Customer Kitchens: Part III

Hey Appliance Fans,

Here we are again with one of my favorite ongoing segments.  Our customer’s kitchens!  So often we work with our clients for months as they bring their project into focus.  We’re emailing, calling, and re-quoting back and forth.  Then they accept delivery and we never hear from the again.  We never get to see the final project.  Attention Kieffer customers, shoot me an email with your kitchen pictures and I’ll post `em.  And now onto the show!

A Kitchen Near and Dear to My Heart

I’m happy to brag that these are MY customers and their kitchen.  So let’s dive in and take a look:

Just stunning!

Just stunning!

I could go on and on about the wonderful use of colors and that incredible granite, but we talk appliances here so check out that awesome 36-inch wide GE Profile French door refrigerator.  This unit, model GFE29HSDSS, is actually a full-depth unit, but the kitchen design recessed the refrigerator into the wall to appear counter-depth while still giving my customers tons of capacity (29-cubic feet, if you’re counting).  We’ll get a better look at the microwave and wall oven here:

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Here’s a combination you don’t see every day, a Sharp convection microwave with a trim kit installed above a 30-inch Electrolux Wave Touch oven.  Sharp’s microwave, model R930CS, doubles as a microwave and a small convection oven.  Will it roast the 25-pound turkey?  No, but it can bake potatoes or a tray of brownies with ease.  What does roast a 25-pound turkey is the Electrolux oven.  Model EW30EW55GS has the sleek and easy to use Wave Touch Controls and includes a Perfect Turley button.  It’s a self-cleaning oven with convection, easy glide racks, fancy blue interior, and multiple lights inside so you can see what you’re cooking.

Alert, Alert, Induction Cooktop Ahead

Alert, Alert, Induction Cooktop Ahead

I love when customers opt for an induction cooktop instead of an electric model because they perform far better and boil water much faster yet the strong glass top is just as easy to clean.  Kitchenaid’s 36-inch induction cooktop, model KICU569XBL, gives them plenty of room to cook.

In my opinion, chimney style hoods pair so well with cooktops, and since my customers have impeccable taste, they chose a hood from XO Ventilation.  Model XOS36S gives my clients the style they’re looking for and the proper power needed to exhaust smoke and grease.  Perfect choice, guys!

To the right of the sink is the dishwasher, and they hit a home run with a Miele.  Not only are Miele dishwashers super quiet, but they are also coated with a protective layer that resists pesky fingerprints.

Will all of the different brands of appliances incorporated into the design, this kitchen is a perfect example of illustrating that you don’t have to select the same brand of appliances for everything to look good.  Here’s another shot for your viewing pleasure:

Still waiting for my dinner invite, guys!

Still waiting for my dinner invite, guys!

 

Not a Kitchen But Still Blog Worthy

Heellllooo big screen TV!

Heellllooo big screen TV!

When your kitchen is already renovated, what more can you do with appliances?  Use them to complete an entertaining center of course!  That’s exactly what our clients did with their basement; turning it from a dark, dingy room to an entertaining powerhouse.

In case you’re wondering where the party is

In case you’re wondering where the party is

There is so much going on in this bar area I don’t know where to begin.  When in doubt, start with beer.  See the double tap on the counter?  That’s connected to a Summit 24-inch kegerator, model SBC490BIFRTWIN, and it holds two sixtels of your choice.  But it doesn’t stop there.

To the right of the beer tap is a Bosch 500 series dishwasher with a flush handle.  Model SHP65TL5UC features a third rack for cutlery, is ridiculously quiet, and even has stem ware holders for wine glasses.  Speaking about wine, there’s plenty in this basement.  Below the counter on the right sits two U-Line units.  The first is a 1000 series wine unit, model 1175WCS13.  This is a single temperature zone unit ideal for storing reds or whites.  My guess is they store reds in this unit because next to it is another U-Line piece, model 1175BEVS15.  Categorized as a beverage center, this unit has two racks for wine and a couple of shelves for beer, mixers, or whatever else they want to put inside.  Since this unit gets cold enough for beer, I bet they use the wine racks inside for white.

