4 Great Resources to Help you Pick the Right Range Hood

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Picking the right Range Hood for your home and kitchen is just as important as the selection of the cooking equipment. Range Hoods work to increase indoor air quality by removing cooking contaminants before they mix with the rest of the air in the home. Without the right Range Hood, you and your family members are more susceptible to breathing in hazardous gases and contaminants, and your house is more susceptible to retaining odors. It is very important to take the time to do your research and figure out what type of Range Hood you need for the cooking equipment you currently own. Whether you’re in the market for a new Range Hood, or will be in the future, we’ve compiled a great list of 4 invaluable resources to help you pick the right Range Hood for your home.

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Test Your Induction I.Q. with Frigidaire & Electrolux

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]What’s your Induction I.Q.? If you’re not to familiar with induction technology, Frigidaire and Electrolux Appliances would like to enlighten you on the power and benefits of Induction cooking.

Induction cooking is the fastest and most efficient way to cook, using powerful electromagnets to create heat in metal-based pots or pans? It’s true. Magnetic sensors in an induction cooktop detect the cookware and generate heat directly in the cookware. Because the cookware heats more quickly than on gas or Electric Cooktops, cook times with an Induction Cooktop are faster and less energy is used. With the easy cleanup of Electric Cooktops and the power of gas cooktops, Induction Appliances bring convenience and speed to the kitchen, allowing you to make meals in a snap, and move on to more important things.

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5 Food Sites to Follow on Pinterest

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Are you on Pinterest? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out. Pinterest is a virtual Pinboard site that allows you to organize and share the beautiful things that you find on the web. With over 10.4 million users, Pinterest is quickly becoming the most popular online destination for users to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes through the use of Pinboards. If you enjoy food like we do, then you’ll enjoy these 5 food sites that we came across on Pinterest and recommend you follow for recipes, ideas, and to get your food fix.

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Everyone’s favorite food channel, the Food Network, is on Pinterest and worth the follow. They have created 28 pin boards featuring fun and tasteful food images from Valentine’s Day to Healthy Choices, to Game Day crowd pleasing eats. For all you Food Network fans and foodies out there, head over to the Food Network Pinterest page and check out all of the neat Pins that have been created. Continue reading


4 Incredible Lists of Great Food for your Super Bowl Party

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]From chicken wings, to chili, to cheese dip, there are lots of different dishes and recipes that you can make to spice up your Super Bowl party. Get ready because this weekend Super Bowl XLVI will kickoff on Sunday as the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Indianapolis. It’s sure to be a fun and exciting matchup to watch, and you’ll want to have more than just your popcorn ready for this one. So here are 4 incredible lists of great food to check out to get you ready for your Super Bowl Party.

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Smart Appliances Steal the Show at CES 2012

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Were you one of the lucky ones that was able to attend this years Consumer Electronics Show? If so, you got a treat getting to see the latest innovation and technology put forth from top appliance manufacturers into new and exciting Smart Appliances. In case you missed it, here is a recap of what 3 top brands brought to the show and presented to the masses at CES 2012.

Whirlpool Corporation: The Whirlpool Corporation continued to show that they are a leader in appliance innovation at CES as they introduced new Smart Laundry Appliances. The smart washing machine featured in the video below can be connected to your network at home and activated through a Whirlpool application on a device like an iPad or iPhone. The concept is ingenious and the idea allows for more freedom not having to run back and check on your laundry. Simply toss your laundry in the washing machine, and when you are ready to start the cycle you have the ability to activate the machine directly from your phone. Perfect example, you can put your clothes in the washer in the morning, head off to work, and start the wash load on your way home from the office. By the time you get home, your clothes will be clean and ready for the dyer. The Whirlpool app will also let you know if there are any problems with the washing machine or dryer, and help set up a repair appointment. Click on the  image below to see the Whirlpool smart washer and learn more about it’s cool features.

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4 Appliance Cleaning Tips to Make a Habit of in the Year Ahead

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]With the New Year, comes the opportunity to create new habits for you in your home. How often to you clean out the lint filter in your dryer? How often do you clean the coils on the back of your refrigerator? Did you know that a dishwasher doesn’t clean itself? These are all important tasks and to do’s that if don’t already take care of, you should think about making them a habit in the year ahead.

Only You Can Prevent Dryer Fires: Mark this one down as #1 on your list – Clean your dryer’s lint filter after each use. Don’t have the motivation? Lint is highly flammable, and its heavy buildup can contribute to clothes dryer fire. Convinced yet? Hope so. Also, not only will this improve your dryer’s efficiency but it will help your clothes to dry faster. In the event that you haven’t cleaned your lint trap on a regular basis before, try a lint brush or vacuum attachment to remove accumulated lint from under the lint trap and other accessible places on a periodic basis.

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5 Long-Term Savings Tips to lead you into the New Year

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]As we say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012, it is important that we all begin to make a conscious effort to be more energy-efficient and save energy, money, and reduce the risks of global warming. We’ve compiled 5 long-term savings tips for you to add to your New Year’s Resolution list in order to start your year off saving by making smart and more efficient choices.

