Appliance Colors over a lifetime

Are Old Appliance Colors becoming New Again?

New Appliances in Pink and Turquoise Rivaled by Black Stainless Steel

Turquoise Appliances

Northstar Appliances

Modern major appliances are dated as beginning in the Post WWII era. White appliances were standard, but during the 50's and on into the 60's our kitchens were brightened up with Pink and Turquoise appliances. Recently, some specialty brands such as Northstar and Smeg have re-introduced these colors to add the brightness back into our kitchens along with a retro look (Northstar Appliances above in a K. Hovnanian Model home – Phoenix Area 2015).

Later in the 60's, Harvest Gold, Avocado, and Coppertone became the popular appliance colors. A unique characteristic of these colors was a darker shading around the edges of the appliance. Many years later in an effort to refresh these colors the shading was removed. For example, Harvest Gold became Harvest Wheat and the color had a lighter, cooler look. Almond was added to the mix and the beige finish quickly became a hit.

Colors aren't always successful, however. Back in the mid 80's both GE and Whirlpool came out with a couple of new colors – Silver and Sand color (gray and a little darker beige than Almond) from GE and similar Platinum and Toast shades from Whirlpool. Unfortunately, the shades from each manufacturer were similar, but did not match. Consumers chose to stick with their White and Almond appliances. Toast and Sand and Silver and Platinum were quickly dropped.

It's worth noting that during the run up of Harvest Gold and Avocado, a trend toward larger windows on ranges and ovens eventually led to the painted fronts and small windows on many appliances becoming black glass finishes across the front with chrome trim on the edges.

Black-Stainless-Steel

In the late '80s, Fred Carl introduced the Viking Range, a range with a commercial look that was designed for the home. By the mid-90's, the trend toward Pro-Style ranges and ovens in luxury homes was well on its way. Today, stainless steel appliances are offered (at a premium) even in starter homes.

Now, KitchenAid has introduced Black Stainless Steel. It's hard to see in the photo, but the appliances have the texture and grain of stainless steel, and the color is black. If you want to see it in person, plan a visit to one of the Arizona Wholesale Supply locations below.

 

 

 


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Fall Colors Include Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

Cook for the Cure with KitchenAid

During the month of October, we think of fall colors such as Orange and Brown. But I've been noticing a lot of pink lately. Even those hulks who play professional football are unabashedly wearing pink. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

One of our favorite brands, KitchenAid, has a 14-year long partnership with the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer. KitchenAid has raised over $10 million with it's Cook for the Cure campaign. Here are a few suggestions from the folks at Kitchenaid and Susan G. Komen foundation for cooks and foodies to join the fight against Breast Cancer.

Kitchenaid has launched a social media-based program called 10,000 Cupcakes, One Great Cause. Whip up a batch of cupcakes, post a cupcake picture on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #10000cupcakes and #donate. For each post during October, KitchenAid will donate $1 up to $10,000 total. Program details are available at:

CookForTheCure

Also, KitchenAid is expanding its Cook for the Cure Collection with new products:

KitchenAid has introduced a ceramic bowl for its five-quart stand mixer featuring a white bowl decorated with light and dark pink polka dots. The bowl features a convenient pouring spout and is dishwasher and microwave safe. In addition, the brand recently unveiled seven- and 11-piece cutlery sets that will be available in Raspberry Ice, a bold and bright shade of pink, for a limited time only. The cutlery sets are constructed with German-manufactured steel that undergoes a precise ice-hardening treatment, which uses a series of heating and cooling patterns to strengthen corrosion resistance and flexibility. The sets will be available through October 31.

Additionally, KitchenAid launched a Cook for the Cure cookbook, filled with more than 110 recipes and culinary inspiration for cooks. The book will be available on Amazon.com.

In 2015, KitchenAid will donate $450,000 or more to Komen through the Cook for the Cure program. Product sales will not affect this donation.

If the ideas listed above don't work for you, you can still do your part. Contact the Susan G Komen foundation by clicking on the link below:

Susan G Komen

Of course, your source for KitchenAid major appliances is Arizona Wholesale Supply. If you are remodeling your kitchen, KitchenAid is a great choice. Ask your interior design professional. If you are buying a new house, ask your builder to upgrade you to KitchenAid.


