Cove Dishwashers

The new Cove dishwasher line from Sub Zero/Wolf is surely the most anticipated appliance launch in many years. Now, Cove has finally been introduced to the trade and to the public.  The Cove dishwasher will be available for sale by 2019.

The Cove dishwasher has been the missing link from the complete kitchen package from the Sub Zero family. Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer products, Wolf cooking products, and now Cove dishwashers gives the brand family a complete one-stop offering. Here’s our early take on the new dishwasher.

 

Keeping up with the legacy of Sub Zero and Wolf, Cove appears to be a sturdy and precision-built product. There are two models of the Cove: one with a built-in water-softener for those of us with hard water, and a second without a water softener. Consumers will be pleased with the thoughtful design of convenient features, flexibility, and sturdy construction of the dishwasher. The Cove dishwasher is designed to last 20 years, and has a 5 year parts and labor warranty (6 years when installed by a factory-certified installer).

Models:
DW2450
DW2450WS (water softener)

Key Features

  • Fan drying
  • Near silent operation
  • 3 adjustable racks
  • Adjustable tines
  • 3 wash arms
  • 4 common cycles identified on control panel for simple operation:
    1. Auto
    2. Normal
    3. Heavy
    4. Quick
  • Yet over 200 possible cycle and option combinations for maximum flexibility
  • 4 stage filter system
  • 5 year parts and labor 6 year if installed by certified installer
  • Tested and designed to the same standards of Sub Zero and Wolf
  • Very quiet dishwasher
  • 200 wash cycles/options
  • 41 jets and three spray arms
  • 900 watt internal heating element
  • Two Pumps and Motors

The overall look and feel of this dishwasher is definitely in keeping with the Sub Zero/Wolf legacy. In other words, everything about this dishwasher has a sturdy, solid feel. There are no rough edges or flimsy parts. The design is simple yet elegant, it is missing screw heads, and seams that appear on some other brands.

For those who want to really dig into the features here is a more detailed list:

Stemware rack has multiple height adjustments

Multiple Touchpoints for Fold Downs and Customization
Touch-point Tines have 7 different adjustment settings

Wine Holders
5 Stemware holders can securely hold 24 red wine glasses

4-Stage Water Filtration System
The 4-stage water filtration system filters out calcium for a better cleaning experience. Water will be 15% finer than competitor dishwashers.

Multiple Options:
Delay Start (1-12 Hours), Extended Dry (+30 Minutes), High Temperature Wash, Heated Dry, Sani Rinse (NSF Certified), Top Wash Only

900 Watt Internal Hidden Heating Element
The Cove dishwasher contains a large direct heating surface which is hidden to protect dishes. It is capable of delivering Sani Rinse with NSF Certification.

2 Pumps and Motors
Keeps clean water away from dirty soiled water.
Turbidity/Temperature Sensor (Available i900n Normal and Auto wash Cycles)

3 Wash Arms
The 3 wash arms include multiple water jets per wash arm. There is 20% more water distribution than competitors. The cutlery tray has a full-width wash arm.
Spray Arm Diverter
Alternates between lower and middle and upper wash arms.

Clean Tank Design
Interior dishwasher is a smooth tub. Therefore, there are no creases, screw-less construction, and water feeds outside of tank interior.

12 Total Programs:

Auto
Heavy
Normal
Quick (55 Minutes)
Pots & Pans
Rinse & Hold
Soak & Scrub
Plastics
Light Wash
Energy
China/Crystal
Extra Quiet

Additional Features:

Sabbath Mode
Child Lock
Fan Assist Dry
Floor Light Indicator
Condensation Dry
Extended Dry Options
Plastic Dry Cycle
42 dBA
Over 23 lbs of Total Insulation
Extra Quiet Cycle

Be sure to contact Arizona Wholesale for availability and more information on this exciting new dishwasher.


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How to Care for Your Tile Floors

Tile floors are one of the most popular choices for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms, and entryways. Their easy-to-maintain characteristic makes them a simple choice amongst homeowners. But when it comes to actually maintaining and cleaning your tile floors, do you know how to do it properly? If you are a little uncertain or need a refresher, you came to the right place! We have the perfect guide on how to care for your tile floors. Let’s get started! 

