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Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike

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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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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

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 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

One of the Worst Appliance Problems You Never Considered

by Steve Sheinkopf

Every year, we have a company meeting and, for every year, I post this slide. I do not need to explain it anymore. In fact, the company’s whole incentive is tied to never having this problem in your home.

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Topics: Appliances

Best 33-inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

When I wrote this article 2 years ago, there was a shortage of 33-inch counter depth refrigerators.    

In fact, you could not buy a pro type with a compressor on the top like Sub-Zero or Viking. You also could not buy an integrated refrigerator so it fits within the cabinet, which is a popular trend. Neither products are offered in 33-inch models. 

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Topics: Website, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Electrolux, Samsung, Fisher Paykel

Delivery Times On Appliance Deliveries (Problems/Issues)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Ever had a situation where you or a friend had to wait all day (or even days!) for an appliance delivery? If so, you’re not alone.

However, there are currently better alternatives and technologies to help you save time on appliance deliveries.

In fact, you should always know within 30 minutes of any delivery arrival. 30 minutes. Not all day.

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Topics: Appliance Delivery

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