New Appliance Ideas that Flopped

*Three Appliance Industry Epic Fails

During a career in the major appliance industry I've witnessed the introduction and growth of many great new products such as microwave ovens, convection ovens, induction cooktops, steam washers and dryers, french door refrigerators, and professional ranges for the home.

There have been a number of product flops, too. Here are three notable failures over the last two decades.

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Connected Appliances from Jenn-Air

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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

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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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Refrigerator Holiday Special

Arizona Wholesale Supply 12 Days of Christmas

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Electrolux French Door Refrigerator

STANDARD-DEPTH FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR WITH IQ-TOUCHTM CONTROLS

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STAINLESS STEEL

SLIDING SPILLSAFE® GLASS SHELVES
Slide-out for easy access and are designed to keep spills contained, making them easy to clean.

LUXURY-GLIDE® COOL ZONE™ DRAWER
Keeps contents chilled, so it’s perfect for wine and beer or even snacks and juice boxes.

MOST USABLE CAPACITY
Most usable space inside, same space on the outside, so you’ll have space for everything from party platters and beverages to kids’ snacks and juice boxes.

IQ-TOUCHTM CONTROLS
For those who like to have their options always visible on their refrigerator, the IQ-TouchTM control panel displays all of your options, at all times.

LUXURY-GLIDE® HUMIDITY-CONTROLLED CRISPER DRAWERS
Adjustable Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers keep fruits & vegetables fresher with self closing drawers that lock in freshness and extend effortlessly.

WAS $2,699

SAVE $1051

NOW $1648

Closeout – Supplies are Limited.

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Choosing a Counter Depth Refrigerator

Best Selection and Prices on Counter Depth Refrigerators

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Because of their shallow depth, counter depth or as they are sometimes known, cabinet depth, refrigerators have become very popular. They usually cost more and they have less capacity than their full depth counterparts. Nevertheless, since they don't stick out into the kitchen, customers are often willing to make the tradeoff.

Counter depth refrigerators should not be confused with built-in refrigerators. Built-in refrigerators fit snug into and flush with the surrounding cabinets. Whereas counter depth refrigerators are free standing units that have some clearance from the surrounding cabinets and protrude slightly beyond the kitchen counter.

Counter depth refrigerators are available in both Side-by-Side and French Door configurations. Each style offers models with or without external water and ice dispeners. Measure the space you have before going shopping. Nearly all counter-depth refrigerators are designed to fit in a 36 inch wide space. However, some are 69 inches tall and some are 72 inches tall. The sales associates at Arizona Wholesale Supply (AWS), are familiar with the different brands, models, and dimensions of counter depth refrigerators. Here are just a few examples of the products available through AWS.

Side-by-Side Counter Depth Refrigerators

 
Bosch Refrigerator

Bosch Refrigerator

This Bosch counter depth side-by-side B22CS30SNS is highly-rated and has a very contemporary look with a frameless exterior ice and water dispenser. It also features a dual evaporator for separate refrigerator and freezer cooling.

 
Frigidaire Refrigerator

Frigidaire Refrigerator

The Frigidaire Gallery 23 cu.ft counter depth side-by-side FGHC2331PF is a reliable performer at a decent price. Frigidaire touts their SmudgeProof™ stainless steel that resists fingerprints and is easy to clean.

Whirlpool Refrigerator

Whirlpool Refrigerator


The 25 cu. ft. Whirlpool Gold® WRS965CIA is the largest capacity counter depth side-by-side refrigerator in the industry. You'll love the in door ice storage that creates 30% more usable capacity in the freezer compartment. As part of the new Whirlpool ICE Collection it can also be purchased in a shiny white or black finish with stainless accents.

French Door Counter Depth Refrigerators

Jenn-Air Refrigerator

Jenn-Air Refrigerator

The Jenn-Air JFC2089WEM is an updated version of the original counter depth French Door refrigerator. Now on closeout, if you want a great brand at a great price, the JFC2089 might just be the best value on the market today.

KitchenAid Refrigerator

KitchenAid Refrigerator


At 72 inches, KitchenAid's KFCS22EVMS fills the gap above the refrigerator often left by the common 69 inch height. Be sure to check the height of your refrigerator space. This KitchenAid will give you a couple of cubic feet more than the Jenn-Air and is going to look nicer in the space.

Electrolux Refrigerator

Electrolux Refrigerator

The Electrolux IQ-Touch EI23BC65KS has a convenient exterior ice and water dispenser. This model also has a clever Cool Zone Drawer, and the dispener features IQ touch controls.

Whatever your preferences, the sales associates at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company, can help you get the perfect refrigerator to suit your needs and budget.


