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The oven is undoubtedly the super star of the holiday meal.  When cooking in a convection oven, most of us are intimidated because it’s something we are not used to.  Let’s help take the guess work out of convection.  The cooking results will amaze you!

What is the main difference between convection and conventional?

A convection oven has a fan that circulates heat around the entire oven cavity, sometime using more than one heating element.  A regular oven has a single heating element and the heat only flows in one direction, from the bottom up.  Convection is cooking from the outside to the inside evenly.  In a convection oven you have 3 racks.  You could bake cookies on all three racks and the cookies will cook evenly.  If you did this in a conventional oven, the bottom cookies would burn and the top wouldn’t cook all the way.

What are the benefits of using a convection oven?

When baking or roasting with convection you typically reduce your time and temperature by 25%.  You also get better cooking results.  When baking a pie for example, if it often difficult to achieve that golden browning on top without overcooking the pie.  With convection the even heat that circulates make this easy to achieve in less time.  You can also cook multiple items in one cooking session without mixing food flavors.  This makes serving everything hot at once a breeze.

What temperature do I use and for how long?

Depending on this size of your turkey and if you plan to stuff it, below is a cooking chart:

  • 12-15 pounds, 1.5-2 hours
  • 15-20 pounds, 2-2.5 hours
  • 20-25 pounds, 2.5-3 hours
  • In a conventional oven you typically cook the turkey for 20 minutes per pound.

Make sure your bird has reached 165 degrees F.   If your turkey is stuffed make sure the stuffing has also reached 165 degrees F.

There is no need to cover your turkey with foil.  Since the convection fan is evenly cooking, the bird will brown evenly.  Make sure you baste the turkey every 20-30 minutes.

Please come see us if you have more questions about convection ovens.

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What is an induction cooktop??
An Induction Cooktop is a cooking surface that heats by transferring currents from an electromagnetic field located below the glass surface directly to the magnetic induction cookware placed above.
How does it work? While gas and electric stoves heat cookware indirectly by first heating a coil, burner, or producing a flame, induction cooking provides direct heat to the cookware which then passes the radiant energy on to the food. Instead of a heating element, magnets are used to stimulate the atoms inside your cookware and heat the pot or pan. Because induction cooking offers direct heat to cookware, it is an incredibly efficient option that gives the user more control over the cook than the traditional alternatives. Additionally, the heat is directly sourced, which means the temperature tends to stay much steadier than electric or gas ranges as well.
Do you have to get special cookware? YES. Any cookware that features a magnetic base can be used on an induction cooktop surface. Common induction-compatible cookware include cast iron and certain types of stainless steel. Stainless steel pots and pans that have had nickel added to them are non-magnetic and can’t be used with induction. To test your current cookware, you can simply hold a magnet up to the bottom of the pot or pan. If it strongly sticks, then that piece will work. If you’re purchasing new cookware, look for any type of “induction compatible” labeling.
An induction stovetop will not work with non-magnetic materials such as copper or aluminum.
Here are a few things to consider:
* The magnetic field can affect important electronics including digital thermometers.
* There are typically no visual cues that the burner is on, such as a physically hot surface, red coils or a physical flame. The can confuse people and make them wary to try it.
* You’re limited in the type of cookware that can be used.
* Induction cooktops typically hum during use, which can become louder when higher heat settings are used.
* Induction does use less energy. Check with your electric company as you may be eligible for a rebate when you switch to induction.
If you could like a demonstration on a live induction cooktop, please let us know! We have a few “live” induction cooktops in our showroom. Call 916-581-1063 to make an appointment. You can also shop online  

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a newly renovated kitchen. The colors flow together, creating beauty in your kitchen. The light may sparkle in the air as it catches smooth chrome or burnished stainless steel. And then there’s the ease and increased functionality of new kitchen appliances. When everything works and works well, it makes your daily routines easier. You can’t put a price on how more beauty and ease will positively impact your life…unless you’re a contractor. But, have no fear. Here at Masters Wholesale, you can easily elevate your kitchen and get that newly renovated feel with upgraded appliances. Shop like the professionals at Master Wholesale. We have a range of high-quality kitchen appliances to fit everyone’s taste or budget, and we’ve put together this handy guide to inspire you and get you on the path to your dream kitchen. 


One of your most used and helpful kitchen appliances is your refrigerator. Your refrigerator may feel like a family member (possibly the most useful). While color and appearance are important, it’s also a good idea to consider function. Are you looking for temperature-flexible storage space? Maybe how long produce stays fresh is more important to you, or you’re looking for ample storage room. Knowing your needs when it comes to new kitchen appliances is an essential step to upgrading your kitchen’s best friend. 

