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

by Steve Sheinkopf

You do not have to spend a ton of money for good looking appliances. It's quite the opposite, especially over the last 5 years. 

KitchenAid has a whole new look. Bosch has a new refrigerator. Samsung is now the number one brand in the US because of beautiful design and advanced technology. Jenn-Air still has their most popular full-featured package around $5,000.

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

KitchenAid vs. Samsung Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Mason Nguyen

Quite a bit has changed since the last time you bought a dishwasher. The premium dishwasher companies like Miele, Bosch, and KitchenAid can be purchased for less than they were 5 years ago.

The Korean companies like LG and Samsung have become more popular. In fact, Samsung is now the most popular appliance brand in the US. However, most of that volume is in refrigeration and laundry. How does their dishwasher compete against the premium KitchenAid?

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Topics: Dishwashers, KitchenAid, Samsung

The 5 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

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 7 best to consider.

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

Best Black Stainless Steel Kitchen Packages from LG, Samsung and KitchenAid (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Eric Trexler

I grew up in a time where kitchen appliances were black, white, and bisque.There were many finishes before and after like "Harvest Gold,""Avocado,""Silver," "Olde Bronze,""Ice White," "Black Ice," and "Slate".

However, stainless steel is still the dominant finish in kitchens today. It matches all cabinet styles and has a certain chic look about it. So it is fitting that the next hot finish would have a stainless component. Black steel is a shade darker than traditional stainless steel.

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Topics: KitchenAid, Samsung, LG Electronics

Best French Door Refrigerators Deals 2017 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

French doors have become increasingly popular due to their unique style, they also offer more cubic footage in the refrigerator and less in the freezer than the side by side refrigerator. 

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Counter Depth Refrigerators, KitchenAid, French Door Refrigerators, Samsung

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

KitchenAid vs. Viking Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jeff Tarascio

If you are considering a premium dishwasher, Miele, Bosch, and KitchenAid are certainly on your list. But what about Viking? After all, they have $15,000 ranges. You would think a dishwasher would be simple by comparison.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Viking, KitchenAid

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

by Roger Pontes

Dishwashers have come a long way. From a glass window, to a “knock to open” feature, these are some of the new features available on the market today. More importantly, dishwashers are also much quieter than the last time you bought one.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Electrolux, KitchenAid

Best Premium Dishwashers Over $1,000 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Alex Leifer

Before we discuss the best dishwashers in the business, you should know dishwashers between $700 and $999 are very good with many features and quietness down to 40 dBA. So do not feel pressured into buying an expensive dishwasher.

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers, KitchenAid, Bosch Benchmark

KitchenAid vs. Electrolux Slide-In Induction Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

After numerous delays in shipping, KitchenAid has finally started to market an induction slide-in range.

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Topics: Slide-In Ranges, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Induction Ranges

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