Across the “Universal”: Los Angeles’ most innovative kitchen appliance retailer

If your idea of must-see TV is the Food Network, or Bon Appetit appeals to you more than Vogue or Elle, Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center is your ultimate go-to spot for outfitting the kitchen of your dreams.


The Los Angeles-based high-end appliance company with showrooms in Studio City and Calabasas counts top celebrities, chefs, restaurateurs and other Hollywood-based taste-makers in their cadre of clients, thanks to its globally esteemed products from Miele, Sub-Zero, LG and other top brands. However, the retailer endeavours to make the dream kitchen accessible to everybody, through its unique approach to pricing and customer service. Better still, they are the only appliance company certified to install all their own appliances (other companies use third-party installers). Furthermore, their staff is flown around the world to learn directly from their manufacturers: that way they are always on top of what’s new, and armed with the most information.


The true star of this production, Igor Royz, started his career before high school graduation working at Maytag. He built upon this early success by opening the two locations of Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center, which set standards for other appliance retailers in the US. In addition to state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, the stores also stock top-line home wine storage units as well as innovative bathroom plumbing fixtures.


If you live in the Los Angeles area or plan to visit, you can learn everything you need to know about creating and enjoying your own dream kitchen from the astute staff, as well as check out their live cooking demonstrations, conducted at both showrooms each month. If you live outside Los Angeles, be sure to visit their informative and user-friendly web site, as many of Universal’s appliances are available outside of California on special order. For more information, visit

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