Displaying 1 - 1 of 0 Articles
July 24, 2017
Keep the old or get a new appliance?Replace or Repair Your Old ApplianceFix the Old or Go to UAKC to buy a New One How bad is the old one? Is your old refrigerator making grinding noises, and keeping you up at night? Really, if you're worrying about having a refrigerator full of spoiled food, you've got a very good reason to consider a new refrigerator. You should be heading down to Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center right now. How old is the old one? If your old refrigerator looks like this: ...then what are you waiting for. Seriously, these days if you get more than 15 years out of your fridge you are ahead of the game. Also, it's not unusual at all for people to hand down a 8-10 year old refrigerator when buying a new home or doing a kitchen remodel. We all have different ways of justifying a new purchase in our mind, and it's certainly reasonable to consider the age and likely failure of an old appliance to justify a replacement. How much is it going to cost to repair the old refrigerator? Well, just the trip charge is likely to cost you in the $50 range, and then there's finding the problem, getting the part which often needs to be ordered, and you know the rest. So, how much are you willing to spend to get your old fridge back in working order? My top price for repairing a refrigerator that is 8 to 10 years old is $250. If it's
February 13, 2017
Saving Money on Luxury BrandsSave on Miele and Sub-Zero Wolf at UAKCMajor appliance brands are often divided into categories such as Economy brands Amana, and Mass market brands GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, and Luxury brands Miele, and Sub-Zero Wolf. Some brands cross more than one category, while others squeeze in between. For example, there is an ongoing effort among some brands to carve out space between mass and luxury brands. These brands fit into categories such as Premium, eg. KitchenAid or even Super-Premium. Today, however, we're going to briefly discuss two brands that proudly consider themselves Luxury brands: Miele and Sub-Zero Wolf.Miele is a German brand that has a history that can be traced back to 1899. Their motto Immer Besser translates to Forever Better and the Miele family follows that principle today as a worldwide high end appliance brand. One of my favorite Miele products is this dual fuel 48" wide range.Sub-Zero Wolf is a U.S. enterprise based in Wisconsin. They lay claim to inventing built-in refrigeration for the home. A hugely successful company, Sub-Zero purchased the Wolf brand for residential use (Wolf continues as a separate company manufacturing restaurant ranges). Now, Sub-Zero Wolf offers a complete line of luxury refrigeration and cooking products for the home. Sub-Zero is famous for this Sub-Zero Pro 48 refrigerators.As Premium brands, both Miele and Sub-Zero Wolf are expensive, but that doesn't mean you can't save money when purchasing them. Here are some terrific offers available now at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center:SUB-ZERO WOLFUpgrade and Save on a
September 25, 2016
Choosing the Right Refrigerator StyleSelecting a New RefrigeratorBasic ConfigurationsThere are four basic refrigerator configurations that comprise the full-size home refrigerator category.Top Freezer style refrigerator/freezers are a bit of a dinosaur for most homes, but they are still found in apartments and in kitchens where space is really limited. They're at the bottom of the scale in price and features. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC) can provide quotes for apartment managers, builders, and other multi-family needs. Bottom Freezer refrigerators, while not the most popular refrigerator configuration, are still preferred by some. A more modern version of the Bottom Freezer refrigerator is the French Door Refrigerator - a Bottom Freezer fridge with split doors above the freezer. French Door refrigerators have become very popular over the last 20 years as customers have opted for the convenience of a freezer on the bottom and full width refrigerator space on the top accessible by split doors. Recent variations of the French Door refrigerator configuration include multiple compartments and doors. Side-by-Side refrigerators have freezer space accessible through a door on the left side and refrigerator space on the other.Refrigerator depths and heightWithin the 4 refrigerator configurations, there are the different refrigerator depths that will affect how your refrigerator appears in the kitchen space.Full-Depth refrigerators can have a depth of 30 or more inches causing them to stick out from standard 24 inch cabinets and adjacent 25 1/2 inch countertops. Counter-Depth refrigerators while
