New Appliances from Jenn-Air

New Jenn-Air Induction Downdraft Cooktop

New Jenn-Air Cooktop Coming to Arizona Wholesale Supply

The industry's first downdraft induction cooktop will be shipping from Jenn-Air later this year. Equipped with powerful induction elements, and the legendary Jenn-Air center downdraft system, this innovative cooktop builds on Jenn-Air's cooking legacy.

A pioneer in induction cooking, Jenn-Air, had an induction cartridge for its modular downdraft cooktop back in the '80's, and later a hybrid four element glass cooktop with two induction elements and two radiant elements.

Jenn-Air's all new 36″ downdraft induction cooktop offers all the benefits of twenty-first century induction technology combined with the advantages of proximity downdraft ventilation. It's literally two appliances in one.

Jenn-Air-Cooktop

With no overhead vent hood, sight lines are open, smoke and odors are captured at the source, and island installation is straightfoward. For those, who don't have the option of venting an island cooktop through the floor, Jenn-Air offers a duct-free kit as an option. Duct-free downdraft can be a real life saver and open up more possibilities for kitchen design.

Jenn-Air's new induction downdraft cooktop has a powerful center vent rated at 350 CFM, perfect for a vent system that captures smoke and odor at the source before it escapes into the room.

The flexible induction cooking areas on each side are controlled by an electronic touchpad, and have built-in sensors that detect pans and will not operate absent a correctly sized pan. The cooktop can accommodate up to six pans as well as oblong pans, griddles, or Dutch ovens. When selected, a Performance Boost setting will provide a brief (up to 10 minutes) boost of power higher than the maximum setting.

For more information on this Jenn-Air cooktop or other appliances contact your designer or builder, and make an appointment with one of the consultants at Arizona Wholesale Supply today.


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Electric Cooktops from Arizona Wholesale Supply

Choosing an Electric Cooktop

Coil Cooktops

Coil-Cooktop

There are two common types of electric cooktops offered in the U.S. – coil and radiant. Coil cooktops probably go back to the original electric cooking devices ever, and they continue to be an industry standard for entry level purchases. Advantages include low cost, reliability, speed, and ease of replacement. Coil cooktops have simple construction, are widely available making them the lowest cost cooktops on the market. In addition, the simple design and few components, make them very reliable. Amazingly, these workhorses of electric cooktops are very fast to heat. Most coil cooktops have individual elements that plug in and pull out and can easily be replaced without a service call.

Disadvantages of coil cooktops, include cleanability and appearance; the coil design is a bit clunky looking and outdated. Also, though they are quick to heat, coil cooktops are slow to cool down, and changing heat levels up and down is slow i.e., they are not very responsive.

Radiant Cooktops

Radiant-Cooktop

Also known as smoothtops, radiant cooktops have glass or Ceran® on the surface with electric coils underneath. Radiant cooktops are attractive and easy to clean. Just as coil cooktops they are dependable, but the heating elements are hidden underneath the glass and are not consumer replaceable. They are slower to heat up than coil cooktops, but the coil design and electronic controls do seem to make them more responsive than traditional coil cooktops. Radiant cooktops are more expensive than standard coil cooktops.

Induction Cooktops

Of course, Induction cooktops count as another version of electric, but we've fully covered induction cooktops in another recent blog. Click here:

Induction Cooktops

Here are other recent blogs about cooktops:

Freestanding range vs cooktop oven

Gas Cooktops

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Induction Cooktops

Three Criteria for a New Induction Cooktop

Price, Power, and Features

You're already convinced that you want a new induction cooktop, and why not? Instant on and off, super safe, amazing cleanup, and more. It's time to make the move! But which model should I choose? What size should I buy? How much should I pay? What bells and whistles are really worth having? Read on.

Power

One of the reasons for buying an induction cooktop is the amazing speed that you get with induction cooktops. By all means, your new cooktop should have a power burner which will bring water to a boil as fast as lightning. Seriously, ask your sales associate what the wattage is on the largest induction element. It's not a perfect measure, but is a good indication of what kind of speed you'll have. But let's face it, ALL of these cooktops are going to beat any conventional cooktop on time to boil. Jenn-Air touts a “fastest to boil” feature on their power element.

Features

Thermador-Freedom

Thermador

There are a host of feature differences on different induction brands and models. For example, you might prefer a bridge element: two elements connect to offer the option of cooking with an oblong pan. Various convection tops have large power elements. Thermador has a unique Freedom cooktop that enables pots and pans to be placed anywhere on the cooking surface.

