What’s In Store: Monogram Pizza Oven

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Monogram 30″ pizza oven designed to match the capabilities of the best restaurant pizza ovens to help home chefs achieve the perfect slice. Featuring an integrated oven ventilation system that allows for simple installation with no additional ductwork required, and capacitive touch LCD controls for easy selection of preset cooking options, including a variety of pizza settings and choices for making flatbreads.


Handcrafted luxury
Can be found in every aspect of the design, from the brushed stainless exterior to the simple touch controls
Pizzeria-quality performance
Is designed to match the capabilities of the best restaurant pizza ovens to help home chefs achieve the perfect slice
Electric heating zones
Combine the crisping performance of traditional coal- and wood-burning pizza ovens with the precision and ease of a sophisticated appliance
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Capacitive touch LCD controls
Allow for easy selection of preset cooking options, including a variety of pizza settings and choices for making flatbreads
Built-in installation
is made possible with a 30″-width cabinet cutout
Integrated oven ventilation system
Allows for simple installation, with no additional ductwork required
Visit the TA Appliances and Barbecues Dream Pavillion (Booth #4238) at the National Home Show March 9 – 18 2018 where you can see the Monogram Pizza Oven & 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.

Save up to 60% Off National Home Show Display Models


Visit the TA Appliances and Barbecues Dream Pavilion (Booth #4238) 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.

We’re giving our customers an exclusive opportunity to purchase our display models from the National Home Show with up to 60% savings! To buy, visit us at taappliance.com and enter promo code HOMESHOW18! These deals won’t last!




Stuffed burgers offer a great way to create unique and interesting flavor combinations.  A stuffed burger press, like this one from GrillPro makes it so incredibly easy to build stuffed burgers that it will become your go-to every time you make burgers.

How to make stuffed burgers with a burger press

Basic Burger 

2 lbs Medium ground beef(we suggest ground chuck)
2 tbsp onion, chopped
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano, chopped
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper, to taste

Gently combine burger ingredients with your hands, being careful not to over mix. Form meat into balls slightly larger than a golf ball.

Step 1

Oil all contact surfaces liberally – not only does this keep meat from sticking to the burger press, it adds some oil to the burgers for when they inevitably end up on the grill

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Step 2

Load a portion of seasoned beef into the already oiled burger mold. Use the smaller, red handled press to create the pocket for your burger toppings.

Step 3

Add your fillings (see recipe ideas below)

Add toppings to your stuffed burger

Stuffed Classic Bacon Cheese Burger 

6 slices bacon, chopped
½ lb mushrooms, chopped
2 tbsp onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1 ½ cup old cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp BBQ sauce

Gently fry bacon in a large fry pan until slightly brown. Drain off the fat, but leave 1 tbsp in the pan. Add the chopped mushrooms, onion and jalapeno pepper. Continue to sauté until the vegetables are brown, but not crispy. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Combine with grated cheese and BBQ sauce. Use 1 tbsp per burger.

Stuffed Mushroom & Swiss Burger
½ sweet onion
8 Mushrooms
100 grams Swiss Cheese – grated

Saute the onions and mushroom in butter or olive oil until soft and caramelized. Remove and let cool. Combine with grated cheese.  Use 1 tbsp per burger.

Bruschetta Burger
¼ cup Sundried tomato – diced
100 grams goat cheese – crumbled
Fresh Spinach
Bruschetta fresh made or store bought

Combine the goat cheese and sundried tomatoes and divide among the burgers.  Finish building the burger and grill. Top with bruschetta, spinach and spread the pesto onto the bun in a thick layer. Use thick cut toasted sour dough bread as an alternative to buns! !

Step 4

Using a portion of meat, finish building your burger – use the larger red burger mold to complete the patty, and oil the top liberally before inverting onto a cutting board and carefully removing the mold.

Finish burger Complete the stuffed burger

Step 5

Preheat your barbecue to 400° and sear both sides for 3 minutes.  Then move the burgers to either the warming rack or, if you have space, the ‘off’ side of you barbecue (Indirect Grilling). By doing so you will handle the burger less, and that makes it more likely to stay in one piece. To ensure burgers are cooked, carefully use a probe thermometer to verify internal temperature:
Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb: 160°f
Chicken, Turkey: 165°f

Put the stuffed burgers on the grill

When cooked, let your burgers rest for 5 minutes before plating and serving.


Stuffed Burgers



With spring fast approaching, it’s time to shed our heavy winter coats and comfort-food cravings. And what’s better than a standout selection of seafood dishes to help get us ready! From deliciously-seasoned salmon, to luscious lobster, a perfectly prepared catch makes for a delightful meal as we inch toward the warmer months of the year. Here are some of my favorite fish dishes that have spring written all over them – but can still be enjoyed year-round!

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Orangey-pink in color, salmon is one seafood dish that is as colorful as it is tasty. A favorite in my home, there are endless ways to prepare this fantastic fish – from baked, to steamed, to grilled, to sautéed. One of my favorite recipes is a pan-cooked Salmon with Lemon and White Wine Butter Sauce. With a rich white wine sauce made from fresh shallots, onions, garlic and of course, wine and lemon juice, it adds just the right flavor to set your dish apart. To prepare my dish, I place the salmon in a cooking pan atop my Thermador Liberty™ Induction Cooktop. With the innovative PanBoost™ technology, the cooktop provides 30 seconds of maximum power, then automatically lowers heat to continue cooking. Plus, with the Thermador Downdraft Ventilation, I’m protected against splatters when cooking and provided with better performance in capturing steam and smoke from the entire cooking surface. The salmon will be heated to perfection!

