THE EXPERIENCE: What a refreshingly pleasant experience you’ll have shopping for home appliances at AMG Studiosin Guelph. Their unique approach is to educate customers. Exerting no pressure to buy, the sales associates offer inspiring discussions about design, detailed specification support for cabinetmakers, superior delivery and installation services and exemplary after-sales service. You’ll be treated to stylish vignettes with working appliances so you can see, use and imagine how they will function in your kitchen. Recently a couple that likes to cook and bake visited to choose new appliances. They spent a couple of hours cooking and baking in the Studio – understanding exactly how the appliances would perform, before making the investment.
HOW IT STARTED: Sandra and Alan Faulds started their business nearly three decades ago selling mass market appliances. Then, 12 years ago, they decided to concentrate their focus on luxury brands. They realized there was a demand for better constructed, high performance and beautifully-designed appliances and saw potential in this niche market. Sandra says it suited them perfectly, because it matched their educational, cultural, family and travel experience. “The fact that we love to cook and have a passion for kitchen design doesn’t hurt either,” she says.
PRODUCTS: AMG Studios’ collection of appliances is curated to present the “best in class” example for each product category. Criteria for these decisions includes performance, design, build, quality, cost and after-sales service. Gaggenau, La Cornue, Miele, Thermador, AGA, Bosch, AEG, Liebherr, Fisher & Paykel and BlueStar are some of the top brands.
WHAT’S NEW: Combination steam ovens and induction cooktops are really popular now. Combi-steam ovens offer control over both moisture and heat for better flavour, texture and colour in cooking and provide specific cooking modes for reheating and sous-vide cooking. Induction offers faster boiling, better response and more simmer control on a safer and easier to clean worktop. You can see for yourself with a live demonstration in studio.