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How to Buy a Front Load Washer (Reviews/ Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The most popular washer when I started in 1986 was a one speed Maytag called “FabricMatic." It could wash delicate clothing through a special soak cycle. There wasn’t even a bleach dispenser.

Thirty-one years later, the average machine has twice the capacity along with every cycle imaginable for every kind of fabric. There are even a few models with two washers in one machine!

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers, Dryers, Electrolux, Maytag, Extended Warranties, Laundry, LG Electronics

Best Electric/Induction Range Deals 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Electric ranges have not changed much since your last purchase. In fact, they are pretty similar. It is still ceran glass over elements, but some of the features like convection, warming drawer and 5th burners have changed and are worth considering.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, Maytag, Electric Cooking, Induction Ranges

Best Front Load Washers for 2017 (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Best Front Load Washers

Our Best Front Load Washers article is  updated frequently as rebates change from month to month. Recommendations can change with prices.

Holidays like Memorial day typically are good times to buy an appliance or washer and dryer

Washing machines have become as much about energy and water savings as they are about washing clothes.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, Maytag

Best Freestanding & Slide-In Gas Range Deals 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

You do not have to buy a pro range for super hot burners anymore. Gas ranges are starting to perform more like professional ranges with at least one burner being super hot. You also have available features like griddle burners, warming drawers, or second ovens. 

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Topics: Bosch, Frigidaire, Slide-In Ranges, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Freestanding Ranges

Best 33-inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

When I wrote this article 2 years ago, there was a shortage of 33-inch counter depth refrigerators.    

In fact, you could not buy a pro type with a compressor on the top like Sub-Zero or Viking. You also could not buy an integrated refrigerator so it fits within the cabinet, which is a popular trend. Neither products are offered in 33-inch models. 

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Topics: Website, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Electrolux, Samsung, Fisher Paykel

The Largest Front Load Washers for 2017 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

Laundry is one of the simplest, yet diverse product categories in the industry. If you are reading this blog, chances are you are looking to get through as much laundry as you can as quickly as possible.

How do you accomplish this?

Get the largest capacity machine you can.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Electrolux, GE, Samsung, LG Electronics

Best Full-Size Stackable Laundry for Tight Spaces

by Alex Leifer

Growing up in Boston I learned a few things, one of which is space is a luxury! So we must make sure we take advantage of every square inch. If you have a small space, compact or 24 inch laundry is a good option, but you will lose almost 50% of the capacity.

Contrary to public opinion, you do have full size options. 

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Topics: Electrolux, Maytag, Laundry, Speed Queen

Electrolux vs. Kenmore Elite Stackable Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Years ago, you had to buy a unitized washer and dryer for a stackable application (pictured below). Now almost every front load washer and dryer can be stacked. The unitized style is still around, but front load laundry offer bigger capacity and more energy efficiency.

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Topics: Electrolux, Laundry, Kenmore

Most Reliable / Least Serviced Appliance Brands of 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at lowering repairs and issues all the time. We manage this very closely. It actually starts in the warehouse where the products need to be handled properly. Then competent delivery and installation crews can also solve quite a few possible issues.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung, Most Reliable Appliances

Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

There are many different brands of laundry and it is overwhelming trying to figure out what’s the best. You can drive yourself crazy listening to different opinions and comparing reviews online.

Both Electrolux and Whirlpool are popular and have new machines with unique cycles as well as different features. We will look at both machines and then compare. But first let’s look at the companies.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Electrolux

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