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The Best Compact Laundry for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Groux

Compact Laundry is a great alternative for homes in the city or if you have limited space.Typically these units are 24 inches wide by about 24 inches deep, so they could fit in a kitchen cabinet.

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Topics: Miele, Blomberg, Bosch, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Compact Laundry

Blomberg vs. Bosch Ascenta Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by John Ramsay V

Are you looking for a decent dishwasher under $550? You may have looked at Miele, Asko, the regular Bosch line, or even KitchenAid.

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Topics: Blomberg, Bosch, Dishwashers

Should You Buy Blomberg Appliances? (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

As I finished writing this, there was a major recall on Blomberg ranges due to some grounding concerns. I am not sure what the exact nature of the problem is. If you have purchased a Blomberg range, reach out and have it fixed immediately. Do not buy a Blomberg range until further notice.

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Topics: Appliances, Blomberg

Viking vs. Blomberg Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Have you ever purchased a product to find out, you could have bought the same exact product under a different name for much cheaper? 

In our industry, there are a few OEMs (short for original equipment manufacturer) yet tons of labels. Typically, the price difference between the OEM and the name brand is significant.

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Topics: Blomberg, Dishwashers, Viking

Blomberg vs. Miele Compact Laundry (Reviews/Rating/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

Compact laundry generally refers to 24 inch washers and dryers. This size is convenient for stacking in closets or placing side by side in a standard 24 inch kitchen cabinet.

Almost all compact laundry is built and/or engineered in Europe. Europeans typically have smaller kitchens and living spaces, so compact laundry is a staple. Since these machines are only available in electric models, gas hook-up is not an option.

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Topics: Miele, Blomberg, Compact Laundry

The Best 24 Inch Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

30 years ago when I started at Yale, you would be hard pressed to find a decent looking smaller range. They were nonexistent. Today, however, there are plenty of choices.

Appliances follow cabinet sizes. For example, dishwashers are either manufactured to fit a 24" or 18" cabinet. In refrigerators, it is 30", 33" and 36" widths as the most popular.

For ranges, it is 20", 24", 36" and 48" with 30" width being the the most popular size by far. The 36", 48" and 60” ranges are mostly the glamour professional ranges like Wolf, Thermador or high fashion imports like Smeg or Bertazzoni.

In this article, we will look at the 24" range, the products and compare at the end.

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Topics: Avanti, Summit, Blomberg, Premier, AGA Total Control, Gas Cooking, Bertazzoni, SMEG, Fisher Paykel

VestFrost and Small 24 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators

by Steve Sheinkopf

According to analytics, 300 people were inquiring about VestFrost refrigerators in the last two weeks. So my first question was: What is a VestFrost refrigerator?

VestFrost is an interesting product built with all recyclable material. They are the largest refrigerator manufacturer in Scandanavia. Their story or claim to fame is energy efficiency, green manufacturing and counter depth products. It is also not self-defrosting, so the VestFrost does not consume electricity heating the outside of the refrigerator in a defrost cycle.

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Topics: Summit, Blomberg, VestFrost, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Liebherr

Electrolux vs. Blomberg Compact Laundry (Review, Rating, Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Compact laundry is defined as being able to fit in a closet or under a kitchen counter. Dimensions vary slightly, but are typically 35” tall, 24” wide and 24” in depth.

This type of laundry is becoming more popular, because you do not have to cut a hole in new construction. Ventless laundry can also be placed anywhere with power and water as well, so it can easily be relocated to an upstairs closet from the basement.

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Topics: Blomberg, Electrolux, Compact Laundry

Whirlpool vs. Blomberg Heat Pump Dryers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

In the market for laundry, high efficiency washers are everywhere. High efficiency front and hybrid top loading machines use turbidity sensors to measure how dirty your clothes are and use energy and water as needed.

High efficiency washers also have higher spin speeds than ever before. They spin your clothes almost dry to avoid long dry times.

Up until the heat pump dryer was introduced, dryers were not really even rated by EnergyStar for efficiency. My recommendation before the heat pump was to buy a washer with a high spin speed.

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Topics: Blomberg, Whirlpool, Heat Pump Dryers

New Blomberg Heat Pump Compact Dryer (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Heat pump dryers are newest trend in laundry. LG and Whirlpool are actively marketing a full size unit. Blomberg just introduced their compact dryer last week in New York at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show (read more here). 

After looking at heat pump technology for 6 months, It is a product you should consider. For builders, it should almost be the number one choice.

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Topics: Blomberg, New Products, Compact Laundry

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