407-295-4489

Tag Archives: Fisher & Paykel

Go Pound on Rocks

FPL-4Thankfully, we no longer need to beat our clothing on stones by a river, scrape them across a washboard, or use a machine that can catch arms, hair, small animals, etc, if you weren’t careful (see said torture device below).FPL-5

We have options. Top loading machines (with or without agitators) and front load machines, are the choices currently on the market. Could laundry (I dare say) be a joy?! Fun!? I bet you want to know! My current personal favorite is a little known, but an outstanding performing brand from New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel.

Fisher-Paykel-logo1

They offer three top loading washing machines with two AeroCare dryer options in electric and gas. Their washers clean 22 lbs of laundry with a 49 dBA sound rating. So if quiet and large loads are important to you….keep reading. Fisher & Paykel SmartDrive™ machines have three important parts that make their machines wash so well.

FPL-6

A direct-drive motor, flexible agitator, and a computer all work together to adjust to the size of the load. The computer gives feedback to the machine so it adjusts spin speed and water levels, all in the name of clothing care. With less parts and less water usage, you have a machine that can clean and doesn’t require a whole lot of maintenance. Fisher & Paykel laundry is all about clothing care, getting the dirt out of the grimiest loads while being gentle on your delicates, too. Their agitator model offers three water levels using WashSmart™ (giving you a true fill to the top option). The water levels in the non-agitator models rise to the level of the clothing in the wash basin using AquaSmart™ technology (great for energy savings). It is large enough to hold comforters and blankets.FPL-7

If you would like a more deluxe look, their glass top model with the matching glass top dryer is also it’s most chemical resistant surface. And check out how sleek they look…

FPL-2

Their machines come with a full 2 year parts and labor warranty, with 8 additional years on the direct drive motor. With models starting at $799 for the washer, and $799 for the electric dryer….they are also well within reach of most laundry room daydreams or your soon to be reality. Stop in today to see them for yourself and start making laundry day an actual joy!

FPL-1

DCS, ATK, Oh my!

DCSlogoDCS3

DCS by Fisher & Paykel has a quiet history since they don’t spend a ton of money on marketing; however, other well known names have used DCS in their lineups.  They began in 1988 in California when a commercial range was custom built for use in a residential application. Realizing they had a great product to offer to the masses they started selling their recipe for quality and function to companies such as Viking, Thermador, GE Monogram, and JennAir. Yup. You read that right. You didn’t even know you knew DCS, did you?DCSATK

DCS8

Last week I was whisked away to Boston, along with a crew of 9 equally appliance enthused (I’m not being sarcastic here, we love appliances that much!) sales reps from all over the USA, to take a few succulent bites into the world of DCS by Fisher & Paykel. To mix it up, we weren’t trained in a DCS facility, but in America’s Test Kitchen. ATK’s founder, Chris Kimball, has DCS in his personal kitchens, which prompted his natural choice of DCS appliances in ATK’s kitchens.

DCScrewREv

ATK’s home is tucked away in an old building in Boston complete with a maze of quirky turns, steps, food, and dining tables with a backdrop of old school, historic charm. We were graciously welcomed by ATK to cook, learn, laugh, and eat within their bustling cooking, testing, and tasting world. In this cozy setting we learned DCS is truly a powerhouse of quality, function, and is user friendly whether you’re a master chef, a weekend cooking warrior, or a 30 minute weeknight meal maker. Using ATK recipes, mouth watering, waist growing meals were created by us all while learning hands on just how fun and easy DCS is to use.

DCS13   DCS14RV

DCS19   DCS15

DCS18   DCS21

DCS1There’s something really remarkable about bonding over quality appliances and cooking with people that have an equivalent passion for appliances. DCS and ATK really set the table for a gracious, welcoming learning experience.

If you’re looking for meaty, commercial quality appliances without too many bells and whistles, DCS is the way to go. The DCS customer wants a tried and true, quality appliance with a minimal learning curve to get great results focused on highlighting the finished culinary masterpiece.

DCS12   DCS11

 

With professional ranges, commercial quality wall-ovens, precision cooktops, versatile dish drawers, searing outdoor grills, and a built-in line of refrigeration due out any minute, this is a line to consider if you want hard-working, solid appliances without a super premium price tag. We have their line on display, so please stop in. We’d love to get you fired up over them!

DCS10

Basketballs & Dishes

With March Madness Sweet 16 happening right now….who has time to spend in the kitchen cleaning up the game dishes? Someone, or something, has to do them. If, like me, your “madness” is a dishwasher so loud it could be mistaken for an insane fan throwing pots, pans, and glasses around the house, it may be time for a new dishwasher. One of my “Sweet 16” dishwasher options to end my personal March Madness would be Fisher & Paykel. So prepare yourself for product knowledge tossed out to you with plenty of cheesy basketball puns.

Fisher-Paykel-logo1

Fisher & Paykel is an appliance company known well for its dishwasher drawer solutions. While they offer a whole complete kitchen appliance suite, their dishdrawers are a game changer due their unique feature set and versatility of use. Fisher & Paykel developed the idea of a dishwasher drawer when someone jumped in with a filing cabinet box and said “Hey! Make a dishwasher like these drawers!” This was in 1986 and took another 13 years for them to introduce their dishwasher drawer into the North American Market. They have continued to improve their machines throughout the years with design and engineering that includes SmartDrive motor technology.dishdrawer-2

This industry player offers one or two drawer options; panel ready or not; with or without a handle. This allows for easy pairing with any other brand as well as the whole team of Fisher & Paykel kitchen appliances. On the two drawer models you can choose separate wash cycles and temperatures for each drawer. For day to day use you can choose to run just one drawer, or use the full capacity of the double drawer to fit up to 14 place settings, easily accommodating the dinner dishes of a basketball team roster of 12. Unlike cheering fans, at 47.5 dB, it’s also quiet. They have built-in safety features such as a triple stage flood protection with a high strength hose, an overfill tub sensor, and a back-up switch that activates a drain pump. FPdishdrawerIf your eyes are glued to a game and your little one wanders into the kitchen, the child lock feature keeps their little hands from setting off cycles. The powerful motor controls water pressure in the dishwasher and is strong enough to shoot water into the air 17 FEET, a feature any basketball player, or fan, could appreciate. With a 2 year parts and labor warranty that extends to 3 years if you register online, you can be assured it will be a key kitchen clean up player for a long time.

As for me and my final dishwasher pick? I’ll get to it after the games….

Blog idea credit to the awesome Cathy Bame for bringing up March Madness. You rock!!