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Most Reliable Top Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Last month, I wrote about the most reliable front load washers. Front load washers are bigger and more efficient than top load washers. Front loads are 50% bigger on average so you will do fewer loads of laundry because of its larger capacity. It also uses less water, saving you money in the long run.

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Topics: Washers, Most Reliable Appliances

Asko vs. Miele Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Europeans have been at the forefront of energy efficiency for a long time now. Miele and Asko were both among the first to be imported into the American market. They changed the way Americans bought dishwashers.

European-style dishwashers were the first to have stainless steel interiors which were more germ and odor resistant to plastic dishwashers.

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers, Asko

Sub-Zero Built-In vs. Integrated Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

We wrote this article back in 2012 when Sub-Zero first launched their new integrated refrigerators.

Five years later, Sub-Zero is still selling than their iconic built-in and integrated units. However, they are two very different products, so we will describe the difference and compare both of them.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Integrated Refrigerators

Samsung vs. Miele Wall Ovens (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

You have arrived in the future. The year is 2017 and now, more than ever, technology has become more than just a feature, it has become a lifestyle. You probably have an app to control the temperature and music in your home. Right? 

The appliance industry is no exception, and living like the Jetson’s is practically a reality. While many manufacturers are utilizing technology to make food preparation easier, a  few manufacturers stick out. Among Jenn-Air, Wolf, Dacor, and LG, Samsung and Miele have stood out the most for their wall ovens. 

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Topics: Miele, Wall Ovens, Samsung

Most Reliable Induction Ranges for 2017 (Reviews / Ratings / Service)

by Steve Sheinkopf

It is amazing how many service calls are completed daily. We now have 23 service techs, averaging 8-10 calls per day, 5 days a week. Twelve will work weekends performing 10 calls a day or roughly 750-800 calls per week (and we are hiring).

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Topics: Viking, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Maytag, Induction Ranges, Most Reliable Appliances

Traeger Grills vs. Weber Grills (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Todd Rourke

So, should you buy a wood pellet grill or a gas grill? Wood pellet grills are about imparting flavor and gives you the ability to cook large volumes of food without flare-ups. Gas grills are about speed, searing, and charring meats. 

In this article, we will be comparing the two most well-known brands of each, Weber and Traeger. First let's look at the companies.

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Topics: Weber, BBQ Grills, Traeger

How to Plan Your Kitchen and Bathroom Lighting

by Steve Sheinkopf

Lighting for your kitchen or bath is the most difficult to plan. It's completely task-oriented. You should always plan your lighting around 4 key elements: task, accent, decorative and ambient.

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Topics: Bathroom Lighting, Kitchen Lighting

The 6 Best Luxury Appliance Brands (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance, and features. Some of the names may surprise you.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Best Appliances, Viking, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, La Cornue Ranges

Samsung RF18HFENBSR Counter Depth Refrigerator Review (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

This Samsung refrigerator is the fourth most searched single product on our website.

You would think it would be a Bosch dishwasher, or an inexpensive washer or dryer but there are some real reasons behind the popularity.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, Samsung

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

by Eric Trexler

Have you ever looked at two brands and thought to yourself, "These things seem awfully familiar?" 

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Topics: Thermador, Bosch, Dishwashers

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