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Best Front Load Washers for 2017 (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Our Best Front Load Washers article is an article that we update frequently as rebates change from month to month. Recommendations can change with prices. 

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, Maytag

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

Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

There are many different brands of laundry and it is overwhelming trying to figure out what’s the best. You can drive yourself crazy listening to different opinions and comparing reviews online.

Both Electrolux and Whirlpool are popular and have new machines with unique cycles as well as different features. We will look at both machines and then compare. But first let’s look at the companies.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Electrolux

Whirlpool vs. Speed Queen Top Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

The actual technology has not changed in a top load washer since the 1940s. You may fondly remember your old Maytag that lasted 20 years. Most top loaders are still pretty reliable.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers, Speed Queen

Most Reliable Freestanding Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

This is our 8th or 9th most reliable post. Gas ranges should have been one of the first as the category is over 60% of the market. We will reiterate the service formula, but reliability is a very elusive measurement in our industry.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Maytag, Freestanding Ranges, Most Reliable Appliances

The Least Serviced/Most Reliable Appliance Brands 2015 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at this information all the time. How do we sell the more reliable brands, so you will be happier with the purchase and Yale as well?

If you look at last year’s most reliable list, our service percentages have decreased by almost 50% from 18% in the 2014 to 12.55% in 2015.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung

The 4 Best Dishwashers Under $600 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

The average dishwasher sold at Yale is roughly $695, but you can still buy a decent dishwasher under $600.

I would look at rebates, because the changes can influence your purchase. This list of recommendations is for September 2015, but that could differ by month.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Whirlpool, Frigidaire

Whirlpool vs. LG Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Mark Bennett

For many years Whirlpool owned a huge share of the laundry business, especially with their production of the Sears Kenmore units (partnership based on a handshake in the 1920s).

In 2002, Whirlpool bought their perennial rival Maytag and looked to extend their dominance.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, LG Electronics

Is a Steam Dryer Worth it? (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Francesco Froio

Steam is a feature of many higher end dryers these days.

Dryers with steam seem to be an option in almost every dryer brand for a premium.

The two most common questions are what does the steam do, and is it worth the extra cost?

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Topics: Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Dryers, Electrolux

Whirlpool vs. Blomberg Heat Pump Dryers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

In the market for laundry, high efficiency washers are everywhere. High efficiency front and hybrid top loading machines use turbidity sensors to measure how dirty your clothes are and use energy and water as needed.

High efficiency washers also have higher spin speeds than ever before. They spin your clothes almost dry to avoid long dry times.

Up until the heat pump dryer was introduced, dryers were not really even rated by EnergyStar for efficiency. My recommendation before the heat pump was to buy a washer with a high spin speed.

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Topics: Blomberg, Whirlpool, Heat Pump Dryers

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