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2021 Cooking Appliance Buying Guide – Best Ovens and Ranges for Your Money

Table of ContentsReliability and Manufacturer SupportCooking ExcellenceTwo Other Cost ConsiderationsThe Ultimate Cost of Ovens and RangesOur Grades The appliance industry has faced all sorts of supply chain disruptions since the start of the pandemic (everything from the sourcing of raw materials to distribution has fallen behind), with the result that new cooking appliances are costlier… Read more »


2021 Dishwasher Buying Guide – Best Dishwashers for Your Money

Table of ContentsReliability and Manufacturer SupportDishwashing ExcellenceTwo Other Cost ConsiderationsThe Ultimate Cost of a DishwasherOur Grades The appliance industry has faced all sorts of supply chain disruptions since the start of the pandemic (everything from the sourcing of raw materials to distribution has fallen behind), with the result that new dishwashers are costlier and harder… Read more »


2021 Laundry Buying Guide – Best Washers and Dryers for Your Money

Table of ContentsReliability and Manufacturer SupportLaundry ExcellenceTwo Other Cost ConsiderationsThe Ultimate Cost of a Washer or DryerOur Grades The appliance industry has faced all sorts of supply chain disruptions since the start of the pandemic (everything from the sourcing of raw materials to distribution has fallen behind), with the result that new laundry units are… Read more »


2021 Refrigerator Buying Guide – Best Refrigerators for Your Money

Table of ContentsReliability and Manufacturer SupportFood Preservation ExcellenceTwo Other Cost ConsiderationsThe Ultimate Cost of a RefrigeratorOur Grades The appliance industry has faced all sorts of supply chain disruptions since the start of the pandemic (everything from the sourcing of raw materials to distribution has fallen behind), with the result that new refrigerators are costlier and… Read more »


The Best Appliance Dealers In Lincoln, NE

A little advice to save you a lot of money There’s plenty of reasons to get excited about buying new appliances. Many, like the latest smart fridge, come with fancy features and technology, while also giving you better performance and energy efficiency. But the stress of investing in new technology and making sure you’ve made… Read more »


The Best Appliance Dealers in Omaha, Nebraska

A little advice to save you a lot of money There’s plenty of reasons to get excited about buying new appliances. Many, like the latest smart fridge, come with fancy features and technology, while also giving you better performance and energy efficiency. But the stress of investing in new technology and making sure you’ve made… Read more »


The Best Appliance Dealers In Des Moines, IA

A Little Advice To Save You A Lot of Money You probably know the joy of replacing an old appliance with something new. Technology has made that joy even more, well, joyful. New appliances come with fancy new features and technology, like the latest smart fridge, which gives you more storage space and better energy efficiency. … Read more »


2020 Refrigerator Buying Guide – Best Refrigerators for Your Money

Table of ContentsReliability and Manufacturer SupportFood Preservation ExcellenceTwo Other Cost ConsiderationsThe Ultimate Cost of a RefrigeratorOur Grades Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: this 2020 refrigerator buying guide is going to be much different than others. We’ll clear away the fluff around refrigerators and focus on what really matters: The lifetime consumer… Read more »


2020 Dishwasher Buying Guide – Best Dishwashers for Your Money

Similar to our 2020 refrigerator buying guide, this 2020 dishwasher buying guide will focus on two questions: How reliable is each brand and what is the quality of their customer service when the product breaks? How can you determine which dishwashers are better at the task of dishwashing? To assist with answering both questions and… Read more »


2020 Laundry Buying Guide – Best Washers and Dryers for Your Money

Like our 2020 refrigerator and dishwasher buying guides, this 2020 Laundry Buying Guide will help you find the best washers and dryers for your money by answering two questions: How reliable is each brand, and what is the quality of their customer service when the product breaks? How can you determine which washers and dryers… Read more »


2020 Cooking Appliance Buying Guide – Best Ovens and Ranges for Your Money

Our 2020 Cooking Appliance Buying Guide is here to help you find the best ovens and ranges for your money, and we’ll do it by answering these two questions: How reliable is each brand, and what is the quality of their customer service when the product breaks? How can you determine which ovens and ranges… Read more »


2019 Cooking Appliance Buying Guide – Best Ovens and Ranges for Your Money

Our 2019 Cooking Appliance Buying Guide is here to help you find the best ovens and ranges for your money, and we’ll do it by answering these two questions: How reliable is each brand, and what is the quality of their customer service when the product breaks? How can you determine which ovens and ranges… Read more »


