We’re Having a Party!

Come on out to the FREE grand opening event of our new store in Parker. We’re hosting celebrity guests, a free vintage car show, food and drinks from our local boy scout troops and tons of kids’ activities! Here’s what’s happening:

  • Meet-and-greet and free autographs with six-time Pro Bowler Denver Bronco Karl Mecklenburg from noon until 2 p.m.
  • A visit from Dora the Explorer’s cousin Diego, star of hit TV series “Go, Diego, Go!”
  • FREE vintage car show!
  • Food and drinks supporting our local Boy Scouts of America!

The party starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. on June 9. The address is 19185 E. Lincoln Ave. in Parker. See you there!

P.S. Check out our TV spot:

Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses is on Channel 9 News

9News Reporter Jennifer Ryan gets our CEO Chuck Ewing ready for his close-up during the initial filming of the interview April 28.

Our CEO Chuck Ewing was profiled on the Channel 9 News morning show on Friday, May 13 by Jennifer Ryan. Just in case you missed it, here’s an excpert from the online blurb:

STARTING OVER: Appliance Factory Outlet
If you grew up in Colorado, you have likely heard of a store called Appliance Factory Outlet. It has been around for a quarter of a century, which is a big accomplishment when it comes to small businesses.

 ”Business has been good,” Appliance Factory Chief Executive Officer Chuck Ewing said.

Ewing is a fourth generation Coloradan. His multi-million dollar business has been helping families find affordable appliances for 25 years. But if you ask him, becoming a profitable salesman was never part of Ewing’s master plan.

“I just stumbled into the appliance business really,” Ewing said. “I started selling appliances because I wanted to support my music career.”

Read more and see the video here!

Spring Cleaning: Four Easy Tips for Cleaning Your Refrigerator

Welcome to part two in our Spring Cleaning for Appliances series. This week we’ll be showering our spring cleaning love on refrigerators.

Meaty

That fridge better be clean.

Chances are you clean the inside of your refrigerator every once in a while, but have you ever cleaned the condenser coils? If not, chances are they are so dirty that your refrigerator might not be cooling properly. Dust, pet hair and other gross things can get caught in the compressor fan and cause your refrigerator to get too hot. The coils will either be on the front or behind the fridge, covered by a vent plate. You can clean it with a special condenser-coil brush (found at hardware stores) or a vacuum hose. Unplug it or cut the circuit breaker first.

The door gasket can be wiped down with a mixture of hot water and detergent, as well. For the insides, use a wet sponge to pick up any food residue first. You can use white vinegar to wipe down all the dirty old food spills and then use a dry towel to make it squeaky clean.

If you’ve got a Side by Side fridge with an icemaker/water dispenser, wipe down and clean any residue off the dispenser itself to remove any lime residue. You can also use approved ice-maker cleaner to clean out hard water deposits inside the machine. This will be a good time replace your water filter, too (here’s a video on how).

Next it’s time to defrost the freezer. Again, make sure the power is off. Frost isn’t always bad, but sometimes it can actually make the freezer too cold and cause freezer burn. Empty the freezer’s contents and then wipe down the interior with a solution of 2 tbsp baking soda in 1 quart of hot water. Wipe it down with a dry towel and don’t forget to put all the food back in the freezer.

The refrigerator is fairly easy compared to the dishwasher, huh? There are less moving parts. Do you have any refrigerator cleaning tips that I missed?

Going Green with Fisher & Paykel

Courtesy Fisher & Paykel

With greenhouse gases and global warming a hot topic, many companies are now implementing new policies to reduce pollution. But Fisher & Paykel has made an effort to reduce their negative impact on the world since their beginning and has been recycling products since 1993. They remove hazardous refrigerant gases and reuse as many materials as possible, including the re-use of packaging. In 2008 almost 4,000 tons of scrap metal and plastic were recycled rather than dumped into a landfill.  

Learn more on how Fisher & Paykel is keeping their company green in this short video about how they recycle appliances- Fisher & Paykel- Caring For The Environment.