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

Steve Sheinkopf  |  November 21, 2018  |  3 Min. Read

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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.

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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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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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