Broil King: Romantic Menu for Two!


Nothing says love like a home-grilled dinner! This is a delicious dinner menu which can easily be scaled down for a romantic dinner for two on Valentines Day.  As you finish the meal, delight your sweetheart with velvety chocolate mousse.


salad with grilled pears




chocolate mousse

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TA Appliances and Barbecues Dream Pavillion at the National Home Show! (Booth #4238)


Visit the TA Appliances and Barbecues Dream Pavillion (Booth #4238) at the National Home Show where you can see the newest and most stylish appliances and barbecues for your home. With over 5000 sq feet on display you are sure to see some new and exciting innovations.

What are you looking for? Built in refrigeration? Wall ovens? Wifi connected appliances? The latest outdoor cooking solutions? We have them all for you. TA will feature the following categories for you to explore.
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Interested in all the amazing brands you’ll find at the booth?
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Here are some great things you can expect to see at the dream pavillion:

  • Check out the LG Styler Steam Closet which can refresh your clothes without detergents and great for all your special care clothing needs!
  • Discover LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer for small loads that cannot wait. This discreet washer which acts as a pedestal works to get the job done!
  • Our outdoor area will feature the newest built in grills from Broil King, free standing grills, smokers and more. Get tips from our experts on hand, how to design your space, how to prepare amazing outdoor meals and more!
  • Along with our Bosch collection we will feature the Bosch MYWAY third rack dishwashing solution with 3 EasyGlide racks, 7 wash cycles and fits 16 place settings!
  • Come and see our huge display of Monogram featuring their new Pizza Oven. Their craftsmenship sets them apart!
  • The Black Stainless trend continues. Sharp now has a Black Stainless Steel Microwave Drawer Oven which is a real show stopper!
  • See a real Game changer before anyone else! Exclusive to TA, the Fornoteca outdoor pizza oven by Duetto will be sure to impress. The experts will be on hand to show you all the amazing things this oven can do!
  • We are very excited to partner with top designers Janice Fedak and Jackie Morra who will be speaking on several design topics during the show.
  • Enjoy amazing Home Show value pricing during Home show dates of March 9-18. This is the best time to buy!



Visit the TA Appliance Booth at booth #4238 to enter to win a Bosch Dishwasher (VALUE $1199)!

Enter to Win A $3000 Shopping Spree

Visit TA Appliances at booth #4238 and you can enter to win a $3000 TA Shopping Spree!! Start planning your indoor and outdoor space now!



With every new year comes new design trends, and 2018 is already on track to make some strong statements! As is often the case when entering a new year, it is the perfect time to renovate, refresh and redecorate your living space – and what better place to start than in the kitchen? With the announcement of Ultra Violet as this year’s Pantone Color of the Year, it’s no surprise that this stunning shade is taking over every aspect of home design. Here are some of my tips for incorporating this hypnotic hue into your kitchen this year!


2018 is all about bold, unexpected colors, and this sultry shade provides the perfect pop to liven up your space. Purple pairs beautifully with striking gold accents and exudes the ultimate feeling of luxury and elegance. You can even get creative with paint to add color and texture to everything from the cabinets to the knobs!


Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge designer Ilivette Hidalgo-Nilsson


While the eye-catching color isn’t always the easiest to work with, the result is ever-so-sumptuous when done right. Bold backsplashes are just one way to create a statement look, as are accent walls that add a fantastical flair. Available in an astonishing array of glass, wood, tile and stone, this beautiful backdrop of color is just one way to make the kitchen the focal point of your home – without overwhelming your senses! The result is a unique look that is both sophisticated and surprising.


Vintage Rugs

Another trend sweeping the kitchen in 2018 is the vintage rug. Providing the stylish foundation for any interior to build upon, it can take center stage or serve as the understudy while seamlessly blending in with your kitchen design. With a hint of vibrant violet, you’re sure to create a serious statement.

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Accent Pieces

From fresh florals, to dining chairs, to serving ware, purple makes for a beautiful accent shade. And for those who may be too shy to go all out with a backsplash or colored cabinets, it makes for the perfect solution. Look into a set of pots and pans or decorate your countertops with elegant glassware. Whatever you choose, this stylish selection is sure to make your kitchen pop!




Will you be looking to highlight this year’s Pantone Color of the Year into your kitchen designs? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on our social platforms: and @Thermador!

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If this is the year to replace your old barbecue, it helps to be prepared before walking into a local shop to look at all the options.

For starters, the experts at Broil King took a few minutes to outline the basics when it comes to buying a new barbecue.  An expanded version of this is available at, but here’s a snapshot:

Most people go through the same ritual when shopping for a barbecue. Open the lid, gauge the weight, spin a knob, give the barbecue the shake test. But what does that tell you?

The real magic happens inside the barbecue. The burners, vapourizers, and cooking grids are crucial to producing great grilled meals.  Nearly everyone considers the size of the grilling surface plus features like the side burner, rotisserie, storage and more. And yet, the most common reason people replace a barbecue is poor cooking performance, so it is those features that need to be assessed.

Start with the engine of the barbecue and work your way out, as follows:

The Burner System
A good burner system will provide even heat and precise temperature control for great performance.  Multiple individual burners give you greater control, but not all burners extend to fill the cook box, leaving cold spots at the edges. When shopping, look for a grill that offers full coverage and is designed to ensure an even flame from one end of the burner to the other.

The Vapourizer
This is the essence of barbecue – juices from food hit a hot surface and vapourize − providing that signature ‘barbecue’ flavour.  A good vapourizer system should fully cover the cook box, allowing vapourization to occur everywhere. Take a look at the stainless steel Flav-R-Wave system, by Broil King. It offers full coverage, and is design-engineered to maximize vapourization and reduce flare-up for ideal cooking results.

