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.
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.
Between the Framingham and Dorchester stores, there are over 3,000 lights to choose from of different styles like Traditional, Contemporary, Neo-Classical, Scandinavian, Modern, Eclectic, Shabby Chic and more in every category.
Let's look at some clearance chandeliers, pendants, and sconces.
Induction has changed the market for electric cooking. Induction is magnetic heat, which excites the molecules in the metal pan to heat the food faster with instant simmer response.
French doors have become increasingly popular due to their unique style, they also offer more cubic footage in the refrigerator and less in the freezer than the side by side refrigerator.
A counter depth refrigerator does not protrude from the cabinets. It is more aesthetically pleasing because you won't see the sides. It is also a benefit to have a shallower refrigerator in a galley kitchen or with an island design. There will be more room between the refrigerator and the island itself.
Simply, counter depths look better. We will look at the different types and then the 7 best to consider.
On Bosch's website they currently list 50 available dishwashers.
24 have a recessed handle, 20 are integrated with the hidden controls on the top, 6 are available to be panelized, and one is apartment sized at 18 inches.
Viking and Sub-Zero are two of the best names in the appliance industry. They didn’t compete before as Viking sold ranges and Sub-Zero built refrigerators.
There are many factors to consider when purchasing a dishwasher; the number of wash cycles, how many place settings will it hold, what colors are available, but the most asked for feature is for it to be quiet.
Dishwasher noise levels are rated in decibels, the lower the decibel number the quieter the dishwasher. A difference of just a few decibels may not seem to be much, but a dishwasher that is just one decibel more is actually 30 percent louder. A dishwasher that is four decibels more is twice as loud.
So, you're buying a dishwasher? You have more choices than ever. In fact, it can be difficult to buy a good dishwasher with decent features and quietness.
There are the inexpensive brands to consider like Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, and GE. They have great features, but most of them have plastic tubs and are noisier.
Then there are the premium dishwashers like Bosch, KitchenAid, and Miele. Each of them has robust quietness factors and features. In years passed, premium dishwashers would cost about $1000.
Despite that, Bosch does have one model with pretty much every feature. It is the Stainless Steel Bosch 300 Series, and depending on the promotions it can be as low as $589 after rebates.
If you were looking at a dual fuel and gas range, you wouldn't notice a difference. On the outside, they look identical. The only differences are the fuel connections and the performance.
Like many, you may look at the string of symbols on the tag of that new dress and wonder what it means and how it translates to the myriad of custom settings on your new laundry pair. It may look like an ancient language, but once you know the code, it’s easy to give your clothing the perfect care it needs to keep it looking new.
What this boils down to is having an understanding of the perfect temperature for washing clothes. There are some basic guidelines. First, you can always safely wash garments in colder temps, but don’t wash in water hotter than recommended by the label on the clothing. Hot water is better at removing stains (other than protein based which are set by hot water) than cold. But, hot water is harder on the clothing and is less energy efficient. If you wash in cold water, keep in mind that if you have hard water, you may need to pay attention to the detergent you use to assure that it will dissolve properly. And while cold water is always safe, it may not give you the cleanest clothing and your clothes may retain stains.
Fortunately your clothing provides you with the info you need to get the best out of your laundering if you know what to look for. Older...
In most households, the kitchen is hub, the true center of the home where most activity happens. As a result, it ends up being the largest user of energy in the home – 40% of the total usage, in fact. This is one of the many reasons it’s important to choose energy efficient appliances – not to mention Mother Earth will appreciate it. Your cooktop may be a good place to start. Gas cooktops use about 55% of the energy the produce when they’re turned on, while electric cooktops use about 65%. When you think about it, that’s a fair amount of waste.
Induction cooktops can greatly improve efficiency by focusing 90% of the energy produced for the task at hand. This type of cooking is based on electromagnetic energy, which stimulates iron molecules that induce heat in steel cookware placed on top of it. In essence, the pot becomes the element that cooks the food, so the cooktop surface doesn’t get as hot as other cooktops. Induction cooktops have the same instant control as gas and are the fastest of all cooktop types to heat and cook food.
