A Home Builders Chronology by Laurie DaRosa
TODAY’S DECISION: Appliances
Hello Friends!!! This week’s blog is going to be about appliances. If you are ever in the market for new appliances I suggest you go to Clarke’s in Milford. Or, if you just want to experience a fabulous field trip, head on over.
Clarke’s only carries one brand of each appliance. They do all your research for you and choose the appliances they feel are the best out there. The Saleswoman was extremely knowledgeable and quite good. She made me want to buy everything!!! Of course my practical, sensible husband was with me, thankfully.
In keeping with our Made In America theme, we have attempted to chose appliances that were made here. The Sub-Zero Freezer Company was founded in 1945, by Westye F. Bakke in Madison, Wisconsin. The company currently has production facilities in Madison, Wisconsin,; Phoenix, Arizona; Richmond, Kentucky; and , Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Isn’t that awesome!
There is so much to learn. We had a Sub-Zero in our last home and never once did we have a problem. So we knew that is what we wanted. This time we went with a bigger refrigerator because after all there are two of us. Not sure why we felt the need now that our children are grown and both married, we needed a bigger fridge. I think it is for all our family and friends that will be stopping by 😉
I had been doing research on Steam Ovens. I am a vegan therefore veggies are my fiends. One of the healthiest ways to preserve all the nutrients of cooked veggies is to steam them. What I found out is that steaming is also the best way to heat up leftovers. Another of my favorite things to do!!! I was sold. I forwent the microwave for the steam oven. The Steam Oven is made by Wolf Range Company, a California based company that was acquired by Sub-Zero Company. Yeah for the US of A!
I once went to a friend’s house and they had a warming drawer. Since we love to entertain, I thought that would be a great idea. Instead of two ovens, I went with the warming drawer.
As for our stove, I decided I wanted to get be able to grill inside. We decided to get a range that allows us to do so. I can’t wait to try it out. Once again…Made In America!!!
On to the dishwasher. Sorry to say this but we bought an Asko Dishwasher. It is made in Vara, Sweden on a family farm. I’m OK with that. The man designed the original for his Mom. How bad can he be, he loves his Mom! It is very quiet and energy efficient.
One more thing checked off my list We are getting there. Talk soon!