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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

http://www.mieleusa.com/usa/cooking/Brilliantwhite.asp?cat=3&subcat=40&benefit=35&menu_id=38&oT=298&active=Our%20Products&subm=Home%20Appliances&thirdL=Cooking%20Products

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
DG 4086 BRWS+
60 CM Whole Bean
Coffee Sytem
CVA 4062 BRWS+
60 CM Plate and
Cup Warmer
ESW 4086-14 BRWS+
Download the Launch
Brochure Today!

Stop by A-1 Appliance in Nashville to find out more about the amazing Miele cooking equipment—user friendly re-defined!

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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)

You’ve Been Asking For This…..

I’ll bet the title of this blog made you curious about the content!  I hope it plays well on twitter, facebook, linkedin, G+, etc.  Sometimes headlines get a lot of attention.  Please share it…..(I’m told that just asking your readers to “share” gets a very high percentage of “shares,” so I’m curious to see if it’s true!

So, now to the “content” part of this blog post.  I sell washers and dryers.  Keep reading….it does get interesting!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you know that Stainless Steel appliances are incredibly popular.  Virtually every day someone comes in to the A-1 Appliance showroom and asks me if we have any washers and dryers in Stainless Steel.  …..we have not…..UNTIL NOW!!!!

Introducing the new Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer in ….wait for it…. drum roll…..STAINLESS STEEL!  How do I describe them?  Incredible!  HEAVY!  (good thing we have big guys on our delivery team!) New Features! Stands out in a crowd….DEFINITELY!  You really should come by and see this awesome set!  This isn’t painted silver….it’s the real deal!

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Let’s visit the Whirlpool website for some more great information:

http://www.whirlpool.com/laundry-1/laundry-2/washers-3/-[WFW96HEAU]-1021202/WFW96HEAU/

http://www.whirlpool.com/laundry-1/laundry-2/dryers-3/-[WED96HEAU]-1021201/WED96HEAU/

And best of all….These machines are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.  But wait….there’s MORE!  This set is on sale RIGHT NOW!  phone1 (1)

Thank you for reading this far along in my blog post.  I have to say that there is way too much information about these new machines to share in a blog post.  If you are reading this and live in the greater Nashville area, please stop by the AMAZING A-1 Appliance Showroom and let me show you in person.a1logo(1)

My name is Tom Burns, and I sell things that are essential to life as we know it…. You can connect with me on various social media sites via http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

 

 

WHY?

I don’t think we ask “WHY?” often enough!  I don’t mean to get all “philosophical” here, but I think life is full of opportunities to question the  status quo!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_quo

I don’t want to introduce by bias to this question, so I will simply ask you to examine your life….everything you say and do and hear,  and ask “WHY?”  If you can’t come up with a good, solid answer, maybe it’s time to change your thinking.  

Just my thought for the day,  by Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….  You can connect with me at various social media sites through http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmarttom

Constant Improvement

This picture greets me every day as I enter the A-1 Appliance showroom

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Another reminder of the need for constant improvement comes from one of the brands you will see in our showroom.  Miele puts it this way: Always Better:  “Anything else is a compromise.”

What are you improving today?

My name is Tom Burns.  I try to learn something new every day.  I’m happy to say that “I sell things that are essential to life as we know it….”  Connect with me on various social media sites at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

A Light Bulb Story

Last night I turned a lamp on and the light bulb was burned out!  This morning, I turned on a ceiling light and noticed a burned out bulb.  As I was looking at it, a second bulb went out….ARGH!  I got out my last package of incandescent bulbs, (which by the way I bought because the package said Double Life), and quickly replaced both bulbs….then it was off to the grocery to look for better light bulbs!

There really is a story here…..wait for it…..

So I’m browsing half an aisle filled with every variety and brand of bulb known to man, from $1.99 for a pack of 4 up to $32.00 for a single bulb!  Oh my…. so I start reading labels.  Every package I picked up said “Long Life” or “Lasts up to 7 Years” and every package had a different number for lumens and watts used.  Could it get any more confusing?  I just want my reading lamp to work and my dining room to be lit!  And I get really tired of changing light bulbs so frequently!    As I continued carefully reading labels, one line kept repeating on every package  in relation to how long I could expect the bulb to last….“based on 3 hours of use per day.”   ( Ah, so there’s the kicker!  If you dare to use it longer than 3 hours per day, it won’t last as long as the BOLD PRINT on the package says it will!

