Colorful Appliances in 2017

Choose Stainless Steel Appliances or GO BOLD

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We've been following and reporting on appliance colors for years. Here's one from 2015:

Appliance Colors Over a Lifetime

And now here's an update for 2017:

Modern major appliances trace back to the Post WWII era. In the 50's nearly all major appliances were white. Later pink and turquoise began to make their mark, and were popular throughout the 60s. In the 70's Harvest Gold, Avocado, and Coppertone were popular. They eventually morphed into Harvest Wheat, Fresh Avocado, and Coffee. Almond was added and became very popular through the 80's though appliance manufacturers tried to mix things up with 2 new colors that failed miserably – Silver and Sand.

Harvest-Gold

Harvest Gold Drop-In Range

Now, we're in the middle of a resurgence of color choices in appliances. BlueStar, a specialty cooking products manufacturer offers over 250 colors and finishes. Italian appliance manufacturer, Bertazzoni, also has a wide selection of appliance colors. Meanwhile, Viking Range Co. offers a smaller, manageable selection of colors.

To keep things in perspective, here are the results from a 2016 survey by Houzz:

“A whopping 75 percent of those surveyed were going with stainless for the new appliances in their updated kitchens. (White came in at 10 percent and black at 8 percent.)”

Most new appliance sales come from either new home sales or one off replacement sales. Buyers purchasing from production home builders are offered a very limited selection of popular colors. For individual appliance replacement sales, buyers will try to match the appliance color with their existing kitchen appliances.

We might be able to go with White, Black, or the popular Stainless Steel, including some smudge proof Stainless Steel options. GE offers a very interesting and competitively priced appliance finish, Slate. KitchenAid and now some other brands are offering a new appliance finish/color Black Stainless Steel. Mostly black in color, but with the grain and hue of stainless steel Black Stainless Steel is gaining steam. Samsung's Black Stainless Steel is somewhat shiney gray/black and others are more black with the stainless finish visible through the black..

The Big Three appliance manufacturers: Whirlpool, GE, and Frigidaire/Electrolux don't build appliances in Ferrari Red, or Pantone's color of the year for 2017 Greenery. But, if we only looked at the top 5-10% of appliance sales we'd likely find luxury brands that offer more variety in color selections.

BlueStar Range

BlueStar Range

Here are some colorful finshes on Houzz:

Colorful Finishes

Check out all the latest colors and finishes in person by making an appointment with one of the appliance consultants at Arizona Wholesale.


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Connected Appliances from Jenn-Air

Get Connected with Jenn-Air® Wall Oven and Refrigerator

Jenn-Air-Oven

New Jenn-Air® Wall Oven

Positioned as an “affordable luxury brand”, Jenn-Air® has been adding a stream of upgraded products since the brand launched into the luxury category a few years ago. Now shipping its latest version of their high-tech wall oven featuring an exclusive Culinary Center, Jenn-Air® has added wi-fi connectivity to a product that was already state-of-the art.

Now, you can remotely turn the oven on or off, program the cooking mode, time, temperature, etc., and check it's progress.

Features

  • V2™ Vertical Dual-Fan Convection System
  • 7-Inch Full-Color Touch-Anywhere LCD Display
  • Jenn-Air® Culinary Center
  • 5.0 Cubic Foot Oven Capacity
  • DuraFinish™ Protection
  • Soft, Auto-Close Door
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Preheat, check cooking status and configure oven features by using the Jenn-Air® Culinary Center remotely through an app, available for either iOS or Android devices.
  • Halogen Theater Lighting

Click on above photo for Jenn-Air® wall oven video.

Available configured as a single oven, double oven, or micro-combo, the oven is shipping now. Call your designer, your builder, or contact Arizona Wholesale Supply for more information on this product.

New Jenn-Air® Refrigerator

Jenn-Air Refrigerator

Like the wall oven above, Jenn-Air®'s new counter-depth French door refrigerator will include wireless connectivity. With a full menu of control settings, the app will work with both IOS and Android smart phones providing remote control of the refrigerator's settings. If the refrigerator door is left ajar, you'll receive a notification. You can enable special features to lower the refrigerator temperature ahead of returning home with groceries or to make extra ice in advance of a party. Through the app, you can order replacement water and air filters.

The new refrigerator will be available later this year. Check with your, Arizona Wholesale Supply sales associate for updates.


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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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Bertazzoni Appliances at KBIS 2015

Up and Coming Italian Brand Wows at KBIS

New Products, New Features, Bright Colors

After more than a couple decades of attending appliance trade shows, I'm used to yawning my way through exhibits, hoping in vain to see something exciting, noteworthy, and different. However, this year's Design and Construction Week (KBIS/IBS) was a bit different. Several appliance manufacturers are out to make a statement.

Their statement is:

WE'RE SPECIAL! LOOK AT US!!

Bertazzoni was at KBIS 2015 in a big way. Their bold *colors make them hard to miss. The professional range lineup is available in 7 different colors including the Ferrari red below:

Don't want to jump out on a limb with a bold range color? If, like most appliance customers you're wedded to stainless steel, not to worry. The striking colors are options, and Bertazzoni offers a full selection of stainless steel ranges, cooktops, ovens, and more. Here are just a couple of the stand outs from Bertazzoni at KBIS 2015.

Warming drawer

How can a warming drawer be special? How about a warming drawer that closes like other high end kitchen cabinet drawers, with soft touch technology? Bertazzoni has it.

Induction ranges and cooktops

Bertazzoni just announced that they are launching their new induction range and cooktop line in the U.S. market. The selection features a Professional Series 30″ Induction Range (available in stainless steel as well as six colors), a Master Series 30″ Induction Range and two touch control Induction cooktops. Bertazzoni touts this as the largest selection of induction cooking appliances in North America.

