Get Your Food On with Sub-Zero and Wolf

Are you redoing your kitchen?  Are you thinking about filling your new kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances?  Do you like to eat?   If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, then you need to get your butt down to the Fretz Showroom at the Navy Yard in Philly.  Fretz is our distributor for Sub-Zero and Wolf and every month they hold a demo night.  During demo night, potential customers can see the myriad of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and enjoy a gourmet feast prepared on Wolf products.  Enough of me writing, let’s get you hungry with the menu:

Fretz-Demo-Schedule

Click the image for closer look.

Appetizers:

  • Brie and Brown Sugar Pecan Tartlet
  • BBQ Beef on Corn Fritter with Avocado and Chipotle Cream
  • Teriyaki Salmon on Rice Cracker with Wasabi Sauce

Here’s a tip:  These appetizers are incredibly delicious, but please don’t pig out on them because there’s a three course meal coming up.

Course 1:

Baby romaine with granny smith apples, toasted pistachios, dried cherries and gruyere cheese topped with white balsamic agave vinaigrette.

Course 2:

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Baked in a Wolf Oven.

Course 3:

Beef Tenderloin Roast

  • Seared on all sides with a Wolf Charbroiler and finished in a Wolf Oven.

Roasted Turkey Breast

  • Prepared in a Wolf Convection Steam Oven.

Steamed Asparagus

  • Prepared in a Wolf Convection Steam Oven.

Crushed Redskin Potatoes

  • Potatoes cooked in a Wolf Steamer Module.

 Lemon White Wine Sauce (for asparagus and turkey)

  • Prepared on a Wolf gas range and kept warm on low simmer

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce (for beef)

  • Prepared on a Wolf gas range and kept warm on low simmer

You’ve probably gained ten pounds just from reading the menu, but I’m sure you want to taste all of the goodness.  With that in mind, here are the dates of each demo night for your reference:

2014 Product Demonstrations

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

February 20th
March 20th
April 17th
May 15th
June 19th
July 17th
August 14th
September 18th
October 16th
November 13th

You can call Fretz directly to sign-up or I can be your date.  Just let me know and I’ll put on my fancy dress.  Until next time, America!

-The Kieffer’s Guy

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

It’s 2014!!

Hey Appliance Fans,

BOOM!  Welcome to 2014.  When I was partying with Keith Richards back in the 60’s*, we both laughed at the thought of us making it to 2014.  Well, Keith and I are still here and I’m happy to say that 2014 is looking to be a fantastic year for kitchen appliances.  Without further ado, let’s look at some of the news for 2014.

*I don’t know Keith Richards and I wasn’t alive in the 60’s.

Kieffer’s Appliances Showroom

In 2012 and 2013 our showroom went through more changes than the number of times Lindsay Lohan checked herself into rehab, but there’s nothing wrong with change!  A few months ago, I was touting our awesome new virtual tour that our buddies at Google (every heard of them?) did for us.  If you haven’t seen it, you can check it out here.  Well about three months after Google did their magic, we revamped our Miele display.  Check it out:

Kieffer's Appliances Miele Display

Our Miele Display is so big I couldn’t fit it in one shot.

So what’s in store for our showroom in 2014?  Well, well, well, we’re completely gutting our Thermador, Gaggenau, U-line, Bosch, GE Monogram, and Dacor displays and redoing ALL OF THEM.  Everything should be wrapped up by early spring and I’ll be sure to share all of the images with you.  I’m super excited.

Sub-Zero and Wolf’s New Product Line

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2013, Sub-Zero and Wolf began rolling out new refrigeration columns, downdrafts, microwave drawers, and new refrigerator drawers.  2014 is going to be even bigger with the addition of new wall ovens (including 27-inch wide ovens), new cooktops, a COFFEE SYSTEM, new hoods, and microwaves.  I know it’s difficult to imagine how Sub-Zero and Wolf could get better.  Think of it like trading in your old Mustang for a new 2015 model.  For more information on the revamped product line, check out Sub-Zero and Wolf’s New Generation Website.

Sub-Zero and Wolf's new product line

New appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf!