DACOR is leading the charge in this revolutionary space with its Renaissance 36" and 30" Induction Cooktops. They are the perfect blend of...
Achieving delicious results is effortless with microwave hood combinations. Now you can cook flavorful meals in this 1.9 cu. ft. model with TimeSavor™ Plus true convection. It features a fan and heating element to help circulate air more efficiently for juicier results. You won't have to micro-manage your microwave with Sensor cooking, which tracks the progress of food and automatically adjusts cooking time. Plus, you can easily prepare veggies without the hassle of bulky cooktop steamers with Steam cooking and the included universal microwave steamer. An industry first, the CleanRelease® non-stick interior surface easily releases cooked-on food without harsh chemicals so you can clean up all types of splatters quickly. And when you're ready to relax in front of a movie, count on the AccuPop™ cycle to adapt cooking time automatically using sound sensors.
TimeSavor™ Plus true convection seals in flavors and juices using a fan and heating element that circulate preheated air over, under and around food for moist cakes and juicy meats.
Create more space on the cooktop. Now you can steam conveniently in the...
Say goodbye to kneeling, stooping and straining to do your laundry. The new RightHeight™ Design Washer and Dryer come with built-in risers, putting your clothes within easy reach and creating a handy utility space. These front-load machines are the first of their kind: ergonomically designed to minimize bending and strenuous reaches.
Since front-load machines were first introduced, many manufacturers have recommended buying pedestals to raise the height of the washer and dryer to a more comfortable loading and unloading level for most people. However, the purchase is an added expense and leaves the appliances too high to use as folding or work space for most consumers.
The RightHeight™ washer and dryer's built-in risers raise the appliance openings by 7 inches and leave the top level at 47 inches, a workable height for folding, pre-treating, flat-drying space or storage.
Features of the washer include:
If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market this spring – or ever – it’s important to think through and try to eliminate any potential objections that might stand in the way of a buyer making an offer. The proof is in the pudding: a house that "sparkles" on the surface will sell faster and for a higher price than its shabby neighbor, even when both are structurally well-maintained. Buyers just feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because they assume that if what they can see has been maintained, what they can't see has probably also been maintained. In readying your house for sale, consider:
Spend as little as possible when you’re getting your house “Open House” ready. Buyers will be impressed by a brand new roof, but they aren't likely to give you enough extra money to pay for it. There is a big difference between making minor and inexpensive "polishes" and "touch-ups" to your house, such as putting new knobs on cabinets and a fresh coat of neutral paint in the living room, and doing extensive and costly renovations, like...
There’s no need for pre-rinsing with a Maytag® dishwasher. Between the 4-blade chopper and the high pressure jets, Maytag® dishwashers pulverize food that the wash system then clears away. Our industry's most powerful motor available* is tested at 2x the life of an average dishwasher.** And our stainless steel chopping blades, nylon racks and stainless steel tub are all backed by a 10-year Limited Parts Warranty.*** So you all of your dishes can get a dependable clean, wash after wash.
Ready for whatever you throw at them, Maytag® dishwashers clear away stuck on food using high-pressure spray jets, increased temperatures and steam. Great cleaning takes great power…and a soft touch. That’s why we’ve built our jets to deliver a high-pressure spray, with high-heat water, to blast away tough soils. And then our soft steam puts the finishing touch on a perfect clean. Giving you the right kind of clean, for all kinds of dishes.
Even if food is caked on or baked on, Maytag is knocking it off. It’s the best way to handle your worst messes.
The same exceptional quality and design that distinguish Monogram® cooking appliances for the kitchen characterize Monogram’s collection of professional outdoor grills. Carefully constructed to exacting standards and built to stand out in style and in features, a monogram® grill brings luxurious possibilities to your deck or patio and your everyday meals.