How to Care for Your Tile Floors

  • Day to Day Maintenance. 

To keep your tile floors lasting longer, we recommend regularly sweeping/vacuuming them to remove dirt and debris from the surface. Next, you should take a dampened mop and wipe down your floors once a week (depending on foot traffic). The mopping helps to reduce the effects of abrasion which are caused by grit and soil. 

 

  • Cleaners for Unglazed + Glazed Tile. 
    • Unglazed Tile. 

With unglazed tiles, you will want a concentrated tile cleaner with a neutral pH. For your glass tile, you will want a nonabrasive cleaner that is recommended for glass/tile. If you need a recommendation, ask us for a great suggestion. 

    • Glazed Tile.

With glazed tiles, you should clean with an all-purpose, non-oil-base cleaner. You will want this cleaner also to be “compatible” with your grout lines. For your shower walls, you can use an everyday multipurpose cleaner to reduce the effects of mildew, soap scum, and hard water deposits. 

  • Preventative Measures. 
    1. Always try a product out on a small, unseen area before using it on your entire room. 
    2. Apply a sealer onto your grout joints after installation to help make using products on your grout joints easier and more efficient. 
    3. Once you are finishing cleaning an area, be sure to rinse it with water to get rid of any left behind cleaner/solution. 
    4. Always have damaged/broken tile removed and replaced as soon as possible by an expert. 
  • No, No’s. 
    1. Cleaners that contain acid or bleach for day to day maintenance. 
    2. Cleaners that contain wax-bases or oil-based detergents. 
    3. Using steel wool pads on your tile.
    4. Using a color-containing cleaning aid on your unglazed tile. 

**Disclaimer: Before using any product on your flooring, we always recommend checking with your manufacturer. 

We hope that you found this article useful and if you have any further questions or concerns about caring for your tile floors, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

New Appliance Brands from GE

20+ years ago, appliance behemoth GE began expanding their GE appliance brand from a mass brand into premium and luxury categories. First, they introduced GE Profile as an upscale premium product with features designed to appeal to the market that wanted something more than the mid-line GE appliances. Then, they added the GE Monogram line for the luxury market that was being captured by brands such as Sub Zero and Viking. Eventually, they added GE Cafe’ which was a product designed to capture customers searching for a “pro” look without the luxury price.

Many of us who were selling GE at the time wanted GE to market their  Monogram appliances as a separate luxury brand without the GE name in the brand. But General Electric chose to name the brands GE Monogram, GE Profile, and GE Cafe’ to keep the GE identity in the forefront. 

Now that GE Appliances has been purchased by Haier, the GE Monogram name is changed to Monogram, and the GE Cafe’ appliances are becoming simply Cafe’. Cafe’ has been offered as Stainless Steel, but now also in the new Cafe’ Matte Collection as customizable appliances in Matte White with brushed bronze and Matte Black with brushed stainless hardware. It’s a classy look, especially with the customizable hardware. 

After choosing the Matte White or Matte black finish, buyers can select hardware knob and handle color or colors that give them the custom look that works best for them. Hardware choices are brushed finishes in copper, stainless steel, black, and bronze. There is an attractive copper cuff on all handles as if the appliance were giving a nod to luxury copper cookware.

Designers should seriously consider offering Cafe’ as an option for customers who want a custom luxury look, but don’t want the often budget breaking expense of the super luxury brands. For more information call Arizona Wholesale today.

 


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Tips for Homeowners with Pets

We love our furry, little friends, but sometimes they can make quite the mess in our homes. As much as we vacuum and scrub, there may be some residue leftover after we clean. To tackle pet hair and dirt, we have created the ultimate pet cleaning list. You can successfully remove odors and stains with these quick and easy tips! 

Five Tips for Homeowners with Pets

  • Tip No. One: Unmark Their Territory. 

Sometimes our pets will mark their territory inside of our homes. Fight back by spraying the area with a natural mixture of eucalyptus (essential oil) and warm water. This will deter them from marking their territory in that area again and will add a new fresh scent. 

  • Tip No. Two: Clean Their Chew Toys.

