Karl’s Appliance is participating in The 37th Annual Sparta Day Celebration


On Saturday, May 19, 2012 Karl’s Appliance is participating in the 37th Annual Sparta Day. In conjunction with the Sparta Parks and Recreation Department, the Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta NJ will be hosting the fair and family festival. This event has not only become a fundraiser for local charities, but is also a much anticipated community event.

Families will love the “Kids’ Country”, offering various rides & activities for children of all ages. Plus there will be over 100 vendors, rides, entertainment, food and a raffle with an assortment of prizes.

Event Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM (Event will take place Rain or Shine)
Event Location: Station Park, Station Road, Sparta NJ

Come Visit Us! Karl’s will be located in Section A.

Karl’s Experience, The Magazine Has Arrived

NJ Appliance Store

Karl’s Appliance has published its premier issue of “Karl’s Experience” which we’re sure everyone will enjoy. The magazine highlights experiences, kitchen trends, recipes, Q&A, tips and much, much more! Some of the features you will find in our first issue include:
• Steaming Up The Kitchen
• The Vegan & The Carnivore – a family comes together with a varied menu
Outdoor Kitchens
• Wine Chillers vs. Wine Storage
• A community experience highlighting Rago Bothers
• Industry Resources
• And more!

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next issue or the Karl’s Experience blog
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Please e-mail your experiences to Cathy McConnell at myexperience@karlsappliance.com

Please Note: Due to space constraints not all experiences submitted will be published in the magazine. Only a first name and last initial will be used.

Two Leading NJ Newspapers Cover Karl’s Appliance 70th Anniversary

Sparta, NJ Appliance Store

Karl’s Appliance 70th Anniversary Celebration was recently covered in two leading NJ newspapers. The NJ Herald, Sussex County NJ’s largest newspaper ran a story on 10/24 about our Sparta, NJ appliance store. The Sparta showroom features over 5,000 square feet of high end and traditional appliance displays. The Sussex County, NJ store took the place of Karl’s former appliance store in Newton, NJ.

Paramus NJ Appliance Store

The Newark Star Ledger, NJ’s largest newspaper also ran a story on our 7oth anniversary on 10/16/2011. This article covers the growth of Karl’s Appliance original store in Belleville, NJ to our newest Bergen County appliance store in Parmaus, NJ. Karl’s currently operates 6 appliance stores in NJ that carry everything from high end appliances from Sub Zero, Wolf, and Viking to traditional household appliances from GE and Whirlpool.

Cooking Appliance Care and Cleaning Guide

Cleaning Kitchen Appliances

We at Karl’s Appliance have been selling cooking appliances for many, many years. In fact, Karl’s was founded in 1941 – nearly seven decades ago!

We find our customers often have questions about cleaning their cooking appliances. In this article we will attempt to answer the question “What is the best way to care for my new range, stove, cooktop, oven, or other cooking appliance?”

First, 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. Here are some other tips that we have found are useful:

General Cooking Appliance Cleaning Tips:

• Do not use abrasive cleaners. These may permanently scratch stainless steel surfaces.
• Some cooking liquids as well as salt may “pit” or stain cooking surfaces. Remove these spills immediately.
• Use a spray degreaser to remove grease and fingerprints. Spray onto a cloth first and wipe clean immediately to avoid streaking.
• To clean stainless steel surfaces use a soft, nonabrasive stainless steel cleaner and apply with a soft, lint-free cloth. Follow by lightly wiping the surface with dampened microfiber cloth. Next, follow by polishing with a dry chamois. When wiping stainless steel surfaces always the direction of the grain and keep the cloth in continuous contact with the surface.

Cooking Ranges Cleaning Tips:

• For best results, wipe up spills and splatters immediately after the appliance has cooled. If they are allowed to “cook on,” they may permanently damage or stain the unit.
• To remove hard water stains use white vinegar and water.
• Use caution when using caustic spray cleaners. These may damage adjacent parts and finishes. Protect adjacent parts by masking them off to avoid potential damage by overspray.
• Avoid using spray cleaners on control knobs and igniters. Damage can occur to these sensitive parts if they get wet.
• If in doubt about using a specific cleaner check the label on the bottle. To test the cleaner use on a small, inconspicuous area of the appliance first.
• Never wipe a hot or even warm porcelain surface with a damp sponge as it may cause chipping or crazing. Crazing creates tiny hairlike cracks in the porcelain.
• Hand wash all decorative parts including knobs, grates, burner caps, and the like. Many claim to be dishwasher safe however, better to err on the side of caution and clean these by hand with a gentle detergent.

Cleaning Porcelain Enamel Burner Pans:

• Do not use abrasive cleaners as these will permanently scratch the surface. Use a clean sponge or cloth and wipe the surface with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry immediately.

Cleaning Porcelain Coated Cast Iron Burner Grates:

• Remove grates and clean with in hot water with a paste of baking soda and water or with a nonabrasive cleaner such as liquid detergent. Spray cleaners or mild abrasive cleaners may also be used.

Cleaning Porcelain Enamel Burner Caps:

• Remove caps and wash in warm water with a liquid detergent or mild abrasive cleaner. Rinse and dry.

Cleaning Control Knobs and Bezels:

• Remove from range (if possible – check owners manual) and clean with a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. Do not soak or use abrasive cleaners as they may scratch the surface or remove markings. Do not clean in dishwasher.

Cleaning Control Panels:

• Use a spray degreaser and cloth to clean these surfaces. Spray cleaner onto cloth and then wipe panel. Do not spray directly onto these surfaces to avoid damage of sensitive parts.

