Celebrity Couple Create A Deco Kitchen With ILVE

Blog Post: Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend’s Eye-Catching ILVE
Published by EuroChef, December 13, 2016

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Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend recently installed a 30″ Matte Black ILVE range with brass accents into their NYC apartment, acting as a functional centerpiece for the celebrity couple.

“Space is at a premium in our small NYC apartment and unfortunately our kitchen is the size of a coat closet. We needed the power of a professional range and also wanted something beautiful, because whatever was there would always be viewable from the living room. When we found our black and brass ILVE, we knew it was the only stove that would make us both happy. Now anytime we have company, everyone asks about it. It looks dynamic in our Deco kitchen and it never fails to impress while cooking. It’s truly become a centerpiece for not just our kitchen but also our apartment.”‎ – Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend

Christina Hendricks is best known for her role as Joan Holloway in the AMC drama television series Mad Men, for which she was nominated for six Emmy Awards. Her husband, Geoffrey Arend, currently plays speech writer Matt Mahoney on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary.

For more details on ILVE products, click here.ilve-majestic-30-inch-with-hood

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

Vent-A-Hood Receives Patent

Press Release: Vent-A-Hood Patent: Another patent was awarded to Vent-A-Hood – this one for the ARS ductless hood
Published by Vent-A-Hood, December 2, 2016

holdinguppatentVent-A-Hood has some of the oldest and longest-standing patents in range hood ventilation from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Over the decades, the company has become something of an expert in the leadership position and design requirements it takes to earn a patent. Today, that includes its newest patent for the Air Recovery System (ARS) Duct Free Range Hood.  While ductless hoods have been on the market for some time, Vent-A-Hood vowed not to manufacture a ductless range hood until a design met its high standards for collecting cooking contaminants and cleaning the air to the best of abilities. The 4-phase cleaning system of the ARS duct free hood was the product that finally reached Vent-A-Hood’s high engineering standards — and, likewise, the unique recognition of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In a recent ceremony, the official patent was presented by CEO Miles Woodall III on a plaque to Bob Seloff, Vent-A-Hood engineer, for his instrumental role in developing the ARS line.

Utilizing a proprietary 4-phase technology, Vent-A-Hood®’s ARS series is ideal for light residential cooking where venting is not possible. They’re powerful, quiet, efficient, easy to maintain, and, because they’re duct-free, they offer unlimited design freedom.

Vent_A_Hood_ARS_REVISEDWhile conventional ductless hoods return contaminants into the kitchen, a duct-free ARS Vent-A-Hood® is in a different class of kitchen ventilation systems. The 4-phase ARS process systematically eliminates contaminants, reclaiming the air and returning it clean and fresh into the kitchen.

  • Phase 1: Active canopy technology effectively captures cooking vapors
  • Phase 2: Centrifugal grease extractor removes grease from air stream
  • Phase 3: Massive activated carbon bed has 50 times more exposure than conventional ductless hoods
  • Phase 4: High efficiency micro-filter uses interception, impaction and diffusion process to capture even minute smoke particles

Contemporary kitchen with stainless steel and wood unitsAnd because the 4-phase kitchen ventilation process works so well, your home interior, including furnishings and fabrics, stay cleaner and last longer, allowing you to continue cooking and entertaining in your home for years to come.

Like all Vent-A-Hood® systems, the ARS kitchen ventilation is made in the USA and offers the quality, craftsmanship, and performance you’ve come to expect from the company that invented kitchen ventilation. We work hard to live up to our reputation as the most respected name in home ventilation. So, not only do we make sure you get better air, we guarantee you get great value.

For more details on Vent-A-Hood® products, click here.

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Vent-A-Hood®
 was founded in 1933 in Richardson, Texas, and is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in the USA. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood® is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood® products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada.

For more information visit www.ventahood.com or www.facebook.com/VentAHood

From 1950’s To Today’s Trend

Blog Post: ILVE Transforms A 1950’s Kitchen Into An Entertainment Destination
Published by EuroChef, November 29, 2016

after-island2-1024x768In Houston, Texas the heart of a 1950’s ranch was transformed into a beautifully designed entertainment destination with the help of a 48” ILVE Majestic range.

Designer Vi Khanh Hoang, who specializes in custom renovations that are adhered to the client’s lifestyle, renovated the kitchen within the footprint of the original home. She was able to incorporate the existing structure of the kitchen with an open and functional layout for entertaining friends and family.

“The dimensions of the kitchen stayed the same, but the layout had significant modifications,” explained Vi Khanh Hoang. “We removed two walls and relocated range and refrigerator to different walls. We added a large island, a coffee/drink area, a prep/sink area, and a cooking area.”