Rebates

I don’t like to save money, but I’m sure you do.  With that in mind, many manufacturers have extended or altered their rebate programs for 2014.  Thermador’s 1,2, FREE program now includes a free dishwasher when purchasing a single wall oven with cooktop or rangetop.  The previous promotion required the purchase of a double oven.  Dacor has also revamped their program to include free product or money back depending on how much Dacor product is purchased.  Watch out as each program offered by the manufacturers has their own start and end dates.  For more details on each program, check out the snazzy little rebate page I created.

Viking Range

Some of you may or may not know that Viking was sold in late 2012 to the mega-appliance company Middleby Corporation.  To celebrate, Viking is rolling out new products.  Not quite as drastic as Sub-Zero and Wolf’s new generation, Viking will feature new ovens, built-in refrigeration, and brand new ranges known as the 7 Series.  Something that’s not changing from Viking is their 3 year signature warranty on the entire Viking indoor appliance line.  See what else Viking has coming up for 2014 by clicking here.

Viking's 7 Series Range

Viking’s 7 Series Range is going to be BIG.

These are just some of changes happening in 2014 and you can be sure that The Kieffer’s Guy (I love writing in the third person) will keep you updated on all of the latest, hottest appliance news as we move into the future.  Until next time, America!

-The Kieffer’s Guy

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

The Kieffer’s Appliances Virtual Tour!

Hey Appliance Fans,

Just a quick post today to brag about how awesomely technological we’re getting.  I’m pleased to announce that you can check out our showroom right from your own home during commercial breaks of Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory, re-runs of The Love Boat, or any other TV show you’re addicted to.

The big bad boys at Google came into our showroom and did their creepy Google magic and now you’re able to sit on your bum and see all of the brands (over 60) of appliances we have on display.  Check out ranges, wall ovens, refrigerators, and a partridge in a pear tree all from the comfort of your home.

What’s the downside you ask?  Well, the downside is I don’t get to meet you in person.  Hopefully after you take the Kieffer’s Appliances Virtual Tour, you’ll be compelled to come visit me and the rest of the sales staff in person.  I’ll even make you a cup of coffee from our Miele Coffee System.

This guy is way too happy BEFORE his first cup of coffee.

This guy is way too happy BEFORE his first cup of coffee.

Check out the tour below, but you can always click the “Showroom Tour” link from the main menu.

Until next time, America!

-The Kieffer’s Guy

Breaking News: Viking to Discontinue D3 (Not Really)

Hey Appliance Fans,

Breaking news from The Viking Range Corporation: D3 is dead.  I repeat, D3 is dead.

Actually, it’s not dead at all.  Viking is slightly re-working the product line and giving it a new name.  Here’s a breakdown of what to expect come the end of July 2013 and into the future:

  1. Viking D3 will now simply be called “Viking”.  All of their professional style products will now be called “Viking Professional”.
  2. The new Viking line will no longer offer the knobs that can accept a wood or colored insert.  These knobs are being replaced with a stainless steel knob.
  3. The D3 style handles that can accept wood or colored inserts has also gone the way of the Dodo and they are being replaced with the pro-style handle found on the Viking Professional Line.

That’s it.  Only some slight changes, nothing major.  Everything else stays the same in terms of the product offerings and features.  Even more important is that Viking’s full three year warranty is still in play and so is their $600 instant rebate when you purchase a full Viking kitchen.  You can also save $300 instantly if you decide to only purchase a Viking range and not the entire appliance suite.  Both promotions expire on December 31, 2013.

A quick entry, I know, but an important one nonetheless.  Until next time, America!

Viking-Promtion

Dacor WineStation

The Architectural Digest Show — Part 3

Hey Appliance Fans,

We’ve come to the final installment chronicling my trip to the 2013 Architectural Digest Show and I’m glad you’ve followed me on this harrowing journey.  We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and I think we can both agree that we’ve bonded in a way few bloggers and blog readers can.  You should feel special.  I know I do.

I can get a little melodramatic.  Sorry.  Anyway, if you read part one you know I was all about Clark Sorenson’s fully-functional flower urinals.  If you read part two, you know that I was still all about Clark Sorenson’s fully-functional flower urinals.  Some of you may be wondering if I’m being paid by Clark to mention his artwork.   I’m not.  I just think they are sweet:

I want one!!!!!

