Announcing Appliance Factory Outlet’s 25th Anniversary!

Appliance Factory Outlet's 25th Anniversary is here.Ever placed a classified ad with some old junk you were trying to get rid? One man did, and it turned into an almost $50 million company just 25 years later. That company is Appliance Factory Outlet, and today we are announcing our 25th Anniversary. To celebrate, we’re offering special offers and deals all month—this weeks promotion is 50% off everything from stainless steel kitchen packages to premium front load laundry.

 CEO Chuck Ewing turned his venture into a profitable and local business. We’re glad we’ve been able to provide the Front Range with affordable, dependable major home appliances since 1986, while supporting both the Colorado economy and workforce.

 In an environment where Fortune 500 companies normally dominate the market, Appliance Factory Outlet has become the largest independent appliance retailer in Colorado, growing exponentially each year.

 “There’s never a silver bullet or one specific thing that makes an organization successful,” said Ewing. “During the economic downturn, for example, our success stemmed from having quality employees, organization, and superior products which bring great value to the consumer.”

 The company held strong against the economic downturn of 2008 and has plans to expand its store in Colorado Springs, as well as expand into Lakewood, Aurora and Littleton.

 “It has been an astonishing 25 years and we are proud to support the Colorado economy as a local retailer,” said Ewing. “We are proud to offer brand new boxed products and special buys at a guaranteed better price and that we can truly save the consumer hundreds of dollars on quality appliances through our superior sales, delivery and custom installation service.”

 About Appliance Factory Outlet
Locally owned and operated since 1986, Appliance Factory Outlet sells direct to the public. Chuck Ewing, owner and CEO, carved his niche in a market typically held by big box retailers. From its humble beginnings in a garage, Appliance Factory Outlet has grown into Colorado’s largest and the nation’s 34th largest independent appliance dealer.

Kitchen Appliance Measurements

One of the most overlooked steps in buying an appliance is getting the right measurements. Not all kitchen appliance brands have standard measurements, so getting your kitchen’s specific space requirements should be one of the first steps you take when deciding on a good investment. Some important factors to consider:

  • Keep appliances size-appropriate. Large-capacity models in small kitchens lack visual appeal and practicality.
  • Measure your home’s entry ways so you can be sure you’ll be able to get your new appliance inside the house.
  • Remember to take measurements of width, height and depth of where your appliance will sit.
  • Be aware of the space an appliance will need to open and close.

This is what a counter depth fridge looks like. Photo from TinaRobinsonDesign.com

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Samsung Rated Highest in Consumer Satisfaction for Sixth Year in a Row

RF4287HARS Model has fully customizable shelves and 28 cu ft of shelf space to store your food.

The RF4287HARS has customizable shelving with pop-out door shelves to fit all your favorite foods. Image courtesy Samsung.

What makes a great refrigerator? Samsung knows. According to J.D. Power and Associates, Samsung was rated highest in Customer Satisfaction with Refrigerators for the sixth year in a row this year. The highest ranking factors were ease of use, performance and reliability (which includes how well the refrigerator works, how noisy it is and energy efficiency), and features.

 J.D. Power and Associate’s study was based on responses from almost 6,000 consumers who purchased Samsung Refrigerators in the last two years, and what did they like most? Samsung did particularly well in the Side-by-Side and French Door refrigerator categories.  Samsung’s French Doors are unique and stylish, as well as very user-friendly.

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New LG Refrigerator Technology Benefits Consumers, Planet

At a recent trade show in Berlin, LG unveiled its new plan for its line of refrigerators: better Linear Compressor technology. It allows refrigerators to free up space inside while making them more energy efficient, a focus that LG has taken seriously this past year.

 
The new LG LBC20514TT

The LG LBC20514TT refrigerator features the new linear compressor technology in the bottom-mounted freezer. Image courtesy LG.

New Refrigerator Technology Saves Energy, Saves Money, Saves Food
The third-generation designed Linear Compressor in LG’s new bottom-freezer units controls the cooling power of the refrigerator, which makes it 45 percent more efficient than the average A- rated refrigerator in Energy Star’s certification program. Energy Star officially gave the technology an A++ rating in Europe.