Cleaning Porcelain Enamel Oven Interiors:

• Never clean a hot or even warm porcelain surface as this can cause chipping or crazing.
• Clean spills and splatters immediately after oven cools. Do not allow foods with high acid contents to remain on porcelain enamel surfaces. Foods with high acid content include: fruit juices, pie filling, tomatoes, sauerkraut, milk, and tomatoes. Leaving these spills on the surface for prolonged periods can create permanent dull spots.
• Use only not abrasive cleaners and scrubbers.
• If equipped, the oven or ranges self cleaning cycle may be used.

Cleaning Oven Racks and Rack Guides:

• Always remove racks and guides before using the self clean feature. In most cases racks and guides are not self clean friendly. Racks can discolor and bearings in guides may seize.
• Clean racks and guides with warm water and mild detergent.

Cleaning Heat Tempered Glass Oven Doors:

• Clean only when cool.
• Use a razor blade to remove and gently lift off bakes on foods.
• Clean both sides (inside and outside) with glass cleaner.

Cleaning Oven Gasket:

• Do not hand clean the oven gasket. Doing so may compromise the tight door seal.

Cleaning a Porcelain Enamel Boiler Pan:

• Place the broiler pan in the sink while still slightly warm. Lay dish towels on the pan and pour very hot water on the towels. Allow steam to soften cooked on food residue. Remove towels and wash with warm water and mild detergent. Rinse and dry.

Electrolux Icon Kitchen Luxury Event

Electrolux Icon Appliances

Now is a great time to purchase new luxury appliances from Electrolux Icon. Now through 3/31, Electrolux Icon is offering customers the opportunity to save up to $1500 by mail with purchase of select Electrolux Icon packages. Appliances that qualify for this rebate include Freestanding Ranges, Electric Wall Ovens, Warming Drawers, Microwave Ovens, Cooktops, Ventilation, Dishwashers, and Refrigeration. For full details on this promotion please see Karl’s Appliance Rebate Center or any of our NJ appliance stores.

Electrolux Savory Savings 10% Mail In Rebate

Electrolux Appliances is now offering customers the chance to save 10% by mail when purchasing appliance packages from Electrolux. Now through 1/9/11 customers can purchase appliances from categories including ranges, microwaves, cooktops, wall ovens, dishwashers, warming drawers, and refrigerators and receive 10% back on all qualifying models. Don’t miss this opportunity for big savings on the Electrolux Appliance kitchen of your dreams. See Karl’s Appliance or any of our NJ appliance stores for full details.
Electrolux Appliances Rebate

LG Studio Series Appliances Winter Rebate

LG Studio Series Appliances

LG Appliances has introduced a new line of designer appliances called the Studio Series. This line of appliances features new stainless steel styling, and stylish and functional controls. This line includes refrigeration, cooktops, gas and electric ranges, hoods, microwaves, wall ovens, and dishwashers. Now through 2/15/11 Lg is also offering customers the chance to save up to $1100 by mail with purchase of select LG Studio Series appliances. Please see our website or one of our NJ appliance stores for full details.

Maytag December Kitchen Package $400 Rebate

Maytag Appliances is offering customers the chance to save up to $400 when you purchase select Maytag kitchen appliances. Customers must purchase four qualifying appliances from categories including cooktops, dishwashers, Over the Range microwaves, gas or electric ranges, refrigerators, and wall ovens. Please see Karl’s Appliance Website or any of our appliance stores for full details.

Kitchen Appliances from Maytag

Microwave Oven Buying Guide Part 1

Getting Started:: Are you in the market for a new microwave? If you need a more powerful microwave or need to replace an existing microwave, this is the perfect place to start. Not only are there different styles and sizes, there are also different ways that microwaves can be installed. This guide will help you choose
which microwave oven is right for you.

Microwave Types

Countertop Microwaves

Countertop Microwaves are as the name says, microwaves that are designed to placed on your counter or other flat surface. This is the most common type of microwave oven you will run into in offices and dorm rooms as well as the finest kitchen. This type of microwave is the perfect choice for customers that do not require the oven to be built in or require the microwave for venting purposes above a cooking appliance. Countertop Microwaves range in sizes from 0.6 cu ft all the way to 3.0 cu ft. This type of microwave comes in all colors including black, white, stainless steel, and bisque. Some of these models can also be used with a trim kit to achieve a built in look or an undercounter mounting bracket. This type of application will be discussed in the built in microwaves section below.

Average Price Points:$60 to $500

Bottom Line:The countertop microwave is the most common type of microwave. They are
available with a range of features and there is a model available in every price range.

Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel
Over the Range Microwaves

Over the Range Microwave Ovens are designed with conserving space in mind. An Over the Range Microwave takes the place of two appliances, a microwave, and a ventilation hood, and combines them into one efficient appliance.
Over the Range Microwaves are designed to be installed above your gas or electric range or cooktop. They function as normal microwave does, but also have a built in exhaust fan to expel smoke and odors while you are cooking. Over the Range microwaves can vent exhaust directly outside or also filter and recirculate the air, so be sure to check the model you are buying and what venting capabilities you have in your home. Over the Range microwaves come in all appliance colors, and can be found with different features including convection, and sensor cooking.

Average Price Points: $199 to $999

Bottom Line: Over the Range microwaves are great for apartments, smaller kitchens, and
many other applications. These appliances are a great way to conserve counter space and get necessary ventilation all in
one appliance.

GE Stainless Steel Over the Range Microwave