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Electrolux Fridge Background

The storied firm Electrolux produces all sort of household appliances under a variety of brand names, these include – Electrolux, AEG-Electrolux, Frigidaire and Eureka. In particular, when it comes to refrigeration, they bring us the Frigidaire and AEG Electrolux fridge freezer lines.
When it comes to cooling, there are several basic model types of Electrolux refrigerators available. I will briefly visit the various model types here, you will there are is plenty of choice for those interested in Electrolux Fridge Freezers.
Side By Side Refrigerators
The Electrolux side-by-side model line consists of a freezer on the left, and a fridge on the right. Each compartment has a separate door. The freezer door has a built in filtered water and ice dispenser. Electrolux lists an MSRP of between $2200 and $3100 USD for their side-by-side model line. Note, in some parts of the world this style of fridge is referred to as an ‘American Fridge‘ or ‘American Style Fridge Freezer‘.
French Door Refrigerators
A French door fridge is what you get when you cross a side-by-side fridge freezer with a bottom-freezer refrigerator. You have two doors into the refrigerator, and a separate freezer with its own door below. Behind the freezer door you will find individual freezer drawers that slide out to allow for ease of storage and access within the freezer. The MSRP’s on the Electrolux range of French door fridge freezers varies from $2700 all the way up to $3700.
Beverage Center
The Electrolux fridge freezer range also includes a stainless steel ‘Beverage Center’, with an MSRP of $1700 dollars. While they call it a beverage center, to the rest of us it is really a bar fridge. This particular mini-bar refrigerator is not short of features and it definitely more upscale than many of its competitors. The unit has a built in Air Filter to keep the air clean. As a display fridge, it is a refrigerator with a glass door. This particular door incorporates UV protection into the glass to protect the contents from sunlight.
Refrigerator Drawers
This is something you may not have encountered before. The Electrolux Stainless Steel ‘Refrigerator Drawers’ appliance can best be described as a set of metallic refrigerated dressers. At $2200 MSRP is it difficult to think of an application that justifies this expense. Even their Bar Fridge is more reasonably priced. Still, if you have a high end home if could perhaps find a home in an entertainment room for storage of refrigerated snacks.
Under Counter Ice Maker
The $2000 Electrolux Ice Maker looks like another Appliance looking for an application. It is able to produce 60lbs of ice in a day. Honestly, if I needed more ice in a day than my regular fridge freezer is able to produce; I would run to the store and buy a few bags. Still, they do offer this appliance, so there must be consumers willing to buy it somewhere.
As you can see, when it comes to high end fridges and fridge-freezers, there is a large selection of Electrolux fridge models to choose from. They continually innovate when it comes to designing new refrigerators – take a look at the Infinity I-kitchen to see some of their current design ideas.

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Norcold Refrigerator For The RV

When considering the purchase of a gas refrigerator for any kind of vehicle a major concern is going to be safety. For this reason is it in your best interest to only consider a trusted Norcold refrigerator when buying your gas fridge.
Thetford Norcold is a well-known manufacturer of electric and gas refrigerators for RVs, the trucking industry and boats.
Below I highlight some of the technology used in Norcold motorhome refrigerators intended for Recreational Vehicle and caravan use.
Many Norcold RV refrigerators utilize a technology called ‘Gas Absorption refrigeration’. The basis of this technology is using heating to cool. This sounds counter intuitive, so here is a brief description of how it works. The cooling cycle is based on the refrigerant Ammonia. Heat from burning gas is used to boil ammonia into a gaseous state. This ammonia then gets absorbed into water, and the chemical process it undergoes during this absorption causes the cooling effect.
If your intended application for recreation vehicle use, the Norcold Gas Marine refrigerators are worth consideration. They are available ranging in sizes from 1.7 to 17 cubic feet. I will touch upon a couple of the more popular models below.
The smallest is the Norcold 323T 1.7 cubic foot gas absorption refrigerator is very popular with owners of smallish RVs or travel trailers. They are known for their ease of installation, reversible doors and a special travel latch that can be engaged while traveling.
At the very top end is the Norcold PolarMaxRF 2117. This unit is really only practical for the very largest of RV’s, the very lengthy ones with several slides. That said this build in fridge is a great unit. It has 17 cubic feet combined of fridge and freezer space. Built in ice-maker, automatic defrost, recessed door handles with travel safe built-in latches and food fences to keep the contents securely in place. Essentially this unit has all the features you might find in a midsized fridge-freeze in a stick house. These are a good choice for RV freezers or RV fridges.
Norcolds N510 and N512 product lines are somewhere between these two extremes. I it has all the essential features needed for RV refrigeration. With 5.5 cubic feet of storage it is a happy compromise between having sufficient space inside, without taking up too much precious space outside.
All of these fridges/freezers have the flexibility of multiple power sources. With the ability to operate them as 3-way fridges, you have the ability to operate them an electric refrigerator from 12v DC or mains power when you lack – or are not comfortable utilizing – propane.
If you are considering the purchase of an RV refrigerator, seriously consider buying a Thetford Norcold refrigerator freezer.