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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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KitchenAid’s New Look

Coming Soon – New KitchenAid Appliances

KitchenAid-Kitchen

Credit: Reviewed.com/KeithBarry

The new KitchenAid major appliance line has been previewed to much acclaim and should be rolling out very soon. The last major update to KitchenAid styling was the Architect Series introduced a decade ago. It was a huge undertaking. KitchenAid elected to introduce the entire Architect II line of products simultaneously, rather than one category at a time. With multiple factories involved, having a common launch time for cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, etc. introduced dozens of timing hurdles to overcome. Nevertheless, the launch was well-planned and went remarkably smooth. We’re expecting the same outcome from KitchenAid with today’s new line.

KitchenAid-Handle

Credit: Reviewed.com/KeithBarry

The new 2015 Kitchenaid was first previewed at the EuroCucina Show in Milan last spring, so it’s been a work in progress for some time. Elegant and stylish, the new line is forward-looking, but at the same time it still harkens back to KitchenAid’s roots. In fact, the iconic roundels capping the handles are tooled with words “KitchenAid 1919“, the year that KitchenAid was founded. Shown here in the iconic KitchenAid red, the end caps will also be available in other colors. The handles themselves are re-designed with a tubular style and an etched grip, both a non-slip convenience, and a classic professional look.

KitchenAid-Kitchen

Credit: KitchenAid

At the same time that KitchenAid is launching their new look, they’re adding a new finish – Black Stainless Steel. While this is something you’re going to want to see for yourself, it’s subtle and stunning at the same time. It’s Stainless Steel no doubt, yet assuredly Black as well. Of course, KitchenAid will also offer the line in standard Stainless Steel, Black, and White.

For all the details about the new KitchenAid call or visit the sales professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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Spring Cleaning Your Dishwasher

4 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining your Dishwasher

1. Clean the dishwasher filter

Some dishwashers have built-in food disposers, i.e. choppers (above) while others have filters that collect larger food particles. Periodically, the filters need to be removed and cleaned. Read the operating instructions of your dishwasher to determine how often your dishwasher filter needs cleaning. We clean ours about once a month.

2. Check for water leaks and bad seals.

It’s a good idea to examine and clean the gasket that seals the dishwasher door with the liner. Eventually, this seal could develop tears, gaps, or cracks. Replace when necessary (service call). Also, take a look at the water inlet connection and hose, as well as the drain hose. If your house is older, the water inlet valve might show some corrosion. Be aware, that this could become a problem, so keep an eye on it. When you eventually replace the dishwasher, replace the connecting hoses as well as the valve. In the meantime, any hoses that show signs of kinks, splits or leaks should be replaced.

3. Inspect the dishwasher interior.

Do the dishwasher racks roll in and out smoothly? You might be able to tighten or replace a faulty wheel. Also, if any of the coating on the racks has worn off, the racks could begin to rust. Take a good look at the dishwasher tank itself, and satisfy yourself that it is also in good condition.

4. Test the controls and give the dishwasher front a good once over.

As long as you’re doing periodic maintenance, test the dishwasher controls. You never know when you might want to use the quick wash, the china cycle, the sani-cyle, etc. Finally, run your hand along the door edges, examine the latch and hinges: lubricate if needed.

Depending on the dishwasher, an average life expectancy could be 10-12 years. Premium dishwashers might easily last for up to 15 years. And at least one of the very high end luxury (expensive) dishwashers is promoted as being built to last 20 years. Take good care of your dishwasher and it will take good care of you.

When it’s time to replace, have your contractor or remodeler contact Arizona Wholesale Supply to help you with a new dishwasher that meets your needs and your budget. Arizona Wholesale Supply carries all the major brands as well as a wide variety of specialty brands, and has been Arizona’s leading distributor since 1944. Family Owned and Operated.

