Hey Appliance Fans,
Here we are again with one of my favorite ongoing segments. Our customer’s kitchens! So often we work with our clients for months as they bring their project into focus. We’re emailing, calling, and re-quoting back and forth. Then they accept delivery and we never hear from the again. We never get to see the final project. Attention Kieffer customers, shoot me an email with your kitchen pictures and I’ll post `em. And now onto the show!
A Kitchen Near and Dear to My Heart
I’m happy to brag that these are MY customers and their kitchen. So let’s dive in and take a look:
I could go on and on about the wonderful use of colors and that incredible granite, but we talk appliances here so check out that awesome 36-inch wide GE Profile French door refrigerator. This unit, model GFE29HSDSS, is actually a full-depth unit, but the kitchen design recessed the refrigerator into the wall to appear counter-depth while still giving my customers tons of capacity (29-cubic feet, if you’re counting). We’ll get a better look at the microwave and wall oven here:
Here’s a combination you don’t see every day, a Sharp convection microwave with a trim kit installed above a 30-inch Electrolux Wave Touch oven. Sharp’s microwave, model R930CS, doubles as a microwave and a small convection oven. Will it roast the 25-pound turkey? No, but it can bake potatoes or a tray of brownies with ease. What does roast a 25-pound turkey is the Electrolux oven. Model EW30EW55GS has the sleek and easy to use Wave Touch Controls and includes a Perfect Turley button. It’s a self-cleaning oven with convection, easy glide racks, fancy blue interior, and multiple lights inside so you can see what you’re cooking.
I love when customers opt for an induction cooktop instead of an electric model because they perform far better and boil water much faster yet the strong glass top is just as easy to clean. Kitchenaid’s 36-inch induction cooktop, model KICU569XBL, gives them plenty of room to cook.
In my opinion, chimney style hoods pair so well with cooktops, and since my customers have impeccable taste, they chose a hood from XO Ventilation. Model XOS36S gives my clients the style they’re looking for and the proper power needed to exhaust smoke and grease. Perfect choice, guys!
To the right of the sink is the dishwasher, and they hit a home run with a Miele. Not only are Miele dishwashers super quiet, but they are also coated with a protective layer that resists pesky fingerprints.
Will all of the different brands of appliances incorporated into the design, this kitchen is a perfect example of illustrating that you don’t have to select the same brand of appliances for everything to look good. Here’s another shot for your viewing pleasure:
Not a Kitchen But Still Blog Worthy
When your kitchen is already renovated, what more can you do with appliances? Use them to complete an entertaining center of course! That’s exactly what our clients did with their basement; turning it from a dark, dingy room to an entertaining powerhouse.
There is so much going on in this bar area I don’t know where to begin. When in doubt, start with beer. See the double tap on the counter? That’s connected to a Summit 24-inch kegerator, model SBC490BIFRTWIN, and it holds two sixtels of your choice. But it doesn’t stop there.
To the right of the beer tap is a Bosch 500 series dishwasher with a flush handle. Model SHP65TL5UC features a third rack for cutlery, is ridiculously quiet, and even has stem ware holders for wine glasses. Speaking about wine, there’s plenty in this basement. Below the counter on the right sits two U-Line units. The first is a 1000 series wine unit, model 1175WCS13. This is a single temperature zone unit ideal for storing reds or whites. My guess is they store reds in this unit because next to it is another U-Line piece, model 1175BEVS15. Categorized as a beverage center, this unit has two racks for wine and a couple of shelves for beer, mixers, or whatever else they want to put inside. Since this unit gets cold enough for beer, I bet they use the wine racks inside for white.
I know what you’re thinking, “they don’t have any ice for their guests.” How wrong you are. Below the counter and to the right of the sink is a Scotsman 15-inch ice maker. Model DCE33PA1SSD produces up to 30 pounds of ice per day and stores 26 pounds at a time. Considered a clear ice maker, it constantly makes fresh ice which means it needs to melt the old ice. That’s no problem with this unit because it has a built-in pump which moves the melted ice (otherwise known as water) into the drain that’s connected to the sink.
If you’re not enthused about this bar area, then I’m pretty sure you don’t have a pulse and you should go see a doctor. Here’s another shot for of the bar area:
I Saved the Best for Last
I’m not going to lie. This next kitchen is pretty impressive. Maybe impressive doesn’t quite cover what you’re about to see. This is a family who loves to cook and it shows with their kitchen:
First of all, this design screams panel ready appliances. Nearly everything is hidden behind the custom cabinet fronts. Like the two Miele built-in refrigerators behind the center island. But take a closer look. See that arched hole in the center of the back wall? That, appliance fans, is a WoodStone pizza oven. These things are enormous and generate a ton of heat. It cooks pizzas in about five minutes. How do I know this? Because we have one in our showroom and we make pizzas all the time. But it’s not just for pizza. Anything that goes into an oven can go into WoodStone’s pizza oven. Now onto the range:
What you’re looking at is BlueStar’s new Platinum Series range, model BSP6010B. It’s 60-inches wide and features ten burners. The beauty of BlueStar’s Platinum ranges is their ability to insert a griddle or grill over two of the burners. This is different from many other brands that feature built-in griddles or grills. Incidentally, BlueStar ranges can be customized in over 190 different colors. The one pictured is Jet Black.
Pictured above the sink and to the far left is a Miele coffee system. This baby freshly grinds beans for every cup of coffee. But it does way more than coffee, it makes killer espresso as well as foams milk for cappuccinos and macchiatos. The appliance on the right is Miele’s built-in microwave. Both units feature Miele’s Cleantouch stainless steel which is extremely fingerprint resistant.
In this image, we see a nice little trick being played on us. Miele’s combi-steam oven is revealed behind the cabinet. This steam oven is for more than just vegetables. Breads, turkeys, and casseroles are ideal for steam ovens.
Hoods like this aren’t just hanging around a warehouse waiting to be purchased. No sir. This is a custom hood designed by, well I don’t know because we didn’t supply it for the customer. They had already purchased it before we arrived with the rest of the appliances.
That wraps up this edition of our customer’s kitchens. If you’d like your Kieffer kitchen featured on the blog, shoot me an email. I promise I won’t bite.
Until next time, America!
-The Kieffer’s Guy