Another Customer Kitchen

We’re back with another customer kitchen, also designed by Penterman Kitchens!

This kitchen primarily features GE Monogram appliances, including the 36″ All Gas Professional Range, the Built-in Oven with Advantium Speedcook Technology, the 30″ Warming Drawer, the 36″ Built-in Bottom Freezer Refrigerator, a Beverage Center and Ice Maker.  The hood is the Excalibur series from Vent-A-Hood.

Please sit back and enjoy this amazing Avon by the Sea kitchen!

 

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Training for Top Line Staff at Sub-Zero and Wolf

One of the things that sets Top Line apart is our very knowledgeable and thoroughly trained Sales Consultants.  When you shop with us, you are guaranteed a professional experience from one of our veteran sales staff.  Our sales associates truly know our brands inside and out!  To stay on top of new products, they often attend after hours training.  This past week, they visited the Sub- Zero and Wolf showroom in Pine Brook.

Sub-Zero and Wolf completely renovated their official showroom in Pine Brook for the best Sub-Zero and Wolf experience ever. The updated showroom allows you to get hands-on with the latest appliance models, including advanced M series ovens, Integrated refrigeration, induction cooktops and much more. Customers are welcome to visit as well.  Email jenniferw@toplineapl.com for more information.

While there, the Top Line team was able to experience a live cooking demonstration by the showroom chef, and see the Wolf and Sub-Zero products in action. The best part always being they get to eat the delicious results!

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New Range to Match the Microwave

Over the summer, a Scotch Plains family upgraded their old microwave to a Bosch HMV5052U.  This month, they went ahead and upgraded the range too!  They went with the NEW Bosch Benchmark Series HGIP054UC, an All Gas, Slide-In Range.

Bosch introduced their newest series, Benchmark, in February 2014. Prior to the Benchmark Series, Bosch produced four lines of product.  Bosch manufactures a vast range of product appealing to the taste and budget of nearly every customer. The newest line, the Benchmark Series, is designed to appeal to the customer looking for luxurious product without breaking the bank on some of the luxury style appliance brands.

Slide-in ranges are a good middle-ground for customers who want a built-in look but are hesitant to pay for a professional style range.  One of the biggest challenges most customers face with switching from a traditional free-standing range to a slide-in range is the need for a piece of countertop or a filler strip behind the range. The Benchmark series slide-in ranges will slide-in perfectly where a free-standing range once stood without the need for additional countertop of a filler strip.  The Benchmark slide-in ranges come with a telescopic oven rack, meat probe, and smooth-close door.

Now the microwave and range are looking great together in their kitchen!

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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%.

Photos of Top Line’s Westfield Showroom

The Top Line showrooms don’t stay one way for long.  They are ever changing to stay up-to-date with the newest models and trends.  Here are some photos of our Westfield store in its current state (although it’s in the process of changing again with new displays for Miele, Thermador, Dacor, Liebherr, and more on their way in now).

 

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Sub Zero Install in Rumson, NJ

Appliances featured:

Sub Zero 736TCI Refrigerator/Freezer: Integrated refrigeration can be used anywhere in the home. It merges seamlessly into the décor, with no visible hinges or grilles. The Sub-Zero 736TCI Refrigerator/Freezer has an upper cabinet refrigerator with freezer storage drawers. Two distinct temperature zones ensure the freshest food and energy efficiency. The Sub-Zero 736TCI Refrigerator/Freezer features an automatic ice maker.

Sub Zero 427R: The Sub-Zero 427R wine storage unit offers eight shelves of wine storage above with two bulk storage drawers below. The two individually controlled wine storage zones hold up to 78 bottles. The bulk storage area is independently controlled and is ideal for food or beverages.

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