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We have a New Kitchen

Change is good, it’s a sign of progress and keeps things interesting.  Our showroom is ever changing, appliances are always being updated and vendors love for us to display their latest and greatest products.

Our most recent change is our new Thermador kitchen, the folks at Thermador called on Jack Busby with Busby Cabinets to collaborate on designing a fresh new look for this kitchen.  Jack and his team came up with an efficient design incorporating an impressive display showcasing over 25 appliances.

We took out the existing cabinets and appliances, and put in a new floor….

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…and in just a short time a beautiful new kitchen emerged….

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You really need to stop by the showroom to see this kitchen for yourself, and see these appliances up close and personal.

 In the meantime, here are a few highlights to consider….

The Thermador 60″ range is pretty new and is one of the only ranges whose oven will hold full size baking/catering sheet pans. If you buy one of these ranges before the end of the year, you get 2 free dishwashers.

0f6658b0-1381-4f8a-b5dc-db00a88b2313  Thermador’s great new coffee machine is stacked over their double drawer refrigerator in our new kitchen.  This combo makes a nearly perfect drink station.  You have a cold spot for your milk or creamers, as well as your other favorite cold drinks.  If you prefer a hot drink, your coffee machine is right there to make an espresso, cappuccino, latte, Americano, tea, or cocoa.

fe303aa1-0d02-4dc5-8ff3-a93b49effe31 Thermador also has a One-Two-Free promotion…buy a cooktop and oven (or range) to get a free dishwasher, add a built-in refrigerator and Thermador throws in a free exhaust hood (or microdrawer or extra dishwasher).

 Please take the chance to stop in and see our new kitchen, our sales associates are ready to take you for a tour and get you up to date on the latest and greatest in the Thermador line of appliances.

***as always, don’t forget to visit our clearance page….

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Blog  submission by Tina Wilson with help from Doug White/Dean Snyder

 

What…..a Free Coffee Machine !?!

Okay…….you have to stretch the math to call it a free coffee machine, but if you go to  “FourBucks” once a day for about  a year and a half, you will spend as much money as it costs to get our best deal on a built-in coffee machine.

In recent years, coffee systems were introduced by Wolf and Jenn-Air, while Miele’s coffee machines got even more advanced.  The BSH Corp. (Bosch, Thermador & Gaggenau) coffee machines seemed old fashioned by comparison.  On the sureface,the new all electronic coffee machines appear to significantly outclass the older BSH units, but the reality was that we loved the simplicity and reliability of the classic machines.  You change cup size or strength with knobs, so you never had to work through any computer menus.  Frothing milk was a little bit more manual than the fancy carafe based systems, but the milk was always outside the machine on a dishwasher asafe wand and there was no required milk cleaning function with specific chemicals to purchase.  The  price was a little better, too. Well, new Bosch and Thermador coffee systems are here now and they are suitably awesome.  We will have the new Gaggenau machine soon.   To make room for the new products, BSH Corp. made us a deal on some of the remaining Gaggenau coffee machines.  The Gaggenau CM210710 sold for $2949 until just a few weeks ago, but we have several in inventory for $1999.  In a market where the competitive brands cost as much as $3699, that is a fantastic value.

If you are interested in a built-in coffee machine that makes coffee as good an any machine available today, is  easier to learn and maintain than any other machine, and costs less….come see us soon.  When these are gone, you will have to buy one of the more complex and expensive machines: yes, it will have cooler features, but it won’t make better coffee.  You will love any of our available coffee systems, but why spend more and stretch your learning curve.

By the way, do not forget to make room in the cabinets for Gaggenau’s matching cup warmer. There are few things in life worse than putting hot coffee in a cold cup.

*** Please refer to our Clearance List on our website, it stays updated with savings you don’t want to miss !

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Blog submission by our own Appliance Geek..Doug White

Why yes, I would love a cup of coffee….

 

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We sell an amazing diverse selection of appliances…every size, price range and brand….but, there is an appliance that is visited daily, hourly, and often has several of us singing its praises, it is the Coffee Machine.
When a customer walks in our doors they are greeted with…….would you like a bottle of water, a cup of coffee, cappuccino, latte or even an espresso ?   No, you are not at Starbucks, and we will not incorrectly write your name on a paper cup and ask for a debit card or $20…we just love to show off the brewing capabilities of our ‘live’ coffee systems.
The newest machine to be installed, and the one we have been playing with, and critiquing is from Bosch, and it just looks cool….so sleek, and high appeal for techies with wifi capability using Home Connect.   It is very user friendly, and they made the dial selector a little too fun to play with, as you are able to spin the finger touch sensitive wheel around to choose the perfect drink, temperature, strength and size.
To fully appreciate these machines and discover which one you can’t live without, you really need to visit our showroom, test drive one for yourself…and enjoy.

