Voted Best of Houzz 2015!

 2015ServiceBadges-80X80Good news! We’ve been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2015 awards! We won in the Customer Service category. Visit our profile page (http://www.houzz.com/pro/toplineac) to see a “Best of Houzz 2015” winner badge on our Houzz profile page. Customers, thanks for the reviews. They mean a lot!

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“Ask the Expert” Feature from Living in Media Magazine

Ask The Expert – Mike Moretti

AskThe Expert - Mike Moretti

Mike Moretti, Owner
Top Line Appliance Center

When doing a whole kitchen remodel, what comes first? Where do you begin?

In today’s world of kitchen design, you’d typically meet with a cabinet designer first. The designer most likely would then send you to an appliance store like ours to make some preliminary selections. My suggestion is this:

     1. Pick out your wish list in terms of layout, and what I mean by that is 30″ range or 36″, or do I want a double wall oven with a cooktop or rangetop? Built-in refrigerator versus freestanding?

For most people, this is a lot to figure out on your first trip. Also try and get a feel for your budget. After that first trip, take that back to the cabinet maker to see if what you came up with will even work for your kitchen.

     2. After they’ve told you what will work, then it’s time to set your wish list and choose the best appliance in each category. If some brands do not fit your budget, then look for the best alternative until you have found what will work best for you and your kitchen. As I tell all my customers, we see the same people many times before they actually make a purchase. Appliance stores like us at Top Line are here each step of the way to help you find what works best.

So once a customer now has a place to start, what are some of the latest trends available in kitchen appliances?

In high end kitchens, the new trend is a fully flush integrated look. This can be in stainless or wood panel appliances, and it’s where the appliance sits flush with the adjacent cabinets. It gives a true custom look and finish when all completed.

More and more brands are making their products compatible to be built-in or fully flush, but it is very important to work with a professional to make sure it all comes together the correct way. High end brands such as Sub Zero, Wolf, Miele, Thermador, and Jenn-Air offer such products in their line up but can be very hard for designers and contractors to understand and get it right. I strongly suggest dealing with a network of professionals who can speak the same language and work together to make sure the design and placement of utilities are correct to give you a proper end

result.

As far as maintenance is concerned, do appliances come with a warranty?

Most appliances come with a one-year, 100% parts and labor warranty. Some brands such as Sub Zero, Wolf and Jenn-Air will increase that warranty if you choose professional installation of the appliances. In addition, extended service contracts can be purchased to give you peace of mind for your appliances.

When considering where to buy your appliances, what are the pros and cons of small vs. big box stores?

The most common mistake is to compare an appliance specialty store to one of the big box homeowner centers. Appliances can be very complex when it comes to selection, but it becomes even harder to fulfill the deliveries and installation and years of service involved. The big box home owner centers have added these to their product line up

but do none of the back end leg work and rely heavily on sub-contractors. When there is a problem it can leave the home owner struggling to get quick and responsive service. So my suggestion is to stay with a true appliance company, large or small, but committed to the industry 100%.

Faber’s Scirocco Down Draft Wins A Consumers Digest Best Buy Award

Faber Down Draft

 

Featured in the December issue of Consumers Digest magazine is the Scirocco range hood by Faber which is again a “Best Buy” winner in the range hood category.

The Scirocco won the Mid-range selection best buy in range hoods for the second time in a row. The magazine defines the Mid-range category as:

“A product that offers many popular features and good performance at a price below the top of the line for the product category.”

Faber hoods always have good value across the entire product line. To have a magazine like Consumers Digest reinforce this concept is very encouraging and exciting.

The Scirocco offers an 8″ automatic rise plenum that comes up and down with the touch of a button and reveals the stainless mesh dishwasher safe grease filters.

The Scirocco offers innovative safety features including the following:

1) Microswitches behind the grease filters that prevent the hood from moving when filters are removed

2) A spring loaded / removable Stainless steel top strip that “pops off” when an object gets in the way of the hood

Faber always pays attention to the smallest details such as: to prevent the hood from moving while being cleaned, the button to engage the hood must be held down for a “long push” to prevent inadvertent operation.

With an included 500 cfm blower in the internal 30″ and 36″ hood, multiple venting options, a brand-less top strip for mixing & matching with all cook top brands and an optional 900 cfm remote blower with the safety features only seen in competitors with higher price tags;  the Scirocco delivers the true performance and value consumers seek today.

Also check out the newest addition to the Faber collection of fine Italian hoods, the Scirocco Plus – 14″ rise down draft hood with reversible motor box