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9 Best Appliance Articles to Read Now

December 24th, 2021 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf


The hardest part of a kitchen project is starting. You have a blank canvas or, in this case, an empty room.

How do you plan and not regret your decisions?

In today's supply-constrained world, fixing a mistake could take months or even years (like my fireplace). So, the top 10 articles, webinars, and videos focus on starting your kitchen project and then not making tragic mistakes along the way.

9 Best Appliance Articles to Read Now

1. Most Reliable Appliance Brands

Service is a nightmare. We logged over 40,000 service calls this year and could have logged 30,000 more if we had parts and more people. The antidote is to buy the most reliable appliances. This article will show you the most reliable appliance brands to consider based on actual service calls logged last year.

2. 11 Kitchen Appliances You Should Never Buy

This article and video have over 500,000 views in three months because these appliances should not be purchased. Some are well marketed, guaranteeing you a bad experience in your home.

3. How to Plan Your Kitchen Appliance Project

This is a step-by-step guide on how to start any project efficiently, on time, and on a budget (yes, even with cost increases).

4. 11 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

How to avoid and how to start your kitchen project will give you a complete idea of how to manage your project.

5. Appliance 101 Podcast

This podcast features eight episodes covering each appliance like refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, ventilation, laundry, and other topics like service and extended warranties. Make sure to scroll through our channel for all of our episodes. 

6. 10 Questions to Ask Your Appliance Salesperson

Your appliance order and kitchen hinge on the competence of your salesperson. These ten questions will determine the level of knowledge and after-sales support.

7. 3 Reasons to Never Buy a Counter Depth Refrigerator

Many viewers hate this video and article. Let me be clear. I have a counter-depth refrigerator. If you have a large family, you have other options for the same design with a much larger capacity.

8. How to Start Your Outdoor Kitchen

This was my first webinar. Outdoor kitchens have become popular even in Boston, yet nobody knows how to plan one or who to plan it with. You will learn a ton in this webinar.

9. 5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Unique With Appliances

You have five finish options other than stainless steel, so your kitchen is different from your neighbors. You can learn them in this video.

Key Takeaways

The key to any successful purchase is planning before you make any purchase.

We published over 300 different articles, webinars, and videos. There are other good resources to read and watch. Spending time in preparation is the best way to avoid a problem later.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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