Grand Debuts LG Appliances, Interactive Training Center

This was a big week for Grand Appliance and TV. We simultaneously unveiled our new interactive training center and introduced a new brand, LG Appliances, to the entire sales staff.

Grand Training Center

Grand is truly putting its money where its mouth is with a brand new, state-of-the art training center at its corporate headquarters in Zion. We regularly claim to have the best sales, delivery, installation and customer service personnel in the industry and training is a HUGE part of that.

Entry to Training Center

Entry to Training Center

The new training center gives us a place to conduct centralized training for all of our employees in both classroom and hands-on formats. For classroom learning, we have enough space for 20-25 students seated at tables in the room. For audio visual aides, we’ve installed a 110″ projection screen, 1080p HD projector and premium surround sound system with in-ceiling speakers and two in-wall subwoofers. Both the projector and the screen recess up into the ceiling when not in use for a cleaner look.

Training Room AV

Training Room AV

Our expert custom AV team installed all the gear along with a sophisticated control system that drops the screen, drops the projector, dims the lights and sets all the inputs with just one click on the remote. The control system is a Universal Remote Control Total Control solution, which can control just about everything in your home or office from a remote control, smartphone or tablet.

For hands-on training, we have a fully functional appliance suite complete with a washer, dryer, under-counter beverage fridge, range, over-the-range-microwave, dishwasher, under-counter ice-maker and counter-depth refrigerator with ice and water dispenser. Everything is fully installed and live so salespeople can see and test the appliances themselves. We also have additional live hookups so our delivery and install teams can learn all proper techniques for delivering and installing the products we sell.

Live Kitchen

Live Kitchen

Introducing LG Apliances!

When our customers speak, we listen. We started hearing more and more customers ask for LG appliances so we decided to do our homework.

We don’t take adding a new brand lightly. Our business is based on building lifetime relationships with customers through competitive pricing and superior customer service. As such, we look for brands with a strong reputation, high-value product mix and a commitment to customer satisfaction. We found LG to be perfect fit and are proud to add them to our floor.

Grand will carry the full LG line including refrigerators, ranges, microwaves, washers, dryers and dishwashers. Product has begun rolling out to Grand stores and our salespeople have had plenty of hands-on experience and training with LG’s factory trainers in the sales center. Click here to see our selection in person at a store near you.

LG Sales Training in Action

LG Sales Training in Action

Here are just a few innovative LG appliances you’ll see on the floor at Grand.

LFX31945ST: 31 cubic foot French door fridge with door with Door-In-Door technology

How many times have you watched your kids open the refrigerator door and stand there gazing wide-eyed as cold air escapes? Wouldn’t it be great to give them easy access to all the things they consume most like milk, drinks, condiments and even small snacks like string cheese, yogurt, etc? Well look no further than LG’s LFX31945ST 31 cubic foot fridge with exclusive Door-In-Door technology. Available on select French door models, Door-In-Door technology allows you to access common items easily without fully opening the fridge.

See the pictures below. The top right side door is where all the magic happens. Pull the handle and the door opens like any other French door fridge. But push a little button hidden on the handle and you’ll open an outside door that reveals just the contents of the door bins. The doors bins are semi-enclosed to maintain temperature in refrigerator when the outer door is opened.

WT1101CW With Lid Open

WT1101CW With Lid Open

 

WT1101CW: 4.3 cubic foot HE top-load washer with front-mounted controls and Smart Diagnostics

 

Want a top-load washer but have trouble reaching or reading the controls on the back panel? Check out LG’s WT1101CW with industry-exclusive front-mounted controls. Everything is right up front in a simple, intuitive user interface that will simplify your laundry experience. If that’s not enough, WT1100CW also features rock solid direct drive motor protected by LG’s limited 10-year warranty and SmartDiagnosis, a web-enabled feature that helps you or a service center diagnose problems with your unit without a tech ever setting foot in your home.

LMH2016ST: 2.0 cubic foot over the range microwave with ExtendaVent technology

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Profile View of LMH2016ST with ExtendaVent

Over-the-range microwaves with built-in ventilation are nothing new, but the concept has always been more about saving counter-top space than providing quality ventilation. Look at your microwave and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Chances are it only covers the two back burners of your range. The more frequently used front burners are exposed. Unless the smoke, steam and grease created by those burners makes a U-turn and exits through the vent, its going to rise freely and most likely end up on the face of your microwave, cabinet fronts and ceiling. Not so with ExtenaVent technology featured on select models like LG’s LMH2016ST. It features a slide-out vent for coverage of your entire range-top, not just the back burners.

