GE Advantium Ovens – Enjoy Professional Quality Food 8 Times Faster

In these times of hectic schedules most people don’t think about cooking their dinner until after work late in the day. By that time if you want to cook anything decent it means you will be spending your free time in the kitchen. With the new Advantium oven from GE, there is no need to preheat so you can start a healthy, delicious meal for your family as soon as you get in the door. In just minutes oven quality food is cooked in an Advantium oven. Here is the story behind this remarkable appliance.

Advantium ovens are available in Over the Range microwave styling or in built in Wall Oven styling. Both combine Speedcook, True European Convection and Sensor Microwave into one appliance. Both styles of oven also include 75 preprogrammed recipes that allow you to pick what you are cooking and let the advantium do the work for you, producing professional quality results. The Speedcook technology allows you to cook oven quality food up to 8 times faster than a conventional oven.

GE Profile Advantium Oven Cooking Times

The Over the Range microwave model also includes a built in 300 cfm venting system. If you choose the built in Advantium wall oven, you get a large 1.7 cu ft family size capacity. You also get a grill tray that allows to actually grill food for off the grill taste and texture. The glass touch controls and control dial are sleek looking and easy to clean and make setting the oven or selecting a recipe a breeze.

The Advantium oven is a unique appliance made under the GE Profile and GE Monogram labels. To find out more and to browse the entire lineup of Advantium wall ovens and Advantium Microwaves please visit Karl’s Appliance

Samsung Things are Really Cooking Promotion Doubled through 10/31/2010

Karls Appliance is offering customers a great way to build the kitchen of their dreams with the opportunity to save $800 when purchasing a kitchen appliance package from Samsung. Customers purchasing an induction range get a Free Circulon Infinite Series Starter Cookware Set. This national $400 rebate has been doubled by Karl’s Appliance to $800 for a limited time only so be sure to visit www.karlsappliance.com to make sure you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime deal. Appliances included in this promotion include ranges, refrigeration, microwaves, and dishwashers

Cooking with your Countertop or Over the Range Microwave – A Users Guide

When cooking in a microwave, whether it be a countertop or over the range model, you need to be aware of what can and cannot be used. This applies to cookware, dishes, and utensils. Safety always comes first, and this guide will hopefully make you a safer, and better cook.

First and foremost when considering cooking in the microwave, metal is a big no no. Metal actually reflects the waves generated by your microwave causing it to burst into flames. Products like glass, paper, plastic, and most ceramic allow the waves to pass through to the food, which is how it cooks. It is important to make sure an item you put in the microwave has no metal anywhere including around the rim, in a twisty tie, or in the actual composition of the cookware. Metals such as gold, silver, and platinum are sometimes not visible, but are present in some types of cookware. It is best to confirm that your cookware is certified microwave safe before using it.

Items that are safe for use in microwaves include paper, plastic dishes, most glass and ceramic, and boilable plastic pouches. Special care should taken when using Styrofoam, and plastic that it not be cooked too ling as it will melt under extreme heat. It is also important to make sure to keep 1″ space between the dish and each side of the microwave.

By following these simple guidelines, you will enjoy longer life from your cooking appliance, while also ensuring your safety. For all your microwave needs be sure to visit Karls Appliance

Over the Range Microwaves vs Range Hoods – A Buying Guide

When building a new kitchen or replacing an old range and ventilation, a customer is faced with the decision of using a a range hood or over the range microwave. An over the range (OTR) microwave is a microwave that mounted under a cabinet, above the surface of a range or cooktop. The unit functions as a normal microwave but also has a ventilation fan that can suck in exhaust and re circulate it through a filter or in some cases vent to the outside through duct work. A range hood is a dedicated ventilation system that is most often vented to outside the home.

Safety is one major concern to take into consideration when making your choice. When the microwave is mounted above the range normally about 5 feet making it hard to use for people who are short, and children. This can make for a dangerous situation trying to heat up a heavy plate. There is also the issue of hitting your head if you accidentally leave the door open. As far as a ventilation hood, there is little safety concern as long as it is hooked up properly.

Design is another factor to consider when making your choice. While today’s over the range microwaves are available in a variety of coordinating styles and colors, some may still find the look dated and not very “professional”. If it is a clean, professional style look you are after, a range hood would probably be the better choice for you. They are more minimal and match better with today’s high end appliances.

The most important factor to consider is the effectiveness of each appliance. Typically an OTR microwave is 300 cfm (cubic feet of air movement per minute). In addition an over the range microwave is typically 12 in deep in comparison to a range hood which are usually at least 19 in deep. Comparatively a range hood can offer anywhere from 500 – 1500 cfm while covering more burner surface. If you have a powerful, professional range, and if you cook a lot, it may be beneficial to choose a range hood. However if you don’t use the burners often, and have a lack of space for a microwave, the OTR microwave may be the right choice for you.

In conclusion there is no one right choice. Each individual must weigh the options, and determine their circumstances in order to make the right ventilation choice for their home. For all your microwave and ventilation needs from all brands including GE, Viking, Wolf, Maytag, Broan, and more visit Karls Appliance

Cooking Appliance Care: Tips For Cleaning Your Oven/Range/Stove/Cooktop

If you’re like many of our customers, you probably have some questions about the best way to clean your new (or not-so-new) cooking appliance.

Every appliance is different, but here are some general tips for keeping your oven, range, stove or cooktop looking its best.

General Cooking Appliance Cleaning Tips:
• Always wait until the appliance has cooled before cleaning. Aside from the obvious danger of getting burned, many cleaners will create an unpleasant odor when used on hot surfaces.
• Avoid abrasive cleaners, as they may permanently scratch stainless steel surfaces.
• Clean up spills immediately. Some cooking liquids and salt may “pit” or stain cooking surfaces.
• Remove grease and fingerprints using a spray degreaser. To avoid streaking, spray the cleaner onto a cloth first and then immediately wipe clean.

Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances:
• Clean stainless steel surfaces using a nonabrasive stainless steel cleaner applied with a soft, lint-free cloth. Follow by lightly wiping the surface with dampened microfiber cloth. Next, polish with a dry chamois.
• For best results, always wipe stainless steel surfaces with the direction of the grain and keep the cloth in continuous contact with the surface.

Still have questions on caring for your new cooking appliance? Visit us online at http://www.karlsappliance.com.