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Stackable Freezer Baskets

Stackable Freezer Baskets are a great asset for anyone with a large chest freezer or an upright freezer that is in need or organization; the benefits of a set of freezer baskets in keeping a freezer in order are difficult to overstate.
This is especially true if you have a deep chest freezer, which do not come with the built-in freezer bins that help in the organization of upright models.
One popular model is the Grayline Housewares 604 Deep Storage Basket. These wire baskets works great in deep chest freezers when bought as a set and when ordered via Amazon are available at a small discount when purchased in large quantities. These white storage baskets are made of sturdy wire with a white vinyl coating for your protection, and incorporate carry-all handles for easy portability.
A good wire basket choice for upright freezers is the 2 Pack Stacking Baskets (White). These sturdy stacking freezer baskets come in pairs specifically designed to rest on top of each other, and do a great job of converting upright freezer shelving into smaller more useful compartments.
But for those looking for a good set of stackable freezer baskets for their home, it can be difficult to find a source. This article aims to help you with that issue.
Durability should not be an issue with these wire storage baskets, as they are made of vinyl coated steel which should last you for years to come.
Another popular product for freezer organization is the white Storage Basket – Set of 2 (White) available at Amazon. This particular high quality product is made of epoxy-coated wire for exceptional durability and long-life.
These extremely versatile white wire freezer baskets are a great solution for both chest freezer storage and for upright freezer storage. They are also useful for a wide range of other non-cooling applications.
While not specifically intended as a freezer storage solutions many people swear by the Spectrum 47870 Small Storage Basket, Chrome as exceptional freezer baskets. These high end baskets have a strong wire grid design with chrome finish, and incorporate an ID label holder ideal for labeling the contents of your wire freezer basket.

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Ovens Reviews

Sub Zero Wolf E Series Wall Ovens

Wolfs most recent product offering (circa 2012) is there stunning black glass E series wall ovens. These appliances are being released in both double and single oven models, making them ideal for almost any installation.
All model types in the E Series oven range feature dual convection fans along with a generous 10 different cooking modes. Install for these appliances is very classy, as the built in design ensures the ovens front is flush with the surrounding wooden cabinetry, providing a truly integrated visually appealing look. If you have a Sub Zero integrated refrigerator, these new Wolf ovens are a perfect match.
The SO30-2F/S, SO30-2U/S and SO30-2G/B collection of single ovens weigh in at 270 pounds – so installation is definitely not a do it yourself job. If you opt for the double ovens – DO30-2F/S, DO30-2U/S or DO30-2G/B then you are talking 460 pounds of heavy duty cooking appliance.
Amongst the cooking modes offered with these Wolf ovens are the traditional – roast, broil, bake – more modern – convection roast, convection broil, convection back – and unique. With an optional accessory, these stoves also offer a bake stone cook mode, dehydrate, and also proof. The convection modes are very popular, as they make use of air movement inside the oven – and around the food – to speed up cooking; convection heating also encourages browning of the food, something very desirable when you are roasting a chicken (for example).
The interior of the oven is lovely and easily maintained Cobalt blue porcelain, and they feature a healthy selection of adjustable oven racks. Halogen lighting enables easy monitoring of the contents of the oven through the large double paned viewing window (or windows in the case of the dual oven models).
As you would expect from a manufacturer of Wolfs’ standing, features such as delayed start, self-clean and Sabbath mode are all included standard. Not only this, but the door hinges are designed with balance in mind to ensure easy opening and closing of the oven doors.
Pricing for these units is not cheap, and you will need to contact a dealer once they are released to get an exact quote.   For examples of the types of prices Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances generally go for read this article.
Wolf is famed for its high quality cooking appliances, and these new E-Series wall ovens are sure to further establish this manufacturer as one of the leaders in premium cooking solutions.
 
 

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Freezers Reviews

Mini Ice Cube Trays

If you are looking for a great alternative to expensive machines for making ice nuggets, this 60 Mini Cube Plastic Ice Tray may be ideal for you.
With a capacity of up to 60 small nuggets of ice, it is the ideal budget solution for making ice pellets. These units can be picked up for only a few dollars at Amazon, and if you purchase three of four you will have enough to chill drinks for a large party.
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The small cubes created by this budget ice tray can even be placed into a decent blender if you are mixing up a cold drink. If you have ever tried blending full sized ice-cube you will know that it is not something that every blender can handle.

