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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Why buy a Warming Drawer

Families today have very busy schedules. With both parents working and our children being involved in extracurricular activities, it is difficult to get everyone to sit down and eat dinner at the same time. That’s one place where a warming drawer would be extremely helpful.

 Barber and Haskill Warming Drawer SelectionAlmost all warming drawers come with vents that control the air flow and therefore the humidity. This feature allows you to keep

  • moist food moist, 
  • tender food tender and 
  • crisp food crisp 

  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Jenn-Air Slide- In Induction Range

    Review of the New Jenn-Air Slide-In Induction Range

     Jenn-Air has made some big steps this year with the introduction of their new slide-in range line up including the highly anticipated induction range.  It is truly a unique piece.  This front control range will fit a regular freestanding opening without the mess and fuss of adding a trim to the back of the range.  But first let me take a step back and explain induction cooking.

    What is induction cooking?

    • Induction cooking produces the fastest, safest and easiest to clean cooking surface available on the market today.  
    • Induction technology uses the pot as the heat source without heating the glass top directly. This process makes for a very fast and efficient transfer of heat.  
    • The cooking surface under the pot will be only warm after cooking not hot as on a traditional glass surface. 

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    Need a Dishwasher?

    Listen Up!

    When you're in the market for a new dishwasher, it can seem as though you're facing an endless wall of painfully similar machines--all with similar cycle options and sizes, comparable water-usage and energy consumption. But when you're staring down the dishwasher aisle, attempting to select a noisy new addition to your home, there is a solution: stop.
    In spite of all the similarities between different brands and models, when it comes to "noisy" there is a difference, and this  is where Bosch dishwashers stand out.
    Bosch is renowned for producing dishwashers that aren't just less-noisy, but are actually quiet.
    According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, dishwashers clock in at 75
    decibels--just a little louder than a vacuum. Bosch dishwashers, however, are the quietest brand in the US, boasting decibel levels as low as a soft 39--about as loud at the hum of a refrigerator. Everything about Bosch designs is tweaked to provide the quietest possible machine, from the specially-designed insulation system, to the way the water is directed, to the use of two small motors in place of one larger one.

    If this all sounds too good to be true, Barber and Haskill is happy to let you come in and test it out yourself!