I want one!!!!!

I also mentioned in part two that part three would reveal the coolest most awesomey appliance at the show.  I will get to that announcement in just a bit, but first:

A crazy thing I always experience in New York is walking somewhere specific and passing really famous stuff unexpectedly.  This trip was no different.  As I was walking to the restaurant where we dined (http://becco-nyc.com), go there if you get a chance, I turned my head and saw…

The Colbert Report

Love him or hate him, it was pretty cool to stumble upon the studio.

And now onto the show…

Verona

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life…

Call Guinness.  I just broke the world record for most Shakespeare quotes in an appliance blog.  Anyway, Verona is an Italian company that has a variety of cooktop, range, and oven options with many unique size accommodations.  I’m far over due on a blog post specifically about everything Verona offers.  I will absolutely remedy this as soon as possible.  Obviously from the picture, they offer color options.

Ranges, Cooktops, Wall Ovens, a special Verona blog post is coming soon.

Ranges, Cooktops, Wall Ovens, etc. A special Verona blog post is coming soon.

Perlick

Few things get me as excited as super- duper chillified, obnoxiously cold beer.  Weird huh?  An Irish guy who likes beer.  Perlick does a fantastic job at cooling a case of beer to a viciously delicious thirty-four degrees in about twenty-five minutes.  They achieve this rapid chill through forced-air refrigeration.

`Murica: What’s forced air refrigeration, Kieffer’s Guy?

Kieffer’s Guy:  Great question, America.  Forced air refrigeration is just like convection in an oven but instead of heated air, there’s cooled air.  A fan is located in the back of the Perlick circulating frost-bitten air around the interior.  Couple that with a powerful compressor, and Perlick can get that case of Pliny The Elder freakishly cold in about twenty-five minutes.

WANT.

WANT.

Side note: Pliny The Elder is a double IPA brewed by Russian River Brewing in California.  Dying to try it.  Readers in Cali, please mail me some!

Never heard of Perlick?  Next time you’re in a bar (hotel, restaurant, local watering hole, whatever), take a look at the refrigerators behind the bar.  I can almost guarantee that at least one of the units is a Perlick.  My point is that Perlick originally manufactured commercial-grade refrigeration for businesses long before they dove into the residential market.  They know refrigeration and offer a variety of options in under-counter indoor and outdoor units from freezers, ice makers, and refrigerators to beverage centers, wine coolers, kegerators, and refrigerator drawers.  Love it.

Take a look at this Perlick Beverage Center.  I love the blue light.

Take a look at this Perlick Beverage Center. I love the blue light.

AND NOW, THE GREAT REVEAL

Appliances fans, now is the time I reveal my favorite, most awesomey appliance at the 2013 Architectural Digest Show.  Drum roll please………………………..3…………..2…………………..1

Dacor WineStation

STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING

Wine.  In a wall.  Ready to serve at the perfect temperature while also providing perfect storage for when I’m not pouring myself a glass.  I give you Dacor’s WineStation!!

Dacor WineStation

Oh. My. Goodness.

This beautiful creature stores four bottles of wine and you can pre-program  Dacor’s WineStation to dispense a full glass, a sample amount, or anything between.   The vintage and year of each bottle can be displayed on each screen above the bottle.  Take a closer look at the installation and you’ll notice that you can install this FLUSH with a wall or cabinetry.  This allows for total integration into your kitchen or bar area.  Don’t want to install it into a wall/cabinet?   It can install on a counter.  Simply plug it into an outlet and you’re ready to go.

Dacor’s WineStation is designed to store wine for up to sixty days using an advanced dispensing mechanism and argon gas.  Argon is pumped into the bottle which settles below any air that could get inside.  I’m not a scientist, but because Argon is heavier than air, it rests above the wine preventing the aforementioned air from oxidizing the fermented goodness.  And don’t worry future WineStation owners, there is a lock to keep pesky Irishman like myself (or your kids) out of the grapey wonder.