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Integrated Fridges

For many homeowners, the ideal refrigerator in recent years has been a side-by-side, perhaps a stylish stainless steel fridge freezer. However, of late the new trend in kitchen renovations has been the move towards the ‘integrated kitchen’. The basic concept behind this is rather than having appliances matching each other; integrated appliances are instead used to match with the kitchen cabinetry. The popularity of this trend has led to the rise of integrated fridges.
A standard American refrigerator – no matter in white, black or stainless- is very hard to miss. When you walk into a kitchen the fridge stands out like a sore thumb. Integrated refrigerators, on the other hand, are custom designed to disappear in the kitchen.
A fully integrated fridge is usually custom designed for a particular kitchen, unlike traditional fridge freezers. The usual technique is to form a panel to be affixed to the appliance door. This panel will be made of the same type and tint of wood used by the kitchen cabinets. If properly designed, at first glance the door of the integrated refrigerator will look just like another cabinet.
To fully achieve this look requires more than just a door. The fridge must be designed to fit into the wall so it does not stick out further than the cabinetry. This may require modification to the wall to create a niche for the appliance to be placed. Also, if the kitchens cabinetry is somewhat ornate, it may be necessary to add trim to the door panel to fully duplicate the look of the rest of the kitchen.
As with traditional American fridges, an integrated refrigerator can be had in a wide range of styles. They can be a basic fridge or freezer, a fridge over freezer combo unit, or the classic favorite – a side by side unit. Also popular, often as second fridges, is the use of an integrated under counter fridge to provide supplemental refrigerated storage for well equipped kitchens.
Since these custom built fridges are designed to be able to split tightly between cabinets, they do not require the traditional buffer space of air around them that other fridges do. This feature – plus their high stealth factor – makes integrated fridge freezers ideal for rooms other than the kitchen. The idea of an integrated bar fridge that blends subtly into the background appeals to many.
All good things come at a price, and the integrated fridge freezer is not exempt. You will pay a significant premium in having one of these units customized for your kitchen. There may also be additional cost in preparing an area in your kitchen for the installation. However, if you are renovating already, then some of that money is going to be a wash.
Another possible negative factor to consider is that integrated fridges are usually significantly smaller than traditional models. This is due to the requirement for the refrigerator to blend with the cabinets, and not stick out into the kitchen.
If you have the funds, and can live without the extra fridge space, then creating an integrated kitchen may be for you. If so, then you will definitely find yourself needing to purchase one of these integrated fridges.

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Display Fridge Types And Uses

A display fridge is a refrigerator created in such a way that the contents of the fridge can be seen from the outside without needing to open a door. Display refrigerators are most commonly used by businesses, rather than households. A well-lit, thoughtfully stocked retail display fridge or freezer can provide great several benefits for merchants.
By having the contents of deli fridges visible, a retailer can in effect advertise the product they are selling. There are several common uses and types of display fridges used by businesses today.
Supermarket Deli Section – Display Cases
Visit any supermarket and you will see display fridges galore. Usually near the produce section you will see long refrigerated display cases containing freshly made sandwiches, precooked foods, birthday cakes and other similar products. By placing these items in a display fridge, the store keeps the items safely chilled while still allowing the potential customers to view – and possibly be enticed – by them.
Supermarket Frozen Section – Glass Door Freezer
In the frozen aisles of the supermarket you will see another form of display fridge, the glass door freezer. These units are very tall, and can be lined up next to each other to fill an entire aisle. When the customer walks down the aisle they see frozen vegetables, frozen pizzas, microwave dinners, ice-cream and much more – every grocery item that comes frozen is cleverly displayed to encourage purchase.
Convenience Store – Glass Door Fridge
This type of convenience store aims for a different type of sale than a supermarket. For example, you will find glass door refrigerators in a gas station with an overwhelming choice of beverages chilled and ready for consumption. When a potential buyer walks in the door from their car, there is a good chance they will select a cold soda or juice from the broad selection of merchandise. A glass door refrigerator is similar to a glass door freezer, but simply chills instead of freezing.
Convenience Store – Chest Display Freezer
Another form of display fridge commonly found in a convenience store is the deep chest freezer with a sliding glass door on top, as opposed to the normal door that lifts. These are commonly placed near the door of a store, so when customers walk by they will see an enticing selection of ice-cream bars and popsicles. This is a very effective marketing ploy to generate spontaneous purchases.
As discussed, display refrigerators have the potential to create greater revenue for all types of retailers. For convenience stores in particular they play a large role in increasing the amount of impulse buys made. While display fridge prices can be substantial, the appropriate selection of an attractive display freezer or display refrigerator can be a valuable addition to your retail store.

