Why an Electrolux Vent Hood is Needed in Your Kitchen

October 25, 2018

Man made dinner

When you cook in your kitchen, you should never have to worry about being able to breathe. But, if your cookery gets exceptionally smoky when you bust out the culinary skills on your appliances, then it’s time you invested in an Electrolux vent hood.

Some people argue that a vent hood is an unnecessary appliance and not needed above your cooking space. We beg to differ and have plenty of reasons why you’ll want one where you cook, bake, steam, and more!

 

  1. Breathe Better

The number one reason to get an Electrolux vent hood is to simply breathe better. When cooking, you’ll notice that without a vent or some sort of airway to push air out of your kitchen, the room tends to get a bit smoky. And when the fumes become too intense and don’t have a way of filtering out, it can make cooking a little unbearable.

An Electrolux vent hood has the power to clear out the air with its fan and make the room fresh and breathable. With the LCD electronic control panel, you’ll be able to set your fan speed manually to whatever you need. But, it also has sensors that will turn the fans on automatically if they sense heat or smoke. Soon you’ll be able to take a deep breath without feeling uncomfortable in your kitchen.

 

  1. Brighter Kitchen

If you’ve ever wished you had more light over your cooktop or range, then having an Electrolux vent hood is a great idea. These hoods are more than just an appliance for ventilation, they can provide a bit of extra light as well. With some extra halogen lighting illuminating your cooktop surface, you’ll no longer be squinting to see if your water is boiling. Cooking is so much better when you can see what you’re doing.

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  1. Heat Eliminator

During the warm summer months, having a vent hood handy can actually help keep the heat to a minimum. It doesn’t work like an air conditioner and blow cool air out, but the fan is extremely helpful in extracting the heat the same way it extracts the smoke from the air. So, instead of sweating like you just ran a marathon in your kitchen, an Electrolux vent hood can help you stay cooler and keep your focus on the important things. Like cooking up something steamy without soaking in the steam itself.

 

As you can tell, having an Electrolux vent hood is an ideal way to stay refreshed and comfortable while cooking in the kitchen. Not to be dramatic, but not owning an Electrolux vent hood is a miserable experience and if you’re an avid cooker, you’ll want one of these appliances to make your stay in the kitchen a tolerable one.

Drop in to our store to check out the collection of Electrolux vent hoods we have available. From glass to stainless canopy wall mounts, we’ve got a sleek variety for you to choose from. Find the vent hood that will freshen up your kitchen today!


Cook Anywhere with a Bosch Flexinduction Cooktop

September 7, 2018

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The best things in life are flexible: Gum, Slinkys, and even those stretchy pants you make sure to wear every Thanksgiving.

But, with their new cooktops, Bosch is bringing that same level of flexibility to your kitchen. And, with the added power of induction, Bosch is introducing a Flex-volution to cooking as you know it. Here are just a few of the reasons that FlexInduction Cooktops will help you cook any way – and anywhere — you want.

Bigger is Better

If you’ve got a big meal to prepare for the in-laws, or just have a lot of mouths to feed every night, cooking can be a time-consuming and crowded affair. With all those pots and pans – and NO ROBBIE PUT THAT DOWN THAT ISN’T DONE COOKING YET – and well, you only have two hands, and only so much cooktop space, it’s an underappreciated miracle that dinner gets done at all sometimes.

Bosch has heard your dinnertime cries. FlexInduction cooktops can get your cooking done quicker than your kids will be able to destroy the house or mess up the kitchen. With FlexInduction, your cooktop’s two cooking zones can be used together to allow for the use of larger cookware. One massive cooking zone, all ready for everything you – and your family – can throw at it.

Faster is Better

Patience may be a virtue, but that doesn’t mean it’s one that most people practice often. Don’t worry, Bosch has a solution for you there, too. With the SpeedBoost function, you’ll be boiling water twice as fast.

Mac and cheese? Pasta? Corn on the cob? All of those family staples just got faster to cook, which means you have more time to spend actually eating dinner with your family instead of just wasting away over the stove all evening.

Power is Better

Imagine having all the power in the universe. Imagine being able to snap your finger and the rules of space, time, and energy all bend to your will.

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So, this might not be quite that powerful, but it’s probably the next best thing. Bosch’s PowerMove feature divides your FlexInduction into three different areas. Each area has a different preset power level, and all you have to do is move whatever you are cooking to change levels. It’s easy as pie! Except you probably shouldn’t cook pie on a cooktop. But you get the general idea.

Everything is Better

In case you aren’t already convinced at just how awesome Bosch cooktops are, there’s one more stop left on this train ride. Bosch cooktops also feature a wide array of other features, including child locks, SafeStart that makes sure other metal objects aside from cookware don’t start the element, and even settings perfect for melting chocolate or butter. Bravo, Bosch. You really have thought of everything. Bravo.

