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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!

 

Inertia….or why we procrastinate!

First let’s start with some definitions.    dictionary logo

Definition of INERTIA

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“a : a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.”
( My interpretation:  I would rather live with my old kitchen just like it is, but when the dishwasher leaks on my floor, i.e.,the external  force, I must change my attitude of satisfaction with the way things are, to dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs.)
2. :“indisposition to motion, exertion, or change.”  My interpretation: It’s just easier to do nothing…. or as often said, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
 “indisposition to motion, exertion, or change” is a serious problem.  Inertia stops progress!  Inertia is bad for the economy!  Inertia is bad for healthy relationships!  Inertia prevents us from leading a full, productive, and happy life!   Inertia prevents us from making improvements in our surroundings (….but it’s just easier to leave things as they are)
OK….so here is my call to action:  (disclaimer–I sell kitchen appliances)  You are living with a lousy kitchen…. the dishwasher is noisy and does not clean well; there is not enough counter space; only 2 burners work on the cooktop, and the oven has not worked in months!  HEY, IT’S TIME FOR A KITCHEN MAKE-OVER!phone1 (1)Banish fear…..learn about new energy star appliances that can save you time and money…..visit a showroom where you can experience “Appliance Happiness.” Appliance Happiness
Surprise

It begins this way with many of our customers.  As you first walk into the A-1 showroom and kitchen gallery you are greeted at the door by a pleasant and experienced appliance professional. Your first impression is that the inventory is vast and the kitchen displays are modern and presented with tasteful style. 
 
Calm
 
Once our customers realize that we are not high-pressure but instead committed to listening then recommending the best appliance options, a sense of calm and relaxation occurs. It may be the most relaxed feeling you can experience in a retail store.
 
Grins
 
Close by is an appliance professional that not only guides you to the best choices for your home but also shows you how to save time and money with your purchases. Now you are thinking about how much more you gained just by shopping with A-1. 
 
Joy
 
It is months later and you are still thrilled when you think about the selection of A-1 appliances that serve you every day in your home. You talked, we listened; we guided, you pondered; you purchased, we delivered and installed; you gained great value, we gained a good friend. And we become a friend that assists you with your appliance needs for life.
 
Appliance Happiness: improving your home and your life with A-1 Appliance Company’s complete solution of professional sales and service.
I look forward to meeting you!  My name is Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….  Connect with me at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart  Let’s change direction together and create the kitchen of your dreams!

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

Shopping For Kitchen Appliances

For most people, buying a new kitchen appliance or a washer/dryer is not a frequent experience.  It’s not like choosing a restaurant for lunch today.  A lot is at stake here….You need to feel confident that you can find a good selection of product, that the company is reputable, and that the staff is qualified to meet your needs.  In my humble opinion, A-1 Appliance is your best choice!  (Disclaimer: I have been a member of the sales staff at A-1 Appliance for over 15 years) :)

http://www.a1appliance.com   or our blog at http://www.a1applianceideas.com

 

We have an incredible selection of appliances in all categories!  You may find inspiration in the Wolf/SubZero Living Kitchen, or in our live Jenn-Air kitchen.

For more ideas, venture upstairs to our Bosch/Thermador gallery, or to our Electrolux kitchen.  On any given day, you may find us baking cookies in our Miele kitchen….yummy, it sure smells good at A-1 Appliance!

Do you need to learn about magnetic induction cooking?  I can show you how with a quick demo!  I love to boil ice….yes, I said ICE.  I put a scoop of ice in the pan, and within 90 seconds I have boiling water!

Not only does A-1 Appliance have a great showroom, we also have an in-house service department.  Do you need to talk with a service technician?  We can do that!  We have our own delivery and installation team.  You may have a very complicated installation issue.  If you need on site assistance in the planning stage…we can do that!  WOW….A-1 Appliance has a great sales staff too.  We offer an educational experience at A-1….we create APPLIANCE HAPPINESS!

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By Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it…

http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

 

Dishwasher Problems? I Can Help!

Is your dishwasher not cleaning as well as it used to?  Part of the problem has to do with reformulated dishwashing detergent.  In combination with this, hard water is sometimes a problem.

