Commercial Appliances in Your Home

Purchasing Restaurant or Commercial Appliances for Home Use

Appliances for Restaurants and Institution vs Residential Appliances

Some years ago, I was handling appliance sales to a large homebuilder who was building a big (16 home) model home complex for a huge planned community. They wanted one home to contain a kitchen complete with authentic commercial appliances. They'd done some research and had some brand choices such as a Traulsen commercial refrigerator and a Vulcan restaurant range. These brands are indeed products you might find in restaurants, and large institutions, but they are not built for a home kitchen.

I pushed back, but they insisted so I connected with a restaurant supply company, got the literature, specs, pricing, and then met with the homebuilder. When I presented the refrigerator, I asked if they wanted the compressor located inside or outside the house. I explained that the refrigerator manufacturer offered an external compressor and condenser package to reduce the noise and heat from the refrigerator.

Traulsen-Refrigerator

I informed them that they would need to run a larger than standard gas line to the home for the commercial range, that they'd need to provide some extra insulation in the wall behind, and pointed out that the 34″ deep range would stick out considerably into the kitchen from their 24″ deep cabinets. The parts only warranty that came with these products might not even apply since these appliances were not built for residential use. Needless to say, their plan for “true” commercial appliances was scuttled.

Vulcan Range

The end of the story is that today at Arizona Wholesale Supply you can choose from a variety of residential appliances with commercial or restaurant features, that will fit in your kitchen, come with complete warranties, and will satisfy all your needs for high performance and durability. Some of these brands such as Wolf, Viking, and BlueStar to name a few have authentic commercial heritages.

For help in your remodeling or new build project, work with your designer or builder, and make an appointment with the specialists at Arizona Wholesale Supply for the best advice and selections of appliances and more to outfit your home.


Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

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Why We Love Laminate Flooring For The Kitchen

Laminate flooring is small slice of genius when it comes to kitchen flooring. Its best attributes are all ideal for a kitchen that is a busy central hub in the home. It is the space where adults, kids, guests, and pets all converge and inevitably make some kind of mess. Children pour milk into the cereal bowl too fast and splash it all over the floor. Pets dance around excitedly hoping for a treat and add a lot of wear to the floor in the process. Dinner party guests accidentally tip their appetizer plate and the sauce creeps underfoot.  If this sounds like your kitchen and you’re getting ready to remodel we recommend you take a serious look at a laminate flooring option. Why?

To begin with, modern laminate flooring is designed to resemble real wood or tile and the effect is convincing. Using laminate doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and good taste. Next, a huge benefit of laminate is that it is very easy to clean. To care for it just be sure to quickly clean up any spills, sweep it regularly, and use a damp mop to maintain the luster of the surface. If you do this consistently, upkeep of the floor over time will be a piece of cake because laminate flooring is resistant to stains and scratches.

It happens to be exceptionally durable because of the way it is constructed. It is comprised of four layers that achieve both strength and aesthetics. They are: a melamine wear layer, a high-resolution photo, a dense core board, and a melamine backing layer. There is one detrimental substance that compromises the integrity of the flooring and that is dirt/sand. It is very abrasive and if it is on the floor for extended lengths of time it will scratch it.

Another benefit of laminate flooring is the ease with which it can be installed! It’s amazingly simple.  Both glue-free and glue options are available. These are applied over the subfloor and an underlayment (sometimes two underlayment layers). 

The last reason we’ll share, although there are certainly more, is the fact that there are so many options. Once you start exploring the details of this type of flooring you’ll find that it’s available in a wide variety of colors, textures, shapes, and finishes. All things considered, it’s an excellent choice for a household where function is the number one priority in the kitchen!

If you would like to read more about this material, visit How Laminate Is Made.  Make sure to visit us online or in person if you have any questions about the process or how to get started with this amazing option for your home!

Energy Star Homes

Why Buy an Energy Star Home?

If you're in the market for a new home, there are a host of choices you'll need to make. Yup, it's way more than just location, location, location. One think you might want to consider is purchasing an Energy Star certified home.

What is an Energy Star Certified Home?

According to the folks at the EPA an ENERGY STAR certified new home will deliver:

“energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes”.

In order for a new home to earn the ENERGY STAR label it must undergo a process of inspections, testing, and verification in order to meet strict EPA requirements.

Benefits of Energy Star Home

Here are the benefits of an Energy Star Certified Home according to the Energy Star experts:

Better durability
More comfortable
Lower utility and maintenance costs

  • Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 20-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.
  • Together, families who purchased homes earning the ENERGY STAR label save more than $350 million each year on their utility bills.
  • Should the time come to consider selling, the ENERGY STAR label will set the home apart as something better: a home of genuine quality, comfort, and efficiency.

List of Energy Star builders in Arizona

Click on the link below for the Energy Star new home partners:

Arizona Energy Star Home Builders

Energy Star Appliances

Speaking of Energy Star, Arizona Wholesale Supply offers a huge selection of Energy Star rated appliances. Why is that important?

Well, as much as 20% of the energy use in an average house can be appliance usage. Whether your builder uses Whirlpool or GE for standard appliance selections or even if you're building a custom home with luxury appliance brands, the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply are going to be there for your new home professional. After all, Arizona Wholesale Supply is Arizona's oldest, and leading builder supplier of major appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more. Family owned and operated since 1944.


For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

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Maytag Durable Dishwashers

Maytag Appliances Focus on Durability – Warranty

New Maytag Dishwashers Take a New Direction

See The Maytag Man of 2034

Many of us grew up with the Maytag Repairman. He was known as Ol’ Lonely. But these days you don’t hear the words “Ol’ Lonely.” And the iconic Maytag Repairman is no longer a repair man. Today, he’s simply called the Maytag Man. There’s a reason for this change. Maytag feels that having a Repair Man as your spokesperson, even a lonely one, focuses on the negative. The POSITIVE…the reason why the repairman is lonely…is the story of Maytag’s dependability and durability.

