Event Recap: California Wildfire Relief Open House

California wildfires in 2018 have been devastating to many homes in the Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties. Countless more people had their lives upended in evacuations or partial burn damage. As the largest family-owned appliance store in the area, we felt the need to help the communities we’ve been installing appliances in since 1982.

Thanks to our participating Brand Partners

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WDC Kitchen & Bath was able to get exclusive offers from premium appliance brands and we offered these to homeowners who were directly affected by these fires in the Open House we had July 24th and 25th at our Oxnard appliance showroom. While we are normally open to the public, that day we reserved especially to help wildfire victims recover with new kitchen appliances.

This event was part of the WDC Kitchen & Bath’s decades-old commitment to our local Southern California communities we’ve been serving since 1982. To get invited to more local good events near you, Like us on Facebook.

The welcoming staff of the WDC Kitchen & Bath of Torrance location

The welcoming staff of the WDC Kitchen & Bath of Torrance location

Our sales managers welcomed guests alongside official factory representatives from Thermador, Viking and Wolf/Sub-Zero. We heard their stories and recommended handpicked appliance replacements.

Visitors munched on homemade chicken wraps while browsing the in-store special offers and juicy manufacturer rebates.

Open house guests browsing our premium stainless outdoor grills by Coyote, Dacor, Viking and Wolf. We also are a Big Green Egg retailer and carry the full line of ceramic grills & smokers.

A few members of our friendly appliance sales staff at our Torrance appliance store. We have some of the most knowledgeable appliance sales professionals around!

Our Torrance appliance store, like all other WDC Kitchen & Bath appliance locations, has live demo kitchens where we cook and show off the unique features of each brand.

Event Recap: Thermador Master Chef Series in Torrance June 16

Professional chef demonstrators from Thermador put on a show at WDC Kitchen & Bath of Torrance, teaching participants the techniques and benefits of steam cooking. We put on a healthy salmon dish, shrimp bites, and a chocolate strawberry fondue.

Thermador factory authorized representatives showed off Thermador appliances unique features like the Open Door Assist and Internet-of-Things features. Thermador has been around since 1916 and is one of the most popular appliance brands, known for bold design and clever innovation. WDC Kitchen & Bath is proud to stock Thermador kitchen appliances.

This event was part of the WDC Kitchen & Bath store’s Kitchen Mastery cooking series. To get invited to future cooking events in Southern California, Like us on Facebook.

Thermador cooking classes near Torrance

The Thermador chef is shown above, guiding show participants through a quick and easy dish with shrimp, rice and asparagus. The customer is asking about the performance of Thermador oven’s steam and convection features.

Thermador chef demonstrator Monique is pulling a perfectly steamed salmon from the dual power oven for steam and convection cooking.

Thermador chef demonstrator Monique is pulling a perfectly steamed salmon from the dual power oven for steam and convection cooking.

Free download: Thermador Steam Oven Cookbook PDF

Download the Thermador Innovation Lookbook

Download the Thermador Innovation Lookbook

Authorized Thermador representative is showing off a built-in refrigerator hidden in this glossy-wood veneer cabinet.

Authorized Thermador representative is showing off a built-in refrigerator hidden in this glossy-wood veneer cabinet.

 

Thermador steam ovens cook thoroughly, accurately and even make those crispy edges we all love in baked foods.

Thermador steam ovens cook thoroughly, accurately and even make those crispy edges we all love in baked foods.

To get invited to our next cooking event at any of our six appliance showrooms in Sourthern California, Like us on Facebook or sign up for special offers by email.

Private Sale Recap – Burbank Spring 2018

Only those on our private mailing list and secret Facebook Group are invited to these limited-space events, where we close the showroom to the public and mark down prices lower than any other time of the year. At our Private Sales you can enjoy:

  • Unbelievable savings
  • Raffles worth thousands
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Complimentary food samples
  • Games and hidden prizes

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We had a blast last Sunday at our WDC Kitchen & Bath Burbank location during the Spring 2018 Private Sale event. We had appliances donated for our raffle by Frigidaire, LG and GE. This was the second private event featuring our Bedtime Bonus Bucks promotion, where money spent on appliances earns you cash towards a new Sealy or Tempurpedic.