Improve Refrigeration: Did you know that Refrigerators are the largest users of electricity among household appliances? It’s true, that beautiful stainless steel icebox that looks so sharp in your Kitchen uses more energy than any other appliance in the house. In order to your improve Refrigeration, make sure the energy saver switch is turned on. This switch allows you to adjust the heating coil under the “skin” of the refrigerator (the purpose of the heating coils is to prevent condensation on your refrigerator). Check the seal on door gaskets periodically. Close the door on a dollar bill, if it pulls out easily, you may need a new gasket. Avoid setting refrigerator temperatures colder than necessary. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that refrigerators be set at 37 degrees F and freezers at 3 degrees F. Remember to cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder. Lastly, if you have a manual-defrost unit, regularly defrost the freezer and refrigerator; frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit.

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Home Appliance Gifts to get for your Honey this Holiday! Continued…

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]It’s that time of year again! The Holidays are here! What are you planning on getting your honey this Holiday? Appliances, Furniture, Cookware, Cutlery? There are lots and lots of options out there, and to help we’re adding on to our previous post from last year, Great Home Appliance Gifts to get for your Honey this Holiday! If you haven’t decided  on a gift yet, here are some suggestions of popular gifts to get.

KitchenAid – Ultra Power Tilt-Head Stand Mixer: If the one you love, loves baking, mixing, and cooking, and more, then this is the gift to get. KitchenAid makes one of the most versatile mixers on the market. With over 12 attachments available from mixing to grinding, straining to shredding, this mixer lets you do so much more. With over 10 settings this mixer lets you create many different recipes, from pasta to ice cream. Click to watch video demos and get recipes.

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5 Top Chefs to Follow on Twitter for Helpful Food Tips, Cooking Tricks, & Tasty Recipes

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Are you on Twitter? If you are, not only should you be following us, @PlassAppliance, but if you enjoy good food, cooking, and learning new recipes, then you should be following these 5 Top Chefs on Twitter. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Chef Anne Burrell, Chef Michael Chiarello, Chef Bobby Flay, and Chef John Besh are excellent Chefs to follow on Twitter for interesting Food Tips, Cooking Tricks, and Tasty Recipes.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is a culinary master and owner of three acclaimed restaurants, The Lambs Club and The National in New York, and Tudor House in Miami. You can see him on tv on the FoodNetwork on such shows as Chopped, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. Follow Chef Zakarian on Twitter: @gzchef. Be sure to catch is live tweets during the #NextIronChef. Continue reading


Top-Rated Recipes and Turkey Tips for your Thanksgiving Day Celebration

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Another Thanksgiving day celebration is upon us! It’s a time to be thankful and enjoy great food, fun, and family time with loved ones. But as we all know, hosting and preparing a Thanksgiving day celebration for your family and friends is no easy task. Whether you host the holiday every year, or perhaps you’ve never hosted and this is your first time having everyone over, it can sometimes be stressful situation. But don’t let the holiday hoopla get the best of you before the day is here. Through preparation and planning you too can host a terrific Thanksgiving day event.  Here are some great turkey tips and top-rated recipes to help you pull off an incredible Thanksgiving.

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4 Convenient and Easy Ways to Shop at Plass Appliance & Furniture

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]At Plass Appliance, our goal is to not only offer our customers the best deal guaranteed, but to also provide a much better shopping experience. Here are 4 convenient and easy ways to shop with us at Plass Appliance and Furniture.

9 Chicagoland Showrooms: We have 9 Chicagoland Plass Appliance Showroom locations for your convenience. Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, there is a sure to be a Plass Appliance Showroom near you. Our Showroom locations include: Arlington Heights, Bloomingdale, Chicago, Elmhurst, Geneva, Marengo, Naperville, Northbrook, and Tinley Park. Click on any one of the Showroom names for a map and complete details including Showroom hours, Contact Info, and specific Appliance Specials. Or use our Showroom Locator to find the Plass Appliance Showroom nearest to your home. Visit any one of our Showrooms in person to find the best deal guaranteed on top name brand Appliances, or it’s FREE! Plus, let our knowledgeable and experienced Sales Associates help you make the right Appliance selection to fit your home and needs. View this video of our Chicago Showroom for a quick tour:

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Enjoy FREE Warranty Protection from Top Appliance Manufacturers

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]On every new Appliance that you purchase the Appliance Manufacturer provides standard warranty right out of the box. Typically a standard warranty will protect and cover the Appliance for 1 year from the date of purchase. How would you like to receive 3 years of Warranty Protection on your Professional Appliance for Free? You can with these special offers from Top Appliance Manufacturers: Viking Range, Dacor Kitchen Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, and DCS Appliances.

Viking Range stands behind their quality, production, and design of their Appliances, that’s why they back their Professional Series Appliances with a 3 Year Warranty. Purchase new Viking Range Professional Appliances and you will receive a 3 Year Signature Warranty for Free.  The Warranty is valid on all Viking Professional Series Appliances purchased after May 1, 2011. For complete terms of the Warranty, see the Use and Care Manual of your Appliance. Undercounter Refrigeration and Ice Machines excluded. Watch this Video to see how Viking stands behind their Appliances:

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4 Unique Panel Options for your New Built-In Refrigerator

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]So you’ve purchased a brand new Built-In Refrigerator and are looking to add your own Panels. Here are 4 unique Panel options for your brand new Built-In.