Price

Whirlpool-Induction

Whirlpool

Now that induction cooktops have been around for some time, prices have moderated some, but they're still not inexpensive. On the other hand, it's hard to find a user that doesn't love cooking with induction. You don't want to pay more than is necessary, but you also don't want to go so low that you're disappointed in the outcome. GE, Frigidaire, and Whirlpool are popular priced brands that each offer induction cooktops. Consult with your builder or designer, and make sure you visit with the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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Choosing a cooktop for your kitchen

Cooktops abound at Arizona Wholesale Supply

If you are remodeling or building new, one of the kitchen choices you may have is separate cooktop and oven configurations vs. a freestanding or slide-in range which combines the cooking surface and oven into a single appliance. If you choose a cooktop and oven layout, you'll have myriad cooktop options in size, fuel type, brands and venting.

Sizes

In general cooktops are made in 24″, 30″, 36″, 48″, and 60″ width usually designed to fit in a 24″ deep base cabinet or island. A 24″ wide cooktop is compact; something you might expect to find in a studio apartment for example. A 30″ 4 element/burner cooktop is a common cooktop size for most starter homes. It gives the homeowner the same size cooking surface, typically 4 gas burners or electric elements, that they'll find on standard size ranges.

Gas Cooktop

30 Gas Cooktop

For additional burners or a griddle, you're probably going to want at least a 36″ cooktop. Make sure to let your designer know early in the process in order to accommodate the larger cooktop width.

For heavy duty cooking, or special needs such as deep fryers or grills, you may elect for even a larger cooktop 42″, 48″, or even 60″. Of course, modular units can be assembled in a variety of widths.

Fuel Types

Gas burners or electric elements represent the vast majority of all cooktops. Gas will be natural gas or in some cases, propane. Standard electric elements are coil, though they are increasingly becoming rare, or glass smooth top where the element is underneath the glass. Induction cooktops have been around for a while, and are becoming very popular.

Induction cooktops use a magnetic force to create heat. They generate heat very quickly, and much like gas, induction reaches full power and turns off quickly. Of course, induction has the advantage of no flame.

  1. Gas
  2. Electric Coil
  3. Electric radiant
  4. Induction
  5. Hybrid

Flexibility – Modular and Downdraft

 
Wolf-Modules

Separate Wolf Modules

Customers may also want some flexibility in a cooktop surface. For this, they may choose individual specialized cooktops, or cooktop bases with optional modules. For example, with Wolf cooktops you may wish to purchase an array of different individual cooktops an place them side-by-side.

Jenn-Air-Downdraft

Jenn-Air 3 Cartridge Downdraft

Jenn-Air offers downdraft cooktops in a modular configuration so that you can quickly replace modules depending on your cooking needs.

Though we've covered a lot of options here, there's more, much more that you might wish to know about cooktops. Consult your designer or builder to get their advice, and of course the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply are here to answer your questions any time.

Check back to this blogsite often for upcoming blogs on advantages and disadvantages of different cooktop fuel types.


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Safe and Proper Use of Glass or Ceran® Cooktops

How to Protect your Radiant or Induction Cooking Surface

Smooth glass/ceramic cooking surfaces have many advantages over traditional electric elements. In addition to the smoothtop's clean uninterruped appearance, they're far easier to clean and they provide an even, reliable source of cooking heat. Smooth “glass” cooking surfaces may also referred to by trade names such as Ceran® or even by the manufacturer such as Schott. Whether you're cooking with induction or radiant systems, both cooking surfaces need to be used with care. In the case of induction, spills can be easily wiped up immediately because the top stays relatively cool.

These tops are durable and long-lasting. With care, you can look forward to using them for many years. Nevertheless, they can break if you drop something on them. My daughter's cat pushed a decorative pot off a shelf above her range, and KABOOM! In her case, replacing the top cost almost as much as purchasing a new range.

Cookware

Any cookware with a rough bottom can permanently scratch glass surfaces. This includes your Grandma's favorite cast iron frying pan. Also, check that colorful and expensive ovenware and make sure the bottom is perfectly smooth before you use it on your cooking surface.

Be careful about leaving cooking utensils on the cooking surface. if the plastic handle melts and sticks to the surface, it could ruin the top.

Cooking Ingredients

Sugar and salt, two of the most common ingredients used for cooking can be the enemy of your rangetop. Sugary overflows can carmalize and seep into microscopic spaces in your cooktop where it cannot be removed. A heavy pan on top of gritty salt crystals can permanently scratch the cooking surface. Wipe up spills, especially sugary overflows immediately, and keep the top clean.

Using the top as a work surface

I've recently recently seen advice from a well-known designer, stating that an advantage of a smooth cooking surface is that it can be used as a work surface and even as a prep area. Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! That glass surface is not a cutting board. Nor is it designed as a storage area for heavy items.

Do I need to say this? NEVER stand on the cooktop. It may seem to support your weight. However later, when you turn on the cooktop, as the glass expands it could easily begin to crack or shatter due to unseen stress fractures. The same holds true for placing and leaving heavy items on the cooktop.