Dacor WineStation

Each screen displays the year and vintage of each bottle.

I’m so excited to say that soon and very soon, we will install Dacor’s WineStation in the showroom and of course it will be live.  And of course I’ll blog more about it.

That’s all for now; I’m really looking forward to next year’s trip and I’ll be sure to write about it too.  Until next time, America!

-The Kieffer’s Guy
kieffersguy@kieffers.com

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

The Architectural Digest Show – Part 2

Hey Appliance Fans,

Happy tax day!  This week’s post is a continuation of my last post covering my trip to the Architectural Digest Show.  A quick recap:

  1. There is an unbelievable amount of cool art on display (for purchase) at this show.  It’s like going to a museum.  If you ever have the chance to go, seeing the art is worth the trip alone.
  2. Appliance manufacturers use this as an opportunity to show off their current line of appliances and preview new products.
  3. One of the coolest aspects of the show was checking out Clark Sorensen’s fully functional flower urinals.  Visit his site here.
I want one!!!!!

I want one!!!!!

For part deux, I’d like to share with you even more from the show highlighting some of my favorite finds.

Ilve

I wrote about Ilve the other month and you can read about it here.  Pictured below is their 48” Majestic Dual-Fuel Range in Midnight Blue (my favorite color offered by Ilve).  Don’t forget that Ilve includes a warming drawer below the ovens for added flexibility.  Without a doubt this is an eye-catching range and it would certainly be the focal point if installed in your kitchen.

48" Ilve Majestic Dual-Fuel Range in Midnight Blue.

48″ Ilve Majestic Dual-Fuel Range in Midnight Blue.

Thermador

The Ultimate Culinary Center.  `Nuff said.  If you haven’t read my article about Thermador’s 48” Steam Range, then your life isn’t complete.  Complete your life and click here.  If you’re lame and choose not to read all about it, here are some main talking points about this range:

  • 48” Wide
  • Built-In Warming Drawer, Steam Oven, AND Traditional Thermal/Convection Oven
  • 6 Thermador exclusive Star Burners (4 with XtraLo simmer)
  • Removable griddle that can be swapped out for a grill
Steam oven, warming drawer, convection oven, griddle, and six burners.  The only thing it doesn't do is your taxes...

Steam oven, warming drawer, convection oven, griddle, and six burners. The only thing it doesn’t do is your taxes…

BlueStar

BlueStars are made in Reading, PA which is about ninety minutes away (give or take) from our showroom in Lansdale, PA.  Why do I love them so much?  They’re local, their power burners are rated at 22,000 BTUs, and their ovens can fit a commercial size baking sheet.  Side note, notice the proper use of “They’re and their”.  It drives me crazy to read improper uses of `they’re`, `their`, `there`.

Anyway, BlueStar decided to unveil two new products at the show.  I’m not entirely sure of when they will be available so stay tuned to the blog for more updates.  New product #1:

Newly Designed BlueStar Range

A glimpse BlueStar's newly design range in 60 inches.

A glimpse BlueStar’s newly designed range in 60 inches.

A one-piece knob face instead of a seam on the older design is a major cosmetic difference.  They’ve also added handles to the drip trays for easier use.  Sexy.

Another shot of this sexy beast.

Another shot of this sexy beast.

BlueStar has always been synonymous with gas cooking.  They don’t offer a dual-fuel range or any electric cooktops or induction cooktops.  In fact, even their wall ovens are natural gas.  New product #2:

ELECTRIC WALL OVENS FROM BLUESTAR!

Brand-spakin' new from BlueStar.  Choose from a French or traditional door style.

Brand-spakin’ new from BlueStar. Choose from a French or traditional door style.

Brand-spakin' new from BlueStar.  Choose from a French or traditional door style.

Available in a bazillion colors.  You don’t have to choose the pink and blue.  I call this combination the, “Miami Vice”

Now do you get my joke?

Now do you get my joke?

Touch Screen and Knob Control.

Touch Screen and Knob Control.

Look at that baking stone!

Look at that baking stone!

