Uline Refrigerators

Uline refrigerators have become one of the best, most stable and reputable refrigerators in the world. They are manufactured by one of the leaders in refrigeration, ice making, and wine cooling products. If you want a high quality and durable refrigerator that is energy efficient, buy one made by U-line. The U-Line company boasts of a long line of impressive refrigerators that are both practical and attractive.

A Uline refrigerator is one of the most expensive refrigerators you can find in the United States. If you have the money and are willing to pay extra for a refrigerator that is stylish and possesses great quality, the U-Line refrigerator is a quality product that will keep you satisfied for years.

U-Line makes a wide range of models and varieties of refrigerators. One of their lines is the “Echelon” series, which comes with a black-colored interior and cabinet. The other line of Uline refrigerators is the “Origins” series, which comes with a pure white cabinet and interior. Both series have several models for you to choose from.

The Combo model is a compact U-Line refrigerator that provides you with an abundant supply of ice and gives you plenty of refrigeration capacity. It combines the Uline ice maker and refrigerator in one unit. It also provides the convenience of a refrigerator that is free from frost. It has a no-drain feature, which allows for easy and inexpensive installations. It is designed to reduce the amount of noise created by the compressor. This U-Line refrigerator contains a unique adjustable shelf that can accommodate large containers such as milk jugs. The Combo model is available in both the Echelon and Origins series and is one of the quietest fridges available on the market.

Uline has introduced the combo drawer model to create a perfect look in any home. It combines three appliances into one. It combines Uline ice makers capacity with refrigeration and a Uline wine cooler in a two-drawer unit. The top drawer is primarily designed for refrigeration with excellent organizational features. The lower drawer is equipped with an icemaker and wine cooler. It also has touch glass digital control technology, which allows you to set and view the refrigeration temperature. It has a heavy duty drawer slide that allows you to access the back of the drawer quickly and easily. This type of refrigerator needs to be installed and anchored to a specific spot in your home.

If you want to get a refrigerator that features excellent ice making capability with refrigeration, a U-Line refrigerator could be the perfect choice for you. Buy a Uline and be captivated by its design, great functionality, and innovative style.

Originally posted. March 24, 2011

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.

Originally posted. May 28, 2010

Open, Hermetic and Semi-Hermetic Compressors

Hermetic compressors are frequently found in air conditioning and refrigeration applications.  This article explores the attributes of this type of compressor.

What does Hermetic Mean?

In order to understand what a hermetic compressor is the first thing to do is understand what hermetic means.  Something that is hermetic has been made ‘airtight by fusion or sealing’.  In the case of compressors, this is usually done by welding the shell of the device together.

Hermetic Compressors

In a hermetic compressor, the components are isolated from the outside world.  The compressor – and often the motor – is integrated within the refrigerant system.  These units present the disadvantage that they can be difficult to service.

Accessing a compressor for repairs when it is sealed within a welded system is obviously not practical in the field without serious equipment.  This means that often times an entire compressor system needs to be removed and replaced in case of failure of one of the components.

Semi Hermetic Compressors

An alternative to the hermetic compressor is the semi-hermetic compressor.  These are similar in design but have one significant difference.  In semi hermetic compressors the casing for the unit is not welded, but is instead sealed gasketed covers.

The advantages for servicing of this design are obvious.  When a component breaks, the unit can be opened up and individual pieces replaced; this is preferable to having to replace the whole unit.

Open Compressors

The advantage of hermetic and semi-hermetic compressor systems is that there is no way for refrigerant gases to escape or leak from the system – they are airtight.  The alternate technology of open compressors however can leak.  This is because they rely rubber or leather seals to keep the units pressurized; and if not kept lubricated these systems can leak refrigerants over time.

Unlike hermetic systems – which can sit unused for long periods without losing gasses – an open system requires regular use and maintenance to ensure proper functionality.

Many mass produced consumer goods make use of hermitic compressors.  They make financial sense where the cost of repairing a unit is larger than simple replacement.  Since they require minimal maintenance, they are great choices for residential cooling applications.

Open compressors are a more popular technology for applications utilizing non-electric power.  Vehicle cooling systems using a gasoline engine are a good match for this type of technology, but they do require periodic maintenance.


