Delights For Your Home

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A-1 Appliance | Delights for your home | From the wonderful world of appliances
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We’re here with another wonderful edition of Delights for Your Home, but this issue is focused on turning you into a hospitality tour de force. Whether you’re transforming your kitchen or needing some great ideas for your home’s hospitality vitality, wander a bit and discover some new ideas. Enjoy and don’t forget the candles!
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Simplify Cooking with KitchenAid
KitchenAid is known for its high quality cooking products, and their double oven range is no exception. KitchenAid can take credit for the U.S. industry’s first full-size built-in double oven with steam-assist technology. Learn More

Electrolux Brings Innovative Technology to Your Kitchen
The Counter-depth French Door Refrigerator from Electrolux is an amazing piece of technology. The IQ-Touch™ control displays your options all day long. Learn More

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A View of Kitchens and Renovations
Every six months we participate in a major appliance industry convention. It may sound quite boring so instead of giving you the boring stuff, here’s a quick summary of what you, as a kitchen lover, may find valuable… Read More
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Planning the Perfect Dinner Party

Once you have all these innovative appliances we’ve mentioned, you’re probably going to want to have a dinner party, so you can use them. I thought I would give you a few tips to help you plan the perfect party.

The first thing you’ll need to do is invite your guests. You can either call your guests, or send out printed cards or email invitations. We all have busy schedules, so it’s important to give at least two weeks notice when inviting your guests; that way you’ll have plenty of time to plan the party. Don’t forget to ask for an RSVP request.

Next, you’ll need to plan the menu. You’ll want to consider items that complement each other, not only in taste, but also add a variety of colors to your plate. You also need to take into account food restrictions, such as allergies; low carb or low fat diets; or vegan or vegetarian lifestyles. Usually, just having extra veggies will cater to low carb and vegetarian needs without having to change your entire menu. Choosing make-ahead appetizers and sides will make your life much easier.

Setting the mood to a nice dinner party is important. You need to choose the right music; something that is relaxing and mellow will create an inviting atmosphere. Make sure you don’t play it too loud; it needs to be in the background, so your guests can enjoy their conversations without yelling over music. Candles or flowers are great choices for a centerpiece. Candles are simple, but elegant. If you choose candles, make sure you choose unscented ones for the dining table; you don’t want the scent of candles competing with the food. Flowers add a splash of color and a hint of beauty to your dining table. You can either buy a bouquet that has already been arranged for you or pick flowers from your own garden. Either way, they will add elegance to your table.

Planning a dinner party can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. The most important thing to remember is to enjoy the time you get to spend with your guests.

And if you really do plan a party like this, please…remember to invite that certain girl in a certain newsletter that helped you so much!

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e1314902117.jpg The Labor Day Sale at A-1 has been extended. This Frigidaire Gallery French Door kitchen is at the lowest price ever. It’s just $2299 for the whole kitchen. Prices good through September 10, 2011. Click here to see more great Labor Day deals.
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KitchenAid Electric Range for $677
(KERS205TSS)

30" Freestanding Electric Range with 5 Radiant Elements,
5.3 cu. ft. Capacity Oven, Rapid Preheat, Convection,
Sabbath Mode, Proofing Function
and Storage Drawer

(another fantastic price for our newsletter fans)

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