• A Closer Look at the GE Café Line

    GE’s exclusive Café series of kitchen appliances contains GE’s most innovative and cutting-edge cooking technology. The Advantium 120 speedcook oven eliminates the need for preheating, allowing you to prepare large or small meals more quickly. Single and double wall oven options provide you with exactly the cooking capacity you need with features that include convection baking or roasting and glass touch controls. You can choose from gas, electric, or combination gas and electric ranges that offer both the power and precise temperature control you need for perfect results every time. A GE Café Series vent hood provides powerful air circulation and completes the look of your kitchen. GE Café Series refrigerators are available in French door and side-by-side door models that incorporate pre-programmed food storage settings and LED notification to reduce food waste through spoilage.

    Are you ready to get cooking with the top-quality GE Café Line? Visit any one of AUTCOhome Appliances’ showrooms to discover the quality and beauty of these luxury kitchen appliances. Click on our web contact form or call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 to speak with an experienced professional about your kitchen needs.

  • How to Organize Your Fridge Efficiently

    Do you stand in front of your open refrigerator hunting for the item you want? A well-organized refrigerator makes it easy to find the items you need while preventing you from “losing” items at the back of the appliance.

    This video offers some helpful tips for keeping your refrigerator organized. Bring items that are close to their expiration date to the front for use. Store raw meats and fish on the lowest level and keep them away from items such as raw vegetables and fruits.

    You rely on your refrigerator to keep your food fresh and safe for consumption. If it’s time for a new fridge or other kitchen appliance, contact AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 to speak with an experienced staff member. Check us out on the web to learn more about our inventory of high-end kitchen appliances.

  • Why Your Kitchen Needs a Ventilation Hood

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    Today, ventilation hoods are available in a range of sizes, shapes, materials, and styles, providing the perfect accent to your kitchen’s décor . However, ventilation hoods also serve an essential function in the kitchen. A ventilation hood ensures that the air in your kitchen is clean and free of contaminants that could affect your cooking or the air quality in other parts of your home.

    Removes Contaminants

    Cooking creates a variety of airborne contaminants, from smoke particles to grease and strong aromas. A ventilation hood placed over your cooking surface removes these substances from the air to prevent contamination of foods during preparation. By drawing the byproducts of cooking away from the cooking surface, a ventilation hood also makes cleaning your kitchen easier. There is less grease, smoke, and other byproducts to settle on your cooking surfaces and appliances, reducing cleanup time and often eliminating the need for harsh cleaning chemicals.

    Improves Comfort

    In addition to improving the flavor and texture of the foods you prepare, a kitchen ventilation hood also improves the chef’s comfort. Smoke, heat, and other particles make standing in front of a cooking surface uncomfortable. Ventilation hoods clean the air in your kitchen continuously, filtering out smoke and grease so you have only fresh, clean air to breathe. This process also improves the air quality elsewhere in your home by preventing airborne cooking byproducts from leaving the kitchen. The aromas from cooking foods will stay confined to the cooking area, rather than settling throughout your home and remaining for days after a meal has been prepared.

    Whether you’re looking for a new range or a new refrigerator, AUTCOhome Appliances has the perfect appliance for your needs . Click through our website or visit one of our three St. Louis-area showrooms to find out more about our wide selection of kitchen appliances for every application. You can contact any one of our knowledgeable staff members by calling (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator

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    Your refrigerator is one of the central appliances in your kitchen , providing essential cold storage for foods with a limited shelf life. Keeping your fridge organized will maximize its storage capacity and prevent food from spoiling or being forgotten.

    Door Storage

    Extra storage on the door of your refrigerator drastically increases the capacity of the appliance. However, door storage is not adequate for all types of foods and drinks. Items that need to stay cooler should not be stored on the door of your refrigerator. The best foods for door storage are condiments, pickles, jarred salsa and dips, and nuts. These items contain natural preservatives and can withstand the slightly warmer temperatures associated with storage on the appliance door. Butter, soft cheeses, and pasteurized juices are also safe to store on the door, but unpasteurized juice should be kept on the bottom shelf of your fridge instead.

    Bottom Shelf Storage

    Items that must be kept at the coldest temperatures, such as raw meat , should always be stored on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator. This is the coldest location in your fridge, especially the area toward the back of the appliance. Dairy items including milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and sour cream should also be kept on the bottom shelf to prevent spoiling. Place these items with their expiration dates facing outward so you cannot miss this important information.

    Drawer Storage

    Fruits and vegetables stay fresh longer when they are stored in an area with more humidity. Most refrigerators are equipped with drawers designed to retain moisture for fresher produce. Store fruits and vegetables either in their original store packaging or in a plastic bag that is tied loosely shut. Avoid washing these items until you are ready to use them.

    Are you looking for a new refrigerator or other kitchen appliance? At AUTCOhome Appliances, you’ll find the perfect appliance for your cooking and storage needs in St. Louis. Check out our blog for more kitchen tips and inspiration or contact us by calling AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Advice for Cooking with Your New Induction Cooktop

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    Induction cooktops are growing in popularity for home kitchens. These high-end cooking appliances offer fast heat-up times, even distribution of heat, and maintain a cool, safe surface even while you are cooking. Learning how to use your new induction cooktop to the fullest will ensure you enjoy all the benefits it has to offer.