June 04, 2016
Dacor AppliancesHome Town Appliances: DacorIt's nice to know that just like Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center, Dacor, a successful major appliance manufacturer is based right here in Soucal and they manufacture many of their leading appliances in their factory in City of Industry, CA.The original appliance business was started by Stanley Joseph and his brother Anthony in 1948. Incorporated in 1965 as Distinctive Appliance, Inc. (Dacor). Stanley's sons soon joined Dacor and eventually (1981) purchased the company. Today, Dacor ("day-core") is a California-based, family-owned, privately held company that designs, manufactures and distributes kitchen appliances, specializing in the ultra-premium product tier, including wall ovens, ranges, cooktops, dishwashers, warming drawers, microwaves, ventilation hoods, refrigerators, wine dispensers, barbecue grills and beverage centers. The company’s headquarters and 325,000 square-foot manufacturing facility are based in City of Industry, California.Dacor's Heritage is CookingHere's one of Dacor's most popular ranges that you can get from the UAKC locations in either Studio City or Calabasas.Discovery™ 36" Dual-Fuel RangeDYRP36DExquisitely crafted, the Discovery iQ™ 36" Dual-Fuel Range is what happens when good cooks and brilliant designers collaborate. A marvelous combination of culinary and cooking technology destined to up the game of impassioned cooks.Touches like soft-close hinges to prevent doors from slamming and the Discovery iQ state-of-the art 7" Android™ powered touch screen make cooking easy and fun. You can also remotely turn on your range from anywhere with your smart phone or tablet.And when your perfectly cooked pork loin is done, you and your entire family will get a text as
January 10, 2016
New Appliances At 2016 CESWhat's New in Appliances at CESOddly, CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) has become THE place for several appliance manufacturers to show their latest innovations. It's odd, since the rest of the appliance industry seems to have settled on the joint IBS (International Builders Show) /KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) to display their wares. The IBS/KBIS show is to be held near the end of January also in Las Vegas. This year's CES hosted appliance manufacturers showing refrigerators with touch screens, fridges that revealed their contents with a knock on the door, and a refrigerator that claims to have re-invented ways to organize your refrigerator. Not to mention an interesting update on a washing machine within a washing machine that was launched at last year's CES.Knock on the door of this refrigeratorThe "smart" refrigerator from LG is loaded with high tech features, but the most interesting feature requires a manual knock on the door which activates a lighting system that reveals the contents inside the fridge.Washer Washer DryerIn 2015, LG first launched this washer within a washer, eg. a full-sized washer with a mini washer in a bottom compartment. This year, it appears that the full-sized washer has been converted to a combo full-sized washer/dryer still with mini washer at the bottom.Easy to Organize French Door RefrigeratorFrench Door refrigerators have become so popular partly because of the ease of seeing and arranging the contents. In this new CES award winning refrigerator from Whirlpool, redesigned lighting, shelves and compartments as well
December 02, 2015
Holiday Appliance SavingsPackage Appliance Deals For the HolidaysWhirlpool Appliance Package at UAKC only $1999Get this Stainless Steel Appliance Package Now at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center Refrigerator Range Microwave Hood DishwasherFeatured Package Dishwasher WDF520PADMMake sure dishes come out clean. The AccuSense® soil sensor determines how dirty dishes are and adapts the Normal cycle as needed for customized cleaning. This ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwasher holds 14 place settings and cleans quietly at 55 dBA. It also provides more room for dishes in the lower rack with the AnyWare™ Plus silverware basket that sits in the door or on the front of the rack to free up rack space. You can count on this fast dishwasher to clean a lightly soiled load in half the time with the 1-Hour wash cycle. It's all from the brand that can say no one has fewer repairs 18 years in a row.For complete information on this package or other Holiday Appliance Packages and plumbing fixtures call or visit the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center today.