Custom Wood: Custom Wood Panels are by far the most popular panel choice when it comes to choosing to add panels to a built-in. Creating custom panels to match your cabinets gives your kitchen a seemless and clean  look. Given the specifications provided by the appliance manufacturer, your cabinet-maker can simply create custom panels that match your cabinet design and look. Take note that there are three different types of Refrigerator models that accept Custom Wood Panels; Framed, Overlay, and Flush Inset. Each provides a different look and feel which you’ll need to notate to your cabinet-maker in order for them to create panels the right size and shape. Framed models accept wood panels that will sit inside of the exterior stainless steel frame of the Refrigerator unit. Overlay panels adhere to the doors of the Refrigerator and will cover the entire front of the Refrigerator matching your cabinets. Flush Inset Panels will also adhere to the doors of the Refrigerator however the look of the panels will allow Refrigerator to hide amongst the cabinets creating a kitchen where the Refrigerator is undetectable. Once you figure out which front custom panels you need for your new Built-In work with your cabinet-maker and be sure to provide all specifications. Custom wood panels add elegance and sophistication to your kitchen and are certainly a nice touch to consider for your new Built-In Refrigerator. See the example below of a Framed Sub Zero Built-In Refrigerator featuring Custom Wood Panels that match the Kitchen Cabinets.

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6 Great Tips to Help Clean Up your Home Appliances

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Each and everyday our Appliances encounter alot of hands. Your dishwasher gets loaded with dinner’s dishes, the fridge gets filled with tonight’s leftovers, and the microwave may get messy from that late night snack. Dirty or not your Appliances work hard and get the job done for everyone in your family. They may not always get the proper cleaning they deserve, but when it comes time, here are 6 great tips to help clean up your Home Appliances.

Dishwasher: Don’t let hard water deposits or food stains destroy the inside of your dishwasher. Instead knock out those deposits and send those stains away using items you have in your very own home and pantry, like lemonade drink mix, lemon juice, distilled white vinegar, or even everyone’s favorite drink Tang. Simply add one of the following items to your dishwasher detergent cup, and run a light/short cycle. The acid will attack the hard water deposits and food stains and remove them from within the inside of your dishwasher, making your tub look as good as new. Continue reading


Join Electrolux and KitchenAid in Support of the Search for a Cure

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Each year Electrolux and KitchenAid join in the fight to cure cancer and run special programs and promotions to raise money to make a donations that make a difference. Well this year is no different. Electrolux has paired with Kelly Ripa to support the search for a cure to Ovarian Cancer in an effort to donate $1 million dollars to OCRF. KitchenAid has continued on their commitment to Cook for the Cure with Susan G. Komen in order to raise money to support the search for a cure to Breast Cancer. Both programs are incredibly important initiatives and we at Plass are proud to support and spread the word. Read below how you can do your part and help these two Appliance Manufacturers meet their donation goals and support the search for a cure.

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In The Wash: The 3 Biggest Stories You May Have Missed This Week in September

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Welcome to the September Edition of In The Wash, the monthly blog series where we take a look at some of the biggest stories, occurrences, and happenings in the wonderful world of Appliances, Electronics, and Furniture. This week, big news from Whirlpool Corporation as they Embark On a Great American Road Trip, news that Smaller Major Appliance Makers Get Best Customer Satisfaction Scores, and lastly we at Plass Appliance are now your source for the DiFi Home Filtration System. All exciting news, stories, and events so let’s get started.

Whirlpool Corporation Embarks On Great American Road Trip: Recently on September 19th, Whirlpool Corporation began its second annual Great American Road Trip. The Road Trip is a 50-City Tour that provides thousands of Appliance Professionals and Sales Associates the opportunity to learn about the latest in appliances. The Tour started in Sacramento, California and Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will end on November 11th, 2011 which is also the same day that the Whirlpool Corporation celebrates their 100th Anniversary. Get excited fellow Appliances Sales Professionals, because during each session, one attendee will win a new Whirlpool microwave, and all attendees will be entered to win a grand prize of either Maytag Maxima Laundry Pair or Maytag High Performance Kitchen Suite. Happy Anniversary Whirlpool! We look forward to seeing you on the road!

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5 Winning Game Day Recipes to Kick Off your next Football Fiesta

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]The NFL and College Football seasons are back! Come this Saturday and Sunday, football will be back in full swing as will your game day football parties. What will you prepare for all those hungry appetites that are coming over to watch the big game at your house? We’ve compiled 5 Winning Game Day Recipes to Kick Off your next Football Fiesta for you and your friends to enjoy during the big game.

