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Why I chose an induction range

My KitchenAid Induction Range at home

An entire suite of appliances usually starts with one choice. When my family decided to get a new suite of kitchen appliances, I knew I wanted an induction range.

Why? I was thinking about the safety of my toddler at home.

WHAT IS an INDUCTION range?

I chose a slide-in range with a convection oven and an induction cooktop. Induction uses electromagnetic energy to generate instant heat directly to your cookware without spreading the heat across the entire cooking surface.

If you have never experienced induction cooking, you can learn more about it by clicking here.

When I bought my home, it came with a gas range. My family had to hire an electrician to give us the correct electrical outlet in order to make the change to our new range.

Wolf induction cooking at Bekins

WHY I CHOSE AN INDUCTION RANGE

  • My son can’t turn on a gas burner anymore, reach over the top of the range and risk burning himself (believe me he tried once).
  • I can also control lock both the oven and cooktop elements on my slide-in range. So my toddler cannot easily turn them on.
  • Finally, the heating element on top doesn’t stay very hot for very long.

don’t get me wrong, it’s not fool proof

While I enjoy all of the benefits mentioned above, I still take precautions when cooking around my toddler at home.

  • I try to use the back heating elements on the cooktop because the pan I’m cooking can still get too hot to touch.
  • I can’t use the control lock when the cooktop or oven are cooking, so I still need to keep my son away from anything hot when it’s on.

test induction in our showroom

Pro Style Appliances Induction Showroom Test People's Choice

Integrate Your TV: Under Bed TV Lift With Swivel

Future Automation Under Bed TV Lift With Swivel

Customers ask about ways to hide a television in the home. Many people still want to enjoy their TV, but feel it does not fit with their home decor. Our internationally-acclaimed team of electronics integrators offer many solutions, including an under bed TV lift with a swivel.

Future Automation manufactures the lift to hide under your bed when it’s not needed. When you want to watch TV, a small flap opens under the bed to reveal your flat screen TV and a near silent motor lifts the TV to the perfect viewing position. When you finish, the TV goes back out of sight underneath your bed, with the flap closing to conceal the flat screen once again.

TALK TO OUR CEDIA & HTA CERTIFIED EXPERTS

Even better, the swivel means you do not have to be on the bed to watch TV. You can turn the screen to other parts of the room where you may be sitting or standing.

If you want to improve the sound, our installers can often attach a soundbar to the TV and lift as well. They would certainly recommend a custom soundbar.

Have more questions about how it works? Click here to contact one of our certified experts.

under bed tv lift with swivel

BrandSource Consults Bekins About Appliance Repair Service Standards

Experts Consult Bekins For Appliance Repair Service Standards

We are not the only ones who think Bekins sets the standard for Appliance Repair Service. BrandSource, one of the nation’s largest buying groups, has created a Service Committee to help ensure profitability for servicing dealers.

Bekins President Scott Bekins is a member of the committee and was quoted in recent issues of Twice Magazine and Dealerscope about the challenges facing independent servicing dealers.

“Customers assume there is an ‘appliance god’ looking over them, and that is far from the truth,” Bekins said. “Unlike the auto industry, where dealer service is mandatory, most appliances are sold today through non-servicing retailers, and those that still perform their own repairs are disappearing. The industry needs to recognize that service is how you build your brand, and our brand is everything.”

The committee consists of specially-selected servicing members who will work with manufacturers and fellow members to develop a profitable service model, beginning with pooling the best practices from the committee member’s own proven, sustainable business models.

Areas of focus by the new Service Committee will include:

  • enhancing operational efficiencies to lower costs;
  • receiving fair compensation for OEM warranty repairs;
  • attracting, training and retaining talented servicers; and
  • creating consumer awareness.

how bekins sets the standard for Appliance Repair service

Bekins Named A Michigan’s Economic Bright Spot

Bekins wins Michigan Economic Bright Spot Award

Corp! Magazine named Bekins a 2019 Michigan’s Economic Bright Spot award winner.

Corp! honored nearly 70 small, medium and large companies across Michigan for thriving with economic growth, expansion and hiring Michigan’s brightest talent.

We would like to thank everyone who has helped us grow and thrive over the years. We started in the home of Harvey and Barbara Bekins back in 1975, but your support has helped us serve in three locations across West Michigan and earn 21 national and international honors.

speaking of michigan’s brightest talent…

We earn praise thanks to our amazing team. Do you, or someone you know, want to work for a company who truly values and extensively trains its employees?

As this award shows, we are always growing! Visit the careers page on our website. If you don’t see an opening you are looking for, submit a general application. If you are amazing, then we are hiring.

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Short On Space? Small Kitchen Appliances At Bekins

Bosch Small Kitchen Appliances

If you want small kitchen appliances, you can still shop quality brands.

Many brands offer refrigerators, ovens, ranges and laundry options for a small space.

common small kitchens

You may live in a high-rise residence or use a cabin in the summer. Some people just want a second kitchen closer to the backyard, pool or home entertainment area.

Whatever the reason, you don’t need to shop with a lower-quality brand to fit the space. We offer one example, a suite of Bosch small kitchen appliances that provide great quality.

Small Kitchen APPLIANCES

REFRIGERATOR: Bosch offers 24-inch free-standing refrigerators with a bottom-mount freezer. You can even get a custom-panel version and seamlessly integrate with the rest of your kitchen cabinetry.

DISHWASHER: It can go as thin as 18-inches wide. It can still be one of the quietest dishwashers around and a third rack can truly maximize the space.

SINGLE WALL OVEN: A 24-inch single wall oven with Bosch still gives you Genuine European Convection for even baking results on multiple racks.

ELECTRIC COOKTOP: A 24-inch electric cooktop with a ceramic glass surface makes cooking and cleaning easy.

HOOD: You can get a 24-inch hood, that can also pull out when needed to cover more space.

WASHERS & DRYERS: Bosch washers and electric dryers are 24 inches wide as well. They can be paired side-by-side or stacked to save space.

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