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Washer Capacity Measurement Changes Across the Board

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

In a release by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), they stated that, “Because of advances in clothes washer design, technology and efficiency, AHAM is also continuing development of a test procedure that may enhance the communication of usable washer capacity information, beyond volume, to the consumer when making a purchase decision among a wide variety of product choices. ”

For more information read the news brief released by AHAM.

Bosch’s Extended 10 Year Motor Warranty Plan

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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The founder of the Bosch Company, Robert Bosch once said, “I would rather lose money than the trust of my customers”.  In keeping with that company mantra, Bosch was pleased to announce their new extended 10 year motor warranty on their line of Bosch Vision washers and dryers.

In doing so, Bosch believes that the high quality motor used in their Vision products fully meets the high quality standards and traditions of the company.  The extended warranty is effective on those Vision washers and dryers purchased after April 1st, 2010.  This means, if you purchased and had a unit delivered after that date, the unit’s internal main motor is covered if a replacement is needed. If you own a Vision unit and would like to know more about the warranty, give us a call at 888-228-5800.

-Nick E.

So You Bought An Appliance. Now What?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

You’ve just taken possession of your new appliance. Congratulations! The first thing to do is find the warranty card, fill out the necessary information, mail it to the manufacturer. After all the time you spent picking which product you wanted, don’t you want to know how to get the best use out of it? Grab a cup of tea or a glass of soda and learn about all the wonderful things your new toy can do for you.

The appliances we use today are much more advanced than ones made years ago. There are water-saving features with dishwashers and washing machines, and “energy-saving” is the buzzword for refrigerators and cooking appliances.

Here are just a few helpful hints I’d like to share with you.

- Dishwashers and washers require less soap than your old units. The soap dispensers in dishwashers do not need to be filled all the way, and too much soap leaves a white powdery film.
- Using a rinse-aid in the dishwasher helps the dishes to dry faster, leaves less spots and is recommended by the manufacturer.
- If the washing machine says to use HE soap, purchase only that kind. It is created just for these machines and a very small amount is required. More doesn’t always mean better (it only applies to chocolate and sleep).
- If you’ve gotten a refrigerator, be advised that it takes up to 24 hours for it to “settle” and know that it’s in a new home. This would be a good time to remove any tape holding parts in place, because if you wait until later it may not come off and I speak from experience…years of experience.
- Since we’re talking about refrigerators, stainless steel seems to be popular with a lot of folks. The biggest problem (granted, it’s cosmetic) is fingerprints. We have a premium stainless steel cleaner that works like a charm on those handprints. It’s Eco-friendly, made by Bayes and is only $9.95. They also make Eco-friendly cleaners for glass, ceramic, enamel, granite, marble, natural stone surfaces, barbeque cleaner and protectant, wood and bamboo cleaner, and even leather upholstery. All these products are only $9.95 for 125-175L per bottle.
- If you need a special part, our Appliance Parts Department can order any part for your appliance.

For more information, please contact our appliance service department or speak with a customer service representative through our live chat tool.

-Diane L.

Help Support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Electrolux at Abt

Did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?  In support of overcoming this disease, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are donating proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.  For every new Turquoise Sky Perfect Steam™ washer and dryer pair purchased now until September 30th, Electrolux will donate $200, with a maximum of $100,000!

Not only are they doing this, but for every day until the end of the month when you press the Perfect Steam™ button on their site, they will donate $1 to OCRF ($35,000 minimum and a maximum of $40,000).  But your charitable efforts will not go unrewarded.  Every day that you interact with their site, you’ll be entered to win a a shopping spree between $50 and $250 and the grand prize, an Electrolux washer and dryer pair.

Most of us have a minute to spare, so why not use it for good and help beat ovarian cancer!

-Jennifer A.

IL Appliance Rebate Part Two – September 24

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Are you ready for Round 2?  Here at Abt, we definitely are!  For one day only (Friday, September 24th), you can be one of thousands of IL residents to use part of the remaining $3 million in stimulus funds.  Illinois residents can receive 15% instantly (up to $250 per category) on Energy-Star qualified appliances.  Just like the Cash for Appliances Day in April, this money is given out first come, first serve.  Below are some things you will need to know about this program.

  • Promotion takes place on Friday, September 24th.  Once the funds are gone, they are gone.
  • Abt opens at 7am, with tickets being processed at 8am.
  • A 15% off instant discount, up to $250.  Customers may receive one rebate for each product category.
  • Only for Energy-Star qualified appliances (refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, and dishwashers).
  • Rebate only available to IL residents who are replacing their existing appliance.  Customer will sign a Terms & Conditions sheet certifying the purchase is for a replacement.
  • Residential customers only.  Customers paying with a corporate credit card, check or buying account are not eligible.
  • Program is for in-store sales only.  No online sales or phone-in sales.
  • One appliance per category per visit.
  • Disabled individuals who are unable to physically make their purchase in-store may order over the phone.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at 888.228.5800 or leave a comment below.  For more information, you can visit the IL Department of Commerce site or this Chicago Sun-Times article.

    -Jennifer A.