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Why Visit an Independent Retail Showroom?

Why Visit an Independent Retail Showroom?

Because you’ll see the latest appliances from a multitude of leading manufacturers — all under the same roof. And that means you save time and money as you compare the options.


  • Evaluating quality and features in a hands-on environment.
  • Comparing appliances from competing brands during the same visit.
  • Shopping for related kitchen products — tile, countertops, and more — displayed within the same building.
  • You probably live closer to an independent dealer than an individual manufacturer’s showroom.


  • Not being able to test-drive fully-functional appliances and watch cooking demonstrations.
  • Not being able to have all your questions answered by a brand expert (sales staff represent lots of different manufacturers — not just one).


Get the best of both worlds — the singular focus of a manufacturer’s showroom coupled with the comparison-shopping opportunities offered by a retail showroom — by visiting the Architect & Designers Building in Midtown Manhattan or Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart.

"Ease of cleaning was a big issue for me. When I visited the dealer’s showroom, I could actually see ranges in person. The one I chose has continuous grates I can lift off so I can wipe and clean the whole surface. That really appealed to me."
Ken Monroe

Homeowner, Washington, D.C.

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