I recently found an amazing solution in the grocery store aisle.  The product is called “LemiShine.”

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You can read about it at http://www.lemishine.com and here: http://www.lemishine.com/lemi-shine-guide-to-dishwashers-washing-machines-garbage-disposals

I was amazed at the results after just one use!  The haze was gone from my glassware, and the stainless steel interior of my dishwasher looked brand new!

However, if something in your dishwasher needs repair, A-1 Appliance can help.  We have a service department ready to assist you, conveniently located in our showroom.  You can also schedule service 24 hours a day on our website at http://www.a1appliance.com.

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You may also be thinking, “should I repair or replace?”   If you would like my assistance in looking at a new dishwasher, please call or come by.  I’ll do my best to help!

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By Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….

http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

 

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Helpful Kitchen Tips

Our new blog site makes it easy to find helpful information!  Check it out:

http://www.a1applianceideas.com

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Appliance Happiness!

Appliance Happiness

Surprise

It begins this way with many of our customers.  As you first walk into the A-1 showroom and kitchen gallery you are greeted at the door by a pleasant and experienced appliance professional. Your first impression is that the inventory is vast and the kitchen displays are modern and presented with tasteful style.
Calm
Once our customers realize that we are not high-pressure but instead committed to listening then recommending the best appliance options, a sense of calm and relaxation occurs. It may be the most relaxed feeling you can experience in a retail store.
Grins
Close by is an appliance professional that not only guides you to the best choices for your home but also shows you how to save time and money with your purchases. Now you are thinking about how much more you gained just by shopping with A-1.
Joy
It is months later and you are still thrilled when you think about the selection of A-1 appliances that serve you every day in your home. You talked, we listened; we guided, you pondered; you purchased, we delivered and installed; you gained great value, we gained a good friend. And we become a friend that assists you with your appliance needs for life.
Appliance Happiness: improving your home and your life with A-1 Appliance Company’s complete solution of professional sales and service.
Visit our website at http://www.a1appliance.com for more information

“Cooking is an art…”

“Cooking is an art and patience a virtue… Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing – love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist – not perhaps in the representational style of a Dutch master, but rather more like Gauguin, the naïve, or Van Gogh, the impressionist. Plates or pictures of sunshine taste of happiness and love.”
~ Keith Floyd – a British chef and television personality who hosted numerous cooking shows for the BBC

Stop by A-1 Appliance and let me help you create the kitchen of your dreams!

 

We create “Appliance Happiness!”

Shopping For Kitchen Appliances

For most people, buying a new kitchen appliance or a washer/dryer is not a frequent experience.  It’s not like choosing a restaurant for lunch today.  A lot is at stake here….You need to feel confident that you can find a good selection of product, that the company is reputable, and that the staff is qualified to meet your needs.  In my humble opinion, A-1 Appliance is your best choice!  (Disclaimer: I have been a member of the sales staff at A-1 Appliance for over 15 years) 🙂

We have an incredible selection of appliances in all categories!  You may find inspiration in the Wolf/SubZero Living Kitchen, or in our live Jenn-Air kitchen.

For more ideas, venture upstairs to our Bosch/Thermador gallery, or to our Electrolux kitchen.  On any given day, you may find us baking cookies in our Miele kitchen….yummy, it sure smells good at A-1 Appliance!

Do you need to learn about magnetic induction cooking?  I can show you how with a quick demo!  I love to boil ice….yes, I said ICE.  I put a scoop of ice in the pan, and within 90 seconds I have boiling water!

Not only does A-1 Appliance have a great showroom, we also have an in-house service department.  Do you need to talk with a service technician?  We can do that!  We have our own delivery and installation team.  You may have a very complicated installation issue.  If you need on site assistance in the planning stage…we can do that!  WOW….A-1 Appliance has a great sales staff too.  We offer an educational experience at A-1….we create APPLIANCE HAPPINESS!

 

 

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:

http://www.frigidaire.com/energy%20calculator

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:

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,408045,00.html

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:

http://www.geappliances.com/products/introductions/advantium/

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!