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New Jenn-Air® Wall Oven

Positioned as an “affordable luxury brand”, Jenn-Air® has been adding a stream of upgraded products since the brand launched into the luxury category a few years ago. Now shipping its latest version of their high-tech wall oven featuring an exclusive Culinary Center, Jenn-Air® has added wi-fi connectivity to a product that was already state-of-the art.

Now, you can remotely turn the oven on or off, program the cooking mode, time, temperature, etc., and check it's progress.

Features

  • V2™ Vertical Dual-Fan Convection System
  • 7-Inch Full-Color Touch-Anywhere LCD Display
  • Jenn-Air® Culinary Center
  • 5.0 Cubic Foot Oven Capacity
  • DuraFinish™ Protection
  • Soft, Auto-Close Door
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Preheat, check cooking status and configure oven features by using the Jenn-Air® Culinary Center remotely through an app, available for either iOS or Android devices.
  • Halogen Theater Lighting

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Available configured as a single oven, double oven, or micro-combo, the oven is shipping now. Call your designer, your builder, or contact Arizona Wholesale Supply for more information on this product.

New Jenn-Air® Refrigerator

Jenn-Air Refrigerator

Like the wall oven above, Jenn-Air®'s new counter-depth French door refrigerator will include wireless connectivity. With a full menu of control settings, the app will work with both IOS and Android smart phones providing remote control of the refrigerator's settings. If the refrigerator door is left ajar, you'll receive a notification. You can enable special features to lower the refrigerator temperature ahead of returning home with groceries or to make extra ice in advance of a party. Through the app, you can order replacement water and air filters.

The new refrigerator will be available later this year. Check with your, Arizona Wholesale Supply sales associate for updates.


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Cleaning Freestanding Clear Ice Machines

Clear Ice Machines

Tips and Advice for Taking Care of Your Ice Machine

Part 3

 

Ice machine

Freestanding Ice Machines that produce clear ice will require regular cleaning and maintenance. The basics are the same for most brands with the exception that some ice machines have automatic cleaning and will require less maintenance. Here are some considerations:

  1. Water filters. While using filtered water is not always necessary, it's a good idea. Some ice machines come equipped with their own filters that must be replaced regularly. If not, you can always install a standard inline water filter on the incoming water line. Replace the inline filter at least every 6 months.

  2. Cleaning the icemaker should be done every 3-6 months depending on usage and manufacturer recommendations. If the ice cube harvest drops or the ice cubes are cloudy, it's a good sign that your ice machine needs cleaning. Typically, ice machines with built-in cleaning cycles require less frequent cleaning. Here are the steps to follow when *cleaning ice machine:

a). Turn off and unplug the ice machine. Turn off the incoming water supply.

b). Remove all the ice from the ice compartment and wipe out the interior.

c). Remove all the ice machines parts that come into contact with water. Clean all the parts with nickel-free ice machine cleaner. Rinse off and let the parts fully dry.

d). Re-install all the parts and making sure that the ice machine is completely dry.

e). Turn on water, plug-in ice machine and turn on. Discard the first batch or two of ice.

*These are general instructions. By all means follow the directions that come with your specific ice machine. Take good care of your ice machine and you'll enjoy a regular supply of crystal clear ice for years to come.

Here are links to our two previous blogs about clear ice machines:

Part 1: Clear Ice Machines

Part 2: Clear Ice Machines


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Gifts for your Appliances

Holiday Appliance Tips for the New Year

So you think that you have all your holiday shopping done? Think again. You must buy some Christmas presents for your appliances. The appliance guru insists!

Refrigerator – I replace my water filter once a year (unless it needs to be done sooner. see blog link below.)

Replacing Refrigerator Water Filters

The end of year works out good for me so that I don't forget it. Just add it to your shopping list. While your at it, you may have other filters in your refrigerator that you want to replace also. Look for an air filter in the refrigerator compartment, and a charcoal filter in one or more of the crispers.

