• Selecting the Right Kitchen Cooktop Appliance for Your Needs

    Wolf electric cooktop

    Your choice of kitchen cooktop has far-reaching effects for the comfort and functionality of your kitchen . Whether you cook often or only on occasion, choosing the right cooktop appliance for your needs will ensure a pleasant experience when preparing any meal. Keep reading to discover a few of the important factors to consider when selecting the right cooktop for your home’s needs.

    Size

    Cooktop appliances are available in a wide range of sizes. When selecting the appliance that is right for you, consider how many burners and how much stovetop space you’d like. Larger stovetops can accommodate larger pots, pans, and griddles, and may incorporate more burners. These appliances are great for large families or those who like to host dinner parties and must accommodate a number of guests.

    Fuel

    Cooktop appliances are available in either gas or electric models. While modern electric stoves are quite advanced, many people still prefer to use a gas stove because these appliances can heat up faster and maintain a more consistent temperature than their electric counterparts. However, if you don’t currently have a gas line set up in your kitchen but would like to purchase a gas cooktop, keep in mind that you’ll need to install a gas line and should budget accordingly.

    Budget

    Your budget can play a role in your ultimate appliance selection. During most kitchen remodels, appliances require up to 20% of the total budget. However, even a limited budget doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the luxury appliances you want. Choosing appliances that feature the ENERGY STAR label means you’ll spend less to power your cooktop over the long term, making up the cost of the appliance in utility savings.

    Regardless of your cooktop needs and preferences, AUTCOhome Appliances today and Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome has the perfect appliance for you. Our inventory of high-end ENERGY STAR-qualified kitchen appliances includes Wolf, Thermador, GE, Electrolux, and more—call (314) 373-2000 or (636) 224-4038 to reach us today .

  • Getting to Know the Brand New Viking Professional French-Door Double Oven

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    Viking appliances bring the quality and beauty of commercial-style appliances into your home. The newest product in Viking’s long line of successful appliances is the Viking Professional French-Door Double Oven. This unique oven is not only beautiful, but offers superior food preparation quality in addition to many convenient and appealing features as well.

    Features

    The Viking Professional French-Door Double Oven includes both new and well-loved Viking features. Its double doors can be opened with just one hand, allowing easy access to dishes inside. The oven’s Vari-Speed Dual Flow™ convection system produces maximum airflow, while Viking’s TruConvec™ convection cooking air circulation system eliminates forced heat during cooking. A 10-pass concealed bake element offers fine temperature control to ensure every dish is cooked to perfection, while the CoolLit™ LED lights accentuate the oven’s heavy-duty metal knobs during operation.

    Specifications

    The new Viking Professional French-Door Double Oven offers the largest cooking space in the industry with an interior volume of 4.7 cubic feet. Featuring eleven high-performance cooking modes and an extra-large Gourmet-Glo™ glass-enclosed infrared broiler, this oven can create the right environment to perfect any recipe. Inside the oven, three halogen lights provide excellent visibility, while the integrated meat probe feature will alert you when your meats have reached the ideal interior temperature. Each Viking Professional French-Door Double Oven includes six rack positions and three oven racks.

    Options

    Your Viking appliance should complement the interior of your kitchen, which is why the Viking Professional French-Door Double Oven is available in a wide range of exclusive color finishes. Color options include stainless steel, white, apple red, cobalt blue, graphite gray, wasabi, burgundy, and cinnamon. Viking also offers a variety of accessories designed to customize your oven’s appearance and improve your cooking experience.

    You can check out the latest Viking, Sub-Zero, GE, and Wolf appliances when you visit AUTCOhome Appliances’ showrooms in Westport and St. Charles or the Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome showroom in Fenton. You can find more information about the products we carry on the web, or call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 and Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Celebrate the Toast of the Tour

    Celebrate the Toast of the Junior League of St. Louis Kitchen Tour! Hosted by the Interior Design Center of St. Louis, the ambassador chefs from L’Ecole Cunlinair have created an exciting menu for the Toast of the Tour Party!

    For more information visit our website or call us today!

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  • Understanding The Miele Philosophy

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    Since its founding in 1899, Miele has striven to produce top-quality appliances utilizing the latest technological advancements. Miele appliances are known for their quality, innovation, and elegance because it is Miele’s philosophy to strive toward producing top-class household products. At Miele, every employee believes that success is contingent upon providing consumers with the very highest quality in appliances possible. Innovation and the integration of new technologies are embraced as part of the company’s long-term goals of ensuring that each new product is better than the last. Furthermore, first-class customer service is recognized as the cornerstone of a healthy relationship between Miele and each person who chooses to invest in a Miele product.

    AUTCOhome Appliances is proud to offer Miele appliances at each of our three Missouri showrooms. We invite you to visit us in person or click through our website to find out how our top-quality kitchen products can enhance your home today. Call us at (314) 373-2000 or contact Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 to speak with a qualified appliance professional about your preferences and needs.

  • Keeping Your Refrigerator Clean

    Your refrigerator works hard every day to keep the foods you love fresh and safe for consumption. Keeping this appliance clean will increase its efficiency and reduce the likelihood of bacteria or mold affecting your food.

    This video offers step-by-step instructions for cleaning your refrigerator. Start by removing all the food items, then clean all the surfaces in your fridge with hot, soapy water and a scrubbing sponge. Dry each surface after washing it to prevent mildew growth inside the appliance.