Our pups do not have a care in the world, but we should care about their health. Make sure you clean their toys at least once a month to remove all germs and bacteria. Load the non-fabric toys into your dishwasher with one tablespoon of baking soda. Let the toys run through a cycle in your dishwasher then set them aside to dry. For your fabric toys, place them inside of your washing machine with a sprinkle of baking soda. Let the cycle run on the lowest setting possible for your washing machine them sit them out to dry naturally. 

  • Tip No. Three: Get Their Claws Off.

If your animal loves to shred things, take a couple of drops of lavender/rosemary essential oil (cats) or cinnamon/lemon essential oils (dogs) to deter them from clawing your stuff. 

  • Tip No. Four: Wash Their Beds.

Your pets’ beds can begin creating an odor in your home. You want to wash their beds as frequently as you wash your own sheets. Throw their dog bed in the washing machine with mild detergent. 

  • Tip No. Five: Brush Them Outside.

A way to avoid them shedding inside of your house is to take them outside. Brush them off outside, and they will not get the leftover hairs on your stuff.  

We hope you enjoyed these tips for your furry friend. Let us know what you think in the comment section.

Encapsulating Autumn with Decor

Seasonal decorating is a tradition many families will integrate into their homes.  When winter comes, the Christmas tree and lights go up, and when spring comes, flowers are planted around your house.  Autumn is a great season filled with holidays, festivities, and seasonal amenities which are fantastic to include in your home design.  

We put together a list of five Autumn décor ideas you will want to include in your home to express your festive-side:

Plaid

Fall has a sense of being cozy when you are in indoors and a sense of adventure when out and about.  Adding plaid blankets or rugs to your house will give your house a nice warm and cozy feel.  Try incorporating warm colors in your home like reds, oranges, and yellows.  You can even apply the cool-toned plaids outside to add style outdoors. You can try adding blue and green plaid designs outside through welcome mats, outdoor pillows, and blankets. 

Fall Plantation

Including fall harvest inside your home is another excellent way to make a statement.  Outside your home, you can add straw, autumn flowers, or corn stalks.  Add pumpkins as a centerpiece on your table  or you can even have a basket filled with fall foods like corn, squash, and baby pumpkins.  Including faux wheat is another excellent decor piece to add to vases or pitchers around your home.  Even go a step further and add fall scents. You can incorporate things like cinnamon soaps or cider scented candles to help capture the fall feel.

Lumber

Adding pictures with lumber or incorporating lumber into your home design can add to the overall warmth of a room.  You should start using your fireplace more and decorate your mantle with festive fall décor.  Put fallen leaves into picture frames and display the beautiful countryside colors of fall for an added touch.

Think Rustic

Rustic colors will make a substantial impact on your home’s decor and what you are trying to convey.  Adding rustic display items and antiques will help fully encapsulate the fall spirit.  Woven baskets are great to use in your home and can hold your plaid blankets.  Adding warm reds to your home through curtains, throw rugs, and floral arrangements can give a rural influenced aesthetic in the fall season.

Pillows and Pictures

A simple, cost-effective task you can add is swapping out your current pictures and pillows.  This is an easy tradition you can do for every season.  Plaids and stripes with autumn hues can help bring your room full circle, but you do not have to commit to the look year-round fully.

Autumn can have so many fun decorations to add to your home.  Try including some of these tricks and tips this fall season to your home.

The Evolution of Jenn-Air Cooktops

The Jenn-Air legacy began with a cooktop when Lou Jenn invented downdraft cooking by putting an exhaust fan in a cooktop. Today, Jenn-Air is a full line super premium major appliance brand, but continues its leadership in downdraft cooking and cooktops.

Jenn-Air Downdraft Induction Cooktop

Jenn-Air has recently launched an entirely new line of 5 individual cooking modules, and a separate optional downdraft vent. There is a 2 burner gas module, a single high powered gas module that also serves as a wok burner, an induction module, a concave induction wok module, a chrome-infused griddle module, and an optional independent downdraft vent.

These modules may be arrayed together in various combinations or combined with any of Jenn-Air’s full-sized gas or electric cooktops.

