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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

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

Jenn-Air vs. Bosch Stainless Kitchen Appliance Packages (Reviews / Ratings)

by Jeff Tarascio

Years ago, you would have no problem furnishing your kitchen with 4 brands like an Amana refrigerator, KitchenAid dishwasher, Jenn-Air stove and a Sharp microwave. Kitchen packages became popular over the years because manufacturers began increasing rebates for multiple purchases.

Buying a kitchen package from the same brand can save money. You also have the same look throughout your kitchen. It looks better than different handles and shades of stainless of different brands.

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

The 5 Best Bosch Dishwashers (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

On Bosch's website they currently list 50 available dishwashers.

24 have a recessed handle, 20 are integrated with the hidden controls on the top, 6 are available to be panelized and one is apartment sized at 18 inches.

Of those 50, we will be reviewing their 5 current best, so you will save a ton of time and frustration trying to compare 50 dishwashers.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Bosch Benchmark

The 5 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators

by Steve Sheinkopf

A counter depth refrigerator does not protrude from the cabinets. It is more aesthetically pleasing because you won't see the sides. It is also a benefit to have a shallower refrigerator in a galley kitchen or with an island design. There will be more room between the refrigerator and the island itself.

Simply, counter depths look better. We will look at the different types and then the 5 best to consider. 

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Bosch, Frigidaire, Website, Refrigerators, Counter Depth Refrigerators, KitchenAid, Samsung

Best Freestanding & Slide-In Gas Range Deals 2016 (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.

So if you haven't been in the market for a while, there is much more to consider than just five years ago. It can be a bit confusing, but we will describe each unit and feature below. You can determine the right product for your kitchen.

Thermador is the only brand not participating in this promotion on this list (but you do get a free dishwasher).

We'll look at the best units to consider now with freestanding first and then slide-in ranges below. Of the 500 or so options, following are the 10 best gas ranges to consider. 

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

The Best Compact Laundry for 2016 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Groux

Compact Laundry is a great alternative here in the city, or anywhere there’s a tight space.

Typically these units are 24 inches wide by about 24 inches deep, so they could fit in a kitchen cabinet.

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Topics: Miele, Blomberg, Bosch, Compact Laundry, LG Electronics

Bosch vs. Electrolux Dishwashers (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

Bosch and Electrolux are two of the largest appliance companies in the world. Yet up until three years ago, you could not compare the two, because Electrolux does not market their own dishwasher in the U.S.A.

This is an interesting comparison between two different companies with two very different dishwashers. We will look at both companies, the products and then compare to see what might be right for your kitchen.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Electrolux

Differences Between Bosch Dishwashers (Video)

by Steve Sheinkopf


Today we'll be looking at Bosch dishwashers. There are over 50 dishwashers on the Bosch website, so we'll explain their differences as well.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers

Best Compact Condenser Dryers and Washers

by Amy Ross

You know what’s not fun? Going to the laundromat. Quite often in a city condo, apartment or brownstones style buildings, space is at a premium, and there just isn’t enough room for full size laundry. As washers and dryers keep getting bigger and bigger every year, there remains the option of compact laundry.

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Topics: Miele, Bosch, Electrolux, Compact Laundry

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