Appliance sales, service and parts in Rochester, NY

GTDS820EDWS GE Dryer Review

January 18, 2013

GTDS820EDWS

  • Steam Refresh
  • Rejuvenate lightly worn clothes by getting rid of wrinkles and oders with this convenient setting using the power of steam.
  • Steam Dewrinkle
  • Stored or wrinkled clothes come out wrinkle-free with this helpful setting that uses steam to refresh and dry a load of any size.
  • HE SensorDry
  • Keep your clothes looking and feeling their best with dual thermistors and continually sense and monitor moisture and temperature to prevent over drying.
  • CleanSpeak Communication System
  • Perfect drying performance is achievable thanks to the ability of the washer to communicate with the dryer to preset the dry cycle.
  • My Settings
  • Dry clothes with the settings you prefer on any cycle, rather than the defaults, and store your settings for later use.
  • 5 Hear Selections
  • Provide the right temperatures for your clothes-drying needs.
  • Speed Dry
  • Quickly dries items and small loads for families on the go.
  • eMonitor
  • Get the energy-saving insight you need to reduce your utility bills
  • with an electronic readout that shows the efficiency level of each load.
  • eDry
  • Save up to 10% on energy costs without sacrificing drying performance, thanks to this option that reduces temperatures on select cycles.

GFWH1400DWW GE 4.1 Cu Ft Front Load Washer Review

January 17, 2013

Have you seen a 4.1 DOE capacity? It's huge... King size comforter huge. You can pack a front loader full and still get a great wash without hurting the machine. Couple that with a 4.0 capacity and you have a very efficient way of getting your laundry clean.

This model also spins up to 1,000 rpm! Clothes ring out very dry at these speeds, minimizing dry time.

  • Stain Wash Cycle. Tackles the toughest stains, from fresh grass marks to food spills.
  • HydroHeater Internal Water Heater. Boosts water temperatures and helps achieve sanitization.
  • eWash Option. Energy-saving option uses a cold water wash on select cycles without sacrificing performance.
  • Bulky Bedding Cycle. Washes larger items, such as comforters, blankets and jackets.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified and CEE Tier III Rated. Meets or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings.
  • Vibration Control. Adjusts spin patterns for each floor typed for a smoother wash without walking or shaking.
  • 1,100 RPM Spin Speed. Fast speeds remove more water during the spin cycle to minimize drying time.
  • Speed Wash. Provides a quick wash for lightly soiled items that are needed in a hurry.
  • Load-Sensing Adaptive Fill. Washer automatically fills with just the right amount of water for the load.

FFEF3011LW Electric Range Review

January 16, 2013

FFEF3011LW

This electric range is the most durable and easily fixed in its class. With an MSRP of $449 it's proven to be very affordable for most any family.

  • Ready-Select Controls
  • Easily select options with the touch of a button
  • Store-More Storage Drawer
  • Our convenient drawer gives you extra storage space in your kitchen
  • Timed Cook Option
  • Electronic Kitchen Timer
  • Manual Clean Oven

Smart and Durable Appliances

January 15, 2013

This is what customers look for when buying a smart appliance prioritized by percentage.

By manufacturers of "smart" appliances:

  • product performance: 30%
  • innovation: 22%
  • environmental friendliness: 15%
  • product quality: 14%
  • design aesthetics: 10%
  • product safety: 9%

The top priority is no surprise as most consumers are looking for energy star rated appliances. What surprises me is that only 14% of consumers polled say that appliance durability is important to them. I've been hearing the term "throw away society" more and more these days. Its seems to me that society is to blame. Society can get quality, efficient appliances if it didn't buy machines that are known to fail within a few years. The mass public needs to understand that it controls the market, not the manufacturer (or government for that matter).

When I was doing strictly service on the road, I would see customers go out and buy junk when I would condemn their machine. I would hear back from them right after it was out of warranty. They would curse at it and tell me it was nothing but problematic. I would come over to fix their 1.5-year-old machine and find out it was a major problem thus not worth fixing. Here's the kicker: Then they would go back out and buy the cheapest machine they could find, hoping they didn't end up with the same result! Salesmen will sell you whatever they can. They're not going to tell you what's well built because they don't know what's under the hood and they've never worked on them. That's why I got into sales...to do my part in stopping this madness.

Samsung laundry in a nut shell

January 13, 2013

Samsung appliances Rochester Appliance

Over the past three years, Samsung has introduced a full line of laundry products, with prices ranging from $800 to $1,600. The $1,600 have recently ranked rather high in consumer reports. The brand is known for its vibration reduction technology in its top-line washers. Samsung has added a steam-cleaning option to its washers.

The down side to Samsung is it's parts distribution. Very often I will need to wait at least 2 weeks for a part to arrive for a customer. It has been a source of agitation having to wait for these parts while a customers appliance is out of commission.

Samsung is a well-made product but its parts distribution is still a let down when the appliance needs service.

JGB285SETSS GE Gas Range Review

January 12, 2013

Check this gas range out. This is one of our best sellers for good reasons.

JGB285SETSS Rochester appliance

Self-clean oven

Self-clean allows you to spare yourself from the trouble and effort it takes to scrub the oven interior

Extra-Large Oven Capacity

Provides a large oven interior ideal for cooking more items at once

PowerBoil 15,000 BTU burner

This powerful element instantly supplies the intense heat need for boiling, sautéing and stir frying

Center round burner

Round fifth burner allows for low, even heat distribution that is ideal for delicate foods and sauces

Precise Simmer burner

Allows for low, even heat distribution that is ideal for delicate foods and sauces

Self-Cleaning Oven Racks

Porcelain-coated racks are designed to be left in the oven during the self-clean cycle for effortless cleaning

Here's a review from a GE customer:

Everything I was looking for in a gas range, appearance, features and quality. Also allowed me to match the other GE appliances in my kitchen. A huge plus in my decision. The different size grates and burners allow great flexibility in cooking. The oven temp maintains a constant which allows for an excellent outcome.

This GE range is a great choice for any home that's looking for a new one.

Bisque is getting phased out.

January 11, 2013

Whether you like it or not, bisque appliances are getting phased out industry wide. Think about how ugly those green appliances are from the 60's. This is the way we will imagine bisque appliances one day.

It's getting more and more difficult to find bisque appliances for customers. The demand isn't there anymore, so the appliances companies are pulling back on production of this color.

Some, like stainless steel appliances, have shown lasting appeal. Most of the others come and go, dating your home in the process. Why do some last? Because they embody Sensible Style. In other words, they work well and look great. The ones that fade away most often look good for a while, but ultimately their lack of practicality or comfort or durability—or even just their sheer overexposure—dooms them to passing status.

Then again stainless may just be another trend and will be getting phased out in 40 years. Who knows...