Introducing the new Danby® Fresh herb grower

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Have you ever purchased fresh herbs from your local grocery store only to use a portion of it and then days later it has gone bad?

Do you and your family appreciate the fresh and scrumptious taste of fresh herbs and vegetables picked the same day you prepare them?

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Introducing the new Danby® Fresh herb grower. This garden cultivator can provide anyone the opportunity to create a sustainable source of their favourite herbs and vegetables all year around. The Fan-assisted air circulation system and ultra-efficient LED lighting which radiates the full colour spectrum of the sun, allows the plants to grow fuller, heartier, and healthier as if they were in their natural environment.  Plants need a full spectrum of light in the same way humans need a variety of vitamins. The best part is that you can grow these hearty hedges in the comfort of your own home on your terms. Available in 19″ inch wide and 24″ inch width

FEATURES

  • The most advanced and energy efficient full spectrum LED grow light
  • Ultra efficient 100 watt LED light
  • Fan-assisted air circulation system
  • Adjustable and removable shelves
  • Set it and forget it timer for light cycles
  • Overflow trays for water reservoir
  • Stainless steel door and kick plate
  • Vertical towel bar handle
  • Offered in 24” and 19” width to fit in more locations
  • 18 month warranty

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Thermador: A Century of Colour in the Kitchen

Over the past 100 years many design trends have come and gone. Vivid pink floral tiles may be a thing of the past, but there was a time when this was the hottest style trend and would have made neighbors green with jealousy.

While some vintage design trends quickly disappear, never to be heard of again, others become iconic and classic styles that are reused over and over throughout the decades. Thermador is a 100-year-old brand that has been through the best and worst of design trends – including the days of pink tile bathrooms. What can we learn from the kitchens of the past?

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1920s-1950s

The biggest kitchen style obsession during the 1920s was keeping the heart of the home sanitized and sparkling clean. This means that all-white kitchens were the rage, accompanied by a big porcelain farmhouse sink. The 1930s was a true game changer in kitchen design, due to the introduction of electric appliances. Thermador also launched its flagship line of cooking products in the 1930s! The use of bright and bold colors like yellow, blue and green emerged during this era, perfectly contrasting with checkered or patterned floors. During the 1940s and 1950s the use of color in the kitchen continued, however some families began to slowly transition to a more modern style. In fact, in 1947 Thermador pioneered the first stainless steel kitchen with a matching cooktop and wall oven (so far this is the only color that has NOT gone out of style for appliances!)

White Thermador Kitchen

1960s-1980s

The sixties were all about making a statement in the kitchen and you could often find mismatched colors and popular patterns in every room of the home. White appliances were also very trendy during this time period, especially the Thermador white wall ovens. In the 70s and 80s kitchens slowly began to move away from bright pastels as homeowners enjoyed earthy tones like wood and dark green.

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1990s-Now

As homes got bigger so did the kitchen, and when the 90s came around homeowners began to eliminate style trends of the past and renovated with minimalism in mind. When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners often opt to blend different materials, finishes and colors to create unique and interesting spaces. Combining different types of wood, tile patterns or stone finishes can make the difference between lively and lackluster. As a result, refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges and other appliances became as decorative as they are functional. The standout stainless steel appliances that Thermador is well known for make a bold complement to a variety of other materials, from rustic wood to contemporary marble.

Modern Kitchen

Kitchen and color trends can come and go, but a smart mixture of textures and colors can take any kitchen design to the next level. With appliances that offer various options for personalization, Thermador allows culinary and design enthusiasts to create a kitchen that is as artistic and creative as the art of cooking itself.

