• Tips for Choosing a New Refrigerator

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    Whether you’re doing a full kitchen renovation or replacing an old clunker of a fridge, chances are you haven’t kept up with refrigerator technology and innovations since you bought your old fridge. When you shop for a new refrigerator at a high-end appliance store , you will have access to some of the most technologically advanced refrigerators in the world. However, not every fridge is right for your home. Here are a few tips to make sure that you find the right new refrigerator for you and your family.

    Find the Right Configuration

    Today, there are several basic styles to choose from when shopping for a new refrigerator . French-door models offer plenty of room for groceries and large containers, and the freezer drawers are large and deep. Side-by-side models offer easy access to both fresh and frozen foods. There are also smaller models with the freezer above the fresh food compartment. Look at each model carefully to determine which configuration will work best for you and your family.

    Measure Your Space Carefully

    Before you visit the appliance store, make sure to measure the space where your new refrigerator will slide in. Fridges that sit perfectly flush with surrounding countertops and cabinets will give your kitchen a streamlined look. If you fail to measure beforehand, you also run the risk of purchasing a fridge that is too big or too small for the space in your kitchen, which can create an entirely different set of hassles to deal with.

    Look for the Energy Star Sticker

    If you want to save money on your energy bills, look for a new refrigerator that carries the Energy Star label. These models use 20 percent less energy than comparable models of the same size. Compare different models to find the one that offers the most energy savings if that is something that concerns you and your family.

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  • Touring the Features of Wolf Dual Fuel Ranges

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    If you love to cook, your ideas—not your equipment’s limitations—should determine how your meals turn out. This belief goes into every cooking appliance manufactured by Wolf, one of the world’s most respected luxury appliance brands . Wolf’s dual fuel range, one of its flagship appliances, offers the versatility and control you need to prepare a delectable meal for your family and friends. Here is a closer look at some of the amazing features of Wolf dual fuel range.

    Exclusive Dual Convection Technology

    Thanks to an innovative technology exclusive to Wolf, you’ll see and taste levels of consistency and precision you never knew were possible when you cook with a Wolf dual fuel range . That’s because each range comes with Wolf’s exclusive dual convection technology. Using two fans and multiple heating elements, dual convection controls heat and airflow with more precision than traditional convection ovens.

    10 Cooking Modes

    Most ovens (and most amateur chefs) treat different cooking processes as if they were the same. However, baking a pie and roasting prime rib require different heat and airflow to turn out properly. Fortunately, the Wolf dual fuel range offers 10 cooking modes, so every dish you create gets exactly what it needs for delicious results.

    Designed for the Home Chef

    In addition to the high-tech innovations found on the Wolf dual fuel range, there are many innovations that reflect practical thinking of people who specialize in cooking appliances. Each dual fuel range by Wolf features bright, well-placed halogen oven lights, smooth sliding racks, and even a self-clean feature that really cleans. If you love to cook, you’ll love the Wolf dual fuel range.

    For additional information about the Wolf dual fuel range, visit AUTCOhome Appliances today . We specialize in luxury kitchen appliances from the leading brands, including Wolf, Viking, Dacor, Frigidaire, and Sub Zero. If you have any questions, call AUTCOhome Appliances today at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. 

  • Key Features of the Sub-Zero PRO 48 Refrigerator

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    The Sub-Zero PRO 48 Refrigerator/Freezer is born of 100 percent steel, a sculptured metal masterpiece of preservation, performance, and efficiency. Inside, two compressors and three evaporators keep foods fresher longer and prevent odor transfer. An exterior temperature display provides easy-to-read digital readouts. The fridge and freezer compartments feature drawers with adjustable and removable dividers to help you store large or bulky food containers. And because the Sub-Zero PRO 48 can be built0in or used in a free-standing application, it complements any kitchen layout and design.