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Refrigerator Specials at Arizona Wholesale

Time is Running Out

Special Year End Refrigerator Prices

at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Choose from America's favorite brands – Amana, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool. Popular Side-by-Side and French Door models, all with dispensers, and all with Stainless Steel finishes.

Row 1 in image below:
Amana
ASD2575BRS Amana Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Retail $1299
Save $311
Special$988

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Maytag
MFX2575AEM Maytag French Door w/Pantry
Retail $2299
Save $550
Special $1749

KitchenAid
KFIS29BBMS Kitchenaid French Door Refrigerator
Retail $2899
Save $701
Special $2198

Row 2 in image below:
KitchenAid
KVIS21EVMS KitchenAid French Door Refrigerator
Retail $3399
Save $1201
Special $2198

Whirlpool

WRF736DRF Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator
Retail $2299
Save $550
CLOSEOUT

Special $1749


KitchenAid
KSF26C4XYY KitchenAid Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Retail $1999
Save $600
Special $1399

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Universal Design Appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply

5 Universal Design Appliance Trends

Making appliances work for Universal Design

Kitchen designers have been working on Universal Design kitchens for years now. There are some who even specialize in this area. For an appliance, this may be as simple as locating the appliance at a certain height. Unfortunately sometimes, appliances are just not as suitable for Universal Design as they could be. The good news is that more and more new appliances have features and capabilities that make the appliance more Universal Design friendly.

Here are some emerging trends in the way designers specify appliances and in the growth of certain appliance features and types that are more Universal Design friendly.

1. New trends in microwave ovens. We recently wrote about the growing popularity of microwave drawers 2013 Appliance Sales Trends. In addition to the trend for microwave drawers, we're seeing traditional built-in microwaves at or below counter height to make them more accessible.

2. French door refrigerators have become enormously popular, and they are very accessible. We especially like the more recent models that feature convenient, accessible pantry drawers.

3. Slide-in Ranges have been around for years. Their easy to reach upfront controls make operation a breeze. However, overhead ventilation can be a problem with any range. Jenn-Air offers a selection of electric and gas slide-in ranges that have downdraft ventilation which can be controlled from the front.

4. Refrigerator and freezer drawers are now offered by a host of appliance brands. Not only are they accessible, they can be located nearly anywhere in the kitchen. Since a convenient location can be critical for Universal Design, the value of this trend cannot be overemphasized.

5. Dishwashers are being raised. Ovens are being lowered. Dishwashers are the one kitchen appliance that is often too low to be accessible – not too high. Designers have fixed this by raising the dishwasher off the floor a few inches. On the other hand, wall ovens have typically been located with their controls at eye level for a standing adult. Now, we're seeing ovens placed in wall cabinet at a much lower height with convenient controls for everyone and an oven door at waist level. New steam-convection ovens are ideal for these installations.

In general, appliances themselves also have better designs. Induction cooktops are super safe and run cool. Child lockouts are now commonplace in appliances, just as auto-shutoff features. According to a recent article in Housing Zone,

There have been incredible technology and design improvements in the kitchen that make accessories, lighting, and appliances more intuitive and easier to use. Smart design helps to make the space more accessible and safe for all users.”

It also helps to deal with professionals such as those at Arizona Wholesale Supply who are experienced in providing appliances for all needs. They can help you select just the right appliance for your specific situation and budget.

What trends have YOU seen or would like to see to make kitchens accessible to all? Add your comments below:


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Jenn-Air Refrigerator JFC2089

Jenn-Air FD Cabinet Depth Refrigerator – JFC2089

The first French door cabinet depth refrigerator – still a great choice

JFC2089WEM

JFC2089WEM

 

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Though known for their cooking products, Jenn-Air® pioneered the cabinet-depth French door refrigerator with model JFC2089, around 2001. They followed this up with the dispenser model JFI2089, and later a 72″ tall 22 cu. ft. model JFC2290. Of course all three models are available in different handle configurations, and with stainless doors, or trim versions for custom wood panels.

This sleekly sophisticated Jenn-Air® freestanding French door refrigerator model JFC2089WE offers wide storage space above and a glide-out freezer drawer. Its electronic climate control maintains an ideal environment for ingredients within the refrigerator and freezer.

