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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New iLive Majestic Range from Italy

Italian Brand Available at Arizona Wholesale Supply

iLive Majestic Ranges have endless possibilites

ILive-Majestic-Range

When you purchase an iLive Majestic Range you can customize it the way you want it. Dual Fuel Ranges, for example come in 60″ 48″ 40″ 36″ and 30″ widths. All Gas ranges come in 36″ 30″ and 24″ widths. In the example below, you can see the many options you have in customizing YOUR new range.

Dual-Fuel ONLY – 40” Dual Fuel Range with up to 6 semi-sealed burners and a Multi-Function European Convection oven and Standard Electric Oven. Rotisserie and Full-width Warming Drawer are standard features. French Top and Removable Griddle are also available.

Cooktop Options

• BBQ Grill
• Fry Top Cover
• Chopping Board
• Steam Basins
• Bain Marie – SS Basin
• Cast Iron Steak Pan

Standard Colors:

•Stainless Steel, True White, Matte Graphite, Antique White, Burgundy Red, Midnight Blue, and Emerald Green

Accents:

•Brass
•Chrome
•Oil Rubbed Bronze*

Custom Colors

•Choose from over 200 colors.

Top

•6-Burner
•Griddle Top
•French Top

More Options

•Upper Handrail Style

Optional Extras

•Vent Hood
•Backsplash
•Warming Shelf

To explore the iLive Majestic appliance line from Italy contact the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply today.

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NEW Whirlpool Heat Pump Dryer at AWSCO

Arizona Wholesale introduces NEW Whirlpool heat pump dryer

Whirlpool-Dryer

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7.3 cu ft. HybridCare™ Ventless Duet® Dryer with Heat Pump Technology

Heat pump clothes drying system from Whirlpool

Whirlpool has launched a new Energy Star® dryer that uses heat pump technology to help dry clothes, saving energy and eliminating the need for outside dryer venting. The energy savings is substantial, and considering that your dryer can be responsible for 10% or more of your total electric bill, it's worth looking into if you're buying new laundry equipment.

If you're building a new house, additional savings comes from not needing duct work and venting for a dryer since the dryer recirculates the air eliminating any outside venting.

Finally, this makes finding a location for a laundry pair much easier since installing duct work is not a concern.

While dryers using some or all of this technology have been around in Europe for quite a while, European dryers also tend to be quite small. This new dryer from Whirlpool has a giant 7.3cu. ft. dryer drum. Also, this drying technology does take somewhat longer to dry. But ror those who can't wait, Whirlpool has included a 5500 watt heating element and a quick dry cycle. Otherwise, consumers can use the balanced cycle, or the eco cycle.

For a quick video from Whirlpool showing how this technology works click on the link below:

Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer Benefits

 

Here is a list of features from Whirlpool:

  • Our Most Efficient Dryer
  • Installs in More Places
  • Gentle Care
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • Quad Baffles
  • HybridCare Energy Options
  • ENERGY STAR(R) Qualified
  • Tap Touch Controls with Memory
  • SingleSwipe Lint Screen
  • 7.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Stainless Steel Dryer Drum
  • Wrinkle Shield Option
  • Quick Dry Cycle
  • Bulky Cycle
  • Heavy Duty Cycle
  • Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A

Other brands and models are quickly following suit with heat pump dryers of their own. Check with your sales associate at Arizona Wholesale Supply for more information on this new product.


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New Jenn-Air Products

Over 50 New Jenn-Air Models in 2014

Arizona Wholesale Supply Lunch and Learn

Arizona Wholesale Supply and Jenn-Air are having a special “Lunch and Learn” to present some of the many new Jenn-Air products being introduced this year.

When: Thursday September 25th
Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Where: Arizona Wholesale Supply at Scottsdale Design Center
15125 N. Hayden Road, Ste. 117
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Please RSVP: Jane Palmer, at builder@awsco.net or 480 596-0092, prior to Sept. 22, 2013

  • Learn about the new Jenn-Air cooktops and ranges.
  • See the new Jenn-Air coffee machine and steam convection oven in action.
  • Marvel at the new Jenn-Air Accolade™ ventilation system.

Join us.

