Preparing to Buy Appliances

Learn to be a Smart Appliance Customer

When was the last time you bought a new car? I'm guessing that you did your homework before heading to the car dealerships to put up tens of thousands of dollars on a new vehicle. It makes sense then to also spend some time preparing to spend thousands of dollars on new appliances for your home. Here are some general tips before you head out the door.

Have a flexible and realistic appliance budget.

Think about your budget. A basic appliance package by one of the big 3 (GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire) including a range, mico-hood, refrigerator, and dishwasher will cost a minimum of $3500-$5000. At the other extreme, luxury homes valued well into 7 or even 8 figures are going to need luxury appliances. Considering that a single built-in refrigerator will commonly cost over $10,000, and that's just one appliance, a full-fledged luxury kitchen can easily run into several tens of thousands.

Consider your lifestyle

coffee-maker

Built-In Coffee Maker

Consider extras such as Built-in Coffee-Makers, Wine or Beverage Coolers, Icemakers, or Steam-Convection Ovens. These will run up the bill, but for some people they are worth the extra, and they'll definitely make a statement.

Appliances should enhance your home value, up to a point.

One of the biggest concerns, in my view, is to choose appliances that “belong” in the house. If you live in an average middle class subdivision, be careful in buying luxury appliances because you are unlikely to recover the value when you sell your home. There are some exceptions if the neighborhood is changing character, or if for example you are a dedicated chef who can justify a commercial grade range without regard to resale value.

Luxury-Kitchen

Luxury Kitchen

Similarly, if you are in an area of custom homes, perhaps in a gated country club community, be prepared to commit to high end luxury appliances. Nothing can reduce a luxury home's value more than using standard finishes and brands where custom or luxury brands are expected.

These are just a few tips to get you thinking. A good place to go from here is to discuss these principles with your builder or designer. Of course, for the best selection of appliances of all the top brands as well as specialty brands, be sure to consult the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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KitchenAid Built-In Oven with Microwave and STEAM Option

Who Thought a Microwave could Steam?

KitchenAid Convection Oven that Microwaves, Steams, and More

The 220v. power allows this oven to cook with a 1600 watt convection element, giving it plenty power for thermal cooking, and has an added 900 watt broil element for grilling. But why stop there when you can add true variable microwave energy for even faster combined thermal/microwave cooking? But wait! There's more! This is not your Grandma's oven. It's a real convection oven that bakes, roasts, and broils, but does so much more. By adding variable (inverter) microwave power and sensor technology to traditional radiant and convection heating, you'll get amazing results.

We all know that there's been a lot of excitement these days about steam cooking and the healthy benefits that accompany this cooking method. Well, this oven has a sensor steam cycle built-in. KitchenAid even includes a special steam cooking vessel for best results.

Finally , I LOVE the optional crisper accessory that works like a charm for hors 'd oeuvres, bacon, and etc.

There are two companion models of this oven. The KMBP100ESS will fit in a standard 30″ wall cabinet, while the KMBP107ESS is designed for 27″ wide cabinets.

30″ Built In Microwave Oven with Convection Cooking
KMBP100ESS



Here are some of the factory specs and details:

PRODUCT DETAILS

Convection Cooking
Circulates heat around the oven cavity with a 1600-watt convection element that allows baking at temperatures up to 450° F.

EasyConvect™ Conversion System
Takes the guesswork out of convection cooking by ensuring exceptional results when experimenting with new recipes or familiar favorites.

Professionally-Inspired Design Including Handle, Badge, Graphics, Chrome Chamfer
A bold blend of professionally-inspired styling with sleek touches for the home. This stunning microwave oven features Satin Textured Handles, Precision Touch Controls, a Chrome Inlaid Frame, the KitchenAid® Badge and KitchenAid Brand Medallion.

Broil Element
Combines the high power and even coverage needed to achieve results similar to outdoor grilling results.

Sensor Steam Cycle with Steamer Container
A sensored microwave oven cycle that allows precise steaming based on the food type and doneness level selected. Includes a steamer container to help you get the best results.

1.4 cu. ft. Capacity
Provides large cooking capacity while complementing your convection oven.


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Appliance News from Arizona Wholesale Supply

New Bosch Ovens

See the New Bosch Appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Bosch, as part of BSH, is one of the largest appliance manufacturers in the World. In spite of their size, in the U.S. the Bosch brand is primarily well-known for dishwashers, and also as a leader in induction cooktops. Bosch has not been top-of-mind in other appliance categories including wall ovens – until now. Bosch has completely re-engineered their entire oven line, and the results are truly stunning.

Right away, you'll notice the flush-look, and the sleek styling. Bosch has generally occupied what we call a mass-premium position in the appliance world. Higher than the mass brands such as Whirlpool and Frigidaire. But not as high as the luxury brands such as its sister brand Thermador. Now Bosch appears to be taking a big step away from the mass brand segment of the appliance business and is carving out a nice niche' bumping up close to the luxury brands. Wherever it lands, Bosch has earned a new position of respect for its German engineering sensibilities and sleek styling.


Bosch took a brave and smart step by expanding its oven offering to include side-swing doors as options in single and double ovens, with either left or right swinging doors. Just think of the many benefits of side swing, and the desirability of side swing as a solution for those with accessibility issues.

In addition to the wall oven lineup, Bosch also stepped out in front of their competitors with a Steam-Convection Oven and a Built-In Coffee Machine. Again, these two products have previously been found only in the luxury segment of the industry.

Bosch Wall Oven Highlights

  • Side Opening Bosch Oven
  • Side Opening Door Offers Better Ergonomic Access to the Oven Cavity.
  • True Color TFT Control Panel with Easy to Use SteelTouch™ Buttons.
  • A Full-Extension Telescopic Rack Offers Safe Access to the Oven Cavity.
  • The Wall Oven is Designed to be Installed Flush with your Cabinetry.
  • Bosch Wall Ovens are Compatible with Most Competitors' Cutouts.
  • To accompany this new line of wall ovens is a new Bosch steam convection oven – the first in its class.

Hurray for Bosch, and hurry into Arizona Wholesale Supply for all the latest in major appliances, floor and window coverings, and much more.


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