I know what you’re thinking, “they don’t have any ice for their guests.”  How wrong you are.  Below the counter and to the right of the sink is a Scotsman 15-inch ice maker.  Model DCE33PA1SSD produces up to 30 pounds of ice per day and stores 26 pounds at a time.  Considered a clear ice maker, it constantly makes fresh ice which means it needs to melt the old ice.  That’s no problem with this unit because it has a built-in pump which moves the melted ice (otherwise known as water) into the drain that’s connected to the sink.

If you’re not enthused about this bar area, then I’m pretty sure you don’t have a pulse and you should go see a doctor.  Here’s another shot for of the bar area:

Yes, please!

Yes, please!

 

I Saved the Best for Last

I’m not going to lie.  This next kitchen is pretty impressive.  Maybe impressive doesn’t quite cover what you’re about to see.  This is a family who loves to cook and it shows with their kitchen:

I’ll give you a moment to take this all in.

I’ll give you a moment to take this all in.

First of all, this design screams panel ready appliances.  Nearly everything is hidden behind the custom cabinet fronts.  Like the two Miele built-in refrigerators behind the center island.  But take a closer look.  See that arched hole in the center of the back wall?  That, appliance fans, is a WoodStone pizza oven.  These things are enormous and generate a ton of heat.  It cooks pizzas in about five minutes.  How do I know this?  Because we have one in our showroom and we make pizzas all the time.  But it’s not just for pizza.  Anything that goes into an oven can go into WoodStone’s pizza oven.  Now onto the range:

We have a BlueStar sighting!

We have a BlueStar sighting!

What you’re looking at is BlueStar’s new Platinum Series range, model BSP6010B.  It’s 60-inches wide and features ten burners.  The beauty of BlueStar’s Platinum ranges is their ability to insert a griddle or grill over two of the burners.  This is different from many other brands that feature built-in griddles or grills.  Incidentally, BlueStar ranges can be customized in over 190 different colors.  The one pictured is Jet Black.

Check out the coffee area!

Check out the coffee area!

Pictured above the sink and to the far left is a Miele coffee system.  This baby freshly grinds beans for every cup of coffee.  But it does way more than coffee, it makes killer espresso as well as foams milk for cappuccinos and macchiatos.  The appliance on the right is Miele’s built-in microwave.  Both units feature Miele’s Cleantouch stainless steel which is extremely fingerprint resistant.

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In this image, we see a nice little trick being played on us.  Miele’s combi-steam oven is revealed behind the cabinet.  This steam oven is for more than just vegetables.  Breads, turkeys, and casseroles are ideal for steam ovens.

Check out that hood!

Check out that hood!

Hoods like this aren’t just hanging around a warehouse waiting to be purchased. No sir. This is a custom hood designed by, well I don’t know because we didn’t supply it for the customer. They had already purchased it before we arrived with the rest of the appliances.
That wraps up this edition of our customer’s kitchens. If you’d like your Kieffer kitchen featured on the blog, shoot me an email. I promise I won’t bite.

Until next time, America!

-The Kieffer’s Guy

Customer Kitchens: Part II

Hey Appliance Fans,

The Kieffer’s Guy is off today, and after much begging and brown-nosing, he let me have the honor of writing a blog post! So today’s post is brought to you by the Kieffer’s Intern! Please hold your applause until the end, and contain yourselves.

A couple of months ago  we asked our clients to send us pictures of their finished kitchens and you guys did not disappoint. As always, we will keep you anonymous while we showcase your before/after shots. Today’s kitchen re-model comes from Flourtown, Pennsylvania, and features some beautiful appliances. Let’s take a look.

Before Pictures:

 

Picture of old stainless steel double-oven in wooden cabinet

Historical records indicate that Abe Lincoln made hot pockets using this double-oven.

Past-model gas cooktop with under cabinet ventilation above

We received a call from the 70’s, asking us to return their funky-fresh tile work.

Older model stainless steel refrigerator sitting proud of the cabinets surrounding.

In the design world, there’s a concept called “Integration”. This is not it.

