CUSTOM-PANEL SUB-ZERO APPLIANCES
Custom-panel Sub-Zero appliances give homeowners the best of both worlds. On one hand, Sub-Zero provides a high-quality refrigerator. On the other hand, the custom panel option allows it to blend in with the rest of the kitchen.
Insignia Homes integrated custom-panel Sub-Zero and Asko appliances in their new home in Grand Rapids.
Insignia worked with Francesca Owings Interior Design. Interior Designer Sarah Jenkins says she appreciates how the custom-panel Sub-Zero appliances “seamlessly integrated into our cabinetry.” She says the appliances virtually disappeared, allowing them to highlight the surroundings of the room.
standing out – the iconic red knobs of wolf
What stands out in the kitchen is the Wolf Dual Fuel Range. This one features the iconic red knobs, but some homeowners choose the stainless steel or black knobs. The Dual Fuel range offers the precision of the gas cooking for the range top, and the even heat of electric convection in the oven.
Your food cooks better with dual fans, each with their own heating element, working in concert with two additional heating elements.
No need to constantly open the oven to check your food. The temperature probe alerts you when your dish has reached the desired temperature.
A smaller second oven in the range provides consistent heating, and is especially useful for quick preheats of smaller meals.
You can see this home, 635 Cambridge Blvd in Grand Rapids, during this spring’s Parade of Homes. The event is sponsored by the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids. The event runs from May 25-June 9. Homes open to the public Fridays and Saturdays 1p-9pm and Wednesdays 5p-9pm.
Pay $12 for tickets at the home, or pay $10 if you purchase in advance at the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids office, or participating Lake Michigan Credit Union branches in Grand Rapids.
ENJOYING A HEALTHIER, CLEANER ICE
The home features an ice machine from Sub-Zero. The ice machine allows the home owners to store more ice, which works well for hosting. However, it’s greatest benefit is producing clear ice. If you get ice from your freezer, it likely freezes water from the outside in. That method traps impurities from the air into the center, like odors from other foods in your freezer. That is why you see a cloudy center in most ice you receive from your freezer. Sub-Zero’s ice machine obviously does not have any food in it, but it also shoots ice into an upside down mold, which freezes clean water and lets the impurities drain. Ice from a Sub-Zero ice machine is clear and clean of any impurities.
Appliance Professional John Ritzema helped them choose the appliances.
“The ice makes the drink taste better because it allows the natural beverage flavors to be as the maker intended,” Ritzema said. “With the lack of impurities found in traditional ice cubes, the ice machine’s clear ice does not alter the beverage profile allowing you to taste the product as it was created by the maker.”
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Visit our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven. Test custom-panel Sub-Zero appliances and Wolf appliances and more in environments that mirror a real home experience. Our Appliance Professionals will be happy to help you find the right appliances for you.