    AUTCOhome Appliances is your one-stop dealer for luxury kitchen appliances including refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, and more. Check us out on the web to explore our inventory, or visit one of our three Missouri showrooms in Fenton, Westport, or St. Charles. Call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 to find out more.

  • How a Sub-Zero Wine Storage System Can Improve Your Wine Cellar

    SubZero wine storage

    Do you love enjoying a delicious bottle of wine with family and friends? Wine’s taste can be adversely affected by even small environmental changes over time, diminishing the quality of your investment. Sub-Zero wine storage options, available at AUTCOhome Appliances and Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome, incorporate a variety of features designed to maintain the taste of each bottle so you can enjoy the perfect glass of wine every time.

    Temperature Control

    The ideal storage temperature for red wines is 65 degrees Fahrenheit. This is much cooler than the typical room temperature of 70 degrees, but much warmer than the temperature inside your refrigerator. However, storing your wine at the ideal temperature meets only half the requirements to maintain its taste. In addition to storage at a cooler temperature, wine also needs to be kept at a consistent temperature. Sub-Zero wine storage appliances are designed to minimize temperature variations, keeping your wines at the correct temperature regardless of sunlight and other factors in your home.

    Light Control

    Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight—even indirect sunlight—can prematurely age your wine, affecting its quality. Premature aging affects every aspect of wine, including color, taste, and bouquet. Sub-Zero appliances feature UV-resistant glass with a bronze tint that not only protects your wine from harmful radiation and premature aging, it adds cosmetic appeal to your wine storage solution as well.

    Humidity Control

    Too little or too much humidity can affect the corks in your wine bottles, breaking their seal or causing cork to crumble into the liquid. High humidity can also affect the labels on your bottles, making it difficult to keep inventory. Sub-Zero’s line of wine storage solution regulates internal humidity as well as temperature to keep your bottles at their best, both inside and out.

    If you’d like more information about Sub-Zero’s full line of high-end wine storage appliances, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We are pleased to offer the finest in luxury appliances throughout Missouri. Visit our website for more appliance features and food storage information.

  • A Look at the Most Popular Types of Refrigerators

    SubZero Refrigerator

    Your refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen . These appliances typically last 15-20 years before requiring replacement, making your choice of refrigerator an important one for the style and efficiency of your kitchen for years to come. There are many popular styles of refrigerators available, each with features that offer various benefits.

    All Refrigerator

    One of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient refrigerator options is one that does not feature an attached freezer. These appliances can be ideal for your needs if you have limited kitchen space, don’t need to store frozen goods, or prefer to utilize a stand-alone freezer for frozen items. A refrigerator without a freezer offers the greatest storage capacity inside because the appliance’s entire volume is dedicated to refrigeration space.

    Top- and Bottom-Mount Refrigerators

    Top-mount and bottom-mount refrigerators include a refrigerator with a separate freezer section above (top-mount) or below (bottom-mount) the refrigerated space. Although these appliances have more limited space for refrigerated food storage, they put frozen items within easy reach. Top-mount refrigerators use slightly less energy, while bottom-mount refrigerators put more frequently-used foods at eye level by storing frozen items used less often at ground level. Bottom-mount refrigerators often feature larger freezer compartments with drawers or racks for easy storage and access.

    French Door Refrigerator

    French door refrigerators are similar to bottom-mount refrigerators but feature a double door design for easier access to refrigerated goods. The freezer section below is still closed off by a single door. By opening only one of the refrigerator’s double doors, you can reduce the escape of cold air from the interior for superior temperature control. French door refrigerators typically represent the higher end of refrigerator models, offering convenience, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. 

    Let the experts at AUTCOhome Appliances help you select the right refrigerator, cooktop, or other kitchen appliance for your needs. Check us out on the web for additional information, inspiration, and maintenance tips . You can reach AUTCOhome Appliances by calling (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 for more information about our selection of luxury appliances.

  • Reasons to Choose Miele Appliances

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    A brand is like an enduring promise of quality, craftsmanship, and performance. Miele adheres to this promise with the utmost commitment, a commitment that spans more than 115 years. All Miele products are made in Germany and thoroughly tested to ensure durability and reliability. For example, Germany’s leading “wfk” laundry research institute found that over a 20-year life expectancy, Miele washing machines can endure up to 10,000 operating hours; other manufactures range between 4,500 and 6,000 operating hours.

    To learn what else makes Miele one of the most trusted high-end appliance manufacturers in the world, come to AUTCOhome Appliances today. We provide Missouri with the best selection of kitchen and home appliances from the best brands in the world . Visit our website to browse our complete inventory of appliances. If you have questions, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • Getting to Know the Miele Brand

    For over 115 years, Miele has committed itself to setting the standard against which all other appliances are measured. Since 1899, Miele has had a single promise of Immer Besser, or Forever Better. This means they strive to set the bar in appliance design and technology. To learn what sets Miele apart from other luxury appliance brands, watch this short video clip.

    AUTCOhome Appliances carries the finest selection of luxury kitchen and home appliances in Missouri. From washing machines and driers to refrigerators and ranges, we carry all of the appliances you need for an easier life. If you have questions about our inventory of high-end kitchen and home appliances, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

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