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July 14, 2017
Dishwashing Tips for Cleaner DishesThree tips for cleaner dishesTry these tips for cleaner dishes, or get a new dishwasher at UAKC Here are three suggestions to make sure you're getting the most out of your dishwasher:1. Don't pre-clean your dishes.Some people want to give their dishwasher a little help by pre-washing their dishes. While you certainly don't want to put your leftover for baked on food in your dishwasher, it is not a good idea to rinse off your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher. Dishwasher detergents contain chemicals that keep food particles removed from the dishes in suspension so that they don't get redeposited on your dishes. If you put only clean dishes in the dishwasher, the detergent will find no dirt particles and wind up as a film on your already clean dishes.2. Hot water gets dishes clean.Typically, dishwashers will heat incoming water to 150 degrees or more depending on the cycle selected. However, the incoming water needs to be 120 degrees for this to happen. Even if your water heater provides water at 120 degrees, if your dishwasher is located too far from the water heater, the hot water may not be hot enough by the time it gets to the dishwasher. My water heater is at one corner of my house, and my dishwasher is clear over at the other corner, as far as it can be from the water heater. We need to run the hot water at the sink near the dishwasher for a few minutes before we
May 05, 2017
May is Maytag MonthCelebrate May with a Great Deal on MaytagMay Savings on Maytag at Universal Appliance and Kitchen CenterMay is always Maytag Month, and UAKC has great deals on Maytag throughout the month. Take a look at this special offer from Maytag:WHAT IS MAY IS MAYTAG MONTH ?The annual May is Maytag Month promotion is back to bring you great deals on dependable home appliances. Don’t wait for Memorial Day to take advantage of appliance sales — claim your rebate now.That's right — for the entire month of May, Maytag is offering up to a $700 rebate by mail with purchase of select Maytag® appliances.On top of that, you're still getting a 10-year limited parts warranty that will keep you confident in your purchase for years to come. Discover great appliance deals at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center with May is Maytag Month promotions.Don’t miss out — May is Maytag Month ends May 31st.Get up to a $700 rebate by mail on select laundry and kitchen appliances when you:WANT A NEW KITCHEN SUITE?Get up to a $600 rebate by mail on select kitchen appliances when you:Buy 3 — Get $250Buy 4 — Get $400Buy 5 — Get $600WANT A NEW LAUNDRY PAIR?Get up to a $100 rebate1 by mail on select laundry appliances when you:Buy 1 washer & Buy 1 dryerCLAIM YOUR REBATESubmit your rebate online or by mail. You will need your sales receipt, model and serial numbers, and the completed form in order to submit your rebate. Submission must be
April 17, 2017
New Appliance FinishesReview of the Latest Appliance FinishesChoices of Appliance Finishes Abound at UAKCThe last half of the 20th century began with most appliances having porcelain enamel on steel cabinets. Porcelain was durable and easy to clean, but the manufacturing process was expensive, porcelain was subject to chipping, and was not environmentally friendly. Eventually, porcelain enamel disappeared in appliance cabinets to be replaced by steel with powder coat painted exteriors or stainless steel. In the last decade, we've begun to see some different choices in appliance exteriors. While painted surfaces remain a standard for base appliances, more expensive stainless steel is enormously popular. In recent years, we've seen new smudge-proof Frigidaire and fingerprint resistant stainless steel in Maytag brand and others. They're still stainless steel, but they have properties that eliminate or greatly reduce the possibility of smudges and fingerprints. European luxury brand, Miele, has introduced a fingerprint resistant steel called CleanTouch, as a replacement to stainless steel.Even more recently, Black Stainless Steel has hit the appliance market and appears to be taking off. Black Stainless Steel is essentially stainless steel base metal with black painted finish. KitchenAid was the first to Black Stainless Steel, and it seemed to take off slowly. But now, it is available in more brands and seems to be rapidly taking hold as an alternative to the shiny stainless steel we see everywhere. Here are some of the brands that are now offering Black Stainless Steel appliances:Brands offering Black Stainless SteelKitchenAidSamsungLGDacorMaytagFrigidaire
February 21, 2017
