Archive for November, 2012

Ben & Jerry’s Factory Features Big Chill

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We are so excited Ben & Jerry’s features our Big Chill fridge at their Waterbury, Vermont factory. Our beach blue fridge can be seen during the tour of the factory, where a custom-sized freezer holds pints of the world-famous ice cream.

Each year thousands of visitors flock to Vermont to see how Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is made (and to taste the samples!). A visit to the factory gives tourists a behind-the-scenes look at where America’s ice cream guys got their start over 30 years ago.

Since the 1970’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has been a family favorite and we at Big Chill are proud to be included in their history. With beloved flavors like Cherry Garcia, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is a delicious blast from the past that is still popular today. As lovers of retro we especially appreciate how their ice cream keeps a tasty tradition alive today, one delicious scoop at a time!
Ben & Jerry's Big Chill

 

Do-It-Yourself Projects for Your Retro Kitchen

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Want to bring more of the retro look you love to your Big Chill kitchen? With do-it-yourself projects, and a little creativity you can add vintage touches to modern home items to create unique pieces for your retro room.

We searched Pinterest, and found some great DIY kitchen design projects that are simple, and are sure to complement your Big Chill appliances. Check out the DIY projects we’ve repinned to our “Things We Like” board—and, if you’re feeling crafty, give the projects a try. Click on the images below to learn how to make these designs.

DIY Retro Canisters The style of these canisters is straight out of a 1950s kitchen. With some paint, you can transform everyday containers to bring vintage inspired designs like this to your room.
DIY Retro Clock You can create a retro wall clock for your kitchen with a serving platter or tray. This linen finished tray with red accents makes a clock that pops against a white kitchen. What colors would you choose to go along with your Big Chill kitchen?

DIY Retro Clock This quatrefoil print rug is a fresh, modern take on a classic retro pattern. With some paint, and a little tape you can create this vintage-inspired rug for your retro kitchen. What color would you choose for your kitchen?

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Cooking with the Big Chill Electric Wall Oven

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DESCRIPTION HEREOur electric Wall Oven combines the retro look you love with the modern cooking performance you need this holiday season. Efficiently sized for smaller kitchens, it has the power, precision, and space to cook a full holiday meal.

The Wall Oven is easily mounted in your wall, or fit into an island. You can even stack them on top of each other for double the cooking capacity. At 30” wide and with a spacious 4 cu ft. interior, the Wall Oven accommodates big holiday favorites like roast beef. The interior is large enough for a commercial sized baking sheet.

With simple controls, and a selectable convection mode you can perfectly roast a moist turkey or ham. An interior light makes for easy visibility, so you can check on your casseroles and cookies without opening the oven door. When all the cooking (and eating) is over, the oven’s racks are removable for easy cleanup.

Cooking during the holidays can be stressful, but with our electric Wall Oven you can be sure your kitchen will be up to the challenge. In the spirit of the holiday season, here are some of our favorite oven-cooked ideas for meals. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Click on the images for the recipes.

DESCRIPTION HERE Holiday Roast

DESCRIPTION HERE Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

DESCRIPTION HERE Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies