Pros and Cons: Range vs. Cooktop/Oven

Freestanding Range vs Cooktop and Oven

Kitchen Debate: Purchase a Range or a Cooktop and Oven

When building a home or re-designing a kitchen, homeowners can be faced with the choice of installing a single kitchen range vs. a cooktop and a separate wall oven. Here are a few considerations:

Advantages and disadvantages of a kitchen range

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This is a simple decision. Choose the range and you've purchased two appliances at once. No worries about locating two separate appliances, choosing among various dimensions eg, 30″ vs 36″, or running gas and/or electric lines to separate locations.

On the other hand, you'll be locking yourself into 2 separate appliances in a single space which may be inconvenient. You could find yourself needing to cook on the range surface while standing in front of a hot oven. Some people find that repeatedly bending over to access the oven is uncomfortable.

Advantages and disadvantages of a separate cooktop and oven

One big advantage is that by purchasing the cooktop and oven separately, you can get exactly the features you want in each appliance. Also, separate appliance purchases may sometimes result in different brands sizes and fuel types of cooktops and ovens. By having a wall oven installed at eye level, it can be operated and accessed without bending over.

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In most instances, separate cooktops and wall ovens will cost more than a comparable freestanding range. Having remodeled kitchens in two different homes in the last 5 years, we've chosen both configurations. We love our current double oven range with radiant top. However, the separate gas cooking surface and combination wall oven/microwave probably edges out the freestanding range. Viva la difference!

For the best advice on appliance locations and options work with your builder and designer, and of course make sure to schedule an appointment with an appliance professional at Arizona Wholesale Supply for the best choices.


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New SMEG Appliances at Arizona Wholesale

What's New at Arizona Wholesale Supply?

SMEG Appliances from Italy

A few years ago Fiat automobiles were relaunched in the U.S. with some very clever TV commercials announcing “The Italians are coming.” Well, they sure are, but their invasion has not been limited to automobiles. Italian appliances have also made their mark in the U.S. over the past few years. Among the latest, is the Italian brand SMEG. It's now available in Arizona at Arizona Wholesale Supply.

I had an advance notice about SMEG. While vacationing in England a few years ago, we were wandering the streets of Bath, and passed an appliance store. In deference to my wife, I resisted the urge to go inside, but I did check out the SMEG refrigerator in the window display. Now, this upscale Italian brand is available in the U.S. As you can see the refrigerator has a distinct retro 50's look, and is available in an array of colors including the pastel blue below. It's a sturdy product, and a particular nice fit in smaller kitchens. Below are some of the listed features:

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Refrigerator compartment features

  • No. of adjustable shelves: 3
  • Number of fruit and vegetables drawers: 1
  • Type of adjustable shelves: Glass
  • Type of crisper/vegetable drawers cover: Glass
  • Internal light in fridge

Refrigerator Inner Door

  • No. of door shelves with transparent cover: 2
  • Number of adjustable door shelves: 4
  • Adjustable door shelves with wire support
  • No. of bottle shelves: 1
  • Bottle shelves with wire support

Other Refrigerator features

  • Accessories: Bottle holder, Cheese box, Egg tray
  • Freezer compartment features
  • Internal freezer compartment: yes

Other refrigerators include 2 door models and undercounter units. In addition, SMEG has a complete array of appliance products in stainless steel including ovens, ranges, dishwashers, etc. Visit this site often for updates on SMEG and other great appliance brands and products for your new home, remodel, or improvement project.


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New GE Topload Agitator Washer

Industry's Largest Agitator Washer

New GE Washer is Largest Capacity Agitator Washer in Industry

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New machines offer water flexibility, intuitive controls for personal preference
GE Appliances revolutionizes laundry line with largest launch in over 20 years

For the last several years, all the talk in washing machines has been about front-load washers, or HE (high efficiency) top load washers with no agitators. However, we need to remember that a large percentage of U.S. industry sales is in the traditional agitator-type topload washers that we've been so accustomed to for decades.

