• A Look at Miele’s Inspired Performance

    When it comes to luxury kitchen appliances, what characteristics do you look for? If you’re like the people in this video clip (and like the people at Miele), all of your wants and desires can be summed up in one word: performance.

    Performance means delivering on a promise. It also means perfect execution. Fortunately, Miele has been making high-end home appliances for over 100 years, and during that time they have learned how to completely transform the performance of your appliances. Watch this video to learn more about Miele’s inspired performance.

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  • What You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Induction Cooktop

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    If you love to cook but hate working in a hot kitchen, you may be interested in purchasing an induction cooktop. These revolutionary cooktops use an electromagnetic field to heat up pans while leaving the cooking surface cool to the touch. And because induction cooktops do not rely on coils or burners, they will not heat the air around the cooktop. Induction cooking is also much safer and more energy efficient than gas or electric cooking. If you are remodeling your kitchen and looking for new appliances , an induction cooktop could be a great place to start. The benefits of using an induction cooktop include:

    Faster Cook Times

    With induction cooktops, energy is supplied directly to the cooking vessel as soon as you are ready to being cooking. That means you don’t have to wait for an electric coil to heat up or finely adjust a flame burner; you simply get the heat you need, when you need it. In fact, induction cooktops reach selected heat levels up to 50% faster than gas or electric models. 

    Greater Control

    When you purchase luxury kitchen appliances, you expect them to provide greater convenience and control. Fortunately, a new induction cooktop from a high-end brand such as Sub-Zero will do just that. With the Wolf induction cooktop , you will have the control you need to perfectly distribute heat to all of your pots and pans. You can keep sauces and chocolates melted at 50 watts of power or activate Hi-Power mode and boil water in half the time you normally do, all with the touch of a finger.

    Easy to Clean

    Because induction cooktops do not rely on gas or electric heating elements, the surface remains relatively cool to the touch, so overflows and spills don’t stick or burn onto the cooktop. Even if you spend all day cooking a five-course meal on your cooktop, you can wipe it clean with a bit of soapy water in minutes.

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  • Exploring What Miele Has to Offer Coffee Lovers

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    Whether you are remodeling or designing the kitchen of your dreams, it is important to incorporate features and appliances that speak to your culinary interests and passions. If you happen to be a coffee lover, you may want to check out the coffee systems by Miele. These small kitchen appliances will rekindle your love affair with coffee. Here is a look at some of the most popular Miele coffee systems available:

    Nespresso Capsule

    The Nespresso Capsule by Miele offers an unparalleled coffee experience in the comfort of your own home. With easy-to-use touch controls, coffee drinkers can customize your morning cup of Joe. From short or tall coffee to single or double espressos, the Nespresso Capsule conforms to all of your coffee-drinking preferences. The Nespresso Capsule also comes with a frothing cup, which allows you to venture beyond a black cup of coffee and make yourself a delicious cappuccino or latte, whenever you feel like it.

    Whole Bean Built-In

    When it comes to high-end kitchen appliances, few brands offer the same level of luxury and refinement as Miele. The whole been built-in coffee system can be built into a wall or cabinet and can either be hooked into your home’s water supply connection or be completely self-contained. Oh, and it also makes great coffee. With the touch of a finger, the Miele built-in coffee system brews delicious espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, and regular coffee quickly and easily. Dual dispensing spouts even allow you to serve two hot beverages simultaneously.

    Whole Bean Countertop

    The Miele whole bean countertop coffee system offers the same features as the built-in model but comes with detachable components for swift and easy cleaning. And unlike other countertop coffee makers, the Miele coffee system uses whole coffee beans, resulting in a truly tailored, flavorful beverage. 

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  • Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

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    Whether you are having a hearty mug of coffee for breakfast, a cappuccino in the afternoon, or an espresso with dessert, the quality and flavor of your beverage is determined by the equipment as much as the coffee itself. For starters, purchase coffee as soon after it has been roasted as possible. Purchase coffee in small amounts so you can buy fresh beans every couple of weeks. As far as the specifics of making the coffee, use six ounces of water for every 1 or 2 tablespoons of ground coffee and keep the water temperature between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are using a French press or drip system, the coffee will need approximately five minutes to brew.

    Of course, you could always purchase a Miele coffee system and have the perfect cup of coffee at the touch of button. Miele offers whole bean and coffee capsule models, and all of them can be mounted into your kitchen wall for seamless integration. To learn more, contact AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We specialize in high-end, luxury kitchen appliances .

  • What Can You Create with Electrolux?

    After you finish designing your brand-new kitchen, what better way to celebrate than by having your closest friends and family over for a home-cooked meal? In this video from Electrolux, you can learn how to make a delicious yellow tomato gazpacho.

