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Investing in Camouflage

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I tried to buy an integrated refrigerator…but I couldn’t find one. (My appliance version of the joke “I tried to buy a camouflage shirt but couldn’t find one”). Exactly what DO refrigeration and camouflage have in common? A whole lot! Kitchens today are disappearing into cabinetry to create seamless, integrated looks. When opening any kitchen cabinetry door or drawer don’t be surprised if you find perfect produce, creamy milk, or fine wines. How can you make a great investment in your home with the appliance industry’s version of camouflage?

Most products we buy (think cars and boats) begin to depreciate drastically the moment they’re put into service. There are however a few products that not only hold their value, but in fact enhance the overall value of a home. Integrated refrigeration is one such product. Integrated refrigeration is virtually indistinguishable from your custom cabinetry. These products can be designed into your kitchen with incredible location flexibility. Here are pictures of several units as captured on an iPhone 6. Pricing is MSRP* (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price).

REF-SUB

Pictured above….Sub-Zero 18″ all freezer column IC-18FI $6430, 30″ all refrigerator column IC-30R $7105, 18″ wine storage column IW-18 $5595

REF-GAG

Pictured above….Gaggenau 30″ freezer column RF471 $7499, 30″ refrigerator column RC472 $7049, 24″ wine storage RW464 $7699.

REF-MON

Pictured above….Monogram 30″ refrigerator/freezer column with convertible drawers both with full refrigerator door ZIC30GN $6999, or a glass refrigerator door option ZIK30GN $7499

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Pictured above….Thermador 30″ refrigerator column T30IR800 $5499, (not pictured, but on our floor) 24″ freezer column with external dispenser T24ID800 $5499

REF-MIELE

Pictured above….Miele 18″ freezer column F1413Vi $6049, 36″ refrigerator column K1903Vi $7195

The idea and most of the blog content provided by Jerry Jaskot

Cater to Me

MikeCaterMike, one of our sales team members, had a call come in from a client the other day who also happens to be a chef. As he was accustomed to using full sheet catering pans in his restaurant, he was interested in a range that would accept full sheet pans to accommodate his creations at home. Wanting to confirm which models would work, we started going from product to product putting each to the test. We carry all of the leading brands and display them on our floor. That made it very easy to find out.

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So what did we find out?

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We found that DCS, Dacor, Thermador Pro Grand, MONOGRAM, and BlueStar in 36″ and 48″ ranges are all able to accommodate a full sheet catering pan.

Dacor

It should be noted that not all clients need that feature in their range. I know personally I have gone my whole life and have not needed to use a full sheet catering pan. I’ve even been known to cook up a storm in a 20″ range that I dubbed my “Easy Bake Oven”. However, if you do have the need, it is great to know there are plenty of fantastic options (that we carry and you can test) right here to choose from in our showroom without having to own or visit a restaurant with a commercial range! See you soon!

 

French, Love, and Wall Ovens

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“Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~ Julia Child

When cuisine, culinary delights, and delicacies enter our minds we may tend to think of Paris. The French have inspired many things, kisses, cooking, art, fashion, design, scents, Julia Child, and doors. “Doors?” you ask? Yes. Doors. Schfancy doors that meet together, open together, and invite us in to all sorts of delights. French doors are slowly easing their way into our kitchens. They first began showing up years ago on refrigeration and have now sashayed their way into the realm of built-in cooking.

GE FD WO 5GE’s Monogram line debuted their first French door wall oven this year. It may have you saying “Ooh La La! C’est magnifique!” and here’s why. For a 30” single French door wall oven it boasts a spacious 5 cubic foot oven capacity. It offers true European convection using the rear convection fan and vertical vented slots to uniformly circulate the oven heat. Every cookie will be perfect and roasts will arrive to the table quicker, tender, and juicy. GE FD WO 4There are two glide-out, full extension racks, as well as one traditional rack. A rarity for self clean, all three racks can be left in the oven during the self clean cycle. This oven also offers a steam clean option. Features like LED theatre lighting and Wi-Fi capabilities are standard. The Wi-Fi feature allows you operate your oven from a smart phone or web-enabled device. (That is so cool!) It doesn’t stop there. With a 10 pass dual broil and a 10 pass hidden bake element, there is no doubt of how even and precise your results will be upon completion of your creations.GE FD WO 2 It is ADA compliant and also has easy open handles allowing you to pull open both doors by pulling either the right or left handle.

Monogram isn’t the only manufacturer that is offering a French door wall oven.  Viking, American Range, and Blue Star offer French door models if your inspiration is leaning more towards a color, gas, or double wall oven option.

To fall in love at first sight with your very own French door oven stop by our showroom.