GE has just completed their largest laundry launch in 20 years including a re-designed topload agitator washer line. The new product lineup features the largest topload agitator washer in the industry. Learn more below:

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—August 18, 2015— Whether it’s a favorite task or most loathed chore, in huge piles or small, sorted loads, we all prefer to do our laundry our own way. In the biggest revamp of its clothes care line in more than 20 years, GE Appliances has announced new washer and dryer offerings to fit every consumer preference.
Introducing new topload laundry pairs, GE has enhanced traditional agitator washers to give consumers more control over their cycles while improving energy efficiency, technology and machine aesthetics. With the largest agitator capacity on the market at 4.2 cu. ft, along with modified cycles and easy one-touch settings, laundry has never been more convenient. And with high-performance settings and specialty cycles to treat stains and remove wrinkles, consumers know even their dirtiest clothes are getting thoroughly clean, every time.
“The traditional topload washer remains the most popular style of washer in the U.S. today,” said Julie Muennich, director of marketing for laundry products. “Like racecar drivers want precision control of their cars, our research shows that consumers who prefer topload washers want that same command over their washers. The features of our new GE washers, such as Extra Rinse and Deep Fill, fit the bill in terms of flexibility and customization.”
Along with larger capacities that mean fewer loads, less time and hassle, the new GE Appliances washers offer water flexibility while maintaining energy efficiency standards. Users can choose Extra Rinse or Deep Fill options for particularly tough loads, or count on GE Appliances Precise Fill technology to fill with the right amount of water for typical washing. GE also boasts the largest and only ENERGY STAR®-rated agitator on the market, offering a unique combination of capacity and efficiency.

If you'd like to find out more about GE's new washers or other appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, water systems, and more for your new home, or remodeling project call your builder or design professional, and make plans to visit Arizona Wholesale Supply for the best selection and lowest prices.


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What’s New With Appliances

Times Are Changing in Appliances

Years ago, I saved a clipping from an appliance magazine with the average life of various kitchen appliances. A refrigerator was good for an average of 25 years, but a dishwasher only 11 years. A gas range? Well, I think my grandma's old range outlived her.

Things have changed. “Back in the day” a range could weigh 200 pounds. Today, we have a federal law requiring that your range be fastened to the floor to keep it from tipping over when you put any weight on the open door.

On the other hand, a new appliance today may use only a fraction of the electricity than it did 10 years ago. They run quieter, and they perform better than every before. The only real downside is that, in general, they don't last as long as the appliances of our parents and grandparents.

A New Trend in Premium Kitchen Appliances

When was the last time you replaced your appliances? I was surprised to discover in a recent survey of designers that their clients were likely to redo their kitchens every ten years, just to keep up with trends and colors. If you're planning on a kitchen remodel soon, here is a new product that just might be here to stay:

One of the new appliances that have hit the appliance industry in the last few years is built-in coffee makers. Here's one of our favorites:

Jenn-Air® Built-In Coffee System – JCB7624BS

Features

  • Automatic Brewed Grounds Collection
  • Coffee Measuring Scoop:
  • Concealed Storage Trays:
  • Cup Tray with Integrated Drip Tray:
  • Easy Access Component Bay:
  • Empty Waste Coffee Container Alert:
  • Fill Beans Container Alert:
  • Fill Tank Alert:
  • Ground Coffee Compatibility

Here's what Jenn-Air has to say about their superior method of brewing espresso.

The Jenn-Air® built-in coffee system is calibrated to brew espresso to the exacting standards of espresso connoisseurs and coffee aficionados – the people who truly appreciate every aspect of coffee that is prepared perfectly. Our system is designed to dispense the right amount of espresso, at the right temperature, for the maximum flavor profile and aroma.

The Jenn-Air® built-in coffee system is calibrated to brew espresso to the exacting standards of espresso connoisseurs and coffee aficionados…

Many single-boiler espresso machines are unable to maintain adequate water temperature when brewing, beginning the brewing process with water much too hot and ending the brewing cycle with water that is lukewarm at best. Other espresso machines also dispense up to 12 ounces of espresso, over-extracting the grounds and watering down the espresso, making it bitter and weak.

By contrast, the Jenn-Air® built-in coffee system’s dual boilers easily maintain the water temperature between 185 and 203 degrees Fahrenheit, the ideal range for brewing espresso. Our system only dispenses between one and four ounces of espresso, the perfect size to best appreciate the full spectrum of espresso’s flavors.

With our system, your customers have the freedom to customize their espresso and espresso-based beverages to their tastes, all the while knowing that they will be enjoying espresso brewed to the highest standards.

The Jenn-Air® Coffee System, other major appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, water systems, and much more can be purchased through your designer or builder at Arizona Wholesale Supply. Contact us today for more information.


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