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-13-08-am-1024x381The kitchen was inspired by the classic and clean trend mixed with a warm cottage feel that is popular in interior design today. A 48” Matte Graphite ILVE range with brass trim helped to bring these styles together while still meeting the personal need for a powerful cooking appliance.after-range-wall-1024x768

“We wanted a professional range that had an old world feel with today’s convenience. This range had high BTU’s, rotisserie function, warming drawer, glass on the oven door, beautiful brass hardware and could be customized. And it was just simply gorgeous!”

For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

A Very Merry Moscato

Blog Post: Pink Moscato Wine Cocktail with Spiced Rum and Cranberry By Leah Kalemba
Credit: The Wine Bar
Published by Marvel, December 1, 2016

harkness_03A festive spirit for the holidays, this Pink Moscato Wine Cocktail is beautiful in presentation and delights with a perfect harmony of flavors. Pink Moscato is balanced with the warm flavor of spiced rum, the tartness of cranberry juice, and the sweetness of pineapple juice and grape soda. Sour mix and orange bitters add delicious depth sure to please your palate.

Ingredients

1 bottle ROSE’N’BLUM™ PINK MOSCATO
4 oz Captain Morgan® Spiced Rum
16 oz Cranberry Juice
8 oz Pineapple Juice
12 oz Grape Soda
4 oz Sour Mix (equal parts simple syrup, lime juice and lemon juice)
3 dashes Orange Bitters
4 dashes Aromatic Cocktail Bitters

Instructions

To make the simple syrup, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and stir in 1 cup of sugar until dissolved.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Reserve 1-1/3 oz to make the sour mix with equal parts lime juice and lemon juice.
Store remainder in a container in your Marvel Refrigerator.
Mix all ingredients in pitcher over Marvel Clear Ice. Stir.
Garnish with lemon wheels, lime wheels or cherries.
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More About Moscato Wine

Moscato d’Asti is expanding in popularity among wine enthusiasts for its lighter, sweeter flavor profile and lower alcohol content (5 to 8% abv). Known for its blend of sweet peach, orange blossom and nectarine flavors, Pink Moscato is typically created from Muscat Blanc grapes, possibly one of the oldest cultivated varieties in the world.

It dazzles wine enthusiasts with its aromatic fragrance, light fruit-forward palate, and spritzy character as a frizzante. Wine expert Stacy Slinkard describes its appeal as such. “Moscato’s inherent aromatics are simply stunning – orange blossom, honeysuckle, almonds, ginger and ultra expressive fruit dominated by green grapes, citrus tones and ripe peach nuances. From pear and apple, to orange and lime with consistent appearances in the ripe, juicy peach and apricot category, Moscato’s flavors are extraordinarily fruit-filled. The delicate cascade of bubbles, light body and sweet surprise culminate to woo and win many unsuspecting palates to the wide world of wine.”

For more information on Marvel products, click here.

AGA MARVEL is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/marvelamericas/

Delicious Holiday Crostini

Blog Post: Easy Holiday Crostini Recipe By Leah Kalemba
Published by Marvel, December 9, 2016

aga-holiday-crostini-fullCanapés are perfect for holiday parties, and they’re quick and easy in your AGA. Flex your host muscles without breaking a sweat with this simple yet impressive crostini recipe!

Ingredients
1 baguette
1 package Boursin cheese
4 – 5 tomatoes
1 jar of sliced black olives
Basil leaves for garnish

Directions
Cut a small, narrow loaf such as a baguette into slices, about ½” thick.
Spread with a soft cheese such as Boursin.
Top with a slice of tomato and sliced olives.
Sprinkle with grated cheese and place on a piece of Bake-O-Glide on an AGA baking tray.
Place on the floor of the Roasting Oven (or 425°F in a conventional oven) and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
Serve spread with Tapenade and top with prosciutto and a basil leaf. Crostini can also be topped with prosciutto, mozzarella and chives.


Variations
Spread with pesto instead of Boursin.
Top with tomato slice, season and cover with goat cheese.
Brush both sides of the bread slices with olive oil and toast uncovered.

For more information on AGA products, click here.apro48agss-48-aga-pro-range-w-rapidback-convection-4

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 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges

Creamy Holiday Potatoes

Blog Post: Holiday Potatoes
Published by Caliber Appliances, December 17, 2016

caliber-holiday-potatoes-fullThis is a great easy and delicious recipe to bake in your Caliber range for the holidays. Wash and peel the potatoes. Thinly slice the potatoes and then soak in water for four hours to get the starch out of the potatoes. Drain water from the potatoes. Melt one stick of butter and then pour over the potatoes. Layer the potatoes in a baking dish with salt, white pepper and fresh grated Romano cheese until the pan is full. Cover with heavy cream 2/3 of the way up the pan, using approximately 1/2 quart or more depending on the size of your dish.

Ingredients:

6-8 small/medium sized Russet potatoes
6-8 small/medium sized Golden Yukon potatoes One stick of butter (1/2 cup)
Grated Romano cheese
Salt and white pepper
Heavy cream (about 1/2 quart)

Directions: 

Bake at 400oF until bubbly (approximately 30 minutes). Turn down the heat to 250oF until the potatoes are soft (approximately 40-60 minutes). If you prefer your potatoes to have a little crisp on top, then broil them an additional 4-5 minutes, but keep watch. WARNING: These potatoes are addictive, and so they are a perfect treat over the holidays!Caliber Pro Range 36”

To download the recipe, click here.