Samsung Washers Rank #1…Again

Samsung was once again ranked the highest in customer satisfaction by JD Power. This marks the fifth consecutive year Samsung has received the industry’s top ranks in JD Power’s annual study. The study cited performance, reliability, ease of use and price as factors in the decision. Samsung dryers also scored very well in the study earning Samsung a #2 ranking in the category.

“Our goal is to create premium smart appliances that deliver the right mix of flexibility, performance and design that consumers love and want for their home. Receiving such high rankings in this year’s J.D. Power Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study demonstrates that Samsung understands what families look for in their home appliances,” said Kevin Dexter, Senior Vice President of Home Appliance at Samsung Electronics America. “The continued recognition from J.D. Power and the ongoing support from our consumers is an absolute privilege; it pushes us to continue to deliver the technologies and features consumers want and need.”

Samsung's WA50F9A6DSW washer

Samsung’s WA50F9A6DSW washer

Samsung’s commitment to technological innovation has made it one of the most popular laundry brands in America despite being a relative newcomer in the market. Take high-efficiency (HE) top-loaders for example. Samsung’s brand new HE top-load model WA50F9A6DSW features an industry leading 5.0 cubic foot wash capacity allowing consumers to wash larger loads than ever before. While capacity is great, the main purpose of a washing machine is to clean your clothes. A big tub in an HE top-loader makes it difficult to achieve a thorough clean because unlike a traditional top-loader, HE top-loaders use very little water and do not feature an agitator. As a result, it can often be difficult to evenly distribute the sudsy water throughout the load and move the clothing in the wash tub enough to open up the fabrics for a deep clean. To overcome this, Samsung developed AquaJet Technology. AquaJet uses powerful jets to thoroughly wash and rinse even the largest loads. Best of all, it features different settings to allow you to utilize AquaJet for a variety of loads including everything from your gym clothes to your most delicate items. Click here to see AquaJet in action.

Samsung’s innovative technology also leads to enhanced energy efficiency. The EPA’s ENERGY STAR program recently awarded Samsung’s DV457 dryer with the Emerging Technology Award for its class leading energy efficiency. This is the first time the award has been given to a clothes dryer. The Smart Grid-ready DV457 dryer uses up to 36% less energy than a typical dryer. When paired with the matching WF457 washer (also Smart Grid-ready), Samsung claims the pair can save an average consumer $3,978 in energy costs over the life of the pair. That’s a pretty significant savings, especially when you consider the pair retails for right around $3,000.

Samsung's 457 front-load laundry pair in Onyx

Samsung’s 457 front-load laundry pair in Onyx (shown with optional pedestals)

 

Dacor’s Renaissance 30″ Induction Range

Dacor's Renaissance 30

Check out the newest product from Dacor: The Renaissance 30″ induction range. The range offers customers in search of a premium induction range an option that blends sophisticated styling, advanced features and premium build quality.

Induction is no longer the future, its here and in high demand. If you’re new to the technology, here’s what you need to know. Rather than radiating heat like a traditional electric cooking surface, induction uses electromagnetic energy to react with molecules in a pot or pan in order to heat the pot or pan itself. The result is quick, consistent heating with precise control. Your cooking surface stays cool to the touch eliminating significant safety risks with traditional smooth electric cooking surfaces.

The induction top is welcome addition to Dacor’s already exceptional oven. Its exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection System provides extremely even heating and air filtration allowing you to cook multiple devices without flavor transfer.

All the tech talk aside, Dacor’s range is unique in that its one of a few pro options on the market and really the only designer-friendly pro option on the market. The sleek Flush handle and smooth touch control panel give the range a clean, contemporary look that blends with virtually any kitchen. Want the pro look? No problem. Its also available with Dacor’s Epicure towel-bar handle.

Play Big, Clean Simple With GE Laundry

Have you seen GE’s Stunning Feats of Laundry campaign on YouTube. It’s a pretty clever, entertaining collection of videos showing people getting filthy in very odd or unique ways. Click the video link to check it out.

This campaign is just a small part of what GE plans to roll out this spring to launch its new premium top-load washers and dryers. From what we’re told, the four-model launch will be one of the biggest launches in GE appliance history as the company plans to have ads blanketing TV and the web.