    This cold soup makes a great first course. Combine four yellow tomatoes, two cups of cucumber, one cup of yellow onion, half a cup of celery, one cup yellow bell pepper, one garlic clove, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Insert your immersion blender into the mixture and mix until smooth. Add salt and pepper and garnish with levain croutons. Bon Appétit!

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  • How to Choose the Perfect Vent Hood for Your Kitchen

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    There are a few key appliances and features to consider when remodeling your kitchen or designing the kitchen of your dreams. One of the most important focal points of a large kitchen is the vent hood. In addition to improving the look and feel of your new kitchen, a vent hood is also responsible for capturing and removing smoke, odors, humidity, and heat at the source before they dissipate into the house. As you are shopping for new kitchen appliances and features, keep these following tips in mind to select the perfect vent hood.

    Consider Ducted or Non-Ducted

    One of the first things you will need to decide about your vent hood is whether you want a ducted or non-ducted model. Ducted vent hoods exhaust smoke, odor, humidity, and head outside of the home. Non-ducted vent hoods filter the air and then recirculate it back into the kitchen. The choice ultimately comes down to the style you are looking for, the type of range you have, and your budget.

    Choose an Appropriately Sized Vent Hood

    Vent hoods aren’t just decorations, but very functional and useful kitchen appliances. To ensure that your new vent hood performs as it should, it must be adequately sized and designed around the range. Ideally, a vent hood should cover the full width of the range and at least half of the front burners. If you do a lot of cooking, look for a vent hood that moves a lot of air, which is represented in CFMs (cubic feet per minute).

    Take the Design of Your Kitchen into Account

    The style and design of your vent hood will ultimately depend on the design of your kitchen. For example, if your kitchen is designed around a cooking island, you will need to look for a ceiling-mounted vent hood (also called “island hoods”). Custom built-in vent hoods are also available for homeowners interested in the seamless integration of kitchen appliances.

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  • Small Kitchen Appliances That Are Worth Buying

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    Even if you are spending thousands of dollars on high-end appliances for your new luxury kitchen, there are dozens of small kitchen appliances that can make your life easier. Whether you are looking for appliances that can help you cook faster, eat healthier, or simply prepare the meals you’ve always dreamed of, these small kitchen appliances are definitely worth buying.

    Stand Mixer

    The stand mixer is the superstar of any fully functioning kitchen. In addition to making cookies and bread like a pro, high-end stand mixers also come with attachments that allow you to make homemade past, churn ice cream, grind sausage, mill grain, and so much more.

    Food Processor

    A food processor is designed to make repetitive kitchen activities go very quickly. A quality food processor will allow you to chop, mince, grind, puree, slice, and shred your food with ease. Some food processors even come with juicing attachments, although cleanup can be a chore.

    Juicer

    Juicers take up a fair amount of counter and cabinet space, so be sure that you are really interested in the benefits of juicing before you purchase one of the small kitchen appliances. If you do decide to purchase a juicer, you will enjoy fresh, healthy juice all day long. You and your family will love experimenting with new juicing recipes!

    Immersion Blender

    If you want to make delicious soups, salsas, and dips, you will love an immersion blender. Keeping with the theme of functionality, some immersion blenders come with attachments that allow you to whisk, slice, chop, and shred. You will always a new use for your immersion blender.

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  • The Importance of Kitchen Ventilation

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    When you are installing new, high-end appliances in your kitchen, it is essential to also ensure that your kitchen is properly ventilated. To achieve proper ventilation, your range top should be equipped with a range hood. A range hood contains an exhaust fan, which ventilates the heat, steam, and smoke created from cooking. With proper ventilation, cooking exhaust is vented out and away from your kitchen. If your kitchen is not properly ventilated, your cabinets and woodwork can suffer the damaging effects of excessive moisture and heat. In addition, proper kitchen ventilation ensures that your kitchen space remains at a comfortable temperature.

    To browse the range hood options available from Wolf, come to AUTCOhome Appliances . Our three locations in the St. Louis area offer a broad inventory of luxury Wolf ovens and ranges. For more information about the quality kitchen appliances we have to offer you, give AUTCOhome Appliances a call at (314) 373-2000 or call Construction Appliances by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. 

  • How to Care for Your Wolf Gas Rangetop

    When you install a Wolf Gas Rangetop, regular cleaning and maintenance will keep your system in fantastic working condition. Before you use your Gas Rangetop for the first time, however, it is important to disassemble, clean, and replace each component on the system. For instructions on how to care for your Wolf Gas Rangetop, watch this video from Sub Zero Wolf.

    At AUTCOhome Appliances, our expert staff can provide you with all of the information you need to care for your luxury home kitchen appliances. Be sure to stop by our three locations in the St. Louis area to explore our full lineup of high-end Wolf cooking appliances . For more information about our events and locations, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliances by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

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