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Originally posted. January 15, 2011
Women in Refrigerators is a trope recognized in comic books, originally in 1999 by a group of comic fans. It refers to the death or disempowerment of main female comic book characters to advance the plotline of a male character.
The name refers to Green Lantern character Alex DeWitt – the girlfriend of titular character Kyle Rayner – being killed by a series villain and unceremoniously shoved into a refrigerator for him to discover. Disposing of a female character by placing the woman in freezers or refrigerators is a long-recognized plot driver in many other forms of pop media, and serves to develop the main character (who is usually male) by having him confront the death of his girlfriend or close female associate. Forms of this ‘second character refrigeration’ are frequently utilized in many stories.
Given five minutes to think, most of us can remember a slew of television shows or movies, particularly of the action-adventure variety, where the male protagonist’s girlfriend or love interest is held hostage, terrorized, or otherwise mauled by the villain of the piece. The female character is thus reduced to a disposable tool that drives the male protagonist’s storyline, rather than being developed as a fully-formed, three-dimensional character in her own right, with her own motivations and story. Rachel in the Batman series, Lady Flash, Rogue from X-Men; the list goes on, and on, and on. Less actual protagonists and more pretty accessories for the male character, these women all exemplify the treatment that female characters tend to receive in pop culture. How often do you see a male comic book character brutalized or tortured in a villain’s lair, only to be rescued by a bad-ass woman? Not often.
The creation of the original Women in Refrigerators list caused many comic book authors to react with hostility, but many more to consider the short-shrift that they themselves had given their female characters. The phenomenon began an ongoing discussion in comic book circles about the treatment of female characters, which continues to this day. Since then there have been many more strong and independent female comic book superheroes, in the vein of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Tank Girl. Still, though, the trend is skewed toward male protagonists and their vulnerable female sidekicks and squeezes. Whether things have improved since the creation of the trope remains to be seen, but it certainly made many fans and creators more aware of the screaming, helpless lady in comic books.
Originally posted. March 22, 2011
True Manufacturing produces a wide range of refrigerators and freezers suitable for almost every business imaginable. The lineup of commercial True refrigerator freezers is incredibly extensive, and contains some of the most sought after commercial refrigerators available today.
The True Manufacturing T-49 T-series commercial refrigerators are very popular with many business owners. This two door reach in refrigerator boasts 49 cubic feet of storage, providing commercial scale capacity for your operation. True fridges use a bottom mount compressor which makes maintenance and service of the unit easier.
As a commercial fridge these True T49 appliances have many exceptional features. The oversized refrigeration system holds storage temperatures to just above freezing – 33°F to 38°F (.5°C to 3.3°C). This low temperature provides for an extended freshness for the product within that will not be found in lesser models. The doors incorporate recessed handles, and self-closing door locks. Combined with a rugged 300 series stainless steel finish and highly effective insulation this True refrigerator is meets all government mandated energy efficiency standards.
The units’ default shelving configuration includes six heavy duty wires shelves PVC coated fully adjustable to your storage needs. Each shelf can safely hold close to 250 pounds of merchandise, making them the ideal storage solution for a high volume food service environment.
Apart from the T-49 refrigerator, True also manufactures an equivalent commercial freezer unit of similar size and quality the T-49F true freezer. True freezers T49F 2 door bottom mounted reach-in freezer is the ideal appliance for large scale storage of frozen products for your establishment.
The T49 comes in a variety of different configurations to suit varying applications. One model, the T-49PT is a pass through model. With a pair of doors on both the front and the back, it can be easily accessed from either side in a large meal prep area.
Also available is a four door unit of the same size and specs. This True refrigerator is also available in both ‘reach in’ (the T-49-4) and a ‘pass thru’ (T494PT) design.
While the T49 is one of the more popular commercial True refrigerators, it is but one of many they offer. Similar units are available in smaller sizes (The T-23 and T-35) and also in a larger 3 door the T72 seventy two cubic feet range.
They also carry a full range of display refrigerators the GDM group of appliances – and glass door display freezers for displaying merchandise easily in any retail environment. Another offering is refrigerated curved glass display cases such as the TCGR-59-CD.
