Examining The Danfoss Compressor

Anyone who understands how refrigerators work understands the importance of compressors.  These pieces of equipment are critical for making sure that any refrigerator or freezer functions properly.  While many companies produce compressors to be used for a wide variety of different appliances, some stand out from the competition. Particularly Danfoss compressors.  The long and short of a compressor’s function for refrigeration appliances is to draw out hot air and gasses from the inside of the appliance and releasing cooled gasses into the freezer and refrigerator which is what keeps the food cool or frozen.

While all compressors in refrigerators do the same thing, not all of them are the same quality.  Danfoss refrigeration compressors enjoy a major reputation for being some of the best manufactured.  In fact, Danfoss’s own website proudly proclaims their status as the world’s leading producer of compressors for both air conditioning units and refrigeration appliances.  This company also produces many other parts such as Danfoss valves or other parts, but when it comes to making a high quality refrigerator unit you need to start with a good compressor or the rest won’t last.

Sometimes the exact type of compressor is related to the refrigerator model.  For example, there’s a lot of information about the Danfoss BD35F Compressor, which is so named because it’s associated with the small portable Danfoss BD35F 12 Volt Fridge.  Finding information on really specific serial numbers or models of compressors can become difficult, but considering how technical the issue of compressors is, often times the only way to find a lot of information online is if there’s a recall or something wrong with the part.

One of the benefits of trusting a long time producer like Danfoss is that their parts are more likely to be completely reliable and function the way that they’re supposed to.  In short, a good summary of reasons to look for units with Danfoss compressors – rather than with competitors products such as Sawafuji – include:

  • High quality construction
  • A long standing reputation for quality
  • Household and commercial strength compressors
  • Wide selection

Unless the issue concerns repairs, many times you won’t need to know a lot about compressors.  However, if this becomes an issue and a repairman recommends a Danfross compressor, you at least know that he is recommending a part that has a reputation for quality.  Like most other companies in most industries, Danfross also offers a warranty to cover potential wear or damages for up to one year.

Originally posted. June 2, 2011

Refrigerator Pickles – A Quick and Easy Idea

Refrigerator pickles are pickles that are made by immersing them in seasoning and straightaway refrigerating them. Unlike sour pickles – which are fermented – they are relatively easy to make for do it yourselfers.

The first thing to consider if you are going to prepare a refrigerator pickle batch is the seasonings you will use.  The flavor of your pickles will in large part depend on the seasoning, so it is an important factor in the recipe.

Fridge pickles do not have the properties of canned pickles that make them last forever.  They must be kept in your refrigerator rather than sitting out at room temperature.  While you lose the preservative effect with pickles prepared this way, you do gain an extra crispness to your pickles that many people favor.

While traditionally fridge pickles have been a great way to use leftover cucumbers, many modern chefs used them for all sort of vegetables.  Carrot pickles, onion pickles, beet pickles – almost anything is possible!

You do not need to prepare refrigerator pickles in bulk.  Even if you only have a couple of spare cucumbers, you can easily slice them up, place them in a jar with seasoning, and sit them in the fridge. If it helps think of yourself as brining or marinating the cucumber, rather than pickling; that sounds less intimidating and is probably a more accurate description of the process.

 

 

Originally posted. October 11, 2011

True Refrigerator

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

Kenmore Refrigerator Parts and Repair

There are many things that can go wrong with your Kenmore refrigerator. It could be something as minor as a burned out light bulb, or you could have a more urgent problem, such as a refrigerator that keeps leaking or is unable to maintain the proper temperature to keep your food cold. For minor issues, you may be able to solve the problem yourself and save a couple hundred dollars. Major problems will probably require Kenmore refrigerator parts to be installed by a technician.

Kenmore RefrigeratorThe first step in Kenmore refrigerator troubleshooting is to learn how your refrigerator works. This is important so you can trace exactly what is happening in the refrigeration process. There is a really good article on HowStuffWorks.com that provides the basics about how refrigerators work. Once you’ve obtained some basic knowledge, it’s time to start reading the Kenmore refrigerator manual. If you’ve lost the manual somewhere, you might be able to find an electronic copy online at the Manage My Life website. The manual contains schematics for your refrigerator as well as a list of Kenmore refrigerator parts.