We gave away thousands of dollars in raffle prizes including new laundry units, as seen above with our lucky winner and top two salespeople from our Burbank store.

The Big Green Egg guys were outside as usual grilling up a storm. Inside, professional chefs from appliance manufacturers Thermador, LG, Dacor, Electrolux and others served up a variety of dishes to show off the prowess of their appliances. There was quiche, deviled eggs, “mud pie”, fresh pizza and other dishes.

The whole store was heavily marked down for our private invited guests only. Some people wait six months for our next bi-annual sale before buying an appliance. We host them twice a year at each of our six appliance showrooms around Los Angeles. Many happy customers walked away with a great deal on their choice appliance. Our financing plans can help get you the appliance you need with as long as 36 months interest free.

Be a guest at our next event and join in on the festivities. Find out how you can attend our next Private Sale.


Celebrate National Hamburger Day this Memorial Day Weekend with Specialty Lamb-burgers!

This Memorial Day weekend we honor and remember our fallen soldiers. We celebrate those who served and thank our brave men and women for their service. We observe this holiday, Sunday May 28th, National Hamburger Day, with friends and family, by enjoying this outdoor burger recipe.

Celebrate this Sunday May 28th, National Hamburger Day with Family and Friends Over the Grill for Fresh and Unique Lamb Burgers!

Celebrate this Sunday May 28th, National Hamburger Day with Family and Friends Over the Grill for Fresh and Unique Lamb Burgers!

Goat-Cheese Stuffed Lamb-Burgers

Hamburger and Filling:

1 tsp olive oil
12 cup onion, diced
2 lbs ground lamb
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
4 12 tsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper, ground
4 oz soft goat cheese
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped

Place on buns of choice. Top with romaine lettuce, onion, goat cheese, mushroom or grilled peppers.

Directions

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onions in the oil until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Gently knead together the softened onions, lamb, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, salt, and pepper. Divide the mixture into 6 parts and roll into balls, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Mix together the goat cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, basil, and oregano until well combined; cover and chill for 5 minutes.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  5. Working with one portion of meat at a time, make an indentation in the center of the ball with your thumb. Fill the indentation with a heaping tablespoon of the goat cheese mixture. Gently pull and form the meat patty around the cheese filling, making a burger-shaped patty. Repeat with each ball of the lamb mixture.
  6. Grill the patties on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and well done, about 8 minutes per side.
  7. Place on buns of choice.
  8. Top with condiments and serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!

Looking for a new grill? We carry the best names in gourmet grilling for National Hamburger Day. Let WDC Appliances friendly sales staff help you choose the best outdoor grill that will last you for years to come. Visit one of our seven convenient locations in Agoura HillsBurbankChatsworthMoorparkOxnard, Santa Barbara, and Torrance. You can also call us at 888-487-2298 to chat with an appliance specialist or contact our online support team between the hours: Mon – Sat 8:30am to 5pm PST.

Celebrate National No Dirty Dishes Day!

Have your dishes been piling up in the sink? Is your dishwasher making dishes less than sparkling clean? Has your dishwasher be guzzling up water and electricity? May 18th is National No Dirty Dishes Day and it is the perfect opportunity to upgrade to an energy efficient, quite, and efficient dishwasher.

Dishwashers are recommended to be replaced every 5-8 years depending on use. Many models on today’s market have special features that can quickly turn those caked on over-night dishes to sparkling clean.

Bosch is one of the best known names for high end dishwashers. The SHXM63W55N boasts an Energy Star rating for low water and electricity consumption, as well as a 44dBA silence rating.

