Air Conditioners

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An air conditioner is a must-have appliance. After all, there’s no need to sit inside and suffer through hot weather. If you’re interested in an air conditioner, there are a number of great models to choose from.

The power of an air conditioner is measured in BTUs, or British Thermal Units. The higher the BTU, the more space your air conditioner can cool. Be sure to measure the room you need to cool before investing in an air conditioner, that way you can find a unit that’s perfectly fits your needs.

If you want a more modern design in your appliance, consider a wallfit air conditioner. These models are designed to be built-in to your wall, providing a more streamlined aesthetic to your room. For a versatile appliance that can be moved anywhere, consider a portable air conditioner. You can also find a specialty air conditioner to meet more specific needs.

No matter your air conditioner needs, Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center is here to help. We offer a huge selection of the best wallfit air conditioners, specialty air conditioners, and portable air conditioners with a variety of BTUs, providing the cooling power you need when hot weather arrives. Be sure to browse our exceptional variety of air conditioners and home appliances today.

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KITCHENAID APPLIANCE REPAIR

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It all started in 1919 with the legendary stand mixer. In the years since, KitchenAid built an entire kitchen’s worth of products around the same quality craftsmanship, versatile technology and timeless style. The secret ingredient to KitchenAid’s success? It’s always been you. For generations you’ve brought KitchenAid into your home. Their products have helped you craft delicious means and great times with your loved ones.

Universal Appliance Repair technicians are factory certified to work on KitchenAid branded appliances using genuine KitchenAid replacement parts. Our technicians attend regular sessions at the KitchenAid factory where they are given product updates and learn about the latest in technological innovation.

Find out how we can help you with your KitchenAid appliance repair today at 800-387-2011. Our number is toll free and our friendly Customer Service Representatives are ready to take your call. Our appliance repair office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Our experience extends to the following KitchenAid appliances:

  • Cooktop Repair
  • Dishwasher Repair
  • Garbage Disposer Repair
  • Ice Maker Repair
  • Microwave Repair
  • Oven Repair
  • Range Repair
  • Refrigerator Repair
  • Trash Compactor Repair
  • Venthood Repair
  • Warming Drawer Repair
  • Wine Cooler Repair

Schedule a service with us now by visiting our website http://www.universalappliancerepair.com/brands/kitchenaid-appliance-repair/ or by giving us a call at 818-904-5601!

LG APPLIANCE REPAIR

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LG Electronics was established in 1958 and has since led the way into the advanced digital era thanks to the technological expertise acquired by manufacturing many home appliances such as radios and TVs. LG Electronics has unveiled many new products, applied new technologies in the form of mobile devices and digital TVs in the 21st century and continues to reinforce its status as a global company.

Universal Appliance Repair technicians are factory certified to work on LG branded appliances using genuine LG replacement parts. Our technicians attend regular sessions at the LG factory where they are given product updates and learn about the latest in technological innovation.

Find out how we can help you with your LG appliance repair today at 800-387-2011. Our number is toll free and our friendly Customer Service Representatives are ready to take your call. Our appliance repair office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Our experience extends to the following LG appliances:

  • Cooktop Repair
  • Dishwasher Repair
  • Dryer Repair
  • Microwave Repair
  • Oven Repair
  • Range Repair
  • Refrigerator Repair
  • Washer Repair

 

Schedule a service now! Visit our website http://www.universalappliancerepair.com/brands/lg-appliance-repair/ or call us at 818-904-5601.

Food Disposal

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Erase any trace of your latest magnum opus with garbage disposal units that can handle virtually anything you throw at them. With Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center’s line of food waste disposers, you’ll not only discover appliances with the horse power to cut through the toughest foods, but heavy duty tools that are quiet too.

Check out these tips to help you pick the right garbage disposal!

1. Motor Type
There are two types of motors: induction motors and permanent magnet motors. Most disposers use an induction motor, which is similar to motors used in large household appliances – such as washers, dryers and furnaces. These motors produce less noise and offer a long, reliable motor life. A permanent magnet motor is a lightweight, variable-speed motor that is similar to motors found in smaller appliances, such as power tools, blenders and hair dryers. While permanent magnet motors generally run at a higher RPM, they will run fastest with smaller grind loads.