Dishwasher Brands available at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Asko, Bosch, Dacor, Fisher&Paykel Frigidaire, GE, Gaggenau, Electrolux, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, LG, Maytag, Miele, Monogram, Thermador, Viking, Whirlpool


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Appliances Guaranteed to Fit

Appliance Brands Compete on their “Fitness”

Check out these appliances guaranteed to fit

Jenn-Air-Slide-In-Range

One of the trends in new appliances during the last few years has been new appliances that are designed to fit a variety of existing cabinet and cutouts and configurations. In fact, some appliance manufacturers have offered a “guarentee” on given wall ovens, ranges, and even vent hoods, that if their appliance does NOT fit, they'll pay up to a specified amount to have the cabinet reconfigured so that the appliance WILL fit. Whirlpool and its family of brands (Maytag, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air) offers various FIT guarantees depending on models.

Whirlpool-Oven

Of course there is a dollar limitation, and the usual fine print, but the point is that big brands are working hard to make appliances fit in more existing installations, either with more installation friendly designs and dimensions, or with installation blocks and trims that help make appliances fit better.

For example, new ranges are now made to be installed either as a freestanding range or a slide-in range by manufacturing with side panels (not previously typical on slide-ins), eliminating the overlapping cooking surface, and most importantly, by including front controls which also eliminates the need for a backsplash. Wall ovens come with adjustable legs, and trim options to make them fit seamlessly in a variety of cutouts.

The value of having a “go anywhere” appliance is that adding new appliances to an existing kitchen can now be done in more instances than before without being required to replace cabinets or countertops.

The idea of the FIT guarantee is to cover minor expenses of installs into pre-existing cabinet cutouts that need to be adapted beyond the capabilities and flexibility provided by the FIT system. For specifics of the guarantee check the manufacturer website or call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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Appliances that match your cabinets

Integrated Appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply

What are Integrated Appliances?

Sub Zero Pro Grand

When speaking about appliances at design community events, I always make a point to distinguish between appliances that are meant to stand out versus appliances that are designed to fit in. Sub-Zero’s Pro Grand Refrigerator above is a perfect example of an appliance designed to stand out. Customers proudly show this giant refrigerator as a centerpiece in their kitchen. At the other end of the spectrum are fully-integrated appliances such as the refrigerator/freezer below.

fully integrated refrigerator
Fully integrated refrigerator 2

I took these two photos at the recent Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS 2015) in Las Vegas. In the first photo, you cannot tell that this is a refrigerator. In the integrated refrigerator category, there are significant differences among what is considered fully-integrated and partially-integrated.

Fully-Integrated Appliances

If you’ve ever seen a kitchen such as in the photo above, where appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher, icemaker, etc. were fitted with cabinet panels and installed so that they could not be distinguished from the surrounding cabinets, they are fully-integrated appliances.

There would be no hinges, no toe-kick, nor any grill showing on the refrigerator exterior. Similarly, there would be no visible toe-kick, nor visible controls on the dishwasher, etc. Of course, all the appliances need to have a narrow depth (24″) so that when installed with a cabinet panel they would be flush with the adjacent cabinet panel. The appliance handles (pulls) would match the cabinet hardware.

Partially-Integrated Appliances

Appliances that do not meet all these strict requirements, yet still have matching cabinet faces are partially-integrated. A refrigerator’s hinges might show; perhaps even a grill to allow air movement. Dishwasher controls, or toe plates might be visible. Of course, there are even some standard refrigerators that are built to accommodate cabinet panels, such as the KitchenAid counter-depth refrigerator below.

partially integrated refrigerator

As you can see, there are considerable variations from a pure fully-integrated built-in appliance to a standard full-depth appliance. To make sure that you get the exact appliance you need for your new kitchen, consult the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply. It’s always important to coordinate with designers, contractors, etc. when doing a new kitchen, but it’s especially important if your planning to have fully-integrated appliances.


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12 Days of Christmas at Arizona Wholesale Supply

The 12th Day of Christmas

 

We've been offering up gifts for the 12 days of Christmas throughout December. They're special purchases, closeouts, or overstock appliances such as Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Washer/Dryer pairs and even complete kitchens. All from your favorite brands: Maytag, KitchenAid, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Bosch, and Amana.

Now, we're going to share with you the best appliance gift you can have all year round. Below is the link to the Arizona Wholesale Supply list of closeouts and specials. Whenever you need a great deal on an appliance go here first.