For more information on Caliber products, click here.

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Caliber Appliances
 was born out of a creative passion for culinary design and engineering. Elegant in form and functional prowess, every product is designed with a simple goal of exceeding the expectation of the most seasoned cooking aficionado. Every line, every feature, every detail down to the tooling on the burners is built with an intense devotion to providing the customer amazing results.

For more information visit www.caliberappliances.com or www.facebook.com/CaliberRangeCorporation

Dita Von Teese’s AGA Kitchen

Excerpt from: Dita Von Teese Loves Hosting Fondue Parties by Sierra Tishgart
Published by The Grub Street, September 30, 2016
Reposted: A Day in Dita Von Teese’s AGA Kitchen by Leah Kalemba
Republished by AGA, October 12, 2016

dita-von-teese_portrait-by-ali-mahdavi1-620x934Glamorous Dita Von Teese is timeless in her craft, from her signature red lips to her Golden-era Hollywood style. With a steadfast artistic vision and an eye for showmanship, it seems only natural the starlet was attracted to the vintage good looks of an AGA cast iron range, the new focal point of her kitchen.

In the following interview by Grub Street, she chronicles her experiences with food and drink – and how home-cooked AGA meals have changed her life.

“I love cooking and recently redid my kitchen in a Snow White fairy tale–Art Deco–meets–Tudor style, and it might just be the most glamorous room in the house, so I like to spend a lot of time in there. When I remodeled my kitchen, I bought a British-racing-green cast-iron Aga stove, with copper accents. It’s a real showpiece when people walk into my kitchen. I’d been fantasizing about it for a long time — it’s what Julia Child used.

dita-von-teese-quoteI read my manual a lot, and it includes a recipe for the famous slow-cooked porridge, which has been life-changing. I mixed the steel-cut oats with water and salt in my heart-shaped cast-iron pan, and popped that in the low-temperature oven to cook overnight. Even my boyfriend, who doesn’t like oatmeal, is completely astonished that it doesn’t have butter and cream in it.

I come home and take the porridge out of the oven and make my favorite extra-smoky Mariages Frères Lapsang Souchong tea. I’ve got so many friends addicted to this that now I have to leave space in my luggage for it when I go to Paris. The porridge is divine as usual, like a creamy soufflé with chewy baked browned edges. I pour some maple syrup on it and again marvel at how this can come out so deliciously with just water, oatmeal, and salt! I really need more witnesses to how amazing this porridge is.

I love hosting themed potluck dinners at my house. I decided to make a cheese fondue served with vegetables and bread to dip, and Champagne. It was a huge hit. I read that the first person to drop something into the fondue has to host the next fondue party. I’ve long wanted to host a “Fundue Fondue” party, with fondues of all different kinds, and everyone wearing amazing wigs — like how Ellen von Unwerth used to host wig parties in Paris. Perhaps next time. But potlucks are great, because people love thinking of a dish to bring and bragging about it. And also, you don’t have to do much work, except for the cleanup.

I’ve always loved cooking and entertaining. I like making things that are beautiful — things that people go “Ooh and ahh” over. It’s one of the reasons I chose the fondue. I said to my boyfriend, “What am I going to make? Everyone expects me to make something exciting!” I like the wow factor, but I don’t like to make complicated meals. Simple things that are impressive. One of the reasons is that I travel so much for work, and I eat out a lot, and I always miss making my own, simple, unfussy food at home. I find it to be very therapeutic.”

To read the full article, click here.

For the AGA Oatmeal/Porridge recipe, click here.

For more information on AGA products, click here.

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AGA MARVEL
 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges

5 Buying Tips From Marvel

Blog Post: Buying Guide: Undercounter Refrigerator Appliances by Leah Kalemba
Published by Marvel, September 13, 2016

marvel-tips-0Undercounter refrigeration is not merely a box to keep things cold nor is it a commodity item decided on a simple matter of price. Today’s options provide varying degrees of cooling performance, storage configurations, styles and finishes. And, undercounter options have expanded to beverage centers, wine cellars, freezers, ice machines and beer dispensers to offer even more diverse preservation capabilities for your home. Below are 5 tips to consider before purchasing.

  1. TEMPERATURE STABILITY
    BUYER TIP: Choose an undercounter refrigerator with forced air circulation, like Dynamic Cooling Technology from Marvel.

marvel-tips-1We all know the measure of a good refrigerator is how well it cools, but are you aware that several undercounter brands’ cabinet temperature can fluctuate by as much as 10 to 15 degrees?