Missed the President's Day Sale at UAKC?There is Still Time. Hurry-In!6 brands have extended President's Day offersLots going on during President's Day? So, you missed the fantastic President's Day Sale at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center. There were some really big savings available on top brands. You could have saved up to $2000. What a shame.Hold on! 6 of our top brands below have figured out that it doesn't make much sense to have a sale for only 1 day. They give customers a window to take advantage of the sale prices. Here are their offers:Bosch has a 10% rebate on eligible kitchen packages. The offer is valid on purchases made before March 31st. It's a good deal, but don't let the time slip away from you. Click on the link below to find out more:BOSCH KITCHEN PACKAGE SAVINGSElectrolux get $1000 rebate expires February 28th. Click below for details:ELECTROLUX REBATEGeneral Electric says you can save up to $1200 on select GE Appliance packages if you act by March 1, 2017.Click below for details:GENERAL ELECTRICMaytag offers savings up to $600 on two or more Maytag appliances if you purchase by March 8, 2017Click below for details:MAYTAGSamsung will send you a visa reward card worth up to $550 on appliances if you purchase by March 1, 2017Click below for details:SAMSUNGWhirlpool will send you up to $600 by mail when you purchase 2 or more Whirlpool Appliances by March 8, 2017Click below for details:WHIRLPOOLAs you can tell, these are definitely limited time offers. Don't
November 21, 2016
Black Friday DealsUAKC Black Friday PreviewShop online, Shop by phone, or Shop in person Here are just a couple of the Black Fridayddeals available now at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center you can click directly on the ads below to find out more: If you're comfortable shopping online, you'll find that our website is easy to navigate and in most cases you can make your selection online. Another way, is to call the toll free number, you'll connect directly to one of our professionals who will be happy to make recommendations, check available stock, and help you through the sales process. Click on the links below or dial the toll-free number:WEBSITEREBATESTOLL FREE 877-696-2982For me, I like to preview UAKC's product selection, and then call in my order. That's just me. I have friends who just prefer to order on line. In Southern California, UAKC has two beautiful showrooms, one in Calabasas, and one in Studio City. They're open every day and will be happy to help you. It's so easy, the selection is great, and of course you can't beat the prices.
September 13, 2016
Who's on First?Sorting out AppliancesChoosing the right washing machineWhen you're choosing a new washing machine several factors come in to play, and effect our decision. Here are a few of them.Size:You need a machine big enough to do the job. Tub size can matter, but remember that front load machines will hold more than equivalent sized top load machine, and sorting and frequency of washing need to be factored in when selecting tub size.Cost:Everyone has a budget. Appliances can seem expensive, but think about the life span and how often you use your washer.Features:There are an abundance of features on today's washing machines. Make sure to take advantage of this, and don't buy a stripped down machine. I remember hearing about a customer who insisted on the most basic washer available, and later complained that it lacked a permanent press cycle.Brands:Brands DO make a difference, and it's easy to get confused. For example, the Whirlpool Corporation owns and manufactures several appliance brands, eg. Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air. However, that does not mean that these brands are the same. For example, Whirlpool laundry products are high quality and hugely popular. Even though Maytag washers and dryers are made by Whirlpool Corp, there are significant differences between Maytag and Whirlpool. Maytag has many heavy duty, commercial parts, that are absent on the Whirlpool as well as a longer warranty and a higher price. You may need advice in choosing between the Whirlpool and the Maytag and weighing the value of heavy duty
July 29, 2016
Order Online from UAKCSave Money on Internet OrdersUniversal Appliance and Kitchen CenterCustomers have been reading our blogs for years, getting tips on buying appliances, recipes, discovering what's new in decorative plumbing fixtures, and more. And of course, we've bragged about the two terrific showrooms in Studio City and Calabasas, CA. as well as the well-stocked Southern California warehouse. Now, we'd like to brag a little about our large internet sales operation. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE IN SOUCAL TO GET APPLIANCES FROM UAKCYes, we are one of the nation's premier online appliance retailers. We use the same warehouse, and the same online website for online sales as we do for our SouCal customers. You can order online, or take advantage of trained specialists to help you through the order process by phone.Since 2000, we've been shipping top national brands in unopened factory sealed packaging direct from our warehouse to customers across the country. UAKC has terrific in-stock availability, and receives new factory shipments daily. If you need a special order, we'll work with our manufacturers to expedite your shipment. In spite of our wide in-stock selection, you should know that there are a few luxury appliance manufacturers who do not allow their products to be shipped to out of state customers. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center offers the latest appliances and plumbing fixtures by the most popular brands, such as: Amana, Asko, Bosch, Dacor, DCS, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, Franke, Frigidaire, Gaggenau, GE, Grohe, Hansa, Hansgrohe, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, KWC, LG, Marvel, Maytag, Miele,