2. Horsepower
Disposer motors can range from 1/3 horsepower to more than one horsepower. Higher-horsepower disposers are typically capable of grinding heavier loads easier, which prolongs motor life. Consider higher-horsepower models for larger families or frequent cooking.

3. Grind Stages
Disposers will offer either one, two or three grind stages. Here are the differences:
1-Stage: Many disposers feature only one stage of grinding, where food is ground once before passing through drain pipes with water.2-Stage: Grinds food in two stages to achieve a finer grind. The second stage of grinding virtually liquefies food waste, allowing for more types of difficult foods to be ground. It also decreases the chances for clogs or jams.3-Stage: This provides the finest grind available, allowing you to grind almost any type of food waste– including fibrous or hard materials–with no worry of clogs or jams. These units will even handle rib bones and cut grains of cooked rice into tiny pieces.

4. Component Materials
Three types of material are most commonly used with grind chambers and grind components: plastic, stainless steel and galvanized steel. Most disposers are constructed with thermoplastic polymer grind chambers, which help to resist rust and corrosion. However, stainless steel adds superior corrosion resistance that helps prolong disposer life. Galvanized steel is a durable material, but it can rust or corrode over time.

5. Noise Levels
Many homeowners are accustomed to loud disposers, but products with advanced sound technology can reduce noise levels by 30 to 60 percent. Look for disposers that have sound insulation and include noise-reduction features like noise-reducing sink baffles; anti-vibration sink mounts; and anti-vibration tail pipes.

Refrigeration

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The modern refrigerator is truly a near sentient assistant in your food preparation process.  It’s not just about keeping food fresh so your ingredients are ready whenever you need them.

We carry many premium brands! Such as Miele, Sub-Zero, KithenAid, Jenn-Air, Thermador, Bosch, Gaggenau, Viking, Dacor, BlueStar, Monogram, LG, Samsung, True and much more! Our team of advisors have the training and expertise to help you navigate the sea of choice in refrigeration. Boasting the widest selection of brands available Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center’s immersive showroom environments enable you to LIVE in the kitchen of your dreams! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an appliance advisor at one of our showrooms

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We make repairs easy!

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We’ll diagnose and explain the issue, and repair the appliance!

Universal Appliance Repair is an industry leader when it comes to appliance repair in the Greater Los Angeles area. Over the past 20 years, we have built and maintained a loyal clientele by meeting and exceeding their expectations. Our clientele extends to areas such as Agoura Hills, Encino, Northridge, South Pasadena, Sylmar, West Hollywood, Playa del Rey, and many more.

In order to maintain these expectations, we provide outstanding performance all around. Our technicians are factory certified to ensure that they service, maintain and repair all appliances quickly and efficiently. Our expertise ranges from cooktop and oven repairs to refrigerator and freezer repairs.

Universal Appliance Repair can guarantee our customers’ satisfaction due to our technicians’ 10 plus years of experience. Likewise, our Customer Services Representatives are trained and held to the highest standards to guarantee flawless service. They will provide you with a two hour window to minimize any inconveniences. This will give you a general time frame of when to expect your factory certified technician.

Our outstanding performance doesn’t end there! We also pride ourselves in making your experience with us a most convenient one. We have certified technicians on the clock seven days a week. This ensures that we are able to carry out your appliance repairs when you need it most. Our technicians also come equipped with all major parts guaranteeing a quick and efficient repair. Parts used in the repair of your appliances carry a normal 90 day warranty. If these parts breakdown during this time, our factory certified technicians will replace them without charge.

Our technicians will provide you with a written estimate before any service or repair is performed. Universal Appliance Repair guarantees to beat any written estimate, giving you the best price possible.

Tips for barbecuing!

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A new barbecue is just what you needed this summer. Check out these tips to ensure you are putting your barbecue to good use!

Cooking well over fire takes some skill, but mastering those techniques will give you a special seat of honour among your friends. Here are our top ten tips, equipment and techniques. Armed with these you will be Lord of the Tong, Master of the Flame, the guy stood next to a screaming heat source on an already-hot day. Get fired up, it’s grilling time.