Many of our customers are tired of finding half-frozen leftovers, produce, and yogurt at the back and sides of their refrigerators, which is why we recommend the Dacor 22.8 cubic foot counter-depth French door refrigerator. Dacor has a sleek design that lends a custom look to your kitchen. This stylish, classy refrigerator also comes in a graphite and stainless steel finish, accentuating most kitchens’ styles. While it looks elegant and timeless, this is a workhorse of an appliance and comes with three separate temperature-controlled zones. You’ll never find frozen parsley again! Keep your food fresher for longer in cooler zones, while items you use more frequently can live in a more gentle temperature. Who knew saving energy could be so fun?

You’ll be able to smell the freshness with Dacor’s UV air filtration. Even if something’s gone sour, the Dacor’s built-in deodorizing filter will keep the funk contained and out of your kitchen. Maximize freshness and flavor with two separate temperature-controlled crisper drawers for produce, meats, and cheeses. 


You likely have a relationship with your range if you’re a cook. (We won’t tell your spouse.) It’s your comrade in arms as you fend off starving hordes with delicious, nutritious meals. An upgrade to your range can make your kitchen look and feel brand new. You are no longer limited to your basic stovetop. Expand your cooking repertoire with built-in features like sous vide, an induction stove top, and a top-of-the-line gas range. The Signature Kitchen Suite 36” stainless steel Pro Style Duel Fuel Range will expand your cooking options in fun and exciting ways. Does cooking feel like a chore? Save precious time by boiling water in minutes on the induction range while you caramelize onions in cast iron on the gas portion of this stylish and high-performing range. Are you doing things around the house while cooking? This smart range is Wi-Fi enabled for ThinQ control for iPhone or Android smartphones. Never burn the potatoes again; always find perfectly cooked meat waiting for you. With its combination of gas, sous vide, and induction, this range is low heat, making it perfect for homes in warmer climates. You can pair this low heat range with a lower CFM hood or skip installing an expensive and space-hogging make up air system. 


Your dishwasher is likely your favorite kitchen appliance and is your family’s partner in crime, cleaning the grimiest of dishes with ease…or at least it should. An upgrade to your dishwasher will likely bring the biggest amount of ease and help to your kitchen. And, a new dishwasher isn’t only about bone dry, sparkly clean dishes. Many dishwashers now come with custom fronts, blending in seamlessly with your cabinetry, allowing you to elevate your dishwashing and kitchen aesthetics easily.

The Miele 24″ pannel-ready built-in dishwasher is the appliance of your kitchen dreams. This elegant stainless steel unit is powerful, quiet, and—most importantly—accommodates an owner’s laziness more than the average dishwasher would. The 7566 features AutoDos, an automatic detergent dispenser that works with a proprietary pod to release the correct amount of detergent. This model also has an auto-open feature. When select cycles finish, a mechanical arm pops open the door to let out steam and help dry the interior.

Whatever your budget, style, or taste, we have the right kitchen appliances to upgrade your space! If you’re unsure about what you want or need, our highly trained and helpful sales staff is standing by to help you make the best decision for your home. We have been the professional home builders’ choice for 45 years, and now we’re open to the public—experience the unparalleled quality, prices, and service offered by us here at our Sacramento kitchen appliance showroom.

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Sub Zero Hero


Key Features of a Sub Zero Refrigerator
How Much Does a Sub Zero Refrigerator Cost?
What is the Life Expectancy of a Sub Zero Fridge?
What Sizes are Available for Sub Zero Refrigerators?
Why Purchase a Sub Zero Refrigerator?
Sub Zero Refrigerators at Masters Wholesale


If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, you may be considering a Sub Zero. Maybe you’ve heard it’s the professional’s choice and in a class of its own as far as quality. You’ve likely seen (and lusted after) Sub Zero’s in home remodeling shows or at a friend’s house. Sub Zero is considered the best brand of premium refrigerators in the U.S. and is globally recognized as a premier kitchen appliance manufacturer. And the professionals and experts all agree–these stunning workhorses live up to the hype. Here’s everything you need to know before investing in Sub Zero refrigeration in Sacramento

Key Features of a Sub Zero Refrigerator

1.  Dual compressor design

Sub Zero refrigeration technology is world-class. Sub Zero’s come with two compressors: one for the refrigerator and one for the freezer. This allows for pinpoint temperature accuracy and more humidity control. Freezers function best when they are dry, while refrigerators use different levels of humidity to keep food fresher for longer. These separate, closed systems keep air separated between units, preventing odor contamination and preserving the freshness and taste of your food. 