Appliance Specials and Closeouts

We may not always have a closeout on the exact product you need when you need it, so call us at one of the numbers below and ask to talk to one of our sales associates. In the meantime, all of us wish you –

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

 


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Get a New Dishwasher

12 Days of Christmas Appliances at AWS

Day 9 – A New KitchenAid® Dishwasher at a Great Price

KUDE60HXSS

The ProWash™ Cycle and ProDry™ Option give you one touch controls that take the guesswork out of getting exceptional washing and drying performance. Like all KitchenAid® dishwashers, the wash system gives you the industry's best performing dishwasher brand1. The third level culinary tool rack helps with hard-to-place items.

FEATURES:

Ultra Handle-
Has a look and feel reminiscent of the KitchenAid® heritage. The handle features chrome accents and a recessed design.

ProScrub® Option-
Uses 40 targeted spray jets at the back of the dishwasher to help eliminate soaking or pre-scrubbing.

ProWash™ Cycle-
Determines the appropriate cycle for washing dishes and makes real-time adjustments for the best cleaning performance.

Third Level Culinary Tool Rack-
Makes it easy to clean hard-to-place items such as spatulas and serving utensils, and provides space for extra silverware.

ProDry™ Option-
Delivers the best drying2 with the addition of a fan that optimizes the performance of the recessed heating element.

Whisper Quiet® Sound Insulation System with 43 dBA-
43 dBA allows after-dinner atmosphere to thrive without being overpowered by a noisy dishwasher.

KUDE60HXSS

MSRP $1699
While Supplies Last $998
SAVE $711

Available now at your nearest Arizona Wholesale Supply. Quantities are limited.


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Appliance Delivery from Arizona Wholesale Supply

Your Home Delivery Installation and Service

Floor Covering and Major Appliances from Arizona Wholesale Supply

Arizona Wholesale Truck

I know a little bit about the great appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply because I sold appliances myself for a number of years. I also know the great sales people at Arizona Wholesale Supply because of my longstanding association with them. But, today I'm writing as a customer about the Arizona Wholesale Supply delivery and installation experience.

I recently embarked on a major remodeling project and purchased all new carpet, new tile, and new appliances from AZ Wholesale. Whether it was the Shaw carpeting and floor tile or the KitchenAid and Whirlpool appliances, each time a delivery was scheduled I received a phone call from the office advising me of the scheduled delivery and time frame. The day before, and again early on the morning of the delivery, I received calls confirming and updating the delivery time.

Deliverymen

Delmar Contreras and Antonino Gallardo, Arizona Wholesale Supply

The Arizona Wholesale Supply delivery truck arrived with my Whirlpool washer and dryer, and KitchenAid microwave/hood and refrigerator. Two neat and polite men wearing AZ Wholesale Supply shirts identified themselves and came in to take a look at the install locations. They quickly went about their business prepping the appliances; one man working on the washer and dryer – the other taking care of the microwave/hood and refrigerator. The washer was installed first, giving the installer time to run the washer through a short cycle while completing the rest of the installation. Therefore, he knew that the washer worked, and there were no leaks. Meanwhile, the other installer had installed and vented the KitchenAid microwave hood combination. The men teamed up, and carefully wheeled in my KitchenAid refrigerator.

They removed the packing, tape, and film from each of the appliances, installed add-ons suh as the water filter, etc., connected all the water lines using high quality braided hoses, wiped down the appliances, and removed instructions and warranty cards placing them in an adjacent drawer. After completing the installs, they checked things over and gave us a brief explanation of how the appliances worked, thanked us, and were on their way.

Antonio Gallardo, Arizona Wholesale Supply

A couple weeks later, when I was ready for my KitchenAid double oven range and KitchenAid Superba dishwasher, a new installation team arrived, and I had a similar terrific experience. I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention the professional work of the carpet and tile installation team from Arizona Wholesale.

The delivery and installation folks at Arizona Wholesale Supply really know their stuff, and I really appreciated their courteous, professional demeanor. KUDOs to Arizona Wholesale Supply's delivery and installation service.


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