National No Dirty Dishes Day

National No Dirty Dishes Day

Want to see your dishes as they clean? KitchenAid’s KDTM804ESS has a peer-in window with a lit interior. With 6 wash cycles and sleek exterior, it is sure to add a modern twist in to any kitchen.

LG’s LDT9965BD has a nearly fingerprint-proof black stainless steel finish, making it great for families with kids or pets. With the TrueSteam system, it makes pre-washing obsolete. It gently soaks dishes and washes them effortlessly.

If you have been considering a new dishwasher, National No Dirty Dishes Day is the perfect time to explore the many new and improved options for keeping the clutter down in the kitchen. Let WDC Appliances friendly sales staff help you choose the best dishwasher that will last you for years to come. Visit one of our seven convenient locations in Agoura HillsBurbankChatsworthMoorparkOxnard, Santa Barbara, and Torrance. You can also call us at 888-487-2298 to chat with an appliance specialist or contact our online support team between the hours: Mon – Sat 8:30am to 5pm PST.

Simple Last Minute Buffalo Wings Recipe for the Big Game

Looking for a classic buffalo wings recipe with a tangy twist? This recipe is seriously crisp, you won’t believe they are not fried!

Join us in celebrating National Spaghetti Day Jan 4th- With a twist!

Spaghetti squash recipe brought to you by GE Appliances.

Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti squash can be more than just a substitute for pasta! This recipe makes a meatless-main dish perfect for any dinner, especially when paired with a salad. When this dish is bubbling away in the oven, you know it’s going to be a good night.

1 spaghetti squash, about 3 pounds

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

Salt

Freshly ground pepper

3 large eggs

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped (1/4 cup basil leaves)

1 cup grated Gruyere cheese

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

METHOD:

Cook the squash:

Place squash cut-sides-down in a microwave-safe baking dish. Fill the dish with about 1 inch of water.

Microwave on high for about 12 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork. Cooking time depends on the size of the squash and individual microwaves, so if you have a smaller squash and a microwave that cooks fast, check a little earlier. And if you are cooking a larger squash and have a lower-power microwave, it may take a little longer.

Allow squash to cool for 10 minutes, then scoop out the flesh with a fork to separate the spaghetti-like strands and then chop coarsely. Measure out 4 cups squash. (You can save any extra squash for another dish or freeze for later.)

Prepare the casserole:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Lightly oil a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.

Heat the olive oil, over medium heat, in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook until tender, about five minutes. Add the garlic and a generous pinch of salt. Cook while stirring for another 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant. Add the squash. Cook, stirring often, for five minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in the squash mixture, basil and the Gruyere cheese. Pour into the baking dish. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the casserole top is browned and sizzling. Remove from oven, and cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Casserole can be served hot, warm or at room temperature.

Make this recipe a reality with GE, GE Profile, and GE Cafe appliances.

NEW: Measurement Guides for the Perfect Fit

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Once the plans are laid and the perfect appliances are picked, usually the last thing we consider is, “will it fit?” While you may have your heart set on specific models with a certain look, it is possible you have not considered making enough room. Those old appliances can be quite smaller and shaped differently than the newer improved appliances that you are considering to buy. Our Warehouse Discount Center Measurement Guides will ease this process and allow for a much quicker installation.

Here at WDC we care about the success of your appliances. We want to ensure you don’t incur any additional costs and headaches dealing with returns or having to make adjustments to your space. So, we created individual Measurement Guides for laundry, dishwashers, and refrigerators. These guides take you step by step on how to measure your kitchen and/or laundry space correctly. It is important to take into account height, width, and length of each appliance. Make sure to look around your placement area and note any obstacles or impediments. For washing machines, this measurement is critical especially if you will be purchasing the optional pedestals for front-load washing machines. If your new appliances need to be plugged in, make sure the correct plugs are located nearby.

Please visit our Measurement Guide page where you can review and download the guides applicable to your purchase.

