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    Deciding Whether or Not to Replace Your Refrigerator

    Last updated 2 days 8 hours ago

    Modern refrigerators last a long time, but this appliance cannot last forever. When it comes to making the decision about whether or not it is time for a new one, there are a few factors to consider. Here is a look at how to decide whether or not to replace your refrigerator.

    Time

    Like most kitchen appliances, your refrigerator has a life span. Refrigerators tend to last somewhere between 10 and 20 years, so if your refrigerator is getting into its teenage years, it may be time to look for a new one. However, if your fridge is shy of 8 or 9 years old, it may be more cost effective to have it repaired if there is a problem. The older your refrigerator gets, the more often it will need repairs. If you find yourself having your refrigerator repaired multiple times in one year, you may be better off putting your money into a new one.

    Type

    Another important factor to consider is the type of refrigerator you own. Some tend to be easier than others to repair. While some refrigerators, like built-in fridges, are easy enough to repair, others may warrant replacement. If you have a side-by-side style refrigerator, you may benefit most from replacement after as little as 5 years. Similarly, refrigerators with bottom or top freezers should be replaced if they cannot continue to function well after 7 years of use.

    Efficiency

    Some refrigerators are simply more efficient than others. If you are constantly having your fridge repaired, this is a good sign that it is time for a replacement. However, a refrigerator that is lacking in efficiency may be draining your bank account in other ways. Older models of refrigerators that use more energy will end up costing you substantially more money in the long run. Remember that you are paying for your refrigerator to work, so a newer model that gets the job done with less energy can offer long-term benefits.

    If you are planning on replacing your refrigerator, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We specialize in luxury appliances in the St. Louis area. For more information about our high-end kitchen and home appliances, feel free to visit our website.

    How Sub-Zero Addresses the Three Pillars of Food Preservation

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Your refrigerator is the one kitchen appliance that is meant to keep your food fresh for a long period of time. Sub-Zero is dedicated to accomplishing this goal in the most effective way possible. Here is a look at how Sub-Zero addresses the three pillars of food preservation.

    Temperature

    The temperature of your refrigerator is extremely important when it comes to keeping your food fresh. However, it is especially important that the temperature inside your refrigerator stays consistent. A Sub-Zero refrigerator uses microprocessor controls to maintain the temperature with unprecedented accuracy; the refrigerator will never vary from the temperature you choose by more than one degree. Additionally, the door seals perfectly so that the cool air does not escape, helping to keep the temperature consistent and reduce energy costs.

    Humidity

    Another important component of effective food preservation is humidity. While your frozen foods stay fresh with the help of dry air, your refrigerated foods need air that is humid. With a Sub-Zero refrigerator, each compartment is completely isolated from the other so that foods in each section remain in ideal conditions. In addition, the produce drawers are sealed so that vegetables stay perfectly crisp.

    Air

    In addition to the growth of mold and bacteria, foods tend to be spoiled by ethylene gas that they emit themselves. Fortunately, Sub-Zero has found a way to slow down this spoilage. Sub-Zero refrigerators utilize a sophisticated air purification procedure. This antimicrobial air purification system cleans out the ethylene gas that is emitted by the fresh foods, allowing them to stay fresh over a longer period of time.

    AUTCOhome Appliances supplies high-end home and kitchen appliances to the St. Louis area. If you would like to know more about our luxury appliances, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. You can also visit our website to find out more about what we can do for you.

    Tips for Choosing Your New Kitchen Appliances

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Having choices can be a good thing, but sometimes it can be overwhelming—especially when you’re shopping for new kitchen appliances. After all, the kitchen is one of the most important and frequently used rooms in the home. If you are building a new home, planning a remodel, or just eager to replace old appliances, think carefully about which kitchen appliances you need and how much you are willing to spend. Take thorough measurements to be sure that you have enough room for the appliances you need. Don’t be afraid to invest in high-end appliances, as they offer the best efficiency, warranty coverage, and reliability. Luxury appliances will also add to your home’s resale value.

    For more tips on choosing your new kitchen appliances, visit one of the three AUTCOhome Appliances locations in the St. Louis area. Learn more about our upcoming events by calling AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. And be sure to visit our website to learn about the luxury appliance brands we carry.

    Understanding Temperature Control with a Sub-Zero Refrigerator

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Did you know that food consistently stored at a proper temperature stays fresher, longer? While standard refrigerators warm up gradually over the course of the day, Sub-Zero high-end refrigerators maintain an impressively consistent temperature—even in the heat of the day. The key to Sub-Zero’s temperature control is its microprocessor-controlled system that keeps temperatures within 1°F of set point through normal use, and its door seal system that locks in cold air. Watch the video clip to learn more about how Sub-Zero refrigerators achieve a consistent storage temperature to extend the life of your food.

    To learn more about the advantages of owning a Sub-Zero refrigerator, come to AUTCOhome Appliances. With three locations in St. Louis, we are happy to help you select the best kitchen appliances for your needs. If you have any questions, call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. You can also see what brands we carry on our website.

    Features to Look for When Buying a New Oven

    Last updated 19 days ago

    If you use the kitchen regularly and need kitchen appliances that can keep up with your busy cooking lifestyle, a high-tech oven is essential. Fortunately, today’s new ovens come with features that make your life easier and your food tastier. Look for these features on your trip to the appliances store.

    Dual-Oven Design

    With a dual oven, you will have two ovens—one large, one small—with individual temperature settings. It’s not only a time-saver, but an energy-saver as well, because if you want to cook a small item you can choose to heat up the smaller oven rather than the larger one.

    Convection

    Convection ovens use a fan to circulate the hot air to ensure speedy, even heat distribution. With a convection oven, you won’t have to worry about which rack you put the food on, because you will enjoy evenly cooked meals every time.

    Glass Doors

    Glass doors are a must-have feature on your next oven. Being able to see how your food is cooking without opening the door saves you time. Oven glass doors that resist clouding, grease stains, and grime build up are the best option for a high-end kitchen.

    Timer and Delayed Start

    Save time and energy with an oven that automatically turns on and off. You won’t have to worry about pulling the food out of the oven to save it from charring, and you will have the ability to start the cook cycle when it’s most convenient for you.

    Sabbath Mode

    Also known as a “hold” feature, Sabbath mode allows you to keep foods warm for hours on end. Instead of messing with the oven settings and accidentally drying out the roast, Sabbath mode allows you to just press a button while you wait until it’s time to serve the meal.

    To browse a great selection of high-end appliances, come to AUTCOhome Appliances. Visit our website to see our three locations in the St. Louis area. And to find out more about our upcoming events or financing options, call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

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