For the business owner looking to invest in high quality cooling appliances, True refrigeration has a great range of industrial strength commercial refrigeration and commercial freezer products to select from. It is well worthwhile considering a True refrigerator for your business.
Originally posted. July 26, 2010
One of the largest names in the manufacture of Ice Machines is Manitowoc. While their equipment is not cheap it is certainly very capable. Even the most modest Manitowoc ice machine is capable of tremendous ice production. Some of the more popular Manitowoc icemakers are discussed below.
Manitowoc Self Contained Cube Ice Machines
SM50 – This unit looks more like a refrigerator than an ice maker, making it a great choice for situations where cosmetics are important. Coming preinstalled with a water filter it can produce 50lbs of ice per day, with storage for 25 pounds.
QM Series – These small units are at the low end of this firms selection. The QM30A and QM45A both retail for a little over 3000 USD. With outputs of 52 and 65 lbs/day, and a storage capacity of respectively 30 and 33lbs, these units are the perfect solution for where compact yet self contained ice production is required.
130 Series/210 Series/270 Series A series of relatively large production ice-makers designed for installation under counters; these units are designed for use as backup ice-makers or for where space is limited.
Each model in this range is available in four configurations; two where the condenser is cooled by air and two higher production units where the condenser cooling is water based. Within these different models you have the additional choice of either dice or half-dice shaped ice cubes.
The 130 series line-up consists of the QD0132A and QY0134A air cooled units (90lbs/day, 80lbs storage), and the QD0133W and QY0135W water cooled options (123lbs/day, 80lbs storage).
The 210 series equivalents are the QD0212A and QY0214A air cooled condenser models (155lbs/day, 80lbs storage), and the QD0213W and QY0215W water cooled alternatives (190lbs/day, 80 lbs storage).
The 270 series models are the air cooled condenser QD0272A and QY0274A (215lbs/day, 110lbs storage), and the water cooled condenser QD0273W and QY0275W units (245lbs/day, 110lbs storage)
Manitowoc Self Contained Flake Ice Machines
20″ Width Flake Ice Maker The RF0244A and RF0266A flake ice machines produce up to 150lbs of ice flakes per day. They feature an included storage capacity of 40 and 60 pounds respectively. These models are suitable for small restaurants or other applications – with modest ice flake needs.
30″ Width Flake Ice Maker With air cooled condensers; the RF0388A and RF0399A are larger versions of the two twenty inch units discussed previously. These models have a production capacity of 270lbs/day, and can respectively store 90 or 120 pound of ice-flakes. When even this level of ice production is insufficient, the QF0406A is capable of creating 300lbs/day of flaked ice.
Manitowoc Ice Dispensers
For some applications appearance and sanitary concerns are paramount. This line is designed specifically for that market, and is appealingly styled with stainless steel to eliminate the industrial look. The Manitowoc “push for ice” dispensing system is designed to reduce the amount of ice that is spilled.
Floor Standing Ice Dispensers are available in both 22 inch and 30 inch wide models, Manitowoc offers a range of these types of ice dispensers that offer various means of securing access. They can be configured to dispense ice at the push of a button, insertion of coins, or by use of a hotel key room card. These units need to be connected to an ice machine, or else manually reloaded.
22″ Floor Standing Ice The SPA160 (Push button), SCA163 (Coin operated) and SRA164 (Room card) models provide 120 lbs of ice storage capacity and are ideal for low volume solutions where appearance is key.
30″ Floor Standing Ice The larger SPA310 (Push button), SCA330 (Coin operated) and SRA340 (Card key) models allow a total of 180lbs of stored ice for higher volume applications.
Floor Standing Ice and Water Dispensers The SFA191 and SFA292 offer 120lb and 160lbs of capacity, but apart from the basic ice storage capacity also offer a water dispensing valve. As per the units above, these units need to be manually reloaded if an ice machine is not attached.
Countertop Nugget These models combine an ice machine and dispenser in one. Designed for use with large cups they can dispense nugget ice, water, or a combination of the two. The SN12A (lever operated) and SN12AT (sensor operated) product up to 325lbs/day and have 12lbs of ice storage. The large SN20AT can store 20lbs of ice.
Manitowoc Modular Flake Ice Machines
Flake machines from Manitowoc produce small flaked fragments of ice ideal for rapidly cooling objects. These are ideal for presentations of items that need to remain chilled. All models of this type are modular, and bin units must be purchased separately.
