Warners’ Stellian Appliance has jumped on the homemaker-trend bandwagon by offering our very own canning class.
Partly inspired by our beautiful, functional kitchen vignettes and partly motivated by my desire to pickle, I managed to wrangle master food preserver Liz McMann of Mississippi Markets Co-op and blog Food Snobbery Is My Hobbery into teaching a small group how to can their own Dill Pickled Green Beans.
You’ll walk away with plenty of know-how for your own food preservation efforts, and most importantly, your own jar of beans. Plus, it’s only $10 — we provide everything.
My personal favorite laundry feature, though, is steam. You can get the cleaning power in you washer (plus some more capacity) and the refreshing capabilities in your dryer for a few hundred more, starting with this Frigidaire steam washer and steam dryer.
Many different buildings housed our refrigerators, washing machines, etc. through the decades we spent there. After a customer bought something, our guys would just drive the two blocks to the Fairgrounds, load the appliance into the truck bearing our name on its stakes, and deliver it — sometimes beating the customer to his own house, my grandpa, Jim Warner, would brag.
We kept overhead low enough to offer great prices. In exchange, we had to completely clear our stuff out for the State Fair and for the circus (before which my dad remembers hauling appliances out as the elephants walked in — probably when we were in the 4-H Building).
We also shared a building with Steichen’s grocery. Still another building we used across the street lacked a toilet, so the side of the building had to do…sorry!
When we’d return all the inventory hauled from the building to our (then) little single store in Falcon Heights, we barely had space for it, thus creating our annual State Fair Warehouse Sale (a little different from our now EXTREME Warehouse Sale!).
For some years now, we’ve been referring to our history there and our former annual warehouse sale with our “Savings On A Stick” promotion during the Minnesota State Fair.
“Make sure you say they were good to us,” my grandpa said, referring to the State Fairgrounds. He said being able to store our inventory so cheaply probably deserves much credit for keeping us around to today.
Some purchases are routine replacements with nothing special in terms of selection or installation, but I love the emails from customers who’ve experienced our expertise in more complicated situations (especially when they come with photos).
I had to take a moment out to again thank you for all your help. It seemed so hopeless when we started to replace the Jenn-Air microwave, but with your help I was encouraged. I never dreamed it would turn out so well. These fellows were priceless.
Quickly they assessed the situation and made a few modifications and soon we were in business.
Unless you had seen the Jenn-Air in place you would think the KitchenAid was made to order. I’m so thrilled we could use the old trim plate.
We are very happy with the new unit and truly appreciate all you did to make it possible. Thanks again, –Susie & Jack
Warners’ Stellian brought in a custom cigar roller for an event we hosted last week, and the cigars were a hit.
Many of us had never smoked a freshly rolled cigar, nor watched the process, so it was certainly a treat.
Our Liebherr humidor XS200 wasn’t for sale (photo left), as this was a trade association event, but it was such a hit, we actually sold some right there. While it doesn’t come with a custom cigar roller, the Liebherr humidor is the perfect addition to any cigar aficionado’s collection.
Hey Grillmeisters (or wannabe grillers), this Saturday and Sunday marks Warners’ Stellian’s tastiest event…our BBQ Grill Expo.
Experts on top grill brands such as Weber, Holland, Big Green Egg, Vermont Castings, Viking and DCS, will be out demonstrating so you can compare the latest features in gas grills, charcoal grills and smoker grills. Grills demos will going on at all our 7 locations (St. Paul, Minneapolis, Edina, Woodbury, Maple Grove, Apple Valley and Rochester).
Plus, delivery and assembly are free on grills $499 and up. AND those who buy a grill $599 and up will score a $50 gift card good at any of the 9 Twin Cities Kowalski’s Markets.