Based on what is happening with your refrigerator, you can get a pretty good idea of what is not working. If the refrigerator light works but the cold air is not flowing inside, try turning the fridge off for two hours and then turn it back on. If this works, then your problem is an overheated compressor. If not, use a multi-meter to test the evaporator fan, temperature control, defrost timer, compressor motor, and overload protector.

A common problem that happens with Kenmore refrigerators is failure of the door seals. If your door is not sealing properly, you will notice that your refrigerator works fine but quickly loses the coldness, causing the compressor motor to run continuously. One way to check this is by placing a piece of paper between the door seal and the fridge. The tension between the two should keep the paper in place. If you are able to move the paper, then you need to replace the seal.

If the fridge is constantly turning on and off, check the voltage of the outlet that your refrigerator is plugged into. It may not be getting enough power. Another possible cause is dirty condenser coils. If that is your problem, then all you need to do is clean the coils.

Troubleshooting the problem and taking care of your own Kenmore refrigerator repair is not really that difficult. If you have the confidence to try it, you might just be able to repair the fridge by yourself. Doing so will save you a lot of money that you can use for other things.

Originally posted. March 22, 2011

EdenPURE Reviews

Edenpure portable heaters are small appliances that have been getting a lot of press lately due to their extensive television advertising – they are even endorsed by the actor who portrayed the character Al in the old sitcom Home Improvement.

Before making the decision to purchase an Edenpure heater however, it is wise to take a look at some Edenpure reviews before committing.  Whilst their advertising would have consumers’ thinks an Edenpure portable heater is the best thing since sliced bread, they do have some detractors.

Rather than using alternatives such as heating coils, kerosene or propane heating, Edenpure heaters utilized infrared heating to warm your home.  An Edenpure Infrared Portable Quartz Heater therefore heats using a somewhat different technology.

Many Edenpure reviewers are quick to point out the low operating temperatures of these heaters. Compared to traditional heaters – which have very hot surfaces – these devices provide a lot of heat to their surroundings while minimizing the temperature of the unit itself; this makes these infrared heaters less likely to cause fire.

Edenpure reviews often appreciate the wide model selection available from this firm. The low end EdenPURE Personal heater is well regarded for small rooms.  The EdenPURE GEN3 and newer more efficient EdenPure Gen4 Quartz Heater are great sellers for larger areas.  These units are expected to provide reliable service for 10 years or more, and the heating bulbs are easily replaceable.

The Edenpure signature heater with air purifier is their high end unit with built in humidifier. It is capable of heating up to one thousand square feet and is easily portable due to its rolling casters.  With three power settings this model can be readily used in small or large rooms as a heat source.  It also comes with a remote control for easy use from across the room when tucked up snug in your bed.

Some reviewers do some have negative things to say about Edenpure heaters.  The major item is some concern that they produce insufficient heat for the price.  On the other hand, the additional safety of the low operating temperatures more than makes up for this for some. If this item concerns you then you are probably better off choosing one of the larger Edenpure models.

Overall the Edenpure reviews out there are as a whole rather positive, with only limited negative comments about these infrared heaters.

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Originally posted. January 16, 2011

Best Buy Mini Fridge Options

Best Buy offers over thirty different models of mini fridges, not counting the Portable Party Fridge, which sports the colors of whatever NFL team you love. If you’re not a huge football fan it may be tricky to choose. (If you are a football devotee, just pick your favorite team and be done with it!)

Best-Selling Mini Fridges Best Buy
Best Buy’s best-selling mini fridge is the Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator in silver. With 4.8 star customer rating, it features a can rack, tall bottle storage, glass shelving, and the option of reversing the door swing to either left or right. There are seven dial settings and a manual defrost prevents freezer burn. The exterior measures 18-2/3” wide by 19-1/2” deep by  33-1/2” in height, and the unit weights 57 lbs. The estimated yearly operating cost is about $36 and is Energy Star Qualified. The finish appears to be stainless steel, but buyer beware, it is actually a painted sheet metal veneer.