Taco Dip: This simple Taco Dip recipe is from Everyday with Rachael Ray and Staff on RachaelRayMag.com. Everyone loves a good game day dip and this one’s sure to do the trick. Easy ingredients include cream cheese, shredded lettuce, thawed frozen corn, shredded cheddar cheese, taco seasoning, and tortilla chips. Blend softened whipped cream cheese with taco seasoning. Top with the shredded lettuce, thawed frozen corn and shredded cheddar cheese. Serve with tortilla chips, and BOOM (John Madden reference), your done.

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Labor Day Savings, Deals, & Doorbusters!

Labor Day is upon us friends, and aside from a day off of work it’s your chance Save Big on Appliances, Furniture, Bedding & more! At Plass Appliance, we have alot going on to offer you incredible values and savings on Top Name Brand manufacturers during out Plass Appliance Labor Day Save Event. We’ve put together a few of the Top Promotions for you to know about and take advantage of this Labor Day Sale. Enjoy!

Whirlpool Think Big! Save Big! Promotion

Whirlpool has a great savings promotion in which you can save yourself up to $625 on a new suite of Whirlpool Brand Appliances. From Cooking to Cleaning, Laundry to Refrigeration, Whirlpool can outfit your entire home with Appliances to fit your needs and save you money at the same time. Think Big about what Appliances you can add to your home, and Save Big with the more that you add to your Appliance order. For complete details click the banner above or see all the ways that you can save including this Whirlpool Promotion by visiting our Plass Rebate Center. Continue reading


4 New Appliance Commericals Sure to Make you Smile

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Making Appliances more appealing to consumers through the power of commercials is no easy task. It can be a challenge. Well Appliance manufacturers are becoming more and more creative with the way that they go to market and promote their products. They are coming up with more creative and innovative advertising and marketing campaigns to attract, inspire, and relate to their products to people. Here are four Appliance commercials that we found fun and appealing that are sure to make you smile. Continue reading


In The Wash: The 3 Biggest Stories You May Have Missed This Week in August

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Welcome to the August Edition of In the Wash, where we cover the latest news stories to hit the Appliance, Furniture, and Electronics world. There’s been alot of interesting news and activity this week, and we’ve narrowed it down to 3 top stories to share with you. The 3 biggest stories you may have missed this week in August are: Nationwide Promotes Three To VP, Dacor increased social media fan base five-fold, and Plass Appliance begins carrying Dyson Vacuums and Fans.

Nationwide Promotes Three To VP: Featured on Twice Online this week, was the news that the Nationwide Marketing Group promoted three key executives to VP posts. Ed Knodle, to member development VP; Frank Sandtner, to member services operations VP; and James MacAlpine, to rental division and business development VP. The promotions are the latest organizational changes for the buying group since the ascension of Robert Weisner to CEO earlier this year. Knodle will be working to make it easier for independent retailers to learn about all of the benefits of membership with Nationwide and teach them how to utilize these services to build a stronger more profitable business. Sandtner will now be responsible for the operational aspects of all member services, ranging from member communication system, data warehousing and services, digital signage, rebate processing and distribution initiative. Lastly, MacAlpine will be in charge of all rental operations and will seek out new business opportunities. Good luck and congrats gentlemen!

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8 Dishwasher Tips for Cleaner Dishes

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Do you ever run the dishwasher only to find at the end of the cycle your dishes are still dirty? If this sounds like you, listen up. Cleaner dishes are on the horizon my friend. Here are 8 helpful Dishwasher tips that you can try to implement in order to ensure those dishes come out of your dishwasher squeaky clean.

Don’t Overload: Rule #1 in all households that own a dishwasher should be, “Do Not Overload the Dishwasher!” I’m sure you think that you can fit that last dish, bowl, or even fork in the dishwasher, but don’t. Leave it out and save it for the next load, or better yet wash that last one by hand. Overloading the dishwasher is a no-no. The more dishes that block the washer arms, the less chance they have to clean the dishes. Set a limit of how many dishes to load and stick to it.

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10 Great Recipes to Get Your Grill On this Summer

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]It’s summer time and you know what that means, it’s grilling season! It’s time to get the grill out, fire up the burners, and get your grill on. At Plass, we’re always looking for new and exciting grilling recipes to share with our customers online and in our Showrooms. Today we’ve compiled 10 of our favorites and put them together for you to reference next time you’re ready to hit the grill.

Balsamic Chicken: Balsamic Vinegar is not just for Salad folks, it’s great for grilling too! Let’s get this grilling recipe party started with this tasty Balsamic Chicken recipe from @KitchenDaily. Not only is it delicious, it’s healthy too!

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BlueStar Range Factory on Hand Events this July

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Do you love to cook? Do you know the benefits of cooking with a BlueStar Range? If not, have we got an event for you! Come join us at our Plass Appliance & Furniture Showroom in our Chicago Showroom on July 14th and in our Northbrook Showroom on July 19th to attend a special BlueStar Range in-house Event. We will have BlueStar Factory Expert Andy Hellmich Live in our Showrooms, from 4-7pm, to discuss the many features of Blue Star Ranges, the benefits of open burner cooking on the BlueStar SuperNova Burner, as well as answer any of your questions.