Good thing there’s plenty to talk about.

The new laundry will be made in GE’s Louisville, KY plant. The plant, which employs more than 4,000 Americans, is part of a company-wide effort by GE to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US.

The new laundry also features some pretty solid technology designed to make cleaning simple. For example, the washer’s innovative Stain Removal Guide is a set of pre-programmed cycles that tackle common stains like grass, dirt or oil at the touch of a button.

SmartDispense automatically dispenses the right amount of detergent and fabric softener for each wash load. The washer ships with factory-set dispenser settings, but you can adjust settings to customize to your preferred amount. The reservoir allows you to store enough detergent and fabric softener for approximately 2 months of use!

The new laundry also features Steam Assist in both dryer models and the premium washer model. Steam in the dryer gets rid of wrinkles and odors in everything from a single outfit to a forgotten load. Steam in the washer penetrates deep into fabric fibers, loosening stains while protecting your fabrics.

In addition to new technology, the new laundry also boasts a massive 5.0 cubic foot washer capacity and 7.8 cubic foot dryer capacity to handle your largest loads. Despite the big capacity, the washer is easy to unload thanks to Deep Tub Access, an ergonomic wash tub design that allows anyone to easily reach the bottom.

Check out the dedicated product page on GE’s website for a complete overview on the product: http://www.geappliances.com/appliances/washer/top-load-washer-dryer.

Check out our locations page to find the location nearest you to see it in person: http://www.grandapplianceandtv.com/en/contactus

Easier Oven Cleaning With AquaLift From Whirlpool and Maytag

Do you own a self-cleaning range but rarely use the feature because it takes forever, stinks up the kitchen and wastes energy? If so, check out AquaLift, a new self-cleaning feature available on select Whirlpool and Maytag ranges.

AquaLift technology delivers easy, odor-free oven cleaning in a fraction of the time of traditional self-clean ovens. Watch this short video to see for yourself.

Viking Introduces D3 Appliance Line

Already a leading manufacturer of high end appliances, Viking continues to push the limits of innovation and design with its new D3 line of appliances. The D3 line features all the premium performance features you’d expect from Viking along with product customization options and lower pricing to make it the greatest consumer value in the luxury appliance segment.

The D3 line’s patent pending customization options include interchangeable knob and handle inserts that can match virtually any cabinetry finish or kitchen decor. Polished chrome inserts ship standard to match the stainless steel knobs and handles, but consumers can remove those inserts and replace with customized inserts to match their kitchen. Pre-finished wood inserts in popular colors are available to match most cabinets, but consumers can also purchase unfinished wood inserts that can be stained for an exact cabinetry match. For painted finished, consumers can purchase clear acrylic inserts that can be painted to match the color scheme in the room.

Just like all Viking appliances, D3 appliances are also available in 24 designer finishes. When you combine the design capabilities offered by custom color options and interchangeable knob and handle inserts you have an appliance line that offers flexibility unmatched by any manufacturer.

To help customers visualize all the different color and insert options, Viking has created a new D3 customization feature on its website. The tool allows consumers to change range colors and knob and handle inserts to view the available options. Click here to try it out yourself on a 30″ D3 gas range. 

We’ve started rolling Viking’s D3 line out at select locations, but it will soon be added to the floor lineup at all Grand stores. In the meantime, you can click here to view the full line on our website.

GE Brings Jobs Back to America

Today GE (NYSE:GE) unveiled its brand new factory in Louisville, Kentucky. GE will leverage skilled American labor at the new plant to produce its new state of the art French door bottom freezer refrigerator series featuring the most advanced ice and water dispenser on the market today. French door bottom freezer models were previously built overseas by Samsung.

The new facility is expected to add 600 jobs to the local economy and is the second manufacturing facility to open in GE’s Appliance Park in the past six weeks. GE’s new Louisville manufacturing facilities are expected to add $1.6 billion directly or indirectly to the state’s economy according to independent consulting firm Tripp Umbach. What’s more, the firm also found that GE’s Kentucky manufacturing efforts will support more than 12,000 jobs, with nearly 5,000 direct employees.

“Today’s Appliance Park milestone is proof that when businesses, unions and employees work together, we can deliver innovative solutions to the marketplace and demonstrate that U.S.-based manufacturing can be competitive,” said GE Appliances President and CEO Charles “Chip” Blankenship. “GE Appliances is a shining example of what is working in U.S. manufacturing, and we’re excited about what this new production line means for the future of our business. We know we could not have reached this milestone without our partners, such as the local union, government leaders at all levels and our 4,000 incredibly hard working Louisville employees.” 