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Refrigerator Review Considerations

When it comes time to buy a new fridge freezer for your home, it is important to thoroughly review refrigerators you are contemplating for purchase. You cannot simply go out and buy the first refrigeration option you see in stores, there are many factors to be considered first. Something as simple as buying too large a fridge could mean it doesn’t fit in your kitchen!  Here I list a brief checklist of some the more important items to consider.
Refrigerator Size
How large is the refrigerator you are looking at?  The first factor to consider is if you will be able to fit it into your home and your kitchen. A full set of measurements of the desired install space should be collected before going refrigerator shopping.
Also, take note of any access restrictions that might cause issues during delivery. Is your hallway narrow? Are there tight stairwells between the street and your apartment?  While have a large fridge freezer is great, they are of no use if they cannot fit into your home.
Ratio of Fridge to Freezer Space
Analyze your current refrigeration solution. Where do you currently find yourself space constrained?  Is your freezer always full, but your refrigerator half empty?  This suggests you need to purchase a replacement model that has a larger proportion of freezer versus refrigerator space than your current model.
If you purchase – or hunt for – bulk meat then a large freezer is going to be critical for you. If your diet consists largely of fresh produce, then the freezer may not be important to you. You will instead be interested in generously sized vegetable crispers.
Refrigerator Configuration
Stylistic preferences also come into play. Some people are happy with the traditional top freezer mounted devices, while others will accept nothing than the latest trend of French Door Style fridge freezers.
Do you prefer the freezer at the top or the bottom of the fridge?  Do you prefer them to be side-by-side?  What about color and finish?  There are options available in white, black, stainless steel and more.
Refrigerator Freezer Functionality
All fridges work a little differently. Before buying a new appliance, take some time to check out the controls. Is the thermostat easily accessible and easy to adjust? If not, consider if that matters to you.
Many modern – and more expensive – refrigerators have multiple temperature zones that claim to help preserve foods better. Do useful sounding features like this sound beneficial to you? If so, they may be worth looking for.
Refrigerator Energy Usage
Often overlooked is the energy usage of a modern refrigerator. While a not more efficient than fridge freezers of old, they still do consume quite a bit of electricity. Investing in an Energy Star rated model can help reduce the operating cost of your unit over the years that you will own it.
Refrigerator Pricing
Of course, no refrigerator review would be complete without factoring in the units cost. Sometimes a particular model may seem great for you, but it is just too expensive to be a rational purchase.
However, do not be tempted to compromise on must have functionality simply to save a few dollars on a cheap refrigerator. It is important to take the price of the unit into account with the other factors discussed above, and not focus solely on the dollar number.
 

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Looking for the Best Ice Cream Freezers?

An ice cream freezer is a very popular appliance, but there is often a little bit of confusion when shopping for them as more than one type of appliance might be called this. Part of the reason for this is that many people refer to an ice cream maker or an ice cream machine as being the same thing as an ice cream freezer. While the first two certainly have a part of the machine that acts like a freezer (otherwise they wouldn’t be able to make ice cream at all), normally when someone is thinking about an ice cream freezer you’re talking about a business appliance for an ice cream truck, convenience store, or ice cream shop. However technically the freezer that helps produce soft serve ice cream can also be referred to as an ice cream freezer, so this article will cover both common types.
The commercial display ice cream freezers
These are the kind that many people are used to seeing. These are box freezers specifically designed to hold ice cream and other frozen products, and include glass tops to allow customers to see what’s inside. These are very common in convenience stores, gas stations, and ice cream stores. Several different styles are also offered depending on the specific needs of the retailer. For example, in a convenience store normally the freezer will be a simple rectangular box model with sliding doors at the top which allows a customer to see what they want, then open those doors and grab whatever tickles their fancy.
On the other hand, the kind you see in an ice cream store like a Cold Stone’s or a Baskin Robins are going to be different. These will be set up in a similar way, but with an additional glass shield so customers can see what is on offer, but then the worker behind the counter is the one who has to scoop out the ice cream from their side. There are even some ice cream stores that may have both types of freezers on hand and many different businesses find these useful.
Soft serve ice cream freezers
One way to think about this type of ice cream freezer is to imagine it as more of an ice cream maker slash ice cream freezer. These machines are very commonly seen in ice cream stores as well, and even in general restaurants who also serve ice cream. These freezers are generally silver in appearance and look like a long rectangle shape. The ingredients are mixed in the back, the freezer does its work, and soft serve ice cream ends up being the result. These sometimes appear as much larger “bulk freezers” where a lot of ice cream can be mixed at once. This is a common practice for ice cream shops or stores that specialize in blizzards, flavored ice cream, or any other type of set up where a lot of vanilla has flavors and additions added in to create the complete project. These can come in very small sizes or in very large sizes, depending on the specific need of the business.
Other types of ice cream freezers
Most of the other ice cream freezers are one variety or the other of those two types, and can include the large shelved units you see in grocery stores that sell ice cream, although those are usually just referred to as large or walk in display freezers and not specifically as ice cream freezers.
For large display ice cream freezers the prices can start as low as $1,300 and run as high as $12,000 for the newer and most top of the line models, while the smaller ice cream freezers that also provide soft serve ice cream often start up around $4,500 and can go upwards of $16,000 or even higher.

