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Highlights from the Builder Show (IBS)

New Appliances and Plumbing from IBS

Coming Soon to Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center

The 2013 IBS – International Builder Show was held in Las Vegas on Jan. 21-24. Over 60,000 builders and trade related customers attended. Here are a few of the new appliance and plumbing items that were shown at this annual expo. Some are available today at UAKC, Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center. The rest will be arriving within a few months.

GE Appliances

GE showed their new appliance finish – Slate. Slate is a subdued, more economical alternative to Stainless Steel. The appliance collection features polished stainless handles and accents, but a flat finish that will look great in just about any kitchen.
Slate Appliances

Within a few months, GE will launch a new look in its successful Profile appliance line-up. Here is an sneak peak of an exciting new Wi-Fi Enabled Profile Wall Oven. The lighted red line on the photo below vanishes as the oven timer counts down, giving the cook a strong visual indication from across the room of how much time is left. The appliance can be operated from a wi-fi enabled iPhone or Android device, and features a unique convection system with a fan that surrounds the food with preheated air even from the top.

GE Profile Oven

GE's new twin evaporator Profile French Door Refrigerator has an all new dispenser system that even dispenses HOT water – great for soups or hot tea.

GE Profile Refrigerator

Kohler Plumbing

Not to be outdone by their appliance friends, Kohler introduced their Moxie shower head + wireless speaker that plays music while you shower. You can pipe the music in from any bluetooth enabled device. Now when you sing in the shower, you can do a duet with Tony Bennett.

Kohler Showerhead
In addition to the singing shower head, Kohler exhibited their new Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet. A wave of the hand under the faucet will turn it on or off. Who said plumbing was boring?
Kohler Touchless Faucet

Best Range Hoods

From Best Range Hoods comes the Sorpressa Collection of luxury range hoods. This Vertigo Double island range hood below will become the focal point of any kitchen. The entire collection features dramatic and unique range hoods.
Best Sorpressa Hood

Thermador Appliances

Thermador displayed their recently introduced Thermador Pro Grand Commercial Depth Dual Fuel Steam Range. It's a powerful professional range, with a separate steam convection oven, and warming drawer. The range top has 6 powerful burners and an interchangeable grill/griddle. Buy this range and Thermador will throw in a free dishwasher. The Thermador Pro Grand Range is available now at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center.

Thermador Pro Grand Range


But Wait. There's More! Check back on this blog over the coming days and weeks for more new products from IBS 2013 and featured blogs on the models highlighted above. Visit the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for price and availabilty:

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January 28, 2013
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