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Freezer Baskets

Anyone who owns a deep chest freezer will testify to the requirement for freezer baskets to effectively organize the contents. Without some careful forethought you are likely to find your freezer jammed full of a random jumble of items without rhyme or reason. To avoid this situation any owner of a large freezer should consider purchasing and using chest freezer baskets. Unlike upright freezers, deep freezers do not come with built in freezer bins.

In a large freezer items may be stored for many months before being used. Often you will find yourself looking in the freezer at a mysterious container or bag that is covered in frost, and having no idea what is inside or how old it is. This is bad for multiple reasons.


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First of all, let us say you are looking for some frozen pork. You will have to rummage through the freezer looking for a bag that looks like it is pork. If you own a chest freezer this can be very rough on your back. Once you finally find what appears to be the right bag you will pull it out, and after it has been defrosted hope your visual inspection was correct and you did end up with what you were looking for. Was it the wrong bag? Oh well…you are stuck eating chicken tonight!

A second concern with unorganized freezers is that it can be very difficult to know how long a frozen item has been in there. With a big deep freezer it is easy to end up with unidentified items that have no indicate of age. Due to this you will likely find yourself throwing away perfectly good food simply because you don’t know how old it is.
By investing in some freezer baskets you can turn the chaos in your freezer into a well-organized, easily accessed frozen paradise. Both sturdy plastic and wire baskets are readily available; your best choice for a material for a chest freezer basket is up to you. If your deep chest freezer is particularly large, you have the opportunity to utilize stackable freezer baskets. Stackable freezer bins are particularly popular, in some deep freezers these can be stacked 3 or 4 layers deep allowing for a very sophisticated organizational system. When you have several baskets available in your deep chest freezer you gain the ability to organize your food by both type and age. You might have a basket labeled for 2009 Pork, 2009 Chicken, 2010 Pork and 2010 Chicken. This allows you to solve both the issue of unidentifiable type of food, and unidentifiable age of food.
Also, by having everything neatly organized this way, you can find things fast. No more digging through the depths of the freezer item by item. You can also organize so the baskets for the newer food are placed at the bottom. By doing this you can ensure you are rotating your food out regularly. I.e. you will finish off the 2009 pork before starting on the 2010 pork. This will greatly reduce food wastage, thus saving you money.
As has been demonstrated, the benefits of freezer baskets are many. And any money you invest in purchasing them should be recouped fairly rapidly via the reductions in spoiled food. If you have a deep chest freezer you owe it to yourself to purchase a set of stackable freezer baskets.

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LG Fridge Freezers

Established in 1958, LG is one of the best brands when it comes to fridge freezers, side by side refrigerators and fridges in general. LG fridge freezers are the ultimate American fridge freezer produced with true American standards in mind.
The LG refrigerator freezer is famous for its being energy efficient. Aside from that with the 606 liters of gross capacity of its side by side refrigerators, an owner of an LG does not have to worry about space. Thoughtfully designed for the needs of the individual and of families, side by side LG refrigerators and freezers have their own water and ice dispensers. There are 2 drawers for the freezer and a crisper drawer for items that do not need to be frozen.
Many of the fridge freezers LG manufactures come with the bioshield, which means that the gasket has anti microbial agents that prevent mold from growing on the outside or on the seal. Mold can destroy the seal of the fridge that is why LG had to find ways to prevent distortion on the gasket and to make the said appliance last for generations. Apart from that, the bioshield keeps the food inside your LG fridge safe from contamination.
The icemaker in LGs’ American style fridge freezers is built in and can be used from the outside, saving energy and space at the same time. Another great feature of this LG product is its moisture balance crisper. Unlike storage drawers or bins from other brands that destroy food because of moisture, LG fridges have a unique sheet that stops accumulation of water and maintains its temperature to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh. This also enables the fresh fruits and vegetables to stay as fresh as possible for a longer period of time.
When it comes to space, this LG freezer has added 10% more capacity, which means there is more space for your frozen goods. To be able to increase the space, LG thought that they should relocate the freezer to the door to increase the space in the icebox. Products like these include the GRP247JHMV, the GWL207FBQA, and the GWL207FLQA.
The GRP247JHMV is a side-by-side fridge that has a gross capacity of 673 liters, more than the regular LG side-by-side. This uber chic fridge is environmentally friendly and boasts a bar area where you can get your favorite beverages without having to open the door. The homebar as LG calls it also has can holders to hold those soda cans. Like the regular LG, it also has 10% more space for the freezer and a moisture balance crisper. Along with these features, this model also has a filtered water dispenser and an ice dispenser to boot. Like the other models, it has digital sensors that make it easier for owners to select the temperature within the fridge.
With a wide selection of quality fridges to choose from, LG is sure to have a model to suit your needs.