There is a distinct difference in cooling technologies across the industry.  Low-grade static cold plate cooling creates disparities in air distribution, creating an uneven temperature stratification effect.  In other words, the top compartment might be 15 degrees warmer than the bottom and other areas might cause items to frost.  Dynamic forced air actively recirculates cold air throughout the cabinet from top to bottom and is an upgrade worth investing in, especially if you plan to store wine and delicate foods.


  1. COOLDOWN TIME
    BUYER TIP: Select a model with a proven cooldown rate.  For example, Marvel’s rapid cooldown is tested to be up to three times faster than other models

marvel-tips2Surprisingly, few homeowners consider this aspect when shopping for an undercounter refrigerator and it’s an attribute that can impact your lifestyle the most. Rapid cooldown is a necessary convenience for today’s fast-paced lifestyles, and particularly important when stocking your undercounter refrigerator full of room-temperature cases of beverages for a party later than night. Nothing takes the refreshing zest out of a carbonated beverage like serving it lukewarm.


  1. ENERGY-SAVING FEATURES, EFFICIENCY AND OPERATING COSTS
    BUYER TIP: Be sure to read the product’s Energy Guide for projected annual energy costs, and look for the ENERGY STAR® mark.

marvel-tips-3In 2014, The Department of Energy enforced more stringent energy regulations on the appliance industry. Michigan-based manufacturer AGA Marvel welcomed the changing regulations as an opportunity to retool its entire undercounter line, and now offers the largest collection of ENERGY STAR® rated undercounter appliances.  In fact, many of its models exceed the EPA ENERGY STAR® requirements – in some cases by 30%!

Look for additional energy-saving options, such as integrated controls with Eco mode, Vacation mode and Delay Start. And, there are features that prevent energy loss, too, like Close Door Assist to automatically bring the door to a gentle close and alarms to alert you of energy-compromising issues.

Another measure of thermal efficiency is the model’s cabinet and door insulation, as it’s the most effective protection from external heat transfer and cold air loss and affects overall efficiency.


  1. CAPACITY AND STORAGE FLEXIBILITY

    BUYER TIP: Insist on versatile storage solutions like cantilevered shelving and convertible shelving that can adapt to fit your lifestyle as it changes.

marvel-tips4Review storage options and interior capacity of models at the footprint size you need.  Ask yourself, will this model suit my storage needs now and in the future? Can it fit extra-large platters and pizza boxes? Can it accommodate tall items? Does it offer optional wine storage?  Is there a clear rollout bin to store loose items or produce? Pick a model able to store the items you use most often.


  1. FIT AND FINISH
    BUYER TIP: Explore finish options with timeless appeal, and consider the fully integrated look of overlay panels.

marvel-tips5Manufacturers offer undercounter models in a variety of aesthetics, including solid and glass-framed doors in stainless steel, black, custom panel-ready and other finishes. If you prefer a truly built-in look, you’ll want a panel-ready model with a soft-close integrated hinge to seamlessly blend with your cabinetry.

To read the full article, click here.

For more information on Marvel products, click here.

AGA MARVEL is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/marvelamericas/

ILVE Featured in Design*Sponge’s 2016 Fall Color Report

Excerpt From: Fall Color Report by Caitlin Kelch
Published by Design*Sponge, August 18, 2016

ilve-design-sponge-fall-color-report-2Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™, explains “the desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.”

Pantone 17-4028, also known as Riverside. The heavy presence of blues in fall’s color story lends a sense of consistency during this voltile and turbulent time in our country. Think of the blue sky that is constantly above us, calming us, inspiring us.

To read the full article, click here.

For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

An Evening With Marvel, Networking, and Wine

Event review: NARI Silicon Valley Networking Social hosted by Picchetti Winery
Event Date: September 21, 2016
Event Sponsors: Mode Distributing and Marvel

nari-event2In September, Mode Distributing was proud to be a sponsor of the NARI Silicon Valley Networking Social. The event featured award winning wines and hearty Italian food at the historic Picchetti Winery in Cupertino California.

The Picchetti Winery’s approach to winemaking honors over 100 years of family tradition and viticulture history. The finest French, Hungarian and American oak barrels quietly nurture and coax subtle nuances for each wine – all of which are bottled carefully by hand.

nari-event1Mode Distributing’s Territory Manager, Erick Scofield was on hand to showcase a 24” Marvel Professional High-Efficiency Single Zone Wine Cellar and a 24” Marvel Beverage Center with a 60/40 split convertible shelf. Both units feature Dynamic Cooling Technology™ that delivers the industry’s best temperature stability and rapid cool down technology that is tested and proven to cool nearly 2x faster than competitors.

For more information on Marvel products, click here.

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Mode Distributing is the premier home appliance distributor in the western United States. With factory trained territory managers, elegant showrooms for hands-on instruction, and an outstanding sales support team, Mode Distributing provides the highest level of service for your building, remodeling or replacement projects. With showrooms located in Southern California, Northern California, and Colorado, Mode Distributing continues to expand its superior service across the country and provide world-class service that matches the level of its luxury products.

