Since 1938 Barber & Haskill has been a family owned business serving the Barrie, Midland and Orillia areas. We are dedicated to providing you with the best in products, services and pricing.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Choosing a Refrigerator

Choosing a Refrigerator?

When selecting a new refrigerator for your kitchen, there are many things to consider. Watch the video to have Lee of Barber and Haskill walk you through some of these.

1. Size (External). Because fridge size is not standard, there are various dimensions to choose from. If you're interested in renovating your kitchen you can be more flexible in your decision, but more likely you're looking to fit the unit into a pre-existing space. In that case, measuring this space and bringing the dimensions with you on your search will be important.
2. Size (Internal). Just as important as fitting the fridge in your kitchen is the matter of being able to fit your food into your fridge. Maybe you have a big family and need an equally big fridge; maybe a lot of freezer space is a priority for you; maybe the reverse is true. At any rate, it's something you should evaluate beforehand.
3. Design and Layout. While most fridges are pretty similar, there are some key differences in this area. The location of the freezer (whether you would prefer it to be located on the bottom, the top, or at the side), the presence (or absence) of a water and ice maker, number of shelves and drawers, and the layout of the spaces on the door may all be points of interest when shopping for a fridge.
4. Aesthetics. Fridges come in many different colours and have for quite some time; likely you'll be interested in finding one that fits into the current or future colour scheme of your kitchen. Another thing to consider here is stainless steel. While generally desired for its appearance, stainless steel appliances (and their predisposition to fingerprints) have been thought of as a nuisance in family situations. Recent developments have created a stainless steel that is fingerprint resistant! Sound crazy? Come into the store and test it out.

Some other things to think about may be:

- How loud the appliance is,

- How well it fits into your budget, and

- How long the warranty is

Come in to Barber and Haskill in Midland where our associates will help you to find the refrigerator that fits all your needs.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas leftovers

You can't a get a much tastier sandwich than that of a turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwich.
Leftovers are the benefit to the work involved in Christmas dinner.

You thoroughly enjoy leftovers but have you wondered how many days is good for those delicious leftovers?

Exactly how long are leftovers good to keep?

Well, we did a bit of investigating for you and found out these answers for you.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Helpful Holiday Tips

We roamed the internet and found these fabulous appetizers listed in the top of the the Appetizers for 2014

Cherry-Pecan Brie

  •        1/3 cup cherry preserves
  •        1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  •        1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  •       1/8 teaspoon salt 
  •        1 (16-oz.) Brie round (rind removed from top)
  •         Chopped toasted pecans 
Stir together cherry preserves, balsamic vinegar, freshly ground pepper, and salt in a bowl. Drizzle over warm Brie round. Top with chopped toasted pecans. Serve with crackers.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Winner is

We have a winner!!!!

Mary Archer of  +Banana Gift Baskets   is the Official Winner of our Recipe Contest.

Mary was one of the many people who submitted their recipe to be used in our Barber and Haskill Recipe Book.

Thank you to all of those who submitted their recipes, and don't forget to get your recipe book when they're out.

Stay tuned for when and where they will be available.