Appliance Exhibitors at IBS/KBIS

Visiting Appliance Manufacturers at IBS/KBIS

Are you heading to this week's (Jan.19-22, 2016) International Builder Show/Kitchen and Bath Show (IBS/KBIS), now known as Design and Construction Week (DCW)? If so, you may want to visit some key appliance vendors. Here's an up-to-date run down:

BSH

For the last few years BSH (Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau) have had a good sized both in the Central Hall displaying their product lines, and have made some major product launches from there. The booth has been busy and crowded, but to their credit it has also been well-staffed by knowledgable sales associates.

Electrolux

Another manufacturer with quite a large booth, Electrolux, has been located in the North Hall, displaying their Frigidaire, Frigidaire Professional, Electrolux, and Icon product lines. This would be a good place to see and TOUCH their Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel appliances.

GE

General Electric Appliances, soon to be a part of Haier, has a modest, but sufficient booth near the entrance to the Central Hall.

Viking

Viking (Middleby) has had a busy booth in the North Hall, that has been a good place for me to meet up with friends and associates. There always seems to be something going on here. Middleby (Viking's owner) has been acquiring new brands recently. It will be interesting to see if they integrate these new products into the Viking booth.

Dacor

Dacor has been showing their appliances at IBS/KBIS in conjunction with other kitchen brands, eg. cabinets. Las year they had some activities going on off-site at the Las Vegas Mandarin Oriental.

Jenn-Air

Jenn-Air has not been formally displaying at IBS/KBIS for several years, but is a sponsor of the NKBA design competition, and has had product displayed in other exhibits with kitchen cabinets, etc.

Whirlpool

Whirlpool also has not been displaying at IBS/KBIS for several years, though they had a large display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). ??? However, It does appear that Whirlpool Appliances are featured in a show house built in the parking lot of IBS/KBIS.

Keep your eyes open and check the directories for other brands such as Asko, Bertazzoni, Elica, Miele, Scotsman, and Vent-A-Hood.

For more information on or appointments with these or other vendors at DCW contact your Arizona Wholesale Supply representative.


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2016 Kitchen and Bath + Builder Show Jan 19-21

New Products Coming Soon to Builder Show and KBIS 2016

The combined IBS/KBIS (International Builder Show/Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) dubbed DCW (Design & Construction Week) enters its 3rd year in 2016 in Las Vegas from January 19th through January 21st. Joining the 2016 DCW event in Las Vegas are the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and the International Surface Event (TISE). It's a HUGE show!

When it comes to appliances, we can expect to see a continued focus on smart appliances, more import cooking brands (think Italy), and some added appliance finishes and colors.

Smart Appliances

We've been given just a few hints that more manufacturers will expand the use of technology to connect appliances to smartphones, home networks, and etc. The big question is convincing consumers to spend more for new features that they may still view as gimmicky.

New Brands

Unlike the U.S. appliance industry which is dominated by a few big brands, Europe has a wealth of brand names. In particular, there appears to be a host of Italian factories making cooking products that have been around for decades, now seeking to export their products to the U.S.

New Colors and Finishes

There has been a renaissance of pastel colors in appliances from the 50's and 60's. Buyers are showing an increased willingness to add these striking, colorful appliances in retro designs to their kitchens. Expect to see bold colors in more brands, and a continued interest in “old style” appliances. In addition, you owe it to yourself to take a look at the new black stainless steel. Photos don't really help. It's stainless steel with the stainless grain or “brush”, and it's black not shiny silver.

If you're not attending DCW this year, the event is moving to Orlando for 2017 and 2018 and returning to Las Vegas in 2019.


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Oven News at Arizona Wholesale Supply

New 2015 Wall Ovens

Bosch New Ovens Include Side Swing Models

Bosch first previewed their new line of wall ovens at the International Builder Show(IBS) in 2014. Now, the ovens are available for shipping. The line features a flush look and includes side-swing ovens in your choice of left or right swing, and of course the traditional top opening oven configuration. See them at Arizona Wholesale‘s Scottsdale Showroom or Check out the link below.

New Bosch Ovens.

Dacor Discovery IQ Wall Oven

Dacor-Discovery-Oven

Dacor’s industry first Discovery iQTM wall oven not only has all the features that have made Dacor famous such as Pure Convection, and a reverse air flow cooling system to keep the oven door cool to the touch, but the iQTM feature also introduces new technology and an Android™ interface that provides home chefs with remote access to the proprietary Dacor iQ Cooking System.

Viking TurboChef and Viking French-Door Ovens

TurboChef

Viking-TurboChef-Oven

Viking Range, has adopted speed cooking technology from its parent company, MIddleby, to introduce:

The fastest residential oven in the world; the Viking Professional TurboChef™ 30″ W. Double Oven.

The TuboChef™ boasts the ability to cook as much as 15 times faster than using traditional methods, and provide superior results as well.

