Best of Boston

2015 Best Appliances, Large

Yale Appliance & Lighting

At this Dorchester megaplex, you’ll find everything you need to create a functional home: fridges, dishwashers, washers, dryers, and vacuums from prime brands like Bosch, Sub-Zero, and Wolf. But what really sets Yale apart are the extras: product demos with prominent chefs (Taranta’s Jose Duarte was a recent visitor), plus a blog that actually offers helpful advice written by humans, and an outlet that sells overstocked items at up to half off.

296 Freeport St., Dorchester, 617-825-9253,