 

Now I know what you’re thinking, be nice. From what I understand, this was a very old house.  For the new kitchen, our client used a variety of brands such as Liebherr, Wolf, GE Monogram, Electrolux, Bosch, and Ventahood.  The transformation is nothing short of spectacular.

After Pictures:

Image of a GE Advantium Oven model ZSC2201NSS

Check out this Advantium Speed Oven, Model: ZSC2201NSS

 

GE Monogram is a wonderful brand and our client put it to good use. What you see here is GE Monogram’s built-in oven that features their famous Advantium Speedcook technology. This appliance can cook crescent rolls in less than 10 minutes!

An image of a GE Monogram Oven Model ZET1SMSS

Here’s a 30-inch convection wall oven from GE Monogram, Model: ZET1SMSS

 

In this picture, you see the 30” built-in wall oven from GE Monogram. The way it sits flush under that counter gives it a smooth, integrated look. Love it! Let’s talk about that fridge because it’s a beautiful example of integration.  What you see (barely) to the left of the oven is Liebherr’s 36-inch refrigerator with bottom freezer, model HC2061. Among a great number of features, this unit includes Liebherr’s patented BioFresh system, which calibrates the temperature of the refrigerator in one of its drawers to just above freezing which adds to the life of meats, fish, and other items.

 

Image of a Bosch dishwasher model SHX7PT55UC

Look at that sexy Bosch dishwasher, model SHX7PT55UC

You can’t just say “We have the quietest dishwasher in the country” and not have the data to back it up. This Bosch dishwasher clocks in at 42 dBA, making it about as loud as a whisper. Expandable wings on its flexible 3rd rack, also known as a cutlery tray, provides extra height to fit measuring cups and extra-large utensils.

Image of Wolf's 30 inch cooktop model CT30GS and a Ventahood, model SLH9130SS

Wolf’s 30-inch gas cooktop, model CT30GS with Ventahood’s 30-inch undercabinet hood, model SLH9130SS)

When it came to the cooktop and hood, our customer chose to keep the design the same, but she upgraded the hardware. This 30-inch cooktop from Wolf is fantastic. It has a dual stacked burner design that reaches upwards of 15,000 BTU’s, delivering tons of heat. You can also turn down for a simmer with no boiling or scorching.

Everybody knows the Kieffer’s Guy loves Ventahood, and for good reason. This unit, from their Emerald series, features Ventahood’s patented Magic Lung technology. Magic Lung technology allows Ventahood to have the quietest blower around. In stainless steel, it matches the cooktop perfectly, making for a beautiful cooking setup that is both functional and efficient. Great picks on the cooking and ventilation appliances!

Image of Electrolux washer EIFLS60LT and gas dryer EIMGD60LT

Titanium washer from Electrolux, model EIFLS60LT and matching gas dryer, model EIMGD60LT

Although not a part of the kitchen, the laundry appliances are very important. Here, our customer chose to go with an Electrolux pair.  These models feature Electrolux’s IQ-Touch Controls which lets you see all of your washing/drying options at all times.  The dryer boasts steam technology and the washer features a quick wash cycle that’s just 15 minutes long!

Well, that’s it for today, appliance fans! If you have any questions about any of the appliances in either one of the kitchens, give us a call at 215-699-3522.

Until next time, America!

-The Kieffer’s Intern

Customer Kitchens Part 1

Hey Appliance Fans,

We work really hard with our customers over many months to help them complete their dream kitchen, but once they accept delivery, we usually don’t hear back from them.  It’s always nice when our customers send us pictures once their kitchen is complete.  This post is the first of many posts featuring our customers’ kitchens and I look forward to sharing many more with you.

If you want to submit some pictures of your awesome kitchen filled with appliances from us, you can contact me or email your salesperson.  The more pictures the better.  Don’t worry, we’ll keep you anonymous.  Also, if you want to invite me over for dinner, I won’t complain.

The BlueStar Range Kitchen

You know that I really like BlueStar ranges and they’re made locally in Reading, PA.  What I like even more is when our customers buy a BlueStar.  Check out this 36-inch, 6 burner BlueStar range in stainless steel (model: RNB366BV1).  This range is so versatile because of its high-output open burners and its large oven that can fit a commercial size baking sheet.

