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    How to Clean Your Front-Load Washer

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Front-load washing machines are more water efficient than traditional washer, require less energy, and tend to do a better job at getting your clothes clean. However, front-load washers need to be cleaned on a regular basis, at least once a month to be specific. To clean your front-load washer, add one cup of bleach to your washer’s soap dispenser and run the machine empty on the clean cycle. After the cycle is complete, wipe the inside of the window with a simple vinegar mixture (one part vinegar and one part water). Wipe away the mixture using a circular motion to prevent streaks and run a second clean cycle to complete the cleaning.

    If you would like to upgrade your old washing machine, come to Friedmans Appliance. We offer the best prices on the best selection of name-brand home appliances in the Concord area. Visit our website to see all of the front-load washers we offer, or come to our appliance showroom in Pleasant Hill. If you have questions, call us today at (925) 265-8402. 

    Healthy Summer Recipes to Make with Your Grill

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for barbecues and summer cookouts. But if you want to feed your family and friends something healthier than hot dogs and hamburgers, or if you’re tired of the same old BBQ food, consider some of these healthy summer recipes to make with your new grill.

    Grilled Farro-Smothered Portobello Mushrooms

    Farro is an ancient grain with a chewy, nutty texture. Combine farro with Swiss chard, dried tomatoes, and goat cheese and stuff inside beautiful Portobello mushrooms. Grill the stuffed mushrooms until they are slightly charred and top with shredded lettuce. If you want to take these mushrooms to the next level, drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over top and sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper.

    Grilled Watermelon Salad

    Most people don’t think to grill fruits, but throwing a sweet fruit like watermelon on the grill brings out its juicy and delicious flavor. Grill up a few thick slices of fresh-cut watermelon and toss the pieces into a healthy summer salad full of quinoa, avocado, and feta cheese for a light and delicious side or main course.

    Plank Grilled Sesame-Ginger Tuna Steaks

    If you’re tired of steaks, just wait until you try these sesame-ginger tuna steaks. After preparing the simple Asian-inspired sauce, marinate the tuna steaks for a few hours and then grill them between two cedar planks for an irresistible smoky flavor. Add sweet grilled pineapple on the side for a delectable summer dinner.

    If you need a new grill, come to Friedmans Appliance. We carry gas and charcoal grills from the best brands in the world. Visit our website to browse our full inventory of built-in and standalone grills, or call us at (925) 265-8402 to speak with one of our appliance experts. And if you are in the Concord area, stop by our appliance showroom to see our inventory in person. 

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    Features to Look for When Choosing a Grill

    Last updated 28 days ago

    With so many different types of grills available, how do you know which one is right for you? For starters, figure out which features are important to you. If you are purchasing a grill as part of an outdoor kitchen, look for side burners so you can prepare other dishes or keep your sides warm while you finish grilling. A self-cleaning feature is also beneficial. For more tips on choosing a new grill, watch this short video clip.

    Here at Friedmans Appliance, we have a large selection of gas and charcoal grills to choose from. We have stand-alone grills as well as professional, built-in grills that will complete your new outdoor kitchen. Visit our website or come to our showroom in Pleasant Hill to see all of the indoor and outdoor appliances we offer. If you have questions, please call us at (925) 265-8402. 

    Making the Most of Your Grill Choice

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Summer is here, and that means it’s time for one of the great America pastimes: grilling! From the West Coast to the East Coast and everywhere in between, people will be grilling hamburgers, hotdogs, steaks, chicken breasts, and more, all in the name of good food and great company. If you’re in the market for a new grill, visit your local appliance store before the grilling season ends. Here are a few tips to help you find the best new grill.

    Don’t Overdo It

    When shopping for a new grill, or any home appliance for that matter, it can be easy to splurge on something totally out of your price range with all the bells and whistles. But unless you’re planning on cooking for 20 or more people or plan on grilling every day, you can probably get away with a smaller grill. There are plenty of mid-range grills that offer additional features such as side burners and steamers without overdoing it.

    Do Your Homework

    Again, this tip is handy when shopping for any new home appliance, not just grills. You will want to do your homework before you settle on a new grill, especially if you aren’t sure about certain features and capabilities. Online reviews will also help you determine which brand is the most reliable, and which grill will offer the best performance for all of your outdoor grilling parties this summer. For additional help determining which grill is right for you, speak with the team at your local appliance store.

    For the best selection of high-quality grills in the Bay Area, visit Friedmans Appliance. Located in Concord, we are your source for indoor and outdoor appliances. Visit our website to browse our inventory of home appliances, or call us at (925) 265-8402 to speak with one of our friendly and courteous staff members. 

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