• Learn More About High Quality Appliances from AUTCOhome!

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    Sub-Zero and Wolf brand appliances have gained a reputation for being of the highest quality, very efficient, and just as suited for use in a professional kitchen as in your own home. To learn more about Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and how to extend their working lives, follow these links:

    • Discover the history of the Sub-Zero and Wolf brands at their website .
    • According to this ABC News article, routine cleaning can go a long way in helping you extend the life of your appliances.
    • Microwaves can be used for more tasks than you might think. Apartment Therapy has an article discussing nine such uses.
    • Visit USNews.com to find out how you can make your dishwasher last longer .

    For more information on Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances , call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Getting Started with Your Wolf Dual-Fuel Range

    Wolf is one of the leading brands of kitchen ranges, with every product built to the highest quality standards. To protect your investment, it’s important to know how to prepare your range for a lifetime of usage.

    This video discusses the steps you need to take to do this. Tips include wiping the range with hot water and soft detergent, applying stainless steel polish, and ensuring that the burners are fitted properly. Watch the video to see the demonstration.

    AUTCOhome Appliances is proud to offer Wolf ranges and other appliances for all of your cooking and household needs. If you have any questions, call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Tips for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Dishwasher

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    There are few things more frustrating that opening up your dishwasher after a cycle and finding dishes that look as though they were never washed at all. Luckily, there are many ways that you can maximize the effectiveness of this crucial home appliance, including:

    Check the Heat of the Water

    The force at which the dishwasher throws water on dirty plates is not the only part of the cycle that gets dishes clean. The heat of the water is equally important for cutting through tough stains and dried-on food. Ideally, the water should be at least 130 degrees, which will melt off crusted-on food and stains, as well as wash off any soap stains.

    Cleanse with White Vinegar

    Over time, hard water deposits build up on the inside of your dishwasher. These deposits can form a crust over your dishwasher’s heating element and prevent your dishes from drying properly. You can keep the hard water from piling up by running a cycle with a quart of white vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher. The acids in the vinegar will cut through deposits with ease, leaving behind a sparkling-clear interior.

    Use a Powdered Detergent

    Detergent powders—including those in tablet form—have largely fallen out of favor in recent years amongst consumers that prefer gel detergents. This is unfortunate, as powders offer a number of significant advantages over their gel counterparts. For one, gel detergents contain bleach, which can discolor the interior of your dishwasher and dissolve waterproof seals. In addition, gel detergents tend to leave a cloudy film on glasses that can be very hard to rinse off and are viscous enough to clog your dishwater’s detergent slot.

    Perhaps the best way to guarantee the effectiveness of your dishwasher is to invest in a luxury brand with guaranteed performance. AUTCOhome Appliances of St. Louis carries all major luxury brands of dishwashers, ovens, ranges, and other appliance essentials. To speak with a member of our team about our upcoming events, call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • How to Buy the Perfect Microwave for Your Gourmet Kitchen

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    There are few kitchen appliances with more options available to purchase than the microwaves. With so many brands, sizes, features, and designs on the market, the buying process can seem overwhelming to anyone. These three criteria should help you narrow your focus and identify the perfect unit for your gourmet kitchen:

    Wattage

    Wattage—or the electric power consumed by an appliance—should be first and foremost in your decision-making process. The general rule to remember is the higher the wattage, the faster the cooking time. One thousand watts is usually a good starting point, as this will cook food quickly and evenly. Microwaves with lower wattages tend to struggle to properly cook the foods that will most commonly make an appearance in a gourmet kitchen.

    Size

    Assuming you have plenty of space in your kitchen for a microwave , the size of the unit you need largely depends on how many mouths you need to feed. If you often cook for your family or many guests, you’ll want a larger oven of 1.2 cubic feet or more that can accommodate casseroles, lasagnas, and other dishes. If the most you use a microwave for is to reheat your coffee, soups, and leftovers, you can get away with a smaller model.

    Shortcut Buttons

    Shortcut buttons are becoming standard on all microwaves, but some offer more than others. Check each unit very carefully to get a sense of the feature buttons they offer and compare them to your current needs. For example, if you often cook with frozen meat, a microwave with an automatic defrost button will save you a lot of guesswork and time when you prepare dinner. Other helpful buttons that many people find useful include those that cook popcorn, bake potatoes, and steam vegetables.

    At AUTCOhome Appliances , we know that everyone has a different vision for his or her gourmet kitchen. That’s why we always have a wide selection of kitchen appliances in stock so that everyone can find exactly what they need. For more information about our upcoming events, call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Learn More About Creating Your Perfect Kitchen!

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    Learn more about caring for your kitchen appliances, making your kitchen more efficient, and the best features to look for in appliances by browsing through the resources below. Call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 for all your appliance needs, or call Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Designer Insights About Integrated Refrigeration from Sub-Zero

    Stainless steel kitchen appliances are attractive and timeless, but some homeowners are beginning to lean more toward kitchen appliances that can blend seamlessly with the overall design of the kitchen. Integrated refrigeration options like those from Sub-Zero are making this goal easier than ever to achieve.

    Watch this clip to get the perspective of kitchen designers in New York about Sub-Zero’s flexible styling options. Learn why designers everywhere prefer this name in home refrigeration over all others that are available, and how using integrated design can benefit your kitchen.

    If you’d like more information on high-end appliances such as those from Sub-Zero, call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636)224-4038. Visit our website to learn more about the home appliances we carry, and get an idea of what your dream kitchen could look like.

  • Building a Greener Kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances

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    These days, it’s important to be green in everything from your transportation to your kitchen appliances . Fortunately, building a green kitchen is easier than ever with high-end appliances like Sub-Zero and Wolf. Here are some tips on making your kitchen as eco-friendly as possible:

    Choose Energy Star-rated kitchen appliances. Did you know that the largest refrigerator that Sub-Zero makes still doesn’t use as much energy as a 100-watt light bulb? Convection ovens from Wolf cook more quickly and efficiently than conventional ovens. Energy-efficient innovations like these mean that you can enjoy perfectly preserved or prepared food while feeling good about your kitchen’s carbon footprint.

    Examine your appliance manufacturer’s green policy. Even if a company produces energy-efficient appliances, that doesn’t mean that the manufacturing process is green. Manufacturing kitchen appliances abroad leads to unnecessary fuel and packaging waste. Leftover metal that is not recycled is wasted. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are made domestically, and nothing that can be reused is ever wasted. These types of practices make the companies eco-responsible, so you don’t have to worry about the impact that the production of your appliance had on the environment.

    Design your kitchen with efficiency in mind. Strategically designing the layout of your kitchen can lead to better energy efficiency overall. For example, incorporating several windows can help you make use of the sun’s natural heat and light, reducing the need to constantly use overhead lighting or run your HVAC more than you need to. Just be sure that you use Energy Star-rated windows and take care to seal any areas that could leak air or create a draft.

    Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are available in a wide range of options that can be completely customized to your kitchen and needs. To see a selection of these energy-efficient kitchen appliances, or for questions about their features, contact us at AUTCOHome Appliances . Call us at (314) 373-2000, or give Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome a call at (636) 224-4038. You may also visit our website for more information.

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