Array of individual cooking modules

L. Gas Wok Burner, C. Elect. Chrome Infused Griddle, R. 2-Burner Gas Module

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combination of cooktops and individual cooking modules

L. Gas Wok Burner Module, C. 36″ Gas 5-burner Cooktop, R. Elec. Chrome Infused Griddle Module

As you can see, this lineup can be configured as downdraft or updraft depending on each consumer’s needs or preferences. Designers love this setup because of the customization options and the ability to offer such a variety in a matching integrated look.

Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on photos. Arizona Wholesale has a separate exclusive showroom of Jenn-Air products at its Scottsdale location in the Scottsdale Design Center. Call today and make an appointment to see this stunning lineup of appliances.


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Room Barriers

Sometimes the blueprint of your space limits how the room flows. Studios, apartments, and homes can have a room designed for multiple purposes. Whether it is a dining room/kitchen or a dining/living room, you can be faced with architectural barriers. Creating a sense of division between these rooms can help with the flow of the layout. Here are five easy tricks to separating a room by creating your own kind of barriers.

  • Flooring
An easy way to make a distinct barrier between rooms is flooring. Decide what flooring is best for each room and choose different floorings with a transition for them. You may want a soft carpet in a living room, but a hardwood installed in your dining room to make spills easy to clean. Flooring is a very useful way to create a distinct separation in an open floor plan.

  • Half-Wall
A half wall is another practical solution, but you may have to check with your lease depending on where you are planning on installing it. Constructing a half wall is perfect for allowing the room to stay visually open but clearly separating two rooms. Building your own half wall also will enable you to customize how you want the rooms to be divided.

  • Bookshelf
An open bookshelf that you can access from either side is another great barrier. You can add your own touch by adding décor and display items on the shelves to enhance your space. Try to predetermine directional items and how you can best display them on the shelves.

  • Curtain or Folding Screens
Installing a curtain is a great way to add privacy between rooms. Some studios or other spaces may have your sleeping quarters exposed to the rest of the home. By merely adding a curtain, you can easily add privacy to your room as you please. Curtains can even be used in bathrooms to add privacy or closets. Folding screens are also a great, diverse option to consider adding to your home to add privacy.

  • Furniture Direction
This may be the most straightforward option but can easily be overlooked. Simply changing the direction of furniture can create barriers. Turning couches towards the television and using their backsides as a barrier is an easy way to separate rooms.
 
Creating separation in rooms is a great way to make sure your home has a sense of boundaries. Consider adding some of these options to your space if you are looking to separate your rooms. For more great tips and tricks, visit us at https://blog.arizonawholesalesupply.com.

Column Refrigerators, Freezers, and Wine Units

What are columns? Column refrigeration units are a generic category of refrigerators, freezers, and wine storage units that are commonly defined as single purpose, “integrated” appliances.

Single purpose = separate refrigerator, freezer, and wine storage.

Integrated = not only built-in, but also flush with cabinet panels as pictured below.

Wall of Integrated Columns

Integrated column refrigerators and freezers can blend right into the wall for a stunning look. They’re also very practical allowing users to select from various sizes for just the right mix between freezer and refrigerator space.

We’re going to break the rules here and cover some “wanna be” columns along with columns that fit the purist definition.

I did a quick check on the internet, and came up with 14 different brands of refrigeration products that fit our loose definition of columns. We’ll look at six brands, including two entry level brands: Whirlpool and Frigidaire Gallery, two luxury brands: Sub Zero and Monogram, and two super premium brands: Dacor and Jenn-Air.

Whirlpool Sidekicks

Whirlpool Sidekicks and Frigidaire Gallery are mainstream appliance brand versions of column refrigeration. These models are essentially freestanding all refrigerator and all freezer models that are sold as columns even though they are not built-ins. They have the column “look”, but lack the flush built-in capability. If you are interested in a budget solution, this is where you should begin. Both brands offer trim kits so that the separate units have a single grill over the top and bottom (see photo). The freezers are frost-free. Whirlpool offers an optional ice-maker for their freezer. The Frigidaire unit comes with the ice-maker already installed.