Notice the new touch screen.  Pretty cool.  Open up the oven and it gets even cooler; like having a pro-style baking stone BUILT into the oven.  The broil element is the thickest I’ve even seen on any wall oven.  This unit is going to broil meats like a champ!

If you know anything about BlueStar from reading my posts  here and here, then you know that BlueStars come in over 190 different colors.  Well, appliance fans, BlueStar is experimenting with textured paint which means the color combinations could top out at close to 1,000 different colors to choose from.  Could I love BlueStar anymore?  Probably not.

TopBrewer from Scanomat

Just when I think I’ve found the coolest appliance, I walk down a different aisle and find something like the TopBrewer from Scanomat.  I’m about to show you an awesome, sexy appliance from a not-so-much-of an-awesome-sexy-appliance-company-name:

Hello my one, true love.

Hello my one, true love.

Yes, this installs into your countertop and wait for it…wait for it; that faucet dispenses the most addictive liquid on the planet: coffee.  I would literally attach my mouth to that spigot and enjoy the Arabica bounty that brews from the depths of the cabinetry.

And yes, there is an “app for that”.  You can control this bad boy from your iPhone or your iPad.  It steams/foams milk for cappuccinos and makes espresso as well.  What’s the best part about the TopBrewer from Scanomat?  We’re going to display it in our showroom as soon as we can.  Now you know where you’ll find the Kieffer Guy in the showroom.  I’ll be the creepy Irish dude face deep and drowning  in a sea of freshly brewed coffee.

If you don't want to use your iPhone/iPad to control the unit, simply use the sleek control board to brew your cup of joe.

If you don’t want to use your iPhone/iPad to control the unit, simply use the sleek control board to brew your cup of joe.

That wraps us up for this week.  I’ll be back next time with the final installment of my trip and I will reveal the winner of the single coolest appliance featured at the show.  Trust me folks, you don’t want to miss out on this one.  As mentioned before, Kieffer’s Appliances can furnish your kitchen with all of the appliances featured in today’s article with the exception of the Scanomat TopBrewer and the new BlueStar products.  Once they’re available, however, we will certainly be able to unleash them into your kitchen.  Until next time, America!

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

The Architectural Digest Show: Part 1

Hey Appliance Fans,

Oh boy oh boy do I have a fun post today.  A couple of weeks ago, Kieffer’s Appliances treated a bunch of designers and builders that we work with to the Architectural Digest show in New York City.  This show is simply enormous.  It seems like everyone is in attendance from cabinet makers and window companies to furniture makers and, of course, appliance manufacturers.  More on the appliances in a second, but what blew me away the most was the amount of artists and art dealers at the show.  Sculptures of all kinds, paintings, photographs, metal works; it was all there and it was SUPER impressive.  If you ever have the chance to go, I highly recommend attending.  The art displays alone make it worthwhile.

Speaking of Art on display at the show, check out these fully functional Flower Urinals by Clark Sorensen.  That’s right, flower urinals: insert most any bathroom joke you can think of here.  Clark equals a really cool dude and this picture simply doesn’t do his work  justice.  If someone wants to buy one of these for me, I won’t complain.  If you just want to know more about Clark and his “flowers” check out his website here.

I want one!!!!!

I want one!!!!!

Now onto the show…

As I mentioned above, there are a boat load of appliance manufacturers in attendance.  Let me list them: Sub-Zero & Wolf, Viking, La Cornue, RangeCraft, Miele, Dacor, Perlick, Ilve, Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, BlueStar, Best, Bertazzoni, Liebherr, Verona, Aga-Marvel, and many more.  These manufacturers go all out on their displays plus it gives them the opportunity to display brand new products.  Like…

Miele

New all-white appliances.  Check it out:

Full Frontal White

Full Frontal White

My "artsy" side angle shot.

My “artsy” side angle shot.

I wouldn't trust anyone who has this organized of a refrigerator.

I wouldn’t trust anyone who has this organized of a refrigerator.

The product line includes white options for their 36” Built-In Refrigerator, Steam Oven, Speed Oven, 30” Wall Oven, and their in-the-wall coffee system.  These appliances offer the same functionality and quality that we’ve come to expect from Miele, but now the stainless haters of the world have an option from Miele.  As always, Miele products exude a modern, more European style than the industrial kitchen bulky look of say a Viking or Wolf range.

