KITCHEN

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The old school cooking appliances of yore are truly a thing of the past.  The kitchen of your childhood was mostly a utilitarian food production center hidden from public view. Today it’s often a spectacular social and entertainment centerpiece of a home used more than the living room.

Today’s oven, stove, refrigeration and clean up options, offer near infinite computerized high tech features that will absolutely astound you. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center’s team of advisors have the training and expertise to help you navigate the sea of choices in smart cooking, refrigeration and clean up appliances.

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.

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STEP INTO THE BATHROOM OF YOUR DREAMS

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The modern bathroom is a place that offers relief from the stresses of daily life. Today’s bathrooms provide a tranquil oasis to cleanse your body, mind, and soul, and should exude an exceptional level of luxury and comfort.

From bathtubs and showers to toilets and sinks, there is no shortage of beautiful bathroom fixtures to provide the style and features you need in a beautiful space.

Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center offers a vast array of luxurious bath products from a broad spectrum of premium brands. Our team of appliance experts possesses the knowledge and support skills you need to sift through our catalog of options, ensuring you find the perfect bathroom fixtures for your home.

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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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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Outdoor Living – Barbeques

Spring and summer time call for backyard barbecuing!

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The barbeque is the focal point of any outdoor grilling setup, and there are a variety of barbeque models you can choose from. Natural gas BBQs and liquid propane BBQs are both great options, but for the most authentic and rich barbeque flavor, consider investing in a charcoal BBQ.

Charcoal BBQs use lit lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes as a heat source. These barbeques take longer to heat up than natural gas or liquid propane models, but produce food with more rich and smokey flavor. Charcoal barbeques are ideal if you want to get that classic barbeque flavor in every bite. These models are also less expensive than their gas-powered counterparts, as they have less mechanical parts. Charcoal BBQs are simple to use and offer great value, all while infusing classic barbeque flavors into your food. And with a variety of styles and sizes available, you’re guaranteed to find a great charcoal model for your home.

You can turn to Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for all your barbeque needs. We offer a great selection of the best charcoal BBQs from the most trusted manufacturers, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your home. Be sure to browse our impressive selection of barbeques and outdoor living appliances today.