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Appliance maker stars on DIY Network's 'The Vanilla Ice Project'

March 7, 2014
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Appliance maker stars on DIY Network's 'The Vanilla Ice Project'
Vanilla Ice and AGA Marvel brand manager Leah Clark stand with the appliance maker’s range cooker on the set of “The Vanilla Ice Project.” Photo via fb.com

An appliance maker’s kitchen set will star on the DIY Network’s home improvement reality show “The Vanilla Ice Project” on Saturday night.

Greenville-based AGA Marvel said this week that “The Vanilla Ice Project” will feature appliances by the luxury appliance maker on the show’s season premiere at 10:30 p.m.

The episode

The episode, titled “The Killer Kitchen,” is shot in a 3,000-square-foot home on an Olympic water-skiing lake in Lake Worth, Fla.

“Vanilla Ice and his crew flip the bombed-out kitchen and dining room into a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen,” according to the DIY Network.

The episode features several AGA Marvel kitchen appliances: a three-oven AGA Total Control range cooker, a 72” Marvel professional side-by-side refrigerator and freezer and an AGA professional dishwasher.

The episode, starring host Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Rob Van Winkle, shows the progress of the kitchen renovation.

The kitchen is also taken for a culinary test drive by Vanilla Ice and a local restaurateur, Chef Chris Hirsh. Chef Guy Fieri also makes a guest appearance on the episode.

Request for a kitchen

AGA Marvel found its way onto the show after the show’s producers contacted Leah Clark, AGA Marvel brand manager, regarding a specific request from Van Winkle for the "industry’s largest refrigerator and freezer configuration."

Van Winkle discussed with Clark his first experience with AGA on the U.K. television series "The Farm," Clark said. He was interested in the latest AGA Total Control range cooker, which features touchscreen controls and a remote that allows cooks to turn each oven and hotplate on and off as they need it.

Their conversation led to Van Winkle’s invitation to Clark to come on set and feature AGA Marvel’s appliances on the show, Clark said.

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