For more information visit www.modedistributing.com
or www.facebook.com/modedistributing

Delicious Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Recipe from: Caliber Culinary Corner: Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Published by Caliber Appliances, October 13, 2016

30620_Pumpkin_MuffinsWith the holiday season now upon us, it’s time to bake some tasty treats. The Caliber Indoor Professional Range exclusive gas convection oven provides the ease and beauty that all kitchens deserve. From mouth watering pies to delicious light and fluffy cakes, there’s nothing this appliance can’t handle.

Try this delectable Pumpkin Pie Muffin recipe from your friends at Caliber Appliances.

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Beat 2 sticks softened butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Next, beat in 4 eggs, a 15 ounce can of pumpkin, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of sifted our, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Bake in 18-20 lined muffin cups for 25 minutes on 350 degrees F.

Once muffins are cool, add cream cheese frosting.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Enjoy this great fall recipe!

INGREDIENTS FOR 18-20 PUMPKIN PIE MUFFINS:
2 sticks softened butter (1 cup) 1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
15 ounce can of pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted our
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt

To download the recipe, click here.

For more information on Caliber products, click here.

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Caliber Appliances
 was born out of a creative passion for culinary design and engineering. Elegant in form and functional prowess, every product is designed with a simple goal of exceeding the expectation of the most seasoned cooking aficionado. Every line, every feature, every detail down to the tooling on the burners is built with an intense devotion to providing the customer amazing results.

For more information visit www.caliberappliances.com or www.facebook.com/CaliberRangeCorporation

Vent-A-Hood® Launches New Website

Press Release: Vent-A-Hood® Launches Refreshed Website
Published by Vent-A-Hood, September 16, 2016

ventahood-new-website-2016Vent-A-Hood®, the company that created the modern residential range hood, has re-launched its website with a fresh design, new layout and several back-end functionality improvements.

“We are continually looking at ways to improve and enhance the customer experience, and the website is at the top of our list,” said Miles Woodall III, CEO of Vent-A-Hood®. “We want to ensure that our products and capabilities are communicated clearly on our website with beautiful photography, detailed information and in a format that is easy to navigate.”

One of the newest features of the website is the recently upgraded Build-A-Hood program, which is now an interactive online 3D hood design experience. The only 3D range hood program of its kind allows customers, kitchen designers and the public at-large to get a better and more comprehensive online design experience that will help ensure they get the exact Vent-A-Hood® range hood of their dreams.

For customers on the go, the Vent-A-Hood® website is now mobile friendly too.

To visit the new Vent-A-Hood website, click here.

For more details on Vent-A-Hood® products, click here.

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Vent-A-Hood®
 was founded in 1933 in Richardson, Texas, and is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in the USA. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood® is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood® products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada.

For more information visit www.ventahood.com or www.facebook.com/VentAHood

Mode Distributing Welcomes New Territory Manager

Press Release Published By Mode Distributing
For Immediate Release

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Mode Distributing is proud to welcome back Cortney Winger as Territory Manager. With 12 years in the kitchen and bath industry and 19 years in sales and marketing, he brings a high level of experience, training, and enthusiasm to the position. Outside of work, he enjoys sports, woodworking, and outdoor activities.

Effective immediately, Cortney will be managing the Arizona, New Mexico, and Las Vegas territories. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions or concerns.

Cortney Winger
Territory Manager
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MODE DISTRIBUTING, LLC
4945 E. Hunter Ave. Anaheim, CA 92807
Office: 714.523.1511 | Cell: 602.432.3695
Fax: 714.522.0875 | modedistributing.com

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mode_logo_webbuttonMode Distributing is the premier home appliance distributor in the western United States. With factory trained territory managers, elegant showrooms for hands-on instruction, and an outstanding sales support team, Mode Distributing provides the highest level of service for your building, remodeling or replacement projects. With showrooms located in Southern California, Northern California, and Colorado, Mode Distributing continues to expand its superior service across the country and provide world-class service that matches the level of its luxury products.

For more information visit www.modedistributing.com
or www.facebook.com/modedistributing

 

AGA Marvel Featured on NBC Show

Blog Post: AGA Marvel surprises New Jersey family with a full suite of high-end kitchen appliances on NBC’s George to the Rescue By Leah Kalemba
Published by AGA, September 9, 2016

aga-nbc-showFour years ago, doctors delivered news that would forever change Donna Myhre’s life: first, a shocking diagnosis with ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that gradually impairs motor skills and speech. And then there was more. The sixth-grade math teacher was also pregnant with her first child.

As she welcomed motherhood facing considerable challenges, Donna continued teaching and inspiring her students, and her benevolent efforts did not go unnoticed in the community.  Two school colleagues approached George Oliphant, host of NBC’s George to the Rescue, in hopes he would take on the renovation project to make Donna’s life at home easier and more enjoyable. Deeply moved by Donna’s story, George surprised her family and announced his next project was their home.

