Three Critical Measurements to Take Before Buying Appliances

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Three Critical Measurements to Take Before Buying Appliances

If there is one type of purchasing approach that results in more appliance returns than any other, spontaneous shopping has to be at or near the top of the list. While the return of appliances after this type of shopping spree can be motivated by a number of factors, the leading cause is that the newly purchased products are of a size that makes their installation impossible, expensive, or ill advised. If you are in the decision stage of the appliance purchasing process, the first thing to remember is that buying on impulse can be a hit or miss drill with the misses unnecessarily consuming time, effort, and money.

To avoid these issues, be sure to include these three critical measurements on each appliance before making your final decision:

  • The space where each appliance will be installed – Trying to “eyeball” or guesstimate the dimensions of the locations for each appliance may work, but it probably won’t. Even the smallest miss can either make the installation more expensive due to modifications of surrounding counters and cabinets or make the appliance look like a poor fit for the space.
  • The appliances under consideration – Getting precise measurements on the appliances you want to buy is as important as measurements of the space they will occupy. When measuring both the space and the products, don’t forget to measure depth, as an appliance that extends beyond or is recessed back from surrounding counters/cabinets will look misplaced.
  • Any tight areas on the path from the curb to the kitchen, laundry room, etc. – The fastest way to find out that an appliance isn’t going to fit is if the product can’t be delivered due to obstacles on the path, whether they are on the interior or exterior of the home. Obstacles that can prevent delivery include narrow walkways, doorways, and staircases, especially those with tight turns. Measuring these areas in advance can ensure that your new appliances can get where they are supposed to go while also speeding the installation if, for example, doors need to be taken off of their hinges to allow passage.

Spontaneous shopping can be full of temptations, so be sure to check your measurements before you head to the store and after you get the cut sheets from your salesperson.

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Tips For Buying a Dishwasher

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Tips for buying a dishwasher:

As dishwasher technology has continued to increase, so have the buying options for shoppers. Unfortunately, this has also led to confusion for the consumer. This article breaks down dishwasher shopping to its basics in an effort to help you sort through the myriad of options available.

The two main considerations to buying any major appliance are budget and needs. Please notice we used the word “needs”, not “wants”. After we have these two figured out, then all you have to do is marry the two to find your perfect appliance.

Dishwasher prices run the gamut from the budget sub-$300 group to the ultra-high-end plus-$1500 segment. Before visiting a major appliance dealer you should have your dishwasher investment pegged within an acceptable range for yourself. We find that most “needs” can be taken care of well within most budgets leaving room for some “wants” to be taken care of as well.

Enough with the budget, you get the idea. Here are some considerations when thinking about your needs.

If the dishwasher is located in a central area of the home where sound can travel and the dishwasher noise is bothersome, then you’ll want to put 50dBA on your list of needs. When you get above 55dBA you start entering the “I can’t hear you” realm and that’s no fun in the kitchen where the family inevitably ends up after meals. If you can swing for a sub-50dBA you’ll really notice the difference from your old, loud dishwasher.

Family size is a huge consideration for dishwasher buyers, and should rank with sound as far as important factors to consider. If you have a large family, or host a lot of parties then you should put 16 place settings as your goal. Small families can get away with 12 place settings just fine.

If you have a small family and your dishes consist mainly of small plates, cups, and utensils then consider a dishwasher with a “Top Rack” only option. This saves money, energy, and water by using only what is necessary to wash just the top rack, not the bottom. A double dish drawer is a great option here.

If you’re a baker then you’ll want to look for a dishwasher with a top rack that is adjustable in height so you can fit baking sheets on the bottom rack. You’ll also want folding tines to accommodate mixing bowls.

Once you’ve figured the budget, sound, and use, you can start looking at other features you may want to include. If you contact one of our stores, our professional sales people can help you break other features down in order to get you exactly what you want in the budget you have set.

East Coast Appliance Announces the Arrival of the New Frigidaire Top Load HE Laundry

East Coast Appliance is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Frigidaire top load HE Laundry appliances. Packed with features that deliver cleaner wash loads, extra convenience, and big energy savings, the Frigidaire High Efficiency washers arrive as a solid choice for households of all sizes. With the Top Load High Efficiency washers, Frigidaire continues to build its reputation for consistently adding innovations, upgrades, and features each time they introduce new generation of appliances.

The most recent features added to Frigidaire’s High Efficiency washers include:

  • Immersion Care – For delicates and items requiring a gentler wash cycle, Immersion Care technology eases water and detergent through clothes and offers a gentle spin cycle for a complete clean that protects the wash load.
  • WaterFall Wash Technology – This feature works in concert with Immersion Care technology to soak and distribute detergent evenly through the wash basin to ensure cleaner wash loads.
  • The Fits-More wash basin – The expanded wash basin allows for bigger wash loads to get laundry done faster.
  • Vibration controls – The new Frigidaire top load laundry appliances are equipped with vibration sensors to prevent wash loads from becoming unbalanced to provide a quiet wash cycle every time. Additionally, the SilentDesign feature runs every wash cycle on these washers with a 20% noise reduction from normal levels.
  • ENRGY STAR certification – Many of the Frigidaire High Efficiency washers are ENRGY STAR certified, with average energy savings of 33% compared to non-certified washers.

East Coast Appliance got its start in 1988 and has grown to become the largest dealer of appliances and electronics in the state of Virginia by offering highly competitive prices and legendary service to its customers. On the arrival of the new Frigidaire washing machines Rob Nicholson, president and owner of East Coast Appliance & Electronics said, “The Frigidaire line is an important part of our product mix and the new high efficiency washers are a great addition for East Coast Appliance and our customers.”

East Coast Appliance & Electronics has five locations in the state of Virginia, with 3 in Virginia Beach and one each in Chesapeake, and Newport News.

As the largest appliance and electronics dealer in the state of Virginia, East Coast Appliance & Electronics offers all the household names and major brands across all categories of appliances and electronics at every day low prices. For more information, visit http://eastcoastappliance.com/index.html

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