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NO COMMERCIAL NEEDED: PRO STYLE APPLIANCES FOR HOME

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Want to cook like a pro at home? We suggest you test pro style appliances in our Bekins showrooms instead of buying a commercial appliance for your home.

COMMERCIAL APPLIANCES BELONG IN COMMERCIAL KITCHENS

Commercial appliances will likely fail a home inspection. Even if they did pass inspection, they do not work well at home for a variety of reasons:

  • VOID: Most commercial products void the warranty if used in a residential setting.
  • LOUD: They make a lot of noise.
  • LOOKS: Manufacturers often build commercial appliances deeper than residential cabinets and counter tops. They also require more space to vent. So commercial appliances will likely leave ugly gaps and extend into your working space.
  • HOT: Commercial ranges produce more heat which means you will need a commercial grade vent. Prepare for costly makeup air and more noise.
  • NOT COLD ENOUGH: Commercial refrigerators only need to keep food fresh for a day or two. So if you want your food to last longer, choose a home refrigerator.
  • SERVICE: Many commercial companies will not service appliances in a home. Residential appliance companies do not have the proper training or access to the right parts. Which means, you will likely struggle to find someone to fix your commercial appliance in the home.
  • AND THAT’S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG!

A BETTER FIT FOR YOUR HOME: PRO STYLE APPLIANCES

Pro style appliances offer a commercial look and feel but do not present any of the problems listed above. Many brands found in our Bekins showrooms offer pro style appliances:

  • WOLF
  • SUB-ZERO
  • JENN-AIR
  • KITCHENAID
  • THERMADOR
  • AND MORE!
JennAir Pro Style Appliances Range
This large commercial-style Jenn-Air® Pro-Style® LP range offers exceptional versatility.

TEST THEM IN OUR SHOWROOMS

We can endorse pro style appliances all day, but we prefer you test them in our showrooms. Visit us in Grand Rapids or Grand Haven to see how they will perform in your home.

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Design Inspiration: Stainless Steel KitchenAid Appliances

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Appliances

Thinking about stainless steel appliances for your home? Bekins supplied and installed stainless steel KitchenAId appliances for Engelsma Homes LLC. and the 2017 Parade of Homes.

You will notice many unique features when visiting this traditional style ranch home in Rockford. The open kitchen features a large island, custom designed end panels and the stainless steel KitchenAid applainces from Bekins. We also supplied and serviced the Whirlpool washer and dryer.

STAINLESS STEEL KITCHENAID APPLIANCES FURNISHED BY BEKINS

FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Refrigerator

DISHWASHER

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Dishwasher

TRUE CONVECTION WALL OVEN

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Wall Oven

COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Microwave

PREMIUM FRONT-CONTROLLED GAS RANGE

KitchenAid Range

WHIRLPOOL
WASHER & DRYER

BROAN HOODS VENTILLATION

Whirlpool Washer & Dryer
Broan Hood

HOW BEKINS FURNISHED A CLASSIC-MODERN KITCHEN

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If you can see the kitchen when you walk through the front door, the appliances in the home need to look “sleek.”  That is the word Travis Blom used to describe the KitchenAid appliances furnished by Bekins.  Blom, the Project Manager for J. Peterson Homes, needed to create what he calls a “classic-modern kitchen.”  The new home in East Grand Rapids, displayed during the 2017 HBA Spring Parade of Homes.

THE ANSWER: kitchenaid BLACK STAINLESS STEEL

Blom and the homeowners chose appliances that provide a traditional style, but were still a little unique. Bekins installed a relatively new option in the KitchenAid lineup, black stainless steel. Sales Professional John Ritzema calls the look a “modern twist to a traditional appliance.”

They fit in with the classic-modern kitchen theme and the black finishes on the hardware, window grills and other fixtures.

As you visit the rest of the home, you will notice a modern and contemporary theme with some traditional elements.

Black Stainless Steel KitchenAid

CLASSIC-MODERN KITCHEN FURNISHED BY BEKINS

KITCHENAID REFRIGERATOR
With 20 cubic feet, this refrigerator has a counter-depth design that gives it a built-in look. The ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System and Produce Preserver help keep food fresh.

KITCHENAID DOUBLE WALL OVEN
Even-Heat™ True Convection provides consistent heating and even cooking. A unique bow-tie shaped design and convection fan helps ensure there are no burnt edges or under-cooked centers. The Temperature Probe delivers accurate measurement of internal temperatures for meats, poultry, and casseroles without opening the oven.

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KitchenAid Dishwasher in Parade of Homes

KITCHENAID DISHWASHER
This top control dishwasher comes with breakthrough Ultra-Fine Filtration. It continuously cleans the wash water for superior performance, even with the heaviest loads. It features a ProScrub™ Option that uses 40 targeted spray jets to make quick work of stubborn messes. Its Advanced ProDry™ option delivers the best drying performance by circulating the air from a heating element.

