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Vintage Freezer Contents?

BigChill3When was the last time you went searching for something in your freezer? What were your results?  Did you find the food item you were looking for? And how many bags of mystery did you lift out and back into your freezer compartment.  When you open the freezer door, does the same container fall to the floor, and you just try to push it back in? Does your freezer have a “vintage” feel….on the inside?Freezer1

It is time to clean out your freezer.

If it is a true mystery, with no label, and no way of identifying, please throw it out. It is just taking up valuable space.  I found 5 different empty storage bags and containers.

If you can identify the food item, plan your menu accordingly, and incorporate it into your next week’s dinner plan. Could it be turkey stock from last Thanksgiving?  Make a soup.  Frozen blueberries from spring 2015? Bake some muffins. Chicken breasts? Time to make chicken salad for the weekend sandwiches. Pork tenderloin? Cook it on the grill for Memorial Day.Freezer2

Better yet, list your entire inventory of food items in your freezer and plan your meals for the next thirty days. Empty that freezer! You will save money and clear up space for this season’s fresh fruit and vegetables.

After you have organized your freezer, set up rules. Double wrap or, better yet, use a vacuum food saver to prolong the life of the food in the freezer.  Avoid freezer burn and your food will not dry out.

LABEL IT!

DATE IT!

I was inspired to clean out my freezer from a friend’s blog  that you can visit here.

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*Classic-Coffee-Consumption*

AACoffeeBeans*Classic-Coffee-Consumption* C-C-C at its Finest

When you think about coffee what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It very well may be Starbucks, but for me it’s all about the bean! There are many roasts to choose from along with many local coffee bean companies around Orlando. Fresh beans equal fresh, delicious coffee. We here at Aggressive Appliances have several built-in machines that provide you that personalized “get going” cup.

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Miele built-in coffee systems friendly usage make it easy to take you through many options to get that fresh cup of Joe. Every “coffee head” is after that perfect cup! The Miele machine also offers a color option and can come plumbed or non-plumbed.

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Wolf, Gaggenau, Thermador, Jenn-Air, and Bosch all offer these types of built-in products as well. It seems pretty simple and, in my opinionated taste buds, much more spectacular as compared to Starbucks and others. These units fit perfect in your customized kitchens, morning bars, guest suites, etc. So why not savor a fresh brewed cup, save yourself money, and make your personalized coffee before you take off in the mornings? That’s the question. We can help you explore your answer…AAChefJohnCoffee

Content and idea provided by Westin Williams

Smoking in Memphis

MemphisWingsIn Florida it is always grilling season. That’s why when Memphis Wood Fire Grills rolled in and grilled up perfect, crispy wings, salmon, and juicy beef, on their wood burning grill we thought we should pay this grill some real attention. Wood fire cooking….it’s so primal and immediately brings to mind where cooking all began….on an outdoor fire. For an interesting twist on grilling using 100% natural wood pellets you may want to read more…MemphisLogo

Wood burning pellet grills are not new. This pellet grill just happens to be the first one we brought in because we were so impressed with how it worked, the tasty results, and its quality which features double walled stainless steel. It drops wood pellets into a hopper to burn and heat the grill. You can grill or smoke your meats with a choice of wood flavors based on the pellet flavors you choose. You can purchase their pellets anywhere you purchase their grills or wood pellets in general any place you typically purchase your grilling accessories.

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This grill is incredibly versatile allowing you to cook 15 pound briskets, pizzas, appetizers, burgers, desserts, wings, burgers, and anything you can think of….without worrying about burning your food. They claim the temperature remains more consistent than an indoor oven due to its intelligent temperature control stating  you can “set it and forget it”. The temperature ranges from 180 to 700 degrees.MemphisSmoked-Tri-Tip-Roast-with-Wood-Fire-Sear

You can grill, smoke, and convection bake on this grill that can be built-in or come on a cart. The most recent models are Wi-fi enabled so you will be able to control the temp and monitor your food from your home, car, or wherever you are when you want to check on your food. The app also allows you to access grill specific recipes to get the most out of your Memphis Grill.

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All Memphis Wood Fire Grills are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA and are backed by a 7-year limited warranty. Prices range from $2499 to $4899. Stop in and see it for yourself!

Refrigerators? Surprise!!!

SubzeroVintageDesign and style have always played a major part in kitchen décor and are just as important as function and quality to many kitchen dreamers. With current kitchen design featuring concealed appliances in cabinetry, it is no shock that the majority of our refrigeration and freezer sales are for built-in products. SubzeroDrawers

With built-ins you could lose a lot of functional cubic capacity depending on the width and number of columns you choose. There are great solutions for this in the form of under-counter refrigeration and here are a few reasons why you might want to consider these options.TrueBevCnter

If you open your refrigerator now….what do you see? You will most likely find what most people find, a lot of prime space being used by beverages! If you were to take those beverages and move them to an under-counter refrigerator you free up valuable real estate in the main “food” refrigerator. You will also reduce the amount of times you open your main refrigerator door, reducing energy consumption because the unit doesn’t have to work to get back up to a cold temp. PerlickDrawersIf you entertain a lot, consider a model that will bring drinks to a crisp cold within a half hour. There are models out there and we have them. If you have children, even better. You can put snacks and drinks at an easy to reach height so they can help themselves! There are door and drawer models to really open up creativity. How about a produce drawer right by the sink?TrueDrawersSo when you are thinking about renovating your kitchen or building a new house and working on the layout, stop in and talk to us about your options for refrigeration. While under-counter refrigeration may sometimes be a last thought, we can show you why you may want to make it one of your first.

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