Discover Blomberg’s Industry Exclusive Dishwasher

Blomberg’s Industry Exclusive

By Jeannie Sasaki, Marketing Director for Distinctive Appliances

image-1Let’s be honest – we all lead busy lives. During the week we barely have enough time to prepare a meal and clean-up afterwards.  Thank goodness for dishwashers, while they run their cycle we can use that time to spend with our families.

Have you ever noticed after a while when you open your dishwasher there is a funky odour?   That’s because modern dishwashers require users to clean their filters. What? More cleaning??

Don’t panic, Blomberg Appliances has unveiled the industry
first self-cleaning dishwasher. Blomberg’s DWT59500 offers two options to make sure that your dishwasher is as clean as your dishes.

With one simple push of a button, Blomberg’s exclusive ProCare cycle will clean the interior of the dishwasher to avoid those nasty odours. Using hot water (heats up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit!) and regular detergent, the dishwasher’s spray arm blasts off any leftover dirt and grime on the walls and racks.

image-2There is also a self-cleaning filter inside the machine that works similar to a garbage disposal. Turn it on and it will wash and grind away any particles stuck inside the filtration system. If something really big gets caught in there, you can still take the filter apart and clean it by hand.

In addition, the DWT59500SS has a unique half-size third rack that still offers room for tall items like wine glasses, as well as a quiet sound rating of just 42 dBA.

Check out the other main features this Blomberg dishwasher has to offer:

  • High Quality Stainless Steel Interior
  • 14 Place Settings
  • Light indicator on floor and Interior LED Illumination
  • Turbo Fan Drying System
  • Energy Star Most Efficient 2016 Award
  • Available in Stainless and Panel Ready

 

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Established in 1883 in Germany, Blomberg® has more than 130 years of delivering quality and innovation in the appliance and metal industries. Blomberg focuses on intelligent solutions, advanced design techniques, and the highest quality materials to achieve cutting-edge performance found in larger footprint units but optimized for smaller living spaces.

 

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KitchenAid Cooking Buying Guide

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FUEL TYPE

The first decision when buying a Range is to assess whether your home is fitted with Gas or Electric power. If you have the option to choose, you can make the decision based on your personal preference and cooking/baking habits.

  • Electric –both the cooktop elements and the oven are heated using electric power.
  • Gas only –both the burners and the oven are powered by gas energy.
  • Dual Fuel – gas will fuel the burners and electricity will power the oven. Both power sources need to be installed in order to use Dual Fuel.

STYLE

Finding the perfect combination of style and cooking options is the ultimate goal when selecting your perfect range. With today’s wide selection of options, technology, and design, there are multiple aesthetic options available to suit not only your cooking needs, but your overall kitchen design. Here are three styles to choose from:

FRONT CONTROL RANGE

KitchenAid Front Control Range

Ranges with controls on the front panel have a premium, built-in look to fit seamlessly between your countertop. The controls are on the front and there is no back panel, which allows you to showcase your backsplash. The front controls also provide convenient access so you don’t have to reach over the cooktop. The sides of a Front-Control range are finished, so it offers the flexibility of even placing it at the end of a countertop run. It has an oven and cooktop. If you’re after a premium look, this style will likely appeal to you.

REAR CONTROL RANGE

KitchenAid Rear Control Range

Rear-Control ranges have a back panel and finished sides. This style is great for flexibility in placement as the range can fit between cabinets/countertop, at the end of a cabinet run or even stand alone. The oven and/or cooktop controls are located on the back panel. Rear-Control ranges can be found in all price points, from entry level to premium.

DOUBLE OVEN RANGE

KitchenAid Double Oven Range

Double-Oven ranges come in various oven sizes: smaller top oven paired with a larger one on the bottom, the opposite combination, or two same-sized ovens. If you’re considering a double oven, think about what you often cook and bake, how often, and how many people you cook for. Based on these considerations, using a double- oven may mean that you use the smaller oven for most of your cooking/baking and the larger one for holiday feasts. The best part: these ranges let you bake cookies in one oven while cooking a roast in the other!

COMMERCIAL RANGES

KitchenAid Commercial Range

Commercial Ranges bring the precision and versatility of a professional range to the home. They get their name from resembling appliances you might find in a commercial kitchen. They are distinguished by their industrial look. They are only available in Gas or Dual Fuel.

RANGE COOKTOP TYPE

The cooking surface, referred to as the Cooktop, is available in a variety of formats. Once you have chosen your format you should give some consideration to the Cooktop configuration:

  • How many elements (Electric) /Burners (Gas) would you like on your Cooktop?
  • Is power or flexibility important to you?
  • Would you like any premium features such as flexible elements, or melt and simmer settings>

ELECTRIC COIL

The electric coil elements are a traditional stovetop design that offer an entry price point option.