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While all these awesome coffee systems are mechanical dreams producing the perfect cup of happy….they are nothing without the correct coffee bean.   Rule number one is, you can’t use an oily bean….ever……it will clog up the system and result in a maintenance issue and maybe a service call (which, we can help with that too…don’t forget, we have an in-house service department). Beans need to be dry, and while taste is subjective, as freshly roasted as possible produces the best cup of coffee.
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I recently was referred to Foxtail Coffee, newly opened in Winter Park…I stopped by, met the owners and fell in love with their space, their coffee beans… and they both couldn’t have been more friendly and willing to let me sample a cold brew as I walked out the door with 10 lbs of freshly roasted beans.   If you stop by their place you won’t be disappointed, we are proud to now be using Foxtail roasted coffee beans in our showroom.  FYI….their grand opening is this weekend.

If you are in the market for your own personal barista in the form of a coffee machine, stop by our showroom, have a cup of coffee and let one of our sales associates connect you to the perfect match for you.

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12/2/16

Something to Talk About

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FOOD_CROISSANT_COFFEE_TRG_72815Pull up a chair and grab a fresh baked croissant with your coffee. The time has come again to seriously consider a Subzero-Wolf-Asko package. As of July 1st through March 31, 2017, they are running a promotion that can include $1000 back and/or Wolf Gourmet product options.

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Many consumers wonder if the cost of a premium appliance package is worth it. They also wonder if they can afford such luxuries. I’m here to tell you it’s possible and worth it. Investing extra money now will give you a fabulous chef’s kitchen that will last you for many years.

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Refrigeration that lasts, cooking products that stand up to the toughest and gentlest recipes, cleaning products that take on anything you can whip up on their fine products, this is what you can have with a Subzero-Wolf-Asko kitchen. But they don’t stop there….how about a coffee system and microwave options (built-in, drop down doors, micro-drawers). Under-counter refrigeration and freezers offer you drawer options or door options. Wine storage in beautiful columns, or placed under your counter. Ice machines and outdoor products, the list goes on and on. You like modern and sleek? Professional and robust? Hidden behind decadent cabinetry? If you can dream it, the Subzero-Wolf-Asko line can bring it to life. This is a manufacturer that doesn’t quit and neither do their products.

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One of their best kept secrets is how they treat their customers. You are premium. You are cared for. Their customer service is top notch and, to us, one of the best in the industry. They invest in you as you have invested in their products.

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This is not a product line can be summed up in a small blog. A tour through our expanded Living Kitchen and details in person about their promotion are very much worth a trip to our showroom. Finish your coffee and croissant, and stop in. It’s time to wake up and realize this kitchen dream is within reach. We will show you how…

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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

Did somebody say cake?

CoffeeCake5So it happens that today is National Coffee Cake Day. Since we at Aggressive Appliances take our coffee and our cake seriously…I literally took a page out of Cheryl’s cookbook and decided to take a shot at making her coffee cake myself.CoffeeCake2

It’s late Tuesday night as I write this and after a fantastic day of spreading appliance joy to all my fellow appliance lovers I came home with ingredients, some ambition, and a pretty amazing recipe. Here are the ingredients (I forgot to include the salt in the pic, but my salt is forgiving).

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I’ve never attempted this recipe before but after seeing how easy it was to pull together this is going in my own recipe stash. My daughter and I didn’t care that there were raw eggs in the batter. We were licking the spoons, forks, and bowl, all the while moaning over….HOLY COW THAT’S GOOD BATTER. We survived, however, the batter covered bowls and utensils didn’t stand a chance.

I digress.

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This is a “put it in your fridge overnight” recipe. I had full intentions of bringing it into work tomorrow to bake there, but after tasting the batter there is NO way my daughter is letting it out of the house without baking it here and having some for breakfast tomorrow morning. I’ll bring the leftovers in to work. Depends how much we annihilate it tomorrow morning. HA! LEFTOVERS!?! YEAH RIGHT…who am I kidding? Here it is fresh out of the oven…

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So here it is folks, the coffee cake recipe that resulted in it disappearing as fast as it was put out….