2.  Superior temperature control

While temperature control is built into every part of a Sub Zero fridge’s design, one of its most powerful features is its microprocessor-controlled system. This computerized system, along with Sub Zero’s functional design, allows it to maintain precise temperature control. A Sub Zero will stay within one degree of its set temperature…at all times. This far outperforms the average fridge, which can have temperature shifts of more than 10 degrees. Not only do those temperature swings require more energy to correct, but they also allow food-spoiling bacteria and molds to grow more rapidly.

3.  Unrivaled quality and craftsmanship

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, there’s a reason the Sub Zero company can confidently say their refrigerators will last almost two decades; they’ve been in business since 1945, so they have the experience and skill to back up their claims. With a Sub Zero refrigerator, you are purchasing an appliance made with best-in-class materials and components that are crafted with skill and expertise. Sub Zero is known for its exacting attention to detail, which is why they are one of the most sought-after brands.

4.  Flexible design options.

Design your Sub Zero to fit your kitchen’s style with a wide range of options. You have installation options such as installing a few inches out from your counters or having your Sub Zero refrigerator completely flush with your cabinets and counters.

The exterior options are where Sub Zero truly shines. You can choose to match your cabinets exactly or go for classics like stainless steel or glass. And customize the handles to match your kitchen’s aesthetic. 

Sub Zero fridges come in different models like side-by-side, French door, bottom freezer, and single door (columns) fridges and freezers. Using factory-made trim kits, you can play mix and match with the columns for a custom look. 

5.  12-year warranty

Sub Zero backs up its products with comprehensive warranties. All Sub Zero refrigerators come with a complete two-year warranty, which means that if anything goes wrong in the first two years of ownership, the repair cost will be covered. Next, there is a less comprehensive five-year warranty on their patented seal system, which is the core of your fridge and includes compressors, condensers, evaporators, dryers, and tubing. After five years, your sealed system switches over to a 12-year limited warranty, which is considered to be the industry’s gold standard. 

How Much Does a Sub Zero Refrigerator Cost?

Curious about Sub Zero pricing? Here’s an at a glance chart to get you started.


Model Features Starting Price
French Door 36/42 inch widths, panel-ready or stainless steel, 21/25 cubic feet options. $11,000
Side-by-Side 36/42/48 inch widths, panel-ready or stainless steel, 21/24/29 cubic feet options. $12,520
Bottom Freezer 30/36 inch widths, panel ready, stainless steel or glass, 18/22 cubic feet options. $8,480
Column Refrigerators 24/30/36 inch widths, panel ready. $8,225
Column Freezers 18/24/30/36 inch widths, panel ready. $7,830
Undercounter 24/27/30/36 inch widths, fridge and freezer, panel ready. $5,475


What is the Life Expectancy of a Sub Zero Fridge?

In today’s world of disposable design, a refrigerator is lucky to last 8-12 years, and that’s likely with some repairs along the way. The average lifespan of a Sub Zero refrigerator is twenty years, and its limited warranty will last longer than the average refrigerator runs. This is no accident; Sub Zero designs their fridges to last this long, and they factory test every single unit before it ships. American brand Sub Zero has been in business for over 80 years, so they have the track record to back up their brand. But their products do the speaking for them, with many Sub Zero’s known to last over 20 years. 

What Sizes are Available for Sub Zero Refrigerators?

  1. Built-In Sub Zero fridges are 84 inches high.
  2. Fridge-only and freezer-only columns are 73 inches high.
  3. Sub Zero also offers:
    1. 48-inch models with either 28 or 30.4 cubic-foot sizes.
    2. 42-inch models have 24, 24.2, and 24.7 cubic foot sizes available.
    3. 36-inch models can have 20, 21, 21.4, 22.7, or 23.3 cubic foot sizes.
    4. 30-inch models can have 15.6, 16.5, 17, and 17.3 cubic feet sizes.
    5. 24-inch models can come with 11.1 or 12.9 cubic foot sizes.

Why Purchase a Sub Zero Refrigerator?

1.  Keep food fresh for longer

If you regularly stock up on groceries, then a Sub Zero refrigerator, with its superior temperature and environmental controls, will keep your food fresher and tasting better for longer. This also prevents your food from spoiling, which allows you to use more of your food. The average American family of four wastes about 1/3 of their groceries, to the tune of 250 pounds of food, which costs about $2000 a year. The pinpoint temperature control due to separate compressors offers superior temperature and humidity control to prevent food spoilage and will keep your food fresh and yummy for more time than a regular refrigerator.