What the family did not know is that George and his rescue team decided to tackle bonus renovations, including her 3-year-old daughter’s bedroom and the aging kitchen.

apro30agss-30-aga-pro-gas-range-w-rapidbake-convection-2The show’s designer, Tyler Wisler, called on AGA Marvel in search of top-of-the-line appliances that packed a punch on performance, features and good looks, but could slide in a standard 30″ range footprint. The luxury appliance manufacturer joined “Team Myhracle” in earnest, donating a full suite of products, including the company’s newest 30″ professional range, to help transform her kitchen into a welcome place for her family to gather and enjoy good meals for years to come.

“It takes a village, and this is the village that helped rescue her house,” said George, the show’s host. “We knew we were at the right house since day one.”

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AGA MARVEL
 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges
or www.facebook.com/marvelamericas

Marvel Introduces Illuminice™

Press Release: Introducing New Marvel Clear Ice Machines
Published by Marvel, August 17, 2016

marvel-new-ice-machine2The quietest ice maker you can buy, Marvel Clear Ice Machines are now available with dazzling Sapphire and Arctic Illuminice™ Lighting and new energy-saving features to conserve up to 25% water and electricity.

Engineered to the perfect shape, density and clarity, Marvel Clear Ice immediately cools and melts slower, without imparting flavor to your fine beverages.

15″ Marvel Professional Clear Ice Machine with Sapphire Illuminice™
Like no other clear ice maker, the Marvel Clear Ice Machine produces pure, clear ice batch after batch.The exclusive Sapphire Illuminice™ Lighting features blue LED lights that shine through the pure, clear ice for a dramatic, illuminated effect. Because ice this good deserves a dazzling presentation.mp15cpp2rp-iso-open

  • Soft-close integrated hinge provides a seamless zero clearance installation and a smooth, gentle close
  • Finish options: stainless steel or overlay panel

For more information on this product, click here.

15″ Marvel Clear Ice Machine with Arctic Illuminice™
The 15″ Marvel Clear Ice Machine with Arctic Illuminice™ Lighting makes batch after batch of pure and clear ice that chills faster and melts slower so that you can take your time to enjoy your favorite drink.marvel-backlight-ice

  • The quietest ice machine on the market
  • New energy-saving options conserve water and electricity
  • Precisely produces 3/4″ consistent ice shape and density, providing faster cooling and slower melt, while taking up less space in your glass
  • Produces up to 39 pounds of clear ice daily, the equivalent of nearly eight convenience-store bags of ice

For more information on this product, click here.

For more information on Marvel products, click here.

AGA MARVEL is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/marvelamericas/

Vent-A-Hood® Receives 2016 K+BB Award

Blog Post: Vent-A-Hood® Honored by K+BB Magazine’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards
Published by Vent-A-Hood®, August 17, 2016

readers-choice-awards-logo-winnerVent-A-Hood®, the company that created the modern residential range hood, was honored in Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB) Magazine’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the best brands in kitchen ventilation.

The K+BB Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes the best brands in kitchen and bath design. Readers were asked to make their choices according to criteria including, but not limited to, local availability, the support they receive from the supplier/manufacturer, price point for their typical client budget and other category-specific criteria such as effectiveness and noise level for kitchen ventilation.vent-a-hood-and-ilve-image

“We are very honored to have been selected for this recognition by K+BB readers,” said Miles “Skip” Woodall III, CEO of Vent-A-Hood®. “At Vent-A-Hood®, we truly value the input of our customers and strive to offer the highest level of service in the industry. It is recognition such as this that keeps pushing us to meet and exceed the expectations of our loyal customers.”

For more details on Vent-A-Hood® products, click here.

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Vent-A-Hood®
 was founded in 1933 in Richardson, Texas, and is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in the USA. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood® is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood® products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada.

For more information visit www.ventahood.com or www.facebook.com/VentAHood

A Sizzling Summer Evening

Event review: NKBA SoCal Chapter Meeting hosted by Mode Distributing
Event Date: August 16, 2016
Event Sponsors: Mode Distributing, Caliber Appliances, Vent-A-Hood, EuroChef, AGA Marvel

img_1169In August, Mode Distributing hosted the NKBA SoCal Chapter meeting. The evening was filled with live music, hand served hors d’oeuvres, mouth watering BBQ, and an enlightening discussion on kitchen ventilation.

Held in an outdoor venue, the event began with The Icy Hot Club, a band consisting of two acoustic guitarists, an upright bass player, and a clarinetist to set the mood with some 1930’s jazz as guests enjoyed drinks at the bar.

img_1147Next, tray passed hors d’oeuvres from California Fresh Catering were served. On the menu… tandoori chicken skewers, bacon wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, croustade with blue cheese olive tapenade, mini crab cakes with a rémoulade dijon tart, golden puff pastry with prosciutto, gruyere and country mustard, sesame soy ahi on a crispy wonton chip, and a mini beef wellington that sent everyone’s taste buds into a frenzy. Behind the scenes, Chef Erick was on site to make sure that every single hors d’oeuvre was on par for the guests. For more information on California Fresh Catering, click here.