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Fridge or Fridge with Freezer?

Home appliances are a big consideration when purchasing a home. If the appliances are included with the home, this saves us money on buying them right when we move in. However, if we are able to get a home for thousands of dollars cheaper without appliances, we still come out ahead.
So imagine you have a home under contract, and you already know that the appliance are not included.
That means that in order to move in, you will need to have kitchen appliances delivered to the home.
This may be your first occasion of purchasing equipment for your kitchen, so it can be quite overwhelming! Do not fear. You will figure it out.
The first thing to do is to have your realtor get you into the home to measure the available area for your appliance. This includes both width and the height, as well as the depth of the area. If you are considering the purchase of an integrated fridge freezer this is critical. A good time for you to be doing this measurement is during the home inspection. The inspector will be checking things, and you can be writing all your appliance measurements down in your spiral notebook.
Doing some thinking before you go online to purchase will be helpful to you. Try to make a list of what features you are looking for. For families that consume a lot of soda pop or milk, having a good place for that is important. Other people are concerned about other things.
One of the decisions you will have to make is whether to get a unit that is all refrigerator, or one which includes a freezer. This is a personal decision, of course, but most people opt for a refrig and freezer combination.
The freezer unit can be above the refrigerator area, or below it. If your budget allows, you may choose for a nicer side-by-side fridge freezer. These American style fridge freezers look great in any kitchen.
The size of the cooling and freezing areas are another thing to pay attention to. If you know you eat lots of TV dinners, the size of the freezer may be more important that the size of the refrigerator component.
Once you know what you are looking for, hop on to the computer, and start searching for those fantastic products at good value.

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Stainless Steel Fridge Brands

Once strictly the purview of the restaurant, the stainless steel fridge is quickly becoming a residential kitchen standard. Stainless steel refrigerators offers the homeowner a number of benefits. From the clean, modern look that first brought them into the residential market in the 1980’s to the ease of cleaning, stainless steel refrigerators offer benefits that other surfaces cannot provide.
Unlike surfaces based on paint, dye or an integrated plastic coating, stainless offers a particularly long period where the surface is indistinguishable from new. If properly cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, a stainless steel refrigerator can keep a new look for upwards of two decades. Since most home appliances loose their cosmetic appeal long before actual mechanical failure, the longevity of stainless’ “good looks” are a great added value to any kitchen redesign.
There are several quality brands available in the stainless steel fridge market. They include:
Subzero
Subzero is considered the leader of the integrated and built in refrigerator market. Subzero units often enjoy such features as built-in icemakers, and multiple coolness zones within a single refrigerator unit. Generally, Subzero refrigerators are freezer-bottom units, taking advantage of the natural energy efficiency gains of that particular refrigerator design. They often have nice added features such as open door alarms and front-mounted electronic controls.
Amana
While Amana is not always the first name that jumps to mind when thinking stainless-steel fridges, they are the line that consistently receives some of the highest reviews from consumer reports. Whether it is on side-by-side units, freezer bottom or classic freezer top, Amana refrigerators offer some of the best value for the dollar.
Kitchenaid and Whirlpool
Kitchenaid is a familiar brand in small appliances, so people often forget about them when the topic of durable goods arrives. Like Amana, a number of the Kitchenaide models of refrigerator have received very high ratings by Consumer Reports magazine in recent years. At the very highest end, Kitchenaid competes well in head-to-head reviews versus Subzero built-in units.
A little known fact is that Kitchenaid is actually made by Whirlpool, at least in the durable goods lines. Whirlpool offers a nice range of choices field in metal-surfaced refrigerators options. Both brands offer reliability and quality. From traditional lines to integrated refrigerators, these are lines that require a second look before buying elsewhere.
Hotpoint
While General Electric appliances are sometimes maligned in the marketplace, the statistics do not lie: dollar for dollar, the Hotpoint value brand stands up well against the competition. Particularly in the traditional freezer-over configuration, these units fair well when evaluated on overall performance and cost. Apart from traditional fridge freezers, there is even a Hotpoint stainless steel freezer in this firms lineup.
Stainless fridges offer a host of benefits. With many great brands to select from, there is one that is right for every kitchen.