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UNIQUE KITCHEN SEPARATES REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER

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An authentic farmhouse with a unique kitchen opened its doors to visitors for the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes. Bekins supplied and installed appliances built by Dave Dusendang Custom Homes Inc.

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UNIQUE KITCHEN FOR AUTHENTIC FARMHOUSE

The Parade of Homes description says, “everything old is new again.” The owners 125 year old barn was dismantled and reused in every area of the home. When you look at the kitchen, the booth style seating stands out. However, the separation of refrigerator and freezer provides a unique twist.

Many kitchens see their refrigerator and freezer in all one unit, or standing side by side. This unique kitchen uses a Sub-Zero refrigerator on one end and a Sub-Zero freezer on the other end. The homeowners were also not afraid to mix and match. They chose Thermador’s range and custom panel dishwasher. So the dishwasher blends in with the cabinetry. Ventahood provides the ventilation.

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A FEW OF THE APPLIANCES SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED BY BEKINS

SUB-ZERO 36 INCH BUILT-IN FULL FREEZER

The BI-36F offers Sub-Zero’s largest capacity for a freezer. You can organize a cavernous 22.8 cubic feet with the three adjustable wire shelves and five adjustable door shelves. This advanced system removes not only suspended particles from the water but also viruses, bacteria and chemical pollutants – contaminants other filters miss.

Unique Kitchen Sub-Zero Refrigerator
Unique Kitchen Sub-Zero Freezer

SUB-ZERO 36 INCH BUILT-IN ALL-REFRIGERATOR

The Sub-Zero refrigerator offers a 23.3 cubic-feet of interior space with adjustable glass shelves, door shelves and other compartments for easy organization. Keep food fresher longer with the new air purification system that scrubs the air of bacteria, mold, and viruses.

THERMADOR SAPPHIRE DISHWASHER

The Thermador Sapphire® 6-Program dishwasher features the signature Sapphire Blue light. It not only shines on your dishes, but it also shines on the floor to let you know when the dishwasher runs. This efficient and quiet dishwasher is the perfect kitchen assistant. It not only cleans your dishes, it also treats them delicately.

Unique Kitchen Thermador Dishwasher
Unique Kitchen Thermador Range

THERMADOR PRO-GRAND STEAM RANGE

Thermador says the Pro Grand® Steam Range will “change the way real cooks cook.” The Ultimate Culinary Center™  features:

  • Seven cooking options
  • Steam oven
  • Convection oven
  • Titanium griddle and grill
  • ExtraLow® simmering from their iconic star burners

SUB-ZERO WOLF APPLIANCES BLEND INTO HOLLAND HOME

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Local builders and designers chose Sub-Zero Wolf appliances for a classic waterfront home.

Bekins supplied and installed those appliances for Mike Schaap Builders and Benchmark Design Studio prior to the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes.

BLENDING STYLE WITH PERFORMANCE

Jennifer Holtrop designed the kitchen and she was excited to use Sub-Zero Wolf appliances. Sub-Zero and Bekins offer appliances with the custom panel option which allows you to match the cabinets in the kitchen.

“I am a huge Sub-Zero fan, especially their integrated series” Holtrop said. “I love the opportunity to be able to blend the appliances as much as possible.”

The home was built for specification, so Holtrop believes any future home buyer will enjoy both the looks and performance of the kitchen appliances.

You will also find a Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator in a secondary kitchen. Sitting closer to the pool on the property, the secondary kitchen makes it easier to entertain guests.

Sub-Zero Wolf Appliances Secondary Kitchen

SUB-ZERO WOLF APPLIANCES SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED BY BEKINS

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WOLF 48 INCH DUEL-FUEL RANGE

This Wolf range offers 6 burners and an infrared griddle on top. The inside of the oven provides 10 different cooking modes including:

  • A Convection Mode that cooks your food evenly
  • A Convection Roast Mode that juicy meats with surprising speed
  • A second single convection 18″ oven quickly preheats smaller meals

ASKO XXL DISHWASHER

The XXL model from Asko offers one of the largest loading capacities on the market. You can also stop rinsing plates and bowls before placing them in the dishwasher. Asko’s Super Cleaning System saves:

  • time
  • water
  • energy
  • effort

The Turbo Drying System mixes the moist air in the dishwasher with dry air from outside to dry dishes completely.

Asko XXL Dishwasher Sub-Zero Wolf Appliances
Refrigerator Sub-Zero Wolf Appliances

SUB-ZERO 36″ INTEGRATED OVER-AND-UNDER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER WITH ICE MAKER – PANEL READY

The custom panel option allows the refrigerator and freezer to blend in with the rest of the kitchen cabinetry. Dual refrigeration provides the ideal humid yet chilly conditions for fresh foods, along with dry, frigid air for frozen foods, while a NASA-inspired air purification system scrubs the air of the ethylene gas that hastens food spoilage, and also removes bacteria, mold and viruses.

KITCHEN DESIGN: THINKING ABOUT YOUR GUESTS

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Bekins supplied and installed appliances in a home that really thought about its guests. The traditional style home built by Heartland Builders for the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes featured a kitchen design that focuses on entertaining.

KITCHEN DESIGN: PERFORMANCE & PLACEMENT

One of the home owners really loves to cook, so it makes sense to have Sub-Zero Wolf appliances in the home.

The homeowner told Heartland Builders that he looks forward to flipping pancakes on the griddle of his new Wolf range.

A Marvel undercounter refrigerator will store beverages for guests. However, this is where the kitchen design really thinks about entertaining. They placed the beverage center in a space that would not interrupt anyone cooking for the guests.

Bekins also supplied a Wolf ventilation liner and blower for the hood above the range, but click here to see how Heartland Builders made it unique.

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A FEW OF THE APPLIANCES SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED BY BEKINS

WOLF 48-INCH GAS RANGE

  • Six dual-stacked burners give you the highest highs down to the lowest lows
  • Infrared griddle cooks everything from perfect pancakes to sizzling fajitas
  • Spacious gas convection oven provides even, consistent heat across all racks.
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SUB-ZERO 42-INCH FRENCH DOOR BUILT-IN REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER

  • Two-column shelving system gives you flexibility to store taller bottles and containers.
  • Advanced air purification system scrubs the air of ethylene gas, bacteria, mold and viruses.
  • Dual refrigeration provides the ideal humid yet chilly conditions for fresh foods, along with dry, frigid air for frozen and convenience foods
  • Easy-to-use controls, magnetic door seals and a microprocessor add to the powerful preservation package.
  • Water filtration system reduces contaminants and chlorine taste and odors when purifying water or ice.

MARVEL 24-INCH BUILT-IN BEVERAGE CENTER

This adaptable beverage center features two versatile glass shelves that convert to a wine rack option. An additional 5-bottle display wine rack can hold a variety of bottle types, including magnum sizes. Its 5.3 cu. ft. capacity stores a total of 19 wine bottles or holds (108) 12-oz cans.  Argon-filled, UV-resistant tinted dual pane glass door protects contents from damaging ultra-violet light, while conserving energy

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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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Traditional Holiday Dinner Recipes

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Thanks to our sponsors at Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances for their continuing support of Bekins Cooking School.

These select recipes, from their website, feature everything you need to complete a traditional holiday dinner.

Traditional Roast Turkey

Cornbread Apple Stuffing

Poultry Gravy

Garlic Fine Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans Almondine

Pumpkin Pie