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Anchorage's Culinary Oasis: Allen & Petersen Cooking & Appliance Center

A 57-Year Legacy of Expertise and Local Ownership

By: Nicole Giordano, CEO, AHBA

In the heart of Anchorage, one culinary shop has stood as a cornerstone of kitchens for over half a century. Allen & Petersen Cooking & Appliance Center is Alaska’s premier partner in creating functional, efficient and timeless kitchens. 

A Legacy of Excellence: 57 Years and Counting

During its 57-year history, Allen & Petersen grew from a modest carpet and paint retailer to an iconic home improvement location and is now the go-to destination for premium cooking and home appliances. This legacy speaks to its dedication to providing quality products and unmatched customer service. Established in 1967, Allen & Petersen continues to elevate the standard of Alaska homes. It's an integral part of the community fabric, shaping the way Alaskans create memories in their kitchens.

Knowledgeable Staff: Your Trusted Advisors

What sets Allen & Petersen apart is the expertise that comes with every visit. "Our staff isn't just here to sell you a product, they are here to share their knowledge. Many have been with us for decades, and their passion for what they do is infectious," says Kyle Mirka, owner. 

Allen & Petersen's staff offers expertise on the latest advancements in appliance technology. From the seasoned professional to the first-time homeowner, each customer receives personalized attention and guidance, ensuring that their appliance choices align perfectly with their lifestyle and budget.

Locally Owned and Operated: A Commitment to Community

Allen & Petersen stands proud as a locally owned and operated business. "As a family-owned business, we are invested in the success and well-being of our community. Our customers aren't just transactions, they're our neighbors, friends and family. That personal connection is something you won't find anywhere else," says Mirka. 

The local roots of Allen & Petersen’s staff members help them understand the unique needs of Alaskan homeowners. From sourcing products that withstand the harsh climate to providing tailored solutions for diverse kitchen layouts, the store's local ownership is a driving force behind its success.

A World of Choices: From Budget to Premium

Allen & Petersen takes pride in offering a comprehensive selection of appliances for every budget. Whether you're outfitting your first home or upgrading to luxury appliances, the store's extensive range ensures that there's a perfect fit for every household.

In-House Delivery and Installation

To further enhance the customer experience, Allen & Petersen provides in-house delivery and installation services. The store's dedicated crew ensures that your appliances are not only delivered with care but installed with precision.

With nearly six decades in business, Allen & Petersen built a legacy based on its commitment to quality and knowledgeable staff. If you’re in the market for new appliances, let Allen & Petersen be your trusted partner in creating a kitchen that reflects your lifestyle. With a vast selection of appliances and services tailored to meet the needs of every Alaskan family, Allen & Petersen is set to be a pillar of the community for years. 


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