Refrigerators aren't the most exciting of appliances. They sit there silently (mostly, that is), taking up a lot of room and generally not doing much. However, like practically everything else in life, it is what is inside that counts. Depending on eating habits, refrigerator's interiors can vary wildly, from a frozen wasteland of precooked frozen foods, to a lush garden of fresh fruits and vegetables. While each and every refrigerator may house a different collection of consumables, as the anchor of the kitchen it's designed to always be there when you need it. Perhaps even more so … Read more
Though wine is ancient, wine accessories and appliances are often quite modern. However, as popular as shiny metal and a sophisticated black satin finish may be, there are other options when it comes to wine decor--like bamboo.
Underneath all the bamboo of the Haier HVTS16AMB 16-Bottle Bamboo Cabinet Wine Cellar there is still a modern wine refrigerator, complete with a double-pane insulated glass door and three full-width chrome storage racks (with wood facings) that can store up to 16 bottles. The electronic controls are front-mounted and feature a decidedly modern blue LED panel for displaying temperature information. A soft interior … Read more
All consumers want options; it is only natural to want what we want how we want it. When it comes to big-ticket items, the list of available options can sometimes be overwhelming. However, style, design and finishing touches mean nothing unless the appliance can deliver in performance. In the case of refrigerators, energy efficiency, capacity and temperature range mean absolutely nothing unless the basics are covered. Like having beer on tap.
The Northstar Brew Master Draft System integrates into the existing line of Northstar refrigerators, giving consumers the option they really want. The retro-style refrigerators come with a variety of … Read more
Refrigerators are the one appliance that you want to get right. That's not to discount the range, the toaster oven, or even the can opener; it's just that an appliance that is on duty 24-7, it only makes sense. Of course, all of that on time is an energy drain, so it's extra important to be selective when faced with such a purchasing decision. Looking for Energy Star qualified appliances is one way to narrow down the playing field--while saving some cash in the long run.
Very few kitchen appliances operate in the "on" position all day, every day. The refrigerator is definitely one appliance you leave on 24-7. While they may not make refrigerators with an "off" switch, they do make them to be energy-efficient and user-friendly. When it comes to a substantial purchase that is always in use, it's the little things that matter.
The new KitchenAid French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator is a model update that provides more user-friendly features. Interior space is increased from 25-cubic-feet to 27-cubic-feet, allowing for greater ease in both storing and selecting food … Read more
If you take a look at the new KitchenAid French Door bottom freezer fridge, you might think that the only changes are the chrome details and full color LCD screen on the newly contoured doors. You might, but you'd be wrong.
Open those lovely doors, and you'll find a larger fridge capacity (2 cubic feet more than previous models), shelves that extend an additional three quarters of an inch, and advanced LED lighting so that you can see everything you cram inside. The fridge also features an in-door water and ice system and a convenient tilt-out ice door. … Read more
Having a second appliance on hand can be a real time saver. Just consider how useful--and almost mandatory--the microwave or toaster oven has become when trying to prepare full-fledged family meals. Even dedicated appliances like rice cookers and panini presses come in handy all the time. However convenient as all these appliances may be, food--cooked or not--needs a place to be stored. For that task the only thing better than one refrigerator is two.
The Sunpentown 3.2-cubic-foot Compact Double Door Refrigerator/Freezer (model RF-321S) is more than just a common second appliance. Measuring less than 3 feet tall, the … Read more
I have a year-round problem with losing food in the back of the refrigerator, but it gets a lot worse during the holidays. I don't like having to dig through everything on a particular fridge shelf, just to see what's behind the milk. The Swing Out Fridge Tray offers an alternative. The tray sits on the shelf, attaching with PVC suction cups. It pulls forward and revolves, allowing you easy access to everything on the shelf with just a turn of the tray. The Swing Out Fridge Tray is easy to install and fits any refrigerator, although it … Read more
If you need a little help with entertaining, the Quick Tap Refrigerator is ready to handle the drinks. One of the biggest changes from Amana's usual refrigerator designs to this version is a beverage dispenser on the front of the fridge door, where an ice dispenser might be on another refrigerator. You can fill the dispenser with up to 3 liters of refreshments like margaritas, and your guests can help themselves to perfectly chilled drinks. The dispenser does require a little extra cleaning and dispenser valves should be replaced every six months or so. The Quick Tap Refrigerator also … Read more
It can be difficult to collect wine. It's not necessarily the entry price or the learning curve, as there are numerous varietals that are attractively priced, and a plethora of written advice is always only a few clicks away. No, what makes collecting wine difficult as opposed to baseball cards or classic cars is that wine is consumed. However, sometimes a collection need only be a few bottles strong.
The Cuisinart 8-Bottle Wine Cellar is a perfect solution for oenophiles who frequently "update" their collection. Holding either 750 milliliter or 1,500 milliliter bottles, the wine fridge … Read more