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Miele vs. Viking 36” Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

For some reason, built-in appliances may seem like a mystery, but you should buy a cooktop based on its ability to simmer consistently or boil water quickly. If you are looking for a gas cooktop, Miele and Viking are both decent choices.

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Topics: Miele, Viking, Cooktops

Induction Cooktops vs Professional Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

We have written probably 10 posts about this comparison of induction versus professional cooking products. Let's look at Jenn-Air cooktops.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Jenn-Air, Cooktops, Professional Cooking

Induction Cooking (Again)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Induction has been a core part of our blog since its inception. Induction is magnetic heat, and is more efficient, faster to boil and simmer than even a professional range.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, GE Profile, GE, Cooktops

Wall Oven and Cooktops vs Stove: Which is Better? (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

It is tough in the beginning, isn't it?  A new kitchen renovation means cabinets, tile and plumbing to start. For appliances, you will need refrigeration, dishwasher, cooking, hood/ventilation and then perhaps an ancillary refrigerator or wine cooler, coffee maker or warming drawer.

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Topics: Wolf, Wall Ovens, Ranges, Cooktops

In With The New

by Steve Sheinkopf

I saw this in my travels yesterday in a lunchroom...
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Topics: Ventilation, Range Hoods, Cooktops

Kitchen of The Year Part 1

by Steve Sheinkopf

At the bottom is the video for House Beautifuls "Kitchen of the Year" which is being shown outside Rockefeller Square.
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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Sub-Zero, LED Lighting, Refrigerators, Sinks, Cooktops

More Visual Aids

by Steve Sheinkopf

When I was an appliance lad, our display was very similar to what you see everywhere....rows and rows of stuff lined up by category. That's fine if people want to buy just one piece....if they need to renovate a space, however, you need to create an environment...
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Topics: Thermador, Bosch, Gaggenau, Tech Lighting, Cooktops

What I Learned Yesterday

by Steve Sheinkopf

Every once in awhile, I will visit contractors or long time customers to gauge our companies performance and customer satisfaction. Most of the time, I will simply listen and learn.
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Topics: Wolf, Cooking, Cooktops


by Steve Sheinkopf

Occasionally, I will sell on the floor, which is perhaps the reason they kicked me to marketing. I see people drive themselves into contortions for really simple distinctions.

Let's look at a cooktop and try to take the mystique out of this buying decision. Personally, I like the new Bosch with a 17,000 BTU center burner, which is double the power of your older unit.

But what is a cooktop really, its a piece of flat steel with high and low heat settings. Find the price/heat setting requirements which fit your lifestyle and budget. Yeah its that easy.

Remember, I am still on vacation...you will only be launching invective at poor Pat

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Topics: Bosch, Cooktops

What Happened To JennAir Downdrafts?

by Steve Sheinkopf

Look at this Jenn-Air Expressions unit...

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Downdrafts, Cooktops

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