New SMEG Appliances at Arizona Wholesale

What's New at Arizona Wholesale Supply?

SMEG Appliances from Italy

A few years ago Fiat automobiles were relaunched in the U.S. with some very clever TV commercials announcing “The Italians are coming.” Well, they sure are, but their invasion has not been limited to automobiles. Italian appliances have also made their mark in the U.S. over the past few years. Among the latest, is the Italian brand SMEG. It's now available in Arizona at Arizona Wholesale Supply.

I had an advance notice about SMEG. While vacationing in England a few years ago, we were wandering the streets of Bath, and passed an appliance store. In deference to my wife, I resisted the urge to go inside, but I did check out the SMEG refrigerator in the window display. Now, this upscale Italian brand is available in the U.S. As you can see the refrigerator has a distinct retro 50's look, and is available in an array of colors including the pastel blue below. It's a sturdy product, and a particular nice fit in smaller kitchens. Below are some of the listed features:

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Refrigerator compartment features

  • No. of adjustable shelves: 3
  • Number of fruit and vegetables drawers: 1
  • Type of adjustable shelves: Glass
  • Type of crisper/vegetable drawers cover: Glass
  • Internal light in fridge

Refrigerator Inner Door

  • No. of door shelves with transparent cover: 2
  • Number of adjustable door shelves: 4
  • Adjustable door shelves with wire support
  • No. of bottle shelves: 1
  • Bottle shelves with wire support

Other Refrigerator features

  • Accessories: Bottle holder, Cheese box, Egg tray
  • Freezer compartment features
  • Internal freezer compartment: yes

Other refrigerators include 2 door models and undercounter units. In addition, SMEG has a complete array of appliance products in stainless steel including ovens, ranges, dishwashers, etc. Visit this site often for updates on SMEG and other great appliance brands and products for your new home, remodel, or improvement project.


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Appliance Colors over a lifetime

Are Old Appliance Colors becoming New Again?

New Appliances in Pink and Turquoise Rivaled by Black Stainless Steel

Turquoise Appliances

Northstar Appliances

Modern major appliances are dated as beginning in the Post WWII era. White appliances were standard, but during the 50's and on into the 60's our kitchens were brightened up with Pink and Turquoise appliances. Recently, some specialty brands such as Northstar and Smeg have re-introduced these colors to add the brightness back into our kitchens along with a retro look (Northstar Appliances above in a K. Hovnanian Model home – Phoenix Area 2015).

Later in the 60's, Harvest Gold, Avocado, and Coppertone became the popular appliance colors. A unique characteristic of these colors was a darker shading around the edges of the appliance. Many years later in an effort to refresh these colors the shading was removed. For example, Harvest Gold became Harvest Wheat and the color had a lighter, cooler look. Almond was added to the mix and the beige finish quickly became a hit.

Colors aren't always successful, however. Back in the mid 80's both GE and Whirlpool came out with a couple of new colors – Silver and Sand color (gray and a little darker beige than Almond) from GE and similar Platinum and Toast shades from Whirlpool. Unfortunately, the shades from each manufacturer were similar, but did not match. Consumers chose to stick with their White and Almond appliances. Toast and Sand and Silver and Platinum were quickly dropped.

It's worth noting that during the run up of Harvest Gold and Avocado, a trend toward larger windows on ranges and ovens eventually led to the painted fronts and small windows on many appliances becoming black glass finishes across the front with chrome trim on the edges.

Black-Stainless-Steel

In the late '80s, Fred Carl introduced the Viking Range, a range with a commercial look that was designed for the home. By the mid-90's, the trend toward Pro-Style ranges and ovens in luxury homes was well on its way. Today, stainless steel appliances are offered (at a premium) even in starter homes.

Now, KitchenAid has introduced Black Stainless Steel. It's hard to see in the photo, but the appliances have the texture and grain of stainless steel, and the color is black. If you want to see it in person, plan a visit to one of the Arizona Wholesale Supply locations below.

 

 

 


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Organize Clutter

Living in a small space? Living in a large home? No matter which question pertains to you, there is stuff we all accumulate. Get organized with the following tips and tricks. Learn how to utilize typically wasted space and rid your home of clutter.