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The band then proceeded to raise the entertainment bar by singing familiar hits like Summertime, Blue Skies, and Ain’t No Sunshine. Based in Los Angeles, the band’s repertoire consists of modernized Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt, both instrumental and with 3-part vocal harmonies. For more info on The Icy Hot Club, click here.

As the music, engaging conversation, and exquisite libations from the open bar continued, Executive Vice President of Caliber Appliances, Dan Nichols, treated guests to some mouth watering rib eye steaks and delicious grilled zucchini grilled on site with the Caliber Pro Kamado™ Grill/Smoker. To download Caliber’s Rib Eye Steak recipe, click here. For more information on the Caliber Pro Kamado™ Grill/Smoker, click here.

Following the outdoor mixer, guests were invited into Mode Distributing’s new showroom for the remainder of the evening. With over 35 premium kitchen appliances on display, guests were treated to a plethora of luxury products ranging from kitchen hoods, outdoor grills, refrigerators, and more.

img_1181Inside, guests were treated to a CEU presentation on the fundamentals of kitchen ventilation by industry expert, Rudy Rodriguez. Rudy has been educating kitchen designers, cabinet makers, and appliance retailers on ventilation for over 13 years. With his unique experience with the mechanics of air-flow and filtration, he brought a highly desired understanding of the latest ventilation advancements for today’s demanding cooking surfaces.

The presentation effectively illustrated how proper ventilation can combat against grease and other cooking contaminants that build up on walls, cabinets, and furniture. These contaminants can affect the air you breath and the food you eat. For more info on cooking ventilation, click here.

After the presentation, Mode Distributing treated guests to gift bags and a raffle with prizes graciously provided by Vent-A-Hood, Caliber Appliance, EuroChef, and AGA Marvel. For more information on these brands, click here.

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Mode Distributing is the premier home appliance distributor in the western United States. With factory trained territory managers, elegant showrooms for hands-on instruction, and an outstanding sales support team, Mode Distributing provides the highest level of service for your building, remodeling or replacement projects. With showrooms located in Southern California, Northern California, and Colorado, Mode Distributing continues to expand its superior service across the country and provide world-class service that matches the level of its luxury products.

For more information visit www.modedistributing.com
or www.facebook.com/modedistributing

 

Sam The Cooking Guy Reviews the Caliber Pro Kamado™

Blog Post: Caliber Pro Kamado Grill/Smoker Overview
Published by Caliber Appliances, August 23, 2016

In his latest video, Chef Sam the Cooking Guy presents the ins and outs of the Caliber Pro Kamado™ Grill/Smoker.

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  • Takes grilling up a notch with it’s patent-pending flue-way system which assures better moisture retention in your grilled goods. The efficient and unique dual layered insulated oven design of the Caliber Pro Kamado™ keeps heat and moisture in while using 40% less lump charcoal than ceramic grills.
  • Relax and smoke with confidence. Set the heat for Low and Slow at 225 degrees for 4, 5, or 6 hours and let our smoker do the work. Brisket fans can run the smoker on a single stock of fuel starting at 225 degrees and see the temperature at 205 degrees—12 hours later!
  • Provides natural convection with added radiant reflection produces better airflow and browning than competitive top vented grills.
  • The industry exclusive, patent-pending integrated rotisserie option turns chicken into the family favorite in just over an hour. Crusted to perfection and rockin’ with juicy goodness, experience hands-free roasting while you prepare your side dishes for the poultry feast. Collect cooking juices for basting and sauce creation while keeping your grill clean and flare up free.

For more information on the Caliber Pro Kamado™ Grill/Smoker, click here.
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Caliber Appliances
 was born out of a creative passion for culinary design and engineering. Elegant in form and functional prowess, every product is designed with a simple goal of exceeding the expectation of the most seasoned cooking aficionado. Every line, every feature, every detail down to the tooling on the burners is built with an intense devotion to providing the customer amazing results.

For more information visit www.caliberappliances.com or www.facebook.com/CaliberRangeCorporation

Verona Range Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

Excerpt From: New Designs For Building Homes Within Reach By Amy Albert, Editor-in-Chief
Published By Professional Builder, August Edition, 2016

1212212112In the debate about how best to deliver new homes to buyers who are just starting out or just moving up, the question of attainability tends to get lost. It’s an issue that expands beyond one generation to what may be one of the most pressing questions in our industry. In its most recent “The State of the Nation’s Housing” report, released in June, The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University confirmed that while income growth and demand for new homes are on the rise, so are income inequality and rent burden. The report maintains that efforts to provide affordable housing aren’t coming close to meeting the need, with far-reaching and dire long-term consequences. As a result, providing buildable, profitable, and affordable new homes is seen by many builders as beyond their grasp at best and at worst, too labor-intensive to make sense.