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Refrigerator Water Filter

Oven – You're not going to want to hear this, but after the company has left and before the Super Bowl, you might want to look at your oven interior. Time to clean the oven? **Merry Christmas Oven**

Dishwasher – How often do you clean the filter in the sump of your dishwasher?…Shame on you – you've been naughty. While it should be cleaned regularly, Santa will forgive you if you take about 2 minutes to remove this filter, clean it, and rinse it out.

Washer – The one thing I'd recommend that you do for your washing machine is to examine the hoses. Make sure the connections aren't corroded and that the hoses aren't split or cracked. Replace if necessary.

Dryer – I know that you clean your dryer filter regularly :-), but did you know that lint build up in the dryer vent is the number one cause of house fires. If the vent has never been examined take a look, and pull out any accumulation of lint in the vent line with a coat hanger or even a vacuum. If the vent line is long and has elbows, you may need to get professional help.

These are just a few tips to help your appliances as they head into the New Year – ready to give you another great year of service.


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When do you replace your refrigerator water filter?

Refrigerator Water Filters

Are they a ripoff?

I’ve been doing some research on refrigerator water filters in connection with another project, and I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the results with you. Refrigerators with built-in water filters have become commonplace over the last 20 years.

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Refrigerator water filters are mostly carbon block filters. They do a decent job of filtering out larger contaminants and making your water taste good and odor free. They’re a step above the filters used with water pitchers, or attached to your faucet, but not as good as reverse osmosis (RO) systems.

If you have RO water in your house, and supplied to your refrigerator water line, that is great. Remove your refrigerator water filter and replace the filter with the plug that came with your refrigerator, i.e. no more refrigerator water filter. The RO system will provide RO water to your icemaker and water dispenser on the fridge. This eliminates the money spent on refrigerator filters, and assures a decent water flow rate through your refrigerator.

Without reverse osmosis water, you’ll need to pay attention to the replacement of your water filter. Recognize that refrigerator manufacturers DO have a vested interest in selling filters. Filters are quite profitable, and a nice source of added income after the sale. It does seem that more and more refrigerators have water filters that need to be replaced after 6 months, rather than the 1 year filters that used to be more common. .

Most refrigerators illuminate a warning light when the time to replace your filter is about to occur or has occurred. Some refrigerators measure both the flow of water through the refrigerator and track the time between filter replacements and warn you based on whichever comes first.

My new refrigerator has a filter that should be replaced every 6 months. The stated filter capacity is 200 gallons. The cost of a replacement filter is $40 = $80 per year if I replace every 6 months.

I’m fairly certain that 200 gallons of water won’t pass through my refrigerator in 6 months. I’m also certain that this filter will not degrade much in 6 months. How can you tell? Check for reduced water flow or smaller ice cubes. That could mean your filter is clogging up and it’s time for a new one.

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Here is my plan:

I’ll replace the filter when I can tell that it needs it based on observable reduction in water flow or at 1 year. That’s twice the recommended time period, but should be OK. This is just a personal choice and not a recommendation of Arizona Wholesale Supply.

Subscribe to this blog or check back often for more informaton as we focus on Refrigerator Care and Maintenance.


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Spring Cleaning for your Appliances

Tips for keeping your appliances in good shape

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It’s that time of year again – spring cleaning. While you’d like to be outside enjoying the orange blossoms, you also need to devote some time to getting your appliances ready for the workout ahead, since the busy summer that follows can put stress on your major appliances.

In general, you should move your freestanding appliances away from the wall and clean underneath and behind them. Replace burned out bulbs, both inside and out, clean filters, and make sure all appliance clocks are set accurately. Below are some more specific tips for your refrigerator. We’ll follow with spring cleaning advice for your washer, dryer, range, and dishwasher so be sure to return to this blog page regularly.

Refrigerator

General check-up

Clean the gasket. Does it appear to be in good shape. Perform the dollar bill test. Close the door with a dollar bill against the refrigerator door opening. Will the refrigerator hold the dollar bill? If the bill falls out by itself you’ve got an air leak, and should consider replacing your gasket.