2.  Air Purification

Another way your Sub Zero will help food taste better for longer is through its anti-microbial air filtration system. Ethylene gas produced by fresh produce can cause foods to spoil faster, but with the Sub Zero’s air purification system, those gases are whisked away along with odor-causing bacteria. So, your fridge will stay cleaner and smell fresher for longer. 

3.  Vacuum Seal

Sub Zero’s patented vacuum sealing design is another tool in the freshness arsenal. Cool air stays in your fridge and freezer with powerful seals that last for years. Leaking air around fridge seals is a prime cause of temperature fluctuations in other fridges. And leaky seals also cause your fridge to work harder, sucking more energy as it does. These seals are one of the reasons why a Sub Zero costs less to run than other fridges. You can feel the difference with a Sub Zero when you open the door’s patented seal. 

4.  Improve your home’s resale value.

Realtors agree; having a Sub Zero refrigerator drastically increases your home’s value. It’s not only the unparalleled quality of a Sub Zero but the custom fit and finish with your kitchen’s design that’s so appealing to potential home buyers. This makes a Sub Zero fridge not only an investment in a quality appliance that will last 20+ years but also in your home’s resale value. 

Sub Zero Refrigerators at Masters Wholesale

Masters Wholesale is the top choice for kitchen appliances in Sacramento and online. At Masters Wholesale, we believe in quality brands, excellent prices, and superb customer service. From our fully trained sales staff that can knowledgeably answer your questions to our skilled delivery and installation team, we’ve got your back…and your old appliance! That’s right; we offer haul-away services for your old appliances so you can check one item off your to-do list. Save your back and let us remove your old appliance after we install your beautiful, new Sub Zero fridge. If you’re looking for Sub Zero refrigerators in Sacramento, we are the number one choice. We offer quick and easy financing so you can have the kitchen of your dreams today. And, all of our appliances come with an extended warranty—though you likely won’t need it given how incredible Sub Zero’s warranties are. You can shop our selection of Sub Zero fridges in our online store from the comfort of your own home. Or, if you like to look, feel, and talk to someone about your options, then come see us at our Sacramento Sub-Zero showroom. Our showroom is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am – 5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am — 4 pm. Once you know how good it feels to shop for a refrigerator like the professionals, you’ll never go back! 

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Check out features on new gas ranges

A gas range is the strongest ally any cook can have in the kitchen. Gas ranges are preferred by chefs and serious cooks for their superior heating and precise temperatures. New cooks benefit from how easy a gas range is to use, making more cooking adventures a success. If you’re considering purchasing a new gas range, there are more new features than ever before that can enhance your cooking experience. While the classic gas range is still a tried and true workhorse, there’s no reason you can’t have more fun and gain the increased convenience and ease of the features and gadgets a new gas range can boast. Experiment with sous vide, cook for a crowd with a built-in griddle, and win baking competitions with a convection oven. Find gas ranges with all these features at Masters Wholesale

More Burners + Better Burners

If you want to stick with the classic range combination of a gas stove top and an oven, then you have the option of more than four gas burners! You can be boiling, frying, searing, and sauteing—all at the same time. The Bosch brand is an excellent choice for a classic gas range with extra burners. The Bosch 800 Series gas range has four regular-sized burners and a larger burner in the middle. This will give you much more flexibility with what you cook and when you do your cooking. The large burner can handle your large pasta pot, while meats, sauces, and veggies can be cooked on the others. 

Another delightful feature you can find with a Bosch range is the dual flame ring power burner. This Bosch 800 Pro Series boasts six gas burners that have dual flame ring burners. A dual flame ring burner has a smaller circular burner inside the main ring. This creates more even heat, allowing for equal browning and searing by avoiding extra hot and cool spaces on your pan. Check out Bosch gas ranges in Sacramento in our showroom!

Convection Ovens 

Bake like a pro with a convection oven. Preferred by bakers everywhere, convection ovens use fans to circulate hot air throughout your oven evenly. This means even browning and no more needing to rotate your cookie sheets. Convection ovens also work great for cooking food in a covered pan, so regular cooks aren’t left out. This stunning Bertazzoni Professional Series Pro Style gas range features a roomy oven with dual convection fans and six spacious dual flame ring burners. 

Another fun feature you can find in a new range is a steam convection oven. Cooking with steam keeps food moist and helps retain vitamins and minerals. Adding steam to a convection oven gives cooks more control over how their food turns out and helps lock in flavor. Cook faster with a Dacor Transitional Style gas range with an extra-large oven, 22,000 BTU burners, and a convection oven with a steam assist feature. 