RF300 Series The RF0300A is a head only ice making unit capable of producing 259 pound of ice per day, and should be purchased in conjunction with a B400 or B570 storage bin.
RF600 Series A larger version of the RF300, the RF0650A has a 540lbs/day production capacity; it also requires a separate bin for ice storage
RF1200 Series These massive flake ice machines are paired with the B400, B470 or B970 ice bin units. The air cooled RF1200A and water cooled RF1200W have massive flake production rates of 864lb/day and 1004lbs/day respectively.
Manitowoc Modular Cube Ice Machines
Modular ice cube machines from Manitowoc offer the flexibility of pairing the desired ice production rate with a storage bin that offers the reserve storage capacity appropriate for a particular application.
22″ Width S322 Series The SD0322A and SY0324A offer air cooled ice cube (of half dice cube) production of 250lbs/day. Similar units where the condenser is water cooled the SD0323W and SY0325W provide 290 pounds of daily output.
22″ Width S422 Series The SD0422A, SY0424A, SD0423W and SY0425W offer roughly 30% higher throughput rates than the S322 series. Both these lines are recommended for purchase along with the B320 or B340 ice bins.
30″ Width S300 Series Similar in capacity – but wider and shorter in size to the S322 models the SD0302A, SY0304A, SD0303W and SY0305W are ideally matched with either the B170 or B400 Manitowoc ice bin.
30″ Width S450 Series Perfectly paired with the B400 or B570, the S450 series offers roughly 400lbs/day of ice cube production. This range is available as the SD0452A, SY0454A (air cooled) or SD0453W, SY0455W (water cooled) units.
Clearly there is no shortage of options to choose from when it comes to Manitowoc ice machines. Their hardware is not cheap; but when reliable ice production is mission critical, it pays to invest in quality.
Originally posted. April 5, 2011
A Tesco fridge freezer is an indispensable item for business owners running retail stores that sell perishable products like frozen dairy products, soft drinks and sandwiches. They serve an important role in increasing the shelf life of dairy and non-dairy food products alike.
There are a number of Fridge Freezer providers active in the market place, but one of the best European suppliers is Tesco. The retail giant Tesco has been providing quality Fridge Freezers over the years at unbelievable price. Their line arm, Tesco Direct, now provides customers both commercial and residential to shop for great deals on cheap refrigerators directly on this retailers website without ever visiting a high street store.
Not surprisingly, Tesco offers all sorts of different refrigerator freezer models. You can buy a fridge freezer with the freezer at the bottom, a fridge freezer with freezer at the top, or even an American style side-by-side fridge freezer. Also available is a selection of chest freezers, undercounter refrigerators, and even tall larder freezers.
Tesco probably sells the most number of fridges with bottom freezers; they sell some of the top refrigerator brands. These include Hotpoint, Beko, Indesit, Fridgemaster, Caple and Frigidaire; collectively some of the best refrigerator brands available. Tesco provides amazing offers on some of the top brands such as Hot Point; by opting for the club card, savings potential are increased, as club card holders can accumulate points for the purchases they make in Tesco.
In the bottom mount freezer Hotpoint FF4DX, the top compartment has a capacity of 300 liters for storing fresh food while the bottom compartment has a capacity of 110 liters for storing frozen products. For top mounts the refrigerator review for the Whirlpool selection are excellent.
With respect to the side-by-side fridge freezers Tesco supplies offers quality brands including Whirlpool and Bosch. The storage volume of the refrigerated compartment can go up to 320 liters, and the capacity of the freezer up to 120 liters; offering ample storage for hungry families.
With its large selection, Tesco offers wide range of the best fridge brands available at discount prices. They are a great option either online or in store for anyone planning their next fridge freezer purchase.
Originally posted. October 7, 2011
Information on GE refrigerator prices is critical for anyone shopping for an appliance of this type.
Thankfully, GE has such a wide range of fridge freezers available for purchase that they have models at every price point. Decide upon the appropriate category of refrigerator for your application, and review the prices for each as listed below.
