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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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Best Freestanding & Slide-In Gas Range Deals 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

You do not have to buy a pro range for super hot burners anymore. Gas ranges are starting to perform more like professional ranges with at least one burner being super hot. You also have available features like griddle burners, warming drawers, or second ovens. 

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Topics: Bosch, Frigidaire, Slide-In Ranges, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Freestanding Ranges

Best Dishwasher Deals for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Dishwashers have improved over the years. They are one of the most reliable appliances you can buy. However, they can be confusing with the different brands, styles, and tubs. We will explain the differences and then recommend the best dishwashers to consider right now.    

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Best Professional Range Packages for 2017

by Steve Sheinkopf

Professional ranges are quite simply commercial styled, high BTU ranges for the home. Unlike a true commercial range, a professional range can be installed next to cabinets and are available in 30", 36", 48", and 60" wide. Extra insulation and sprinkler systems are not required. 

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges, Dacor

Best Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

So, you are buying a full suite of appliances for your kitchen. It is not easy researching each unit, but there may be a better way. Consider buying the brand.

This strategy works because all your appliances will match. Rebates also increase when you buy a whole kitchen package. It’s a much smarter way for you to buy appliances.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

Mid Range to Affordable Luxury Appliance Packages (Ratings/Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

You can still buy better appliances like shallow depth refrigeration, convection ovens and noiseless dishwashers without spending a ton of money on a Sub-Zero, Wolf or Thermador.

Affordable luxury is the fastest growing segment in the appliance business with Bosch, Electrolux, Samsung, Jenn-Air and KitchenAid the top names in this realm. There are tons of packages on the Yale website from $1,699 to $10,000. For this article, we will concentrate on the packages from $4,499 to $7,999. 

You may want to consider staying within the same brand to coordinate style and maximize rebates. There are a ton of good packages in this realm. 

Package pricing updated for February, 2017

Should You Buy a Kitchen Appliance Package?


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Topics: Jenn-Air, Bosch, KitchenAid, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

Best Affordable (Cheap) Kitchen Appliance Packages From $1,699 - $4,999

by Steve Sheinkopf

Packages are a great way to buy kitchen appliances.

You can take advantage of escalating manufacturer rebates. The style and look of your kitchen remains coordinated as well with handles and consistent grading of steel.

Affordable does not mean cheap or junk. Amana, Bosch, Maytag, Samsung and Frigidaire are all respected manufacturers. You can buy convection ranges, counter depth refrigerators (even 4 door refrigerators) and slide-in ranges under $5,000. 

At 1,699, you can buy a very good package of self-cleaning range, over-the-range microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator.

Package pricing updated for February, 2017

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

The Best Luxury Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The luxury appliance segment encompasses more appliances yet fewer brands than ever. Your idea of luxury may differ from mine. A built-in kitchen with wall ovens differs from a professional range, so it is difficult to choose just 5 packages.

In the luxury segment, you can expect counter depth, professional or integrated refrigerators, convection ovens, built-ins, induction power or pro gas as well as integrated dishwashers. Brands include Dacor, Sub-Zero/Wolf, Jenn-Air, Bosch, Miele, Gaggenau, and Thermador. Samsung and Electrolux have a few pieces for the luxury segment.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Bosch, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

Best Electric/Induction Range Deals 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Electric ranges have not changed much since your last purchase. In fact, they are pretty similar. It is still ceran glass over elements, but some of the features like convection, warming drawer and 5th burners have changed and are worth considering.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, Maytag, Electric Cooking, Induction Ranges

New, Cool Appliances For 2017

by Steve Sheinkopf

We once displayed new products at The Bayside Expo Center Home Show.

Now, we've remodeled our showrooms to show functional, working kitchens. Half of Yale Dorchester is totally new. Framingham is just over one year old.

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Topics: New Products

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

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