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Speed Queen vs. Fisher Paykel Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Roger Pontes

There seems to be a backlash against front load laundry. The Maytag Neptune and its myriad issues started it. Front load washers do have a mold problem if you leave water in the gasket and they are more expensive to repair.

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Topics: Laundry, Fisher Paykel, Speed Queen

Fisher & Paykel vs. Miele Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Miele and Bosch own the dishwasher market. Yet, Fisher & Paykel is intriguing with double drawers instead of one single door like you probably have now. The integrated double drawer is unique.

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers, Fisher Paykel

The Best 24 Inch Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

30 years ago when I started at Yale, you would be hard pressed to find a decent looking smaller range. They were nonexistent. Today, however, there are plenty of choices.

Appliances follow cabinet sizes. For example, dishwashers are either manufactured to fit a 24" or 18" cabinet. In refrigerators, it is 30", 33" and 36" widths as the most popular.

For ranges, it is 20", 24", 36" and 48" with 30" width being the the most popular size by far. The 36", 48" and 60” ranges are mostly the glamour professional ranges like Wolf, Thermador or high fashion imports like Smeg or Bertazzoni.

In this article, we will look at the 24" range, the products and compare at the end.

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Topics: Avanti, Summit, Blomberg, Premier, AGA Total Control, Gas Cooking, Bertazzoni, SMEG, Fisher Paykel

Fisher & Paykel vs Samsung 33 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators

by Danny Nguyen

Living in a city with smaller homes like Boston can be challenging when buying refrigerators. We have tight hallways, islands, or even height restrictions. For this reason, a shallow refrigerator will have better flow and appearance.

Yet, almost all manufacturers do not market a 33" counter depth refrigerator. You probably have had a hard time finding one.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, Samsung, Fisher Paykel

Review of Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer DD24DAX8 (Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

Take a look at these dishwashers. See anything different?

You are looking at the truly novel Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwasher (far left). It looks cool and is convenient with the drawer at waist level. But is it worth buying?

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Topics: Dishwashers, Fisher Paykel

Best 33 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Buying 33 inch refrigerators is tough due to a dearth of available products. In fact, it is the toughest product to find for such a common specification. There are only three.

We will look each and the whole counter depth segment.

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Topics: Website, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Electrolux, Samsung, Fisher Paykel

Fisher & Paykel vs. Blomberg Small Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Although we appeal to consumers from all over New England, Yale is a city store.

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Topics: Blomberg, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Fisher Paykel

Most Reliable European Dishwashers (Ratings/Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Service is a huge consideration when buying appliances. We have 20 techs averaging 8-10 calls per day for 5.5 days a week. You will need service within the first year 20-25% of the time.

When you read our most reliable ratings, they are deliberately unfair equally. We log service calls based on technician visits. It could be for any reason like customer education or product error. It is unfair yet consistent to every manufacturer. The formula is based on service calls divided by units sold.

European dishwashers are incredibly reliable with a mean average of 13.31% service within the first year based on sales of 2,241 units. This next update features the most reliable European dishwashers. Let's look.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Dishwashers, Asko, Most Reliable Appliances, Fisher Paykel

Kitchen Appliance Service Problem Brands/Products

by Steve Sheinkopf

Last week, we published the best brands with the lowest service call volume by manufacturer. This post is about the most serviced. First, we calculate the amount of sales for the year March 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013 and then divide it by the actual service calls for that given period of time. Then we compare the percentages.

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Topics: Viking, Liebherr, Asko, LG Electronics, Most Serviced Appliances, Fisher Paykel

DCS and Fisher Paykel Drawer Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices/Problems)

by Danny Nguyen

DCS and Fisher Paykel Drawer Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices/Problems)

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Topics: Dishwashers, Fisher Paykel, DCS

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