Dishwasher Loading Tips – To Rinse or Not to Rinse…

Bosch Home Appliances brand ambassador, Danny Seo, has some dishwasher loading tips for Bosch dishwashers. To rinse or not to rinse, with Bosch there is no need to pre-rinse in their dishwashers. Check out the video below and we at Karl’s love the third rack in dishwashers…

To see the inside of  Bosch dishwashers up close in personal visit a Karl’s Appliance store located throughout New Jersey and servicing the entire NY City Metro area. We have many models on display including Benchmark, 800 Series, 500 Series, and more and we are always having sales.

Easy Clean Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel Appliances

Are you concerned about purchasing stainless steel appliances because you think they will be too difficult to keep clean? Frigidaire offers a solution that may work for you – Smudge-Proof stainless steel. There have been other easy to clean finishes that try to replicate the look of stainless steel but the Frigidaire finish is truly stainless.

Frigidaire Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel Logo

Not sure which Frigidaire appliances offer the Smudge-Proof finish? Look for Frigidaire Gallery and Frigidaire Professional Series models that end in the letter F. Products include top freezer, side by side, and french door refrigerators, gas and electric free standing and slide in ranges, microwaves, wall ovens, dishwashers, and more. To see, touch, and feel this amazing finish visit one of Karl’s Appliance stores located throughout New Jersey.

Great Fall Recipe: S’Mores Pie

Here is a wonderful pie recipe for your wall oven or range just in time for Fall! A great dessert after that apple picking trip! Thank you to GE Monogram appliances for the recipe.


½ Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter, Softened
½ Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 tsp Baking Powder
7 Ounces Marshmallow Crème
6 Hershey® Bars Broken Into Pieces
1 Cup Mini Marshmallows
½ Cup Chocolate Chip


  • Spray a 9” pie pan with pan spray
  • In a mixer with a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix well
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl
  • Add the flour, graham cracker crumbs and baking powder and mix to form a dough
  • Take half of the dough and press into the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan
  • Carefully spread the marshmallow crème into the bottom, being careful not to tear the dough
  • Cover the marshmallow crème with the Hershey® bar pieces and the mini marshmallows
  • Gently spread the remaining dough over the top. It’s ok if stuff pokes through
  • Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until golden
  • Allow to cool…if you can…for 30 minutes
  • See the original recipe here: S’Mores Pie

    Bluestar Ranges and Cooking Appliances now Available at Karl’s Appliance

    Karl’s Appliance, the leading high end appliance dealer in NJ is now an authorized dealer of Bluestar professional ranges and cooking products. Bluestar specializes in professional gas ranges but also produces hoods, gas wall ovens, cooktops and rangetops. The pro ranges will be on display at our Fairfield, Madison, and Paramus NJ appliance stores.

    Bluestar’s parent company has been manufacturing cooking ranges since 1880, but in 2002 the company introduced the Bluestar brand name offering restaurant quality ranges for residential use. Bluestar appliances are manufactured using the highest quality commercial grade stainless steel. These appliances offer specialized technologies such as the 22,000 BTU UltraNova power burner, and fully customizable options including up to 190 color choices.

    Bluestar Gas Range

    You Could Win a Trip for Two to Niagara Falls from Frigidaire

    Frigidaire Laundry

    You could win a trip for 2 to Niagara Falls!! Just go to Karl’s Appliance and click on the Frigidaire Banner to check out the NEW Frigidaire Affinity High-Efficiency Top Load Washer and Dryer and enter-to-win!

    WaterFall Wash Jets, another innovation from Frigidaire that gets your clothes Thoroughly Soaked and Thoroughly Cleaned. Go to Karl’s Appliance and click on the Frigidaire Banner to enter to win a trip for 2 to Niagara Falls from March 31-May 13, 2013

    Karl’s Appliance to Open Brand New East Brunswick, NJ Appliance Store

    Karl's Appliance Logo

    Karl’s Appliance is adding our sixth NJ Home Appliance store at 251 Route 18 South in East Brunswick, NJ. This location will join our other high end showrooms currently operating in Fairfield, Paramus, Madison, Orange, and Sparta NJ. This new location will feature a large display of kitchen appliances and kitchen vignettes from all of the top brands. Brands that will be on display at the new NJ appliance store include: Viking, Wolf, Sub Zero, Thermador, Kitchenaid, GE, Dacor, and many more.

    This new location will be Karl’s first location in Middlesex County, NJ and the store will have the largest display of high end appliances in the Central NJ area. The store should be opening shortly, check back with our appliance website for details.

    Viking Springtime is BBQ Time Instant Grill Rebate

    Viking BBQ Grill

    Now through June 30, 2013, Viking is offering consumers up to a $400 instant rebate with purchase of their 300 series Built In or Freestanding BBQ Grills. This rebate provides the perfect opportunity to kickstart the spring grilling season with a new professional grill from Viking. Visit Karl’s Appliance on the web or any of our NJ Appliance Stores to take advantage of this exciting promotion.