CERAN

KitchenAid Ceran Cooktop

A ceramic electric cooktop has a smooth and sleek appearance. The flat surface will also allow for it to be easier to wipe clean than a coil cooktop. The heating elements will sit underneath the surface with built-in sensors to let you know if the areas are hot. Some options available include bridge elements and simmer elements.

INDUCTION

KitchenAid Induction Cooktop

Induction Cooking uses electromagnetic energy to generate instant heat directly to your cookware without spreading the heat across the entire cooking surface. It is the most efficient cooking surface. Using the right types of pots and pans for induction is very important, as the quality of the pans will affect its ability to transfer heat. Note that not all pots are compatible for induction cooking. Since the pots are used to transfer heat, the rest of the cooktop is able to stay cool.

GAS

KitchenAid Gas Cooktop

Gas cooktops use an open flame to heat your pans. The gas functionality offers quick response times for precise cooking by adjusting the size of the flame. Additionally, gas cooktops do not require electricity so you can use them during power outages. Burner Options with cooktops include: heat output levels- BTUs (British Thermal Units), number of burners, extra griddles.

OVEN PERFORMANCE

NON-CONVECTION

A conventional radiant oven has two heating elements—a bake element in the bottom and a broil element in the top.

FAN CONVECTION

A convection oven adds a fan to move air continuously throughout the oven cavity. The fan helps to circulate the air, in and around the oven cavity to help provide consistent heating and even cooking.

TRUE CONVECTION (also known as European Convection)

True Convection Diagram

True-convection pairs a fan and an extra heating element that work together to help provide even temperature management. It uses a fan that draws air in, past the heating element and back around the oven.

FEATURES TO LOOK FOR

There are a variety of helpful features available depending on the model of the Range. Here are some important features to consider:

CAPACITY

Oven Capacity

When buying a range, capacity is an important factor to consider. The capacity is the usable size of the oven cavity measured in cubic feet. This allows you to estimate how much food can really fit inside the oven. As a general rule you can assume you will need 1 cubic foot per person in your family. For example, for 1-2 people a capacity of 2-3 cubic feet is likely appropriate, if your family has 3-4 people a capacity of 3-4 cubic feet is a good place to start.

CLEANING CYCLE

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When cooking, spills and messes are inevitable. Here are the most common cleaning options available:

  • Manual Clean – Requires cleaning by hand. Regularly wiping down surfaces within the oven cavity with mild soap and warm water can prevent stuck on messes from becoming tough to remove over time.
  • Traditional Self Clean – This is a high temperature self-cleaning cycle. It uses high heat to loosen and power through soils within the oven cavity. This makes it quick and easy to wipe down the oven at the end of the cycle after the oven has cooled completely.
  • Aqualift® Self Cleaning Technology – Delivers odour-free oven cleaning in only 50 minutes. This cycle heats to only 200 degrees F and uses water to release baked-on foods from the bottom of the oven. When cycle is complete, soils and excess water can be easily removed with a sponge.

DRAWER CONFIGURATION:

Oven Warming Drawer

Storage Drawer: Allows for easy storage of pots and pans and frees up Countertop and Kitchen Cabinet space.

Warming Drawer: Allows you to keep food warm until it’s ready to be served, especially if your whole meal isn’t finished at the same time.

Baking Drawer: Adds more cooking options to the oven. The separate compartment allows you to slow cook or bake at a different temperature or keep dishes warm.

SIZE

When buying a Range it is important to consider the size of your Kitchen cut out. Measure your existing appliance or the space you need to fill. Also, look for installation instructions for the range you are interested in to ensure it will fit in the space you have. Range sizes have become standardized throughout the years in both height and width. The majority of freestanding ranges are designed to fit a 30″ wide opening. 36” widths are available but usually only in a commercial range format.

 

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Weber Recipe: Caramel Bacon Apple Skewers

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I have a passion for apple season and this recipe was inspired by the Autumn classic, the caramel apple on a stick. I wondered, if you combined the classic flavors of the caramel apple with my two personal favorites, bourbon and bacon, could this be a real winner?  Remember to use a crisp, crunchy apple for best results!

Serves: 4-6 people

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Special Equipment:

Bamboo skewers, 6”, soaked in water for 20 minutes

Aluminum foil

Ingredients:

4 each       Apples, crisp variety (gala, granny smith, honeycrisp)

3 oz           Bourbon, your favorite variety (optional)

1 each       Lemon, juice only

2 cups       Caramel dip (any variety – store bought is best)

1 cup         Peanuts, light salt, chopped

6 oz   Bacon, uncured

Recipe:

Cook the bacon in a pan with medium heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon has browned. Cool the bacon on paper towels and chop into small pieces.