Sub Zero and Monogram refrigerators are luxury brands and each have a full selection of column refrigerator models, some with combined refrigerator and freezer in a single column (technically, does not fit the definition of a column). Lot’s of choices here in sizes and models including wine storage.

Sub Zero Columns

Dacor and Jenn-Air are new to this category. Dacor is now a subsidiary of Samsung, and has introduced an entire collection of new premium products called “the Modernist Collection” including these column refrigerators featuring porcelain interiors. Jenn-Air’s new column refrigerators are scheduled to begin shipping this fall. They’ll be built in the legendary refrigerator factory in Amana, Iowa.

Dacor Porcelain Interior Columns

Click on the AWS Houzz link below for more images of column refrigeration:

COLUMN REFRIGERATORS

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Ideas to Dress up Your Hallways

In a lot of homes, hallways are just a connection to other rooms, and homeowners often overlook their decorative potential. With hallways often being narrow and short, homeowners may throw up a picture or two and call it a day, but we believe hallways can be so much more.

7 Ideas to Dress Up Your Hallways

1. Blended

When working with the design in your hallway, you want to be sure that it continues the current design onto the next room. Your hall can be a subtle preview of what guests should expect when they enter your home’s next room. The design flow should never stop in the hallway because that tends to make the transition feel awkward. Instead, you want to make sure that each room blends well into the hall and leaves seamless transitions. 

2. The Main Event

Just like in any other room, you will want to create a “focal point” that becomes the center of attention in the hallway. This item can be anywhere from a gorgeous light fixture to an extravagant mirror. It will depend on what you want to do with the space and what decor pieces you plan on incorporating. 

3. A Perfect Runway

As flooring experts, we understand that no room is complete without the perfect touch of flooring. For hallways, we recommend purchasing a “runner” for the floor. This simple addition can instantly make your hardwood floors feel more cozy and chic.

4. Chic Shelving

In hallways, you want to keep the decor light and simple. Since there is not a lot of space to work with, a simple, chic shelving piece can do just the trick.

5. The Gallery.

Gallery walls are a trendy, inexpensive way to decorate any room, but they work exceptionally well in hallways. When creating your hallway’s gallery wall, you want to be sure that you keep it simple. Depending on the size of your wall, you will most likely want to use fewer items than you would typically in another area of your home. Try and keep it simple and light to create a refreshing look.

6. Look Up

If you are looking for a creative way to make your hallway unique, you could try painting your ceiling a fun color. Once you have decided on a color, you can incorporate it into your hallway’s design. This will help tie together everything. 

7. Captivating Wallpaper

Graphic wallpaper is a current trend that we love. It is especially perfect for hallways because it will help bring them to life. We recommend trying to use vertical graphic patterns in your hallways. This will help make the room look more substantial than it actually is.  

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Appliances as Family Communication Center

There is little doubt these days that in the U.S., our kitchens have become a family gathering place. U.S. homes have been designed with an open kitchen concept for many years. (In France a kitchen without a door is called an “American kitchen”). Entertaining and conversations always seem to generate outward from the kitchen. Meals are now consumed at a kitchen peninsula or island, and the kitchen is now referred to as the heart of the home. So, it’s only natural that appliance manufacturers would seek to leverage this trend with products that fit consumers habits of treating the kitchen as the heart of the home. 

Refrigerators have long been THE place to leave messages. Now, Samsung has introduced a refrigerator that they’ve dubbed as the Family Hub. Featuring a 21.5” digital screen, this fridge is loaded with high tech features inside and out. The screen not only has a white board for scribbling notes, it’s wi-fi connected so you can stream music from Pandora, listen to podcasts, and check your Google or Outlook calendar. There’s more, much more – you can even keep watching the game by streaming from your Samsung TV in the living room. Of course, this is the logical place to keep your shopping list. The Samsung Family Hub makes it easy – you don’t even have to open the door since there are 3 cameras inside the refrigerator. In fact, you can check the contents when you’re at the grocers using the Samsung app. To learn more about the new Samsung Family Hub refrigerator, visit the Arizona Wholesale showroom in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tucson.

If you’d rather not use your refrigerator as a communications center, this fall GE is introducing their own kitchen hub placed over the range (it doubles as a vent hood).

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