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Your Cup of Tea?

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GE Café Series has come up with a brilliant way to make your free-standing refrigerator work harder for you. If you love your Keurig, you’ll love this new feature on this exceptionally featured GE Café French door, standard or counter-depth refrigerator.

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As if brewing up your favorite K-cup of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa weren’t enough, you can also dispense hot water. From an app on your phone you can also schedule just when your hot water should be ready to go. Imagine climbing out of bed, pushing a button and having hot water or your Keurig dispenser ready to go…no preheat time required because the refrigerator followed your programmed schedule. The hot water can also be dispensed at a specific temperature using 4 presets, think soup and oatmeal temperatures. While it dispenses the screen displays how many ounces (or mL) have come out. That’s awesome!

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Some other features? With the Precise Fill function, the dispenser will let you select how much water to dispense. So, for instance, if you need 3/4 cups of water for your cookies, you can select that amount and the refrigerator will dispense that amount. There’s a perfect temp drawer that also lights up different colors depending on the setting so you don’t have to guess as to which you picked. There are three settings.

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This refrigerator offers a dual evaporation system called TwinChill™ evaporators. They regulate odors and humidity independently in the freezer and refrigerator sections. Why would this be important to you? Because it will keep your food fresher, longer.

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The counter-depth model boasts a 22.2 cf capacity, while the standard depth offers 27.8 cf. With a MSRP of $3300 and beautiful, bright LED lighting it’s clear to see why this might be a refrigerator you would want to take a look at on our showroom floor. See you soon!

More Than Words

gaggenau-logoGaggenau. I’ve mentioned the name a few times to a few people outside of my industry with looks of “Huh?” But those who know Gaggenau, know Gaggenau. This super premium brand, with exceptional quality and styling, is worth knowing about. The design, while not for everyone, may just be yours. If it is you’ll recognize it immediately. Gaggenau2 The sleek design, innovation, quality, and artistry of Gaggenau has always caught my eye. The attention to detail and craftsmanship in their built-in cooking products, refrigeration line, ventilation, and dishwashers are a true reflection of their premium status in the appliance industry. I could tell you that the ovens have doors that never get hotter than 65 degrees on the outside. I could tell you that their built-in cooktops have knobs that are integrated into countertops creating seamless countertop views. I could tell you that you can combine a variety of cooktops to create a custom cooking combination.Gaggenau2__1807_x_1357_-1438x1080 I could tell you how the refrigerators disappear in a kitchen but have stainless steel interiors, precision temperatures, and are the quietest in their class. I could tell you that BSH, the parent company of Gaggenau, Thermador, and Bosch, with Gaggenau being the top of their lines, produce their dishwashers. Yes, that kind of quality. Gaggenau1 But talking and telling rarely translate to the actual experience. Seeing the product, turning the knobs, feeling the weight and sturdiness of the doors, viewing the lighting, touching the materials used to manufacture their product, that’s when you know Gaggenau. There are some things that don’t require words. Gaggenau is one of them.

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With a few pieces on display and a full kitchen to be completed by 4th quarter 2015, come in to our showroom and see that even one piece will tell you all you need to know without hearing a word.

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When I first came to Aggressive last year I was surprised how each day I felt like I was walking on sunshine, full of pep & vinegar, and loving every minute of my new appliance home (still am!). I soon figured out why. Aggressive drugs its staff….with caffeine!!! There are built-in, live coffee machines dispensing delicious java all day, every day we are open. We partake of this deliciousness often. It’s one of the many company “perks” (pun intended).

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Come down and see the Wolf, Miele, Thermador, and JennAir models here on our floor and take a sip of fresh brewed coffee for yourself. Everyone here has a favorite machine for different reasons, so it’s worth trying them out personally to find your favorite. Ask any of us here what machine we like best and we will happily tell you why. After all, we are hooked, hyper, and ready to share advice and coffee!

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Do you like more crema? Do you prefer a weaker brew? For frothing up cappuccino milk, which carafe would appeal more, glass, plastic carafe, or none at all?  Want to customize the amount and strength of your coffee? Which espresso is tastier depending on the machine? Would you like the option of it being a plumbed or non-plumbed unit?

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When considering a coffee system for a kitchen, pantry, bedroom, den, bathroom, dressing area, office, theatre room, Man Cave, She Shed, or ANYWHERE, choose your own adventure and practice brewing your first cup here. Quit dreaming! Wake up to a freshly ground, freshly brewed, customized cup of coffee!

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