Friday, 9 September 2016

Best Value Appliance Luxury Brands

by Heidrick's Appliance

It goes without saying that appliances, just like other technology, are constantly presenting new improvements. Today, most appliance brands have innovative features. That being said, some of the luxury brands not only come out with more compelling features, but they have become more affordable. Cutting edge features at great prices… now that’s best value for your money! Let’s take a look at some of the best luxury brands on the market that come with a decent price tag:

Bosch is one of the first luxury brands to understand the importance of style, efficiency and affordability. Their forward-thinking and distinctive design is what allowed them to sell so many dishwashers. In fact, the launch of their Benchmark series targeted a customer looking for a high end product at an affordable price.  However, Bosch is best known for its dishwashers, as the ranges and refrigerators are sourced from other companies.

Yes, you read correctly. Frigidaire is perhaps the first manufacturer to have well-priced a stainless steel product. Their French door refrigerator option has added great style and value to their packages. In fact, along with their great value, you get excellent reliability and smudge-proof stainless steel.

KitchenAid is a popular luxury brand in the US market. They are best-known for their American-style dishwashers and refrigerators, as well as double oven ranges. They offer an attractive style at a competitive price.

Electrolux is perhaps one of the most reputable brands worldwide for cooking with innovative modes and quality induction. They also offer great laundry appliances dishwashers with high-end features at lower price points than their competition.

Most people think of Samsung for cellphones and televisions, but they also manufacture appliances. Without a doubt, this manufacturer is well-known for its innovation. They are best known for their laundry appliances and refrigerators. 

As you can see, you no longer have to spend as much to get a nice-looking and reliable appliance packages. You now have a variety of options in the affordable luxury brand appliance market.

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Friday, 5 August 2016

College Dorm Appliances

by Heidrick's Appliance

Starting college can be quite scary, since most students wind up out of state. Having said that, rather than feeling like you’re always waking up in a strange place, try to create a home away from home. Your dorm may not be as big as your home, but you can definitely manage to make a room feel homey and transform it into a functional bedroom, living room & study. If you have the typical 100 square feet to play with, you should select multifunctional pieces for your space. By selecting these pieces, you can save room for other little perks!

The Compact Refrigerator:
compact refrigerator is a great solution to keeping your beverages and snacks fresh. They come in a variety of sizes and colors to fit your space and budget! Get your mini refrigerator and you’ll feel like you never left home!

The Microwave Oven:
Another convenient appliance is a microwave oven. Today’s microwave ovens are quite multifunctional, as they can do more than just reheat your food! By getting a microwave for your dorm, you and your roommate can benefit from reheating your food if you get distracted with studying, make some popcorn if you decide to watch a movie or even cook certain foods! It really can prove to be quite useful! Microwaves come in a variety of sizes, colors and budgets. In fact, the ultimate buy would include a convection oven, toaster oven, broiler and microwave oven all in one. Yes, they do exist. You surely will appreciate having one!

Now that you’re all set with your multifunctional furniture pieces and your convenient gadgets, you can begin your academic year with peace of mind. Good luck!

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Friday, 8 July 2016

How To Properly Store Your Wine

by Heidrick's Appliance

Most people underestimate the importance of wine storage. Behind the storage are a science and even an art! Wine storage is not only significant for maturity, but since it is perishable; it must be preserved in the right way. All wine degrades over time. Therefore, storage methods define how the wine will eventually be consumed, from a premium aging process to a ready-to-use table wine. If you happen to be an average wine drinker, here are a few tips to enhance your experience and ensure preservation:

Most average wine drinkers opt for the ready-to-drink type of wine, which is why about 95% of wine purchases fall in that category. Yes, you read correctly! The wine enthusiast falls in a mere 5% ratio. Ready-to-use wine is intended for immediate use, so it will not improve with time. That being said, they can be stored anywhere from 8 to 12 months without compromising quality.

Keep the wine away from direct sunlight, in order to avoid oxidization.

Store the bottle between 4 °C – 18 °C, where the temperature does not fluctuate more than 2-3°C. Temperature changes can significantly impact whether the wine will spoil.

Relative humidity levels should not surpass 50%.

Bottles with a natural cork should be stored on their side. As for the screwcaps or synthetic cork kind, they can be stored either on their side or in an upright position

In order to achieve best results from the way you store your wine, it would be wise to control all of these factors by using a wine cooler. A wine cooler comes in different sizes, and can be stored right in your kitchen. That way, you can control the temperature, humidity, lighting and position. Who knows! Once you get to experience the difference, maybe you’ll eventually get the itch to become a wine enthusiast! 

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Friday, 3 June 2016

Microwave Ovens

by Heidrick's Appliance


It goes without saying that microwaves are a common household appliance, but have significantly evolved to include more advanced features. They have become increasingly more powerful and compact than ever! An over – the –range microwave has a dual technology that proves to be very efficient & convenient. Let’s take a look at why it can be an interesting option in your kitchen;

Microwave: The majority of modern microwaves feature sensor cooking. This means that the microwave uses a technology that senses moistures to determine whether food is cooking properly. Then it assesses if any adjustments in temperature need to be made in order to finish. Basically, a microwave is no longer used for its traditional duty – to reheat a meal.