Adaptable, durable, bold and commanding, monogram® professional grills are built to resist the elements and keep their lustrous appearance and performance for years. They’re sculpted from heavy-gauge stainless steel, with every edge buffed and finished by hand. And if your backyard design calls for a patio enclosure or lanai, your choice of stainless steel doors or drawers will provide a customized built-in look. Solid.
The Monogram® professional outdoor grill puts immense power, control and possibility at your fingertips. Here’s how:
Bosch’s most notable badge of honor may be that its dishwashers are so quiet - some models as low as 38 dBA - that you’ll need some sort of visual indicator to even know it’s running. That’s important when you consider that research has found noise to be the #1 factor for consumers when choosing a dishwasher. For this reason, Bosch engineers address noise reduction from every angle, incorporating 18 unique sound-reduction technologies that combine to make Bosch the quietest dishwasher brand in North America. Question is, how do they do it?
When all of these come together, you have a machine that literally operates at just above whisper. So quiet, in fact, that you’ll come to love the visual indicators that tell you...
Three generations ago, Sub-Zero introduced refrigerators and freezers that were the same depth as standard kitchen counters. We’ve been improving on the concept ever since - notably through our line of integrated products that can be customized with panels and handles to blend so seamlessly with other cabinets, they can literally disappear into the décor.
The new integrated refrigeration line utilizes Sub-Zero's pioneering freshness technology in addition to advanced performance features. All of the column, tall and drawer refrigerator units will now be offered in five widths, totaling 19 new models, for limitless, customizable design options.
Developed in consultation with leading members of the kitchen design community, Sub-Zero integrated refrigeration meets the high standards of those exacting professionals (and their clients). Precise manufacturing tolerances permit installation with a mere 1/8" reveal between appliance and surrounding cabinets. The new integrated models even have a simplified system for achieving perfectly aligned installation of custom cabinet panels - another reason for designers and installers to love Sub-Zero as much as...
You may not know this, but your washing machine needs some cleaning of its own. It may seem counter-intuitive that a machine dedicated to cleaning and spending most of its time filled with warm soapy water would essentially need a bath, but it’s true. Soap and minerals present in most commonly used detergents are apt to build up over time and you will notice that your clothes are not as clean as they once were. Hard water causes lime buildup in components and pipes, causing things to run slower. Washing machines and pipes are more efficient when lime is removed. If you are using a high-efficiency washer, HE washers tend to hold water in certain components, becoming a breeding ground for mold and mildew and causing unpleasant odors. All those odors can transfer to your “clean” laundry.
How you clean out your machine will depend on the type of machine you have in your home. Regardless of the type of machine, this should be done several times a year. You should set a calendar reminder and plan on doing it every three or four months.
Many tutorials will recommend bleach. While it is definitely powerful, it can be hard on septic systems and many people prefer...
From an undercounter, 15” wide model to a full height 84” model, Sub-Zero has the perfect wine preservation solution for you. Sub-Zero’s six wine-storage products offer limitless design options. Classic stainless or with any custom cabinetry you desire. Undercounter, freestanding, all wine or with refrigerated storage drawers. Storage capacities range from 26 to 147 bottles.Far More than Just a Wine Chiller – Sub-Zero Protects Your Wine
Sub-Zero wine storage is built to defeat the enemies of your wine: heat, light, humidity and vibration.
The best way to fight the heat is to maintain a constant temperature and stop those swings. Sub-Zero wine storage units have up to three independently controlled storage zones. Dial in the temperature you desire for each zone — from 39°F to 65°F — and electronic controls hold it rock steady. To protect your wine investment as well as your enjoyment of your wines, the storage unit may be tied into your home security system.
Sub-Zero shuts out the harmful light. Sub-Zero shields wine from harmful rays with UV-resistant, bronze-tinted glass. Your wine will be both beautifully protected and gloriously displayed.
Humidity can be the friend or the...
Maytag has announced a partnership with HomeAid, a non-profit organization that builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America's temporary homeless families and individuals. More than 630,000 people experience homelessness on any given night in the United States, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. As part of the partnership, Maytag will contribute kitchen and laundry appliances and funding to HomeAid to help supply temporary shelter for homeless families working to get back on their feet.
