You all can sit around and wait for the day after Thanksgiving if you want, but Southeast Steel Appliance Warehouse is starting its Black Friday Sale...[checks watch]...now, so you can get your shopping done early and avoid the madness.
Through Nov. 30 the popular downtown appliance center is featuring sale prices and rebates of $800 or more on many popular brands. And supply chain issues have improved, which means Southeast Steel has ranges, refrigerators and dishwashers in stock and ready to deliver. On my wish list: The Signature Kitchen Suite 48-inch Dual Fuel Pro Range, pictured at top, with gas or induction cooktop and built-in sous vide.
The thing I like about shopping at SES, which has been around since 1940, is that I can actually talk to someone who knows the appliances and can make recommendations. If you go to one of the big box stores and need advice, they might call over some kid who usually works in carpeting or the lumber department. And not for nothing, the boxes at Southeast Steel are pretty big, too.
And they have small boxes, as well, in case you’re looking for a gift for a foodie on your list. Check out the line of small appliances from Wolf Gourmet, such as the True Temperature Electric Kettle or two- or four-slice toaster. Quite a status symbol to have a Wolf appliance in your kitchen, even if its just a coffee maker or blender.
Southeast Steel Appliance Warehouse is at 63 W. Amelia St., Orlando. They’re open Monday through Saturday.