 
JFC2089WEP

JFC2089WEP

JFC2089WEP Features:

* TriSensor™ Electronic Climate Control

* Internal Water Dispenser
* Glide-Out Drawer with SmoothClose™ Drawer Track System
* Electronic Controls with LED Displays
* Temperature-Controlled Gourmet Bay™ Drawer with Self-Opening Lid
* Wine Hold in Gourmet Bay™ Drawer
* Automatic Ice Maker with Storage Bin

JFI2089AEP

Pro-Style Dispenser Model

JFI2089AEP

JFI2089AEP

 
JFC2290VEM
22 cu. ft. 72″ height
JFC2290VEM

JFC2290VEM


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The Return of Colorful Appliances

Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 10.33.53 AMSome of you may remember when appliances had names like Harvest Gold and Avocado. The colorful appliances of the mid-century ranged from aqua of the 1950s to the harvest gold of the 1970s.  For many decades appliances often came in white, off-white, and black. Then the stainless steel craze arrived.  Now we’re seeing a return to color on appliances ranging from washers, to stoves, to dryers, and to refrigerators.

Adding a colorful red washer and dryer suite to your laundry room can change the functional room into a stylish space. Coordinating the flooring tile or area rug with the appliance color will create a cohesive design you might find in elsewhere in the house but is unexpected in the laundry room.

Kitchen appliances like mixers and blenders, and even coffee makers have been available in colors for a few years now. A brand of stand mixers is known for their quality and rainbow of colorful hues. Larger appliances are beginning to follow this trend in Europe and now this trend is coming to the States.

A suite of kitchen appliances in bright colors can be intense. A single appliance in a bright shade would be a great accent and conversation starter. A range or wall oven in a bright orange or red would look great in a contemporary kitchen featuring other stainless steel elements and appliances. A deep navy stove in a traditional kitchen would add color but not be too garish.  There are so many colorful options should you choose to be bold with colorful appliances.

Take a look at our refrigerator options here.

Getting a refrigerator that fits

A Refrigerator to Fit in the Space Available

Q. Will a 35 1/2″ wide refrigerator fit properly in a 36″ wide space?
A. Maybe…and maybe not. There's more to the story.

Here's the bad news:

1. The manufacturer might specify a certain amount of space, eg. 1/2″ on each side for proper ventilation. That means that your 35 1/2″ wide refrigerator needs a 36 1/2″ space.

2. If there is a wall extending beyond the refrigerator, the manufacturer may specify 2-4 inches on that side to allow the refrigerator door to open sufficiently (see diagram below).

3. The door hinges may swing out so that you could potentially not be able to open the doors wide enough to have access to your refrigerator. This may be a small nuisance, or it may even prevent you from being able to open a refrigerator crisper to access its contents. Some brands such as Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air have hinges designed to open squarely so that at 90 degrees the door itself, not including the handle, is open inside the 35 1/2″ cabinet width (see below). However, other brands are hinged so that at 90 degrees the door swings outside the refrigerator cabinet.

 

Here's the good news:

1. A majority of refrigerator openings are located between cabinets and not bumping up against adjacent walls that extend out.

2. Just as 36″ wide refrigerators are really 35 1/2″ – 35 5/8″, the 36″ openings for them are quite often 36 1/2″ to 37 1/2″. Builders and cabinet makers take into consideration the need for a bit of extra space. This can be a good thing as long as they don't get carried away. Homeowners prefer a counter depth refrigerator to fill the space.

3. Refrigerator door swings don't really have anything to do with the space that the refrigerator occupies between the cabinets. Even in the case of counter-depth (not built-in) refrigerators, the doors themselves stick out beyond the 25″ countertops and therefore would swing free on each side unless there is a wall extending out.

Here's our recommendation

If all of this is beginning to make your brain hurt, here's a suggestion. Measure the opening for your new refrigerator – height, depth, and width. Make a rough sketch so that one can see how the space is configured. Be sure to include any walls that extend out on either side of your refrigerator. You don't need to be an expert at mechanical drawing. Get professional help by taking the dimensions and the drawing into an appliance sales associate such as the ones at Arizona Wholesale Supply (never a home improvement chain or even worse, a warehouse club).

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12 Days of Christmas Specials

Save on appliances for 12 more days.

Black Friday is over and the featured specials at the home improvement stores are over. BUT the holiday prices at Arizona Wholesale Supply are good until 12/26/2012.

We'll be featuring Christmas Specials daily for the next 12 days on this blog. Take a look at this great buy on a French door Refrigerator from Maytag. This must be the best buy in the industry on a fully-featured French door refrigerator, from one of America's most preferred appliance brands.

This classic model is loaded with deluxe features:

  • Large 25 cu. ft. capacity
  • Stainless Steel doors (no fake stainless here)
  • internal water dispenser
  • ice maker in the freezer
  • Convenient slide-out deli drawer
  • Energy-Star
Maytag Refrigerator

You can't beat this SPECIAL PRICE of $1348. So call or visit Arizona Wholesale Supply today to place your order for this great deal, and check out the many other specials on dishwashers, washer, and dryers!

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