Column Refrigeration

New Appliance Trends at Arizona Wholesale

Column Refrigerators, Freezers, and Wine Storage

What's a column refrigerator? Columns generally refer to refrigerator, freezer, and wine storage units that can be integrated into standard 24″ deep surrounding cabinets, i.e. fully flush with no hinges or grillwork showing. They are sometimes described as disappearing refrigerators because when installed with matching cabinet panels they cannot be distinguished from surrounding cabinets.

Disappearing-Refrigerator

Columns were first introduced in the U.S. by Miele and Thermador for use in high-end kitchens with sleek European kitchen cabinets. A few years ago Sub Zero launched a complete line of column refrigerators, freezers, and wine storage units.

Today, most of the major full line premium appliance brands offer columns in their lineup. With the flexibility that columns offer, they have appeal in many applications, and locations. Refrigerator and freezer columns can be installed together to create a side-by-side unit. Because these units are different *widths 18″, 24″, 27″, 30″ and 36″ you can customize by matching different width freezer and refrigerator columns. For example, if you don't need a lot of freezer space, it might make sense to install an 18″ wide freezer next to a 30″ wide refrigerator column.

Dacor recently launched its new Modernist appliance collection in Black Stainless Steel. The lineup includes new column refrigerators and freezers. The refrigerator can take a photo of your contents when you open it and email the photo to you so you can check its contents when you are shopping.

Dacor Columns

One of my personal favorites is Sub Zero's unusual configuration of a combination refrigerator over freezer unit below. It comes in both a 30″ and 36″ version:

Sub Zero Column

For more photos of column units take a look at our projects page on Houzz:

Columns

Call one of our showroom locations today, and make an appointment with one of our appliance consultants to view and learn more about column refrigeration.

*All sizes are not available in each brand.

Note: As of this date (May 20, 2017) our Phoenix showroom is undergoing a complete remodeling and is not open for visitors. Look for our grand re-opening later this year.


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Arizona Wholesale Scottsdale Cook-Off

Outdoor Grilling Event in Scottsdale

Eight Top Brands Cook for our Trade Customers

Before the heat really hits the Valley, Arizona Wholesale hosted their customers to a grilling cook-off. Some of the best grilling brands you can find, showed their stuff on the outdoor patio of Arizona Wholesale's Scottsdale showroom at The Design Center in Scottsdale. Take a look!

Hestan is a luxury grill brand that in just a few years has made a big mark in outdoor grilling. Luxury features include grill lighting that goes on and off when you open and close the hood. By the way, the hood is counterbalanced so that it will stay open in any position. Known also for their Napa Winery and a line of cookware, Hestan offers a broad array of stylish grills. Marty Sanchez, local appliance expert, shows his cooking skills on this built-in Hestan Grill.

One of my favorite grills, Dacor, pulled out all the stops for the Cook-Off by bringing their Dacor Grills on Wheels to the event. They've outfitted a trailer with Dacor Grills that they take to events to cook up some special treats.

Caliber Appliances, another California-based company, has a great variety of outdoor grills including this traditional grill that they used during the cook-off.

and this unique Rockwell Grill.

Going back to traditional grills, Wolf, one of the most famous indoor cooking brands, also has a great lineup of outdoor grills. Here they are at the Arizona Wholesale Cook-Off with one of their most popular models.

Do you like Pizza? How would you like to have your own outdoor Pizza Oven? Here are a couple of examples below:

This pizza oven from WoodStone is built-in to a brick console, and is outfitted with a granite countertop and under-counter refrigerator.

Here's a portable outdoor pizza oven from Lynx. When you sell your house, you'll definitely want to take this with you!

For information on outdoor grills, pizza ovens, and other outdoor appliances call for an appointment and visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale today.


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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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Hi-Tech Appliances for Your Home #1

Wi-Fi Enabled Wall Ovens and Ranges

Interested in Hi-Tech remote control enabled appliances? Several appliance manufacturers have introduced remote controlled appliances that take advantage of 21st century computer technology to make your appliances “smart”. This might mean an appliance with a temperature probe that’s accessible remotely or even appliances that can be controlled remotely from miles away using wi-fi on either an iPhone or Android device. Here are three brands that have jumped into wireless enabled ranges and ovens within the last couple of years, GE, Dacor, and now Viking. Jenn-Air is getting ready to launch a wi-fi enabled oven, and others are sure to join.

