Cool, Refreshing, Healthy 4th of July Recipe

Enjoy the Fourth of July with Your Family

Arizona Wholesale Supply will be closed next Monday, July 4th so that our associates can enjoy the Holiday with their families. Here's a great recipe for your celebration on the Fourth from Chris Scheuer that I came across while browsing our supplier websites.

Chicken-Nicoise-Salad

This recipe caught my eye because, I'd been thinking of grilling vegetables as part of our menu on the 4th. I love grilled vegetables. I keep them crunchy, but get some nice grill marks on them, and they make a really colorful, and flavorful addition to the protein of choice. In this recipe, hamburgers or hot dogs are replaced with chicken for a lighter, healthier approach:


Grilled Chicken Nicoise Salad

Makes 4-6 servings
INGREDIENTS
For the chicken
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups water

For the dressing
1 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
Finely grated zest from 1 medium lemon
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 medium clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

For the salad
1 pound small red potatoes, cut in bite-size pieces
3/4 pound long, thin green beans
3/4 cup Nicoise or Kalamata olives, drained
4 medium Roma tomatoes, halved, each half cut in quarters
4 large hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved
1 large head bib or butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed and spun dry

DIRECTIONS
For the chicken, combine 4 cups cold water, 2 tablespoons kosher salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir until the mixture is clear and all salt and sugar have been dissolved, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.

While the chicken is brining, make the dressing. Combine basil leaves, lemon zest and juice, garlic, anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in the bowl of a blender or food processor. Blend/process till the basil is finely chopped. Slowly add the oil while continuing to blend/process. Stop when all the oil has been incorporated and the dressing is smooth. Transfer to a glass jar or container with a tight fitting lid. Set aside. Dressing can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Shake well before serving.

Place the potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan. Cover with water and add 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain well and transfer to a bowl. Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and toss to coat. Season lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.

Place the beans in a gallon sized plastic zippered bag. Add 1 teaspoon of water and close bag, leaving a small opening for steam to escape. Place bag in microwave and cook on high power for 3 minutes or until beans are crisp and tender. Drain the beans and place in a bowl. Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Toss to coat.

Preheat your Gas Grill to a medium-high heat.

Lynx-Grill

At about the same time you start the grill, remove your chicken from refrigerator, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Drizzle the chicken lightly with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and generously with black pepper.

Brush and oil the grill grate of your grill. Arrange the chicken on the grates and grill for 3-4 minutes per side or until light golden brown and an instant thermometer registers 160˚F. Remove from the grill and drizzle with a bit more olive oil and tent with foil for 5 minutes. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.

To serve, line individual plates or a large platter with lettuce leaves. Arrange the chicken, potatoes, green beans, and remaining salad ingredients over the lettuce. Serve with dressing on the side.


If you're in need of a new gas grill, whether built-in or freestanding, Arizona Wholesale Supply has a great selection of premium grills for you to check out. Call one of our three locations today to make an appointment with one of our consultants.

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Detergent Pod Warnings

Dishwasher and Laundry Detergent Alert

Arizona Wholesale Supply

We've had several blogs over the last four years on the merits of using detergent pods for laundry or dishwasher loads. There are reasons for choosing the pods, and we've argued both against the detergent pods and in favor of them.

Detergent-Pod

We've also consistently complained that the companies selling detergent pods shouldn't make them in bright colors that might easily be confused with candy by children.

Safety Warning – Laundry Detergent Pods – May 2012

Detergent Pods a Safety Hazard

Now, it appears that this issue is continuing to evolve. In fact, Consumer Reports has withdrawn their support for detergent pods because of the danger to children.

The problem with laundry detergent pods.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, just in the first 4 months of 2016, nearly four thousand kids five and under have been victimized by exposure to detergent pods.

“Some children who have gotten the product in their mouths have had excessive vomiting, wheezing and gasping. Some get very sleepy. Some have had breathing problems serious enough to need a ventilator to help them breathe. There have also been reports of corneal abrasions (scratches to the eyes) when the detergent gets into a child’s eyes.” – AAPCC

In addition, the National Capital Poison Center has stated, “Biting into laundry detergent pods can cause serious injury or even death.”