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4 Creative and Fun Facebook Promotions by Top Appliance Brands

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Are you on Facebook? Odds are, you have a profile and are one of the 750 million plus users on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, do you follow many Appliance Brands? If not, you should, as there many Appliance Brands running fun and creative promotions. Some of which offer deals and specials, others are sweepstakes and contests, and some are just creative social marketing campaigns. Here are 4 of our favorite fun and creative Facebook Promotions by some of today’s Top Appliance Brands.

Dacor Outdoor Grill Giveaway: Dacor has great Outdoor Grill Promotion going on right now on their Facebook page, Facebook.com/Dacor, in which they are giving away an Epicure 52″ Built-In Outdoor Grill. How do you enter to win this great Grill you ask? First, you must be a Follower of Dacor on Twitter and you must Like Dacor on Facebook. After wards you have the option to enter the giveaway using either your Twitter or Facebook account. Choose to use Twitter, and simply click on the Twitter “Tweet” icon on the Dacor Facebook giveaway tab. A message about the Epicure 52″ Built-In Outdoor Grill sweepstakes will appear. Continue reading


Plass Appliance to provide Appliances for 2011 Taste of Chicago

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Come one, come all and join us at the Taste of Chicago! Again this year Plass Appliance is proud to partner with the City of Chicago to provide the Appliances for the Dominick’s Cooking Corner. Plass will provide an entire stainless steel kitchen suite of Electrolux Professional Appliances for all of the Professional Chefs to cook on.

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In The Wash: The 3 Biggest Stories You May Have Missed This Week in June

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Welcome to the June Edition of In The Wash on the Plass Appliance Blog. Alot of exciting and interesting news and occurrences in the wonderful world of Appliances, Electronics, and Furniture this past week. Today we are highlighting the 3 Biggest Stories that you may have missed, that we feel you should know about.

Commit To Eating Fresh This Summer: Frigidaire has created a great promotion teaming up with actress Jennifer Garner inviting families everywhere to commit to eating fresh this summer. The goal is to encourage everyone to enjoy summer’s bounty with great recipes and tips for using fresh-picked ingredients which will not only improve ones health while saving money. When you make the committment to join Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Gallery French Door Refrigerator. Continue reading


4 Helpful Smartphone Apps to Use around the House

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Need help around the house? There’s an App for that! With many of us having Smartphones developers have come up with creative and helpful applications to simplify tasks and make things easier around the house. Here are 4 fantastic Smartphone Apps that you should download to help around the house.

Dryer Bro: Dryer Bro is new iPhone App that just recently launched that eliminates waiting in line to do your laundry. This cool new App lets those that you know when your laundry is done. Be it your Bro’s, your room-mates, your family members, or whomever, simply set your phone on the dryer, start the dryer, then start the App. Dryer Bro works by using the accelerometer in your phone to sense vibration. When the dryer stops vibrating the App detects your laundry is done and fires off a text, email, or makes phone call to the next in line to do laundry. This very cool and time-saving Application is worth a try and a download on your phone. Dryer Bro is a Free App that is available in the App Store.

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7 Sure Fire Recipes to Take your Memorial Day Celebration to The Next Level

Yes that’s right, it’s Memorial Day weekend. A time to reflect, honor, and celebrate those that have done so much for this great Country of ours. I’m sure that many of you will be hosting or attending Memorial Day parties this weekend. Have you thought about what you’re going to bring to the festivities? If you haven’t, here are 7 Sure Fire Recipes set to Take your Memorial Day Celebration to the Next Level.

Pulled Pork: What would a Cookout Celebration be without some good BBQ! Here is a fantastic mouth-watering recipe for Pulled Pork by the one and only Mr. Alton Brown. Degree of difficulty on this recipe is labeled as EASY so whether you’re an expert in the kitchen or a novice, this can be done and ready for the party. Check out this Video of Alton making and explaining his Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/pulled-pork/32468.html

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3 Premium Appliance Promotions that Everyone is Talking About

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We when it comes to Appliances, we at Plass know our stuff, and when it comes to Appliance Promotions, we’ll be the first to tell you what’s hot, what’s new, and what Appliance Promotion you should take advantage of. Currently there are 3 Premium Appliance Promotions that everyone’s talking about and we figured if you hadn’t heard of them or about them, it’s our job to share them with you. So here we go, 3 Premium Appliance Promotions that everyone is talking about from Sub Zero and Wolf, Viking Range, and Thermador.

Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances currently has an outstanding promotion running that has been receiving alot of attention from our customers. The promotion that you see below, offers special promotional pricing on all 30″ and 36″ Wolf Cooktops, plus the ability to earn an additional $1,000 rebate on your purchase of Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances. Continue reading


In The Wash: The 3 Biggest Stories You May Have Missed This Week In May

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Welcome to May edition of In The Wash, featuring the 3 Biggest Stories that you may have missed this week. Lots going on this month of May including the fact May is Maytag Month offering Big Savings on Maytag Brand Appliances, KitchenAid is celebrating 10 Years of supporting the Cure for Breast Cancer, and we are proud to announce the Introduction of our New Plass Appliance Marengo Showroom.