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Pursuitist Named AGA Cast Iron Range Best Kitchen Appliance 2016

Pursuitist recently published an article highlighting luxury brand appliances they deem the best for your kitchen this year.  Pursuitist named AGA Cast Iron Ranges Best Kitchen Appliance for 2016 being sure to point out our Marvel Premium Undercounter Refrigeration which blends beautifully with our AGA ranges completing your kitchen design. The AGA Cast Iron Range was recognized for its unique cooking experience using cast iron, its vitreous enamel exterior available in 15 colors and the AGA cast iron range being tremendously flexible. Roger Scoble said it best,

“AGA. Aga has nearly a century of experience of enriching kitchens around the world. The Classic Aga Range employs cast iron construction and energy efficient heating, which combine to offer a truly unique cooking experience. Available in a variety of enameled colors; Aga ranges offer tremendous design flexibility. Now enhanced with complementary undercounter refrigeration Aga continues to redefine upscale kitchen design coupled with professional cooking prowess.”

AGA Marvel unveiled its latest product launches earlier this year paying focus to the newest AGA a la carte features, Customize Your AGA. Now with three integrated solutions you may add induction, gas top burners or a warming plate hotcupboard to any 3-oven AGA cast iron range. The 3-oven Total Control and Dual Control are the building block for such endless configurations.

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Click here to learn more about the Best Kitchen Appliances for 2016.

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AGA: 5 Spring Kitchen Trends Inspired by New York Fashion Week

Often our homes are a curation of what we adore about fashion, and thanks to the immediacy and instant dialogue of social sharing, the worlds of fashion and home decor can now harmonize. This week, our eyes are on New York as big names in fashion swath models in luxurious fabrics, tailored just so, and their artfully designed pieces hit the runway in a myriad of colors, patterns and textures. That’s right, it’s New York Fashion Week… seven spectacular days of creative minds showing us their vision for Spring 2016.

Immerse yourself in these 5 Spring Kitchen Trends, where kitchen decor meets haute couture, and discover how iconic AGA kitchen collections are pace for pace with emerging fashion trends.

Spring Kitchen Trend #1: Lace Ladies and Vintage Style AGA Legacy Ranges

Lace is timeless, whether in shades of ivory, white or black, and AGA Legacy Dual Fuel Ranges emulate this finely tuned vintage look that seems to transcend eras.  It’s what we call our AGA Designer Ranges, available in 36″ and 44″ options and five porcelain enamel colors.

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Spring Kitchen Trend #2: California Dreaming in Rose, Aqua and Pistachio

Breezy pastels remind us of seaside retreats, warm weather and casual Cali chic. Take a cue from the West Coast with AGA Cast Iron Ranges in rose, aqua and pistachio. Pictured here: AGA City24 Cast Iron Range with gas and electric cooktop options.

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Spring Kitchen Trend #3: Shine On with Sleek AGA Professional Ranges

Silvery and sequined, these models are dressed to impress, reminiscent of the sleek, sophisticated and NEW AGA Professional Ranges in 30″, 36″ and 48″ sizes.

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Spring Kitchen Trend #4: Shoulder Off & AGA Induction Tops

The catwalk saw clean lines paired with classic colors like black and white, a close cousin in appearance to our AGA Hotcupboard with its minimalist induction top.

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Spring Kitchen Trend #5: Citrus City with AGA City24 in Lemon

Nothing says spring like bright citrusy yellows, daffodils and tulips, a color that rejuvenates the spirit and is refreshing and happy to the eye. Like a burst of sunshine, the AGA City24 Dual Fuel Module in lemon can take a kitchen from dreary to cheery.

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Like what you see here?  Get inspired with more fabulous kitchen design ideas:

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Frigidaire Professional: Everyday Return-On-Investment with Scott McGillivray

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It’s no secret that the kitchen is the most valuable room in your home and the one that can bring the greatest return on investment when you renovate. But updating your kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank or take a lot of time – a weekend is all you need to achieve a high­‐end, professional look.