Cut each apple into 8 wedges, then cut the core from each apple. Toss the apple slices in a little lemon juice and the bourbon. Skewer each apple with the bamboo skewer.

Once the apples have been skewered, set the grill for direct, medium heat grilling.

When the grill is set, line the grill with a foil strip to create a safe zone, so the bamboo doesn’t burn up.

Grill the apple wedges for one minute, then turn them and grill for another minute.

After grilling, remove to a pan and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Mix the chopped nuts and cooked bacon on a plate.

Once the apples have cooled, dip in the caramel sauce, then roll in the chopped nuts and bacon.


Enjoy!

Thank you to the Weber Blog for this wonderful recipe!

Blomberg: In harmony with Nature, Home & You

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IN HARMONY WITH NATURE THROUGH PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO PRESERVE NATURAL RESOURCES

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Preservation of natural resources is a priority for Blomberg, where we continually strive to redefine the energy and water efficiency levels of home appliances.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Blomberg products are produced in factories that are ISO 14001 certified. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that sets aims to put in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Not only are our production facilities environment-conscious but also our products, which are all RoHS compliant and are manufactured with componenets that are 95% recyclable. RoHS stands for”the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances, limiting the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury,hexavalentchromium,polybrominatedbiphenyl (PBB) andpolybrominated diphenylether (PBDE) flame retardants.

COME SEE OURS- THIS IS YOUR WORLD

UNIVERSAL AND TIMELESS DESIGN; Blomberg products are designed with the utmost care to detail. They are in harmony with your home through an aesthetic design that complements a variety of styles. The laundry products are in harmony with each other, and so are the refrigerator and dishwasher models by means of a common design language.

IN HARMONY WITH YOUWE PRODUCE PRODUCTS THAT ARE

DESIGNED FOR YOUR COMFORT

Blomberg products are in harmony with you because they try to make your life more enyoble. From easy-to-use controls to reliable safety mechanisms, from unique technological innovations to practical solutions, they will exceed all expectations.

 

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Discover Bosch Cooktops & Wall Ovens

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Bosch Wall Ovens

Designed to Integrate. Built to Perform.

Bosch wall ovens are designed to integrate seamlessly into your kitchen. Install flush for a sleek European look or proud for a more traditional look. Enjoy premium features like Genuine European Convection for even baking, a QuietClose® door that doesn’t slam shut and a full extension rack that allows you to take out a heavy  roast with ease.

 

Bosch Cooktops

 bosch_induction_cooktops_1_r_486x418Precise performance in an elegant design.

Bosch Induction cooktops with FlexInduction® technology allow you to combine two cooking zones to fit large pans and AutoChef offers consistent cooking temperature for precise results. Install in a frameless design to integrate more seamlessly with the countertop or a stainless steel framed design to stand proud in your kitchen.

 

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Gas cooktop burners feature high heat and low simmer options for optimal cooking flexibility. Our Benchmark® gas cooktops feature a dual-stacked burner that delivers both low simmer and a powerful 20,000 BTUs for fast boiling. Continuous grates make moving heavy pots easy, while seamless, one-piece stainless steel design makes clean-up simple.

 

bosch_electric_cooktops_3_r_486x408Sleek, European style.

Electric cooktops bring European style and elegance to every home and can be installed in either framed or frameless design options. Precise temperatures are easily selected with the touch of a button on the PreciseSelect® control panel, while AutoChef® delivers consistent element temperatures for consistent cooking results.

 

From now until September 11, 2016, purchase a qualifying Bosch wall oven and get a qualifying Bosch cooktop for 50% off!

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Blomberg Ventless Heat Pump Dryer

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At 24 inches wide, big things now come in small, efficient packages. The NEW Ventless Heat Pump Technology and state-of-the-art design from Blomberg® provide unparalleled clothing care while working in harmony with nature, your home, and your life.

GENTLE CARE

To keep clothes at their best, Blomberg dryers circulating air temperature is 40% lower.* The dryers also feature a special woolen cycle for longer garment life.

COMPACT DESIGN

Designed with small-space living in mind, the 24″ width, 4.1 cubic foot capacity, compact dryer is perfect for homes of all sizes

FLEXIBLE

 The ventless heat pump technology with easy installation allows builders and designers the flexibility to place dryers anywhere in the home, from the kitchen to hall closets.

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