I just wrapped up a sale with one of my favorite customers from New Jersey who is completing a tear down in Mountain Lakes. All I can say is WOW when it comes to the kitchen this guy put together.
He was torn between a few high end brands and then was considering going with a mixture of appliances. He finally gave up on that track due to the promotions that the high end manufacturers are giving back on packages. Made a lot of sense as he now has an extra $2000 in his pocket.
He ended up going with a Monogram kitchen appliance package, so I’m going to list what he bought, and the reasons why he moved to these pieces instead of others that he was considering.
Refrigerator – 42″ side by side with dispenser: ZISP420DXSS
There was consideration for a Thermador or Viking refrigerator as well. The Viking was quickly out of the picture after he performed a search on Viking refrigerator problems and read way too many complaints. The Thermador was favored by his wife for the design aesthetics (they were initially looking to do an entire Thermador package as a friend of theirs had raved about her Thermador package). However after stopping in the showroom and interacting with the Monogram fridge, they came to the conclusion that they preferred its looks and liked the price point.
Dishwasher – 24″ ZBD890Pii with Pro Panel
This is a special dishwasher as it has to be ordered without a front, and then you would buy the panel with pro handles separately.
There wasn’t much debate re: the dishwasher as the Monogram was priced so far below any comparable Miele dishwashers that had been recommended to them.
36″ Rangetop – ZGU364NDPSS
This is a 36″ rangetop with 4 gas burners and a griddle. Option for liquid propane gas as well. Continuous grates are popular with hardcore cooks as you can move pots around easily.
30″ Single Oven – ZET1PMSS
This is an old-school looking oven with the dials…hey some people who aren’t part of the iPod generation don’t want to deal with touchpads etc.
Two knobs, 4 buttons, rock-n-roll. Also sports the thick pro handle so everything in the Monogram appliance package is matched up.
Total Package Price – MSRP $22,899, Discounted Price, probably somewhere closer to $18,750.