Replacing your appliances is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your kitchen and make a big impact while doing so. The trend of a professional kitchen in a personal space is here to stay, and the Frigidaire Professional appliance line is one of my secret weapons for achieving that look. The smudge-proof stainless steel finish fits seamlessly into any kitchen style or design, while upping the ante with features like french doors on the refrigerator and 2-in-1 burner and griddle on the range. Adding complementary touches like modern, upgraded door hardware and a new, statement faucet will help tie the look together.

Changing a kitchen layout is a big expense, so installing new appliances that are standard size is key. The Frigidaire Professional appliance line – including range, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and cooktop – not only improve the look of your kitchen but they fit in your existing space. When you choose appliances that slide into standard size openings and also come in counter-­‐depth, you maximize space and minimize the amount of work required. The bonus? Having professional appliances that don’t look out-­‐of place in your residential kitchen.

A weekend kitchen update that starts with upgrading to professional appliances provide a great return on investment, especially when in conjunction with other smart updates. Evaluate your lighting and upgrade your fixtures. Adding extra task lighting under cabinets will also keep your new kitchen bright and functional. Swap out accessories and if you’re feeling adventurous, try updating your backsplash. All of these small updates work together to add value to your home without the time, mess, and budget of a full overhaul. Time to start cooking!

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Danby: The Many Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Beverage Center

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Why go out and unnecessarily spend money to entertain your friends when you could make a smarter investment in your house instead? A beverage refrigerator, which is sometimes referred to as a beverage center, can introduce a fresh spark into your home’s dynamic. These drink fridges bring convenience and efficiency into any home scenario.

Their specific design holds both cans and bottles that would otherwise take up valuable room in your fridge. Don’t have a two-litre bottle cluttering up your normal refrigerator’s shelves. Reclaim your space in a Danby beverage center!

Entertain with ease

If you are having a party, you are likely getting fully stocked with all the food and drinks you will need. A common problem is that your fridge can’t handle this sudden rush of beverages. Why not use a beverage refrigerator instead? Alternatively, you can be prepared for anything even if you get an unexpected guest.

You can place one of our drink fridges in any room of the house, conveniently located for you and your guest’s preference. If you are down in your basement , don’t worry about hauling yourself upstairs every time you need refreshment. Bring the refreshment to you with a beverage center.

The same idea applies for game rooms, or home gyms. Don’t waste your time buying ice and making room in an awkward cooler—simply use your fridge to do the work for you.

Sleek and modern designs

Many beverage refrigerators include glass doors to highlight their contents so that you know what you are getting into, using lights to showcase the goods even further. Most beverage coolers have easily adjustable shelves so that you can modify yours to store exactly what you need without the hassle.

Beverage refrigerators have a stylish look that can really bring some pizzazz to your house. Whether you have a wine cooler, a kegerator, or a beverage center, you can bring something unique to your house that will be the envy of all your friends.

Investing in efficiency

Don’t waste valuable energy by opening your main refrigerator door constantly. We have all been there: you want a cold drink, but you can’t quite decide what you are craving. Every return trip to the fridge is wasting valuable energy as you scan the shelves while holding the door open. Peep through the glass instead!

Beverage centers are specifically designed for smart flows of cold air, making the refrigeration of your cold drinks both convenient and energy efficient. Save on energy bills by investing in a Danby beverage center.

Choosing the right fridge

There are two different kinds of beverage centers available: freestanding and built-in fridges. Freestanding units stand alone and you can place them almost anywhere in your home, while the design of a built-in beverage center or under-counter unit fits directly into your kitchen cabinet space.

Freestanding models need at least two inches of free space on the top and sides, and at least three inches on the back. This space allows proper ventailation to occur to help the appliance function properly. It also preserves the life of your model by not making your beverage center’s compressor work too hard.

Built-in units come with a vent on the front of the model that gets rid of the hot air, so you don’t need the same space. These models typically cost a little more, but the investment is certainly worthwhile depending on the desired location in your home or office.

No matter how dynamic or functional you want your beverage center, there is a model for everyone that will suit your specific needs. Find yours today!