On deck for Miele is a brand new type of steam oven.  It’ll be available in their clean touch steel finish and that’s all I can say right now.  I’m afraid the Miele police will get me if I expand on it anymore.

La Cornue

You might have read my article about La Cornue.  If not, you’re missing out.  In my opinion, I wrote some really funny jokes.  Anyhoo, I finally got to see the Flamberge Rotisserie in person.  By the way it’s one of my favorite appliances on the planet:

Open flames against rotating meat.  You had me at open flames against rotating meat.

Open flames against rotating meat. You had me at open flames against rotating meat.

There were also a ton of La Cornues on display.  La Cornue Ranges are just like Catherine Zeta-Jones.  I never get tired of looking them.  Ok, ok, before you end up calling me a chauvinist, CHILL out.  I’m just having a little fun.  Catherine, if you’re out there reading this and are offended, please call me to discuss.

...And the Kieffer Guy's head is going explode.

…And the Kieffer Guy’s head is going explode.

One of the many Chateaus on display.

One of the many La Cornues on display.

Probably the coolest thing on display at La Cornue’s booth was their Induction Table.  If you don’t know what induction is, read this. I thought that the table was still in production and not available for sale, but I was wrong and I’m happy to be wrong about this:

The day I was at the show, the Chef from La Cornue was cooking on the table.

The day I was at the show, the Chef from La Cornue was cooking on the table.

You heard me right.  That table is an induction cooktop.  Not the entire surface; there are still dedicated burner zones for your cookware.  If you want zone-less, check out Thermador’s Freedom Induction Cooktop.  When you put something like the Induction Table in your kitchen, it’s very much like hanging a painting in your hallway or living room.  In other words, you’re buying a piece of art.  In this case, La Cornue’s induction table is an example of functional art.

Side shot of the Induction Table.

Side shot of the Induction Table.

Best

I’ll continue with more next week, but I wanted to close with this hood (can I even call it a hood??) from Best.  The appropriately named “Lipstick” is part of their Sorpresa Collection which has some really funky ventilation options.  If you’re truly looking to make a statement in your kitchen, the Sorpresa Collection is certainly something you want to check out.

A little bit of rouge goes a long way.

A little bit of rouge goes a long way.

I figure it goes without saying that we carry all of the products shown in the pictures, well, except Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Anyway, if you have any questions about the appliances mentioned or just a random appliance question, shoot me an email at kieffersguy@kieffers.com.   Until next time, America!

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

2013: The Year of Appliance Rebates (Again)

Hey Appliance Fans,

If you read my “Kieffer’s Guy Eats Crow” post, then you know that I’m definitely finished speculating about rebates starting and ending.  From now on, I’ll only report rebate deals AFTER they’ve been announced.  That being said, some manufacturer’s programs have been extended and some have been modified.  Let’s do a quick run down covering a few of these programs.  For detailed information, you can click here for our rebate page.

Sub-Zero & Wolf:

No changes to the program money wise, but the program has been extended until March 31, 2013.  Will they extend it past March 31?  My answer is re-read paragraph one of this article.

Viking (Professional and D3):

Their rebate programs for both their Pro-Line and the D3 line have been extended until June 30, 2013.  There has been a slight modification to the D3 program ($100 instant rebate on D3 ranges and refrigerators).

Thermador:

The 1,2, FREE program has been extended until December 31, 2013.  The program remains pretty much unchanged; free dishwasher with purchase of a range (or cooktop/rangetop and wall ovens) then free ventilation with the added purchase of a refrigerator or freedom columns.  The only change is that the 30″ Pro-Harmony range now qualifies for the free dishwasher.  That’s a sweet deal.

Monogram:

GE Monogram’s program has been extended until March 31, 2013.  They’ve added a bonus feature of an additional $500 in rebates by adding a wine column to the existing qualifying items that need to be purchased.

Dacor:

Same program, but it’s been extended until June 30, 2013.  Don’t forget that you can also register for a free 3 year warranty via their website (for a limited time).