GE Brillion

GE Brillion

GE Brillion is a wi-fi app that communicates with either iPhone or Android, and can be used to pre-heat your oven, get an alert when the food is ready, or adjust the temperature from your easy chair. GE was early to show a wi-fi enabled oven, and the Brillion app seems to be practical and designed to have wide appeal.

Here’s how GE describes this capability:

Get the GE Brillion App For Hands-On Convenience and Peace of Mind

Turn your smart phone into a remote control for your WiFi Connect appliances! Get the GE Brillion app for your Android or iPhone, and you’ll be able to change appliance settings, keep an eye on your appliance status and cycles, and get maintenance alerts—all from your mobile device!

APP WORKS ONLY WITH GE’S BRILLION-ENABLED APPLIANCES.

Dacor Discovery IQ

Discovery-IQ

Dacor’s Discovery™ Series Wall Oven and 48″ Range both come with a 7″ LCD glass touch screen panel. It’s a high-tech experience from the 1GHZ processor to stereo sound, and complete Wi-Fi connection capability through the built-in Discovery IQ Controller that enables users to research new recipes or view demonstrations throught their home Wi-Fi network. The oven will even text you when your food is cooked. Here’s how Dacor describes the Discovery™ IQ:

The IQ eliminates the guesswork associated with preparing popular dishes and family recipes by way of a pre-programmed guide. It enables users to prepare a wide range of dishes to perfection with the touch of a finger. Simply select the desired recipe from the display menu, insert the dish, initiate the program and relax as the oven takes care of the rest.

Viking

iDevice Accessory

iDevice

Viking has taken a different approach by offering an accessory from iDevice that has a meat thermometer connected to a separate digital temperature readout that can be accessed remotely by Bluetooth® via an Apple or Android device. The iDevice enables Bluetooth® monitoring from up to 200 feet away.

Check back here often or subscribe to this blog as we publish future articles on Smart Appliances for your home. Next up: Smart Refrigerators.


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Super Bowl Quick Hummus Recipe

Jan D'Atri Easy Hummus Recipe

Easy Hummus

Get Ready for the Game in 5 Minutes

Credits:

Dacor Kitchen Southwest

From The Kitchen of Jan D'Atri

Easy Hummus

Ingredients:
One 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained, reserving 1 tablespoon of the liquid
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Sesame Tahini (I used Joyva Brand)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
¼ to ½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
Fresh parsley for garnish, optional

Directions:
In a food processor, combine chickpeas with the liquid, garlic, lemon juice and sesame tahini. Puree to a thick paste. Scrape down sides. Add olive oil, salt and paprika and puree until smooth and creamy. Spoon into serving dish. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with parsley. Serve with crackers, pita chips or crudités.
The hummus can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Makes about 1½ cups.


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Dacor Lunch and Learn at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Join us for the Dacor Lunch and Learn

With Chef Linda Martin and Jan D’Atri

 

Wednesday, June 18th from 11:00 AM to 1 PM

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company
15125 N. Hayden Road, Suite 115
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
(Scottsdale Design Center)

Please join us to learn from these experts the benefits of Dacor appliances in your kitchen, and be our guest for a tasty lunch.

Chef Linda Martin

Chef Linda Martin

Jan D'Atri

Jan D’Atri

RSVP:
Pam Davis at pdavis@awsco.net or 480 596-0092 ext. 24


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New Appliances from Arizona Wholesale Supply

Cool things to do with your tax refund

New Kitchen Appliance Ideas at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Arizona Wholesale Supply has cooked up two cool ideas for your tax refunds. One idea lets you get your food hot, but keep your kitchen cool, and one is just a cool, fun, and refreshing appliance that you're sure to love. If you're up for a bit of a remodel or a new kitchen, here are two new ideas to share with your designer or builder. (They love it when you do this).

Bosch Induction Cooktop

Consider induction. Nearly all of the major appliance brands now offer induction cooktops and ranges, and there are prices and features for every budget and taste. From Frigidaire to Gaggenau, and everything in between, there's really something for everyone when it comes to induction cooking. Here we take a look at Bosch cooktops – one of the leaders in induction cooking. Bosch has a long history in development of induction cooking technology and currently offers 10 models of induction cooktops, maybe the largest selection in the industry.