Originally posted. June 10, 2011

Dacor Refrigerator Ranges and Kitchen Styles

When it comes to choosing Dacor Refrigerator Ranges, the question is all about the style.  Dacor is a little unusual in that they create designs for both the actual refrigerators as well as the oven ranges in a kitchen to make sure that the whole kitchen set up matches.  Because of this, often times when someone looks to buy a kitchen set up from Dacor, it comes with at least a fridge and a range.  Beyond these combos, it’s all about the style.  There are five major styles commonly offered by Dacor, which can vary greatly.  If you want to know all about what this company can offer, then you need to learn about dacor, distinctive, epicure, integrated, and millennia styles.

Dacor Style
This style is the basic standard that comes with the Dacor company, and the early Dacor Refrigerator ranges are energy star efficient and come with a stainless steel appearance.  There is an external ice and water dispenser, and this style displays a double door fridge style on top with the freezer on the bottom.  The shelves on both doors are more than big enough to store liters of soda or other large containers.

Distinctive Dacor Style
The distinctive style of refrigerator range set ups not only include these two appliances, but also microwaves, cook tops, and wall ovens all in matching stainless steel design.  There are even dishwashers offered in the matching Dacor style.  If you’re looking for a complete kitchen aesthetic set up then the distinctive Dacor style of fridges, ranges, and other appliances might work perfectly for you.

Epicure Dacor Style
There are three different types of refrigerators offered in the epicure style offered by Dacor, and that’s not even including the wine cooler or beverage cooler.  A 36 inch French Door style comes in both stainless steel and black while the 48 inch built in refrigerators follow the stainless steel aesthetic.  Epicure style Dacor fridges emphasizes stainless steel building with chrome, copper, and brass accentuation.  The company describes the epicure style as emphasizing bold lines and elegant curves in their design.

Integrated Dacor Style
The integrated style offered by Dacor emphasizes custom paneling to allow all the ordered kitchen appliances to fit in with any kitchen by blending in nicely as opposed to sticking out.  For a wood based kitchen, this would mean wood paneling on the fridge, the warming drawers, or even a dish washer.  The refrigerators following the integrated style come in both 42 and 48 inches.  These also come with electronic controls which allow for easy access to coolness settings and monitoring.

Millennia Dacor Style
The Millennia Dacor style refrigerators emphasize stainless steel background off set aesthetically with black glass panel for additional beauty.  The idea here is to have a modern design without the coldness that some people complain about with many modern designs and set ups.  The Millennia style perhaps offers the most options with fridges, wall ovens, ranges, cooktops, warming drawers, microwaves, and ventilation all offered in this style.  An entire dream kitchen can be created all following the Millennia style by Dacor, which makes it an attractive choice among many consumers.  The refrigerators themselves are 36 inch models in the vertical standing style, with the freezer at the bottom.  These fridges also boast “intelligent drawer storage” meaning that different drawers can be set to different levels of humidity and temperature to be ideal for whatever food is being stored.

In Conclusion
When it comes to Dacor refrigerators, ranges, or other household appliances, there’s no question at the high level of quality being offered.  Even knowing that, consumers need that information on the various styles available in order to make the best decision for their home.

Originally posted. June 26, 2011

Dyna Glo Heater

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

A Guide to Refrigerator Sizes

When picking out a refrigerator, the main feature that everyone looks for is the size. More than anything else, the size determines which refrigerator will be best suited to you. Here is a guide to assist you in learning about the various refrigerator sizes and the benefits of each.

Measure the Dimensions of your Refrigerator Install Space

The first step in choosing the right refrigerator dimensions involves measuring the height and width of the place where you want to position the refrigerator. You must also consider the things that the refrigerator will need, such as a location that is near a power outlet. If you are buying a fridge with a built-in ice maker, then you will also need access to a water line and water filter.

Refrigerator Sizes

How Large is Your Family?

Another factor that determines the right refrigerator size would be the number of household members. The bigger your family size, the bigger refrigerator you need. You must also consider the number and kind of things that you want to store in the fridge. The size determines the storage capacity of your refrigerator. If your family drinks a lot of milk or soda, you will need a large refrigerator to keep it all cold.

Different Types of Fridge Freezers

Refrigerators are classified according to fridge size and capability. A standard size refrigerator is the typical size of refrigerator that is used by most families. There are four basic styles of standard refrigerators, namely top-mount freezer refrigerators, side by side refrigerators, bottom mount refrigerators, and French door refrigerators.