Other Rebates:

Other manufacturers are running some rebate programs:

  • Bosch
  • Kitchenaid
  • Maytag
  • Whirlpool
  • GE

If you want to know the details behind these programs, give us a call at 215-699-3522. Until next time, America!

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

The Kieffer’s Guy Eats Crow

Hey Appliance Fans,

Oh boy is this going to be a fun blog to write.  Believe it or not, I’m working on two other articles (a laundry one and another celebrity kitchens piece) but the good `ol appliance business decided to throw me a curve ball and make a fool of me so I had to quickly whip up this entry.  If you’ve read previous posts, you know that I don’t mind making a fool of myself, but when someone (or something) decides to make a fool of me, then we have a SERIOUS problem.  Get ready because The Kieffer’s Guy is going to eat some crow.

Surprisingly crow tastes like rebate savings.

The other week I wrote:

What’s your style?  Sub-Zero & Wolf?  Viking?  Thermador?  Dacor?  GE Monogram?  It doesn’t matter as they all have some savings to be had and they are all running out very soon.  All of these companies have been offering some sort of savings for quite some time and I usually hear rumors about the programs being extended.  This time, though, I’m not hearing those rumors at all.  Maybe I’m wrong and these programs will continue or be revised and extended, but I haven’t heard anything to make me think otherwise.

This week I’m about to write:

I’m a horrible person.  I wasn’t hearing any rumors about rebates being extended and then Viking and Sub-Zero & Wolf decided to extend their rebate programs.  Obviously I’m not as buddy buddy with them as I thought.   Viking’s program has been extended until 12/31/12 and Sub-Zero & Wolf’s program has been extended until 3/31/13.

I can’t imagine Thermador won’t do something when their rebate expires on December 31st, but don’t hold me to this because there’s no way I can take another plate of roasted crow.

One thing I can tell you is that Sub-Zero & Wolf is having a price increase on November 1st, so if you’re on the fence, you might want to pull the trigger with your order to save a few bucks.  Will other brands follow Sub-Zero and Wolf’s lead by increasing prices?  Though I don’t know for certain, I imagine that they will and I’ll be sure to keep you informed every step of the way.

For more information on your various rebate options, check out our rebate page.

-The Kieffer’s Guy

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

Save Money With Appliance Rebates

Hey Appliance Fans,

NARI At The Phillies: Me hanging with the ladies. Would you expect anything less from The Kieffer’s Guy? My identity has been hidden to protect the innocent.

I only have a couple of things to cover with this post, but important things nonetheless.  Last month, we sponsored a day at The Phillies with the Bucks-Mont, Del-Chester, and BIE Chapters of NARI (The National Association of the Remodeling Industry).  It was a great opportunity to network with fellow members in the trade (plus enjoy some beer, burgers, and baseball).  We had a great time and of course I did some networking (and I got a wicked sunburn).  Sorry readers, you’ll never know my true identity!   On another note, the Phillies are only a few games back in the wild card race.  It’s been a disappointing season, but maybe, just maybe they can squeak into the postseason.  My fingers and toes are crossed.

Customers come into the showroom all of the time asking me to recommend a contractor to help them with their project and I always tell them to check out their local NARI Chapter’s website for a list of contractors in the area.  Using NARI or other local trade organizations can really help you find the best contractors, designers, builders, etc.  If you’re in the greater Philadelphia region, check out this list of NARI’s local chapters:

Bucks/Montgomery County: www.bucksmontnari.org

Delaware/Chester County: www.delchesternari.org

Pottstown Vicinity: www.pottstownbie.org

If you’re out of our area, check out NARI’s National Site at www.nari.org for more information about a local chapter near you.

SAVE MONEY

I will always be fair and balanced when it comes to putting fake mustaches on Presidential Candidates.

The countdown has begun and I’m not talking about the countdown to the election.   I’m talking about rebates.  If you’re not into saving money, you should probably move on, BUT if you’re into saving money and are interested in sprucing up your kitchen appliances, you probably want to keep reading.

