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Flip the Switch!

Dear readers,

I need your help!  If you could simply “flip the switch” and change something in your kitchen, what would it be?

Have you taken any actions toward that goal?  Share what steps you’ve taken in the comments.  Are you searching for ideas on sites like http://www.houzz.com or http://pinterest.com?

Have you invited an interior designer, architect, or kitchen appliance specialist into your home to ask for advice?  Have you visited any showrooms in search of ideas?  What was that experience like?

If you have questions about appliances and live in the greater Nashville area, I would love to hear from you.  Getting things right in the kitchen is a collaborative effort, and I would love to be a part of your team.

Please contact me if you would like to chat.  I’ve heard many people say, “I’m so confused I don’t even know what questions to ask.”  Actually that’s a great place to start!  Let me ask you some questions to help you get focused.  This discovery stage can be quite interesting and fun.

If you would like to know more about me, here are some places to visit:  I’ve been part of the professional sales team at A-1 Appliance for 16 years.  We are at http://www.a1appliance.com and our blog is full of ideas at http://www.a1applianceideas.com.  To learn more about me, I have consolidated everything at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart.

To set up an appointment, please call me at 615-352-5174 and let’s get started!

My name is Tom Burns, and I sell things essential to life as we know it!



WHITE! The New Choice for Kitchen Appliances!

A New trend is emerging in kitchen appliances…WHITE IS BACK!!!  Check out the newest product launch from Miele:forever_better_miele


The color white is pure and serene by nature. Blending in to reflect the aura of its surroundings. White has been used throughout the ages to speak of new beginnings. White harkens calm and influential architecture, supreme in design – whether contemporary, classic, rustic or urbane.

The use of white can provide a clean canvas to showcase other relevant elements – creating a functional, enchanting and inviting space.

Introducing the Brilliant White Plus Series by Miele… puristic design for the kitchen.

Product Pages

30″ Convection Oven
H 4886 BP BRWS+
60 CM Speed Oven
H 4086 BM BRWS+
60 CM Steam Oven
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60 CM Whole Bean
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CVA 4062 BRWS+
60 CM Plate and
Cup Warmer
ESW 4086-14 BRWS+
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Stop by A-1 Appliance in Nashville to find out more about the amazing Miele cooking equipment—user friendly re-defined!



My name is Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….  I can’t wait to show you the amazing sights at A-1 Appliance!  Learn more at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmartphone1 (1)

Your Work As A “Case Study”

I recently had the great opportunity to work with an amazing Realtor in Brentwood, Tennessee.  She was about to list a home for sale, but the kitchen needed a make-over!  This is one small story in the amazing job she did to make this home a winner in the real estate market.

Here is what we accomplished in the kitchen:

The refrigerator in this kitchen presented a significant problem.  The old refrigerator was full size in a space meant for a counter-depth model.  It stuck out into the kitchen making passage between it and the island difficult.  This kitchen is in a very large home, so capacity was something we didn’t want to sacrifice. Many counter-depth refrigerators are barely over 20 cu.ft. capacity, so we found the solution in the new
Whirlpool Counter-Depth Refrigerator WRS965CIAM!           Here is

why you’ll love it… overall capacity is 25 cu.ft.!

Industry’s Largest Capacity Counter Depth Refrigerator

This model is in a league of its own. The industry’s largest capacity counter depth refrigerator3 is the only counter depth side-by-side model that offers 10 cu. ft. of interior freezer space. Now you can stock up on all your favorite frozen items, like pizzas, frozen yogurt and vegetables.

MicroEdge™ shelves

Store more items on each shelf with the MicroEdge™ shelves. They not only give you 25% more usable shelf space2, they also help contain leaks. With enough strength to hold up to 75 lbs of food, your refrigerator will be ready for whatever you bring home from the grocery store.

In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system

Get the most out of your freezer with the In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system. It creates 30% more usable space in the freezer1 and the bin tilts out or can be removed with one hand and placed on the counter to make filling glasses, pitchers and coolers easy.

 Our next task was to find a dishwasher that met the needs of discriminating consumers.  Two features are top-of-mind today….Quiet and excellent cleaning power.  The WDT910SAYM wins on all counts! We chose this dishwasher to meet the needs of a family with children.  The controls are hidden….a big plus when little fingers like to push buttons!  This dishwasher has the most sanitary stainless steel tub with the powerscour option and very quiet operation.  To top it all off, it is Energy-Star qualified!  Here is

why you’ll love it…

Industry’s Most Energy Efficient Dishwashers

Use nearly 1/2 less water and energy2 without compromising performance.

Sensor Cycle

From baked-on casserole dishes to drinking glasses, the Sensor cycle has you covered. It automatically selects the right wash and dry settings for your load by using two separate sensors to measure temperature, soil level and load size once during the prewash and once during the wash cycle. It cleans tough soils 35% better1 while using just the right amount of time, energy and water, helping you have more time to do what you love.

PowerScour™ Option

The PowerScour™ option uses 40 targeted spray jets in a designated wash area to scour away baked on foods and new design features larger jets that deliver two times more coverage to clean even your large pots and pans without soaking or scrubbing. From casserole dishes to pots and pans, clean a wide variety of items simultaneously−all without using an additional drop of water

Next we updated the cooktop and ventilation system with Whirlpool’s 36″ gas cooktop, model GLS3665RS, featuring a 15,000 BTU power burner, two 12,000 BTU power burners, and two 9,000 BTU burners, all on a stainless steel top with a recessed flush grate design.  The powerful downdraft ventilation system is retractable, so there when you need it, invisible when not in use!

