Black Stainless Steel – Here to stay?

Why Black Stainless may be here to stay

Check out available Black Stainless Steel appliances at Arizona Wholesale

KitchenAid gets the nod for the early adopter that began promoting its Black Stainless Steel appliances, but it takes more than one brand to get a new appliance finish past the experimental stage (Anybody remember Jenn-Air Oiled Bronze appliances?)

But now, we've seen Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung, and Dacor join KitchenAid in the Black Stainless Steel club. Word has it that Frigidaire is entering the Black Stainless Steel parade with it's full line, including entry level models. It looks like an appliance party to me.

Black Stainless Steel is fingerprint resistant and is made of a stainless steel treated with a chemical baked on at 1200 degrees F for several hours. It's neither painted nor is it part of the stainless steel itself. While it should be durable, it is nevertheless, something applied to a sheet of stainless steel.

Black Stainless Steel has been touted as a color/finish that can be mixed in with other appliances. There is, however, some concern that the Black Stainless Steel on KitchenAid does not match the finish on Samsung which has a shiny coating.

It's been a challenge for other colors and finishes to take the place of stainless steel. There are some interesting alternatives out there such as GE's Slate and a host of custom order bright appliance colors from luxury brands such as Bertazzoni, BlueStar, and others. Even with all the choices currently available, industry data shows that Stainless Steel is actually gaining in popularity against the others.

While industry veterans are by nature skeptical, Black Stainless Steel could be just the change that consumers have been wanting. Long Live Stainless Steel and Welcome Black Stainless Steel.

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Black Stainless Steel Appliances

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Smart Appliances for 2017

Have internet appliances finally arrived?

Smart Refrigerator from Samsung

In 2000 at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LG Electronics introduced the first internet-enabled refrigerator. The refrigerator had a color TV screen on the outside along with many hi-tech features, and a price tag around $20K. About the same time Electrolux launched the ScreenFridge. In 2006, Electrolux tried again with a more deluxe version, and in 2007 Whirlpool showed a new CentralPark Connection, a data hub and entertainment center that plugs into the refrigeration. While none of these were successful, appliance manufacturers have not given up, and the new improved versions show a lot of promise, and a much lower price. Here's one model from Samsung that appears to be gaining steam.

Samsung Refrigerator

Samsung Family Hub
RF28K9580SR/AA
28 cu. ft. 4-Door Flex™ Refrigerator with Family Hub™

1. Built-in cameras for food management, calendars, notes and photo sharing

2. Food Management
Wherever you are, see what’s in your Family Hub™ thanks to three built-in cameras accessible from your mobile device. Or stay home, find new recipes and shop online using your Family Hub's™ 21.5″ touchscreen.

Internet Enabled

3. Entertainment
Don’t miss a beat – stream music to the Family Hub’s™ built-in speakers or mirror your smart TV* on the stunning, 21.5″ touchscreen. And with apps like Pandora and Tune-in Radio, your kitchen truly becomes your command center.

4. Family Connection
Share your family’s calendars, photos and notes from your mobile device or directly on the Family Hub.

Learn more about this high-tech wonder, make an appointment with your designer or builder to visit one of our showrooms for a personal demonstration. The future is here today at Arizona Wholesale.

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Appliances that are practical

Intuitive Innovation in Appliances

Major Appliances that Just Make Sense

There's a lot of talk these days about smart appliances. That usually refers to an appliance that can be connected and operated through bluetooth or wi-fi to an remote electronic device such as a smartphone. Most innovative appliances these days, are all about this connectivity. However, most of the great innovations in appliances over time had nothing to do with high-tech designs.

We often trace the history of modern appliances to the early 1950's when a deluge of convenient major appliances became popular in the post WWII expansion. Automatic washers and dryers replaced wringer-type washing machines and clothes hanging on a line. Frost-free refrigerators, self-cleaning ovens, and dishwashers all began to show up in our kitchens. These were all products that had demonstrable work-saving benefits, and the American public gobbled them up.

In the mid to late 90's, full-sized front loading washing machines took the country by storm. But there was also another appliance that caught the attention of many appliance buyers, The Double Oven Range.

I've always referred to this as the perfect example of “intuitive innovation”. Created by Maytag, and called the Gemini Range, the innovation was evident just by looking at it. In the space below a range's cooking surface, Maytag added a small oven/broiler, with a full-sized oven below the small oven.Viola, two ovens in a range that used to have only one oven and a storage drawer. The Gemini Range was a big success for Maytag, and was soon copied by all the competitors in this category.

Today, you can find double-oven ranges by these major brands: Frigidaire, GE, GE Café, GE Profile, Maytag, Samsung, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid. Of course, all are available at Arizona Wholesale Supply. Ask your builder or designer and call Arizona Wholesale Supply for an appointment today.


