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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Solving appliance ducting concerns, makeup air, and island installations

Unique Appliance Problems Solved with Jenn-Air Downdraft

Contractor and Designer Creative Problem Solving with Jenn-Air

Sometimes you run across design and construction issues with appliances that just seem to defy solution. You think and think, and ask all your sources for suggestions and nothing seems to be a good solution. Here are two issues that seem to come up when it comes to locating and installing ranges and cooktops.

Island Installations of Cooking Appliances

Locating a range or cooktop on an island is perfect for an entertaining kitchen. Yet it seems quite rare (especially in Arizona) to find ranges or cooktops on an island. Advanced planning to get the 220v. electric or a gas line to the island is important. Doing floor cuts after the fact may be expensive, and impractical, and suspending an overhead hood from the ceiling can also be problematic.

However, one way to simplify these issues is to install a Jenn-Air downdraft range or cooktop. The proximity center ventilation eliminates the need for an overhead hood and clears the sight lines as well. In addition, Jenn-Air now offers a duct-free kit with a replaceable filter that eliminates the need for any external ducting. It's perfect for an island installation.

Makeup Air Issues Disappear

Recent changes in building codes require makeup air to replace the air removed from a home by powerful overhead hoods. Fortunately, because downdraft center proximity ventilation is close to the source of the vent air, high CFM motors are not required. The new Jenn-Air downdraft range vents at only 283 CFM. And, with a duct-free kit there is no air exhausted from the home so no concern with makeup air whatsoever.

Considering a new build or a remodel? Look into Jenn-Air downdraft to make ventilation challenges go away!


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Trends in Professional Style Appliances

Pro-Style Ranges in Standard Kitchens

Professional style ranges have been showing up in standard kitchens for several years now. Certainly, we’ve seen brands such as GE Café give a “pro” look to standard appliances with great success. But more than that, consumers are willing to jump ship when it comes to their standard range, opting for one of the high-end professional style brands for the added cooking power as well as the pro-look. Buyers seem to be not at all concerned with having matching appliances either by brand or style, and they don’t hesitate sticking a bulky pro-style range in with any overall kitchen style. In addition, they’re often unconcerned that the pro-style range will cost more than all of the rest of their standard appliances combined.

Builders, contractors, designers, and remodelers can be challenged with a non-standard depth, special ventilation needs, and other custom changes that might be required. Nevertheless, these pro-style non-standard ranges are in enough demand that the industry is adapting to buyers requests.

The good news is that trade professionals, can rely on Arizona Wholesale Supply to guide them through the maze of pro-range choices. Here are two examples of luxury brands that specialize in ranges with a professional look and features.

Thermador-Range

Thermador’s new Pro Harmony 30″ range above is touted as the only 5-burner 30″ Pro-Style range in the luxury category. This range is likely to cost $4000 – $5000 when it debuts later this year.

Italian manufacturer Bertazzoni below is making a mark with their 30″ Pro-Style range that retails for as low as $2599. That’s a very competitive price for a range in this category. Bertazzoni is also known for offering their ranges in a choice of brilliant colors in addition to the common stainless steel finish.

Bertazzoni-Range

Designers, builders, contractors, and remodelers wishing to explore opportunities in the pro-style range category are welcome to consult with the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply for more detailed information.


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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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Kitchen Design Idea: Appliances on Islands

Appliances for Kitchen Islands

It's surprising how many kitchen islands are nothing more than tables or counters, occasionally also serving as workspaces.

Basic Kitchen Island

While this is certainly inexpensive, it almost appears to be an afterthought, as if to say, “We've got this extra space in the middle of the kitchen, so we need to fill the space.” Well, why not get some functionality out of it?

kitchen island with appliances

Appliances on Islands for Universal Design

There is much discussion these days about Universal Design. One of the challenges is finding lower cabinet space for moving microwaves from over-the-range and in general making appliances more accessible. The kitchen island is ideal for a microwave drawer as well as for an undercounter refrigerator or beverage center, or even refrigerator or freezer drawers. Also, moving appliances to a kitchen island frees up more cabinet space along the wall.

Entertaining Around a Kitchen Island

A strong rationale for an “open kitchen” design is for entertaining. Guests gather in the kitchen for a glass of wine and watch, if not participate in the final stages, of the meal preparation. Yet, with appliances lined up against a wall, for much of this time the host is standing at the range with his or her back facing the guests. If we would only move that range or cooktop to the island, the preparation would be the center of activity, and the host and group would be much more engaged.

Kitchen Entertaining

Of course, it's more work planning for gas for a cooktop, ventilation, etc. but that's why we need designers. Anybody can stick a box in the middle of the kitchen.

To find the right appliances for your next kitchen design project contact the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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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

For more information on Jenn-Air call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

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