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The Basic Kitchen Appliance Package

Refrigerator, Range, Hood, and Dishwasher

Kitchen Package

White Ice Collection

Standard Four Piece Kitchen Package

This is the common appliance configuration for most kitchens across America. It seems simple doesn't it? Cooling (1.refrigerator), cooking (2. range, and 3. hood), and cleaning (4. dishwasher). Yet, within those product categories there are millions of appliances sold each year in a variety of brands, styles, finishes, and colors so that the choices seem infinite.

French Door Refrigerator

French Door Refrigerator

 

For example, freestanding refrigerators (excluding built-in and undercounter variations) can be loosely classified into top mount, bottom mount (including French door), and side-by-side. Seems simple enough. But some refrigerators are cabinet depth and fit somewhat snugly in the surrounding cabinets, while full depth refrigerators will stick out from the cabinets a good six inches or more. Also, you need to consider whether you want an icemaker in your refrigerator. If so, do you want a model with an ice and water dispenser?

The Stainless Steel Decision

Stainless Steel

A major decision will revolve around what type of finish you want on your appliances. Stainless steel is popular, but even in stainless steel there are options. Some manufacturers have “faux” stainless steel, while others have stainless steel that is coated to make it smudge-proof. If you wish to change up from stainless steel, major appliance manufacturers are back to touting white and black, perhaps with stainless trim such as the white or black “ice” collection from Whirlpool.

If you can't make up your mind among the variety of colors and finishes, you may consider no finish at all by purchasing panel ready models. This choice entails putting cabinet panels on your refrigerator and dishwasher to make them blend in with the surrounding cabinets.

Chimney Hood

Chimney Hood

When it comes to the vent hood, it should be very simple right? WRONG. You must choose among a standard hood, a designer model such as a chimney hood, or a microwave hood combination. Even among these three hood categories there are hoods that are ducted outside, or those that recirculate.

Does all of this begin to sound overwhelming? Well, help IS available. The professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply deal with these issues on a daily basis. Call the location nearest you to schedule an appointment for help in selecting the appliances for your new kitchen.


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Kitchen Venting Requirements

Good News for Builders and Remodelers

CFM Reducers can eliminate makeup air requirement

Chimney Hood

Wall Mount Range Hood

Arizona Wholesale Supply Report on Range Hood Developments

We've written previously about the code requirement for makeup air when hoods exceed a CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) of over 400.

New Rules for Venting

Essentially, this building code means that installing one of the better and more powerful range hoods in new construction or remodels will also require providing for “makeup air” to replace the air removed from the dwelling by the exhaust hood.

Several hood manufacturers now have makeup air kits that can be installed to provide the needed air to “makeup” for the air removed from the house by the 400+ cfm vent hoods. However, the installation of these kits can be problematic, and they introduce an additional expense.

To avoid the problem and the expense of makeup air kits, there are now some CFM Reducers available that can reduce the output of hoods to 300 CFM. Naturally, you could simply purchase a 300 CFM hood in the first place, but that limits you to some basic entry level hoods. With a CFM reducer kit there becomes a much wider variety of hoods available that can now meet the under 400 CFM requirement.

A quick scan of hood manufacturers shows that Broan/Nutone, Zephyr, Best, and Elica hoods all offer CFM reducers. So now, there are 2 options to meet the new code requirement.

  1. Makeup Air Kits that pull in outside air to “make up” for the air being exhausted by high power hoods. Or,
  2. CFM Reducers that reduce the exhaust output of the hood to 300 CFM.

While you may wish to discuss ventilation code issues with your mechanical contractor, it's also good to know that there are options that allow you to include a premium hood along with your premium appliances, and still meet the code requirements.

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Jenn-Air News at Arizona Wholesale Happy Hour

Jenn-Air to Launch New Products

Hi-Tech Ventilation, Coffee-Maker, Steam Oven

At a recent Jenn-Air Happy Hour attendees enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and appetizers prepared in the industry's best performing wall oven – Jenn-Air, and heard about some exciting new products being introduced.

Below: Jenn-Air Market Manager Rob Ascheiris (center) discusses Jenn-Air with Sharon Nobis (left) and Peggy Driscoll (right) with Coldwell Banker.

Below: Arizona Wholesale Showroom Manager Kent Greenhalgh (left) with Tom Norris of Norris Architects.

