LOCAL HOME DISPLAYS NEW THERMADOR OPEN DOOR ASSIST

Thermador Open Door Assist Kitchen

You can see one of Thermador’s newest features in a local home during the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes. Bekins supplied and installed appliances at 5501 Cascade Road in Grand Rapids including a refrigerator with Thermador’s new Open Door Assist.

New Urban Home Builders LLC worked with J Visser Design and Rock Kauffman Design on the newly built home to showcase:

  • thoughtful functionality
  • innovative technology
  • gentle integration with its tranquil wooded setting.

see a new thermador feature – open door assist

The “innovative technology” in the home includes the appliances. The homeowners chose the custom panel option for their refrigerator which also features new Open Door Assist technology. The homeowners can push or pull their door open. Even if they accidentally bump it open, or forget about it, the door will automatically close within a few seconds. This video shows the new technology in action.

HBA Parade of Homes Logo

The Grand Rapids Parade of Homes offers a firsthand look at the newest trends in home design. Bekins and Classic Stereo supplied products in six of the homes featured this fall. Click here to see them all.

The Grand Rapids Home Builders Association sponsors the event which runs from October 6 through October 21. Builders from 41 new homes will display their work to the public three days each week.

  • Wednesdays 5-8pm
  • Fridays 1-8pm
  • Saturdays 1-8pm

One remodeled home opens to the public on October 20 and 21 from 1-8pm. You can find electronics from Classic Stereo in that home.

The Parade of Homes offers quite a variety too. The home values range from $150,000 to over a million dollars. Click here to buy tickets online for only $10. Tickets cost $12 if you buy them at the home. Children 12 and under get in free with a paying adult.

A FEW THERMADOR APPLIANCES SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED BY BEKINS

THERMADOR REFRIGERATOR: 36 INCH BUILT-IN 2 DOOR BOTTOM FREEZER

Taking personalization to a new level, the Fresh Food, Freezer, and Wine line features custom exterior and interior renovations. The refrigerator not only includes the Open Door Assist, but also new Delicate Produce Bins.

Thermador Open Door Assist Refrigerator

THERMADOR MASTERPIECE SERIES DRAWER STYLE CHIMNEY HOOD

The stainless steel Chimney Wall Drawer Hood includes a 600 CFM integrated blower, unique slide-out canopy design and electronic touch-panel controls.

THERMADOR PRO HARMONY DUEL FUEL RANGE

Thermador’s Pro Harmony Range includes:

  • four Star® Burners (2 with ExtraLow® feature) with QuickClean Base® to allow easy access under the burner for effortless cleaning
  • a 5.0 cubic foot oven
  • electric griddle
  • gas rangetop
  • electric oven operation

SEE ALL OF THE APPLIANCES SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED BY BEKINS BY VISITING 5501 CASCADE ROAD IN GRAND RAPIDS DURING THE 2017 GREATER GRAND RAPIDS FALL PARADE OF HOMES.

YOU SAY IT WON’T WORK? A SIMPLE INDUCTION FIX

Induction Cooktop Feature Image Blog

It can happen to anyone. You buy an induction cooktop from Bekins. Our Appliance Professional shows you that it only works with a certain type of cookware, and makes certain you leave with the right one. Later, our team does such a wonderful job installing the cooktop, that you tell your friend about it.

Your friend shows they were listening, because you get more cookware to go with your new purchase. How nice! The new set offers different sizes than what you bought at Bekins.

Dinnertime arrives and you decide to start off with something simple. You pull out a small pot and decide to cook soup. After pouring the soup into the pot, you patiently wait for it cook.

Nothing.

The soup has not warmed up.

The induction cooktop must be broken right?

A SIMPLE FIX YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE

The smallest details can make the biggest difference. You call the Bekins Service Team to inspect your new purchase and you will not believe what they tell you.

You remember the new pot your friend bought you? The pot does not completely cover the element. So the cooktop does not recognize the pot to start cooking.

Our service team has walked into calls where the cookware simply did not cover enough of the element.

It reminds you that reading your customer care guide can really clear up any issues. It also shows the importance of getting the right materials from trained professionals (like the helpful Bekins Appliance Professional who led you to the original cookware).

Induction Cooktop Service Call Recreate for Blog

EVER USED A INDUCTION COOKTOP?

For people who are not familiar with induction cooking, we present some benefits of choosing an induction cooktop:

  • The cooktop only heats when magnetized. So if you turn on the element, it will not start cooking until a magnetic pan rests on top of it.
  • It makes cleaning quicker and easier. Gas ranges might require lifting heavy grates and sneaking into little crevices. The induction top lets you clean spills while the pan still cooks. The pan heats up, the rest of the induction top stays room temperature. The element that cooks your food even cools down quickly, which means you can clean that too in a much shorter period of time.
  • It also heats food quickly. Expect induction to cook your food in almost half the time.
  • Temperatures change quickly too. Take your food from a boil to a simmer in seconds without even lifting the pan.
  • You waste less heat and energy. Think of all the heat and energy that flows around your pan on a gas range. The electric top might also heat areas that don’t need it.
Pro Style Appliances Showroom Test

test it in our showroom

Did you like the story at the beginning of this blog? We have a better story to end it.

It involves you driving into one of our Bekins showrooms, and seeing the benefits of induction cooking firsthand.

We have plenty of induction cooktops to test in both our Grand Haven and Grand Rapids showrooms. Our Appliance Professionals would love to give you a tour!

Induction Cooktop Showroom Photo for Blog