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How to Clarify the Appliance Muddle by Patrick J. Galvin Major appliances never have been much of a problem for home builders. There might be a standard package of basic range and refrigerator, there might be the option of adding dishwasher and disposal, there might be an upgrade option, or there might be no appliances at all. But the builder who historically has paid little attention to appliances now has reason to rethink the whole issue. One reason is the tremendous proliferation of models and features in recent years. The plain vanilla "white goods" of the past no longer may be good enough for today's more affluent, more sophisticated consumers. Another reason is that the appliance industry has been moving