Our last challenge was to update the wall oven.  The previous design was a built-in microwave over a single standard bake wall oven in a 27″ cabinet. This large kitchen would not perform well with a single non-convection oven, but we were limited by the 27″ wide cabinet. So we modified the cabinet height to install a double oven with convection.  Again, Whirlpool to the rescue!  Model WOD93EC7AS  features convection in the upper oven, both ovens are self-cleaning with hidden bake elements (a huge benefit when cleaning the interior), and Whirlpool’s latest innovation, a steam clean option!  Now you can clean the oven as often as necessary, using only a small amount of water and low temperatures.  Energy efficient and safe!

why you’ll love it…

AccuBake® Temperature Management System

With the AccuBake® temperature management system, you can now achieve delicious, consistent results every time. This system surrounds food with even temperatures and uses built-in sensors to monitor oven temperature. It even turns on the correct cooking elements to ensure optimal heat and deliver consistent baking, even on multiple racks.

TimeSavor™ Ultra true convection cooking system

Whirlpool brand’s newest convection cooking system delivers exceptional results and faster baking on every rack. TimeSavor™ Ultra true convection uses a rear fan and a third 2,500-watt heating element to distribute heated air more efficiently, so the oven is filled with even heat, cutting roasting time and sealing in flavors and juices.

Rapid Preheat

The Rapid Preheat option preheats the oven 25% faster and saves time and energy. Using all of the range elements and a fan, the oven heats up more quickly and creates the ideal temperature for single rack baking. Now cutting preheat time for your next batch of chocolate chip cookies or apple crisps is easy.

Finally, we moved a countertop- friendly microwave to the coffee bar area, making it convenient to use and out of the way.

You can see all of these great appliances at A-1 Appliance in Nashville, TN

This kitchen is “move-in ready!”  For information on homes for sale in the Brentwood, TN area, contact Prudential Woodmont Realty

5107 Maryland Way

Brentwood, TN 37027  Ask for Janelle Waggener  615-661-7800 and tell her you were sent by Tom Burns, “Seller of things essential to life as we know it….”       You can connect with me at various social media sites via http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

The Kitchen as “Work Center” or “Family Room”?

When you walk into your kitchen, do you see it as a work center or as a family room?  It’s an important question to ask if you are planning to build a new home or remodel an existing kitchen.  http://www.houzz.com/professionals/s/Appliance-Showroom/c/Nashville-Metro

Do you consider yourself to be a serious cook?  If so, you might want to consider  professional grade appliances, along with plenty of counter-top and cabinet storage space.  The working kitchen might contain a large commercial-style range with a seriously powerful vent hood, along with a very large built-in refrigerator and a large capacity dishwasher.  Accessories might include one or more warming drawers, an ice machine, a microwave or steam oven, plus additional under-counter refrigeration near work areas.  An awesome brand to consider would be http://www.subzero-wolf.com/

If you think of the kitchen as a gathering place for the family, it may be important to have a large island surrounded by stools, and the appliances would be appropriate for “speed cooking.”  For example, the GE Advantium would  be great for a young family preparing a lot of convenience foods.  http://www.a1appliance.com/appliances.php?url=/_CGI/SEARCH?pn=psb1201nss

A Wolf Steam Oven would be appropriate for a family with young children where the focus is on healthy eating.  Cooking more at once would be possible with convection ovens, or cooking faster would be possible with a magnetic induction cooktop.

The point I’m making is that many questions have to be asked before choosing the right appliances for the kitchen that matches your lifestyle.

If you are looking for a wide selection of appliances and guidance to the products that meet your needs, then I would invite you to contact me at A-1 Appliance in Nashville.  We create “Appliance Happiness”….because we listen to your needs!

This question is brought to you by Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it…..  You can contact me at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart  Let me help you create the kitchen of your dreams!


5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Kitchen Appliances

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Earth Day 2012 is coming up April 22, which made me think about getting  new, energy efficient appliances.  Here are some of the reasons I’ve used to convince myself that this is a good idea.

First, most new appliances are Energy Star compliant.  This means that you will save a significant amount of electricity, and in the case of washing machines and dishwashers, a significant amount of water, resulting in lower utility bills.  Here is a link to a very useful site to calculate your energy savings….I think you will be surprised:


The second, and similar reason, is increased efficiency.   Saving time, as well as money, is very important to me.  In most families, doing the laundry is not among the favorite chores, yet we all want clean clothes and fresh towels & bedding.  For example, the new Electrolux wave touch washer featuring perfect steam and an enormous 4.42 cu.ft. capacity stainless steel wash tub can save you both time and money.  Add the 8.0 cu.ft. steam dryer and save even more!

Third, adding new appliances will add to the value of your home.  Remodeling the kitchen is at the top of the list when you decide to sell your  home.  Here is a great article on the return on investment you can expect from various projects around the house:


Fourth, new appliances can be better for your family.  For example, lack of time can sometimes lead to a “fast food” diet- high in sugar and sodium.  What if you could prepare healthy meals 4 to 8 times faster than cooking in your old oven?  You can with the amazing GE Advantium oven.  By combining the power of convection baking with microwave energy, you will save time and money, while serving your family a healthy meal.  Check out this useful site from General Electric:


And fifth, don’t forget personal enjoyment of new product features.  If you are like most people, you have not purchased a new appliance in many years.  Take it from me, they have changed a lot!  For example, are you living with a noisy dishwasher?  Many new models are virtually silent!

I hope you will stop by A-1 Appliance and let me show you how you can start saving time and money today!  Our website is  http://www.a1appliance.com/


I look forward to meeting you!