“Deceitful Advertising” I shout to myself!  “Can’t anyone invent a decent light bulb” I wonder to myself.  So I walk out of the store without buying any more bulbs right now.  The little voice in my head said, “maybe the bulbs I just replaced will last longer this time…”  sigh!

So here is where I continue the story….I sell appliances.  Every day people just like me walk into the showroom and tell me that they just want to buy something reliable!  We’ll use a washing machine for our example.  Just as I experienced in the grocery store with half an aisle of choices, the entire front section of our showroom is filled with washers….standard top loading, high efficiency top loading, front loading, small…medium….large, from $399 or less to $1299 or more!  Oh my….and so the process repeats.  A few days ago, I had a guest whose first comment was, “I don’t want brand X….I’ve only had mine for 4 years and it’s already broken!”  As we talked, I discovered that she had 4 children and used the machine daily…sometimes  doing 3 loads in a day!  So here is the appliance kicker…..most advertising concerning how much money you can save using this or that washer is based on 7 loads per week.  (she was doing nearly that much every two days!)  Notice, that does not say how long the machine will last….only how much money you can save in water, detergent, and electricity.

So now we get to the expectation versus reality part of this story!  Our expectations are based on rosy memories.  When we were young  and single, we did one load per week (at the laundromat).  Before we had children, we might have done two to three loads per week….wow, those machines from years ago must have been built a lot better than they are today, because they sure lasted a lot longer!!!  (or so it seemed)

But wait….there’s more!  Now, the same type of machine, with just a few “bells and whistles” added, is being used multiple times per day.  Same number of uses, just compressed in a shorter period of time!

Now I’m thinking about my light bulb problem….and calculate how many hours per day I use that dining room light.  Turns out that it’s on about 14 hours per day….significantly longer than the 3 hours per day stated on the packages!

Could this apply to appliances too?  Yes, absolutely!  Any machine, (or light bulb) put under extreme or heavy use will wear out sooner!

So when you tell me you “just want something reliable,” I might ask you about how the machine will be used.  How many in your family?  How often is it used?  I’m not being nosy, I’m just trying to guide you to the best washing machine to meet the needs of your family!

That’s what I do at A-1 Appliance every day.  My name is Tom Burns, and I sell things essential to life as we know it….  Connect with me at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmarttom

By the way, stop by our Nashville showroom…we’ve converted a large section to LED lighting….we are saving a lot of money, and it looks really great!

Your Kitchen Could Be Hazardous To Your Health!

Air pollution is in the news daily.  We are all concerned about greenhouse gases, smog, pollution from cars and factories, and global warming.  But have you stopped to think about the indoor air quality in your kitchen?  The air in your own home could be hazardous to your health!

Here are some reasons you should be concerned about the ventilation system in your kitchen:

  1. A vented hood above your range or cooktop will remove hazardous air pollutants that come from cooking….smoke, grease, and steam produced by the food, plus carbon monoxide if you cook with gas.
  2. A vented hood will remove excess heat, making the cooking process much more pleasant, plus it will protect your family from eye, nose, and throat irritation and bad cooking odors.
  3. A vented hood will remove grease and moisture from the kitchen which helps prevent the growth of bacteria and mold!  This is particularly important for allergy sufferers and anyone with lung problems.
  4. Are you thinking of selling your home?  Most real estate agents will tell you that the kitchen makes or breaks the sale of the home.  Updated kitchens add close to 80% of the cost of the project to the value of the home and usually results in faster sale of the home.

If you have questions about the appropriate ventilation system for your home, stop by A-1 Appliance in Nashville and let me guide you through the selection process.   You can find us at http://www.a1appliance.com

Notes from the kitchen, by Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it…..  connect with me at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmartphone1_1-scaled5001

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

Acceptance

Debbie Weaver, star of the hit ABC show The Neighbors, made a profound statement in a recent episode.  She said,  “We can’t change what we are on the outside….we can only change who we are on the inside.”

It seemed like a great life lesson, and important to remember at home and at work.    So the thought for today is this:  “When people look at you, do they see the what or the who?  What can you do today to change that perception?

I’m smiling as I share this thought with you today!   By Tom Burns,  Seller of things essential to life as we know it….

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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