Vent:  An over- the - range microwave oven has an alternate function, as a vent that is! Yes, you read correctly. This microwave-type now has a great ventilation system that can replace a range hood. Some of the top quality vents can handle quite the strong airflow, with multiple speeds for different cooking purposes. In fact, some also automatically start when they detect too much heat. Then, once you’re done cooking, the microwave will go back to its sleek and attractive look, by hiding its vents.

Design: The cooking area is known as the center stage of your kitchen, as the appliances in this area seem to take the spotlight. That being said, there are a number of designs and colors to choose from, so that you can embellish your kitchen’s d├ęcor. Obviously, if you prefer the look of a range hood, then this design will not be appealing. In that case, you can opt for a countertop microwave. 

In a nut shell, an over- the – range microwave will save counter space and can execute the tasks of two appliances. It offers great features and will compliment your kitchen nicely, if your heart is not set on traditional looking ventilation.

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Friday, 6 May 2016

How To Prepare For Grilling Season

by Heidrick's Appliance

At last! You made it through the winter and can now resume cooking outdoors. Most folks need to pull out their BBQ that has been hibernating for months. Only the die-hard griller opted to make use of it even during the winter. To each their own! For those of you who are dusting off your grill, you may want to run through a quick checklist before you light it up again! Besides, even the hardcore griller should consider a good spring cleaning.

Safety is paramount – Here’s the thing… many of us seem to forget that using a grill means playing with fire. Since your grill has been sitting for months, give your hose a quick glance before you decide to ignite. Your hose should be intact and free of any build-up. Even a hose can catch on fire!

Give it a quick cleaning – First, remove the grates and give them a quick scrubbing. It is recommended to use a wire brush, along with a damp cloth to get the job done. Using a touch of dish soap will help remove all the grease, but make sure no residue remains. As for you grilling tools, putting them through a dishwasher cycle will do the trick. It’s a great way to disinfect!

Don’t forget the grease traps – The best habit to adopt is to clean out the grease traps before you store your grill for the winter season. An easy-clean solution for the following year would be to line your traps with aluminum foil.

Last but not least – give it a test run. Before you give it a go, turn on your grill and let it burn for a few minutes. Keep an eye out for any leaks and be sure that all burners are lit.

Now you can enjoy grilling season in all of its glory!

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Friday, 4 March 2016

March; The Month Of Green!

by Heidrick's Appliance

The month of March is green for a number of reasons. First, St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday that is often associated to the color green. Next is the first day of spring, which symbolizes blooming and greenery. Finally, this month also features Sun-Earth Day, a day that educates people about the sun is a powerful source of energy for the earth. This month is quite eventful to say the least!

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So how exactly can you promote being green this month to make mother earth smile? Opt to improve your energy efficiency when you wash a load of green clothing! It seems that Energy Star’s most efficient washers are front loaders! Their design features a short central agitator, which reduces the level of water consumption. In fact, it seems that the average Energy Star- certified washer will cost $85 a year to run.


By using Energy Star washers, US consumers will save the following yearly:

  • 540 million kWh of electricity
  • 20 billion gallons of water
  • 1.8 trillion BTUs of natural gas
  • A grand total of $250 million in energy bill savings annually

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Despite the fact that one has a green washer, it might be a good idea to verify its effectiveness as well - no one wants to find their shirt shredded. Also, most of the highest performing washers come with a price tag. Although some of them can be quite pricey, your savings will result in the long-run. The idea is to do your research by looking at the latest tested models via consumer reports. That way, you can find the middle ground between, energy efficiency, effectiveness and price point.
Unfortunately, dryers do not get an Energy Star rating for the time being. We have yet to figure out how to create hot air inexpensively. Therefore, the focus has been shifted to doing wonders with washers.
So be green this March!

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Your Super Bowl Checklist

by Heidrick's Appliance

Whether you’re hosting for Super Bowl 50 or spending game night with family, you should consider using a checklist to help you get prepped. Does a checklist sound a little too OCD for your taste? You’d be surprised how handy they can be to help remind you about all your must-haves! Score big points by ensuring that you cover every angle in time for kick-off. Let’s go over some of the indispensables for this event:

Food: Let’s face it. Some people might be showing up at your house for the food. Serve a mixture of finger foods and drinks to satisfy everyone. In fact, a little buffet table might be ideal, in case guests decide to replenish often during the game.

Super Bowl Decorations and attire: No one is expecting you to decorate your house as if it were the football hall of fame or the home of the most fervent football pool fan. However, if this is the case, by all means, go nuts! Otherwise, you may want to hang a banner above your buffet table and perhaps purchase some decorative napkins and disposable plates.

Seating: Besides food and drinks, seating is one of the most essential elements of your Super Bowl Party. Make sure you have enough seating for everyone. In the event that you happen to be shopping around for seating in time for game night, the ultimate seating experience is found on a recliner! Recliners are the “in thing” for Super Bowl fans. In fact, retailers often have sales before the event, because this specific product is a hit. Besides, it seems to be a favorite among the gentlemen! Which is better? Manual reclining or power reclining? Depending on your budget, review how much you are willing to spend.

Last, but not least – TVs: Make sure you look into Super Bowl 50 broadcasters ahead of a time. Your television is where all the action happens. If you’re trying to maximize your TV’s lifespan, but that isn’t a possibility, you may want to consider purchasing one before the event. It seems that retailers are lining up various TV deals as an incentive to buy for the game.

If you managed to get all of these points checked, then you’re ready for the big game! Happy game viewing!

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