KITCHENAID WALL CANOPY
Auto speed sensing adjusts fan speed to help protect cabinets from potentially harmful steam, grease, and odors.

 

 

KITCHENAID GAS COOKTOP
Six burners, including two 20K BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burners, means this cooktop offers power and versatility. A 5K BTU simmer/melt burner will help you maintain the low temperatures needed for melting or gentle simmering.

KitchenAid Wall Canopy
KitchenAid Cooktop
Parade of Homes Whirlpool Washer Dryer
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WHIRLPOOL WASHER
The 4.5 cubic feet front load washer offers:
– Precision Dispense to release the detergent at the perfect time
– Adaptive Wash Technology to adapt time and temperature
– Smooth Wave Stainless Steel wash basket prevents fabrics from fraying and snagging

WHIRLPOOL DRYER
The 7.5 cubic feet gas dryer with Quick Dry Cycle offers:
– Advanced Moisture Sensing System to help prevent over-drying
– Quad Baffles help larger items dry more evenly while smaller items keep tumbling without getting stuck riding the baffles
– Tap Touch Controls with Memory remembers your last cycle and settings to save you time

BEKINS and j. peterson homes

Blom worked with Bekins during previous projects and praised our work on this home too.

“Bekins was fantastic. the install crew was phenomenal.  They do it right the first time and I think we pulled it off.”

Pumpkin Flavored Desserts

Are you someone who can’t get enough pumpkin flavor in the fall? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Below are two great recipes for your next gathering, or delicious at home treat! If you test them out, be sure to let us know how you liked them in the comments below.

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Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Ingredients

(Makes 4 servings)

  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 graham crackers, separated into 4 pieces each, divided
Instructions
  1. Place ice cream, pumpkin pie mix, milk and vanilla in pitcher of KitchenAid Torrent Blender. Cover and blend on Milkshake setting.
  2. Add 4 graham cracker pieces; pulse until blended.
  3. Pour into four glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and remaining graham cracker pieces; serve immediately.

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Pumpkin Pie Pops

Ingredients

(Makes 6 pops)

  • 1 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 containers (4 ounces each) prepared refrigerated vanilla pudding, divided
  • 6 cinnamon stickers or popsicle sticks
Instructions
  1. Place ice cream, pumpkin pie mix, milk and vanilla in pitcher of KitchenAid Torrent Blender. Cover and blend on Milkshake setting. Pour 2 tablespoons mixture into each of six 5-ounce paper or plastic cups; cover and refrigerate remaining pumpkin mixture. Freeze pops 30 to 45 minutes or just until set.
  2. Stir 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar into one container of pudding; mix well. Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture over pumpkin mixture in each cup. Freeze 30 to 45 minutes or just until set.
  3. Repeat with additional pumpkin mixture and remaining brown sugar and pudding to form two more layers.
  4. Pour 1 tablespoon pumpkin mixture over pudding mixture in each cup. Cover top of each cup with small piece of foil. Freeze 30 to 45 minutes or just until set.
  5. Gently insert cinnamon sticks through center of foil. Freeze 6 hours or until firm.
  6. To serve, remove foil and peel away paper cups or gently twist frozen pops out of plastic cups.

 

*Recipes provided by KitchenAid

10,000 Cupcakes. One Great Cause.

10,000 Cupcakes. One Great Cause | KitchenAid

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and KitchenAid is ready to make a difference with your help!

 

How can you help?

Share a photo or video with KitchenAid on Instagram or Twitter of cupcakes you’ve baked using the hashtags #10000cupcakes #donate.

For every original photo or video, KitchenAid will donate $1 to support the fight against breast cancer, up to $10,000!

For official rules and more details, visit https://cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com/10000cupcakes/.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

For step by step instructions with pictures click here.

INGREDIENTS

For the cupcakes
  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

 

For the topping
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • fresh strawberries to top

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a KitchenAid® Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer, combine the butter and sugar and whip until pale yellow and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides in between additions.
  • Slowly add the coconut milk and vanilla extract and scrape down the sides once again.
  • Lastly, add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix on low until the ingredients are just incorporated.
  • Prepare your KitchenAid® Nonstick Muffin Pan with the cupcake liners. Scoop the batter into each cupcake liner until it’s about 2/3 full. Place the tin into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Once baked, remove the KitchenAid® Nonstick Muffin Pan from the oven and let the cupcakes cool.
  • In the bowl of a KitchenAid stand mixer, combine the cream, powdered sugar and strawberry preserves. Beat on high for 3-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  • Place a dollop of the whipped cream on top of each cupcake and top the cream with a fresh strawberry. Serve immediately.