    Purchase Appropriate Cookware

    Induction cooktops use electromagnetic induction to precisely and efficiently heat cookware placed on the surface. As electrical current is applied to a circuit inside the appliance, which agitates the molecules of a pot or pan that is placed on the cooktop. This agitation creates heat, resulting in a heated pan ready for cooking. However, it’s important to note that this principle does not work with all cookware. Pots and pans made from aluminum, glass, or copper will not work on an induction cooktop. Cast iron and stainless steel are best for cooking on an induction appliance. Some manufacturers do produce nonferrous cookware containing an iron plate for use on an induction stovetop. Make sure you have the right cookware before attempting to use your cooktop, or you won’t get the heat you need to prepare your meal.

    Start With Low Heat

    While cooking with an induction cooktop is, in principle, no different than preparing food on a traditional kitchen range, induction cooktops provide stronger heat faster than other appliances. Many homeowners overcook or burn their first few meals on their new induction cooktop because they underestimate the appliance’s power. Before you begin cooking with your new cooktop, perform a few tests using different heat settings to boil a pot of water. This process will give you a feel for how quickly your cooktop procduces heat. When you do begin preparing food, start with low heat and increase it gradually to prevent overcooking.

    You can explore the benefits of induction cooktops and other high-end kitchen appliances when you visit one of AUTCOhome Appliances’ three St. Louis showrooms . Please call (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 to learn more about our selection of SubZero and Wolf appliances.

  • Learn How to Cook a Great Steak Using an Induction Cooktop

    Induction cooktops have revolutionized cooking by transferring heat directly from your range to the cooking vessel. These appliances offer increased energy efficiency and the versatility to cook any food imaginable to perfection.

    In this video, you will learn how to grill a great steak indoors on your induction cooktop using a ribbed cast iron skillet. Never add oil directly to the pan—instead, oil and season the steaks before you place them over the heat. Your induction cooktop will not only heat up quickly, but distribute heat evenly across the entire pan as well for a perfect steak every time. 

    Are you ready to discover the advantages of cooking by induction? AUTCOhome Appliances specializes in luxury and high-end kitchen appliances in the St. Louis area. Call us at (314) 373-2000 or contact Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 for more details about our kitchen products.

  • How Long Can I Store Wine?

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    While the majority of wine should be enjoyed shortly after purchase, some wines can be safely stored for years before you remove the cork. Red wines contain more tannins, a naturally-occurring molecule that gives wine its complexity. More tannins mean red wines age better than white wines, though some white wines will also last for years. Cabernet sauvignon wines contain the most tannins, and can be stored for seven to ten years before consumption. Pinot noir and merlot wines will last up to five years, and zinfandel should be enjoyed within two to five years. The best chardonnay wines can last up to seven years, though most should only be stored for three years or less. Rieslings typically last up to five years. Sauvignon blanc and pinot gris wines should be consumed within one to two years of purchase.

    AUTCOhome Appliances can help you find the perfect wine cooler from among our broad selection of luxury home and kitchen appliances . Click through our comprehensive website to find out more about the brands we carry. You can contact us by calling AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636)224-4038.

  • Your Guide to Proper Wine Storage

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    Proper wine storage preserves the quality and taste of wines you wish to enjoy at a later date. The keys to storing wine are providing a location with a stable temperature, humidity level, and little light. AUTCOhome Appliances can help you select the perfect wine cooler for your needs so you can enjoy flavorful wine years after the purchase of any bottle.

    The Right Temperature

    Storing wine at a temperature higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit can cause it to age prematurely. Keeping bottles in an environment that is lower than 35 degrees is also not optimal for maintaining taste, aroma, and texture. The best temperature range for wine storage is between 45-60 degrees Fahrenheit, and 55 degrees is often considered ideal. Wine should also be stored in an area with a consistent temperature—drastic changes in temperature can diminish the flavor of the wine and cause deterioration or dislocation of the cork, resulting in messy seepage from the bottle.

    The Right Light

    UV rays from the sun can penetrate glass bottles, affecting the wine within. Sunlight can cause the molecules of the wine to degrade, resulting in premature aging and a loss of flavor. Keep your wine in a room that does not receive direct sunlight or utilize a storage unit with a UV-resistant or opaque door.

    The Right Appliance

    Today, you can hand over the task of proper wine storage to a wine cooler, a small appliance that serves to maintain a stable temperature and humidity level for your wine. Wine coolers come in a variety of models with varying features, including locking doors, UV-resistant or tinted glass, and temperature zones that allow you to store wines at different temperatures.

    If you’re looking for the perfect wine cooler, refrigerator, or freezer, AUTCOhome Appliances is here to help. We invite you to visit one of our three convenient locations in St. Louis, Fenton, and St. Charles to explore our inventory of luxury home and kitchen appliances. You can reach us at (314) 373-2000 or contact Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome by calling (636) 224-4038.

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