Warming Drawers

Another fantastic ally cooks can enlist is the warming drawer. Many newer ranges have warming drawers, a compartment in your oven that can be set to warm temperatures, preventing food from cooling before serving. Most meals are prepared in sequence, with the proteins, vegetables, sauces, and bread all finishing at different times. Look like a professional when you serve your entire meal hot with help from your range’s warming drawer. This Bosch 800 Series gas range showcases a warming drawer that will help make every meal a success. 

Stove Top Additions

The modern gas range offers cooks the ability to use more than gas to prepare food. Incorporate multiple cooking methods into one gas range.

1. Built-In Sous Vide

If you’re feeling creative and want more from your gas range, consider sous vide, where food is gently cooked in hot water. Make flawless poached eggs every time with built-in sous vide. The Signature Kitchen Suite Pro Style dual fuel gas range offers gas heat, induction and sous vide.

2. Griddle Flat Top

Cook for a crowd with ease using a built-in griddle or flat top. The chrome-infused electric griddle in the freestanding gas range makes crispy edges and flipping pancakes a breeze. 

3. Induction Cook Top

If you want to boil water in a couple of minutes, choose a gas range with a partial induction stovetop. The stunning Fisher & Paykel Series 9 Pro Style Dual Fuel gas range comes with four gas burners and a large induction stovetop. 

Shop New Gas Ranges at Masters Wholesale

If you’re shopping for a KitchenAid gas range in Sacramento or online, Masters Wholesale is your premier source of new gas ranges. Trusted by professional homebuilders for over 45 years, Masters Wholesale is now offering its premium selection, unbeatable prices, and expertise to the public. Visit our Sacramento appliance showroom  or shop online today!

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Holidays are Around the Corner

They say that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. Though true, they can either be stressful or energizing. It all depends on the appliances we take for granted when we celebrate and host. Can your refrigerator preserve the freshness of the ingredients for holiday meals well? Can your stove cook a large, quality meal quickly? What happens to your delicious leftovers if you cook too much? Can your dishwasher handle a mountain of dirty dishes from holiday parties?

Have no fear. Masters is here!

The Subzero refrigerator is the king of food preservation. Smart storage shelves maximize the freshness of fruit, vegetables, seafood, and meats—leading to less food waste. Due to the lead-time issues since the pandemic, Masters has placed advance orders so that our customers do not have to wait 12 months to get this high-demand product.

If you need flexible space and precise temperatures to accommodate all your holiday plans, the Signature Kitchen Suite French Door is the refrigerator for you. And it’s in stock, just in time for the holidays. Wide shelves and larger bins in the doors provide plenty of room to store your larger items, from charcuterie boards, hams, and dessert platters, all at waist height for easier reach. Precise temperatures, purposeful design, and an ingenious 5-mode convertible middle drawer make this refrigerator the perfect way to maintain the freshness and integrity of everything you put in it.

Own the holidays with the LG Smart Wi-fi Enabled ProBake Convection® Range. Get things going in a hurry with the UltraHeat™ 20,000 BTU power burner. Want to check in on your roast? Just give the window two knocks and see what’s cooking with InstaView®. There’s no need for extra gadgets when you have this range: you can air fry appetizers, perfectly roast your main course, and evenly bake desserts. And, with the PrintProof™ finish and EasyClean® cooktop and oven, you’ll keep your range looking new for years to come.

The Miele Combi-Steam is not only a steam cooker for rice or vegetables but also a secret weapon that allows you to cook full meals in one appliance! This universal, all-in-one appliance can bake cookies, roast a chicken or filet mignon, or reheat leftovers!

When your crew craves pizza, the Monogram 30” Smart Flush Hearth Oven can turn your house into a pizzeria! It performs like a wood-fired brick oven and is perfect for pizza, bread, or even fish.

Make sure you are ready to entertain and have PreciseTemp control of your wine this holiday season!! Zephyr wine refrigerator has dual zones for red and white wine. This unit holds 45 bottles with five full extension racks and LED lighting.

Every course requires a pairing. With the Dacor 24” Built-in Wine Dispenser, you can keep uncorked wine fresh for up to 60 days and simply press a button for a tasting, half, or full pour.

When leftovers are your best friend, you need the Cafe Built-In Microwave Drawer Oven with its sensor cook and reheat options that automatically adjust cook time and power settings.

There’s no need to spend hours in the kitchen cleaning dirty dishes! Get back to entertaining with the LG Top Control Smart Dishwasher with QuadWashTM. Its innovative technology power cleans with four multi-motion spray arms, so dishes are spotless the first time. Equipped with LG TrueSteam®, it uses the power of steam to penetrate food residue and reduce water spots by 60%! With the ThinQ app, you won’t need to guess when dishes are nearly done— get notifications about usage, maintenance, and more on your smartphone.

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