GE Side-By-Side Refrigerator Prices
A staple of the modern kitchen is the American style fridge freezer. GE’s product line-up has a solid selection of these appliances. At the lower end, the MSRP of the GSH25JGBBB, GSH25JGBCC and GSH25JGBWW 25.3 cubic foot refrigerators start at $1150. These particular models are generously featured feature freestanding fridges.
The most expensive side by side refrigerator from GE is the PSB48YSXSS. This very high-end unit has an MSRP of just under $7000, putting it in the stratospheric range of expensive brands such as Sub-Zero price wise. This particular stainless steel GE refrigerator freezer is a full 48″ Side-by-side unit and is fully built-in for a seamless installation.
GE Top Freezer Refrigerator Prices
Top mounted freezer units are a modest design than side-by-sides, and the cost of these refrigerators reflects that. The cheapest unit the GTS18ABBRWW has a capacity of 18.1 cubic feet, and an MSRP of only $550; bump the price up to $600 and the GTJ18EBBBB energy star refrigerator is still a very reasonably priced option.
The cream of the crop in the GE Top-Freezer refrigerator selection is the GE profile PTS25SHSSS. This 25 cubic foot unit is relatively large for the top mounted freezer form factor, and its recommended retail price is $2100. Note that these units like many others are often eligible for GE appliance rebates, especially when purchased as part of package.
GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerators Prices
Shoppers seeking an attractive bottom-freezer refrigerator from GE will be well served by the moderately priced GBSC0HBXCC, GBSC0HBXBB or GBSC0HBXWW models. At $1100 MSRP these Energy Star rated devices are the cheapest refrigerator of this style from GE.
The GE Profile PGCS1PJZSS, on the other hand, is considerably more expensive. This beautiful stainless steel fridge features an attractive stainless steel finish, beautiful freezer drawers, and ample high-end features. Being a counter-depth refrigerator is has a relatively modest capacity of just over 20 cubic feet, but for those who value that type of styling the $3300 MSRP may be appealing.
GE Compact Refrigerator Prices
When a good deal is important, GE compact refrigerator pricing makes them very competitive offerings. The GE Spacemaker model GMR02BANWW is a small fridge with only 1.7 cubic feet of capacity. With a recommended price of $144, this unit makes a great dorm refrigerator, home office fridge, or cheap mini bar fridge.
At the high-end, the GMR06AAZBB lists for $339. With 5.7 cu. Ft. of capacity, this refrigerator is the most expensive in the admittedly limited – GE mini refrigerator selection.
Clearly, with the wide diversity of GE fridge freezers available for purchase, the cost of GE refrigerators varies greatly. However, no matter what a purchaser’s budget they will easily find GE refrigerator prices they can afford.
Originally posted. April 15, 2011
The Whirlpool W1TXEMMW top freezer refrigerator seems to be perfectly geared towards small families or couples that need a reliable fridge but is still budget friendly. It has all the essentials that anyone expects in current refrigerator models these days, but if you’re looking for some premium features like a water dispenser, dual cooling systems, and air/water filters, then you’re going to have to do without those (or else upgrade to a higher end model).
When it comes to storage options, it is safe to say that most users will be satisfied with the variety of this model. The Whirlpool W1TXEMMW top freezer refrigerator comes in with a gross 20.9 cu. ft. capacity which it divides between the main food compartment (14.5 cu. ft.) and the top mounted freezer compartment (6.5 cu. ft.). There are several bins and shelves on the door to accommodate an assortment of bottles, cartons, and other food or drink containers.
In addition, there are four SpillMizer glass shelves in the main compartment to carry more of your food items. These spill-proof shelves are winners in minimizing spills and leaks from your jars, cans, and bottles, and it makes cleaning up a breeze as compared to mopping up all sorts of dripping stuff that has puddled up at the bottom of the fridge.
The Whirlpool W1TXEMMW top freezer refrigerator also has a meat pan included inside the main compartment, and there are two crisper bins at the bottom to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh, safe, and perfectly delicious for days. Fruits generally require a different environment as compared to vegetables, so you will appreciate the dual humidity controls for each crisper drawer. Keep in mind that most fruits prefer a low-humidity environment, while veggies need higher humidity levels to stay crisp and fresh.
