October 25, 2014

Maytag Maxima Laundry Pair Rebate

Maytag Maxima High Efficiency Washer and Dryer

Maytag Maxima High Efficiency Washer and Dryer

Get a Rebate . . . if you Buy Before May 31, 2014

Maytag is currently offering a MasterCard® prepaid card by mail with the purchase of a select Maytag Washer Dryer Combos.  The Maxima™ Laundry Pair (washer and dryer) is on the select list as well as a slew of other Maytag appliances.  When you buy the combo you get a $250 rebate. See more rebate offers from Home-Tech.

Wow Factors of the Maxima™ Washer

Based on the model, there is an advanced laundry detergent dispenser which allows you to use less detergent.  The washer’s technology sprays detergent directly on your clothing to make sure it gets distributed evenly.  This provides better removal of stains.  It has a built-in 1,000 watt water heater to increase wash temperatures.  Steam cleaning helps remove stains, allergens and sanitizes your clothing.  This feature is great to use after you’ve had to towel dry the family dog, for instance.  And, there is additional rinse power to help remove ground in dirt and stains.  All this, plus it’s ENERGY STAR® rated.

Maytag Maxima High Efficiency Dryer

Maytag Maxima High Efficiency Dryer

Wow Factors of the Maxima™ Dryer

Based on the model, it’s 7.4 cu. ft. capacity allows you to dry large loads (even a king- sized comforter).  It has moisture sensing technology, so it automatically stops the drying cycle when your clothing is done.  That saves you money.  It has steam drying cycles to get the wrinkles out and refresh your laundry.  Wow!  No more ironing!  And the drum is layered with sound dampening material to give you a quiet drying cycle, even when there is loose change rattling in the dryer.  And again, it’s ENERGY STAR® rated.

You can check out this great looking pair and the accompanying rebate in our Home-Tech Showroom, which is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday – Friday, or in our Online Store.  Our appliance specialists are always ready to help you with any questions you may have.



Washing Machine Laundry Detergent Dispensing

Washing Machine Laundry Detergent Dispensing

Laundry Detergent Dispensing

How Much is Too Much? Remember the old days when a plastic scoop came in your powdered laundry detergent?  There was no question about laundry detergent dispensing.  You just put in a scoop, right?  If things were really grimy, maybe you put in a heaping scoop. Well, today’s laundry appliances and laundry detergents have become more complex. You just can’t blindly add a scoop anymore. It’s actually harmful to your washing machine and can make your skin itchy if you add too much detergent. You can see pictured below what using too much soap does to your washing machine.

Here’s The Scoop

With many people switching to basic liquid and HE detergents, there is no more scoop.  Now we deal with a cap.  How much should you pour in a cap . . . the whole cap, half a cap?  It’s a mystery.  Where’s the line?  With a front loading washer you use less than you use with a top loading washer, but how much less?  How much is too much?

Whirlpool Duet with Detergent Dispenser Washing Machine

Whirlpool Duet with Detergent Dispenser

Fill It and Forget It

Whirlpool® has created an ingenious bulk laundry detergent dispensing container that you only have to fill once a month!  This option is available with the Whirlpool Duet® washers with Precision Dispense Ultra.  You simply remove the blue cartridge, fill it (once a month), put it back in and the washer does the rest.  The washer measures out the right amount for each load based on the size and the soil level.  That is some helpful technology!

Now everyone in the family can get it right.  When you, your mate, or your kids do a load of laundry, it will be with the correct amount of detergent.  This dispenser holds enough to do 36 loads!  You will use detergent more efficiently and not damage your washing machine by using too much.  There is no more guesswork.  And, the control panel lets you know when it’s time to refill the dispenser again.

And if you are measuring your detergent by hand we recommend no more than two (2) tablespoons of detergent for a regular sized load.  Of course detergent companies are going to tell you to use lots more because they want to sell more detergent. Also, take it really easy on the fabric softener.  Less is more for the health of your machine.

