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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Kitchen Venting Requirements

Good News for Builders and Remodelers

CFM Reducers can eliminate makeup air requirement

Chimney Hood

Wall Mount Range Hood

Arizona Wholesale Supply Report on Range Hood Developments

We've written previously about the code requirement for makeup air when hoods exceed a CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) of over 400.

New Rules for Venting

Essentially, this building code means that installing one of the better and more powerful range hoods in new construction or remodels will also require providing for “makeup air” to replace the air removed from the dwelling by the exhaust hood.

Several hood manufacturers now have makeup air kits that can be installed to provide the needed air to “makeup” for the air removed from the house by the 400+ cfm vent hoods. However, the installation of these kits can be problematic, and they introduce an additional expense.

To avoid the problem and the expense of makeup air kits, there are now some CFM Reducers available that can reduce the output of hoods to 300 CFM. Naturally, you could simply purchase a 300 CFM hood in the first place, but that limits you to some basic entry level hoods. With a CFM reducer kit there becomes a much wider variety of hoods available that can now meet the under 400 CFM requirement.

A quick scan of hood manufacturers shows that Broan/Nutone, Zephyr, Best, and Elica hoods all offer CFM reducers. So now, there are 2 options to meet the new code requirement.

  1. Makeup Air Kits that pull in outside air to “make up” for the air being exhausted by high power hoods. Or,
  2. CFM Reducers that reduce the exhaust output of the hood to 300 CFM.

While you may wish to discuss ventilation code issues with your mechanical contractor, it's also good to know that there are options that allow you to include a premium hood along with your premium appliances, and still meet the code requirements.

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