Standard Refrigerator Size Guide for Top Mounts

The top mount refrigerator has an eye level freezer and is the most common fridge on the market, the size of these units is generally somewhere between 29 inches and 36 inches in width, between 62 inches and 69 inches in height, and roughly 26 top 28 inches in depth. This standard fridge size is large enough for a medium size family, but will not provide a lot of extra capacity.  If you do not purchase large amounts of groceries at once, these units can be a good choice. While is it hard to define a set of ‘standard refrigerator dimensions’, these models are a good starting point and can probably be considered the standard family size fridge.

Fridge Sizes for Side-by-Side Refrigerators

On a side by side refrigerator, the fridge and freezer compartments are adjacent to each other, allowing easy access to each part. You might expect this to mean that these units are wider than top mounted freezer units, but the individual compartments are usually quite narrow. The width of these units ranges from 32 to 37 inches – only slightly more than top mounts – but they are usually slightly taller, with heights sometimes topping 70 inches. They are also often slightly deeper, with depths ranging from 28 to 30 inches.  Counter depth models may only have a depth of 24 inches, and the capacity of those units is reduced accordingly.

Refrigerator Size Guide for Bottom Mount Refrigerators

A bottom mount fridge is a unique refrigerator that has the freezer on the bottom to allow it to cool faster.  These units are almost directly comparable in size to top mount freezer units; they are the same basic design flipped upside down. Note that this type of model is generally more expensive than top mounts, and premium brands often sell built-in French door style bottom freezer models that have a depth of 24 inches, but can reach heights of up to 84 inches.  These French door type fridges have dual fridge doors with a freezer drawer that you can easily pull out to get to the food. It is also very easy to see what is inside this type of freezer.

Small Refrigerator Dimensions

An apartment size refrigerator is smaller than the standard size and is designed to fit in a small kitchen. These are amongst the best size of refrigerators for couples who do not have children or small families. They are small enough to fit in spaces where a standard fridge will not go, but large enough to hold a decent amount of food.

For college students, a mini refrigerator is usually the best option. The mini fridge is a space-saving refrigerator that is useful for dorms, motels, and apartments. Its size ranges from as small as 1.5 cubic feet to as big as 5.5 cubic feet. A small refrigerator like this can easily be placed under countertops and concealed in your home bar. This size of fridge is also referred to as a compact refrigerator.

A refrigerator is an important appliance in your home, and you should consider your options carefully before selecting one. Hopefully this rundown of refrigerators by size has given you enough knowledge about the types and sizes of refrigerators to enable you to easily find the perfect fridge.

Originally posted. March 24, 2013

Chest Freezers

When a normal kitchen fridge freezer is not big enough, deep chest freezers are a convenient way to increase your capability to deep freeze food in bulk. In this article I will discuss the merits of these appliances.

A deep chest freezer can be bought in a wide range of sizes. A small chest freezer may have a capacity of as little as five cubic feet, or even less.  If you have limited needs for extra freezer space then a small freezer like this may be a good option for your home.

If you have – on anticipate having – the need for significant freezer space, then a large chest freezer may be more appropriate for you.  It is possible to buy deep chest freezers that have up to huge 25 cubic foot of capacity.  Many people like to use these as garage freezers, as garages usually have ample floor space.

Buyers of large chest freezers should be aware that due to the large interior space it can be difficult to keep the contents organized. Purchasing a set of chest freezer baskets can make it a lot easier to maintain order in one of these full-sized deep freezer units.

Some people looking to buy chest freezers may consider upright freezers.  While uprights have their good features they do compromise some of the many advantages of a deepfreeze.

Chest freezers prices are very reasonable for the amount of space they offer; the entire interior is usable freezer storage space.  Not only are they a frugal purchase, but cheap refrigerators and chest freezers both are frugal to operate also.

Due to the freezer door being on top, opening the freezer does not waste a lot of energy.

Another bonus of these types of freezers are that they are usually extremely well insulated – the side walls of the freezer chest are very thick and thus do an excellent job of keeping the goods within frozen.

The insulation of one of these devices can even keep the contents preserved for a couple of days during a power outage.

Many chest freezers have a manual defrost cycle.  While this may seem a hassle – it does require some effort on the owners’ part – this simpler technology means that manual deep freezers tend to function for longer than the upright freezers they compete with.

As I have demonstrated, purchasing a chest freezer for the home is an efficient and economical way to greatly increase your freezer capacity.  Shop for chest freezers on sale at Amazon, where you can also view chest freezer reviews for individual models.  This retailers sells a variety of different freezers, chest and upright, which can be conveniently delivered to your home.