 

BlueStar Range Customer Kitchen

One of our client’s kitchens featuring a BlueStar Range, GE Cafe Refrigerator, Ventahood Pro-Style Hood, GE Microwave, and a Bosch dishwasher.

Because BlueStar ranges are so powerful, it’s important that an adequate hood is placed above it.  In this case, the client was very smart to choose a Vent-A-Hood 36-inch wide pro-style hood (model: PRH18236SS).  With 600 CFMs of ventilation power and Vent-A-Hood’s exclusive magic lung blower system, this Vent-A-Hood will keep their kitchen free of smoke and grease for years to come.

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A closer look at the BlueStar Range, Vent-A-Hood, GE Microwave, and GE Cafe Refrigerator

Right next to the range is a GE microwave (model: JES1142SPSS).  This little guy pumps out 1,100 watts of power while taking up very little space.  At 1.1 cubic feet of capacity, it’s certainly not the largest microwave out there, but it’s the perfect size so as not to get in the way.  To the right of the microwave is a GE Café full-depth French door refrigerator (model: CFE29TSDSS).  I heart this refrigerator not only because of its pro-style look, but also because the water dispenser dispenses ice, cold water, and it gives you the option to dispense hot water with four different temperature selections.

Wrapping up this kitchen is a Bosch dishwasher (model: SHP65T55UC).  This 500 series model is a ridiculously quiet 44 decibels and features five wash cycles and five wash options plus a third rack, also known as a cutlery tray.  Notice the lack of handle on this dishwasher.  Appropriately called a flush handle, this style provides a sleek, modern look.

Bosch Dishwasher

Sorry for the darkness, but check out this Bosch Dishwasher

The Viking Rangetop Kitchen

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A Viking rangetop, model: VGRT5366BSS and an XO hood insert model: XOI33S

What’s not to love about a Viking rangetop?  If you don’t know anything about Viking, check out my post about my trip to Viking’s HQ in Greenwood, MS.  Behind the beautiful flower arrangement on the island rests a 36-inch, six burner rangetop, (model: VGRT5366BSS).  Notice the hood?  You shouldn’t because our clients choose a hood insert. In layman’s terms a hood insert contains all of the components of ventilation system but it lacks the decorative stainless steel shell.  In lieu of stainless, wood to match the cabinetry surrounds the hood and is provided by the cabinet maker.  The insert used in this kitchen is by XO (model: XOI33S).

Though this is a bad angle, pictured to the far left is a double wall oven from Dacor (model: EO2320SCH).  This electric double oven provides all the capacity you need for holidays or parties.  Just to the left of the wall ovens is a Sub-Zero 36-inch wide refrigerator with two freezers drawers below it (model: 736TCI).  It’s covered with a custom wood panel, but trust me, it’s there.

Viking Rangetop Kitchen

Dacor double wall ovens to the left

Along the same wall with the Sub-Zero refrigerator, we see a one of my favorite appliances of all-time, Miele’s in-wall coffee system (model: CVA4066).  This unit hooks directly into a water line and grinds whole beans for each cup.  It also makes killer espresso.  Hook up the milk carafe to the appliance and you’ll be making cappuccinos in no time.

Had a long day at work or have the kids been bothering you all day?  Maybe you need some wine.  Of course, I don’t need an excuse to enjoy some wine and our clients will be enjoying tons of wine with their Sub-Zero wine unit (model: 427RG).  Pictured to the right of the Miele coffee system, this wine unit holds over 50 bottles of wine and features two independent temperature zones; one for whites and one for reds.  But the 427RG isn’t just for wine.  See the two drawers below the glass door?  Those are two refrigerator drawers that are built into the unit.  Obviously the 427RG can accept a custom wood front like you see here, but it’s also available in a stainless steel finish.

Miele coffee system

I love me a Miele Coffee System.

This wraps up our first installment of customer kitchens.  If you have any questions about any of the appliances in either one of the kitchens, give us a call at 215-699-3522.  Until next time, America!