New Jenn-Air Ventilation

An unexpected refinement in ventilation, each Jenn-Air Accolade™ Downdraft Ventilation unit is individually crafted and hand-polished. From the experts in downdraft, the Accolade telescopic downdraft powerfully, quietly, beautifully clears the air, then disappears on command. It’s truly at the forefront of design and performance.

Shown at the recent Architechtural Digest Home Show in New York City was a Jenn-Air built-in coffee maker, and a built-in Steam/Convection oven (below). In addition to a steam only mode, a steam plus convection setting multitasks to both crisp and maintain moisture in dishes from poultry to pastries. A powerful 1200 watt convection heating element evenly circulates heated air to ensure consistent baking results and speed up cooking times. Another time-saver, the oven's No Preheat option, eliminates the need to wait to begin the cooking process. Rumor has it that the steam/convection oven operates on 120v. making an add-on installation very practical. The product is scheduled to launch this fall.

New Jenn-Air Coffee Maker and Steam/Convection Oven

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New Rules for Venting

Makeup air requirements are coming.

Hoods over 400 cfm require makeup air.

chimney hood

If you're preparing for a new kitchen, get ready for the possibility of a new wrinkle when it comes to ducting your vent hood. The 2009 International Residential Code added a requirement for makeup air for hoods of 400 CFM hoods and above. This new requirement is just now beginning to be enforced at the local level. Here is what it says:

    Section M1503.4 of the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) states: M1503.4 Makeup air required.
    Exhaust hood systems capable of exhausting in excess of 400 cubic feet per minute (0.19 m3/s) shall be provided with makeup air at a rate approximately equal to the exhaust air rate. Such makeup air systems shall be equipped with a means of closure and shall be automatically controlled to start and operate simultaneously with the exhaust system.

Why the new rule? Range vent hoods are becoming more and more powerful these days, i.e. we're pulling a lot of air out of a home each time the vent hood is turned out. Simultaneously, homes are becoming much more like sealed boxes. They don't “breathe” like they used to around windows and doors. What this all means and what the code has addressed is that when we are exhausting air from a house through a powerful vent hood to get rid of smoke and odors, we must replace the air we're removing with a like volume of incoming air.

Air Circulation Diagram

Several hood suppliers now offer makeup air kits to accommodate this requirement, and local inspectors are beginning to require compliance with the revised code. There is no requirement for existing homes to be retrofitted. This is only for new construction, i.e., remodels and new homes.

While there are a couple of different ways to meet this requirement the simplest and least expensive option is to use a system like the one pictured below:

makeup air diagram

The diagram above depicts a vent hood being ducted out with a makeup air duct (C) added to the duct run. Connected to a 120v wall plug, the makeup air duct has an electric switch that is activated whenever the airflow from the vent hood forces the damper open. This switch opens the motorized damper (E) on the new intake air duct allowing for the introduction of an equal amount of incoming air to replace the air being removed by the vent hood.

In summary, the change involves adding:

  1. a 2 piece makeup air duct kit such as those offered by Whirlpool (below), and
  2. a separate intake duct run (duct pipe, wall or roof cap, and inside duct cover).
makeup air kits

makeup air kits

Check with your contractor and point out the applicable IRC provision to determine your specific needs, and call Arizona Wholesale Supply Company to order the makeup air kit that works for your application.

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Ideas for Range Hood Vents

Let's Vent a Little: Choosing a Kitchen Hood Vent Style

A vent hood is an important and functional part of your kitchen, but it can also be a style feature in your kitchen design. In fact, in some cases a stylish vent hood can be a dramatic focal point.

Here are some style choices that are available.

Undercabinet hood

Undercabinet hood

Island Hood

Island Hood

Wall Mount Hood

Wall Mount Hood

Standard undercabinet hoods hang below the wall cabinets and can be very economical, but often detract from the kitchen design. In recent years some improved styling gives consumers choices that might enhance or at least not detract from the look they are trying to achieve for their kitchen.

One choice for a vent hood that sounds odd is to hide the hood. It's becoming increasingly popular to use a power pack for ventilation and build a custom hood enclosure it which means that the hood itself is not visible. Here are examples of two custom canopies with a hood insert.

