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Best New Appliances for 2015 - 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  September 07, 2015  |  3 Min. Read

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Twice a year, appliance manufacturers have new product shows for independent dealers. Yes, of course, they want me to buy as well, but I like the newest, innovative products as long as they make sense to you. Gadgets without reason are not appealing to either of us.

Here's the best of the show…please excuse the pictures. I am not a professional.

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Best New Appliance for 2015-2016

Whirlpool Heat Pump Dryer with Condenser


It looks like a normal dryer, but you will probably buying a similar product within a few years. This is a super efficient, heat pump dryer. It is also a non-vented, condenser dryer, so it can be placed anywhere.

You can place these in a bedroom or closet without the worry of venting. Builders will love this dryer, because they will not have to drill multiple holes for vents.

(See a review of the new Whirlpool heat pump dryer here)

Condenser dryers are small at an average of 2.5 cubic feet. The Whirlpool is almost three times the size. It will be the only type of dryer to comply with EnergyStar standards.

Jenn-Air Wi-Fi Enabled Wall Oven


(Learn more about the latest wall ovens in our free Wall Oven Buying Guide)

Most manufacturers are scrambling to have Wi-Fi and App control, since Dacor introduced their smart oven last year. Jenn-Air is a great execution with their Culinary Center. Like the current version, it shows pictures of the meat from rare to well done. I really like this oven.

Samsung Washer with a Sink

Watch this video:

I live and work in Boston. In smaller spaces, this would be great, because you have sink and washer in one. It’s a unique solution for a common urban problem…space.

LG Styler

Watch this video:

I have no idea why I like this. You can buy steam in a washer and have the same idea. Still hanging it seems like a better idea (plus the pants presser).

Friedrich Portable Air Conditioner/Heater


Hard to believe it’s almost AC season as we have suffered through winter, but this is a small portable 8,000 BTU air conditioner with a twist…turn it around and it becomes a heater (which we always have a need for in New England).

That’s my top 5. Wi-Fi ovens and heat pump dryers are what you will eventually consider now or in the future.

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A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

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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