Cooking Grids
There are many options to consider here, but stainless steel and cast iron lead the way.  With either type of cooking grid, the heavier − the better.  Stainless steel is easy to look after, just brush it clean and you’re good to go.  Cast iron offers top level cooking performance and searing power, and applying a small amount of cooking oil before grilling both protects the grids and keeps your food from sticking. The best cast iron grids will create world-class sear marks on any grilled food.

Remember that most barbecues will give you enough size with bells and whistles, but finding a cooking system that is built for years of exceptional performance is something that will pay dividends in the long run.


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Aquamaster: Soft Water Benefits

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Feel the difference in every drop


Eliminate the minerals (calcium and magnesium) that create soapy residue that block pores and leave fabrics rough and dingy.

  • Softer, healthier skin and hair.
  • Brighter, cleaner, longer-lasting clothes.


Less detergent, scale-buildup and energy consumption add up to real savings for you.

  • Save money by extending the life of your plumbing fixtures and water-using appliances.
  • Use up to 75% less soap, shampoo, detergent, and other cleaning products.
  • Improve appliance and plumbing efficiency by preventing scale build-up.


Avoid soap scum, mineral build-up, and lime stains in your home.

  • Enjoy spotless, scale-free dishes, tile, sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers and appliances.
  • Save time and effort cleaning.


Reduce your carbon footprint by softening your water.

  • Dramatically reduce your home energy consumption and save up to 48% on your water heating bills.
  • Lessen your environmental impact by limiting detergent and energy use.

Shop AquaMaster Water Softeners at TA Appliances 

How Central Vacuums Work – Vacuflo

When your home needs a good cleaning, a vacuum is a great tool to remove dust, particles and debris. Sometimes lugging a vacuum cleaner is inconvenient, and when it bumps into furniture it can cause scratches and dents. There is a better way to clean carpets and floor surfaces and preserve clean indoor air quality.

A different, more cost-effective way to vacuum involves installing a central vacuum, without having any bulky hoses to carry, which can ultimately cost less than a high-end movable unit and increase your home’s resale value.

How Central Vacuums Work

The biggest difference you may notice when you have a central vacuum in your home or condo is that you won’t need to carry heavy and bulky equipment around your house. Vacuflo Hose Management Solutions place inlets in convenient locations around the house. This technology removes dust and dirt through tubes inserted in the walls that connect to a receptacle in the garage or basement. The unit is permanent and only requires you to use a lightweight, retractable hose and an attached carpet or hard surface floor brush. You’ll never need a cumbersome machine (or hoses to carry) again.

The central power unit (set up in a convenient area in the house) reaches more remote rooms like the basement, garage, or the utility room. The tubes in the inlets connect to that central vacuum. We have developed a “true cyclonic cleaning system” – dirt is pushed into a dust container rather than unnecessarily passing through filters. By eliminating the need for filters, our process keeps the air cleaner and saves homeowners money spent on future vacuum service and repairs.

Vacuflo ( installs central vacuums throughout Ontario, with distribution from Toronto (and from Calgary for western Canada). Our technology provides a healthier and cleaner home environment, using maximum airflow and optimal cleaning power. Central vacuums contain the dirt and fine particles that would otherwise be expelled by a regular vacuum cleaner and circulate in your home.

When you’re ready to let go of your old and bulky vacuum cleaner, give our team at TA Appliance a call!


Ringing in the New Year – Vibrantly with Elmira Stove Works

As we head into 2018, and interior decorators are keeping their eyes on the latest color trends. Ultra Violet (the color, not the rays) was recently announced as Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, and it’s already making inroads in fashion and home decor. According to Pantone, this “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”  

Brilliant violet isn’t the only hue you’ll be seeing lots of this year, however. Pantone’s TECH-nique palette is one of many bright and bold color schemes the color authority has selected for 2018.

Color Your World 

If you’re looking for an Ultra Fun way to spice up your kitchen, consider adding a color “pop” with a few accessories, or even a big bold “splash” of Ultra Violet with a full set of appliances.

Accessorize, Accessorize

Seeking a less expensive and less permanent way to incorporate the new Pantone Color of the Year? Lots of fun and quirky kitchen accessories are available, including this cool espresso machine and just about everything else you can imagine. If you prefer official flair, the Pantone website offers a wide array of items in Ultra Violet.

Be Bold. 
Be Bolder! 

If you’re all-in on color, Elmira offers a full range of appliances in virtually any color you can imagine, including Ultra Violet. “Go for bold” and create a style statement by pairing white cabinets with 1950s-inspired Northstar appliances in Ultra Violet.

Tie it all together with a matching splashback, microwave and dishwasher panel, and you’re ready to go. If you’re not quite that committed, maybe add one appliance – say a fridge or microwave – in violet and the rest in a neutral tone. 

If violet isn’t your style, you can choose from a variety of “not-so-standard” colors, along with hundreds of custom colors to create your perfect look; for example, Northstar in Mint Green or Antique appliances in Liberty Blue.

Transforming your kitchen into a visually stunning masterpiece can be as temporary or permanent as you want. What better way to kick off 2018 in style than to incorporate a pop of eye-catching color! 

If you like this story, check out the following links to see how Ultra Violet is making a name for itself in 2018… 

Pantone Just Released Their Color of the Year – And, It’s Ultra Stunning 

The Hidden Meaning in Pantone’s Color of the Year 

HGTV – Our Editors React to Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

For more information on Elmira’s complete line of retro and antique appliances, visit