May is Maytag Month

May is Maytag Month, which means that all month-long Maytag is offering up Big Savings on all Maytag Appliances. From Washers and Dryers, to full a Full Kitchen of Appliances, May is the month to save big on the best that Maytag has to offer. One of the special offers running this month is a Mail-In Rebate program offering $600 on a purchase of qualifying Maytag Brand Appliances. See offer here: Maytag Rebate Form. Continue reading


Home Appliance Gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Haven’t figured out what to get your Mom for Mother’s Day? Appliances make excellent gifts and are sure to please your Mom this Mother’s Day. Here are 3 Appliances that Mom would Like this Mother’s day.

Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer: If your Mom is still using that avocado green dishwasher from the 70’s that’s as loud as a dump truck with one wash arm, now might be the perfect time to surprise her this Mother’s Day with a New Double Dishdrawer Dishwasher from Fisher & Paykel. Two independent Energy Star approved Dishwasher Drawers that combined into one single dishwasher. For smaller wash loads, Mom can run one unit, for larger loads when the family is over, she can run both drawers at the same time. This model can hold up to 13 inch plates and has enough room to fit Mom’s favorite Wine stemware. Continue reading


3 Appliance Brands you Should be Viewing on YouTube

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Video-Sharing website YouTube, right? You know the site where you watch those funny clips, or music videos, or even sports highlights. Well did you know that YouTube is also the home to several Appliance Manufacturers? That’s true, and they are using the Social Site as a marketing and educating tool for you to learn more about their brand, products, and company. Here are 3 Appliance Manufacturers that you should be tuning into on YouTube: Dacor Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, and GE Appliances.

Dacor Appliances: Visit and view the Dacor Appliances You Tube Channel and you’ll learn plenty about the quality and craftsmanship of Dacor Appliances. From Duel-Fuel Ranges to Dishwashers, Dacor provides resourceful and educational videos on their Appliances that walk you through the features and benefits of each. Continue reading


3 Great Grills for the BBQ Beginner

Are you a barbecue beginner that’s looking to purchase your first grill? Here are 3 great grills that are affordable and will do a great job getting the grilling done right.

Weber One Touch Charcoal Grill: The One Touch is the one Grill for beginner barbecuers that love that charcoal grill flavor. Weber makes two versions of the One Touch Charcoal Grills, Silver and Gold. The Silver comes in two sizes, at 18.5″ and 22.5″, while the Gold only comes in 18.5″ Kettle depth. What does One Touch stand for? Cleaning. The One Touch models allow for easy charcoal clean-up with their built-in aluminum steel charcoal trays. If like to put a lot on the grill all at once, you’ll find the wide-open grill space on the One Touch convenient and useful. Durable is a good word to describe this grill as it boasts steel cooking grates and steel coated porcelian-enamel grill bowl. The One Touch Silver models start at around $69 and the One Touch Gold Grill models go for up to $129.

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In The Wash: The 3 Biggest Stories You May Have Missed This Week in April

Welcome to another edition of In The Wash, where we feature the 3 biggest stories you may have missed this past week. There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Appliance. Electronics, and Furniture Industry this week. Top stories that really stood out and are featured this week include: Sharp launching a 70-inch LCD, Kitchen Aid earns Brand of the Year, and NKBA.org launching a re-designed website.

Sharp officially launched sales of their 70-inch class Quattron Full HD 1080p LCD TV

This week was a big week for Sharp Electronics as they launched sales of their first 70-inch LCD TV. This is the largest LCD TV of its kind that Sharp has ever launched. This new 70-inch model is currently being delivered to select retailers with plans for larger distribution in the coming weeks of April and May. So what’s the price tag on this monster?  Continue reading


5 Fantastic Food Sites Serving Up Tasty Recipes

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Do you love to cook? Are you a fan of food? Do you find yourself constantly looking for new recipes to test and try? Well this post is for you foodie friends! Here are 5 Fantastic Food Sites Serving up Tasty Recipes that you’ll be sure to enjoy!

Cookstr is a New Cooking Site dedicated to providing users with great recipes from some the best chefs and cookbook authors. Cookstr features thousands of tasty recipes for you to print, download, and save. Check out the Chef’s profile pages which feature specific information about top chefs, their restaurants, and some of their new recipes. Be sure to sign-up for the Cookstr 10, a Free Newsletter that delivers 10 mouth-watering recipes right to your inbox. Continue reading


Plass Cares with 2% Cash Rebate Program

Attention all organizations, pay attention, this Program is for you! We at Plass are proud to announce a special program designed just for you to get the Appliances that you’re looking for, plus a bonus donation for your organization. Introducing the Plass Cares 2% Cash Rebate Program. The Program is very simple. Every time you or one of your members of your organization makes a purchase at Plass Appliance & Furniture and takes delivery of the merchandise, we will send your organization a donation equal to up to 2% of the purchase price of the merchandise.