You will find two storage shelves inside the freezer compartment itself, plus two more shelves on the door for additional food or drink storage options. The Whirlpool W1TXEMMW also has an ice maker (installed at the factory) which is sure to be a hit with users who love mixing cold drinks.
You will also be glad to know that the Whirlpool W1TXEMMW fridge freezer is Energy Star certified. This means that your energy consumption and expenses will be reduced by as much as one-third, without sacrificing features, style, and comfort, as compared to using a refrigerator model that does not carry Energy Star certification.
With regards to appearances, the model looks and feels clean and smooth to operate, but if you want a model with counter-depth style, you need to look somewhere else. The protective coating on this model is very durable, although it is not made of stainless steel. This is probably an effort to prevent raising the costs and therefore the price of the appliance.
Overall, the Whirlpool W1TXEMMW top freezer refrigerator is a budget-friendly model that carries all of the essentials that you will need. Some premium features are sacrificed in exchange for affordability, but if you belong in its target market, it’s not likely that you’ll be missing such features like a water filter, an air filter, or a water and ice dispenser.
Originally posted. June 5, 2011
If you are in the market for a Dyna Glo Heater there are many different offerings in their model line.
From small portable Propane heaters through industrial strength Kerosene Forced Air, Dyna Glo Delux heaters are available to suit every need.
The Dyna Glo Delux, TT15DGD, 9k – 15k BTU Single Tank Top Heater consists of a heating element that attaches directly to the top of a liquid Propane tank using a standard P.O.L. tank connection. With an output of up to 15000 BTU depending on the setting this Dynaglo propane heater is great heating solution.
A similar solution – but with two heating elements is the Dyna Glo Delux TT30DGD, 18k – 30k BTU Double Tank Top Heater. This propane heating device offers double the BTU output, though gets mixed reviews from buyers. I would advise avoiding this particular model in favor of one of the others.
Those looking for more powerful propane heating solutions should consider the Dyna Glo Delux, RMC-FA150DGD, 100k – 150k BTU Propane Forced Air Heater. This Dyna-Glo heater is great for use outdoors in applications such as industrial workspaces, barns and construction sites able to heat up to 2700 square feet for up to 5 hours on one 20lb propane tank. This Dyna glo propane heater model is also available in a smaller model the Dyna Glo Delux, RMC-FA125DGD, 70k – 125k BTU Propane Forced Air Heater.
A model suitable for even larger scale applications is the Dyna Glo Delux, RMC-FA300DGD, 300k BTU Propane Forced Air Heater. This unit can be fuelled by a large 500lb propane tank for well over 36 hours, and includes a high powered 1800 CFM blower to circulate the heat. The 300000 BTU of heat this propane heater generates can warm up to 7000 square feet.
While all the models described above are Dyna Glo Propane heaters, there is also a sizable selection of Dyna Glo Kerosene heaters to select from. One such unit is the Dyna Glo Delux, RMC-KFA75TDGD, 75,000 BTU Kerosene Forced Air Heater with Thermostat. This dynaglo Kerosene heater can produce 75000 BTU of heat – great for outdoor applications and can run for ten hours on its five gallon fuel capacity.
Those seeking the ultimate in Dyna glo kerosene heating solutions also have the option of purchasing the Dyna Glo Delux, RMC-KFA650TDGD, 650,000 BTU Kerosene Forced Air Heater with Thermostat, but this unit will be overkill for any but the largest heating needs.
Originally posted. December 18, 2010
The Westinghouse WBM3700SB bottom mount fridge is one of the best fridges in its class available in the market place. Being a product of a company that has established a reputation for quality and reliability certainly doesn’t hurt, and this particular model does the job well of being up to standards. Bottom mount fridges are becoming more and more popular as time goes by, and if you had only one model to choose among the myriad of options available in the market right now, you cannot go wrong with the Westinghouse WBM3700SB.
The main benefit of models like these is convenience. Because the freezer compartment is located at the bottom portion, users will enjoy easier and quicker access to all their food items in the main compartment. You will no longer have to bend over to search for anything that may be hiding on the bottom, because the design allows you to see and grab everything while standing.