2019 Laundry Buying Guide – Best Washers and Dryers for Your Money

Like our 2019 refrigerator and dishwasher buying guides, this 2019 Laundry Buying Guide will help you find the best washers and dryers for your money by answering two questions: How reliable is each brand, and what is the quality of their customer service when the product breaks? How can you determine which washers and dryers… Read more »


2019 Dishwasher Buying Guide – Best Dishwashers for Your Money

Similar to our 2019 refrigerator buying guide, this 2019 dishwasher buying guide will focus on two questions: How reliable is each brand and what is the quality of their customer service when the product breaks? How can you determine which dishwashers are better at the task of dishwashing? To assist with answering both questions and… Read more »


2019 Refrigerator Buying Guide – Best Refrigerators for Your Money

Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: this 2019 refrigerator buying guide is going to be much different than others. Most focus on the same few things—style, specs, special features, energy usage, and so on. Combining decades of experience as appliance service technicians with a product engineer’s understanding of how these refrigerators are… Read more »


What Does Refrigerator Repair Cost?

Is it more cost-effective to repair or replace my refrigerator? There is a lot of variance in terms of refrigerator repair costs, which makes it difficult to answer these questions simply. Generally, it ranges from $200 to $500, but depending on what needs to be serviced, you may be looking at an invoice outside of… Read more »


Is it time to replace your oven? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Everyone has had that moment when a trusty, old appliance stops working correctly: “Oh no, is this it? Is this the end?” Deciding whether to call up a repair company or just replace the darn thing is always a tough decision. Some issues can seem insurmountable, making ‘replace’ seem your only option. Other times, the… Read more »


Best Washers / Dryers 2017 Buying Guide

Did you know October is one of the best times to buy a new washing machine, dryer, or both? Because new models are released in October, dealers and distributors are eager to clear their inventory of older models to make way for the new crop. And that means sale prices, folks. Our own Todd Daganaar,… Read more »


What we wish smart appliances actually did.

More and more smart appliances are unveiled every year, but when we look at what makes them “smart,” it can be kind of a letdown. “So what if I can preheat my oven on the drive home? Is that worth the higher price tag? Where’s the futuristic Jetsons kitchen I really want?” It doesn’t help… Read more »


Are Smart Appliances Worth Buying Now? An Expert’s Take

Have you ever watched a science fiction movie and found yourself paying more attention to the gizmos and gadgets than the actual plot? You’re not alone. Product designers have gotten tons of inspiration from these visions of the future. But there’s one fixture of the home that has been conspicuously absent: major appliances. When was… Read more »


Just How Reliable Are Top Gas Range and Oven Brands?

The Lifetime Cost of Appliance Repair When it comes to buying appliances, we often overlook the fact that, like cars, there is a lifetime cost associated with which brand and model we decide upon. How often will the appliance need to be repaired? How costly will the repairs and replacement parts run? Although one brand… Read more »


Top load or front load washer: How do they stack up?

When it’s time to buy a new washing machine, one of your most important decisions will be between a front-loading or top-loading machine. Each type has its pros and cons, and in this article we’ll point out a few considerations to factor into your selection. Accessibility and space Your laundry room’s size and layout will… Read more »


Should I buy an extended warranty for my new appliances?

We’re asked this question a lot, and our answer is almost always: no, you’ll be wasting your money if you buy an extended warranty on any appliance. How Warranty Companies Avoid Paying Out Warranty companies are in the business of making money, and they’ve found a nice racket for themselves, because they rarely ever have… Read more »


Microwave repair – is it affordable?

When your microwave quits heating, the inevitable question is whether to repair the microwave or replace it. While the answer will never be 100% clear without having a factory trained technician inspect the microwave, allow me to educate you as to some of the factors to weigh: Microwaves are made of up of about 2-3… Read more »


Energy Efficient Appliances

Question: Isn’t it more eco-friendly to buy a newer more energy efficient appliance? Answer: Often, no.  It may seem like it makes more sense to buy a newer, more efficient appliance, but once you factor in the waste produced by getting rid of your old appliance, and the much shorter life cycles of the newer… Read more »


When to Buy a New Appliance

Question: Should I keep this appliance or should I buy a new one? Answer: The answer varies widely depending on the situation. If you have chosen a quality appliance, we will usually recommend repair within the first 10-15 years if the repairs do not exceed 50% of the cost of replacement with a similar unit.… Read more »