• Spotlight on Dacor Outdoor Grills

    Dacor Outdoor Grill

    Winter is here, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the sunny days and warm temperature of spring. It’s also not too early to start thinking about all of the barbecues you’ll want to throw once spring arrives. If you want to upgrade your outdoor kitchen, start with a new outdoor grill by Dacor. With the power and precision you demand, Dacor outdoor grills are perfect for cooks who are passionate about outdoor entertaining. Precise burner controls, powerful burners, a removable smoker tray, high-quality temperature gauges, built-in halogen lights, an infrared ceramic rotisserie burner, and a removable smoker tray allow you to create all of your favorite dishes while enjoying the perks of outdoor cooking.

    Visit AUTCOhome Appliance to learn more about Dacor outdoor grills and indoor kitchen appliances. We are proud to carry the best selection of high-end luxury appliances in the St. Louis area. Call AUTCOhome Appliance at (314) 373-2000 to speak with one of our appliance experts about the brands and models we carry.

  • How to Maintain Your Wolf Electric or Induction Cooktop

    Wolf Induction Cooktop Contemporary

    Now that you have a high-quality Wolf cooktop, you will want to keep it looking and performing like new for years to come. It’s important to clean your electric or induction cooktop thoroughly after each use, making sure to remove any spills before they dry. When cleaning, do not apply chlorine, bleach, ammonia, or any other strong chemical cleaner. Only use a small amount of non-abrasive cleaner and wipe up all remaining residue and moisture before using the cooktop again. This video has more tips on maintaining your Wolf cooktop.

    If you’re looking for new kitchen appliances to complement your Wolf cooktop, visit AUTCOhome Appliance. We offer the best selection of luxury kitchen appliances from the brands you know and trust, including Wolf, Viking, Sub-Zero, and Frigidaire. Visit one of our three St. Louis area showrooms or call us at (314) 373-2000 to learn more about our selection of high-end name brand home appliances .

  • Easy Maintenance Tips for Your Dishwasher

    Wiping Clean Dishwasher with Microfiber rag

    The dishwasher is an incredible kitchen appliance that saves you time and energy and helps keep your kitchen clean and organized. You probably take your dishwasher for granted as it does its job day in and day out, but you’ll certainly take notice when something is wrong with the appliance. A broken dishwasher is a major inconvenience, so do whatever you can to keep your dishwasher running strong for many years to come. Here are simple, regular maintenance tips for your dishwasher.

    Clean the Filter

    Dishwashers have one or more filters to trap large pieces of food and debris. If the filter is clogged with food bits, remove it and wash by hand. Carefully inspect the fine mesh inside the filter to make sure you have successfully removed all the food particles.

    Maintain the Spray Arm

    The spray arm is responsible for spraying hot water and detergent on dirty dishes. Remove and clean the spray arm periodically to remove food debris and calcium deposits . Soak the spray arm in vinegar or hot soapy water to loosen up food and calcium and use a steel wool brush to dislodge anything that may still be stuck in the sprayer holes.

    Remove Odors

    Your dishes may look clean, but how do they smell? If your dishwasher is producing a foul odor, check for old food lodged in the spray arm and filter. Open the door all the way and clean out food and gunk around the inside of the door. You should also regularly run your dishwasher empty on a short clean cycle with a bottle of dishwasher disinfectant or a cup of vinegar.

    If your old appliance is beyond repair, come to AUTCOhome Appliance to shop the best selection of high-end kitchen appliances in the St. Louis area . Visit our website to see all of the dishwashers, ovens, ranges, and other home appliances we offer at our three state-of-the-art showrooms. If you have questions, call AUTCOhome Appliance at (314) 373-2000 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038.

  • The New Wine Collector’s Guide to Storage

    Sub-Zero wine storage

    You can probably think of all types of hobbies, but what about wine collecting? Whether you prefer dry reds or sweet whites, collecting wine allows you to try new labels, age your favorite wines, and amass a collection of bottles from around the world. However, if you want to keep your fine wines at their best, storage is one of the most important considerations for any new wine collector. Even if you purchase a wine cooler from your local appliance showroom , follow these storage tips to keep your wines tasting their best for years to come.

    Keep it Cool

    Heat is the number one enemy for wines. Even red wines can “cook” at temperatures higher than 70º F, which results in flat aromas and bland flavors. The ideal temperature range for most wines is between 45º F and 65º F. To be safe, keep your wine cooler at 55º F and monitor the temperature often.

    Turn Off the Lights

    Light can pose a potential problem for long-term wine storage, especially sunlight. UV rays can degrade and prematurely age wine, which is one of the reasons why vineyards use colored glass bottles. Household bulbs won’t degrade wine in the same way, but it can fade the labels in the long run, which may affect your ability to pick the perfect bottle for a special occasion.

    Rack Bottles Horizontally

    Horizontal racking is a space-efficient way to store your bottles , but it can also help keep your wines tasting better for longer. That’s because bottles stored on their sides keep the liquid up against the cork, which keeps the cork from drying out and prevents air to seep into the bottle and damaging the wine.

    You can find high-end wine coolers and storage units at AUTCOhome Appliance. Visit one of our three St. Louis area appliance showrooms to see all of the high-end kitchen and home appliances we offer. If you have questions, please call us at (314) 373-2000. You can also call Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 for information about commercial appliances for contractors, interior designers, home builders, and business owners.

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