As you might expect, this could become expensive depending on the extent of the custom carpentry. A non-custom hidden option for a more economical kitchen would be to use a slide-out hood. With this type of hood, the vent system is hidden in the upper cabinet and the hood slides-out when in use.

KitchenAid Slide-out Hood

KitchenAid Slide-out Hood

Wall mount hoods are becoming increasingly popular as well as more affordable. There are some very attractive style choices for wall mount hoods. Since they don't rely on upper kitchen cabinets, attractive backsplashes can also beautify the kitchen. Here is a chimney style wall mount hood with a tile backsplash.

For a dramatic look, there are some very unique and striking designs now available from some of the premium brands. Here's a Jenn-Air Perimetric hood that could be confused for a plasma screen TV. Unique and stunning.

This is an island hood from the Best Hood Sorpresa Collection
This wall mount hood is also from Best's Sorpresa collection

This dramatic hood from Zephyr has a remote control.

Also from Zephyr, an example of the newest concept in vent hoods, a ceiling vent.

There's much more information about hoods elsewhere on this blog. Click on the links below to learn more:

The forgotten appliance – the vent hood.

The forgotten appliance part 2: The vent hood

The forgotten appliance part 3 – the vent hood.

To check out different brands and vent hood models go to the online Appliance Catalog by using the link below:

Ventilation Catalog at Arizona Wholesale

As always feel free to call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply for all your vent hood and other appliance needs.

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The forgotten appliance part 3 – The vent hood

Choosing your new vent hood.

In the previous two blogs on the forgotten appliance, we've covered the need for having an effective venting system for your cooktop or range, and we've discussed the different types of vent hoods, as well as sizing criteria. Now, we're going to get down to the nitty gritty of choosing the hood that works best for you.

The first decision you need to make is the basic hood type that you need. Updraft vs Downdraft. In many instances this may be determined for your by circumstances. For example, if you have a freestanding range with a backguard behind it, a downdraft system is just not going to work. On the other hand, if you're replacing a cooktop in an island where there was previously a downdraft, then considering that the vent system is already in place, another downdraft unit is an obvious choice.

Now that you've chosen between updraft and downdraft, you can start picking out the category within each vent type. For downdraft it is relatively simple. Center duct vs telescopic downdraft. Choose a telescopic downdraft when you have a specific cooktop or slide-in range that you're fixated on that does not have a downdraft option. Then you can add the telescopic downdraft. Otherwise, your better, easier, and more cost-efficient choice would be an integrated center downdraft unit.

Updraft hood options are under-cabinet, wall mount, island hoods, or inserts. Once again, your choice may already be determined for you. For example, for island installations where a downdraft vent is not practical you'll need to install an island hood. If you have a big 60″ pro range, you will be installing either a professional wall mount hood or a custom insert. Think about the look you are trying to convey. If you want the view to be about the beauty of the cabinetry then you'd choose the insert built into a custom enclosure. However, if you prefer to focus on a kitchen that has the appearance of restaurant or professional cooking, you'll want a big stainless pro hood to match your big stainless pro range. Similarly, customers sometimes choose a nice chimney style wall mount hood to emphasize the beauty of the hood and surrounding backsplash versus having a less eye-catching under-cabinet hood.

 

Having settled on a vent hood type as well as a category and style of hood within the type, you must narrow your selection to the brands and models that fit the CFM requirements we covered in part 2 of this blog series. Next you will want to consider the brand and features of the specific hoods you are considering. Do you want the brand of the hood to be the same as the rest of your appliances? This can be a good idea considering that some premium appliance brands are currently offering a free ventilation product if you purchase the rest of the appliances from them.

Features abound in hood selections. Halogen lighting, auto on and auto off, advanced filtration systems, etc. Finally, don't forget to consider the noise levels. Vent hood sound ratings are commonly measured in sones. Sones is a linear scale, and the smaller the number, the quieter the hood. You might expect that hoods with higher CFM are going to be noisier than those with lower CFM. It's not always the case. There are some economy vent hoods that not only have low CFMs, but are also noisy enough to rattle the rafters.

Venting is important, we hope these three blogs on ventilation well help you make the right selection for your specific circumstances. Please call the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply to help you with all your appliance needs.

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