Bertazzoni Cooktop

Of course, Bertazzoni showed their full line of cooktops including the award-winning (Best of Show KBIS 2012) segmented gas/griddle/induction cooktop. This innovative 36″ cooktop combines the power of gas heat, with an even-cooking electric griddle, and induction electric smoothtop cooking.

On hand to greet visitors and help answer questions about their products were members of the Bertazzoni family. The Bertazzoni brand is a six generation family-owned enterprise, based in Northern Italy.

To see an engaging musical video about the Bertazzoni brand click on the link below:

Bertazzoni Video

Bertazzoni Video

*Bertazzoni colours are applied in a fully durable, double layer coating on stainless steel using the latest processes developed for the automobile industry. The finish is acid and temperature resistant to give you a long-lasting lustre, and bring a new dimension to the design and style to your kitchen.

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New Trend in Appliance Colors and Finishes

White appliances positioned to make a comeback

From Whirlpool's White Ice to the Brilliant White Plus of Miele

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Stainless Steel has ruled the roost in appliance finishes for decades. Efforts to dethrone stainless have been left in the dust (Oiled bronze anyone?) Now, however, there's a new competitor – WHITE. Yes, old fashioned white appliances appear to be making a comeback. And two of the appliance brands making the move couldn't be more diverse – Whirlpool and Miele.

Whirlpool is a mass brand, appealing to the great middle market and often a standard for tract home builders. Miele is a luxury German brand for discerning buyers with pricing near the very top of the appliance scale.

Whirlpool Ice Collection

Whirlpool White Ice

Whirlpool White Ice

Whirlpool's shiny new white appliances have stainless knobs and handles and are dubbed White Ice Collection. The Whirlpool brand describes these appliances as “classic colors refined with metallic finishes for a new level of sophistication”. Just in case White Ice does not fit the bill, Whirlpool is also offering a Black Ice Collection.

Whirlpool White Ice Video

 

Miele Brilliant White Plus Appliances

European kitchen design is noted for a minimalist style, with sleek, frameless cabinets, and flush-fitting appliances. Miele has been a leader in building appliances that fit seamlessly into modern European cabinets.

Now Miele's new line of white appliances, named Brilliant White Plus, fit beautifully in shiny white European kitchen cabinets. While the look is minimalist, the appliances are packed with high end features designed to appeal to the most discerning of the luxury appliance segment. Miele says, “Architects and designers have long revered the color white for its ability to harmonize and balance space.”

Will these new finishes make the grade? Will other brands chime in and reinvent white? Is stainless headed for the trash heap? “Ten years from now I think we're going to look back at stainless steel and say 'wow,' that's really a 1990s or 2000s kitchen,” says Greg Harth, a design-build contractor based in Spring House, PA. What's your take on the future of appliance colors and finishes?

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Do Today’s Appliances Wear Out Sooner?

Appliances of old lasted longer than appliances today.

True or False?

True. The useful life of an appliance today is not what it once was. The same is true with the clothes we wear, the automobiles we buy, and the homes we build.

Twenty years ago, the Maytag repairman was known as “Old Lonely” and hyped as the loneliest man in town. Maytag salespeople bragged about a transmission that was said to last for 25 years, far longer than the average life of a washing machine.

While Maytag brand still touts its durability and commercial parts, they no longer refer to the Maytag repairman as “Old Lonely” and the factory where those legendary machines were made was closed soon after Whirlpool purchased Maytag in 2006.

Ironically, this is actually good news for consumers. There is little to be gained from paying for a product that is over engineered. It makes no sense to pay for a 25 year transmission in a washer that lasts 12 years on average. We replace appliances now, that we once used to repair. We do so:

  • in order to get the new latest and greatest new features.
  • to avoid today's high cost of repair.
  • to take advantage of greater energy savings in newer appliances.

Life expectancy aside, today's appliances perform better, use less energy, offer more features, and cost less as a percentage of our total income, than ever before. So rather than bemoaning the fact that these products have a replacement cycle and won't be passed down to our children, we should consider what great values they are.

To get the best value on appliances consumers should:

  1. Get professional advice. A trained appliance salesperson is worth his or her weight in gold. Buying from a home improvement store or a club where you get either bad advice or no advice will probably mean that you'll pay to much. Spending hundreds of dollars for a product that doesn't meet your expectations means you paid too much even if the price was low.
  2. Buy from a trusted source. Choosing a local company that has been in business for a while, and specializes in appliances is a good idea. You'll get a good value from somebody who has a reputation of standing behind their products.

In Arizona, a good choice would be Arizona Wholesale Supply Company. They've been in business for over half a century, are locally owned, have a highly skilled sales force, and have their own delivery and service. They have three convenient locations in Arizona. Call or visit today:

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Stylish Kitchen Appliances

Do you want to get new kitchen appliances? Do you like stainless steel, but want something a little different? Take a look at these options. They’re trendy and can add a clean design element with the pops of stainless steel.

The stainless steel accents give the appliances a classic, clean look with a splash of elegance. Also, the options of the appliances in black and white are very classic choices that you will be pleased with for years to come.

The black and white gives you a wide range of kitchen design options. Add any cabinet, backsplash, or countertop color and they’ll go with everything!  A bold red tile for a backsplash and dark wood cabinetry with the black appliances–can you picture it? What about a light, ocean mixed blue backsplash and buttercream painted cabinetry with the white appliances?  The design elements are endless!

If you want an updated look in your kitchen, but aren’t looking for the all stainless steel appliances, then these are perfect for you! Visit our website for more information on these particular appliances or leave us a comment.