Shop With Home-Tech
laundry drum dirty from detergent

If you are interested in this ENERGY STAR® Whirlpool Duet® washing machine, now would be a good time to check it out.  You can either stop in our showroom or Shop Online.  Our appliance specialists are ready to answer any questions that you may have.

Not only do you get a knowledgeable staff to help you pick out your laundry appliances but you also get 33 years of experience, being in the service business. When we give you a tip to care for your appliance you can trust us. We have seen the damage caused by improper care for many years. We also know which appliances break down the most often and which do not. This makes shopping with Home-Tech a perfect fit for you. Advice you can rely on and then follow up service if you need it.

Call 800-800-8356 or fill out our request form for anything we can help with. You’ll be glad you did.


Outdoor Kitchens – More Thrilling Than Just Grilling

outdoor kitchenHave you ever felt a little lonely and disconnected from the rest of the party when you were outside grilling up the burgers by yourself?  Or have you ever felt left out when the whole group was outside enjoying the nice day while you were stuck in the kitchen cooking over a hot stove?  The perfect solution is to expand your indoor living space to the great outdoors with an outdoor kitchen, fully equipped with luxury appliances.

Outdoor kitchens have become very popular with homeowners in Southwest Florida.  As they have embraced the concept of more open living space inside their homes, they’ve also enjoyed opening the space further, especially to patios and back yards.  Outdoor kitchens makes the perfect spot for entertaining, cooking, relaxing, and enjoying time with your friends and family.

Home-Tech, teamed up with Alfresco, is now offering beautiful, stainless steel appliances for your outside kitchens.  Alfresco, a company twice chosen to design and equip an outdoor kitchen for the New American Home project in the International Builder’s Show builds all of it’s products in the USA.  More information about the outdoor kitchen in Builder’s Show can be found at www.builderonline.com.

A Smokin’ Hot Grill

Alfresco’s LX2 series of grills have real commercial features.  They come equipped with 27,500 BTU burners to ensure even heating and perfectly seared, juicy meats.   They have an exclusive chain-driven rotisserie, integrated smoker, which holds wood chunks, plus halogen lighting, so you can see what you are cooking.  The CoolDraft™ airflow system keeps the front of the grill and the knobs cool.

outdoor kitchen burner

Outdoor Kitchen Burner

A Side Burner That Does It All

The VersaPower™ cooker is an extra “side” burner with transformation power.  It allows you to cook with your smallest saucepan all the way up to your 100 quart stock pot.  Deep fried turkey anyone?  It’s a teppanyaki griddle for teppan, breakfast pancakes, fajitas or burgers.  It also holds a Wok.  You can simmer at a low 400 BTU or you can have a commercial range performance at the top yield of 65,000 BTU.

All Weather Refrigeration

The Alfresco refrigerators for your outdoor kitchen work even in extreme temperatures.  The under grill refrigerator has two marinating drawers with removable food pans.  It can easily be converted with the optional keg kit in seconds to serve ice cold, restaurant style draft beer.  The countertop refrigerator has commercial top access.  It can be used as a bottle cooler, mug froster, pony keg cooler or an ice bath for cold drinks.  It also has removable food pans for condiments, burger toppings and garnishes. 

The Happiest Hour 

outdoor kitchen bartending center

Outdoor Kitchen Bartending Center

With the modular sink system and bartending center, you can take care of all of your friend’s beverage needs like a pro.  Imagine spending your happy hour with your friends in your beautiful back yard, fully equipped with the luxury outdoor kitchen of your dreams.  It’s sure to be the best time of your day for years to come.

Want to See It In Person?

Home-Tech understands that our customers want a hands on experience, to try out the appliances we sell.  That’s why we have two beautiful showrooms with everything installed in a designer setting.  Stop by today to check out the Alfresco outdoor kitchen of your dreams.  Our appliance specialists will answer any questions you may have and can assist you in planning the perfect outdoor kitchen.