The Westinghouse WBM3700SB bottom mount fridge features a stainless steel finish designed to resist fingerprints, and has a capacity of up to 370 liters. That includes a 243 liter capacity in the main food and beverage compartment, plus a 122 liter capacity in the bottom freezer. Your food and drinks are kept in adjustable Spillsafe glass shelves and door bins, allowing you to control and arrange the interior layout according to your specific needs.
Flexible restraints on the bottle rack (located on the bottom door bin) make sure that large and small bottles, as well as beverage cartons, are held firmly upright and in place, while still providing easy access. There is also a removable ice cube storage bin that allows for easy scooping access should you need some “rocks” for your drinks. The dairy compartment has a swing door for keeping food fresh while preventing other odors and flavors from mixing in with your cheese, butter, or milk.
The deli compartment can also be easily rearranged, which provides a nice, practical solution for keeping meats, cold cuts, and anything else that are of varying sizes. Meanwhile, your fruits and vegetable are kept fresh in the humidity-controlled crisper bin, which also features a split width arrangement for separating food items. The bottom mount freezer also has telescoping bins to provide easy access to any items stored inside.
The “chill stream curtain” technology in the Westinghouse WBM3700SB bottom mount fridge directs cold air from top to bottom, allowing items stored in the door bins to be kept evenly cold. This works in conjunction with a multi flow delivery system to make sure that consistent temperatures are maintained all throughout the fridge interior. There are separate knobs for controlling humidity and temperatures in the crisper bin as well as the main food compartment and bottom mount freezer.
The only disadvantage of the Westinghouse WBM3700SB bottom mount freezer is that it may be a little bit out of the price range for most families who are just starting out. With that said, the technological advances that are featured in bottom mount models like these will make sure that you and your family get what you pay for.
The design lets you arrange the interiors to your liking, and to see and get everything you need in the main food compartment without kneeling or bending over, while the technology ensures a consistent, cold temperature for all your food and drinks.
Originally posted. June 5, 2011
Those who live in apartments often have very little choice when it comes to purchasing a refrigerator; they have to buy an apartment refrigerator. An apartment size refrigerator is a small size refrigerator that easily fits into a small kitchen. This type of refrigerator is made to store limited amounts of food for use by a few people, usually one or two people. Apartment refrigerators are also great for people who need a second refrigerator for guest use. They are not a good choice for people with large families who need to store a lot of food.
Apartment Refrigerator Dimensions
There are various sizes of apartment refrigerators. However, the dimensions of apartment fridges generally not more than 28 inches wide and 66 inches high. The sizes of these refrigerators are usually measured in cubic feet. The normal apartment sized refrigerators are about 7 and 16 cubic feet, although it is not strange to see a small apartment refrigerator that is smaller than the dimensions mentioned here.
Types and Models
There are many types of apartment refrigerators to fit any setting and décor. The styles range from stainless steel refrigerators to those that are brightly colored. There are apartment refrigerators with the freezer at the top and others with the freezer at the bottom. There are refrigerators that come with other features such as ice makers and water dispensers.
What to Consider When Buying Apartment Refrigerators
The first thing to do before you go out looking for an apartment freezer or refrigerator is to measure the dimensions of the place where you will be putting it in your kitchen. Many people have had to take a trip back to the store after discovering that the refrigerator they bought is larger than the space available for it. Those living on upper floors should also consider the size of their stairways and doors as it might be difficult to carry the refrigerator into the apartment.
The capacity of the apartment fridge freezer is another important factor to consider when deciding which one to buy. This affects the amount of food you can store in your refrigerator. Before choosing a refrigerator, you should consider the size of your family. Big families need refrigerators with a larger storage capacity while small families or single individuals might not need as much storage space.
Price of Apartment Size Refrigerators
One benefit of choosing an apartment size refrigerator freezer over larger models is their lower cost. The refrigerator dimensions for an apartment size fridge are relatively modest, which means the cost of the raw materials used to produce them is less. This in turn means their retail price reflects their redcued cubic footage.
There are some features to look for in choosing apartment size refrigerators. Clear crispers in the refrigerator make it easier to see at a glance where various items are kept. The refrigerator you choose should be frost free because a big layer of ice in an apartment refrigerator freezer will reduce your capacity to store food. In addition, frost makes it difficult to remove things from the freezer. Frost free apartment refrigerators are also easier to clean and maintain.
Originally posted. February 26, 2011