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3 Amazing Appliance Promotions offering Instant Savings and Free Appliances

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Earlier in the year we posted a blog post entitled Top Appliance Promotions to Start 2011. In that post we detailed some incredible Appliance Promotions which offered Amazing Savings on Sub Zero, Thermador, Viking Range, Dacor, and GE Monogram Appliances. Well we’re half way into March, leading into Spring, and new Appliance Promotions have been announced. Here are 3 more Amazing Appliance Promotions that you should know about offering Instant Savings and Free Appliances. Continue reading


3 Great Laundry Buying Guides to Use to Make the Best Buying Decision

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Buying the right Laundry for your home and family can be a difficult decision. Should you choose Top Loads, Front Loads, or a Stackable Unit? How do you know which is the machine and the right set up for your situation. Thankfully you are not alone and there are several tools out there to assist you and help guide you down the right path. Here are 3 Great Laundry Buying Guides we recommend you use in order to make the best buying decision. Continue reading


In The Wash: The 3 Biggest Stories in Appliances You May Have Missed This Week

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]We are starting a new section of our Blog called the “In The Wash” which will review the top stories of the past week in order to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the wonderful world of Appliances. This week’s edition features top stories regarding Samsung Refrigerators, Dacor Appliances, and Energy Efficiency.

Samsung May Become Biggest Global Producer of Refrigerators: Appliance Market Research Reports

The first featured story was reported on ApplianceMagazine.com and reveals that the Samsung Electronics Company plans on using smart technology to become the world’s largest manufacturer of Refrigerators in 2011. Continue reading


Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge to Award $100,000 for Most Inspired Kitchen Design

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Attention all Builders, Designers, and Architects, how does earning $100,000 sound for creating an original Kitchen Design? Sweet, doesn’t it? That’s the Grand Prize money that you could win by entering your original Kitchen Design into the 2010-2011 Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge. Thermador is giving all Professional Designers, Architects, Builders, Remodelers, and Kitchen Dealers the chance to put Thermador’s 75 years of Kitchen Design and Innovation Excellence to work.

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3 of the Best Applications for SMB and Business Professionals

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]For those of you who have yet to adapt to the Business World 2.0, it’s time to upgrade. Each day more and more applications are being developed and released, many of which are targeted at helping improve the productivity of small business and business professionals. Whether it’s managing your calendar, scheduling a business conference call, or accepting payments right from your smartphone, there are some incredible applications out there. Here are 3 of the best applications for Small business and business professionals that you should consider downloading and using today.

 

What is Yammer? Yammer is a social business application that brings together corporate employees in group chats in real-time. What does that mean? Yammer allows company employees to communicate, collaborate, and share ideas inside a private secure social network. Continue reading


Sub Zero and Wolf partners with Plass Appliance to offer Free Cooking Demos

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Come one, come all to a FREE Cooking Demonstration presented by Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances partnered with Plass Appliance.

Have you ever wanted to see Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances live in action? Well here’s your opportunity! Plass Appliance has teamed up with Professional Appliance Manufacturer Sub Zero and Wolf to offer Free Cooking Demonstrations to all Plass customers. Whether you’re looking to purchase New Kitchen Appliances in the near future, want to learn more, or just interested in seeing Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances in action, this is a great chance for you to taste the difference that Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances offer. 

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Remodeling Resources you can Trust for your Next Home Design Project

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Are you looking to complete a new Kitchen or Home Design Project and are in need of help choosing a qualified professional that you can trust? Look no further than our Plass Appliance Remodeling Resources Page. Here we’ve listed Home Builders, Contractors, Kitchen Designers, Cabinet Shops, and other Industry Professionals that are Plass approved that you can trust with your next project. Here are a few of our trusted Plass Partners that can help you complete your remodel or new installation project with style, class, all at price you can afford. 

 Normandy Builders is a Home Remodeling expert that has been serving the Chicagoland area since 1979. Normandy specializes in Home Improvement Projects which include Room Additions, Kitchen, Bathroom and Basement Remodeling, and Exterior Renovations. The Normandy team of Kitchen Designers, Architects, and Project Managers will make the experience of your home remodeling project a pleasure through providing personal, professional customer service. View the many design awards that Normandy Builder’s has earned including America’s Remodeler of the Year and Chicagoland’s Top Remodeler. From the North Shore to the Western Suburbs, Normandy is a name that you can trust as a qualified Builder and Home Remodeler, recommended by Plass ApplianceRead more…


15 Helpful Laundry Tips to try out in your Home

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Laundry, Laundry, we love Laundry! Laundry will never go away and will always be one tough task to catch up on. But don’t let Laundry get you down! Here are 15 Helpful Laundry Tips to try in your Home to maximize efficiency, increase energy savings, and lessen the load in your laundry basket.

1. As your laundry accumulates, pre-sort it into designated baskets for lights, darks and whites. This way, a load will be ready to throw in the washer whenever you have a minute to spare.

2. Pretreat stains: Tackle any stains before loading the washer. Presoak clothes from the “very dirty” basket for a half hour in the washer, a large bucket, or a sink.

