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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.

Purchasing a fridge

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.

Dishwasher inspection

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.

Buying a washer and dryer

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!