Get the right barbecue

It may sound basic but there are two crucial things your burner needs if you want to make great barbecue food. The first thing is, it has to be a charcoal one. There’s nothing wrong with gas barbecues, but you won’t get any extra smoky flavour. You might as well be cooking in the oven, flavour-wise! The second thing you need is a lid. It locks in flavour, keeps the temperature constant and can be used as an extra technique. Without one you can’t do beer can chicken, or melt cheese on burgers, or smoke ribs.

Use the right fuel

In the UK, charcoal is usually bought in a rush from a petrol station car park as soon as the sun peeks its head around a cloud. But being prepared can make a huge difference, because the charcoal you use changes the way your food tastes. Our main man DJ BBQ, author of Food Tube’s BBQ Book, recommends lumpwood charcoal – the stuff that looks like burnt tree – because it will give the best flavour. It’s unadulterated and natural.

If you’re a bit of a pro, try adding wood chips to your charcoal. Hickory and oak are great with fish and pork, while cherry and apple wood add a sweetness to most meats. Just soak half what you’ll use in water to make it last, then add it all once lit.

Wait for the right moment to cook

Barbecuing takes patience and concentration, in that order. You need to wait for the flames to die down – flame-grilled is a very misleading term! You want the coals white hot – by which I mean grey and glowing. That’s the hottest and evenest heat.

Get the temperature bang on

Following on from that, don’t forget that what you have created is a caveman oven, so you need to control the heat just like an oven. DJ BBQ says the best way to test the heat is with your hand. Hold your hand about 12cm/5inches above the grill and see how long you can hold it there comfortably (ie. without screaming).

6 seconds = low heat

4 seconds = medium heat

2 seconds = in DJ’s words “hotter than a goat’s butt in a chilli pepper patch”

0 seconds = Hospital. Now.

You also need to control the temperature across the grill. The easiest technique is the half and half – put all the coals to one side, so you have a mega-hot side and one with no direct heat.

Get the best tools

We’ve all accidentally lost a sausage down a grill or flipped a burger over the edge. Well, get yourself a decent fish slice, a heavy-duty oven glove and maybe even a fish grill (clamp/clip/basket thing – we’ve no idea what they are called). The one bit of kit you simply must have is a decent pair of tongs – they give you the most control, and reduce the chances of dropping anything between the grills.

Make your own burgers

Homemade burgers are better. Even if you make them from nothing but salt and pepper and good-quality meat, they will beat anything in the shops. Buy mince with plenty of fat, or get your butcher to give you some minced flank or chuck– you’ll get juicy, flavourful burgers whether you like them pink in the middle or cooked right through. This recipe from Gennaro is a cracker.

Fish is great on barbecues

Why do people forget fish? Fish and smoke are such great friends (think smoked salmon!). So get a whole trout or side of salmon, throw some oak chips in and cook like the caveman you always knew you were. If you’re feeling fancy, slice a whole fish open and stuff with lemon, dill and pepper.

Marinade, marinade, marinade!

We all know the phrase “leave for a few hours, ideally over night”. Well that applies doubly to barbecues, to make sure the flavours aren’t overridden by the addition of the smoke. In fact, it’s best to save some marinade when you make, and brush your meat or fish with the marinade every 10 minutes as it cooks. That way it will add moisture, trap the smoke flavour and caramelise gently as it goes.

Don’t ruin the vegetables

I know barbecues are an excuse for us all to turn into carnivores, but fire does wondrous things to vegetables too, if you get the technique right. What you want is that lovely charring along the bars – it looks amazing, and tastes even better. So slice thin, then grill straight away – no oil, no seasoning. Once cooked you can add the flavour in some quality olive oil and a bit of vinegar, like in these griddled veggies.

Get the sides right

Sides should never be an afterthought! They will make up two-thirds of what you eat if you’re trying to have something that resembles a balanced meal. You could go for a classic potato salad, get some cheeky corn on the cobs on the grill, some simple and delicious couscous or, my favourite, some Navajo flatbreads – awesome made on the barbecue and great for mopping up marinades.

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