Unfortunately, the detergent manufacturers have not addressed the pods candy-like appearance, and have instead decided to make the detergent containers more difficult to open.

So, use your discretion, but CR and others are now recommending against the detergent pods, at least in any households with children.

As always, for all your appliances, floor coverings, window treatments and more work with your design professional, or builder, and call Arizona Wholesale Supply for an appointment with one of our associates.


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Arizona Wholesale Supply – Appliances, Floor Coverings, and Much More

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company – Count on Us

We're Arizona's leading builder distributor, and we've been here for over 70 years. While we've seen many changes over the years, a few things have stayed the same.

We're proud of our name. Arizona Wholesale Supply Company. It's been our name since the beginning. We like it and we think we'll keep it. It says a lot.

We're a family owned business, and we treat our many employees as family, too. Some of our managers and employees have been with us for decades.

We're here in Arizona, and you can count on decisions being made here – no unnecessary delays, and no excuses.

Our mission is to serve our customers. We have locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson. We run a fleet of our own trucks from our warehouse in Phoenix, delivering throughout the Valley and in Tucson. We have our own installation crews, and even our own service department.

Our professional sales team has years of experience with all the major brands, and we have specialists in both appliances and floor coverings.

Behind the scenes we have a full staff, handling all the scheduling and logistics of ordering, billing, shipping, installing, customer service, etc.

So, that's OUR STORY. How can we help YOU?


For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

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Arizona Wholesale Supply Offsite Design Studio

Learn About Homebuyer Selection Centers

Arizona Wholesale Supply Builder Services

Of course, everyone knows that Arizona Wholesale Supply (AWS) is Arizona's largest builder distributor with operations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson. It's also no surprise that homebuilders often send their new home buyers to one of these AWS showroom locations to select their appliances, floor coverings, and window treatments. BUT, very few people know that Arizona Wholesale Supply operates an offsite design studio for one of Arizona's leading homebuilders.

Mattamy Homes

At this builder specific design studio, home buyers select not only appliances, floor coverings, and window treatments, but Arizona Wholesale Supply design consultants also help home buyers with their selections of cabinets, countertops, lighting options, and much more. Click on the YouTube video below to visit this amazing facility:

In addition to operating separate builder design studios, AWS trained consultants make house calls! That's right, Arizona Wholesale Supply sends its own design consultants to builder selection centers in model home complexes to meet with buyers and assist them in selecting their options and upgrades.

Model Home Complex

Model Home Complex

For more information about Arizona Wholesale Supply's design studio services contact Bill Parks at 602 258-7901.
 

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Discover Arizona Wholesale Supply, Tucson

Appliances, Flooring, and More in the Old Pueblo

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company, Tucson, AZ

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Building or remodeling a new home or kitchen in Southern Arizona? If you’re in the building trades you need to explore Arizona Wholesale Supply. Strategically located on Ina Road in Tucson, Arizona Wholesale Supply is Arizona’s leading distributor of Appliances, Floor Covering, Window Treatments, and much more. Founded in 1944, the company is Arizona family owned and operated with locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson.

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Tucson Branch Manager, Larry Gibbons, is a long-time Tucson resident, and part of the founding family at Arizona Wholesale Supply. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Larry is active in community affairs, and the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.

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Arizona Wholesale Supply is proud to have a full service operation. The staff includes a well-trained, professional sales organization, experienced delivery and installation crews, and factory-authorized service.

Click below to take a brief video tour of the Tucson facility:


The Tucson location, at  2986 W, Ina Road is a complete design and selection center dedicated to serving the needs of the Southern Arizona homebuilding, contracting, and design community.

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company
2986 W. Ina Road
Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85741
Phone : (520) 795-4663
Fax : (520) 623-1111

Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat. By appointment only


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Home Builder Selection Center

Selection Center for Builders – Arizona Wholesale Supply

Appliances, Flooring, Window Coverings, and More

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company has long been a preferred source for home builders to purchase appliances and flooring. But every day new home builders are finding that Arizona Wholesale Supply is more than just a place to buy stuff.

Arizona Wholesale Supply is also an avenue to create customer satisfaction. When builders utilize Arizona Wholesale Supply's showrooms and sales consultants as their home buyer selection center they open a new pathway to customer satisfaction. They're giving their home buyers the unique opportunity to make a number of product and upgrade selections to customize their new home at a single stop.