All around, the refrigerator is more efficient at preserving food, as well. It includes an Opti Temp Zone which optimizes the temperature in the refrigerator depending on the type of food, and their new Vita Light Zone technology provides internal LED lighting which helps food retain vitamins and nutrients in vegetables and fruit. According to LG, their refrigerator-freezers were also designed to preserve meat’s texture and taste when frozen, and maintain the flavor of foods for longer periods of time, which in turn saves you money on grocery bills.

LG Pushes for Green Appliance Development
This is the first of many products that LG is researching and developing in order to reduce their impact on the planet. LG plans to spend $18 billion in the next 10 years on “greening its operations,” as well as reducing their green house gas emissions by 40 percent, practicing electronics recycling (especially for refrigerators) and producing more efficient, ecofriendly appliances.

Shopping Green Saves You Money in More Ways Than One
LG’s new refrigerators now meet and even beat Energy Star certification thanks to the improved technology as well as other various features. The company offers a 10 year warranty on the third-generation linear compressor inside of their refrigerators, and you can find many of the new bottom-mount and French door styles for brand new at Appliance Factory Outlet. LG is also offering a $100 rebate for purchasing one of their new energy efficient refrigerators, so there’s never been a better time to upgrade your appliance.

The Subtly Stunning Bosch Dishwasher: Ecofriendly, Clean, Quiet

Bosch Integra 800 Series / courtesy Bosch.com

You’re in the kitchen, grabbing an after-dinner-snack, and question whether or not you forgot to put the dishes in the dishwasher. You look over at the empty kitchen sink and your eyes glide to the dishwasher, and then back to your sink. The dishes aren’t in the sink… but it’s virtually silent in your kitchen. The swish-slosh-swish-slosh sounds you’re used to hearing don’t echo throughout your house anymore after dinner time.

This ain’t your mother’s dishwasher. It’s a Bosch.

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GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

Recalled Model of GE Front Load Washer

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A recall of 181,055 GE front load washing machines has been issued by appliance manufacturer GE and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the CPSC, a wire inside the machine can break and come into contact with the metal tub while the machine is operating. Although there were no reported injuries from the hazard, seven incidents were reported where flames escaped the washing machines and caused minor smoke damage. Continue reading

Appliance Dumping: Bad for the Environment, Bad for Taxpayers

Dick Blume / Post-Standard file photo - from Syracuse.com

Dumping an appliance may seem like an easy fix for someone who wants to get rid of their old fridge, but it has some pretty hard consequences not only for the environment, but for you too. Refrigerators are one such example- refrigerants like ammonia, Freon and methane are used in the refrigeration process. They become hazardous when an old, worn out appliance begins to deteriorate in an open environment. Heavy metals like iron and copper make up 50-60% of a fridge’s total weight leaving a huge risk if those heavy metals were to leach into local water systems or rivers. Continue reading

Nationwide Cash for Clunkers Madness

 

Cash for Clunkers: Appliances has been sweeping across the United States since the beginning of 2010. The program is designed to replace old appliances with new energy efficient models, as well as give Americans cash back for the energy upgrades they’ve done to their homes. The program is also meant to help boost the local economy.

Each state regulates this government program determining launch dates, what qualifies and allocation of funds. Some states such as Massachusetts and Colorado give the option to reserve one of each rebate, while other states such as Florida, only allow consumers to reserve rebates up to $1,500.

Qualifying appliances also make a difference. Colorado and New York rebates include refrigerators, washers, and dishwashers but excludes freezers. Even rebate reservation and product purchase dates vary depending on state of residence. Coloradoans are required to reserve their rebates after the launch date, recommending consumers reserve them immediately the morning of April 19th, requiring the actual purchasing of appliances after the program has been launched. Texans on the other hand have a window to purchase their appliances, then reserve a rebate.

The overall consensus with this nation wide energy rebate program is that funds will run out quickly. Within 24 hours of launching, Minnesota ran out of funds as stated in the news article “Heavy Demand Closes Minn. Appliance Rebate Program”. States that have not yet launched are recommending to reserve their rebate as soon as possible.

Are you ready for the energy madness?

Arvada Family Surprised with Home Energy Makeover

October 28, 2009
The Lindemann family of Arvada

The Lindemann family of Arvada

With a drafty upstairs and high energy and medical bills, the Lindemann family of Arvada, Colo. had their wish come true. The Lindemanns are the winners of the 2009 Home Energy Makeover Contest sponsored in part by Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses.

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