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From Our Yale Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving (Holiday Appliance Tips / Recipes)

November 21st, 2018 | 2 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving is a stressful holiday for appliance dealers with service. When I was a service manager, I would be reminded of the many parties ruined if that service guy didn’t fix the range.

All those great parties that I was never invited too...

Then about 10 years ago, I was invited to a neighbor’s house who bought her appliances at Yale. The stove didn’t work the day of the holiday, so we routed a tech to her home.

Naturally, it was a whole clock housing which we could only FedEx the next day. My neighbor was worried because she had a big brisket to be cooked.

I still remember being soaked with meat gravy as I dragged that brisket to my house to be cooked in my oven. I don’t even eat meat.

Anyways, I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. If you don’t have a neighbor willing to cook your bird and are having a bad day, read the following articles about cooking and appliances, in general, to save you from future stress.

Then, you can be ready for the next holiday.

Best Articles to Catch Up on Before the Holidays


What is Sous Vide Cooking? - Sous Vide cooking is all the rage on cooking shows. You can learn what it is and whether it is worth considering.

What’s the difference between All Gas and Dual Fuel Professional (Pro) ranges? - You probably think dual fuel is much better. That is not always the case, especially for roasting and broiling.

What Professional (Pro) Gas Ranges have Induction? - Why do powerful gas ranges have the option of induction.

6 Best Affordable Luxury Appliance Brands - You can buy exceptional appliances for far less than you think.

10 Kitchen Appliance and Lighting Remodeling Mistakes You Should Never Make - Start here to learn what not to do before your next renovation.

5 Major Problems in the Appliance Industry and How to Protect Yourself - If you are wondering how appliances are delivered and serviced, then read this. You may want to keep that old stove.

Lastly, if you need some quick and easy recipes, check out our recipes below. They are perfect for any last minute cooking you may need to do.

Pro Holiday Cooking Tips and Recipes

Holiday Crostini

Fig and Blue Cheese Crostini

Here are a few Pro Holiday Cooking Tips from Chef Saba:

1.) Time management: Make sure to cook the desserts or items that take the longest first or ahead of time.

2.) Prep: Make sure to prep as much as possible before starting the cooking process

3.) Turkey: Dry brining is easier to execute over wet brining, it takes up less room, and is less messy

4.) Keeping Food Warm: If you don't have a warming drawer, use your second oven to keep food and plates warm. Set the temperature between 160 F and 200 F.

Fast and Easy Holiday Recipes:

From our kitchen to yours, happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Yale.

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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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