Appliances


I was never a fan of the architectural hood until a few years ago…I have always preferred the sleeker and understated look but in my region, traditional style still is the norm so I have learned to embrace “Wowzer” hoods. So often the ventilation is left to be the last decision by designers and builders alike and often this is an important design element. And always, it is an important functional element in a kitchen!

It is one of my pet peeves when a builder refuses to address the venting in a kitchen and worse, when an architect does not plan well. I do not think you can design a house as an architect without knowing how the kitchen will be ventilated and the path it will take. I.E. the length of duct runs, where the duct terminates, and the size of duct. All these elements are critical to the successful execution of the installation.

But on to the pictures!! Here are a few that are exceptional!  I searched around looking for other identified pix of great hoods but was hard to find..so if you have some other great pictures of hoods you have either designed or seen, please share with me and I will post them here!

Francois and Company

 

 

This is one of my projects. This hood makes an architectural statement in this kitchen yet is relatively understated.

This is one of our projects. This hood makes an architectural statement in this kitchen yet is relatively understated. It is manufactured by Francois and Company.

Another awesome Francois and Co hood. This one is is copper patina and stone.

Another awesome Francois and Co hood. This one is is copper patina and stone.

The Renaissance Man

This gorgeous hood was designed by me and custom fabricated by one of our local artisians, Kevin Marchetti of The Renaissance Man. He is awesome and can build anything you can dream! We wanted cold rolled steel in this kitchen but were afraid to use it due to the close proximity to the coast So Kevin was able to take what I wanted and apply a technique to the metal to make it appear like cold rolled steel but with less problems!

This gorgeous hood was designed by me and custom fabricated by one of our local artisians, Kevin Marchetti of The Renaissance Man. He is awesome and can build anything you can dream! We wanted cold rolled steel in this kitchen but were afraid to use it due to the close proximity to the coast So Kevin was able to take what I wanted and apply a technique to the metal to make it appear like cold rolled steel but with less problems!


Futuro Hoods

This is not a wow hood necessarily but does show how a contemporary hood can work in a more traditional design. It is from Futuro Hoods.

This is not a wow hood necessarily but does show how a contemporary hood can work in a more traditional design. It is from Futuro Hoods.

Handcrafted Metals

A beautiful hood from Handcrafted Metals.

A beautiful hood from Handcrafted Metals.

I have just completed a job with a Handcrafted Metals hood. Not the greatest photo from my blueberry phone but you get the idea! More pix to follow on this great remodel!

Ok, so a bit blurry but hey, it is an awesome kitchen even blurry!

Ok, so a bit blurry but hey, it is an awesome kitchen even blurry!


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This just hit the streets. Please check the model numbers to see if your Refrigerator is affected.

Viking Range Corporation Recalls Built-In Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Doors Can Detach

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Viking Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers

Units: About 45,326

Manufacturer: Viking Range Corporation, of Greenwood, Miss.

Hazard: The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received about 57 reports of doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers, and strains. Also, several incidents of minor damage to floors and counters have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Viking built-in 48-inch wide side-by-side refrigerator/freezers and the built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with model and serial numbers with date codes listed below. The refrigerators come in stainless steel and various colors and wood finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry. “Viking” is written on the front of the refrigerator. The model and serial numbers are located either behind the produce drawer or on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The 42-inch wide or freestanding refrigerators are not included in this recall.

 

 

Model Numbers Starting With Date Codes
VCSB481, VCSB482, DDSB482, DFSB482
DTSB482, DDBB362, VCBB360, VCBB362
DFBB362, DTBB362, DTBB363
All units
VCSB483, DDSB483, DFSB483, DTSB483 Date codes before 030104
VCSB483D, DDSB483D, DFSB483D Date codes before 030105
VCBB363 Date codes before 111605
DDBB363 Date codes before 112305
DFBB363 Date codes before 041006

The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in [mm][dd][yy] format, e.g., serial number 051903G0000000375 was manufactured on May 19, 2003 and serial number F01250210170 was manufactured on January 25, 2002.

Sold by: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from July 1999 through April 2006 for between $4,725 and $6,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled refrigerator if the door isn’t sealing properly, is sagging, or fails to open and close properly. If the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Viking toll-free at (888) 345-2650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Viking’s Web site atwww.vikingrange.com

 

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GE Recalls Ranges Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: GE Profile™ Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges

Units: About 28,000

Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: The wiring in the rear of the range can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of 47 reports of overheated wiring, including 33 reports of wiring that caught fire. Of these, one fire caused structural damage to the home and there have been 14 reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE Profile 30” Freestanding Duel Fuel ranges. The ranges were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the left inside corner of the bottom drawer.

 

 

Brand Model Number Begins With: Serial Number Begins With:
GE Profile J2B900 LD, MD, RD, SD, TD, VD, ZD, AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF, MF
GE Profile J2B915 MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG

For more info:

GE Recall

A recall of various refrigerators was announced recently. If you own one of these models, please check table below to see if your product is affected.

Description: The recall includes certain Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand side by side and top freezer refrigerators. The affected refrigerators were manufactured in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. They have model and serial numbers printed on a label located on the top middle or left upper side of the refrigerator liner and have the following model and serial number combinations:

Serial Numbers ENDING with AND Model Numbers BEGINNING with
Side by Side
Refrigerators
AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, CA, CC, CE, CG, CJ, CL,
ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU,
ZW, ZY, ZZ
ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS
Top Freezer
Refrigerators
AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,
ZY, ZZ
AT, CT, MT, PT

Refrigerators with freezers on the bottom are not included in this recall.

Bosch and Siemens are recalling about 476,500 dishwashers. An electrical component in certain model dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

There have been 51 reports of incidents, including 30 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

 

 

This recall involves certain Bosch® and Siemens® dishwashers manufactured from May 1999 through July 2005. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher’s front control panel. Model and serials numbers are located inside the dishwasher door panel on the upper right side.

Brand Model Numbers Must Begin With Serial Numbers Must Begin With
Bosch SHE43C, SHE44C
SHE46C, SHE56C
SHU33
SHU42
SHU432
SHU43C, SHU53A
FD8503 – FD8507
FD8501 – FD8505
FD7905 – FD8505
FD8407 – FD8505
FD8004 – FD8211
FD8205 – FD8507
Siemens SL34A FD8308 – FD8505

The appliances, made in the United States, were sold at appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006 for between $550 and $1,100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the listed model dishwashers and contact the repair hotline for a free repair.

For additional information, contact the BSH Home Appliances at (800) 856-9226 anytime or visit the brand’s Web site atwww.boschappliances.com or www.siemens-home.com.