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Stackable Washer and Dryer Combos: The Pros and Cons

Are you shopping for laundry machines that need to fit in a somewhat awkward space? Do you have a corner in a bathroom or an odd-shaped closet that won’t allow for a traditional side-by-side laundry setup? If yes, you’ll want to explore the options available in stackable washer and dryer sets and “apartment-sized” stacked units instead of shopping traditional machines that can only be installed next to each other directly on the floor.

After all, not everyone has the luxury of an entire spacious room dedicated to washing clothes—and sometimes you have to “build up” when you can’t “build out!” This is the concept behind stackable and stacked washer/dryer combos, in which the dryer is placed above the washing machine.

Both of these laundry machine types—stackable and stacked—share the common advantage of saving you space by being vertically configured. However, they are slightly different from one another and have various pros and cons to consider. Let’s take a closer look so you can choose the best laundry solution for your home and family.

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Top Questions to Ask When Shopping for the Best Counter Depth Refrigerator

A recently purchased home or a kitchen renovation may lead you to needing a new refrigerator. Knowing what new refrigerator to get may be overwhelming. What size will fit in your kitchen? What style will fit your needs best? Standard depth or counter depth?

If you have no idea where to start with buying a refrigerator, let us at K&A Appliance help you out with our concise refrigerator buying guide.

If you already know that your kitchen space or new kitchen design warrants a counter depth refrigerator, this blog will go over what to consider when purchasing a counter depth fridge.

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What is the Best Countertop Dishwasher for Me?

When you’re limited on space, are renting a home or apartment, or maybe just looking to save a little money, purchasing a countertop dishwasher may be the solution to your dishwashing woes. With a countertop dishwasher, you can say goodbye to the majority of hand washing dishes, and save yourself some time, water, and money.

At K&A Appliance, we have a wide selection of top-quality scratch and dent appliances, including countertop dishwashers. Before you make a purchase, here are a few tips and considerations to help you make the best decision possible.

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Deciding Between Portable or Countertop Dishwashers

There are three primary types of dishwashers for consumers to choose from today: installed, portable, and countertop models—with typical installed or built-in models being the most popular variety that we sell here at K&A Appliance—and that are for sale in the larger marketplace.

Today’s post is focused on those “other” two model types, which are designed for users with more unique kitchen demands who still want robust dishwashing capabilities—from renters who aren’t permitted to change out appliances in their kitchens to anyone without enough kitchen space for a permanently installed machine.

No matter your circumstances, portable and countertop dishwashers have many benefits to consider, but there are also some important drawbacks—mainly to do with their smaller overall size—to keep in mind.

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The LG WM3997HWA Washer and Dryer Combo Reviewed

When space is at a premium, many consumers find themselves searching for an alternative to the typical full-sized washer and dryer. While compact, stackable options are the most popular, manufacturers like LG have created an alternative solution for small apartment dwellers, condo owners, and even RV enthusiasts.

The latest LG model, an all-in-one washer/dryer combo, combines washing and drying into a single unit. Once popularized by Kenmore in the 1960’s, the washer/dryer combo is not new, but LG has updated the concept to provide washing and drying convenience in a single, space-saving appliance that might appeal to space-conscious consumers.

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Double Oven or Gas Range

With summer just around the corner, grilling is likely more on your mind than baking a delicious apple pie in the oven. Regardless, nothing beats coming home to the aroma of a hearty home cooked meal baking in the oven after a long day. If your family is anything like our family, dinner time can sometimes be a little hectic, which is why we like to cook with our double oven gas range. Having a dual fuel range can be a game changer for families or anyone who loves to cook, which is why we’ve put together this post to discuss some of the advantages of these appliances.

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Oven buying guide

The Ultimate Range & Oven Buying Guide

Whether totally remodeling a kitchen or replacing an old range, oven, or cooktop, the options for new cooking appliances available today may be surprising, particularly to those who don’t identify as foodies.

Even the terminology used to describe various configurations and specifications you need to choose between can seem like a foreign language: convection, induction, dual-fuel, drop-in, freestanding, etc. All of the choices can be overwhelming – a lot like buying a car, really. And like buying a car, it’s best to identify basic needs first before getting hooked on extra features that raise the cost.

Today’s post covers everything you need to know as you begin shopping for ovens and ranges while demystifying some of the terms you’ll encounter. Here’s what you need to know.

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A Concise Refrigerator Buying Guide

Refrigerators now come in an astonishing array of styles and options. Modern refrigerators have almost as many features as Jane Jetson’s futuristic refrigerator from the “Jetsons” cartoon! Now, refrigerators with Smart technology can even talk, play music, and help generate grocery lists.

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How to Find the Best Dishwasher for Your Needs

Even if you don’t mind washing dishes by hand, it’s hard to deny the “set it and forget it” convenience that dishwashers offer. When you’ve served a large meal to a small army of guests or life is just too busy, being able to load up the machine to do the dish scrubbing, rinsing, and drying for you is a major relief.

Of course, if your home doesn’t have a dishwasher today, it’s up to you to find and install the perfect model, which can feel daunting based on the unbelievable number of options available. Today we’re taking a closer look at the things you need to consider to choose a great dishwasher that makes life easier.

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The Ultimate Washer and Dryer Buying Guide

In the market for a new washer and/or dryer? Whether you’ve owned laundry machines in the past or are used to toting your clothes to the laundromat, you know that doing “the wash” is not many people’s idea of fun. That doesn’t mean that shopping for a washer and dryer can’t be!

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