Introducing Energy Star Dryers

Why get an Energy Star dryer?

Surprising truth about dryer energy usage

 

Energy-Star

Energy Star has been around for over twenty years, but until now there has never been an Energy Star rating for dryers. Evidently, there just wasn't enough difference in energy use among different dryer models to make a significant difference in operation costs. Now, it appears that has changed and Energy Star ratings are appearing on new dryers.

“Dryers are one of the most common household appliances and the biggest energy users,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a recent statement.

First, if you have a choice between a gas or electric dryer, you should choose gas. It's much less expensive to run a gas dryer than electric. However, if you have no choice between fuel types consider one of the new heat pump dryers. They'll save you money on electricity and they need no venting, but they are pricey. We've written about Whirlpool's heat pump dryer. Click on the link below to go to that blog:

New Whirlpool Heat Pump Dryer

Here are a few other considerations when choosing a dryer that can help save energy:

  1. Auto-termination. Dryers that shut off when they determine your clothes are dry rather than basing cycle termination on a specific run time will save energy.

  2. Moisture-sensing. Dryers that have a moisture sensing capability and shut down based on moisture in the drum, rather than time or heat sensing will save even more energy.

  3. Insulated dryers. Some dryers have insulation which does a better job of keeping the heat inside the dryer. This also contributes to energy efficiency.

  4. Reverse tumbling. Dryers that have reverse tumbling do a better job of separating the clothes which allows clothes to dry thoroughly and more quickly.

  5. Improved vane design and tumble action. Some dryers include redesigned drums and vanes that create more lift in the clothes and reduce drying time.

By getting matched Energy Star washers and dryers you get the most energy savings. For new homes or remodels work with your builder or design professional and make an appointment with the professionals at your nearest Arizona Wholesale Supply to learn more about Energy Star appliances.


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The Miracle of Modern Microwave Ovens

Not Your Grandma’s Microwave

Jenn-Air Built-In Microwave Does it All

Jenn-Air Microwave-Combo

Jenn-Air Microwave-Combo

I miss my speed cook Jenn-Air microwave oven. A few years ago, we installed a complete Jenn-Air kitchen in our home which included a fantastic microwave-combination wall oven (above). Full disclosure: It helped that at the time I worked for Jenn-Air and received a generous allowance for appliances. Now, we’ve moved to a new neighborhood. Though we love our new KitchenAid appliances, I really miss the built-in Jenn-Air microwave oven. Why such a big deal over a microwave oven?

Microwave ovens have evolved over the years, and there are significant differences between today’s models and those of yesteryear. Sure, all microwave ovens will heat food quickly. And nearly all microwave ovens will have some common features such as a defrost, a popcorn setting, etc. However, some of the better microwave ovens such as this Jenn-Air also have features such as convection, sensor, steam, soften, and even crisping, and grilling.

Jenn-Air Microwave Oven

In fact, this Jenn-Air microwave oven with 220v. power should be thought of more as an oven that has microwave capability, than as a microwave that has oven capabiliies. That’s because you can cook most foods that will fit in the cavity just as if it was a regular oven, and usually quicker. Hence the term “speed-cook microwave.” Below is a list of the specifications on this Jenn-Air model microwave oven.

JMC2430WS Specifications:

  • 1.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • 1,000-Watt Power Output
  • 1,600-Watt Broil Element
  • 1,200-Watt Convection Element
  • 4.3-Inch Full Color Menu-Driven LCD Display
  • Speed-Cook
  • Convection & Microwave Combination Cooking
  • Auto Convection Conversion
  • Auto Sensor Microwave Cooking
  • Auto Sensor Steam Cook
  • Auto Sensor Reheat
  • Crisp Option with Browning Pan
  • Boil & Simmer
  • Grill/Broil
  • Soften/Melt
  • Auto Defrost
  • 10 Power Levels
  • Popcorn Function
  • 3-Stage Memory Programming
  • Kitchen Timer
  • One-Touch Start
  • Add 1 Minute Touch Pad
  • Stainless Steel Interior

Here are the secrets to what makes this product so super-special:

  1. The 220v power allows this Jenn-Air microwave to use powerful heating elements along with a convection fan, and microwave power to heat, brown and carmelize, grill, broil and in general cook a variety of foods quickly with precise results.

  2. Jenn-Air’s high technology sensors adds auto sensor microwave cooking, steaming, and reheating to take the guesswork and calculations away, and give you perfect results every time.

  3. Inverter technology allows the magnetron tube to attenuate its power levels rather than use typical on-off-on-off-on-off as pseudo power level selection. This technology greatly improves defrosting, heats more evenly, and enables the Jenn-Air microwave to precisely soften/and melt.

You can get this Jenn-Air microwave oven as a separate product or in a combination wall oven and microwave oven. Contact the experts at your nearest Arizona Wholesale Supply for more information.


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