Detergent Pod Warnings

Dishwasher and Laundry Detergent Alert

Arizona Wholesale Supply

We've had several blogs over the last four years on the merits of using detergent pods for laundry or dishwasher loads. There are reasons for choosing the pods, and we've argued both against the detergent pods and in favor of them.


We've also consistently complained that the companies selling detergent pods shouldn't make them in bright colors that might easily be confused with candy by children.

Safety Warning – Laundry Detergent Pods – May 2012

Detergent Pods a Safety Hazard

Now, it appears that this issue is continuing to evolve. In fact, Consumer Reports has withdrawn their support for detergent pods because of the danger to children.

The problem with laundry detergent pods.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, just in the first 4 months of 2016, nearly four thousand kids five and under have been victimized by exposure to detergent pods.

“Some children who have gotten the product in their mouths have had excessive vomiting, wheezing and gasping. Some get very sleepy. Some have had breathing problems serious enough to need a ventilator to help them breathe. There have also been reports of corneal abrasions (scratches to the eyes) when the detergent gets into a child’s eyes.” – AAPCC

In addition, the National Capital Poison Center has stated, “Biting into laundry detergent pods can cause serious injury or even death.”

Unfortunately, the detergent manufacturers have not addressed the pods candy-like appearance, and have instead decided to make the detergent containers more difficult to open.

So, use your discretion, but CR and others are now recommending against the detergent pods, at least in any households with children.

As always, for all your appliances, floor coverings, window treatments and more work with your design professional, or builder, and call Arizona Wholesale Supply for an appointment with one of our associates.

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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Arizona Wholesale Supply – Appliances, Floor Coverings, and Much More

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company – Count on Us

We're Arizona's leading builder distributor, and we've been here for over 70 years. While we've seen many changes over the years, a few things have stayed the same.

We're proud of our name. Arizona Wholesale Supply Company. It's been our name since the beginning. We like it and we think we'll keep it. It says a lot.

We're a family owned business, and we treat our many employees as family, too. Some of our managers and employees have been with us for decades.

We're here in Arizona, and you can count on decisions being made here – no unnecessary delays, and no excuses.

Our mission is to serve our customers. We have locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson. We run a fleet of our own trucks from our warehouse in Phoenix, delivering throughout the Valley and in Tucson. We have our own installation crews, and even our own service department.

Our professional sales team has years of experience with all the major brands, and we have specialists in both appliances and floor coverings.

Behind the scenes we have a full staff, handling all the scheduling and logistics of ordering, billing, shipping, installing, customer service, etc.

So, that's OUR STORY. How can we help YOU?

For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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Discover Arizona Wholesale Supply, Tucson

Appliances, Flooring, and More in the Old Pueblo

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company, Tucson, AZ


Building or remodeling a new home or kitchen in Southern Arizona? If you’re in the building trades you need to explore Arizona Wholesale Supply. Strategically located on Ina Road in Tucson, Arizona Wholesale Supply is Arizona’s leading distributor of Appliances, Floor Covering, Window Treatments, and much more. Founded in 1944, the company is Arizona family owned and operated with locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson.








Tucson Branch Manager, Larry Gibbons, is a long-time Tucson resident, and part of the founding family at Arizona Wholesale Supply. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Larry is active in community affairs, and the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.







Arizona Wholesale Supply is proud to have a full service operation. The staff includes a well-trained, professional sales organization, experienced delivery and installation crews, and factory-authorized service.

Click below to take a brief video tour of the Tucson facility:

The Tucson location, at  2986 W, Ina Road is a complete design and selection center dedicated to serving the needs of the Southern Arizona homebuilding, contracting, and design community.

Arizona Wholesale Supply Company
2986 W. Ina Road
Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85741
Phone : (520) 795-4663
Fax : (520) 623-1111

Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat. By appointment only

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Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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Professional Appliance Sales and Low Prices Too

Sales associate training at Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.

Customers deserve knowledgable sales associates

Appliance Training

Appliance Training Meeting

Training is one of the key differences in working with professional sales associates such as those at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company, and the big box stores or traditional appliance retailers.

When you're selling everything from entry level appliances for production homes to $10,000 (or more) built-in refrigerators for luxury custom kitchen remodels, you need to know your products. What's more, there is a steady flow of new products with new features being introduced regularly. So sales associates are constantly having to learn about new products and features.

At Arizona Wholesale Supply Company training is not just a one time thing, but an all the time thing. Sometimes training takes place right in the showrooms in Phoenix, Tucson, and Scottsdale. Sometimes training takes place at some of the regional appliance brand offices in the Phoenix metro area. And sometimes, Arizona Wholesale Supply sales associates travel to manufacturer facilities in remote locations in California, Mississippi, Wisconsin, or Illinois.

Below: Arizona Wholesale Supply sales associates attend Jenn-Air training at the W-O-W (World of Whirlpool) center in Chicago, Illinois. Training includes learning to cook with Jenn-Air appliances. Of course, there is time set aside to enjoy a glass of wine on the spectacular outdoor deck in downtown Chicago.

Left: Pam Davis -AZ. Wholesale Scottsdale, Right: Martha Cornelison – AZ. Wholesale Phoenix

World of Whirlpool

World of Whirlpool

Pam Davis and Cassie Bertella – Az. Wholesale Scottsdale, relax after a long training day at the W-O-W (World of Whirlpool) in Chicago.

Regardless of where this product education occurs, you can count on your sales associate at Arizona Wholesale Supply to be among the most experienced and best trained appliance experts in Arizona.

For all your appliance, floor covering, and window treatment needs be sure to contact the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .


Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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Good Housekeeping Seal for all Miele Vacuum Cleaners

Good Housekeeping Seal for all Miele Vacuum Cleaners

Following a #1 rating from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI) for our S7 upright vacuum cleaner, all Miele vacuum cleaners have been tested and awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal.

Similarly, from this date will highlight that all Miele vacuums have been awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal, underlining the confidence in quality and performance that consumers expect from these products.

Innovative Green Design Award 2010 Winner- Reliability and Lifespan

The IGDA panel awarded Miele special distinction for three appliances categories: dishwashers, super larger capacity washer/tumble dryers and the Independence Series bottom-mount refrigerator.  One of the five IDGA judges commented, “They (Miele) are built to last.  It’s not something you have to throw out in 8 to 10 years”.  Indeed not – they are designed to last for 20 years!

J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Kitchen Appliances Satisfaction Study “Highest in Customer Satisfaction – Dishwashers

This was the first year that J.D. Power and Associates has included Miele in its world-renowned Kitchen Appliances Satisfaction Study – a direct result of the increasing number of Miele owning households in the United States today.

J.D. Power and Associates took numerous factors into account in reaching its overall ranking, including Miele’s superior quality, product performance, after-sales support and brand reputation.  Noteworthy details from the survey of 18 dishwasher brands included:

  • Miele is the most sought after brand, prior to visiting the dealer
  • More Miele owners recommend their product than any other brand
  • Past experience remains the number one reason to buy Miele
  • 6% of all the customers in the survey had purchased their dishwasher online.