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For a fish of the fancier variety, nothing does the job quite like a luscious lobster. Perfect for a decadent dinner or a light spring salad, lobster can be served up in several ways. I personally enjoy a classic lobster tail recipe, and my favorite is aptly named – Lobster Thermador! With a delicious mix of finely chopped shallots, white wine, parsley, fresh lemon juice and Parmesan cheese, this is one dish that stands out from the crowd. For the perfect bake, I turn to my Thermador Professional Series Steam and Convection Oven. The Steam Convection Mode provides unrivaled food taste and quality, ensuring that the lobster stays moist on the inside and perfectly finished on the outside. Talk about the perfect catch!

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It wouldn’t be a seafood soirée without shrimp – and this mouth-watering recipe is the perfect addition to any meal. As easy to make as it is flavorful, shrimp is one of my all-time favorite seafood dishes because it can serve as a standalone dish or provide the perfect supplement to a larger meal. When cooking shrimp, I opt for the freshest, largest shrimp that I can find – often skipping the supermarket and heading straight to my local seafood merchant for the best selection. My preferred method of cooking is a pan-seared style. After the shrimp are peeled and deveined, I add a simple mixture of salt, pepper and sugar. Returning to my Thermador Liberty™ Induction Cooktop, I cook until the shrimp are a spotty brown. Add some fresh lemon and a few garnishes, and voila! Serve as a topper for a side salad or see it star as the main course!

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What are some of your favorite seafood dishes? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on our social platforms: www.facebook.com/thermador@ThermadorHome and @Thermador!

Maytag: Top Load vs Front Load – which one is best for you?


When sorting through a sea of washers — top-load, front-load, different brands and different features — it’s hard to choose. A lot comes down to personal preference. See a side-by-side comparison of front-load vs. top-load features to help you decide what type of washer will fit your needs.




Design Load/unload from the top with the controls on the top, towards the back. Doors swing open from the front with controls in the front. Front-load washer/dryer pairs are also often available in a stacking configuration, great for small spaces.
Capacity Impeller models often have greater capacity since there’s no agitator taking up extra space in the wash basket. However, Maytag offers two of the largest capacity agitator washers available at 4.7 cu. ft. and 5.2 cu. ft. capacities.1 Like impeller models, front-load washers may provide greater capacity since there is no agitator in the middle.
Water Levels An agitator model is your go-to if you’re in the camp of “more water means cleaner clothes.” However, there are top load washers available that offer an option to add more water to select cycles — like the Deep Fill option from Maytag brand. Models that use HE detergent use lower water levels and concentrated cleaning so you probably don’t need to use as much detergent as you might be used to.
Comfort May be harder to reach the bottom of the wash basket depending on your height or the height of the washer. May require a bit of bending or reaching. A simple solution: laundry pedestals.

Pedestals add extra height to bring your appliances to a convenient level, and some offer extra storage space so you can tuck away things like detergent and fabric softener.



Front-load washers have led the way in high-efficiency cleaning. Similar to top-load impeller washers, they use specialized wash actions that help fabrics rub against each other to work out stains. Though using less water means longer wash times, the fast spinning drum helps extract water. So good news — shorter dry times.





If you choose top-load over front-load, you’ll also need to choose which of the designs below is best for you.

Agitator models: Yes, that post in the middle of the wash basket does have a name and it’s agitator. These models fill the wash tub with plenty of water and clean clothes by moving them against this central “post.” Maytag even offers models that are high efficiency but still let you add more water.

Impeller models: These models feature a specialized disc at the bottom of the washer to create gentle friction between garments for dirt and stain removal. These are often high-efficiency washers as they tend to use very low water levels.

Learn more about agitator vs. impeller washers or browse all Maytag® top-load washers.



When purchasing a new gas barbecue,  savvy shoppers usually put ‘delivering fabulous flavour’ at the top of their expectations list. The experts at Broil King agree with this priority and offer these quick tips to make sure you get authentic barbecue flavour every time:

Where there is smoke, there is flavour

The vaporizer is a key component. As the drippings fall onto the hot surface, they are instantly vaporized, imparting smoky flavour into your food. For maximum effect, look for a vaporizer that covers the entire bottom of the oven and has no flat spots where juices can pool.

Smoking accessories expand flavour range

Using a smoker box with flavoured wood chips or wooden grilling planks you can add the smoky flavour of wood to your meals while still cooking with the convenience of gas.

Grilling Tip

Cook with the lid closed.  This allows more smoky flavour to infuse your food and keeps a consistent temperature, for better results.

 Steakhouse Sear Marks

The sizzle as the meat hits the barbecue is one of the sweetest sounds.  A heavy, solid cooking grid will deliver the best heat retention and searing power to lock in juices and flavour. Choose cast iron grids if you are looking for steakhouse searing performance or stainless steel grids for easy maintenance.

Better control means better flavour

The more control you have over the temperature of your barbecue the better your food will taste.   Look for a gas barbecue that offers infinite heat control, instead of just low, medium and high, allowing you to set your grill to the precise temperature for searing, roasting or slow cooking.    Along with temperature control, look for a barbecue that has at least two burner controls,   allowing you to grill with one side off, also known as indirect grilling.  

Recipes and more information is available online at www.broilkingbbq.com