It sounds cliché, but it is really a win-win for both home builder and home buyer. The home buyer gets to choose the products to make this new house their unique home, and the home builder can manage the process through Arizona Wholesale so that the home gets completed on time and on budget.

If you build homes, and want to find out how to use Arizona Wholesale Supply as your selection center call Bill Parks today at 602 258-7901 for a customized solution for your home buyers.


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AZ Wholesale Supply – Selection Center for Appliance and Flooring

How to Select New Appliances and Flooring

A Sales Consultation vs The Bum's Rush*

 

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company Design Centers in Scottsdale (L) and Tucson (R)

Common appliance retailers, big box, and home improvement stores have sales associates who are used to making quick sales and moving on. Getting more than a few minutes of attention from them would be unusual. The reason is that most of their customers are in the market to buy now. Typically, these buyers have an appliance at home that isn't working, and they want to replace it quickly and cheaply. It's not a planned purchase, and standing in the middle of a home improvement store talking to a guy in an apron is really a very good place to gather the information you need to make a thoughtful decision.

On the other hand, at Arizona Wholesale Supply Co. the staff are appliance or flooring experts (they don't sell hardware or cell phones). They're truly sales consultants, and they are accustomed to working with builders and designers through the entire selection process from conception to completion.

So whether you are designing a new kitchen, building a new home, or just thinking about replacing worn out appliances or flooring, you don't want “The Bum's Rush*”. You want someone to devote some time, to work with you, and help you make the best choices at the best prices available. Call today and ask for an appointment. The Arizona Wholesale Supply sales consultant will be happy to set aside the time to find the solutions that will work best for you.

Consultation

Scottsdale Showroom Manager, Kent Greenhalgh reviews a set of plans with a kitchen designer.

Don't misunderstand, if you just need to replace your dishwasher, and you want to get in and out quickly, Arizona Wholesale Supply is your best choice. As Arizona's largest builder distributor, they're likely to have what you need in stock today, and at a price that will make you happy. But if you need to sit down with someone who will help you through the selection process, the sales consultants are eager to set up a meeting with you, and won't give you “The Bum's Rush*”.

* The Bum's Rush is a colloquial phrase dating back to 1910. It originally referred to vagrants being escorted from bars, but today often means disrespectfully cutting a conversation short.


For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

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Professional Appliance Sales and Low Prices Too

Sales associate training at Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.

Customers deserve knowledgable sales associates

Appliance Training

Appliance Training Meeting

Training is one of the key differences in working with professional sales associates such as those at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company, and the big box stores or traditional appliance retailers.

When you're selling everything from entry level appliances for production homes to $10,000 (or more) built-in refrigerators for luxury custom kitchen remodels, you need to know your products. What's more, there is a steady flow of new products with new features being introduced regularly. So sales associates are constantly having to learn about new products and features.

At Arizona Wholesale Supply Company training is not just a one time thing, but an all the time thing. Sometimes training takes place right in the showrooms in Phoenix, Tucson, and Scottsdale. Sometimes training takes place at some of the regional appliance brand offices in the Phoenix metro area. And sometimes, Arizona Wholesale Supply sales associates travel to manufacturer facilities in remote locations in California, Mississippi, Wisconsin, or Illinois.

Below: Arizona Wholesale Supply sales associates attend Jenn-Air training at the W-O-W (World of Whirlpool) center in Chicago, Illinois. Training includes learning to cook with Jenn-Air appliances. Of course, there is time set aside to enjoy a glass of wine on the spectacular outdoor deck in downtown Chicago.

Left: Pam Davis -AZ. Wholesale Scottsdale, Right: Martha Cornelison – AZ. Wholesale Phoenix

World of Whirlpool

World of Whirlpool

Pam Davis and Cassie Bertella – Az. Wholesale Scottsdale, relax after a long training day at the W-O-W (World of Whirlpool) in Chicago.

Regardless of where this product education occurs, you can count on your sales associate at Arizona Wholesale Supply to be among the most experienced and best trained appliance experts in Arizona.


For all your appliance, floor covering, and window treatment needs be sure to contact the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

 

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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