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Monthly Archives: February 2016

We Choose You

DeeperCommitmentAre your biscuits burning? Is your dishwasher leaking? Is your refrigerator running? (catch it!) What do you do when calamity strikes the smoldering heart of your home? You call us!! Why? Because we don’t just sell the world’s greatest appliances, we make sure they work, too!!!

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I’ve always said that a sale starts once your appliance is installed. Sure, you come in; spend the time to pick out your dream kitchen with all latest, greatest bells, and whistles; lay out a substantial portion of your sock drawer cash expecting your stuff to work forever. After all, didn’t you just spend a small fortune towards your culinary dreams? I hate to break into your appliance dream and cast some shadows, but sometimes that manufacturer warranty comes up fast and furious and your beautiful (insert dream appliance word here________) goes kaput on you. The nerve!Tools

What do you do? Do you call an 800 number and wait on hold for someone you may or may not even understand or that understands you? Who are they sending into your home? How long will it take to get them to your house? Will they stand by their work? Oh my!!! Who has time to deal with this nonsense!?!?!

We do.

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We don’t just take your money and run. We are here with a deeper commitment to you and your kitchen. You don’t call an 800 number. You call us. Any time. It’s the weekend, you say? HA! So what? We have on call emergency service technicians. And guess what? They are all seasoned like a well used cast iron pan…

Why would this tidbit be important for you? You’ll know why the first time something goes wrong with your appliance. You’ll get the full affect of “why” when we answer your desperate appliance repair call. Yes, you’ll know exactly why you choose Aggressive.

We choose you, too. Always.

Listen…do you want to know a secret?

ChrissyIn some ways, we may be one of the best kept secrets in Orlando. On any given day we have surprises going on in our showroom. Anyone that’s ventured here to shop for their appliances most likely has a story to share about us. We don’t divulge all of our secrets online since that would spoil the fun for the people who come in. But…here are a few tasty morsels that may interest you this coming month…

ArtofCocktailNeed a drink? Next week we will be hosting a cocktail event presented by Edible Orlando, Orlando Date Night Guide, and the Orlando Chapter of the United States’ Bartender Guild. Learn how to mix up some cocktails with a few masters in mixology, compete for the best one, and have a great night out while doing it! More info and tickets can be found here.

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Interested in cooking? Chef Maria Rivera can show you a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to bringing easy ingredients together with phenomenal results! You can get tickets for her classes by clicking here.

As for our other secrets? You’ll just have to come in and visit us. We’ll have a custom cup of fresh brewed coffee waiting for you…

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Let Love In

Valentine2015With Valentine’s Day just a few days away I started thinking about all the goodies and ideas that go along with the holiday associated with love and sweets. Loved ones, chocolate, hearts, flowers, fruits, and delectable meals, spring to my mind. I like to think of Valentine’s Day as a special day set aside to focus on all the people you love and take time to celebrate that love with them! What better place to start than the heart of your home….the kitchen.ValentineCookies

Fresh sugar cookies, convection baked in an oven, decorated with icing and sprinkles….may be the perfect way to say “I love you” to your parents, your kids, your love, your neighbor, your best friend, or……yourself! Or what about…slowly melting decadent chocolate over a simmer flame on a gas range-top or induction cooktop only to dip fresh strawberries, bananas, pound cake, or pineapples right into it…..together? What could be more loving than creating these things with someone you love? The best dishes are made when joy is one of the ingredients.ValentineEgg

Here’s a recipe that I came up with one day at home. It’s quick, easy, and usually disappears in minutes. It’s a great way to get everyone involved of all ages, since little or big hands are comfortable with throwing these ingredients together. Start your Valentine’s Day with a pizza pie made with and for the people you love this Sunday morning. While you’re at it, pair it with some chocolate dipped fruits and sugar cookies! Happy Valentine’s Day appliance fans!ChrissyBreakfastPizza

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You’re So Fresh!!!

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We really advocate using appliances correctly. Some may tend to generalize and use their appliances the same way every time even when they’ve updated or upgraded to new appliances.  This made me think that maybe we should throw out some hints on the best ways to use your appliances starting with refrigeration.

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Refrigerators are good at keeping things cold, but not everything needs to go in the refrigerator and not every part of a refrigerator does the same thing. Some foods do not do well in the refrigerator.  Most potatoes are best stored in a cool, dark cabinet – not the refrigerator.  Onions aren’t as light sensitive, but like potatoes shouldn’t be refrigerated.

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Check your tomatoes, peaches, pears, or nectarines for ripeness.  If they aren’t quite ripe, do not refrigerate them yet.  Leave them on the counter until ripe because refrigeration keeps them from ripening further. Lemons do well for a week on countertops but should then be stored in the crisper drawer of a refrigerator to keep fresh.

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For foods that do need to be refrigerated, pay attention to where you place them in a refrigerator.  The door shelves are the warmest part of the refrigerator, so the items that are most sensitive to temperature and temperature fluctuations should not be stored on the door. Eggs and milk are best stored deep in the refrigerator, even if your refrigerator has gallon door shelves. This helps maintain a consistent, cold temp that both of those items need to maintain their freshness.  Your produce bins are designed to maintain the best temperature and humidity for produce, so use them for that.  If you are not sure where your food will last longest, check your owner’s manual.

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If there is still any mystery as to wear to store your foods in your refrigerator, refer to your owner’s manual. If your owner’s manual was stolen by the same people that broke in and got your DVD remote, give us a call. We will help if we can. And if not…there’s always Google.

*This blog mostly written by Doug White and then mangled by Chrissy Varela