However, new prototypes are challenging that idea, merging time-honored configurations with up-to-date materials and contemporary design.

1458593290-timbercraft-tiny-home-2The tiny house movement, with its promise of a lightened financial burden and less material encumbrance, has captured the country’s imagination. The 100-to-300-square-foot homes we see in shelter magazines and on design blogs are fun, but their diminutive size makes them unrealistic for many potential homebuyers. The question remains: How to create new homes that are both profitable for builders and within reach for those with modest incomes?

For a long time, the answer lay in the attached townhome, with its lower costs for buyers and better margins for builders. Another solution lies in density. After considerable market research, the development team at KTGY asked: Instead of building 1,600-to-2,100-square-foot homes at five or 10 to the acre, why not build sized-down, single-family detached homes at 10 or more to the acre, ranging from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet and which hold great potential appeal for first-time buyers—an underserved market, to say the least. The homes in turn help create a niche and could help keep builders from losing market share to the resale market.

screen-shot-2016-07-28-at-1-15-43-pmBuilding at density isn’t a new idea. One of the most popular examples, the bungalow court, is thought to have originated in Pasadena, Calif., just after the turn of the 20th century. Soon after, neighborhoods built during the 1920s and 1930s throughout the country followed suit, fitting well within the range of eight to 10 units per acre. Among the various configurations were green courts, auto courts, and alley-loaded garages.

verona-24-range-electricverona-24-range-gasIn compact homes, every inch counts. Increasingly, manufacturers are on the trend, bringing out appliances and fittings that are scaled down, great looking, and hard-working. Fridges, wall ovens, and ranges that measure 24 inches in width, an 18-inch dishwasher, a 4-by-4-foot soaking tub, a 23-by-18-inch freestanding sink vanity, and an elongated toilet use small scale to big advantage.

One manufacturer that is stepping up to the challenge is Verona.

With all the power of a full size professional range, Verona offers a 24 inch gas or electric range that packs a punch for a small space kitchen. The 24 inch gas range provides a versatile selection of both high and low power sealed burners and a turbo electric convection fan that will evenly bake foods up to 25 percent faster than a conventional oven. The 24 inch self cleaning electric range is equipped with four flexible power vitro ceramic elements and a convection oven that takes on the most demanding baking and broiling tasks.

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EuroChef USA
 is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

AGA Introduces the Mercury and Elise

Press Release: Mercury and Elise Added to Collection of AGA Designer Ranges
Published by AGA, August 18, 2016

aga-eliseAGA Designer Range Series sets out to inspire designers, builders and home owners alike. From an amazing array of colors to a stylish selection of modern trims, AGA Designer Ranges offer something for everyone.

Whether you are seeking a more traditional-style range or looking for a sophisticated, contemporary design, AGA is the cornerstone of your kitchen. This luxury designer series is available in gas and induction cooktops and all models feature multiple ovens with a variety of cooking modes. They’re not only beautiful, they are built from the highest quality components and are rigorously tested so you can bake, broil, simmer and saute for years to come.

Now part of the Designer Series, the AGA Mercury and AGA Elise offer elegant simplicity with stately precision. Offered in either dual fuel or induction, these 48 inch ranges combine superior performance with a contemporary, sleek design. Both ranges are available in gloss black, matte black, white, ivory, stainless steel, and scarlet.

AGA Mercury 48” Range
Designed for perfection, the Mercury range is a fusion of uncompromising quality and innovative design giving you ultimate cooking perfection.

A statement of high design and superior performance, the dual fuel Mercury conveys a stately, contemporary design and is built from the highest quality components. With three fast heating ovens, the Mercury gives you over 6 cubic feet of cooking space – with each oven operating independent and separate from each other giving you 3 separate temperatures to produce some of the most complicated dinners.

The multifunction oven offers seven functions for flexible cooking which include Defrost, True European Convection, Convection Grilling, Fan Assisted Oven, Conventional Oven, Browning and Base Heat for slow cooking. The main oven boasts True European Convection – the optimal way to properly and evenly heat foods.

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For more information on the AGA Mercury, click here.

AGA Elise 48” Range
Simple and sincere yet effortlessly elegant, the AGA Elise satisfies the soul as much as the eye. The AGA Elise is a marriage of old-world sensibility with an edge of sophistication giving your kitchen a fresh look no matter the generation.

The AGA Elise creates the characteristic feel of an authentic French kitchen. Available in six colors, this stunning, luxury appliance gives your kitchen the welcoming ambience it deserves. Although modernist and contemporary designs are incredibly popular among French decor, traditional French country kitchens have never lost their charming appeal. The elegance and beauty of the AGA Elise color palette evoke that very feeling and visual depth in all stylings whether contemporary, modern or traditional.

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For more information on the AGA Elise, click here.

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AGA MARVEL
 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges