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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!

 

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It all boils down to the recipe!

I’m not a food blogger….I sell kitchen appliances, so in a round about way, recipes are very important to me!  As I was thinking about the common definition of “recipe,” it occurred to me that everything ultimately boils down to the recipe (no pun intended, but the analogy is awesome isn’t it?)

Every product or service is built with step by step instructions (ingredients).  The raw materials have to be mixed or added at the appropriate time to achieve the desired outcome (dish).  If the ingredients are good, the final product, or service, is good.   A famous chef (CEO, Manager, Designer, Inventor) produces a much sought-after product.

Let’s talk about the ingredients from our pantry (factory).  Again, we are back to raw materials, often harvested from many sources.  The great chef has a well trained staff to purchase the raw materials in the correct quantities and at the right time, so that other members of the team can cook (build), and serve (deliver) to the consumer….(there you go…another food analogy–we “consume” food, but we are consumers of products and services too).  As consumers, we don’t want meals (products or services) with poor ingredients made with a badly written recipe!

So, let’s travel down the food chain and look closely at the recipe.  If you visit the showroom of A-1 Appliance in Nashville, TN you will see The Living Kitchen, featuring Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances.logo-subzero-onlogo-wolf-on  This “recipe” originated in Madison, Wisconsin at the Sub-Zero and Wolf factories.  They follow a precise recipe with the finest ingredients, tasted throughout production to be sure it is perfect for consumption, and finally displayed with care in fine showrooms such as ours at A-1 Appliance.a1logo(1)

So, if you are looking for the perfect recipe for your kitchen, I personally invite you to visit our kitchen.  We will help you mix the perfect ingredients to amaze and delight your family!

A-1 Appliance has an awesome kitchen staff…..a well-educated sales staff preparing daily for your visit, supported by an awesome team of delivery, installation, and service technicians to meet your every need.

From our kitchen to yours…a perfect meal every time! (don’t you love the analogy?)

Today’s recipe by Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….  more information at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmarttom

Wondering About High Efficiency Washers?

Here is a fun way to discover how the new GE High Efficiency washer works for you…. Have fun….

http://www.geappliances.com/appliances/washer/top-load-washer-dryer/stunning-feats-picker.htm

Ask for Tom Burns when you visit the A-1 Appliance Showroom in Nashville!  Learn more about our products at http://www.a1appliance.com and connect with me at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart
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What is a BTU?

If you like to cook, no doubt you have heard the term “BTU” or British Thermal Unit.  So why is it important to know about BTU’s when cooking with gas?  Without getting technical, it has to do with the amount of heat produced by the burner.  A very high BTU, say 18,000 BTU’s, will boil water very fast!

Likewise, you’ve seen the term “simmer” in many recipes.  To simmer means to cook for a period of time just under the boiling point.  This is often described in terms of BTU’s…say anywhere from 300 to 1000 BTU’s.  Gas appliance manufacturers achieve a simmer in various ways.  The important point to remember is that both extremes are important in cooking.  You can learn more about the benefits of cooking with gas at http://www.piedmontng.com/yourhome/savemoneyandenergy/energysavingtools/energysavingtools.aspx

If you would like to know more about cooking with gas, stop by the A-1 Appliance showroom and I can show you many examples of gas cooktops and ranges, and the various benefits of each.  We are located at 5410 Harding Pk., Nashville, TN or visit us at http://www.a1appliance.com

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When you need a new kitchen appliance, think of Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….  Connect with me at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmartNachoA-1_2

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!

 

 

Thought For The Day

This wall plaque hung in the kitchen of my childhood home.  It is one of several treasures now on display in my  home.  It is interesting to think about the things that shape our lives. What are some of the treasures you still have from your childhood?  What treasures are you giving your children today that will be important to them in the future?

 

 

 

An Important Life Lesson

 

Healthy Cooking At Home

“I love good food, but I’m sure not much of a cook.”  and, “I wish my kids would eat better, but I just don’t have time to cook!”

I’ve heard these comments, and others like them, many times over the years at A-1 Appliance.  When I do, I always ask, “Have you heard of the GE Advantium?”  I’m always surprised when they say “no.”

” It’s a miracle appliance,” I tell them.  “I’ve owned one for many years.  Come on, let me demonstrate what I’m talking about.”

Now I know you’re busy right now, so let me invite you to visit the GE Advantium website to get you excited about the possibilities for your kitchen, and then invite you to come by A-1 Appliance for a proper demonstration.  You won’t believe how easy this appliance is to use!

Here is the website:

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

While you’re still excited, check out the Advantium recipes here:

http://genet.geappliances.com/AdvantiumRecipes/Dispatcher

I look forward to meeting you soon.  I can almost smell the cookies now!