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Appliance Buying Guide

Appliances have changed over the years and are now more sophisticated than ever. Our Appliance Buying Guide covers the basics of every type of available appliance.

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Refrigerator Buying Guide

Top-mount, bottom-mount, side by side, French door, pro; there are now more types of refrigerators than ever. Our Refrigerator Buying Guide breaks down each type and highlights brands, features and more.

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Counter Depth Refrigerator Buying Guide

Counter depth refrigerators have become incredibly popular as the kitchen has merged with the living room over the years. But, did you know there are different types of counter depth refrigerators?

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Dishwasher Buying Guide

Dishwashers have more features than ever. But how will you know which are right for you. Read our Dishwasher Buying Guide for highlighted brands, features and more.

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Gas Cooking Buying Guide

Gas cooking products are still incredibly popular, especially in New England. Manufacturers have added features like dual fuel, convection and more. Read our Gas Cooking Buying Guide for more blog.

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Electric Cooking Buying Guide

Our Electric Cooking Buying Guide covers all types of electric cooking products; cooktops, ranges, wall ovens and microwaves. Read our guide for more information.

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Pro Cooking Buying Guide

Professional cooking products have become incredibly popular. Now, there are several manufacturers offering pro ranges and rangetops with more and more features. Our Pro Cooking Buying Guide explains each products with features, benefits and more.

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Induction Cooking Buying Guide

Induction cooking is the biggest advancement for cooking in the last 20 years. The advantages are numerous and we explain them all in our new Induction Cooking Buying Guide.

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Ventilation Buying Guide

Ventilation products are not the most exciting but are vital to a properly fucntioning kitchen. Our Ventilation Buyers Guide explains recirculation, make-up air, downdrafts and more.

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Wall Oven Buying Guide

Wall ovens are often confusing to customers planning a new kitchen. But they don't have to be. Read our Wall Oven Buying Guide for all the brands, features and benefits of wall ovens.

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Speed & Steam Oven Buying Guide

Speed ovens offer the advantages of speed with the quality of convection while steam cooking is the healthiest way to cook. Learn all about these products in our guide.

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Washer Buying Guide

Clothes washers have changed so much recently. These machines have more features than ever, including steam. Also, the popularity of front load washers has increased as energy efficiency has become more important. Read all about these products with our Washer Buying Guide.

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Dryer Buying Guide

You would think that clothes dryers couldn't have changed much over the years. But these machines spin faster and have new features like moisture sensors and steam cycles. Read our Dryer Buying Guide to find the right clothes dryer for your home.

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Compact Laundry Buying Guide

In older buildings and condos, there is not much room for a full size laundry set. Read our Compact Laundry Buying Guide to see if compact laundry is right for your home.

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Recessed Lighting Buying Guide

Recessed lighting is an integral part of any new lighting project. Learn how to light a room the right way with our Recessed Lighting Buying Guide. Planning your recessed properly will save you headaches down the road.

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Under Cabinet Lighting Buying Guide

Under cabinet lighting can transform the look and feel or a room if done properly. Learn how to do it the right way with our new guide.

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Kitchen Lighting Buying Guide

Planning a lighting design for your kitchen is harder than ever. Learn how to design it the right way with our new guide.

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Bathroom Lighting Buying Guide

Bathroom Lighting Buying Guide

Learn what cross-illumunation is and why it's so important as well as all the basics you need in your bathroom lighting plan.

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Plumbing Buying Guide

Our guide to kitchen plumbing covers the basics of kitchen sinks, faucets, soap dispensers, pot fillers and disposers. Read our Kitchen Plumbing Buying Guide for more info.

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Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Read our Air Conditioner Buying Guide before you purchase your next home air conditioner. Choosing an air conditioner that is too small or too large will cause problems for the machine.

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BBQ Buying Guide

New brands of quality home bbq grills have emerged recently and they are including more featurs than ever. We've written extensively about Weber, Kalamazoo, Viking, Lynx and more in our BBQ Grill Buying Guide.

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Sub-Zero Appliances Buying Guide

Sub-Zero is known worldwide for their quality refrigeration products. We've focused our Sub-Zero Buying Guide on what sets them apart from their competition and highlighted every product type they manufacture.

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Wolf Appliances Buying Guide

Wolf cooking products offer the highest level of quality. our Wolf Buying Guide covers all of their cooking products and explains exclusive features and benefits of the Wolf line.

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Miele Appliances Buying Guide

Miele offers an unprecedented level of quality. This German company manufacturers almost 100% of the parts in all its products which corresponds to the lowest service rates in the industry. Read all about Miele in our Miele Buying Guide.

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Yale Recipe Center

Each month we have live cooking demos in our showroom with some of Boston's best chefs. We've compiled over 50 of their favorite recipes for you to have for free in our Recipe Center.

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