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Bosch vs. Miele $899 Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings)

by Eric Trexler

Bosch and Miele are the two best dishwashers on the market. Usually, you find Miele dishwashers priced at $1,000 and up while Bosch dishwashers are found between $600-$1,000.

However, recently Miele has decided to sell their units starting below $900, and Bosch introduced their Benchmark series over $1,000. Both brands now compete heavily against each other, especially at their $899-priced dishwasher.

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Topics: Miele, Bosch, Dishwashers

Miele vs. Thermador Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

A wall oven is an excellent idea if you prefer a separate cooktop and an oven because it gives you 2 separate cook areas with plenty of room to prep and cook.  Depending on your kitchen layout, having a separate wall oven allows you to place it at a convenient height, preventing you from leaning over like you would with a range.    

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Wall Ovens

Miele vs. Thermador Dishwashers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Alex Leifer

If you are looking for a dishwasher, you probably should not compare these two dishwashers. But, we will look at both brands and then explain why you want one versus the other.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Dishwashers

The 5 Best 30-Inch Induction Cooktops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Neil Katz

GE developed the first induction cooktop in the 1980s, but Diva popularized induction in the 1990s. It sold for $3,500 for four basic induction burners. Now you can buy a basic Frigidaire induction cooktop for about $1,600. 

However, the best induction cooktops have larger burners and bridge elements (to fit odd shaped pans) as well as advanced technology and controls. 

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire

The 6 Best Luxury Appliance Brands (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance, and features. Some of the names may surprise you.

Now I am not implying that you should only buy these if you have the budget or specific need. You should also look at the brands in the 5 Best Affordable Luxury Brands which combine features and price.

Regardless, if you want the best in your kitchen, these 6 brands are universally considered to be the best. Honorable mention to Jenn-Air and Bosch Benchmark, which are considered affordable luxury.

Short on time? Get our free Appliance Buying Guide for comparisons of all the major brands »

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Viking, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, La Cornue Ranges

Bosch Benchmark vs. Miele Gas Cooktops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or simply upgrading the appliances, choosing the right cooking product is usually a top priority, since it is the main component in the kitchen.

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Topics: Miele, Gas Cooking, Bosch Benchmark

Best Miele Dishwashers for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

You may wonder how a dishwasher brand can have starting prices at $899 or $400 more expensive than the average dishwasher sold in the US. 

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Topics: Miele, Dishwashers

Wolf vs. Miele Induction Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Induction is the best way to cook. Quite simply, it is faster with a better simmer than gas. It is also the most child safe, because you need metal to activate the magnets for induction to work. Induction also requires less venting as well.

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Topics: Wolf, Miele, Induction Ranges

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

Jenn-Air with Nest vs. Miele MasterChef Plus Wall Ovens (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Brett Lucero

Remember The Jetson's? The family would talk into their oven and out would come cooked food instantaneously. Well, we are not there yet.

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, Wall Ovens

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