To kick off the new partnership, Maytag® kitchen and laundry appliances will be installed in eight apartments being added to the New Vista Shelter in Fullerton, Calif. The effort is HomeAid's 50th development in Orange County and is part of a combined effort between Pathways of Hope, Shea Homes and HomeAid Orange County. When completed, the new apartments will provide shelter for up to 36 people.
The New Vista Shelter expansion marks the kickoff of HomeAid America's 25th anniversary. In 2014, HomeAid America will highlight the growth and successes of the organization as well as celebrate their donors, volunteers and a number of new projects. Since its founding in 1989,...
With the popularity of front load washing machines over the past ten years, it’s hard to imagine there are still an estimated 76 million top load washers in use, many of them more than ten years old and terribly inefficient. For many consumers, the lack of efficiency has cast a negative pall on all top-loaders. GE is changing that with its new high-efficiency (HE) top load washer and dryer. It’s the classic top-load styling with a few bells and whistles that are sure to excite, like SmartDispense reservoirs that can hold up to two months worth of detergent and fabric softener and automatically release the right amount for each load. No more mess!
The washer is pre-programmed with all the common settings you’d expect from a new machine as well as some advanced features like a Stain Removal Guide. You tell the machine what you spilled on your favorite blouse (tomato, oil, dirt or grass), and it will automatically adjust its settings to achieve optimum stain-fighting performance. You can also opt for Steam Assist, another stain-fighter that uses steam to penetrate deep into fabric fibers, loosening stains yet protecting your fabrics. If you prefer a custom setting, there’s an...
Do it or delegate it. Turn Laundry Day into Game Day. Using the Wash Board, the whole family pitches in, gets their progress tracked and the winners get a reward. A perfect way to engage the kids! You can use the app to assign laundry jobs to your family and lighten your loads. Use the built-in stain eraser and fabric coach to make sure you optimize the clean and then track the family’s laundry feats on the Wash Board! You can even get custom laundry guides tailored to your Whirlpool™ washer and dryer.
This app will even help you interpret those symbols on your laundry and create custom laundry guides for your WashSquad. It also will give you handy maintenance, detergent and accessory tips as well as the best ideas for fabric care.
The FREE Whirlpool™ WashSquad app is available for download now from the Apple app store. Just search for Whirlpool™ WashSquad and install it on your phone and you are on your way to creating the perfect WashSquad with your family.
Download the Whirlpool WashSquad app from the iTunes app store and you are on your way to a perfect Laundry Day.
Learn more at: http://www.whirlpool.com/washsquad/
Ever dread the end of a really great dinner party? The kind where you pull down the best of everything you have - Riedel stemware, heirloom china, your shiniest silverware – and then you’re left with having to hand-wash it all after your guests leave. Miele’s Futura Series dishwasher may be exactly what you need to put that dread to behind you, safely washing up to 18 wine glasses in a single wash. Yes, you read that correctly.
The Futura Series dishwasher was created to be an intuitive solution to real-world cleaning challenges in the kitchen. At the core, you have absolute adaptability. Miele’s advanced FlexiCare Basket System, which securely accommodates even your most precious and delicate items, offers a wide range of basket configurations to maximize space in the dishwasher and, ultimately, to minimize time at the sink. Here’s how:
Spring is in full swing and the annual urge to clean the nest is upon us. When you think of the deep cleaning and organizing, there are probably several areas of the home that get left undone. We have compiled a list of things you probably didn’t get around to. Think of it as the sequel - Spring Clean 2!
They say that people never look up. If you haven’t cleaned the vent hood over your gas or electric cooktop or range in a while (or ever), you may not want to. You should regularly be wiping down the outside and under the hood with hot, soapy water to prevent the buildup of grease and keep it shiny. You should regularly clean the filters on the vent hood as well. How often will depend on your usage and what kind of food you like to cook, but once a month is a good baseline. Just reach up there and remove the filters and soak them in hot water and dishwashing liquid before gently scrubbing the accumulated grime away. If you are lucky, you have a model that allows the filters to be tossed into the dishwasher. If you haven’t cleaned them in a while, best to soak first, even before you toss them in the dishwasher.