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ARB Fridge Freezer Review

ARB refrigerator freezers are fridges that a lot of people request information on, and for good reason. These portable fridges and freezers serve a great niche market, and makes the portable movement of food that needs to remain cold for safety reasons easier than ever before. It should be no surprise that ARB fridge freezer reviews are used by everyone from avid outdoorsmen to major companies funding exploratory projects in the wilderness. There are many reasons that the ARB portable fridge freezer is popular, and this article will help break down the options that you have when shopping from this company.
The new ARB fridge freezers review extremely positively, which is good news for fans of this brand who were worried about the new models going downhill. These are considered by many 4 wheeling enthusiasts to be one of the most versatile portable models of car refrigerator freezers in the world, and they are in fact sold all across the world with especially strong followings in the United States and Australia.
General Improvements
Starting with the general improvements for this model, fans of the ARB will be glad to know that the most common complaint (a “quirky” hinge system) was one of the first issues addressed and the new model seals easily to provide maximum effective cooling without any hassle or headaches from trying to make it seal correctly.

A second addition is a clear LED monitor that makes it easy to check on temperature and settings. New specialized plastic molding means these freezers are designed to be able to take more of a beating like regular coolers, but still have the actual effectiveness of a refrigerator freezer. These models also come in three different sizes to accommodate the different needs of various outdoor enthusiasts and groups. Worthy of note is the integrated battery protection system which includes an adjustable voltage cutoff to protect your vehicles battery from being run down too far.
Other notable improvements which come with all models of the new portable ARB refrigerator freezer include:

  • Improved temperature control
  • Ice free freezing
  • Rounded corners and edges (to protect vehicle seats and minimize chances of a cut)
  • Compact size
  • Deep design to accommodate bottles
  • 12V DC or 24V DC for car battery or solar setups

These fridge freezers enjoy a strong reputation for a reason, and even better are the three different models and sizes which increase your purchasing options.
The 3 Models Available
Arb Refrigerator In The Wild
First of all, it is important to note in this ARB fridge freezer review that the same sized ARB models will have different model numbers depending on whether you are looking at the American version or the Australian version. However, if you go by size then this simplifies the process since there are three distinctive sizes to the ARB fridge freezer and differing model numbers can still refer to the same ARB portable freezer.
33 Quarts: In the United States the 33 quart ARB freezer is model MT35F-AL, but the Australian model will be MT35FARB. These portable freezers weigh 46 pounds and measure in at 16 inches of height, 24 inches wide, and 14 inches deep, allowing for plenty of storage space for the average outdoor enthusiast.
42 Quarts: The Unites States model number for a 42 quart ARB fridge freezer is MT45F-AL while Australia’s equivalent model will be MT45FARB. This 42 quart model is the mid range version of this freezer based on size, and only weighs 53 pounds, which is not that large a jump over the 33 quart model considering the large increase in storage. The dimensions for this model measure in at: 20 inches tall, 24 inches wide, and 14 inches deep.
63 Quarts: Any good ARB fridge freezer review will tell you that the 63 quart model is the largest of the three currently offered by the company. The United States model number is MT60F-AL while Australian markets will look for MT60FARB. This portable fridge freezer gives plenty of storage space with dimensions of over 17 inches in height, 31 inches in width, and 19 inches in depth. This model also weighs in at 70 pounds, so make sure you have someone with the strength to haul it.
Additional ARB Accessories
New for September 2011 is the ARB fridge/freezer slide, available for both their 37 quart and 50 quart models. With a 175lb load bearing capacity, this latest incarnation of the ARB refrigerator slide allows your fridge to be easily rolled out of the back of your vehicle. This is great functionality to have as it provides easy access to your freezer – letting you add or remove items without contortions. It even provides the ability to remove the entire basket for easy loading and unloading.
When combined with the ARB tie down system, this piece of equipment is great for off-road use; capable of standing up to even the roughest 4WD terrain.