3. While sorting, don’t forget to close zippers, clasp hooks and check pockets to prevent snags and avoid washing tissues, money, lipstick, etc. Read more…


5 Unique Appliances to Add to your Kitchen

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]When it comes to Kitchen Appliances, I’m sure you’re probably familiar with the standard Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, and Microwave. But did you know that there are other unique Appliances that you may want to consider for your Kitchen? Here are 5 unique Appliances that you may not have known about to consider for your Kitchen.

Wolf Cooking 15″ Steamer:  Wolf Cooking Appliances makes an 15″ Built-In Steamer that makes an incredible Appliance inclusion to your kitchen. The Wolf Steamer allows you to Boil, Steam, and Defrost food like never before. Boil up to a temperature of 140 Degrees Farenheit, keep foods hot for a long period of time, and defrost frozen foods faster. With a 2-Gallon capacity as much as 14 cups of cooked pasta is no problem. This steamer is the real deal. Featuring a sleek integrated design, electronic controls, it even doubles as a slow cooker. Sacrifice the counter space and add this Steamer to your cooking Appliance arsenal. Read more…


Top Kitchen Appliance Promotions to Start 2011

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]We are 3 weeks into the New Year and if your goal this New Year is to get your Kitchen in gear and remodel with new Appliances, you’re in luck! There are some incredible Appliance Promotions available right now that you should know about and take advantage of in order save yourself some green on your new Kitchen.

Sub Zero and Wolf is the first Appliance Manufacturer which is offering to help you complete your Dream Kitchen for less. $2,500 less that is. Choose any Sub Zero full-size built-in, integrated, or Pro 48 Refrigerator, any size Wolf Professional Range (gas or dual fuel) or any size Wolf Wall Oven plus any size Rangetop or 30″ or 36″ Cooktop, and get $1,000 Instant Savings. PLUS receive $1,500 Instant Savings when you buy up to 6 more products ($250 Savings on each). This is your opportunity to design the Sub Zero and Wolf Dream Kitchen that you’ve always wanted and take it home for $2,500 less! This is a limited time offer that is available to March 31, 2011. Hurry in and make your Sub Zero and Wolf selections in order to take advantage of this great promotion.   

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4 More Appliance Brands You Should Be Following

In the beginning of December, we wrote a post entitled 4 Appliance Brands worth Following where we mentioned 4 Appliance brands; Sub Zero/Wolf, Viking, Electrolux, and Thermador, that we felt were worth following in Social Media. Well we’ve come across 4 more Appliances brands that we recommend and recognize worth following.

Fisher & Paykel designs and manufacturers a range of household appliances from everything you need for your home kitchen to top rated laundry machines for your laundry room. Fisher & Paykel currently runs and maintains a Twitter Account (@FisherPaykel), a Company Facebook Page, and their Fisher & Paykel YouTube Channel. Their Twitter following has reached 1,029 followers, 431 people like their Facebook page, their YouTube Channel has almost 2,000 Channel views with over 20,000 Total Upload Views. Fisher & Paykel is an innovative appliance manufacturer and marketer that you should definitely be following. They share alot of interesting, and useful information from How To’s, product demos, new recipes, and more. Connect and follow Fisher & Paykel here:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FisherPaykel

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FisherPaykelNA 

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Plass Appliance WordPress Blog Year in Review – 2010

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how the Plass Appliance Blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

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5 Fantastic Features of Front Loading Washers and Dryers

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According to the Whirlpool Institute of Fabric Science the average person washes approximately $3,000 worth of clothing each week. That’s an expensive week of laundry! To protect and care for your clothes you want to make an investment in a quality Laundry pair. Preferably one that is going to keep your clothes looking like new, but will also have the features that will work best for you and your family. Here are 5 fantastic features to take note of on Front Load Laundry Pairs that you will make your life with laundry a little easier.

Smart Dispense: With a traditional top load washer upon each wash cycle you have to add detergent to the laundry load. Well that’s not the case with some of today’s Front Load washers. Simply pour your detergent into the detergent compartment of the washer and the washer handles the rest. For example, the Whirlpool Duet WFW97HEXL Front Load Washer boasts Precision Dispense Ultra technology which holds up to 36 loads of detergent without refilling. It will dispense the detergent automatically during the wash cycle at the optimal wash time.  Load the clothes, pick your cycle, and the rest is taken care of. No adding detergent, and no refilling necessary.

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Great Home Appliance Gifts to get for your Honey this Holiday!

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Yes it’s true, Home Appliances do make great gifts for the Holidays! Forget the flowers and the flannel shirts and go straight for the heart of your honey by getting him/her the Home Appliance that they’ve always wanted! Here are a few Home Appliances that we recommend that would make great gifts this Holiday.

Miele Built-In Coffee Maker: The best part of waking up, is fresh coffee in your cup! If your significant other loves coffee, then this is the perfect gift to get. The Miele Built-In Coffee system is a coffee lovers dream. With built-in whole bean coffee system this coffee maker produces a fresh cup with each brew. Enjoy the built-in frothing system with integrated milk tank and dual spouts. This coffee maker has it all and would be sure to put a smile on her/his face Christmas morning.  Read more…


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