Much of this is common sense. It's easy to think of the cooking surface in your kitchen as a continuation of your countertop, but it's not. It's an expensive major appliance.

Please read the manual that came with your cooktop or range for detailed instructions on your specific appliance. In addition, Schott has detailed information on their glass by clicking on their FAQ below:

Schott Ceran


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Bertazzoni Appliances at KBIS 2015

Up and Coming Italian Brand Wows at KBIS

New Products, New Features, Bright Colors

After more than a couple decades of attending appliance trade shows, I'm used to yawning my way through exhibits, hoping in vain to see something exciting, noteworthy, and different. However, this year's Design and Construction Week (KBIS/IBS) was a bit different. Several appliance manufacturers are out to make a statement.

Their statement is:

WE'RE SPECIAL! LOOK AT US!!

Bertazzoni was at KBIS 2015 in a big way. Their bold *colors make them hard to miss. The professional range lineup is available in 7 different colors including the Ferrari red below:

Don't want to jump out on a limb with a bold range color? If, like most appliance customers you're wedded to stainless steel, not to worry. The striking colors are options, and Bertazzoni offers a full selection of stainless steel ranges, cooktops, ovens, and more. Here are just a couple of the stand outs from Bertazzoni at KBIS 2015.

Warming drawer

How can a warming drawer be special? How about a warming drawer that closes like other high end kitchen cabinet drawers, with soft touch technology? Bertazzoni has it.

Induction ranges and cooktops

Bertazzoni just announced that they are launching their new induction range and cooktop line in the U.S. market. The selection features a Professional Series 30″ Induction Range (available in stainless steel as well as six colors), a Master Series 30″ Induction Range and two touch control Induction cooktops. Bertazzoni touts this as the largest selection of induction cooking appliances in North America.

Bertazzoni Cooktop

Of course, Bertazzoni showed their full line of cooktops including the award-winning (Best of Show KBIS 2012) segmented gas/griddle/induction cooktop. This innovative 36″ cooktop combines the power of gas heat, with an even-cooking electric griddle, and induction electric smoothtop cooking.

On hand to greet visitors and help answer questions about their products were members of the Bertazzoni family. The Bertazzoni brand is a six generation family-owned enterprise, based in Northern Italy.

To see an engaging musical video about the Bertazzoni brand click on the link below:

Bertazzoni Video

Bertazzoni Video

*Bertazzoni colours are applied in a fully durable, double layer coating on stainless steel using the latest processes developed for the automobile industry. The finish is acid and temperature resistant to give you a long-lasting lustre, and bring a new dimension to the design and style to your kitchen.

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Appliance Specials at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Check out this Special Deal at Arizona Wholesale

Although I recently finished remodeling my kitchen, my appliance background always leads me to check for deals. Unlike others, as a large builder distributor Arizona Wholesale Supply, really has everyday low prices on all appliances. Builders can't work without a reliable distributor who has the ability to be a day-to-day low price supplier.

So, when I see a special from Arizona Wholesale Supply, I pay attention. This one is an extra special special. Maybe you've been interested in induction cooking? Now is the time to take a closer look.

Let's start by reviewing the three types of electric cooktops:

Conventional electric coil element cooktops

These cooktops have been around forever, well…since the days of Thomas Edison. Coil elements are still around, but found usually only in entry level cooktops. I don't want to disparage this product, though. Coil elements are reliable, easy to replace, and heat quickly.

Ceran electric smoothtops

Ceran smoothtops have become a very popular choice in electric, largely replacing coil elements. They clean easily, heat quickly, and have become quite affordable.

Electric induction cooktops

Induction has been available for a long time, but for many years has been considered a specialty item, and only available in a few brands. That has all changed, most cooking brands include induction cooktops in their line. Induction gets your pans hot nearly instantly, cooks quickly and evenly, and turns off instantly. Induction is promoted as electric, but with all the advantages of gas. Historically, it's been priced considerably higher than other changes.

Manufacturer Closeout

Recently, induction cooktop prices have begun to drop. Nevertheless, when a super premium/luxury brand to has a closeout on induction – MORE THAN HALF OFF! it is remarkable indeed.

Electrolux Induction Hybrid Cooktops

 

*30″ Electrolux Hybrid Cooktop $798 msrp $1699

*36″ Electrolux Hybrid Cooktop $848 msrp $1999

Electrolux-Induction-Cooktop

Electrolux Wave-Touch Series EW36CC55GB

  • 36″ Hybrid Induction Cooktop
  • 2 Induction/3 Radiant Elements
  • Electronic Touch Controls
  • Blue LED Display
  • Easy-to-Clean Cooktop Surface: Black

*Limited to stock on hand

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