    For additional information about the remarkable Sub-Zero PRO 48 Refrigerator/Freezer, come to AUTCOhome Appliances . We pride ourselves on offering the best selection of high-end kitchen appliances in Missouri. To learn more about this or any other appliance we carry, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Cleaning an Oven

    Ovens can get quite messy after years of baking and broiling. If your old oven doesn’t come with a self-cleaning feature, or if the self-cleaning feature doesn’t work very well, you can scrub the inside of your oven with baking soda to remove stubborn, baked-on stains. For some easy tips on how to clean the inside of your oven, watch this short video clip.

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  • An Overview of the Most Common Types of Stoves

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    If you love to cook at home, you owe it to yourself and your family to invest in a new stove. Whether you opt for a cooktop with a separate wall or counter-mounted oven, or a freestanding range that includes both the oven and the cooktop in one integrated unit, when you purchase a new stove from a high-end appliance manufacturer, you will enjoy greater control and precision in the kitchen than you ever thought possible. To help you find the right stove for your kitchen, here is an overview of the most common types of stoves available today.

    Gas Stove

    If uniformity is important for you, you’ll love a gas stove. When you cook on a gas cooktop, an open flam surrounds the bottom of your cookware, even distributing the heat around it. If your home is set up for it, a gas stove will be much more affordable to use than an electric cooktop.

    Glass-Ceramic Cooktop

    If you’re going for a modern look in your kitchen, consider a glass-ceramic cooktop. Many consumers are drawn to these sleek, shiny cooktops rather than the separate coiled burners on gas and electric stoves.

    Electric Coil

    Electric stoves do not use an open flame to heat your cookware, so there is no risk of a gas leak and a lower risk of starting a kitchen fire while cooking. However, electric coil stoves are notorious for uneven cooking due to the uneven distribution of the heating element. And while more affordable than other types of stoves, electric coil stoves are slow to heat and slow to cool.

    Induction Cooktop

    Thanks to an element just below the surface of the cooktop that creates a magnetic field, induction cooktops turn your cooking vessels into the heat source. This means that the surrounding cooktop surface will remain cool to the touch while cooking, which is great if you have kids.

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  • Cleaning Tips for Your Gas Range

    Oven Cleaning Housework

    After you buy a new gas range from a high-end brand like Wolf or Viking, you’ll probably do a lot more cooking than usual. With all of this cooking, your range is likely to get quite messy. Food spills, pots boiling over, and messy serving can all result in stubborn stains on a gas range, especially if you are slow to clean them and burn them onto the grates and reflector pans beneath the burners. To help keep your gas range looking like new, here are some cleaning tips that will work for even the most stubborn food stains.

    Make a Cleaning Solution

    There are a lot of special cleaning solutions made for cleaning gas cooktops, but hot, soapy water works just as well as these expensive formulas. After you fill your sink with hot water, add two tablespoons of liquid dish detergent. You will use this makeshift cleaning solution to soak the heating elements and wipe down your gas range.

    Disassemble the Range

    To get rid of stubborn, burned-on food stains , you will need to soak the grates and reflector bowls in hot, soapy water for up to 20 minutes. If the burned-on food hasn’t loosened after 20 minutes, remove the grates and reflector bowls, drain the sink, fill the sink with hot water, add your liquid dish detergent, and soak them for an additional 20 minutes.

    Scrub and Scrape

    Depending on how messy your gas range is, you may need to use a bit of elbow grease to get it clean. Scrape dried, burned-on food from the surface with a plastic knife or spatula. Wipe the debris away with a moistened cloth. Next, use a wet rag to scrub the range with a mixture of two parts baking soda and one part water. This paste will remove any remaining dirt and stains from the grates and reflector pans. Wipe down the range with the soapy water from the sink, and then wipe it down with a wet paper towel to remove the soapy water.

    If your old gas range is beyond cleaning, visit AUTCOhome Appliances today to browse our selection of ranges from the best luxury appliances brands . For additional information about our brands, locations, or store hours, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

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