Top Rated Small Refrigerators Best Buy
The Danby 3.2 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator in white is the top rated mini fridge on the Best Buy Website. With five stars it also has a can rack, tall bottle storage and left or right door swing options. The shelves however, are wire. The exterior measurements are similar to the best selling unit, at 17-3/4” wide, 18-3/5” deep and 32-9/10” in height, and weighs a tad more at 59 lbs. The estimated yearly operating cost is about $27 dollars, but keep in mind that the unit is not Energy Star Qualified. The finish is white, classic, but not sleek in any way. If you are shopping for looks you may want to consider purchasing some decals or embarking some other diy endeavor to spruce this unit up.

Recent Arrivals
The newest addition to the Best Buy team of mini fridges is the Black & Decker Factory Refurbished 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator in black, and at $52.99 it is also the cheapest. Even though it’s a good bit smaller than the other two models discussed here, it does have 2 liter bottle storage capabilities for storing large bottles in a compact space. The shelves are wire. Analog controls allow for easy temperature adjustment and NuCool technology enhances coolant for compressor-free cooling to the ideal temperature. Overall the exterior of the unit measures 18-78” deep by 16-9/10” wide by 9-1/2” in height. The yearly operating cost is not advertized, and the unit is not Energy Star qualified. The finish is black.

Availability of all units in stores may be limited, so it would be a good idea to call your local store ahead of time if you are set on a certain model. If they don’t have it in stock you may be able to order it through the store or purchase it online. Shipping through Best Buy directly will run you around $20 depending where you are. Often times Best Buy mini fridges can be purchased at alternative websites like Amazon.com with free shipping, so just do your research and you’ll be sure to find the right unit for you and at the right price too!

Originally posted. May 15, 2011

Viking Refrigerator – Prices Reviewed

Buying a Viking refrigerator freezer is a major dream for many homeowners.  Unfortunately, when shopping around Viking refrigerator prices are difficult to pin down.  In this article, I hope to answer some of the questions the typical buyer has about the cost of Viking fridge freezers.

Viking refrigerator reviews have a tendency to highlight the size of these appliances.  This is hardly surprising as some of them are an exceptional 48 inches in width, the type of refrigerator size that is going to support a whole lot of capacity. Let us look at the prices for these units first.

48″ Quiet Cool Side By Side Viking Refrigerators

The high end of the Viking fridge range consists of the professional series.  A great example of one of these models is the VISB548SS. This cabinet depth ‘Tru-Flush’ refrigerator is loaded with features, but does not come cheap.  You should expect to pay in the neighborhood of $8000 for one of these models.

Fans or colorful appliances have a great option with this particular model, as it can be had in a variety of different finishes apart from the default stainless steel.  These range from a pumpkin orange hue to a lemonade yellow; this wide range of color is great for fans of a retro look.

There are many other 48-inch Viking professional models available with an assortment of minor features added. These include the VCSB548D-SS, and the  lineup.  These range in price from $8000 to $11000.

The slightly cheaper VISB548X and VCSB548X lack door mounted water and ice dispensers – an oddity for such an expensive cooling appliance – but are an alternative that allows you to purchase for roughly $1000 less.  Quite a savings if you can live without that feature.

As well as the Professional models discussed above, Viking also offers some designer options.  The Viking Designer DFSB548D, DDSB548X and DDSB548DX lines sell for close to $9000, and they are clearly targeted at the very high-end consumer. Another option is the Designer FDSB548 panel ready model at $7800, but with additional charges for the custom panels.

42″ Built-In Side-by-Side Viking Refrigerators

The VISB542DX (integrated) and VCSB542DX  (built-in) American style refrigerator freezers are great options for kitchens that have insufficient floor space for the massive 48″ models.  At 42 inches in width, these units are priced between eight thousand and ten thousand dollars.

