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Small Kitchen Appliance Ideas

Steve Sheinkopf  |  January 11, 2008  |  3 Min. Read

Miele  |  Avanti  |  Dishwashers  |  Washers  |  Refrigerators  |  GE Monogram  |  Ranges  |  GE

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Unquestionably, our earlier small appliance posts garnered the most feedback. I have been thinking long and hard about this post. It seems like a predicament, because small appliance are built like...crap. Avanti is OK, but most people want self cleaning on a range and a decent refrigerator.

Keeping the refrigerator and stove at 30 inches is important....So lets look at decreasing the size of the dishwasher and still have a marketable kitchen

How about this:

A plug in countertop dishwasher...True it uses counters, but not cabinet space

Countertop Dishwasher

How about a in the sink dishwasher? A tad pricey and rather large at 36 and 42 inch widths., but an interesting idea

Sink Dishwasher

Would an 18 inch dishwasher help? Try a GE Monogram or Miele for a decent product.

18 inch Dishwasher


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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