    Steam Oven Recipe: Baby Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Roast Pork

    Feeling adventurous? Here’s a new recipe just in time for the weekend for you to try out using your Electrolux Compact Combination Steam Oven.  This recipe serves 6-8, so go ahead and invite some friends for dinner!

    Ingredients for Pork:

    –       1 bunch baby beetroot (appx. 12 total)

    –       100g creamy goat’s cheese

    –       thyme sprigs for garnish

    –       1kg roast pork loin

    –       1 tsp salt

    –       1 pinch black pepper

    –       ½ c chopped fresh rosemary, basil, thyme or mint

    Ingredients for Dressing:

    –       ½ c blackcurrant juice concentrate

    –       1 tsp bruised anise seed

    –       2 tbsp olive oil

    –       1 tbsp red wine vinegar

    –       salt, to taste


    Scrub beetroot, leaving part of the tops on. Once cleaned, dry and place in a baking dish. Set your Electrolux Compact Combination Steam Oven at full steam.  Cook beetroot for 30–45 minutes in  preheated oven. Test doneness with a skewer or fork. Rinse in cooked beetroot in cold water and remove skins.

    Rub pork with salt, pepper, herbs, and garlic (optional). Place the roast in an ovenproof dish. Roast in preheated Electrolux Compact Combination Steam Oven, using the low-temperature program at 120°C, for about 1hr 50mins. (Core temperature of cooked meat should be appx. 55°C. Let the meat rest under a piece of aluminum foil.

    Meanwhile, mix blackcurrant juice and anise seed in a pan. Set some aside for serving, then bring the rest to a boil, reducing the liquid by half. Let the mixture cool, then strain the liquid to remove anise seed. Beat in olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season to taste with salt.

    Crumble the goat cheese over the beetroot. Garnish with thyme, anise seed, and dressing. Slice the meat into portions. Serve with beetroot salad. Enjoy!

    See the original recipe here: Baby Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Roast Pork

    Weekend Brunch Recipe: Lobster Eggs Benedict

    Here’s a delectable recipe from Wolf just in time for a weekend brunch!  Make it on your Wolf Cooktop and enjoy with a mimosa and some light music for an instant vacation experience right in your kitchen. (Makes 4 servings.)

    Main Ingredients:

    • 3 fresh lobster tails (about 1 lb total)
    • 1/4 c rice vinegar
    • 1 gallon ice water

    Ingredients for Spinach:

    • 1 peeled and finely diced shallot
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 8 c fresh spinach leaves, large stems removed
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Ingredients for Hollandaise Sauce:

    • 1 c unsalted butter
    • 1/2 c dry white wine
    • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (tarragon infused recommended)
    • 1 peeled and finely diced shallot
    • 1 tsp dried tarragon
    • 1 tsp water
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • Large pinch salt
    • 1 tbsp tarragon (chopped fresh)
    • 1 tbsp chives (chopped fresh)

    Additional Ingredients:

    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 8 large eggs
    • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 4 English muffins (split, toasted and lightly buttered)


    To Prepare Lobster: Bring 3 quarts water to a rapid boil. Add vinegar. Boil lobster for 4-5 min. Carefully remove from water with tongs and place in ice water. Remove meat from tail and set aside. (Note: lobster can be cooked one day ahead of time, covered and placed in the Sub-Zero refrigerator.)

    To Prepare Spinach: Melt butter in a 12-inch sauté pan over medium high heat. Sauté shallot until lightly brown. Add spinach and cook until fully wilted. Remove pan from heat. If needed, strain excess liquid and set aside. (Note: spinach may be a prepared a few hours in advance.)

    To Prepare Hollandaise Sauce: Melt butter in a 1 quart saucepan over low heat. Combine white wine, vinegar, shallot and tarragon in a 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add water. Whisk in egg yolks. Remove pan from heat. Whisk in the warm melted butter in a very slow stream, until sauce thickens. Add lemon juice, tarragon and chives to the sauce. Keep just barely warm until time to serve.

    To Assemble Lobster Eggs Benedict:

    Gently warm drained spinach in a sauté pan over low heat. Slice the cooked lobster meat into 8 slices. Heat very gently in sauté pan with 1 tbsp butter. Broil English Muffins until toasted. Lightly butter and keep warm.

    To Poach Eggs:

    In 6-quart stockpot over High heat on Wolf cooktop, bring 3 quarts water to a rapid boil. Add vinegar to the water. Crack eggs into a small bowl and gently place in simmering water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Poach until the whites have cooked through but the yolks are still liquid (about 3 minutes).

    Assemble the eggs benedict while eggs are poaching by placing a small amount of the spinach on each of the muffin halves. Top each muffin half with lobster. With a slotted spoon, carefully remove the eggs.  Allow the excess water to drain off each egg before placing on warm spinach and warm lobster on toasted English muffin. Top each with 1 tablespoon hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately and enjoy!


    See the original recipe here: Lobster Eggs Benedict