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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

6 Kitchen Appliance Mistakes You Should Never Make

by Steve Sheinkopf

I have responded to lots of questions on the Yale blog, on my email, through Yelp, Google, and Facebook as well. After 30 years working full time in the appliance business, you have an idea of the major problems people seem to be facing.

Before I talk about potential problems. Let’s talk about happiness with your appliances and kitchen project. It may be elusive, but it can be done.

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Topics: Appliances, Yale PSA

10 Coolest Appliances & Lighting for Boston

by Steve Sheinkopf

Picking the 10 best products in a store is a tall order. There are tons of interesting and likable products.

When I originally wrote this in 2014, Sub-Zero upgraded their integrated refrigeration, Dacor launched their internet ready ovens and there were some very different BBQ's from Big Green Egg and Kalamazoo.

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Topics: Appliances, New Products, Lighting

Why You Will Have Appliance Problems and How to Avoid Them

by Steve Sheinkopf

There is a simple internet lesson. You should never Google any of your beloved products and/or services, because there will be legions of dissatisfied people writing to the contrary. However, you have to be prepared and do some research on appliances. 

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Topics: Appliances, Appliance Repair

Best White Kitchen Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings/Prices) 

by Jessica Petrino

Stainless steel has really dominated the middle to premium appliance market. One of the main benefits is you do not have to worry about matching cabinets or counters with stainless steel as it coordinates with almost every type of wood and tile.

However, with white cabinets being a popular design trend, you might be looking for an alternative to stainless steel appliances…or maybe you are just sick of stainless and want a different finish?

Well, fortunately, there are still white options at different prices. We will look at a few different options, so you have a decent alternative to the ubiquitous stainless steel.

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Topics: Appliances

Should You Buy Colors for Kitchen Appliances? (Reviews/Trends)

by Steve Sheinkopf

About 10 years ago, I was asked by the Wall Street Journal if stainless was going out as a design trend. They seemed to think so. I told them no way (funny, they never called again).

In my opinion only niche companies embraced color, so there was not enough exposure. Flash forward 10 years, GE and Whirlpool have embraced color, but does that constitute a new trend?

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Topics: Appliances, Makeover Monday

Electrolux Buys GE Appliances: Is It Good For The Consumer?

by Steve Sheinkopf

Electrolux has just purchased GE Appliance for $3.3 billion.

It’s a good move for them. They now have GE's new factories, their vaunted logistics and greater access to the box stores.

They are also now in the builder business because GE is a significant brand within the builder community. Electrolux also buys the Monogram division so in theory they can now compete with more profitable premium products like Thermador and Sub-Zero.

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Topics: Appliances, Yale PSA

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