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Solid good looks are only part of the story with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances – the Westye showroom demonstrates them hard at work

What lies beneath

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Today's kitchen appliances look the picture of design efficiency – especially when standing proud and shining in a showroom display. However, this isn't really enough – your appliances need to perform, and perform well, on a daily basis. To fully understand an appliance you need to see it put through its paces in a working kitchen environment.

The Westye Group is a specialist wholesaler focused on appliances that match semi-industrial looks with commercial-level functionality – in particular, appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf.

Westye's Living Kitchen showroom takes the latest models in these brands and puts them to work, with guest chefs preparing meals to demonstrate the ease of use and versatility of these appliances.

Some of the appliances showcased in Westye's Living Kitchen are pictured here. The Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer has a shallow-depth design so a chef can reach anything in a second. It also features upfront electronic controls and a large high-humidity compartment.

An under-counter stainless steel Sub-Zero wine storage unit has roller-glide shelves and a door that opens to 90°, for easy and instant access.

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Alongside cooling is cooking. A Wolf dual fuel range has a gas cooktop and a large electric oven. The oven offers 10 cooking modes, and a spring-and-damper oven door that is a quiet pleasure to use.

Other appliances on display include the Wolf 36in gas range with convection oven, the Pro Wall hood in 16-gauge brushed stainless steel, and the Wolf warming drawer with hidden electric touch control panel and stainless steel interior.

While both Sub-Zero and Wolf create strong, workhorse appliances, it is never at the expense of aesthetics. Wolf's signature red control knobs and cobalt blue oven interiors, for example, have become strong design statements in their own right .

The Sub-Zero glass door refrigerator reflects another aspect of these appliance lines – innovation. Back-lit produce behind gleaming glass creates an attractive effect; it also means chefs can tell at a glance where to find their favorite sauce, before even touching the refrigerator door.

While most Sub-Zero models are stand-out kitchen features, a fully integrated refrigerator/freezer is designed to merge with the cabinetry. The appliance's integrated design means it can sit anywhere in the home.

For further details, visit the Westye Living Kitchen, 1700 Executive Drive South, Suite 400, Duluth, GA 30096, phone (770) 921 9373. Or visit the website:www.westyegroupse.com/showrooms.asp .

First published date: 05 December 2008

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