Here's how Bosch describes their induction cooktops:

Get the cooking power of gas in an easy-to-clean smooth surface with an induction cooktop from Bosch. Available in 4 or 5 burner configurations and 30″ or 36″ widths. These induction stove tops come in solid black or black with stainless steel trim finishes. Bundle the best induction cooktop with other Bosch appliances and save with an eco-friendly kitchen appliance package.

New Dacor Discovery Wine Station

If you are a wine aficionado, then here is a cool product to keep your wine at just the right coolness level. Owning a Dacor Discovery Wine Station means that your wine is ready when you are. Read what Dacor has to say about this truly unique and innovative product:

The Discovery WineStation® is the first automated, temperature controlled, four-bottle wine dispensing and preservation system for the home. The connoisseur can choose the right wine and just the right amount – a taste, a half glass or a full glass – with the touch of a finger . A perfect addition to your home, in the kitchen, bar, den, game room or wine cellar, the Dacor Discovery WineStation maintains the freshness of your favorite wine selections for up to 60 days without the loss of flavor or natural aroma.

For more information on these two appliance or other ideas on how to spend your tax refund consult the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply today. Serving the construction and design community since 1944.


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Dacor Lunch and Learn at Arizona Wholesale Supply Scottsdale

Join us for the Dacor Lunch and Learn

With Chef Linda Martin and Jan D'Atri


Wednesday, April 16th from 11:00 AM to 1 PM

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company
15125 N. Hayden Road, Suite 115
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
(Scottsdale Design Center)

Please join us to learn from these experts the benefits of Dacor appliances in your kitchen.

Chef Linda Martin

Chef Linda Martin

Jan D'Atri

Jan D'Atri

RSVP:
Patti Wells at builder@awsco.net or 480 596-0092
prior to April 10, 2014


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Reminder – Dacor Lunch and Learn at Arizona Wholesale Supply

EVENT on Monday Feb. 24th. at AWS Scottsdale Design Center

Please RSVP below immediately if you plan on attending.

 

Join us for a Dacor Appliances Lunch & Learn

Featuring Special Guests Jan D'Atri and Chef Linda Martin

Jan D'Atri

Jan D'Atri

Chef Linda Martin

Chef Linda Martin

DATE:

Monday, February 24, 2014

 

TIME:

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

LOCATION:

Arizona Wholesale Supply
15125 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(Scottsdale Design Center)

 

RSVP:

Patti Wells at builder@awsco.net or 480-596-0092
prior to Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014


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Dacor Best of KBIS at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Award Winning Dacor Appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Dacor stole the show at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas (Feb. 4-6) with the Best in Show Award, Most Innovative Product Award, and a Best of KBIS 2014 Award.

Learn More at Our Dacor Lunch and Learn Event (see below)

Most Innovative Product Dacor Discovery Wine Station

In addition to two Best of KBIS awards yesterday, Dacor was also honored to be recognized with a Most Innovative Product award by Better Homes and Gardens for our Discovery WineStation. The prize reflects the magazine's favorite kitchen and bath products of the year which combine smart function, seamless style, and cutting-edge technology.

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Best in Show: Gold – Dacor: Discovery™ iQ 30” Wall Oven

The connected kitchen is no longer a thing of the future. Dacor®, the leading manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, introduces its Discovery™ iQ 30” Wall Oven, the world’s first wall oven to feature an integrated, wirelessly-connected tablet. Coined the “smartest” oven by CNET, its control panel features mobile technology for cooking control from both inside and outside the home via any smart phone or tablet.

Best of KBIS 2014 Award Winner

The connected kitchen just got smarter. Dacor announces its new Discovery™ iQ 48” Dual-Fuel Range, the world’s first range to feature an integrated, wirelessly-connected tablet. The range incorporates the proprietary Dacor iQ Controller, a sleek new control panel for today’s sophisticated chef. With the release of the new Dacor Remote iQ Cooking Application, homes chefs can control the range via any smart phone or tablet, from anywhere they are connected.

Be sure to attend the Dacor Lunch and Learn at the Arizona Wholesale Supply Scottsdale Showroom on February 24th featuring local celebrity Jan D'Atri and chef Linda Martin. Click on the link below for event details:

ARIZONA WHOLESALE SUPPLY DACOR LUNCH AND LEARN

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