The Maytag Man

Maytag-Man

He’s the heart and sole of dependability

Maytag’s new dishwasher, for example is not the same as some of its sister brands under the Whirlpool umbrella. Here’s how Maytag describes its best model:

MDB8969SDM

OUR QUIETEST DISHWASHER EVER WITH LARGE CAPACITY

Our quietest dishwasher ever has all the cleaning power of Maytag without the ruckus. It’s built with the most powerful motor on the market to handle dried-on egg yolk on plates and peanut butter on knives. Plus, this reliable dishwasher features a 4-blade stainless steel chopper and disposer to chew up scraps and the PowerBlast™ cycle to rinse them all away. And when it comes to loading and unloading, the premium ball-bearing rack glides on the upper rack are built to stand up to a decade of openings and closings and still slide out smooth. We built this large-capacity dishwasher with tough stainless steel to take on the worst messes. Then we made it our quietest ever at only 47 dBA1—even quieter than coffee brewing. This reliable dishwasher also comes backed with a 10-year limited parts warranty, and it’s assembled in Findlay, Ohio at the largest dishwasher manufacturing plant in the world.

  • Even though this dishwasher has a 4-blade stainless steel chopper and disposer – unlike filter-based models, this Maytag still has a respectably quiet 47dba sound rating.
  • Continuing to defy conventional wisdom, instead of using a tiny European style motor, Maytag proudly promotes the largest, most powerful motor in the industry.
  • You can see why Maytag isn’t afraid of offering a 10-year limited parts warranty.

Maytag is so confident of it’s durability, it is already training the Maytag Man of 2034. See video below:

Please don’t try this at home. As you can tell, Simon is a professional!


For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

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Maytag rated #1 in leading consumer magazine

#1 Rated Maytag MHW7000AW Washer is no surprise

Get it Now at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company

Maytag Washer

Maytag has been making washers since 1908. It's no surprise that the latest edition of a leading consumer magazine has this great new Maytag MHW7000AW Front-loading washer rated #1.

Top-Rated

If you want a washing machine that will do it all, this is your best choice. Using either hot or cold water your clothes will get the best cleaning available. Maytag has an exclusive PowerWash® cycle that provides extra cleaning action along with hot water to fight stains. Using the Cold Wash cycle, you get the same best in class performance AND added engergy savings.

The jumbo 4.3 cu. ft. capacity saves even more money by allowing you to use fewer loads to get more clothes washed quicker. Maytag® Commercial Technology means the components are built to last, and have the added security of a 10-year limited parts warranty. Just like mom, and grandma before you, buying a Maytag means you'll get your clothes cleaner not just today, but for many years into the future.

FEATURES

APPEARANCE
Extra-Large Window in Door
Front-Loading
Stainless Steel Tub

CAPACITY
4.3 Cu Ft Capacity

CONTROLS
Estimated Time Remaining Display

WASHING SYSTEM
1400 RPM Spin Speed
IntelliTemp™ Automatic Temperature Control

WASH CYCLES – 11 Automatic Wash Cycles
5 Water Temperature Combinations, 12 Hour Fresh Spin™ Option, Allergen Removal Cycle, Delicates Cycle, Extra Rinse Option, Normal Cycle, Power Wash Cycle, Steam for Stains Option, Overnight Wash & Dry Cycle, NSF® Certified Sanitary Cycle w/ Steam, Cold Wash Cycle

CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Add A Garment
Control Lockout
Detergent Dispenser
3 Tray Dispenser Drawer

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Advanced Vibration Control Plus®
American Pride Designation
Maytag® Commercial Technology
Variable Speed Magnetic Direct Drive Motor
Dynamic Venting Technology®

ENERGY/SOUND/POWER
CEE Tier III Level
Energy Star Qualified

MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
1 Year Limited Parts and Labor
5 Year Limited Parts-Motor, Wash Basket, DVT Fan
10 Year Limited Parts-Motor & Stainless Tub

DIMENSIONS
38 1/2″ H x 33″ D x 27″ W


For the best selection and pricing on Maytag and other leading brands call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

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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:

Arizona Wholesale

Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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Concrete Floors with a Modern Flair

Concrete is a perfect material to use for flooring because it is very durable and very easy to maintain. But when we say concrete, many of us think of the plain grayish floor that we often see in a basement or garage. But thanks to recent trends in flooring, that plain concrete can now be turned into works of art, thanks to the technology called “acid staining.”

With acid staining, concrete is treated with a special acidic solution that soaks into the concrete to chemically change it to create different patterns. These patterns are long lasting and it does not fade or peel like paint. Thus, with acid staining, your possibilities for the design of your flooring are practically endless. You can create different looks for your concrete by selecting different style, texture, pattern and design to match the overall decoration of your home.

Here are some patterns and ideas that you can choose if you opt to acid stain your concrete flooring:

  1. You can make your concrete look like any type of stones use for flooring like granite, marble, slate among others.
  2. Acid staining can also make your concrete flooring looks like tiles dividing the floor into a pattern of squares or rectangles.
  3. You can also transform your flooring into marvelous works of art as you can create pop art or geometric images with acid staining.

Remember, flooring is the most important element that any homeowner should give focus to as it sets the overall decoration theme that you want for your house. And thanks to new flooring trends like acid staining, you can now create gorgeous, functional and durable flooring for your home. Visit the Arizona Wholesale Supply site to find out more about our acid staining services.