They are similarly equipped to the wider models, and also include the custom colors option for those who really want to create a splashy effect in their homes kitchen.  Note this option will set buyers back an extra thousand or two, but it is certainly a vibrant feature for those who value that type of thing.

The Viking Designer collection in the 42 inch width range category include the DDSB542DB for just over $8500, the DDSB542X for $7500, and attractive wood finished DFSB542D is priced at eight thousand dollars.

36″ Viking Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

With these slightly smaller refrigerators, Viking gives up on the side-by-side layout and opts for the bottom mount freezer configuration. This is an understandable choice, as things can get tight when side-by-sides are made to narrow.

The top-end Viking refrigerator of this type is the Professional VIBB536LX/VIBB536RX range.  These left hinge door/right hinge door swing models are priced at a little over $7000, but judicious shopping will enable you to find priced for a little less than that for the base models.

Note again, is you want the attractive custom colors with brass accent option you will have to pay for it.  At an extra $1500 it can push the cost of one of these units up to the eight thousand dollar price point.

The VIB models discussed above are integrated refrigerators. Buyers preferring the built-in look also have access to the VCBB536LX/VCBB536RX range at a similar price point.

For about $7200, the Designer DDBB536 bottom-freezer refrigerator collection is available at this refrigerator size point.  Alternatively, the panel ready Viking Designer DFBB536X starts at $6500.

Viking Mainstream Refrigerators

With a price point of $4000, the 36″ Viking Professional VCFF136DSS appears to target wealthy consumers who want the Viking brand but are not willing to pay for their more expensive models.

This particular counter-depth French Door refrigerator is somewhat similar to those produced by more mainstream brands in its feature set, but still offers the status of Viking for buyers who value it. Another option, similarly equipped but without water/ice dispensers in the door, is the VCFF136SS, which sells for a little over $3500.

Also in this category falls the Viking Professional Side by Size fridge freezer, the VCSF136DSS.  At $3700 the benefits of this model are debatable.  It does not look that much different to a high end Maytag of Whirlpool model, so you pay a lot for the brand name with this particular unit.

36″ Viking All-Refrigerators

When you are looking for a freezerless refrigerator option, this manufacturer has several offerings. First is the built-in VCRB536LX/VCRB536RX selection.  Prices for these models range from $6000 to $7000 dollars, depending on the finish chosen.

Again, this refrigerator without freezer lineup is also available with an integrated design for a similar price – these are the VIRB536LX and VIRB536RX models.

A cheaper option in this range is the Viking Professional DFRB536X.  While not as feature packed as their more expensive brethren, at a price point of roughly $5000 it is a more affordable Viking freezerless refrigerator option.

30″ Viking All-Refrigerators

Viking does not even bother with combination fridge freezers at this size point.  Clearly, they wish to maintain their reputation for spaciousness and not to try to cram too much into too small a footprint.

In a familiar pattern, these are available in both integrated (VCRB530LX/VCRB530RX) and built-in (VIRB530LX) models. While still very expensive, Viking refrigerator pricing for these units is slightly more affordable, with the entry-level unit retailing at just over $6200 – but sometimes being available for less than $6000 with Viking sales or the occasionally available Viking rebate.

At an even lower price, the Viking Professional DFRB530X – comparable to the DFRB536L/DFRB536R, but slightly smaller – also will set buyers back in the general vicinity of five thousand dollars.

Viking Refrigerator Prices

Clearly, Viking refrigerator pricing is relatively high, and thus they are not suitable for every buyer.  However, if you value what the brand offers, and have the finances to afford them, they are a great option.

Unlike Sub-Zero, Viking is a little less secretive about their pricing, but they do have strict control of sales.  Products must be purchased through an authorized dealer, and dealers serve strictly defined sales areas – for example, you cannot buy from a seller in California is you live in New York.  We do not sell Viking refrigerators direct here at www.fridgefreezersite.com.

