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Duck, Duck, Chicken…..Goose Eggs !

It is Easter weekend and eggs are everywhere…..plastic eggs, colorful eggs, and boiled eggs.  Parents everywhere will be boiling eggs for their children to dye, decorate and then search for them outside….only for a few to be erroneously found in the heat of the following days.

2f7b30c0-d9d6-4683-9567-a63c00039a24One of the perks of our showroom is our plethora of live kitchens, we are able to demo a variety of appliances and enable customers to get an up-close and personal look before they purchase.
Recently, one of our owners brought in some fresh duck, goose, and chicken eggs.

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We immediately thought we should “boil” them using one of our steam ovens….and we went to the Wolf Convection Steam Oven. When was the last time you changed the way you boiled eggs? New technology in appliances has certainly brought us many shortcuts to spending hours in the kitchen….induction cooktops can cut your boiling time into less than half, speed ovens greatly reduce your baking time, but you can’t perfectly boil your eggs this way without a steam oven.

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We actually put the eggs in the steam oven on a cardboard holder, which we don’t recommend….steam created a slightly soggy egg holder, but they cooked perfectly regardless.

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The eggs were varied sizes and the oven was set at 210 degrees, then give or take 18 minutes, all the eggs were finished to perfection.  There was no pot of boiling water to watch, trying to guess just how long to leave them on the cooktop….instead, we found the right setting on the display and the oven’s digital technology took away all the guesswork.

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A new way of boiling provided beautifully cooked yolks with eggs supplied by a duck, a goose and a chicken.
76be4c95-0176-40f8-bbe5-17c5d00915d0  Steam Ovens are unique, they might possibly be considered the most versatile oven.  Where else can leftovers be reheated to taste better than when originally prepared, a stale croissant rejuvenated to crispy fresh and steamed veggies retain more vitamins….only in a Steam Oven.  Click on the link to see a couple videos and view more details about this cutting edge technology appliance.

*** as always, check out our Clearance page for our latest markdowns

Pizzas, Flatbreads, and Yum….Oh My !

Last Thursday we were treated to some yummy flatbreads cooked on the Lynx Napoli Outdoor Pizza Oven.….in our parking lot!   The Demo Lynx Pizza Oven was here and our awesome Sales Rep, Nikki Salerno, created and cooked up some great combos to the delight of our customers and staff.

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She used some packaged flatbreads and a pre-cooked crust, they worked perfectly. The varieties ranged from barbecue pork, caprese/ basil – mozzarella- tomato -pesto, pepperoni, veggies with parmesan, and ham with mozzarella.

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These flatbreads cooked up quickly with crispy crusts and the perfect melted cheese on top.

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 They were gobbled up as soon as they were put on a serving platter…
We actually have this Pizza Oven on display in our Summer Kitchen area…in our showroom it is shown as sitting on a countertop, but it can be built -in or a cart can be purchased.
There is an 18″ x 22″ stone surface drawer that pulls forward for easy access, and a removable front door that can be in place to keep in the heat, or removed for viewing.  Also included is a 12 1/4″ x 20″ aluminum pizza peel.
This oven preheats quickly to 700 degrees, the control knobs are illuminated with blue LED lights, and the interior has halogen lighting.

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This oven will also be making an appearance this week at the MCBC Golf Tournament at Keene’s Pointe.  We will once again be sponsoring a hole with Busby Cabinets and treating some of our favorite builders and golfers to freshly made flatbreads.

You really need to come in and get a look at this for yourself, and talk to one of sales associates for up to date pricing and get all the specifics regarding accessories available….and how it might fit into your summer kitchen.

*** Don’t forget to visit our Clearance page for the latest markdowns……

Leftovers Get Steamy….

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Steam ovens are still one of the relatively newer appliances to hit the market…..our sales staff loves to use them and show them to customers.    There are several misconceptions associated with the steam oven – they look too small, they don’t seem like they would perform multiple functions, and why do I need another cooking  appliance in my kitchen?
A lot of food makes it way through our showroom live kitchens and into the mouths of our staff and customers.   Recently, one of our vendors treated us to lunch and provided  massive amounts of food from Tijuana Flats, we made a good dent but had lots of leftovers.

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We fit 8 leftover containers into 2 steam ovens to reheat…..the Bosch and the Jenn-Air. I was a doubter about their ability to hold all the containers, but I was proved wrong.    They were not too small.

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We were able to heat large amounts of food in just 2 steam ovens.  One of the great qualities of heating with steam is, you have the advantage of adding moisture back in to your food resulting in leftovers that are not dried out and often taste better the second time around.  

 

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This blog is singing the praises of elevating the taste, and saving the life of leftovers by using the wonderful steam oven.  Steam ovens are way more than a means to heat up leftovers…..they will crisp food while maintaining the moisture, they have the space and ability to cook the whole meal from veggies to meats in one appliance, there are pre-set modes to perform multiple functions from defrosting to making perfect boiled eggs  or the flakiest pastry.

 

 

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Bosch and Jenn-Air both have great Steam Ovens – they have the same steam, convection, and combo steam-convection features.  The Jenn-Air has a slightly slower convection preheat, but the Jenn-Air model is 110 volts and works great in remodels without 240 volt connections.


The misconceptions about steam ovens are wrong….they look small, but hold a lot – they cook everything from a Beef Wellington to simply reheating multiple foods – and as far as concerns over adding an additional appliance in the kitchen, no other appliance can accomplish this much using such a small footprint of space.
Look out for future blogs that will go into further detail regarding the features on the multitude of amazing steam ovens we display in our showroom.


***as always don’t forget to check out our clearance page on the  website….