Gasket

Refrigerator Condenser Coils
Depending on your refrigerator, there may be condenser coils that require cleaning. These coils can get very dusty and should be vacuumed or cleaned with a brush. If you don’t know where the coils are, the owner’s manual may be helpful. Many refrigerators have coils that are self-cleaning and not accessible. So don’t worry about them if you can’t get at your condenser coils. That’s a good sign that they are self-cleaning.

Refrigerator drip pans
Just as the condenser coils above, you may have a drip pan that needs attention. For removable drip pans, all you need to do is slide them out and empty any build-up of water. They should accessible from the bottom front of your refrigerator, behind the toe plate. Honestly, in Arizona it’s not that common that you’ll have an issue here. The refrigerator drip pan collects any excess moisture that is created by your refrigerator’s operation. In most cases this is a very small amount and it evaporates quickly, so you won’t need to worry about it. Again, refer to your owner’s manual.

Water Filter
If you have an automatic ice maker and/or water dispenser, you’ll typically have a water filter cartridge in your refrigerator. The filters are good for 6 months to 1 year and have a capacity of 200-750 gallons of water.

The filter indicator alarm or light will notify you that it is time to replace the filter. In some refrigerators there is also an early warning so that you can purchase a filter to have it on hand when it’s time to replace. It’s not something that you should ignore indefinitely. Most of these filters are of the carbon block variety. If you continue to use an old filter, not only does it lose its ability to filter your water, but it could eventually begin to release the contaminants that it has previously removed.

Other Refrigerator Filters
Recently, appliance firms have been adding air filters and/or produce preservers. The air filters are there to reduce odors in the refrigerator, and the produce preservers reduce ethelyne in the air emitted by certain produce and are there to make your produce last longer.

That’s it for your refrigerator tune-up. Check back on this blog soon for maintenance tips on other appliances.


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Appliance Care When You Move

Selling your Home? Make Your Appliances Ready for the Buyer

Tips from Arizona Wholesale Supply

When selling a home, built-in appliances such as the range and dishwasher convey with the house since they're attached. However, the washer and dryer and freestanding refrigerator do not go with the deal unless they are specifically written into the agreement. These days though, it is very common for the buyer to request the refrigerator, washer, and dryer as part of the sale.

If you are selling your home, here are a few things you should do to make you appliances “buyer ready”.

1. Gather up your instruction manuals and, warranty cards, and put them in a binder for the buyer or leave them in a kitchen drawer.

2. Check for accessories and parts that go with the appliances and make sure that you leave them behind for the buyer. These include:

    • Oven temperature probe
    • All included oven racks
    • Broiler pan. Some manufacturers no longer include broiler pans with their ovens. If this was the case, and you purchased your broiler pan separately, you should take it with you because you may need it in your new home.
    • Refrigerator water filter plug. If your refrigerator has a water filter, there should be a plug that replaces the filter if no water filtration is desired. Leave this with the refrigerator.
    • Microwave oven racks and any included microwave cooking vessels.
    • Dryer rack.

3. Clean the dryer filter AND the dryer duct. Dryer ducts can fill up with lint and are a leading cause of home fires.

4. Clean the oven. This is often neglected. Check our videos below for tips on cleaning your oven.

5. If the buyer is not moving in immediately, leave an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator, and pour a half cup of white vinegar in the dishwasher sump.

For more appliance use and care videos click on the link below:

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Reverse Osmosis for your Home

Quality™ reverse osmosis systems made for the desert

New home buyers choose Quality™ brand RO systems

 

Buying a new home? Installing Quality Reverse Osmosis systems can give your family, safe, pure drinking water for only a few dollars a month.

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The Q Series reverse osmosis drinking water systems lead the industry in design and innovative features and are backed by great warranties. They are installed by professionally-trained water technicians.

Made to perform in Arizona's Desert Water Conditions

Certified by the Water Quality AssociationAssures that your Quality™ Filtration R/O has been manufactured under the highest of industry standards.

Ultra High Performance Filters Allows the system to be serviced only once a year, saving time and money over other systems that require frequent maintenances.