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Spectacular Holiday Washer and Dryer Sale at Arizona Wholesale

Save on Washers and Dryers this Holiday Season

Special Pricing at Arizona Wholesale Supply

If you're in the market for a new washer and dryer, you owe it to yourself to check out the special pricing on top brand name washers and dryers at Arizona Wholesale Supply. These aren't low end “door buster” models. They're fully featured washers and dryers such as Whirlpool Cabrio, Whirlpool Duet, Maytag, and Samsung.

Click on the link below for our Holiday Flyer on Savings up to Whirlpool Washer Dryer pairs, and $800 off on Maytag's #1 Rated Washer Dryer set.

Holiday Laundry Flyer

Arizona Wholesale Supply has made a Special Purchase on a Maytag Front Load Washer and Dryer with Steam. Reg. $2198 Special Price $1450. Save $748. Click on the link below for features.

Maytag Pair Special Purchase

Click on the link below for savings of $422 on a Samsung Front Loader pair.

Samsung Washer Dryer Special

Check out all the Holiday Appliance Specials at Arizona Wholesale Supply by clicking on the link below:

HOLIDAY SPECIALS

 
Maytag Washer

Maytag #1 Rated Washer


Maytag has been making washers since 1908. It's no surprise that a recent edition of a leading consumer magazine has this great new Maytag MHW7000AW Front-loading washer rated #1.

Top-Rated

If you want a washing machine that will do it all, this is your best choice. Using either hot or cold water your clothes will get the best cleaning available. Maytag has an exclusive PowerWash® cycle that provides extra cleaning action along with hot water to fight stains. Using the Cold Wash cycle, you get the same best in class performance AND added engergy savings.

The jumbo 4.3 cu. ft. capacity saves even more money by allowing you to use fewer loads to get more clothes washed quicker. Maytag® Commercial Technology means the components are built to last, and have the added security of a 10-year limited parts warranty. Just like mom, and grandma before you, buying a Maytag means you'll get your clothes cleaner not just today, but for many years into the future.

Call or visit the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply today for more information on their Holiday Specials.


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Tips on Washing Machine Maintenance

Washing Machine Use and Care

Advice on taking care of your washer

Maytag Washer

There are lots of great choices out there when it comes time to buy a new washer.

  1. Traditional top load agitator-type washers are an economical choice.
  2. High Efficiency front load washers are enormously popular, and
  3. For consumers who still prefer top load machines but want the advantages of a front load, the new High Efficiency top load washers are perfect.

Arizona Wholesale Supply carries most of the major washer brands:

  • Whirlpool
  • Maytag
  • Electrolux
  • Frigidaire
  • Samsung
  • Bosch

No matter what you choose, your new washer will need proper care. We recently wrote about cleaning your washer. Click on the link below to go to the article:

Cleaning your high efficiency washing machine

Now, we've got some advice on washer maintenance, as well as a few tips on how to prepare your washer if you leave for the summer (or winter). Here's a brief (2 1/2 minute) video that covers the essentials.

 

We've produced additional videos on:

  • Care and maintenance of your dishwasher
  • Dishwasher detergents, additives, and rinse aid
  • Choosing a water softener
  • Salt in your water softener
  • Reverse osmosis systems
  • Cleaning your high efficiency washing machine
  • Washing machine maintenance

go to the Arizona Wholesale You Tube Channel for all of our current videos.

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Cleaning your range and oven.



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Appliance Packages at Arizona Wholesale

Save Money on Appliance Packages

AZ Wholesale has Great Choices at Low, Low Prices

If you’re considering replacing your kitchen appliances, purchasing a single brand of matching appliances makes a lot of sense. Arizona Wholesale Supply is offering some specials on appliances packages of different brands at different price levels. Here are a few examples:

Click on the links below for more details.

Frigidaire Gallery Stainless Package

Reg. MSRP $3848 -$1033 (19.2%) AZ Wholesale price $2815

Includes: 30″ Electric Self-Clean Smoothtop Range 1.8 cu. ft Over-the-Range Micro-Hood 24″ fully integrated Stainless Dishwasher 23cu. ft. Counter-Depth Side-By-Side Refer with Ice and Water thru the Door Click Here: Frigidaire Gallery Package

Amana Stainless Steel Package

Reg. MSRP $2936 – $886 AZ Wholesale price $2050

Includes: 30″ Electric Self-Clean Smoothtop Range Over-the-Range Microwave Hood Tall Tub Dishwasher Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice and Water Dispenser in the Door Click Here: Amana Stainless Steel Package

Samsung 4 Piece Package

Reg. MSRP $3066 – $574 AZ Wholesale price $2492

Includes: 30″ 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Self-Clean Smoothtop Range 1.7 cu.ft. Over-the Range Microwave Hood 24″ Tall Tub Integrated Dishwasher with Stainless Tub 26 cu.ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice and Water Dispenser in the Door Click Here: Samsung 4 Piece Package

and…

Here’s a great Arizona Wholesale Supply Washer and Dryer Deal on a

Maytag Front Load Washer and Dryer

Reg. MSRP $2198 – $748 AZ Wholesale Price $1450 Click Here: Maytag Front Load Washer and Dryer Pair

These are just a few examples. Call or visit Arizona Wholesale Supply today for other package savings.


