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JennAir Kitchen

How To Refresh Your Kitchen in Time for the Holidays

As the air cools and the leaves begin to turn, many of us start thinking about hosting family and friends in the comfort of our homes, whether it’s for a feast around a dining room table or a casual wine and cheese party around a marble kitchen island. But if your kitchen isn’t a space you’re proud of, it may be time for an update.

Here, our General Manager Julie Hale shares some tips for ensuring your reno is ready to ‘Wow’ in time for your fall and winter holiday feasts.

As Featured in the Vancouver Courier

The Vancouver Courier talked to Julie Hale, our General Manager, about our unique approach to customer service, our 43 year history, and why we're so selective about the products we carry.

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Beginner’s Guide to Espresso

Coffee 101 – Part 3

Whether you’re a regular at your local coffee shop or an at-home barista, you’ve probably tried – or considered trying – espresso. But what is espresso? How is it different from regular drip coffee?

In Part 3 of our Coffee 101 series, we dive into the details of the “Divine Nectar”.

BC Craft Beers

Some of Our Favorite BC Craft Beer Picks for the Summer Heat

Summertime is also beer time for many of us—between the sunny hikes, the windy beaches and even mowing the lawn, there’s a lot of thirst to quench. Water will do the trick, but what’s summertime without some sort of indulgence?

And with the growing craft beer scene in BC, there’s a lot to indulge in. Here are some of our top picks.

What's in Your Dream Kitchen?

If you could have the ultimate dream kitchen, what appliances would you love to own? General manager Julie Hale talks with Vancouver Magazine about the 'best new thing' in high-end kitchens.

How to Talk About Coffee like a Connoisseur

Coffee 101 – Part 2

Like tastes in perfume or wine, coffee preference is personal. One person's elixir of life could be another person's overroasted swamp water. Knowing the coffee-specific vocabulary that baristas use to describe drinks can help you find coffees you love without getting hung up in matters of opinion.

How to Buy and Prepare Delicious Sablefish

By Laura Barker, Dirty Apron Cooking School

Sablefish is a signature dish for many chefs on the West Coast. Bring restaurant-quality sablefish to your dinner table with these tips on buying and preparing this delicious dish.

Dishwasher Buying Guide

Before You Buy: Dishwasher

The dishwasher is one of the hardest working appliances in the kitchen.  It is designed to do what you don’t want to do: clean even the toughest baked-on food. 

Dishwashers differ quite a bit and have changed drastically in the last 10 years. Considering these dishwasher basics can help you get started.

Fridge Buying Guide

Before You Buy: Fridge Shopping Essentials

There are many styles, brands and features to choose from when selecting a new refrigerator.  We list the essentials for getting right measurements as well as helpful information on styles that will help you select the best fridge for your home and family’s needs. 

A Culinary View

By Maureen Goulet, Owner of Ambrosia Cooking School

Summertime is upon us now, and we can all kick back and enjoy some casual entertaining, where BBQs will be firing up and gin and tonics will be poured.  I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful Thai chef Pailin Chongchitnant, who shared with me a great summer time Thai appetizer that is unique and bursting with flavour and would be great at any BBQ this summer.