Unique ICT Filtration™ Increased Contact Time – Quality™ system increases the water contact time with the carbon 60x's longer than others, resulting in superior contaminant reduction

Incomparable Warranties The major components such as the faucet and storage tank are warranted for 5 years. R/O membrane has a 4 year warranty.

Water Saving The unique system design incorporates a special Conserv™ valve which shuts the system down once the storage tank is full.

Factory-Direct Installation Most companies hire subcontractors to perform their installations. Our business is water. Our installers are our employees.

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Quality Water Filtration Systems

Moving to a New Home?

Consider a Quality™ Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System

The Q Series reverse osmosis drinking water systems lead the industry in design and innovative features and are backed by great warranties. They are installed by professionally-trained water technicians.

Made to perform in Arizona's Desert Water Conditions

Certified by the Water Quality Association
Assures that your Quality™ Filtration R/O has been manufactured under the highest of industry standards.

Ultra High Performance Filters
Allows the system to be serviced only once a year, saving time and money over other systems that require frequent maintenances.

Unique ICT Filtration™
Increased Contact Time – Quality™ system increases the water contact time with the carbon 60x's longer than others, resulting in superior contaminant reduction

Incomparable Warranties
The major components such as the faucet and storage tank are warranted for 5 years. R/O membrane has a 4 year warranty.

Water Saving The unique system design incorporates a special Conserv™ valve which shuts the system down once the storage tank is full.

Factory-Direct Installation
Most companies hire subcontractors to perform their installations. Our business is water. Our installers are our employees.

Consult the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply Co. for the best advice on water filtration for your new home. Three Arizona locations: Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson.

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Refrigerator Water Filters

Replacing refrigerator water filters

It's a real joy and a terrific cost savings to have fresh, cold, great-tasting water coming through the dispenser on the fridge. However, it's also important for homeowners to replace the water filter as recommended to assure that family members are drinking safe, filtered water.

For refrigerators that come with built-in water filters, you will find the filters located either inside the refrigerator compartment or behind the grill at the bottom of the refrigerator. Inline water filters will be located in the water line leading up to the refrigerator, usually directly behind the refrigerator.

Different refrigerator brands have different water filters, but all of them operate similarly. They consist of a cartridge which contains carbon (activated charcoal). Some will also include a fiber filter. The water flows through the cartridge where it is filtered to remove chemicals and contaminants in the water.

Refrigerator water filters are great at doing what they're designed to do, but if they are not replaced on schedule, it can actually be worse than not having a filter at all. It's important to note that these filters need to be replaced based on both usage or time, whichever comes first. If your refrigerator has a built-in filter it is likely that the controls will have a display with a warning light that will let you know that it is time to replace the filter.

Refrigerator Controls

The flow meter will cause the display to light up when the maximum recommended water volume has passed through the filter, or at the end of six months. For inline filters, you will not have a flow meter so you should replace the filter if you notice that the water tastes bad or has discolored, or at a minumum every six months.

For answers to all your appliance questions consult the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.

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A cure for limescale in your pipes and in your appliances

We've blogged about topical chemical treatments to remove limescale from dishes and dishwashers, but there is a better, permanent solution called HydroCare. The HydroCare solution prevents and removes limescale buildup from your house. Unlike a water softener this device uses no salts or chemicals. Even better, it costs only a fraction of the price of a water softener. See below from HydroCare:

    • Costs a fraction of a water softener
    • No Maintenance, no bags of salt, no filters.
    • Energy savings – up to 30% increased efficiencies in heating water
    • Unclogs pipes and saves thousands of gallons of water
    • Extends the life of your entire plumbing system and appliances
    • Environmentally friendly and healthy
    • Uses less than 2 watts
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The HydroCare unit transmits a unique radio frequency signal that effectively breaks up existing limescale that clogs in pipes, showers and appliances It will prevent any future buildup protecting the entire plumbing system and increasing efficiency. The electric field is generated through the entire plumbing system and all water appliances.

HydroCare meets all NAHB green building energy guidelines. It is easily installed. The device clips onto the incoming cold water pipe and plugs into a standard electrical outlet. HydroCare provides a 1 year performance guarantee and a 3 year parts warranty.

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