looking for great apliance deals on Black Friday? My first piece of advice would be to ask: Why are you waiting? I was shocked to learn most of the rebates have already started.

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Topics: Yale PSA

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