 

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Choosing Appliance Brands

Which Appliance Brand is Best for You?

The Importance of Brand Positioning

 

When shopping for appliances it's important to select the appliance brand that best fits your needs. Buyers must know how the brands they are considering are “positioned” in the marketplace. Positioning was introduced by marketing gurus Jack Trout and Al Ries. They defined positioning as the niche that a brand occupies in the mind of the consumer.

For example, consider the name Wal-Mart. What comes to mind? Most consumers would say, “Low Price”. Consider the name, Nordstrom. Consumers might say, “Luxury”. Similarly, individual appliance brands occupy a specific niche in buyers minds. Appliance brands not only develop their marketing plan around their brand positioning, but the features, the prices, and even the retailers that they choose to carry their brands are representative of their brand positioning. Understanding where an appliance brand is positioned can help you to get the best fit for your specific circumstances.

For example, suppose you have just purchased a luxury home in an exclusive country club. You wouldn't want an appliance brand designed for entry-level buyers. Similarly, for a family just starting out with a small home in modest neighborhood, appliances geared toward large custom homes wouldn't make sense.

Here's how various appliance brands are positioned.

Value Brands

Amana is a value brand. As such, the Amana brand is priced low and has limited features and model selection. It's a good choice for budget-minded consumers. Other brands that fit this niche would include Hotpoint and to some extent Frigidaire.

Mass Brands

Mass brands are brands that cover the broad spectrum of consumer needs in the middle of the market. They cover a wide range of price points and features and are the choice of the largest group of buyers. Mass brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, and Frigidaire.

Premium Brands

Premium brands often overlap with the mass brands, but go on to occupy a niche of their own where the mass brands don't participate. Brands such as KitchenAid, Bosch, and Samsung fit into the premium niche.

Super Premium Brands

A new niche for appliance brands has developed in recent years as the Luxury appliance market has expanded. This category is often described as Super Premium. Super premium brands are on the brand spectrum below luxury brands and are generally less exclusive, yet they have many features and characteristics of the luxury brands. These brands would include Jenn-Air, Dacor, Electrolux, and Thermador.

Luxury Brands

In the luxury category, consumers would select from Sub Zero/Wolf, Gaggenau, Miele, and Viking. These products are positioned for the custom home market, and are featured and priced accordingly.

There are no rules to define the various categories and some brands straddle categories. Viking, for example has extended its brand downward into the super premium niche with freestanding refrigerators, and over-the-range microwaves.

It's best to consult a professional to make sure that your brand preferences are aligned with your home and your lifestyle. The experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company are familiar with all the brand profiles and can guide you through this process.

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Appliance Spotlight

Looking for a new washer? Why not start here? The new Samsung HE Top Load washer (model number Model: WA5451ANW) was just rated number one by consumer reports. Highly praised for its capacity, gentleness, and noise as well as washing performance this is an efficient and affordably priced appliance.

The Samsung top load washer has a large capacity. It can do 33 bath towels in a single load! That’s impressive. After all who likes to spend time doing laundry? In this washer you can get it done and go on with your life. Even better this appliance has Steam Wash injection that helps get your clothes super clean.

Exclusive to the Samsung brand is the Diamond Drum. Why does this even matter? Each drum is designed so that your delicate fabrics won’t get snagged or damaged during a wash cycle.

Samsung thought of everything, even sound. They designed this machine to operate smoothly and quietly. Called Vibration Reduction Technology, this element reduces vibration and noise and helps improve the handling of unbalanced loads. No more worrying if your washing machine is going to bounce itself out of your laundry closet.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Samsung top load washer is energy efficient, meaning that it requires less water and less energy, which saves you money. If you’re in the market to replace your existing washer the Samsung HE Top Load is an affordably priced machine that is designed to save you time and money, cleans your clothes well and won’t damage your delicates.

Arizona Wholesale has these units on display so you can experience their benefits and cost effectiveness yourself. They are in stock for quick delivery and are very competitively priced. For information please call or stop in to one of our 3 showrooms today.