Monday, June 28, 2010

Dishwashers Recalled

On June 3, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall for several makes and models of dishwashers manufactured under the Maytag umbrella. These dishwashers had a price tag between $250 and $900, and were sold between February, 2006 and April, 2010.

The brands include:
  • Maytag
  • Amana
  • Jenn-Air
  • Admiral
  • Magic Chef
  • Performa by Maytag
  • Crosley

It seems that there is a chance that the heating element in the dishwasher could fail and start a fire. To date, the CPSC has 12 reported incidents of such fires.

To determine if your dishwasher has been recalled, first find the serial number. See the photo below to locate it.

Then compare your serial number to the list posted at the CPSC website

If you have any other questions, you should contact Maytag at either (800) 544-5513 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at

Now, Almost EVERYTHING is 10% OFF

No sooner had I posted an article about one cabinet company’s promotion, I’ll be darned if I didn’t get two more promotions that are just about the same. Now I can legitimately tell you that nearly every cabinetry option can be had for 10% OFF.

In addition to StarMark’s fantastic promotion, these manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon as well:

UltraCraft Cabinets
10% OFF of all wood doorstyles
(July 1 thru September 31)

Designer's Choice and the
Presidential Collection’s
Great American
Red White and Blue Sale
10% off of all cabinetry orders - including thermofoil and closets
(June 28 thru July 31)


So if you've been thinking about any of these projects:
  • Kitchen
  • Bath
  • Closet
  • Home Office
  • Pantry
  • Home Entertainment Center
  • Hutch
  • Bedroom Built-ins
  • Laundry Room
  • Pet Center
  • Anything else involving cabinetry
 Just to show you that these cabinets cover almost the entire spectrum, take a look at the image below. Find the quality level you wish to be at, and then select the appropriate cabinet line.

Now is the time to do it. I've never seen a better time to buy cabinets. But you better hurry - these prices won't last forever! Contact Duncan's Creative Kitchens for more details.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

StarMark’s 10% Off of Everything SALE

StarMark never ceases to amaze me. When we started with them 16 years ago, it was a simple, semi-custom cabinetry line. Since then, it has turned into a full-fledged custom operation that produces fine furniture quality cabinetry at semi-custom prices.

In the last couple of years, StarMark has introduced inset cabinetry doors, exotic veneer finishes, Old World style distressing, and now custom color matching.

Did I mention that all of this is available from a company that is still 20%-45% less than the other custom cabinet manufacturers?

Now they’ve done one better – from now until August 16, StarMark is taking 10% off of the entire cabinet line: all the doorstyles, accessories, finish upgrades, customization – everything! A straight 10% off – that’s totally unheard of in the kitchen design community.

By the time you finish adding up all the savings, there is no way another custom company can touch them. I’ve run the comparisons. With 10% off, StarMark competes with the price of my budget-conscious cabinetry offerings.

So kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, wet bars, you name it. If it’s StarMark Cabinetry, there’s 10% off in it for you. Talk about an affordable custom cabinet!

But you better hurry, when summer is over, so are the savings. Everything from StarMark is on Sale – but only until August 16. (contact Duncan's Creative Kitchens)