What’s your style?  Sub-Zero & Wolf?  Viking?  Thermador?  Dacor?  GE Monogram?  It doesn’t matter as they all have some savings to be had and they are all running out very soon.  All of these companies have been offering some sort of savings for quite some time and I usually hear rumors about the programs being extended.  This time, though, I’m not hearing those rumors at all.  Maybe I’m wrong and these programs will continue or be revised and extended, but I haven’t heard anything to make me think otherwise.  So let’s quickly do a run down on these programs:


Sub-Zero & Wolf’s Instant Savings – Expires on September 30th:

Their rebate brings “Kitchen Soulmates” together.  Wolf handles all of the cooking products and Sub-Zero takes care of the refrigeration component.  To qualify for this rebate, you must combine any range (gas or dual fuel) and a Sub-Zero built in refrigerator (columns or Pro 48) and you get $1,000 off instantly.  You can increase the savings by another $1,500 (for a total of $2,500) if you add qualifying Sub-Zero or Wolf pieces.

Don’t want to do a range?  No problem.  Combine a wall oven(s), range top (any size) or cooktop (30” or 36”) plus a Sub-Zero refrigerator and that’s $1,000 in instant savings.  Remember, you can add up to three more qualifying Sub-Zero & Wolf pieces and get another $1,500 in instant saves ($500 per piece).

This rebate expires on September 30th 2012.  You must purchase these products up to September 30th, but you have until the end of the year to accept delivery.  For more detailed information, check out www.subzerosavings.com

Viking’s Instant Savings – Expires on September 30th:

While Sub-Zero & Wolf want you to combine products, Viking’s approach is instant savings on individual items.

Viking’s Professional Series:

$500 instant savings on any range or built-in refrigerator

$200 instant savings on any range top, cooktop, or dishwasher

$300 on any wall oven

Just like Sub-Zero and Wolf, you must purchase your Viking appliances by September 30th, but you have until December 31, 2012 to accept delivery.  You can read all of the details by visiting www.vikingrange.com

Thermador’s 1, 2, FREE Program – Expires on December 31st:

Thermador’s program is a bit like Sub-Zero and Wolf’s in that you must combine some pieces to qualify, but instead of giving you money back, they give you FREE appliances. Sweet.

Buy any 36” or 48” range or any cooktop/range top combined with a double or triple oven combination and you get a free dishwasher (panel ready or stainless steel) valued at $1,549.  Add any of their built in refrigerators and you get a FREE hood.  Basically, you get an entire kitchen just by purchasing two or three appliances that you were going to purchase anyway.  You can also upgrade dishwashers for a nominal fee.  If you’re brave and purchase one of my favorite ranges on the planet, the Ultimate Culinary Center, you are automatically upgraded to a Sapphire series dishwasher (a $1,899 value).

Unlike Viking and Sub-Zero & Wolf, Thermador’s program expires on December 31, 2012 not September 30th; however, you must purchase and accept delivery by December 31st.  For more details, check out http://www.thermador.com/about/promotions

Dacor – Expires on September 30th:

Dacor’s program is setup with instant savings based on how much you spend on Dacor products not combining specific products like Sub-Zero & Wolf and Thermador.  For example spending $3,000-$5,999 saves you $300 instantly.  Though you must make your Dacor purchase prior to December 31st 2012, you have until January 31st, 2013 to accept delivery.  I can’t believe I’m talking about 2013 already.  UGH.

For all of the details about Dacor’s Go Green program (and information to get a 3 year warranty), visit http://www.dacor.com/instantsavings.aspx.

GE Monogram – Extended through March 31, 2013.

Instant savings are back in play with Monogram’s program when you combine Monogram products.  For example, you can purchase a range and a hood or a range and a dishwasher and get $1,000 instant savings.  Add a built-in refrigerator and save another $1,000 instantly for a total of $2,000.  If you’re not purchasing a range, you can buy a cooktop or range top, wall oven and hood or dishwasher and get $1,000 off instantly.  Add a built-in refrigerator and qualify for an additional $1,000.

For more details, visit: www.monogram.com/promotions/professional-appliances-offer.htm

If you have any questions about these programs, just give us a call and we’ll get you all of the answers that you need: 215-699-3522.

– The Kieffer’s Guy

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!