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Sean Ryan

Appliances News

2023: Kitchen Appliance Trends & New Innovations

A new kitchen filled with Samsung appliances, mainly showcasing the bespoke french door refrigerator with dark green doors, a white flex bar and an orange freezer door

If anyone knows kitchen appliance trends and electronics, it’s Abt! That’s because our experts stay on top of the news when it comes to exciting fresh technologies and directions that the industry is heading. Check out some of the notes that our own Shirley Hood (with nearly 30 years of experience here) has already collected for this year. The good news: all of these innovations improve on previous technologies, and some of…

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Corned Beef Hash

Chef Susan simmering ingredients for corned beef hash

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and that means it’s corned beef season. While this particular writer normally prefers it served with cabbage, BlueStar Chef Susan’s corned beef hash is a mighty take on an Irish-American classic. Keep in mind that this recipe does need to be left in the fridge overnight, but the cooking is easier than some other corned beef recipes. Chef Susan is using one of BlueStar’s traditional gas ranges.…

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Abt Exclusive News

Bulls Hall-Of-Famer Artis Gilmore Visits Abt!

Photo of Artis Gilmore on the Chicago Bulls. Text says "Meet 6X NBA All Star and Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer" There is a photo of Tissot Powermatic Watch in a red case beside him.

While the college tournaments begin, we’re excited to invite former Chicago Bulls player Artis Gilmore to Abt for an exciting meet-and-greet! The sensational Chicago player in the ’70s, 6-time NBA all-star and Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer will be here in our Atrium between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 16. He’s partnering with the high-quality Swiss watch brand Tissot to show off just what their timepieces can do.   That Thursday,…

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A Shepherd’s Pie Recipe from BlueStar!

Chef Susan from Bluestar and Larry Rivlin from Abt stand beside each other smiling in the BlueStar kitchen

March is finally here, and it’s a month we associate with St. Patrick’s Day and Irish heritage. Chicago has a strong history of both, so Chef Susan from BlueStar picked the perfect recipe: shepherd’s pie. She described it perfectly:  “It’s a traditional Irish dish with lots of variations. If you look it up online, you’d probably come up with tons of different recipes. That’s because it started as kind of a ‘clean…

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Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight! Stefan Johnson

Stefan Johnson, HR Manager at Abt, stands beside a fern, smiling. They are in front of a window. The words "Employee Spotlight! Stefan Johnson" are on the image.

We’ve managed to miss February’s Employee Spotlight by just one day, but we’re starting March off perfectly. This month’s spotlight features Stefan Johnson, our Human Resources Manager. One of his jobs is to know (and care about) everyone, and he manages to do it at Abt—a place with hundreds of employees in dozens of departments. You may have seen Stefan out on our sales floor before: one of his many duties is…

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Abt Exclusive Events

Our Customer Appreciation Sale Is Here!

Banner showcasing the Customer Appreciation Sale products like laptops, mattresses, treadmills. Now through March 5

Our Customer Appreciation Sale is here once again! Get ready to save on all your favorites, from things like new televisions to plush mattresses. If you’ve been waiting for a good time to buy, wait no longer—now is definitely the time. The sale will be running all week long through Sunday, March 5. And don’t forget about our Low Price Guarantee. If you find a better price at an authorized retailer. we’ll…

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News TVs & Electronics

What’s New & Now: Samsung S95C OLED TV

Samsung S95C

Say hello to Samsung’s 2023 OLED television, the Samsung S95C. Following in the footsteps of last year’s S95B, this 77″ model is a sight to behold, and a step into unknown grounds for the entertainment giants. It first premiered at CES 2023 where it made a huge splash and seemed to upset the natural order of all things on-screen.  The best part? It fuses the best of both QLED and OLED screens for…

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Home Tips Products

Tips to Help Your Parents Stay in Their Home Longer

Dawn House Bed with grandparents and child reading

When it comes to making a home as comfortable and accessible as possible, nobody does it quite like Abt. Between smart technology and ADA-accessible appliances, we’re ready to help outfit any home with the products our clients need.  In truth, we believe that every home is an investment that should last, and many others do, too. AARP shares that nearly 90% of adults over the age of 65 want to remain in…

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BlueStar’s Fettuccine Alfredo & Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Chef Susan's pulling Fettuccine Alfredo noodles high

  Valentine’s Day is on its way, and that means it’s time to start cooking up your dream menu for you and your loved ones. Whether that means an intimate dinner for two or a meal for the whole family, Abt and Chef Susan Swanson from BlueStar have you covered. We’re excited to show off her fettuccine alfredo and chocolate lava cake recipe. This combination manages to combine rich flavors without approaching…

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