New Jenn-Air Appliances coming to Arizona Wholesale

Jenn-Air Introduces New Cooking Modules

New Jenn-Air Product Category Soon at Arizona Wholesale

Jenn-Air-Modules

At the recent AD (Architectural Digest) show in New York City, Jenn-Air introduced a new line of 15″ wide modular cooking products including:

Induction module

Induction-Module

Induction Module

By converting the cookware into the heat source, induction technology offers fast, efficient and highly responsive cooking power. The Jenn-AirTM induction module features a flexible element to accommodate various sized cookware and glass touch electronic controls.

Induction Wok module

This unique modular induction wok features a concave design to cradle a round-bottom wok. With an element that delivers up to 3,600 watts and the high efficiency of induction technology, it provides powerful and effective wok cooking. Additional features include pan detection and glass touch controls.

Both the cooktop and wok modules feature pan detection, which detects cookware before enabling an element, and automatically turns off the element 30 seconds after cookware is removed. Both a Jenn-Air round-bottom and flat bottom wok will be offered as accessories for the induction modules.

Chrome Infused Griddle module

Chrome-Infused-Griddle

Chrome Infused Griddle

Originally available on its Pro-StyleⓇ​ soon be available as a 15” module. Its chrome infused surface combined with 1,800 watts allows for faster cooking while radiating less heat in the kitchen. In addition to its durability, the chrome surface is easy to clean and maintains its sleek, shiny appearance. A white LED backlit knob indicates when the griddle is on.

Gas single module

Featuring the most powerful BTU output offered by Jenn-Air, the 20,000 BTU commercial-style, dualring burner on this module can sear, create a rapid boil or achieve high heat for wok cooking while also achieving an ultra-low 700 BTUs, gentle enough to melt chocolate or butter without scorching.

Gas double module

This 2-burner modular gas cooktop features two elegant, brass 15,000 BTU burners including a dual-stacked PowerBurner that provides two levels of flame to handle a range of cooking methods, from high-powered searing and boiling to gentle simmering. An included wok ring fits securely on top of the grates to accommodate a wok.

Gas-double-module

Gas Double Module

4″ Downdraft strip

Featuring a sleek 4” width design, a 350 CFM blower capacity and tap-touch backlit controls, this downdraft vent works with any cooktop module to keep the air clear without interrupting kitchen sight lines. For those in spaces that preclude access to exterior venting, the vent is convertible to duct-free ventilation that uses a filter to efficiently capture smoke, grease and moisture.

For more photos of the new Jenn-Air modules click our Houzz link below and view the “Coming Soon” photos in Projects:

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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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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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Review of K+BB Criteria for Choosing a Cooktop

Kitchen and Bath Business Drops the Ball

Advice for choosing a cooktop according to the “experts”.

I regularly read the articles in Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB) for the latest news in appliances. It’s generally quite informative. Sometimes articles appear to be written by folks who are writers, but not necessarily SMEs (Subject Matter Experts). While there is nothing wrong with this, when they don’t conduct thorough research and fact-check their information, the advice they give can be misleading. Consider the recent article:

Bertazzoni-Cooktop

Five Criteria to choosing the right cooktop

Here are my comments on the above article’s content.

1. Size considerations.

The author proclaims that if you need extra counter space, you should consider an electric smoothtop or induction top because you can use it as counter-space. Think about this. Your cooktop is a big investment. It’s obviously heat resistant and durable, but it is not a cutting board, nor is it a work surface. Yes, you might put down a bag of groceries on it now and then (carefully), but really it’s not a food prep station or general use countertop. If you drop something on it, your cooktop can break, costing you hundreds of dollars.

2. Cooking habits.

Again, the author’s advice is generally OK, but could be more useful – until she trips up with this doozy.

“..please note, though, that induction cooktops only work with cast iron, enamel cast iron or stainless steel cookware.”

