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Thanks to all of you who visited us at the Seattle Home Show.  The Remodeler’s Expo is next!

House Party is the theme of this year’s Seattle Home Show at Century Link Events Center.  It is pretty fitting too because after a couple pretty difficult years for all of us, the economy seems to be bouncing back and the show is filled with energized people and some pretty amazing products and services.  In the NE corner, there is a beautiful landscaped area that is a great area to sit down, take a look at the information you’ve collected and grab some good food.  Today there was even some pretty decent live music for our enjoyment.

Gaspar’s is there this year too.  We just did a complete makeover of our display, featuring grey stained Bellmont Cabinets, Chroma Counters, and appliances by Blue Star and Liebherr.  Come stop by and see us in both # 729.  The show goes through next weekend February 26th.  Click the link and you can get discounted tickets online.

See you at the show!


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With so many models, options, settings and spaces, choosing the right appliance can be dizzying!  Fret not, for Gaspar’s has just the man for the job.  Smiley, from the Bellevue Albert LeeStore,  is our go-to appliance guru and we’re pulling him in for our weekly appliance column to answer all of your questions.

Do you have an appliance question?  Leave a comment here or email lauren@gaspars.com. Here are this week’s questions:

There are rumors that induction cooking is better than gas. Is this true?

Induction is a great cooking technology, and we will be seeing more and more of it.  As far as it being better than gas, it does exceed it in two ways.  It is more energy efficient, and it does heat up faster than gas.  An induction cooktop is 70% more efficient than gas, and 20% more efficient than electric at getting energy for heating into the cookware.  That means that not only will the cooktop use energy wisely, but it will also have your food done quicker because of it. – Smiley

I’ve seen a dishwasher that has two compartments that run individually. Can you tell me more about that?  Are they as efficient?

Dishwasher drawers have been around for awhile now, and they do offer great design characteristics, as well as better energy efficiency.  The drawers are the same size as a regular dishwasher, and even come in single drawer configurations.  The full size unit has two drawers, and utilizes two independent motors.  Which means you can run just one drawer at a time, thereby effectively using half the power and half the water.  Another bonus to the design is that you could run two different cycles at once too.  So, they can be very efficient when using just one drawer, but are about as efficient as other energy star models when the full system is being used and both drawers are washing.

Do you want some personal assistance and some one-on-one time with a local appliance expert?  You can visit Smiley at the Bellevue Albert Lee store.  Click here for a map and directions.

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