A measurement off by as little as 1/4 inch can turn the excitement of your new purchase into a major inconvenience. Double-checking your measurements will help you with a smooth purchase, delivery and installation of your home appliances. These measurements are not required, but these Measurement Guides will allow you peace of mind in purchasing the correctly sized models to fit in your home. We care about your appliances and want you to have the best experience possible. As the old saying goes; measure twice, buy once!

For more information, questions, or concerns please visit one of our 7 Southern California locations in Agoura HillsBurbankChatsworthMoorparkOxnard, Santa Barbara, and Torrance. You can also call 888-487-2298 to chat with a specialist or contact our online support between the hours: Mon – Sat 8:30am to 5pm PST.

 

Beware: Knock Off Water Filters May Be Harmful To Your Health

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Purchasing replacement water filters usually isn’t our top priority. In addition to simply remembering to replace the water filter, the cost of some filters can be expensive. While it may be tempting to save a few dollars by purchasing off-brand water filters, it is important not to compromise your family’s well-being. Buying off-brand filters can lead to a breach in quality control as filters many do not reach NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) standards. The NSA regulates filters in filtering out pesticides, lead, asbestos, and mercury contaminates in our water.

So while it is understandable to try and find deals when replacing light bulbs, filters, and parts for our appliances, it’s absolutely critical that drinking water stays clean and safe for consumption. Remember to also clean all trays and surfaces that come in contact with ice and water inside your appliance every few months. This will prevent hard water build-up and bacteria.

On top of family health concerns, buying imitation water filters can damage your appliances. There are no standards or guarantees that protect your appliances from counterfeit filters. Falsely advertised filters can clog and cause appliances to malfunction. It is always important to check that the size of of your water filter. There is no way to guarantee off-brand filters are the correct specifications for your appliance.

To keep your appliances running smoothly and preventing costly repairs, remember to only purchase filters recommended by your appliance’s manufacture. Don’t risk your family’s health to save a few dollars. Be cautious of any exceedingly cheap filters. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

For water filters and other appliance accessories, check out Warehouse Discount Center’s wide selection of manufacture recommended products. We have seven convenient locations in Southern California, Agoura Hills, Burbank, Chatsworth, Moorpark, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, and Torrance. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help assist you in your appliance and accessory needs.

Source: Yahoo News

Home Robot Chef Will Be Preparing Your Meals For You!

Who wouldn’t love a personal assistant, or gourmet chef in the kitchen?

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Sometimes making a quality dinner after a long day at work is not what we have in mind. After shopping for and prepping the ingredients, pre-heating the oven, and of course the cooking, there is little time left to enjoy your meal. But these concerns have been addressed, and in 2017 a personal home robot chef will be cooking your meals for you!

This is no clunky fumbling machine. Moley Robotics technology is so advanced, even NASA incorporates it into their systems. Moley has designed a robot that imitates human movement to create precise measuring, stirring , and cooking. The prototype was programmed by watching famous chefs create signature dishes. The chef’s movements were recorded and implemented into the robots actions for a precise cooking experience. The robot chef can be asked to either prep ingredients or complete an entire dish.

Moley will complete the set by offering their own refrigerator and dishwasher, offering easy access for cleanup and grabbing ingredients. In addition to doing your cooking, the robot chef will even do the dishes! No more worrying about cleaning up or wiping counters, because it will be a breeze with this smart mechanical assistant. Just relax, put on some tunes and let the robot chef do the cooking for you.

According Moley, they will have a consumer version available sometime in 2017. The robot chef will easily be controlled from your smart device and will come pre-programmed with thousands of recipes. Another cool feature is that you can even upload your favorite meals to its database. While this all sounds too good to be true, the first robo-chefs will set you back about $15,000. But, as with all new advances, the price should drop in the coming years as the technology becomes more understood and researched.

Could this robot make your grandmothers famous apple pie just as good? We’ll let you decide.

Check Out Moley’s Robot Chef In Action:

 

Source: IFL Science