It doesn’t matter if...
Induction has been the most revolutionary advancement in cooking technology in the last 30 years. Now it‘s time for Thermador to inaugurate a new revolution: the Freedom™ Induction Cooktop.
Never content to settle for status quo thinking, we have re-imagined the possibilities of induction cooking, giving cooks the industry‘s first induction cooktop with the largest, fully usable cooking surface. The new Freedom™ Induction Cooktop offers more responsiveness, more flexibility and the first full-color touch-screen interface on an induction cooktop. Our complete Induction Cooktop collection provides the speed and precision of PowerBoost™ technology and features the largest and most powerful element in its class. And available with or without trim, the angular, modern design coordinates with the suite of Thermador Masterpiece™ Collection appliances.
The Freedom™ Induction Cooktop is the first full-surface induction appliance with the flexibility of a natural-mapping user interface that intelligently recognizes cookware size, shape and position to deliver heat without boundaries, allowing cooks to use pots and pans of any shape and size. It offers all the benefits of traditional...
Think about this: when was the last time you cleaned your freezer? Well, if you’re like most folks, it’s probably one of the most neglected – and forgotten about – areas of your home. Because it stays so cold, it is not as quick to stink as the refrigerator can be. The problem with this is that when we do get around to cleaning it, it’s usually grossly overdue. Here’s a simple, minute-by-minute plan for cleaning your freezer without ruining your whole afternoon. If you’re efficient, this shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes!
Unplug the refrigerator. Put on rubber gloves. Empty the ice from the freezer trays into a large cooler. Scrub the trays with water, liquid soap, and a sponge. Set aside to dry.
Unload the freezer. Ditch anything that has expired or is freezer-burned and covered in ice crystals. Put the rest in the ice chest.
Remove the drawers and detachable shelves and place them in the sink. Scrub them well with...
If what you are looking for is more cooking, more eating and less waiting, the Maytag® Gemini® Double Oven is just for you. When it comes to making multiple dishes, you can bake, roast or boil at two different temperatures. Available in gas or electric range models.
With the electric Maytag® Gemini® double oven (Model MET8885XS) you will enjoy the power and flexibility of this 6.7 cu. ft. capacity Maytag® Gemini® double oven electric range. It features a Triple-Choice™ element. With a Triple-Choice™ element, you can choose from three different sizes. It's like you have three elements in one. Whether you need to cook with your smallest saucepan or your biggest stockpot, this flexible element will give you all the space you need - simply select from a 6", 9" or 12" element.
With the gas Maytag® Gemini® double oven (Model MGT8885XS) It doesn't get any better than the smooth power of this 6.0 cu. ft. capacity double oven gas range. Speed Heat™ burner puts out 16,000 BTU for maximum heat and precise temperature control. And the cooktop is adaptable to your style with a flexible burner set up - two of the...
Frigidaire's 2-in-1 upright convertible freezer is like a chameleon: adapting quickly and easily to accommodate the needs of "right now". The refrigerated area is literally two units in one, a freezer and a refrigerator – but never at the same time. A simple flip of a switch gives you the flexibility to choose whether to freeze or refrigerate: choose 'F' for long-lasting frozen food storage, choose ‘R’ for refrigeration and conveniently store your overflow of holiday treats or summertime beverages. Easy.
The convertible freezer's upright design and bright lighting make locating food a cinch. Features such as the Store-More™ adjustable door bins give you the flexibility to customize how you use your bin space, while adjustable shelves easily accommodate your larger items.
There are also time and money saving benefits to think about. The frost-free operation means you’ll never have to take the time or do the work of removing your food items for defrosting your freezer. And as an Energy Star qualified freezer, get the results you want at low energy rates you've come to expect.
Available in White or Slate, Frigidaire's 2-in-1 upright convertible freezers are designed, engineered and...