The shoe pockets that attach to the back of a door are now your best friend. These little pockets are inexpensive, transparent or cloth, and can store countless items. Because they are see through they make organizing easy, you can plainly see where things are supposed to go. Use these shoe holders in every room of the house. Because they hang on the back of a door, they hide messy clutter. Try hanging one on the back of a pantry door to store packets of snacks, sandwich bags, plastic dinner wear, condiment packets and whatever else that typically sit awkwardly on the shelves. You can even get super organized by storing take out menus and coupons.

Shoe organizers are perfect for the bathroom. Keep hairbrushes, blow dryers and other tools (after they have cooled off) in these see through pockets. The organizer is great for makeup, hair products, lotions etc. Anything that is traditionally found on the bathroom counter can be hidden away on the back of the door. When the bathroom is in use, the door is closed, which provides easy access to all of your necessities.

Jewelry pocket organizers are great for storing small items. These little organizers can also be hung or rolled up. Jewelry organizers are great for storing craft room supplies like beads and small stamps. If you like to sew, use this item to keep small bobbins, spools of thread, and various needles.

Rid clutter by hanging items. There are so many decorative hooks to choose from. Discrete hooks can be purchased as well. Utility hooks can be found at any grocery or hardware store. These hooks are easily installed and don’t leave a mess when removed. Use hooks to hang hats, scarves, keys, jewelry, dog leashes and tools. Hang items in the location where they are used. If needed, incorporate the hooks into your décor.

Wolf Countertop Appliances

New from Wolf at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Countertop Appliances

Known for their Professional Style Cooktops, Ovens, and Ranges, Wolf is now bringing their reputation for quality and durability to countertop appliances. Under the Sub Zero Wolf corporate umbrella, the new line of countertop appliances will have the same Wolf heavy-duty commercial styling, along with the superb performance that Wolf customers have come to expect.

The collection includes a powerful blender, a four-slice and a two-slice toaster, and an amazing countertop oven that features convection and comes with a temperature probe for perfect results. Here's Wolf's description of this must have appliance:

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WOLF COUNTERTOP OVEN

The Wolf Gourmet countertop oven with convection makes roasting mouthwatering tenderloin as easy as it is in a Wolf range. The integrated temperature probe gives you the precise control to roast meats to perfection without ever opening the oven door, and the unique perimeter convection mode ensures uniform heat throughout the oven. You will enjoy faster, more consistent, more predictably delicious results for your baking, roasting, and broiling. This oven will perform expertly for years to come.

Checkout the collection of Wolf Countertop Appliances at your nearest Arizona Wholesale Supply location below. While you're there, ask about saving money on the full-sized big brothers of these countertop products – the new lineup of Wolf built-in ovens, ranges and cooktops.


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What’s New With Appliances

Times Are Changing in Appliances

Years ago, I saved a clipping from an appliance magazine with the average life of various kitchen appliances. A refrigerator was good for an average of 25 years, but a dishwasher only 11 years. A gas range? Well, I think my grandma's old range outlived her.

Things have changed. “Back in the day” a range could weigh 200 pounds. Today, we have a federal law requiring that your range be fastened to the floor to keep it from tipping over when you put any weight on the open door.

On the other hand, a new appliance today may use only a fraction of the electricity than it did 10 years ago. They run quieter, and they perform better than every before. The only real downside is that, in general, they don't last as long as the appliances of our parents and grandparents.

A New Trend in Premium Kitchen Appliances

When was the last time you replaced your appliances? I was surprised to discover in a recent survey of designers that their clients were likely to redo their kitchens every ten years, just to keep up with trends and colors. If you're planning on a kitchen remodel soon, here is a new product that just might be here to stay:

One of the new appliances that have hit the appliance industry in the last few years is built-in coffee makers. Here's one of our favorites:

Jenn-Air® Built-In Coffee System – JCB7624BS

Features

  • Automatic Brewed Grounds Collection
  • Coffee Measuring Scoop:
  • Concealed Storage Trays:
  • Cup Tray with Integrated Drip Tray:
  • Easy Access Component Bay:
  • Empty Waste Coffee Container Alert:
  • Fill Beans Container Alert:
  • Fill Tank Alert:
  • Ground Coffee Compatibility

Here's what Jenn-Air has to say about their superior method of brewing espresso.

The Jenn-Air® built-in coffee system is calibrated to brew espresso to the exacting standards of espresso connoisseurs and coffee aficionados – the people who truly appreciate every aspect of coffee that is prepared perfectly. Our system is designed to dispense the right amount of espresso, at the right temperature, for the maximum flavor profile and aroma.