The move is certainly a refreshing change for GE and the appliance industry in general. We hope to see more of this from GE and other brands in the future so we can market products made right here at home to our customers.

 

Bosch brings a new level of quiet to its industry leading dishwashers

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According to Bosch, 38 percent of Americans feel the dishwasher is the noisiest product in their home. Bosch aims to reduce that number with its brand new line of dishwashers. Already well-known for quiet operation and incredible cleaning, Bosch has upped the ante with its new line claiming each dishwasher in the line will be quieter than any other similarly priced competitor.

To prove their claim, Bosch will publish sound ratings for each dishwasher in the line, which starts with the Ascenta Series at $549 and a sound rating of 50 decibels (dBA). The top of the line 800-Series Plus dishwashers rate at an incredible 39 dBA. To put that in perspective, the sound output doubles each time the decibel rating increases by three decibels. So the 800-Series Plus is almost four times quieter than the Ascenta series.

Features vary based on the series, but listed below are some common features in the Bosch dishwasher line that allow it to operate so quietly.

Three Level Insulation: Bosch blankets its dishwashers with three layers to dampen sound. The first is the stylish stainless steel wash tub. Second is a tar-like material called bitumen, which is baked onto the stainless tub. The third layer is a thick cotton blanket made of recycled jeans. Combined, these three layers do an outstanding job of absorbing sound and vibration created during the wash cycle.

Smart Spray Technology: Bosch divides the dishwasher into spray zones to aid in cleaning, efficiency and noise reduction. This ensures the spray will be focused on your dishes allowing Bosch dishwashers to clean effectively while using less water. In addition, focusing the spray on your dishes results in quieter clean because it doesn’t create additional sound by spraying against the stainless steel door and sides.

Disposal-Less Design: Many dishwashers include a noisy disposal that breaks down food particles in the dishwasher. Bosch has eliminated the disposal and replaced it with extremely high wash temperatures and a self-cleaning filter. The high heat wash breaks down food particles and disposes of them through the filter leaving your dishes ultra clean and 99.9 percent bacteria free.

Solid Molded Base: Bosch dishwashers feature a seamless, solid molded base and enhanced insulation to reduce vibration created during the wash cycle.

Brushless Motors: Bosch’s brushless dishwasher motors are virtually frictionless resulting in far less noise.

With its new line of dishwashers, Bosch has clearly continued to push the limits of engineering and design even further. To see these dishwashers in person, visit a Grand location near you and our knowledgeable sales associates will be happy to walk you through the different options. Click here to view a list of our locations.

$400 Trade-In For Your Old Laundry Pair

That’s right, purchase select laundry pairs from Grand Appliance and TV and get $400 off instantly. Whirlpool and Maytag have partnered with Grand to offer you $400 savings when you trade in your old laundry pair for one of their top of the line front-load laundry pairs. See below for more information about each pair.

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Maytag Maxima Laundry Pair

 

Maytag Maxima front load laundry pair. The washer features 5.0 cu. ft. capacity, 11 wash cycles, IntelliTemp automatic temperature control and PowerWash cycle for industry-best cleaning. The 7.4 cu. ft. EcoConserve™ dryer uses 48% less energy when paired with this washer. Advanced Moisture Sensing system helps evenly dry large, heavy loads, and reduce the risk of shrinking while steam-enhanced cycles help relax wrinkles and refresh clothes. Both units are built with Maytag® Commercial Technology components including a high-performance motor. Models: MHW6000XW (washer), MED6000XW (electric dryer), MGD6000XW (gas dryer).

 

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Whirlpool Duet Laundry Pair

 

Whirlpool Duet front load washer and dryer laundry pair. The 4.0 cu.ft. front load washer features 10 automatic cycles and the TumbleFresh™ option helps keep clean clothes fresh with intermittent tumbling after the cycle completes and reduce the growth of odor. The 7.4 cu.ft. gas dryer features 8 automatic dry cycles and the Advanced Moisture Sensing system uses built-in sensors to read temperature and moisture levels so that the drying cycle can end when everything is perfectly dry, saving time and energy. Models: WFW94HEXW (washer), WED94HEXW (electric dryer), WGD94HEXW (gas dryer).

 

 

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