September 07, 2015
Choosing a New Refrigerator2 Main Decisions When Buying A New RefrigeratorTime to get a new refrigerator? Here are two fundamental decisions you might think about before you go shopping.1. Door ConfigurationsRefrigerators come with their doors configured in three fundamental ways.Top-Mount RefrigeratorsThe simplest refrigerator door setup is a two-door refrigerator with the freezer on the top. Otherwise known as Top Mount refrigerators, these refrigerators seem to have been around forever. They're commonly inexpensive entry level refrigerators, and often used in apartments.Bottom-Mount RefrigeratorsRefrigerators with the freezer on the bottom include models that have bottom doors that swing open, or more often, bottom freezer doors that slide out. Many people like the convenience of a wide refrigerator compartment on the top and freezer storage below.French-Door RefrigeratorsIn the 1990's, Amana introduced Bottom-Mount Refrigerators with a split refrigerator door referred to as French-Door Refrigerators. As they became popular, other brands introduced their own versions. In the late 1990's, Jenn-Air (a sister company of Amana), launched cabinet-depth French Door refrigerators.Today there are many versions of refrigerators with a top refrigerator split door configuration and bottom doors and drawers that serve various purposes.Side-by-Side RefrigeratorsDespite the popularity of various configurations of French-Door Refrigerators, the Side-by-Side Refrigerator still holds on to a large share of new refrigerator sales. Buyers say that they like having frozen foods readily available without having to search through a deep freezer bin to find things.2. Refrigerator type by depthYou will also need to choose not only the overall size of your refrigerator in terms of cu.ft., but
July 07, 2015
New Dacor Built-In Refrigerators at UAKCDacor Fully Integrated Refrigerators Known for many years as primarily a cooking brand, for the last several years Dacor has been introducing a steady stream of refrigerator products to help complete their product offering. Here's one of the latest: The new Dacor 30" and 36" Built-In Fully Integrated Refrigerators. 36"/30" Fully Integrated Refrigerator DYF36BF / DYF30BF The lineup includes: 2 top compressor stainless steel models, a 30" and a 36" Pro version with upper grills and pro-handles. 2 bottom compressor panel ready models one in a 30" and one in a 36" version. 2 bottom compressor stainless steel models one in a 30" and one in a 36" version, with Epicure style handles Each model series is available in a choice right or left hinged doors. In addition, a trim kit is available to mate left hinge and right hinge models to create a side-by-side configuration. The refrigerators are packed with high-end state-of-the-art features such as LED lighting, variable-speed compressors, and dual-evaporators. Crisper fruits and vegetables, fresher meats, fish and daily - key ingredients for your culinary success - are achieved through Dacor's careful attention to humidity and temperature control. MAIN FEATURES FlushFit™ allows for seamless built-in appearance. Dual, Variable Speed Compressor/Dual Evaporator Cooling System maintains optimal temperature and humidity for each zone while using less energy. SoftShut™ Drawers quietly pulls drawers closed with ease. FreshZone Freezer Compartment converts from Freezer temperature to either Refrigerator or "Fresh" compartment cooling, providing extra fresh food storage space. White Metal Interior is easy
March 28, 2015
Hurry In for Sub Zero and Wolf RebatesUp to $2500 in Rebates Expiring March 31stDon't lose out on up to $2500 Savings on Wolf and SubzeroWhat a shame it would be for you to wait until April 1st to purchase your Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. If you rush in to Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center before April 1, 2015 you could be getting up to $2500 in rebates on Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances.Don't leave $2500 in the Sub Zero coffers when they're ready to give you the instant savings until the 31st of March. Get to your nearest Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center now. Here's how it works:Buy a qualifying full-sized Sub Zero refrigerator and a qualifying Wolf Range or Wolf cooktop and oven, and get $1000 Rebate.Add up to 6 additional products and get $250 each for up to an additional $1500.What's not to like about Sub Zero and Wolf, America's premier High-End refrigeration and cooking brands. Made here in the USA, Sub Zero is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015.Click here to download the rebate form:Sub Zero Wolf RebateClick below to view the available Sub Zero and Wolf models:Sub Zero Appliances at UAKCWolf Appliances at UAKCVisit the UAKC's Sub Zero Wolf Living Kitchen to experience America's favorite luxury brands. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center is Southern California's leading supplier of major appliances and plumbing fixtures. Call or visit today.
March 02, 2015
Unique Appliances from AGA and MarvelExplore AGA and Marvel Appliances Made for You - Available at UAKC *Five-Oven Offer: $2,000 Cash BackPurchase an AGA Total Control TC5 Range plus MARVEL or MARVEL Professional Series Built-in Refrigerator and receive $2,000 cash back. Plus Additional Savings: $500 Cash Back. Buy two or more additional AGA or MARVEL branded products, and receive an extra $500 cash back. The AGA Total Control is an AGA heat-storage cooker with greater flexibility for 21st century living – a British icon redefined. It used to be a given that an AGA cooker was on all the time. Not so now, with the introduction of the AGA Total Control. They look exactly the same as a traditional AGA cooker and food is cooked with the same gentle radiant heat. But underneath the enamelled cast-iron exterior, there lies state-of-the-art technology. It is this advancement that allows the new generation AGA Total Control cookers – each running on electricity – to be turned on and off at the touch of a button and with fast heat-up times, ensuring the AGA Total Control is ultimately flexible. "Perfect for passionate cooks, large families or those with bigger kitchens, the brand-new 5-oven AGA Total Control series cookers feature roasting, baking, simmering, slow cooking and warming ovens." AGA manufactures this unit as a an electric Total Control model or with iTotal Control touch technology allowing operation by smartphone, tablet, or via simple text message. Both units are equipped with a touch-screen control panel hidden behind the top center door.