July 11, 2016
Paralysis by AnalysisDeciding on a new appliance.UAKC can help you make the right decision.Recently, I wanted to buy an additional monitor for my office computer setup. I shopped around, and knew the prices, features, and sizes that would work for me. Yet, I agonized endlessly over this model or that, and I just couldn't decide. Suddenly, it struck me that I spent less time deciding over a new car that costs tens of thousands than over an inexpensive electronic device that cost only a few hundred dollars. Why was I spending all this time debating back and forth over something that cost so little?This is called paralysis by analysis. To one degree or another, we all have it. If you need a new refrigerator, a washer and dryer, or even an entire suite of kitchen appliances, you don't want to make a mistake....but, you also don't want to needlessly deny yourself these new appliances just because of your paralysis by analysis syndrome.Here's a suggestion: Call or visit Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center. I've know these folks for a long time (long before I began writing these blogs). They won't waste your time. They are very knowledgeable. Tell them what your situation is, and in no time at all they'll make a few recommendations. They'll try to match your requests for brand, quality level, pricing, etc. with the best overall choices that fit your needs.With their large selection of brands, and great pricing you really won't need to be shopping around. You can
July 04, 2016
July 4 Rebates ContinueHurry: It's not too late to Save with July 4 Sale PricesRebates are Ending Soon - Visit Universal Appliance and Kitchen CenterWhen do July 4 appliance rebates end? Some end on July 5th, and, some have a grace period that goes on to the middle of the month. But don't take any chances. Get in to one of the two Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center locations soon. Here are a few examples of rebates that don't expire for a week or two after the Fourth:These examples cover the gamut from a dependable Maytag Front Load laundry pair, through Samsung and LG kitchen packages, and up to $1500 on GE appliance packages. There's more - much more. So don't procrastinate. Even if you missed the great July 4th sale at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center, you may still be able to get July 4th savings if you act quickly. Photos above link to the UAKC Rebate page, where you can research all of the current manufacturer rebates. For further information on these offers on major appliances as well as decorative plumbing fixtures, call or visit the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center today.
January 04, 2016
2016 Rebates on Major Appliances in SouCalRebates and More Rebates on Major AppliancesSave on Appliances with New Rebates in 2016 at UAKCHappy New Year everyone! Appliance Rebates are back for 2016.They usually expire at year end so there is a new crop of rebates to kick off the New Year. If you're not familiar with appliance rebates, they are manufacturer discounts, usually in the form of a prepaid credit card, for purchases of a specific appliance or group of appliances. Buyers can often save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on their appliance purchases during a specific time period.To make your shopping easier Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center has an online list of current appliance rebates by brand. You can even download the rebate forms. Just click on the link below for the list:2016 Appliance RebatesSome rebates cover extended periods such as Jan 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016; while others might last only a few days during a holiday sale. Here's one below on select Maytag washer and dryer pairs that began on Jan 1, 2016 and expires on Feb 10, 2016.Click below to shop for the available Maytag models included on the rebate:Maytag Power Performance Laundry SavingsWhile during the year some rebates will expire, new rebates are regularly launched. You could periodically review the rebates or even better call or visit the UAKC showrooms to get the best prices and rebates available for your new appliances.