Originally posted. October 31, 2010

Refrigerator Reviews

When it comes time to buy a new fridge freezer for your house, it’s important to thoroughly review fridges you’re contemplating for purchase. You cannot simply go out and buy the very first refrigeration option you see in stores, there are many factors to be looked at 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 take into account.

Refrigerator Freezer Functionality

Many modern — and more costly — fridges have multiple temperature zones that promise to help preserve foods better. Do useful sounding features like this seem beneficial to you personally? If so, they might be worth looking for.

All refrigerators work a bit differently. Before buying a brand new appliance, take some time to read the controls. Is the thermostat easily accessible and easy to adjust? If not, consider if that matters to you.

Refrigerator Size

How large could be the fridge you are taking a look at? The first variable to consider is if you will be able to fit it in to your home as well as your kitchen.

Also, take note of any access constraints that may cause issues during delivery. Is your hall narrow? They are of no use if they cannot fit in your home, while have a large fridge freezer is superb.

Ratio of Refrigerator to Freezer Space

Analyze your present refrigeration solution. Where do you presently find yourself space constrained? Is your freezer always complete, but your refrigerator half empty? This suggests you need to purchase a replacement model which includes a bigger proportion of freezer versus refrigerator space than your current model.

A large deep freezer is going to be crucial for you in the event that you purchase – - or hunt for – - bulk meat then. Then the freezer may possibly not be significant for you, if your diet consists mainly of fresh produce. You will instead be interested in generously sized vegetable crispers.

Fridge Configuration

Would you favor the freezer at the top or the bottom of the icebox? Do you favor them to be side-by-side? What about shade and finish? There are possibilities in white, black, stainless steel and more.

Refrigerator Energy Usage

Often overlooked is the energy utilization of the modern refrigerator. They still do consume quite a bit of electricity, while a less efficient than fridge freezers of old. Purchasing an Energy Star rated model can help lower the operating cost of the unit over the years you will own it.

Fridge Pricing

It is important to take the cost of the device into account together with the other factors discussed above, and not focus completely on the dollar number.

Sometimes an unique model may appear great for you, but it’s only too expensive to become a rational purchase.


Originally posted. June 6, 2013

4 Benefits of a Maytag Refrigerator Water Filter

Maytag refrigerator water filters point towards one of the most popular additions to modern refrigerators, which is the convenience of having a water dispenser right there to get either ice or water with a simple push of a button.  However many people still want the extra protection that can only come from having a high quality water filter.  Maytag water filters come with many refrigerator units, but to remain effective these must be changed and maintained on average of every six months.  So why should you look for a fridge that includes a Maytag water filter?  There are several good reasons why.

Maytag UKF8001 Refrigerator Water Filter#1: The filtered water is safer. Maytag refrigerator water filters enjoy a well deserved reputation for being some of the best in the industry.  These filters are NSF International certified to help reduce lead, sediment, chlorine taste, and other impurities from the water.

#2: Saves money. Filtered water serves the same purpose as bottled water: providing clean tasting and clear water for consumers to drink.  However the costs of bottled water can add up quickly.  Even the cost of replacing the water filter every six months will not come even close to what a one bottle of water a day habit will add up to money wise.

#3: Better for the environment. Speaking of bottled water, buying bottled water also means tons of empty plastic bottles.  The problem with this is that they often end up in landfills, as opposed to actually getting recycled.  Obviously taking fresh and clean water from a refrigerator right into a glass saves on all those plastic bottles which would otherwise end up as trash and pollution.

#4: Maytag water filters are inexpensive. One of the major benefits to this particular Maytag refrigerator part is that it’s relatively inexpensive, usually ranging from $30 to $40.  Even every six months, this leads to massive savings over getting bottled water.  These Maytag refrigerator water filters are like other Maytag refrigerator parts in that they are extremely reliable and a great value for the cost.

These four reasons help show why it makes so much sense to ditch the bottled water and trust a Maytag water filter such as the UKF8001 to get the job done.  Not only will they produce fresh tasting and clean water straight from the fridge, but they will help you to save money while enjoying all the benefits of delicious and clean filtered water.  There’s little doubt that keeping up to date with maintenance on the Maytag water filter in your fridge is a smart move.


Originally posted. May 4, 2011

Whirlpool W1TXEMMW Top Freezer Refrigerator Review

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