The Jenn-Air® built-in coffee system is calibrated to brew espresso to the exacting standards of espresso connoisseurs and coffee aficionados…

Many single-boiler espresso machines are unable to maintain adequate water temperature when brewing, beginning the brewing process with water much too hot and ending the brewing cycle with water that is lukewarm at best. Other espresso machines also dispense up to 12 ounces of espresso, over-extracting the grounds and watering down the espresso, making it bitter and weak.

By contrast, the Jenn-Air® built-in coffee system’s dual boilers easily maintain the water temperature between 185 and 203 degrees Fahrenheit, the ideal range for brewing espresso. Our system only dispenses between one and four ounces of espresso, the perfect size to best appreciate the full spectrum of espresso’s flavors.

With our system, your customers have the freedom to customize their espresso and espresso-based beverages to their tastes, all the while knowing that they will be enjoying espresso brewed to the highest standards.

The Jenn-Air® Coffee System, other major appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, water systems, and much more can be purchased through your designer or builder at Arizona Wholesale Supply. Contact us today for more information.


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Closet Systems

Organizing your closet can seem overwhelming when you first decide you need to tackle it. Luckily there are great options out there to help you find the right closet system for your needs. Whether it be your garage that needs a place to organize your tools or your bedroom closet that needs saving from the explosion of clothes on the floor, Arizona Wholesale Supply can design your dream closet and save you the trouble of stressing over the process.

 

The first thing to consider is your specific needs and desires. This will depend on several factors. What do you need to organize? If you are trying to design an area in your garage where you can organize and hang your various tools, car maintenance supplies and other miscellaneous things that tend to build up in garages, then you need a system that is more heavy duty and suited to wall hanging.  But if you are looking to organize your bathroom closet you may need something a little bit different, with more compartments and shelving to organize your toiletries and towels.

 

We offer two main options. Our wire systems can be a great choice because of their versatility. They can be arranged in a variety of ways to properly organize your closet and separate shirts, pants and shoes in a way to display them clearly. It allows for air circulation and is wonderful for organizing small items while keeping them visible.  A wire system can also incorporate baskets to organize smaller items such as purses and hats.

 

The second option is a melamine system. This system’s popularity stems from its ability to offer the luxury of creating a warm and inviting look to your closet. Melamine can mimic the look of wood or go bold with a color or print to add personality to your closet.

 

We offer many closet systems and are here to help you pick the right one for your home. Our team can come to your home, take measurements, and with your input create the right closet system for you. Or we can take measurements from your plans for a complete redesign of the space. We are here for all of your closet organization needs! Visit us on our website or give us a call and we can get started on creating the perfect closet for you.

Window Coverings: Vertical vs Horizontal Blinds

If you’re working on upping your understanding various window treatment options for use in your home you’ll love this quick glance guide. This is a great starting point for people who aren’t savvy about window treatments but want to be able to have an educated conversation about window treatments. You will likely spend a fair amount of time reviewing options for horizontal or vertical blinds because they are exceptionally versatile, functional, and affordable. Here’s what you need to know in order to get the most out of your choice. Not only will it make you better versed, it will also allow you to elaborate on more detailed aspects because you won’t have to spend as much time educating yourself on the basics.

Vertical Blinds

  • Referred to as vanes, rather than slats, when speaking of the construction. Vertical blinds function by traversing and rotating on a track.              
  • An excellent way to maintain privacy.
  • Offer UV protection for interior furnishings and finishes.
  • Available in a wide range of prices.
  • Offer a wide range of finishes and textures. For instance, vinyl and fabric.
  • Ideal for windows that slide horizontally, and sliding patio doors.
  • Can be used in both modern and traditional design schemes by way of the absence or inclusion of draperies.
  • Can be installed with right, left, or split stacking configurations.

Horizontal Blinds

  • Referred to as slats when speaking of the construction, horizontal blinds function by tilting up or down across a 180 degree arc. The tilting offers detailed and specific light control, which reduces glare without sacrificing natural light in the room.
  • Available in an array of colors, finishes, and materials.
  • Offered in hard wood, faux wood, and aluminum. This provides enough versatility to incorporate them seamlessly into any interior design scheme.
  • Can be manufactured to fit nearly any size and shape of window. They are especially well suited to tall, narrow window frames.
  • Work very well with top treatments or as under treatments for drapes.
  • Can be installed with either an inside or outside mount, depending on the construction of the window.
  • Offer UV protection for interior furnishings and finishes.