Even better, if you are looking for a new Bosch cooktop – or just can’t decide which of their cooktops would fit best for your kitchen space and needs – stop in today and we can answer any and all of your questions. We promise to get you back cooking in your kitchen again before your kids will even notice you are missing. Or at least before they cause too much trouble.


Enjoy National Doughnut Day with a Built-in Bosch Coffee Machine

June 1, 2018

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There’s some things that just go perfectly together. Peanut butter and jelly, Yin and Yang, hugs and kisses, and of course – coffee and doughnuts. It’s not something you can eat every day with your coffee, but when it’s National Doughnut Day, you have to participate! Instead of going out to grab your cup of Joe, wouldn’t it be convenient to retrieve the perfect brew from your own kitchen? The Bosch Built-In Coffee Machine was made to bring ease and luxury to your life. From fancy cappuccinos to a simple cup of black coffee, having a Bosch Built-In Coffee Maker can do a lot of things to make your life all around better.

Wake up and smell the coffee

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Normally, people who don’t own a Built-In Coffee Machine, have to sluggishly wake up, get out of bed, and make their coffee before it can be sipped. With one of these high-end appliances, you can wake up and order your beverage in the comforts of your own room. You don’t even have to get out of bed, do your hair, or change out of your pajamas. Simply log on to your Bosch Home Connect App to choose what you want that morning. Remotely customize the size, strength, and even temperature of your drink, so it will be ready by the time you make it in the kitchen. Make sure to leave a mug under the coffee machine to ensure your coffee ends up in your cup and not all over the ground.

It can do anything a barista can

Your coffee machine may not be able to give you a smile or greet you, but it can quickly and efficiently give you a perfect cup of coffee whenever you want it. Not to mention, it’s free – which will save you hundreds to even thousands every year, depending on how much you like to go to coffee shops for a hot or cold beverage. Instead of spending $5 on a coffee drink, pay nothing for one that’s just as good. How can you argue with logic like that?

Save your favorites

If you have a specific way you like your coffee, this Bosch Coffee Machine has a feature called “My Coffee” on the Home Connect App that allows you to customize your drinks and save them as your favorites! No more struggling to tell a barista your complicated coffee order – just pop it in once, and get the same thing every time.

The Bosch Built-In Coffee Machine can do a lot for you and only requires a little bit in return. This luxury coffee maker can hold a lot of water and coffee beans, but still needs you to add it from time to time. Luckily the free Home Connect App will be there to notify you when that time comes so you’ll always be prepared. So instead of making two trips on National Doughnut Day for that perfectly glazed doughnut and a cup of brew, get your coffee from home and go enjoy a sweet doughnut on June 1!


A Day in the Life with GE WiFi Connected Appliances

May 21, 2018

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Make a Homemade Pizza with a Whirlpool Oven for Pizza Party Day

May 21, 2018
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There’s nothing quite as good as the taste of a slice of a gooey pizza, or getting a whiff of warm -saucy bread when you’re hungry. Pizza may not be the healthiest of options, but it’s some of the best get-together food out there. With National Pizza Party Day on Friday, May 18, use the right tools to make your very own from scratch! With the help of a Whirlpool Wall Oven, your homemade pizza will be a big hit among family and friends. Don’t know what kind to make? No problem – we’ve got you covered! Follow the steps below for a simple take on a traditional Pepperoni Pizza. 
Ingredients:
The Dough
  • 1 ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
  • 4 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 3 ½ tbsp. olive oil
The Sauce
  • 1 jar traditional pizza sauce (Any brand)
The rest
  • 40 pepperoni slices (feel free to have as many or as little as you want)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  Instructions:
  
Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, add all the ingredients to make the dough. Once the mixture hardens, use your hands to knead the dough together. You’ll want to make sure your hands and the countertop are extra floury so none of the doughy substance sticks to your hands or the surface. Next, put the dough back the bowl, cover with saran wrap and place somewhere warm so it can rise for up to an hour. If you don’t have a Whirlpool Warming Drawer, set the dough in the sun or somewhere else warm.
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After about an hour of rising, your dough should be almost double the size. If you have a pizza stone, sprinkle some flour on top of it and spread it around with your fingers. If you don’t have a pizza stone to place your pizza dough, a regular pan will do just fine. Place the dough on what you have and start spreading it out, being sure to make the outside thicker for the crust. 
Now that your crust is all laid out, all you need to do is pour on the sauce, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, and lay the pepperoni slices. 
Slide your pizza into the oven and let it cook between 10 and 15 minutes, or when the crust becomes golden. Take out the pizza and let it sit for 5 minutes before stuffing your face with it.
Cooking up a pizza from scratch isn’t rocket science, but it does take dedication and patience to make it taste like perfection. With the assistance of a Whirlpool Wall Oven, your pizza will bake at the precise temperature, coming out just right for National Pizza Party Day. If you aren’t sure what kind of Whirlpool oven you should have for this sort of project, stop by our store to find out what’s best for you and your family! With the right Whirlpool oven or range, you can celebrate National Pizza Party Day with some yummy Italian cuisine on your table!

