December 19, 2014

Home-Tech Bradenton Location Opens

Home-Tech BradentonMay 25, 2012

Last week, Home-Tech officially opened its doors to the residents of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Yes, the Home-Tech Bradenton location is open! We had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and a day long Open House event. As part of our Open House celebration, we wanted to reward our outstanding Service Agreement members with something special. The something special was an intimate cooking demonstration with My Sarasota Chef, Richard Chaney.

Home-Tech wants to reward its Service Agreement customers with perks and bonuses, as these members are the backbone of our business.  Not only do Service Agreement Members receive discounts on all of our appliances and air conditioning systems, they now receive private event invitations to special parties and sales events at the Ft. Myers and Lakewood Ranch showrooms.

The Cooking Demo

Chef Richard Chaney’s menu was specifically selected, in order to showcase KitchenAid’s  Architect Double Oven, a dual-fan convection oven with steam-assist technology which eliminates the need for manual steps such as basting or spritzing.  With steam-assist , your dishes will maintain the perfect balance of internal moisture and external crispness on their own.  These recipes created by Chef Chaney are healthy and easy to prepare.

Chef Chaney’s Recipes

Chef Richard Ramey Cooking with Home-Tech

Cuban Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa on Cuban Bread Crostini

1 pork tenderloin rubbed with Cuban spice
Roasted in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes

Mango Salsa

  • 2 ripe mangos diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup of diced peppers (red, yellow and green mix)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Mix all ingredients and chill for at least 1 hour for the flavors to mingle

1/4 inch slices of Cuban bread or any crusty baguette, brush with extra virgin olive oil and add a pinch of salt

Place in a 400 degree oven until golden brown.

Floribbean Shrimp En Papillotte

Parchment paper sheet cut into a rectangle

  • Place 3 shrimp on top of 2 citrus slices
  • 1 tsp shallots
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 5 pepper slices
  • Dill, chives, cilantro and thyme, one 2 inch sprig of each
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine

Fold parchment paper edges in a crimping pattern to seal the edge.  Place on a sheet pan and bake in a 400 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.

Upcoming Events

Since we have several working show kitchens, from Thermador, KitchenAid and Whirlpool, we will be hosting many more events in the future.  LIKE us on Facebook to stay in the loop of event invitations. For Sarasota/Manatee residents – LIKE this page.  For Lee & Collier resident - LIKE this page.

The TRUE® TUR-24BD Undercounter Refrigerator Beverage Dispenser

TRUE® TUR-24BDThis past week, Home-Tech representatives brought the TRUE TUR-24BD Beverage Dispenser to the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s Hob Nob event. The Home-Tech team served beer and brats to over 600 attendees at the Hob Nob.  As we are building brand awareness for our new Appliance Showroom/Store in the Sarasota/Manatee, area, we thought to bring out a fan favorite and put it to the test.  We unanimously decided that the stainless steel, versatile TUR-24BD, or “kegerator” was easy to use and a big hit.

TRUE® TUR-24BD Easy to Set Up

Doug Floyd, a TRUE® representative, showed us how easy this refrigerator/beverage dispenser is to set up.  All we needed was a steady surface and an electrical source.  The dispenser cooled down to 33° very quickly, even when powered by a small generator.  The installation of the standard quarter keg was extremely easy.  Other exhibitors were watching to see if it would be difficult to set up this appliance in the middle of a park.  But we proved that this dispenser can be transported and set up just about anywhere.

Our booth attendees commented on how crisp and cold the beer was and wanted to see how easy it was to pour the perfect beer from the TUR-24BD.  They found it provided the perfect serving of frosty refreshment every time.  We may take the “kegerator” with us to every large event because it was so portable, easy to use, and such a fun way to meet our future customers.

Cold Brews At Home

If you are a homeowner who enjoys keg or craft beer, the TRUE® Undercounter Refrigerator Beverage Dispenser may be just the ticket.  Providing “the perfect serve,” the Beverage Dispenser utilizes exclusive airflow technology to provide a cold, crisp beer.  With total flexibility, the “kegerator” can be enjoyed in a built-in space or as a stand alone appliance.  It accommodates a one quarter-barrel (standard quarter keg) of brew or two 1/6 barrels, totaling more than 65 perfectly poured mugs of golden deliciousness. The Beverage Dispenser’s exclusive LED performance display ensures that the beer’s temperature is perfect every time, so the beer is as cold as you desire. The Beverage Dispenser is equipped with a standard door lock to keep its contents safe.  Its Energy Star® rating ensures that it’s efficient.

If wine is on your mind, the Beverage Dispenser can be easily converted into a refrigerator or a wine cabinet.

Cold Brews For You

Stop by either our Fort Myers or Bradenton Showrooms to see this product in person.  One of our Appliance Experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can pick up the TRUE® TUR-24BD as well in our Online Store.  We can certainly recommend the “kegerator” for your outdoor parties, tailgating or other fun events in your home