Simple Guide to Cleaning Out Your Closet – Part 3

Part 3 – Functionality, Appropriateness

In this final installment we are discussing whether or not your clothes are functional and if they are appropriate to the current demands on your life.

Does it need repairs? For how long has this been the case? If it’s gone unrepaired for more than three months it isn’t likely that you’re going to bother. Or, if you love it, then get it repaired right away so you can put it back in rotation. Just don’t leave it hanging and waiting. This includes tailoring, buttons, hole repair, seam tightening, professional stain removal, re-heeling shoes, and polishing shoes.

Is it worn or tattered looking? No matter how much you like the style, it’s not a keeper if it looks old and dingy. This includes snags in silk or sweaters, pilling, holes, unraveled threads, stains, loose seams, over stretching, and dull color.

Is it appropriate to your lifestyle? By this we are referring to life changes that aren’t likely to be reversed. One example is transitioning from being young and single to caring for children and running a household. In this case a closet full of nightclub dresses isn’t likely serving you very well. Another example is transitioning from raising a family to reentering the workplace. In this case the comfort clothes such as yoga pants and sweatshirts need to give way to suits, slacks, and blouses.

Would you buy it today if you didn’t already own it and you saw it for sale at the store? In most cases all of the aforementioned advice will be enough to make a judgment call. But if you encounter a garment that still perplexes you (meaning you’ve had it hanging in front of your face for more than five minutes,) use this test. If you wouldn’t buy it, then that means you don’t really like enough to keep it.

Simple Guide to Cleaning Out Your Closet – Part 2

Part 2 – Style

Ok now that we know if your clothes are relevant to your life, let’s talk about personal style and functionality. These additional tips will be immensely helpful with your closet purging project!

Is it my style at this point in my life? This one is especially important. Dressing is a way of making a huge statement about who you are. No matter how well something fits or how expensive it was, if it doesn’t feel like “you,” let it go. The only thing worse than it not showing the world who you are, is when it actually detracts to the point that you don’t feel like yourself at all while wearing it. 

Along those same lines, ask yourself – Do you feel good when you wear it? Clothing has a massive impact on the way we convey outward confidence. If it makes you feel average at best, toss it. Even if it’s you still consider it “your style.” Buy new stuff that makes you feel like a million bucks.

Is it a classic that will always be in fashion? If so, and it’s your size, and you love it, keep it. Timeless style looks chic and effortless and should always be a staple part of your wardrobe.

Has it gone out of style? If so, is it a style that will likely be en vogue again in the future? Keep in mind that nearly all styles resurface at some point. Except for uber trendy period pieces. So if you think it’s a safe bet to hang on to it, just make sure it passes the size test we mentioned above.

Next read Part 3 – Functionality and Appropriateness

Simple Guide to Cleaning Out Your Closet

Part 1 – Is it currently relevant to your life

Women are notorious for closets that are bursting with apparel, but in most cases they are only wearing about half of it on a regular basis. We’re all guilty of saying, “I don’t have anything to wear,” while staring at a closet chalk full of clothing. The problem lies, in part, with not knowing what needs to replaced or filled in.

If you were to get rid of all of the garments you don’t actually wear you’d have a much better of idea of what you need to buy on your next shopping trip. Here’s a handy list of questions to help you clean out your closet fast, so you can create an immediate excuse for saying, “I simply must go shopping! I don’t have a thing to wear!” What woman doesn’t want to be able to say THAT good conscience?

Does it fit? If it’s within one size either direction you can keep it because our weight fluctuates all of time. For example, if you’re a size 8, and you have things you like and will wear when a size 6 or 10, go ahead and keep them. But get rid of anything that’s off size more than that.

Have you worn it within the last 12-18 months? A lot of organization experts recommend making this judgment based on just the past year. However, there are events and occasions that happen less frequently and they often require a specialty garment. So give yourself and 18 month window, but then be strict with getting rid everything you haven’t worn for longer than that.

Does it have sentimental value? If so, but you don’t actually wear it you can still keep it. However, it now belongs in a box with your other keepsakes. Not clogging up your closet and brain when you’re trying to get dressed for the day.

Now read Part 2 – Style and practicality