How to Install Your Bosch Dishwasher

May 21, 2018
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With all these cool do-it-yourself techniques out there, it’s easy to think you can do anything yourself. Sometimes you just want to save a little bit of money and figure it out on your own. Other times it’s not that easy, and should be left up to the professionals. If you’re planning on installing your new Bosch Dishwasher, check out the steps below to make sure you do it right on this D.I.Y. Dishwasher project.
  • Turn Off the Water and Power
So now that you have a new dishwasher, the first step is to turn off the water under the sink and the power to your dishwasher. If you forget to do one or both of these steps, you could end up with a mess on your hands. Once you’re past that simple, yet very important part, remove the access panel at the bottom of your Bosch Dishwasher. This part can be sharp, so be careful! Set it aside for now.
  • Slide in the Dishwasher
Before pushing in your shiny new appliance, you’ll want to make sure the drain hose is pulled through the cabinet wall. With that out of the way, gently move your dishwasher under the counter where it will seamlessly fit in. If your dishwasher is too short, easily adjust the legs at the bottom so that their level, and lock them into place with screws. You’ll also want to screw in the mounting bracket on top of the dishwasher to countertop to make sure it doesn’t wobble.
  • Adjust the Drain hose 
Take the drain hose that you slid through the cabinet, and pull the whole thing through. You’ll then connect it to the sink drain or garbage disposal with a clamp. You’ll want to make sure your hose is higher than where it’s connected so there are no draining issues. Use a zip tie to tie the hose to something above the connection, ensuring there won’t be any problems.
  • Junction box
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Locate the junction box, underneath the access panel. Unscrew the junction box cover to unveil 3 screws: gold, silver, and green. Loosen each screw a little bit so that you can connect the power cable wires to their matching slots. Each dishwasher may be a little different here so it’s important that you read the manual for this specific part   
  • Connect water supply line to the inlet valve
With the access panel off, you can easily see the inlet valve, which you will connect to the water supply line. There is a chance that water is still in the drain from when the manufacturers tested out your appliance so be prepared for some water to possibly pour out. Put the lower access panel back on your Bosch dishwasher. Your now ready to turn on the power and water!
If you’re able to make it all the way to the end, congratulations! It’s no easy feat to install a dishwasher, but with the right tools and information, you’ll be done in less than an hour. If you need help installing your Bosch Dishwasher, let us know and we’d be happy to assist!

Bosch Black Stainless Steel Vs. Stainless Steel

April 26, 2018
You’ve finally nailed down which Bosch appliance you want, but you can’t decide on whether to get it in stainless steel or the new black stainless steel finish. They both look great, but choosing one over the other seems difficult to do. You can’t go wrong with either design, but what are you to do when you like them both equally? We’ve laid out a few features of each style that stood out to us to help you decide between the two.
Stainless Steel is Professional and Classic
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It’s hard not to feel like a professional chef when you have stainless steel appliances shining in your kitchen. It’s what most of the masters tend to use because of its durability and timelessness, making it look great for as long as it lasts. And it lasts a long time. If you spend a good amount of time in the kitchen, or have kids rummaging around looking for something to eat, things tend to get beat up in there pretty quickly. Luckily, stainless steel appliances won’t scratch easily, stain, or rust and will continue to look clean for ages. Speaking of cleaning, the upkeep on stainless steel surfaces is extremely easy to deal with. The Bosch stainless steel appliances are fingerprint resistant, making smudges difficult to come by. But every once in a while, some really sticky hands come in contact with the appliances, making the finish look a mess. Fortunately, all it takes is a clean wash cloth to wipe up the mess. So why wouldn’t you go the way of this metallic look? No clue – unless you’re looking for a change.
Black Stainless Steel is Fresh and Bold
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Black Stainless Steel is everything you’ve ever liked about stainless steel, but just with a black exterior. Of course, the steel itself isn’t black. It’s coated in a black oxide, giving it a little more protection than stainless steel. Unlike the regular stainless steel, black stainless steel is new and bold. It’s easily a statement piece in your kitchen, standing out for all your guests (and you) to admire. It too has a smudge proof coating and is as easy to clean as the Bosch stainless steel appliances. Although it’s a great guard against scratches, a quick slash from a wedding ring could easily leave a mark. Choose this color on your appliances if you’re an avid cooker looking for an interesting transformation in the kitchen.
Battle of the Steels
Both stainless steel and black stainless steel have incredible finishes that can turn any ordinary kitchen into a contemporary culinary home. But if you’re looking for one style to go with, which do you choose? For those who have a bit more traffic in their kitchen, having Bosch black stainless steel appliances can offer a little more protection on the exterior during accidental collisions. If you can’t decide which appliance finish you want to go with, let us help you! Stop by our store today to take a look in person at both styles from Bosch.