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How to Buy a Dishwasher (Reviews / Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Dishwashers should be rather straightforward. Dishwashers used to be as simple as water being sprayed at your dishes until they are clean. Now dishwashers have a number of new options. For instance, LG uses steam, Samsung now employs a “Water Wall” to wash your dishes, Fisher &Paykel has drawers, and more premium dishwashers have third racks.

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Topics: Dishwashers

Should You Buy a Maytag Front Load Washing Machine? (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

When I started learning this business in 1984, the Maytag washer was the best washer you could buy. It would last 17-19 years with fewer than 2 service calls. It was manufactured and held to a different standard than any other machine.

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Best Premium Appliances for Small Kitchens (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Mason Nguyen

Let's say you are moving from a house to a condo in Boston. Now that the kids are out of the house, you are probably not using the kitchen as you once did.The current trend is sacrificing space in the kitchen to create more room in other living spaces.

So we will look at some brands and sizes you should consider, so you only sacrifice size, not performance or usability.

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Topics: Appliances

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Outdoor Gas BBQ Grill

by Steve Sheinkopf

Grill season starts late in the Northeast. If you are like most Bostonians, you think about buying a grill when the weather is consistently over 68 degrees.

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Topics: BBQ Grills

Best Vacuums for Allergy / Asthma Sufferers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Todd Rourke

Whether it be dog fur, pollen or even dust, there are millions of triggers for allergy sufferers. Using a vacuum on dust and dirt doesn’t always help the cause, it can actually stir up more dust and aggravate allergies.

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Topics: Vacuums

Lynx Sedona vs Lynx Professional BBQ Grills (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

It's that time of year again. The time when the cold, dreary, gray days are hopefully gone. A time when the birds are out chirping, the trees are starting to show signs of life, and the flowers are starting to bloom. With this nice weather, we all start to prepare to grill! So let's get started by talking about a couple of different grills on the market.

When talking about grilling, we need to discuss the premium trendsetters for the industry. That would defintiely include Lynx Professional and Lynx Sedona.

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Topics: Sedona By Lynx, Website, Lynx, Professional Grills, BBQ Grills

Your New Appliance is Defective. Now What?

by Steve Sheinkopf

First, I feel your pain. My dishwasher broke and I have a newborn at home. My kitchen smelled like sour Similac baby formula until it was fixed.

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Is The Weber iGrill 3 App Any Good? (Reviews / Ratings)

by Roger Pontes

Imagine you're grilling your steak and perhaps there is a game with your favorite team playing. Which will have your full attention? The steak or the game? I am oversimplifying, but the new Weber iGrill will allow you to do both effectively.

Well, let me start by saying this is pretty cool technology. The iGrill is a cutting edge Bluetooth thermometer for your grilling needs. No more wondering if your food is done or when the perfect time to flip your steak is.

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Is The Weber Summit Grill Worth Buying? (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The Summit is an interesting grill. If you are suffering from sticker shock of a $6,000 Lynx or Wolf, an $8,000 Hestan, or $12,000 Kalamazoo, then the Summit may be worth considering with similar features at $2,100-$2,700.

Let’s look at the premium grill segment and the features of the Summit.

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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 1 brand in the US because of their 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

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