French-Door Oven

Viking-French-Door-Oven

Viking has added a 30″ wide French-Door Double Oven to its existing oven line. As highly-featured as the existing Viking oven line, the French-Door model has the added convenience of a pair of side swing doors on the upper oven. This is one of many oven features that is being converted from the commercial oven business into the Viking Professional built-in ovens for the home. The French-Door feature makes the oven easy to open with one hand (the other door will then open automatically), and gives up close access with no pull down door being in the way.

Find out more about the new Bosch oven lineup, the Dacor Discovery IQ Cooking System, and the Viking TurboChef as well as the Viking French-Door oven. Call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply today.


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Appliances that match your cabinets

Integrated Appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply

What are Integrated Appliances?

Sub Zero Pro Grand

When speaking about appliances at design community events, I always make a point to distinguish between appliances that are meant to stand out versus appliances that are designed to fit in. Sub-Zero’s Pro Grand Refrigerator above is a perfect example of an appliance designed to stand out. Customers proudly show this giant refrigerator as a centerpiece in their kitchen. At the other end of the spectrum are fully-integrated appliances such as the refrigerator/freezer below.

fully integrated refrigerator
Fully integrated refrigerator 2

I took these two photos at the recent Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS 2015) in Las Vegas. In the first photo, you cannot tell that this is a refrigerator. In the integrated refrigerator category, there are significant differences among what is considered fully-integrated and partially-integrated.

Fully-Integrated Appliances

If you’ve ever seen a kitchen such as in the photo above, where appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher, icemaker, etc. were fitted with cabinet panels and installed so that they could not be distinguished from the surrounding cabinets, they are fully-integrated appliances.

There would be no hinges, no toe-kick, nor any grill showing on the refrigerator exterior. Similarly, there would be no visible toe-kick, nor visible controls on the dishwasher, etc. Of course, all the appliances need to have a narrow depth (24″) so that when installed with a cabinet panel they would be flush with the adjacent cabinet panel. The appliance handles (pulls) would match the cabinet hardware.

Partially-Integrated Appliances

Appliances that do not meet all these strict requirements, yet still have matching cabinet faces are partially-integrated. A refrigerator’s hinges might show; perhaps even a grill to allow air movement. Dishwasher controls, or toe plates might be visible. Of course, there are even some standard refrigerators that are built to accommodate cabinet panels, such as the KitchenAid counter-depth refrigerator below.

partially integrated refrigerator

As you can see, there are considerable variations from a pure fully-integrated built-in appliance to a standard full-depth appliance. To make sure that you get the exact appliance you need for your new kitchen, consult the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply. It’s always important to coordinate with designers, contractors, etc. when doing a new kitchen, but it’s especially important if your planning to have fully-integrated appliances.


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Frigidaire/Electrolux At IBS/KBIS 2015

Design and Construction Week

What’s New at KBIS 2015? Look at Frigidaire and Electrolux

At this year’s Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS), Electrolux arguably had the largest exhibit, perhaps not in terms of appliances (it was sparsely populated), but certainly in terms of square footage. Their product lineup covered the entire range of Electrolux appliances from the mass brand Frigidaire all the way through the high-end European Luxury Brand Molteni.

Frigidaire Gallery New Double Oven Range

Frigidaire Double Oven Range

Frigidaire Gallery 30” Freestanding Electric Double Oven Symmetry™ Range

SYMMETRY™ DOUBLE OVENS

Two large equally-sized ovens provide the ultimate flexibility – you can cook two different dishes at different temperatures at the same time. Each oven is big enough to cook a 28-lb turkey.

LARGEST RANGE CAPACITY WITH SECOND OVEN

Cook a large meal effortlessly with our double oven range, offering the largest cooking capacity available so you can cook two meals, at different temperatures, at once.

SMUDGE-PROOF™ STAINLESS STEEL

Resists fingerprints and is easy to clean.

Electrolux New Slide In Range

Electrolux Slide-In Range

If you prefer a single oven range, and would like something a bit more upscale, the Electrolux Front-Controlled Range could work for you. Like other new slide-in range models, this Electrolux range can also be used in lieu of a freestanding model. So, you get the look and front controls of a slide-in range, with finished side, top, back trim, etc. that allow this to work for freestanding applications. This model will also have a gas version, and both models are loaded with deluxe features.

New Compact Washer Dryer

The new Electrolux compact washer and dryer combo proves that building a washer dryer pair to fit under a standard height counter and in a standard 24″ width can be done without sacrificing quality or even that much capacity. Electrolux has clearly transferred its technology and manufacturing saavy from Europe, where undercounter appliances are commonplace, to the U.S. market. But at 180 pounds each, don’t mistake these small appliances for the cheaply-built imports you might expect to find at the big box or home improvement stores. Not only is this pair right-sized for small spaces, the dryer has a water condenser tray and doesn’t require external venting.

 

For more information on the new products from Frigidaire and Electrolux call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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