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The official blog of Abt Electronics & Appliances

WCIU Visits Abt for Some Pregame Tips

February 3rd, 2017

We love going to the WCIU Studios to visit our friends at You & Me This Morning, but this week we changed things up and had them come to us. Ever-exuberant Melissa Forman stopped by Abt this morning to celebrate WCIU’s Chef Week and to get some tech help before the big game this weekend. She spent some time with Jolanes’ Chef Jose as he whipped up some game day treats in the Abt Inspiration Studio.

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Gearing Up for the Big Game

February 1st, 2017

The Big Game is just a few days away, but there’s still time to make sure you’re set up with all the gear that will make Sunday as super as possible. Our resident tech expert, Josh, paid a visit to our friends at WGN News to talk about some must-have products that will make the most out of your gameday.

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Quick Bites for the Big Game

January 31st, 2017

The most super of Sundays is less than a week away, so we hope you’ve got a snacking strategy that includes heaps of hearty treats. If your idea of gameday goodies usually consists of a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of store-brand salsa, it’s time to step up your game, and we’re here to help. We searched through our collection of culinary creations and picked these recipes for your Sunday party. They’re all easy to make, don’t take much time, and are guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers. Enjoy!

Game Day Nachos

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Enter to Win an LG TV for the Big Game!

January 30th, 2017

This Sunday is the biggest game in football, and we all know that means a night full of snacks and TV. No other day revolves more around your TV than the Big Game, which is why this time of year is among the most popular for buying a new TV. But if a new TV isn’t in your budget, we might have a solution for you. We’ve teamed up with LG to give away a new 43″ 1080p LED Smart TV to one lucky winner. All you have to do is click through the image below and fill out the form. No purchase necessary, and the best part is that the TV will ship out in time to get to you before the Big Game. Enter now for your chance to win!

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Save $100 on a Sleep6 Mattress

January 27th, 2017

The start of a new year is a time when everyone’s focused on making positive changes in their lives. One thing many people don’t consider in their quest for betterment is the quality of their sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is integral to maintaining physical and mental health. A new mattress can work wonders, and Sleep6 mattresses promise to give you the best sleep of your life. Right now, you can instantly save $100 on your purchase of any Sleep6 mattress by using the promo code BETTERSLEEP at checkout.

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Whirlpool Zera Food Recycler Makes Home Composting a Cinch

January 27th, 2017

According to the USDA, between 30-40 percent of our food supply gets wasted, ending up in the trash. Discarded food takes up more space in our landfills than any other category of waste. One alternative for homeowners, especially those with gardens, is to compost food waste instead of throwing it in the trash. But that’s usually a slow process, requiring a kitchen bin that tends to attract fruit flies or a backyard bin that needs to be mixed on a regular basis, and usable compost takes weeks or longer to form. Whirlpool aims to change all of that with the Zera Food Recycler.

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JL Audio Home Subwoofers Now Available at Abt

January 25th, 2017

For over 40 years, JL Audio has been considered one of the foremost brands in the audio industry. And though they began as a home audio company and continue to put out some stellar products for home listening, many know the company more for their highly-regarded car audio components. They’ve been one of our favorite mobile brands, with JL Audio speakers and subs finding their way into our Jeep Wrangler and Nissan 370Z project vehicles. So we’re more than happy to have extended our JL Audio product offerings to include the brand’s home products as well.

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Picking the Perfect TV Wall Mount

January 20th, 2017

Picking up a new TV for the Big Game? One of the major considerations you’ll have to make after buying a new flat panel TV is whether you want to place it on a TV stand or hang it on your wall. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so there’s never one right answer. If you choose to wall mount, you’ll have one more decision to make: what type of wall mount to use. There are a few different types, so we’re here to help you decide what TV mount is the best for your needs.

The three main types of TV mount are: fixed, tilting, and fully-articulated.

A fixed TV mount keeps your TV snug against the wall and does not allow any fine position adjustment.

A fixed TV mount is the simplest type of TV mount, which makes it the most inexpensive. This type of mount holds your TV flush to the wall, and offers no adjustment. Fixed mounts are a fine choice if you’re able to hang your TV at eye level, know the audience will always be sitting in the same spot, and if you have total control over lighting in the room so you can avoid glares.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Winning Recipes For the Big Game

January 17th, 2017

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We’re still a few weeks away from the biggest event in football, but we all know throwing a party is a must. Sunday’s game will be filled with non-stop football action, your friends and family, and of course, food. Because there isn’t a party without the food! To help keep you from missing any of the day’s festivities, we came up with some easy recipes so you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the game!

 

Big Game Pan Nachos

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Inside the Abt Gourmet Shop

January 16th, 2017

Most know Abt as the place to get new major kitchen appliances, a big-screen TV, or other large products for building the dream home. What many may not know—especially those who haven’t been able to visit our physical showroom—is that we’re also a great place to find cutlery, countertop appliances, and all kinds of the small goodies and kitchen gadgets that make preparing and cooking meals easier and more productive. The Abt Gourmet Shop is your place to find everything from blenders and bread machines to crock pots and coffee makers, and way more than we can ever list.

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