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Danny Nguyen

Danny Nguyen is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Danny has completed 2 half marathons and enjoys spending time travelling and snowboarding.

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Recent Posts

Speed Queen vs. Kenmore Top Load Laundry (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

Top load laundry has been around since the 1940s, dating back to the invention of laundry machines. The most compelling benefit of a top load washer is pricing. Most top loaders range from $299 - $899 as opposed to $599-$1,299 for a front load washer.

But there is way more to considering what washer would be right for you. We will look at front loaders, hybrids and then compare Speed Queen and Kenmore Elite.

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Topics: Laundry, Speed Queen, Kenmore

Best Clear Ice Makers for 2016 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

If you are planning a large-scale kitchen renovation and like to entertain, chances are you are planning to have an ice maker in your kitchen plan.

Most refrigerators feature an ice maker, but it can only produce up to 15 pounds of cloudy ice per day.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Scotsman, Clear Ice Makers, True Refrigerators

Best 48 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

The 48 inch professional is the marquee item in your kitchen. It used to be so easy to buy, because they were all similar.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges

A Review of La Cornue Ranges (Ratings)

by Danny Nguyen

La Cornue is a completely different range with the ability to customize colors, trims and even the configuration of the tops. We will review the two series as well as the benefits of considering a La Cornue.

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Topics: La Cornue Ranges

Best 30 Inch Stainless Steel Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

Appliances are designed to follow cabinet sizes. The three most common cabinet widths are 36", 30" and 33", in that order. 30 inch is really the standard in most city apartments and smaller kitchens.

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Topics: Top Mount Refrigerators, Bottom Mount Refrigerators, Refrigerators, French Door Refrigerators

Miele vs. Dyson Vacuums (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

Miele versus Dyson is probably your toughest decision if you want a very good vacuum. There is no easy answer to what is better for you. It all depends on what is important to you. To answer the question, we will be comparing two very different vacuums.

Miele sells mostly cannister style vacuums whereas Dyson is mostly an upright vacuum manufacturer. Miele is a bagged vacuum, but Dyson is bagless.

We will compare upright versus cannister and bagged versus bagless vacuums, but first let's look at these very different companies.

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Topics: Miele, Vacuums

New Wolf 36” Induction Range (Reviews/Ratings)

by Danny Nguyen

There is exciting news from Wolf appliances. There will soon be a 36” induction range!

Up to this point, you could only purchase an induction range in 30" width. You would have to buy a 30" induction cooktop and separate wall oven for a larger size.

We'll look at the other induction 36" range, induction technology and Wolf.

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Topics: Wolf, Induction Ranges

New Weber Summit Charcoal Grill (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

Weber is in the process of launching their first charcoal and smoker, the Summit Kettle Grill. It’s essentially getting back to the basics of cooking with an open fire, which can now be done safely in the comfort of your own backyard.

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Topics: Weber, BBQ Grills

Double Ovens vs. Microwave Combo Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

The question we get asked all time is, “Do I buy a double wall oven or microwave oven combination?” The answer comes down to how you use it, and how much do you really cook.

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Topics: Microwaves, Wall Ovens

Fire Clay Farm Sinks vs. Porcelain Farm Sinks (Reviews/Ratings/Prices) 

by Danny Nguyen

The farm sink is once again popular in higher end kitchens. Although far more people will install an undermount stainless steel sink, there are few sinks out there that can be a design statement in the kitchen like the fire clay farm sink.

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Topics: Sinks

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