What’s a Salamander?

Don't worry, we're not pivoting to blogging about lizards. No offense to lizards, of course. A salamander in our terms is a specialized kitchen appliance commonly found in restaurants. It is essentially a dedicated broiler designed to achieve perfect grilling, browning, finishing and toasting in half the time of a standard oven broiler. A salamander … Continue reading What’s a Salamander?

Product Review: Whirlpool and KitchenAid Low Profile Over-The-Range Microwaves

Why didn't I think of that? Whirlpool Corporation hits a home run with the industry's first solution for replacing a low profile hood with an over-the-range microwave with its new low profile KitchenAid and Whirlpool models. What's So Special About This Microwave? Upper cabinets for hoods are typically taller than upper cabinets for microwaves. This is because … Continue reading Product Review: Whirlpool and KitchenAid Low Profile Over-The-Range Microwaves

What is the best range/stove brand?

To answer this question, we surveyed 56 employees averaging 16.2 years of industry experience among them. The group consisted of 50 salespeople, 4 customer service reps and 2 purchasing managers. The 50 respondents from the sales team were taken from a cross-section of Grand's stores. When grouping them based on the nearest major city to the respondent's … Continue reading What is the best range/stove brand?

Cleaning Your Dishwasher

You may not think about it much, but a recent post on HowStuffWorks.com on this topic might make you think twice. The post gives tips on how to clean your dishwasher and in doing so cites two recent studies that indicate your dishwasher may be overrun with fungi and microorganisms as a reason why. In … Continue reading Cleaning Your Dishwasher

How long will food last in a fridge that is no longer cooling?

How much time do you have to preserve perishables when a refrigerator goes out unexpectedly? Like most things, the answer is it depends. The best piece of advice we can give is to keep the door shut as much as possible. This will keep your cool fridge and freezer air from mixing with the warmer air … Continue reading How long will food last in a fridge that is no longer cooling?