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Kenmore Elite Refrigerator Reviews

Kenmore Elite refrigerators are an extremely popular range of appliances which get a wide array of review scores depending on the exact model or website you visit. This is one case where the general brand might be well known and has a strong following, but when you’re looking at a specific model of Kenmore Elite fridge you might want to take special note of the specific model number as some models score especially high while others don’t do quite as well.

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This huge difference can be easily noticed simply by looking at the difference in consumer reviews from major review websites. The Sears website has them ranked with a score of 3.87 out of 5.00 which sounds pretty darn good, but Viewpoints has them ranked them lower around 3.5 and if you trust epinions instead, the score is much lower at only 2 and a half stars out of 5. Because of this, you can see that the difference in final scores among Kenmore Elite refrigerator reviews has to be based somewhat on the differences between the various models available. The Kenmore Elite 23 cubic feet side by side refrigerator is not going to be the same as the Kenmore 73503 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator, for example.
While each individual model is going to differ, when it comes to reviewing Kenmore Elite refrigerators some trends do seem to pop up when it comes to general pros and cons. Going over each section briefly:
Pros of many Kenmore Elite refrigerators
Some of the most common positives mentioned about the Kenmore Elite line is that these fridges tend to be plenty large with a lot of storage space and long lasting to boot. These two positives are enough for most people, as everyone wants a fridge that is going to have plenty of space and last a long time. In addition, they are noted for being easy to clean, easy to use, and affordable compared to many comparable models offered by other companies.
Cons of many Kenmore Elite refrigerators
While the pros definitely outweigh the cons when it comes to the Kenmore Elite brand, it’s important to know that some consumers haven’t had as good an experience as all the positive reviews might indicate. A few individuals have complained that some models of the Kenmore are noisy, particularly when the motor kicks in to decrease the temperature. Others have argued that their fridge was not as energy efficient as advertised, and while this last point is minor: some surfaces are not magnet friendly. If you put a lot of important family notes on the fridge, this can definitely become an issue. Whether or not that’s enough to be a deal breaker will depend on each individual.
The verdict from Kenmore Elite refrigerator reviews?
When it comes to Kenmore Elite fridges and freezers, the general consensus from the majority of reviews is that this is a solid brand with many good individual models worth taking a chance on. They are not commercial grade and thus are affordable, and the benefits of a well organized, spacious, and long lasting refrigerator should not be ignored.

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Jenn-Air-JS42PPDUD-Builtin-Refrigerator-Review

The Jenn-Air JS42PPDUD is a high-end and high-performance refrigerator freezer competing squarely with top-end produces from expensive manufacturers including Thermador, Sub Zero, Viking and Miele.
A 42″ built-in side-by-side refrigerator, this Jenn Air refrigerator has an MSRP of $7200 dollars placing it at a lower price point than some of their competition. With an attractive stainless steel finish, it comes loaded with features. Capacity of this unit is 9.4 cubic feet for the freezer, and 15.9 cu. ft. for the refrigerator.
Included are items such as:

  • PUR water filter built in to the removable base grill to save on storage space
  • High precision temperature management system with variable speed compressor for maximum efficiency
  • Advanced Climate Control technology storage bin for most effective food preservation
  • 4 spill-proof glass shelves and 2 crisper drawers ensure the contents are easily and safely organized
  • Full sized gallon door bin and 4 full width adjustable door bins maximize the available capactiy in the refrigerator and freezer doors
  • Builtin cubed & crushed ice/water dispenser
  • Glass touch electronic controls come with an LED display

One unique feature is the QuickMeasure functionality. This allows the user of the fridge to measure out a programmed quantity of water in cups, liters or ounces. This comes in very handy in meal preparation in your kitchen.
This commercial quality refrigerator features large handles, and tough diamond etched grips. While the stainless steel finish is visually very appealing, it does hold fingerprints very easily. This means the occasional wipedown will be needed to keep it clean. Overall this is not much of a negative however.
While the price of seven thousand dollars make its rather expensive, many buyers find the full feature set worth the money. They are a cheaper option than pricey Sub-Zero refrigerators, but cost considerably more than less expensive brands such as Kenmore and Frigidaire refrigerators.