Just about everyone in the industry knows that there are many stainless steel pots and pans that will not work on induction cooktops. The test is to place a magnet on the bottom of the pan. If the magnet sticks you’re OK, if not, the cookware is not usable on induction.

3. Energy usage.

It’s a big mistake to make energy usage a deciding factor in purchasing a cooktop, but the KB+B author jumps right in with her recommendations. Though I’m a big fan of saving energy, it’s unwise to decide among a gas vs. electric vs. induction cooktop based on energy usage. The total difference in energy cost among the various cooktops will not amount to much at all. Worry instead about the energy usage of an air conditioner or water heater – even washer, dryer, and refrigerator. The difference in energy costs on cooktop types is just not significant.

4. Safety considerations.

Here the author begins by stating that if safety is your concern then you should only choose electric or induction. WOW! Millions of us cook with gas. Are we disregarding the safety and well-being of our families? Seriously?

5. Maintenance and Care.

There’s an opportunity here for lots of good advice on cooktop maintenance and care, but alas the author just can’t seem to provide informed content even here.

Here’s my advice to K+BB: You have a stable full of great designers who write articles for you, and there are also many specialists available to you who are expert on appliances, cabinets, countertops, and other topics. There’s nothing wrong with using a writer (in this case a PR person) to produce your content, but at least have a subject matter expert review his or her content before publishing.


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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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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.

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Miele Lunch and Learn at Arizona Wholesale

Miele Chef Demonstrates Induction, Steam, and More

Miele

Miele Chef, Chris Bauza

Miele Lunch and Learn at Arizona Wholesale – Scottsdale

On Thursday, May 30th, guests enjoyed a delicious lunch of Skillet Penne and Turkey Sausage prepared by Miele Chef, Chris Bauza on the amazing Miele induction cooktop. The cooktop uses magnetic induction power to create heat in the pan while the glass cooktop itself remains cool. It is faster than gas, provides near instant on and off capabilities, and has precision heat control.

MIele-Lunch

Skillet Penne and Turkey Sausage

After wowing the group with this incredible cooktop, Chef Chris gave us a preview of the exciting new Miele Combi-Steam Oven. The oven cooks with steam, convection, or combination of steam and convection. Steam cooking seems to be the hottest thing (no pun intended) going in cooking these days, and customers rave about the results in steam cooking.

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Thermador Lunch & Learn at Arizona Wholesale

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Thermador Shows Induction Cooktop and Steam/Convection Oven

Chef Janne

On Friday, May 3rd, Chef Janne of Thermador prepared Meatballs in Port Wine Sauce and Red Lobster Biscuit Knockoffs as well as other delicious treats for a group of Phoenix/Scottsdale area designers at Arizona Wholesale Supply in Scottsdale. Download Recipe Here: Chef Janne's Recipes

Using Thermador's new Steam and Convection oven, Chef Janne wowed the group with the amazing capabilities of this product. Here Janne points to the easy to use controls that make operation of this appliance a breeze.

Designers

Designers are captivated by the performance of Thermador's innovative Freedom cooktop

Cynthia Woody

Cynthia Woody owner of Cynthia Woody Design (cynthiawoodydesign.com) frequently attends events at Arizona Wholesale Supply to stay current with the latest trends and products.

Thermador Steam and Convection Oven

Thermador_Steam

Defrost, steam, proof, bake, slow cook and reheat. The Thermador Steam & Convection Oven’s performance and flexibility are unmatched. The oven provides supreme taste, texture and quality. Built with the craftsmanship and performance that define Thermador, you’ll wonder how you ever cooked without the power of steam.

Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop

Thermador_Induction

Induction has been the most revolutionary advancement in cooking technology in the last 30 years. Now it‘s time for Thermador to inaugurate a new revolution: the Freedom Induction Cooktop. Our complete Induction Cooktop collection provides the speed and precision of PowerBoost technology and features the largest and most powerful element in its class.

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