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Discovering The Miele Refrigerator

Miele is a brand that has long been known for quality and for providing quality service. That’s why many of those looking for a new fridge or freezer turn to the brand. But what, exactly, does Miele offer in the way of refrigerators? More importantly, is a Miele refrigerator a good investment for your household and needs? Take a look at two of the most popular models of Miele refrigerators on the market to see if this line of appliance is right for you.
Miele Independence KF1901
If you’re looking for a quality fridge that’s both well-designed and well-built, consider investing in this model of Miele refrigerator. This fridge is over the top in everything it does and is built to last. The cooling mechanism can drastically lower temperature for an extended amount of time, keeping food fresh. Each drawer also has individual cooling features. RemoteVision creates a virtual link between your appliances and a help center, Miele service representatives are available the moment a problem occurs. Well-built hinges can carry 200 pounds easily for over 200,000 door swings, mechanics designed to last. A dual compressor system also means that your fridge and freezer will be cooled as efficiently as possible. Two separate systems also mean that flavors won’t roam compartment to compartment. This fridge consumes 443 kW of energy per year.
Customers seem to simply adore this fridge. Strong hinges keep the doors in place while a “whisper quiet” motor keeps your food cool. Customers also love that each cooling unit has its own compressor to maximize cooling efficiency. Shelving is reported to be easy to remove and clean. Controls are also easy and effective, a variety of settings allowing you to customize your fridge’s performance (even to precisely suit the items you have in your fridge with MasterCool features). Overall, customers love this fridge and recommend it highly. The $8,000 price tag, though, is a setback for some.
Miele Independence K1801
Perhaps you don’t want a fridge and freezer combo for you next kitchen cooling appliance. The Miele Independence 1801 model is the perfect option for you, priced at around $5,000. Instead of having a separate fridge and freezer compartment built into one appliance, this fridge utilizes a floor-up fridge design without a freezer built in. This allows you to install your freezer separately or not at all, depending on your needs.
The main attraction to this refrigerator only model is that it contains all of the features that our previous combination model has. Both of these appliances were designed with the chef in mind. They contain ClearView, design that allows you to see every nook and cranny in your refrigerator. This model also contains MasterCool, a feature that adjusts and maintains fridge specs based on what items you have stored in your fridge. Halogen lighting also ensures that all of your fridge’s contents will be well-lighted and visible. Drop and lock shelves and drawers are also adjusted with only one hand, perfect when you’re juggling more than one task all at once.
The Miele Brand
Basically, Miele is a brand to be trusted with all of your appliances. For years, this company has produced top notch products that are investments for life. Even though these models of Miele refrigerator and freezer combos and separates are quite expensive, they’re an investment for the long run. Added features that ease storage and keep food tasting great for longer are an added bonus.

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Frigidaire GLFH17F8HB Gallery Series Upright Freezer Review

When it comes to upright freezer models, there are literally dozens if not hundreds of different models to choose from out there. Deciding on the right appliance can be difficult, especially if you don’t know much about a company, its reputation, or its history. However, online resources make it easy to research the actual experiences many consumers have had with a product and finding a good Frigidaire GLFH17F8HB Gallery Series Upright Freezer review, for example, is probably easier than it’s ever been. While this might seem hard to believe at first glance, when you’re talking about a popular model from the Frigidaire Gallery series, it makes reviews even easier to track down because of just how many there have been.
Frigidaire freezers are among some of the best known and popular among consumers. Because of this, it’s not surprising to find that there are hundreds of consumer reviews online for many of the models of stand up freezers that Frigidaire produces. However, not everyone is going to be satisfied with just a few lines from a consumer. For a more extensive Frigidaire GLFH17F8HB Gallery Series Upright Freezer review you’ve come to the right place!
Appearance
The appearance of the Frigidaire GLFH17F8HB upright freezer is simple but elegant with a black outside finish. The inside reveals a simple but functional set up with three baskets and three shelves.
Details or Specs
This model of freezer offers 16.6 cubic feet of storage space and the door features a small alarm that goes off if the door is open too long, helping to prevent anyone from accidentally leaving the freezer door open. The freezer is well lit, allowing for an easy search no matter how much frozen food is being stored inside of the unit.
Average Customer Reviews
One of the major selling points of the Gallery Series GLFH17F8HB upright freezer is that the average customer reviews for this model are extremely positive across many different review sites. As of 2011 this freezer had four and a half stars out of five from thousands of customer reviews across sites like Amazon.com, AJ Madison, Abt Electronics & Appliances, and Full House Appliances. The overwhelming consensus is that this is a very good model of freezer, with most complaints being relatively minor, such as “wish it was fingerprint proof” or “easy to smudge front requires cleaning.”
Average Price Range
No Frigidaire GLFH17F8HB Gallery Series Upright Freezer review would be complete without the average price range for these appliances. Retail prices can actually vary quite a bit on this model, with many advertised online retail rates varying from $535 on the low end up to $728 on the high end.
If this particular model does not meet your needs, do not forget that there is  a wide range of other Frigidaire refrigerators and freezers available.