Similarly to Sub-Zero, however, is the brand premium in the prices Viking charge.  This manufacturer has been very successful as positioning themselves as a premium brand in the minds of consumers.  When performing major kitchen renovations to take their home ‘up market’ many homeowners consider Viking refrigerators their best choice for improving their home in a manner that also increases the properties resale value.

Viking Refrigerator Parts and Repair

One important thing to keep in mind is that when you purchase a premium refrigerator brand like Viking you really should invest the time and money into properly maintaining it.  Have any repairs or maintenance performed by your dealer, rather than having an unaffiliated third party work on your Viking refrigerator.

By doing so you will accomplish a couple of important items; firstly, you will avoid invalidating the warranty, and secondly, you will ensure that any work done is of good quality. Also, be sure to only use – or have the maintenance man use – genuine Viking refrigerator parts.  It makes very little sense to go cheap on replacement parts such as water filters.

When buying a premium brand refrigerator, you should be prepared to pay a little extra for authentic parts and quality maintenance work. If you enjoyed this article be sure to visit this page  on Viking appliances for more.

 

Originally posted. October 17, 2011

Four Aspects of Medical Freezers

From extremely low temperatures to unique locking mechanisms, medical freezers offer many different features that a normal fridge cannot. Medical freezers can maintain extremely constant temperatures and can be installed with alarms to keep your most vital medicine and lab specimen safe. So how, exactly, do medical freezers differ from normal home coolers?

Temperature

The major difference between regular and normal freezers is a variance in temperature abilities. For vaccines and tissue storage, a medical freezer must be much cooler to maintain a constant and sterile environment. Depending on needs and location, a freezer can be a variety of different temperatures, including:

  • Home: For the home, a freezer should stay around -17 degrees Celsius. This temperature can fluctuate greatly without harm to freezer contents.
  • Restaurant: While most restaurant freezers stay around the temperature of a home freezer, some specialty foods require temperatures that plummet to -30 degrees Celsius. These temperatures may also change slightly without harm.
  • Medical: These freezers must remain much cooler for vaccine and specimen storage. You can purchase vaccine freezers that maintain temperatures down to anywhere from -30 to -86 degrees Celsius (the lowest medical freezer storage capacity for labs.) Interestingly, some cool storage can dip down to an amazing -209 degrees Celsius in cryobanks.

The most important temperature feature of these freezers is the fact that they can maintain extremely precise temperatures that don’t fluctuate like most appliances do. In the medical field, it’s important to keep a steady temperature and humidity, a main component of most medical freezers.

Locking Mechanisms

Locking mechanisms and alarms are another specialized aspect of medical freezers that differ from normal commercial coolers. Often, expensive and vital specimens, evidence, and medicine are stored in medical grade freezers. Because of this, locks and alarms can be easily installed in most of these appliances. If security is especially important to you, it’s a good idea to inspect a model of the freezer before purchasing. If you can’t clearly see the locking mechanism, ask a sales representative about the engineering that goes into keeping your cold items secure.

Installation versus Portability

There is a wide variety of models and installation types of medical freezers that tailor make them for a number of different situations. Chest coolers are common for bulk storage. If you know that you’ll be in and out of your freezer often (such as in a lab), consider purchasing an upright freezer. Multiple compartments will make sure that temperature is isolated and kept constant. Portable freezers are a good idea for tissue transport. Be aware that these smaller models can’t maintain as even of temperature.

Choosing a Medical Freezer

Often, medical freezers tout many different features that normal freezers do not. These aspects can include extremely low temperatures, mechanical locks, alarms and even portability and installation options. When choosing your medical freezer, you may also want to inspect the model before purchasing to make sure that all of your special features are up to par

Originally posted. June 14, 2011

GE Monogram Refrigerators

GE Monogram refrigerators come in three distinctive designs: professional, integrated, and custom. Each of these designs provides a different look to choose from for your home or restaurant kitchen. There are side-by-side models of GE Monogram refrigerators, as well as bottom-freezer refrigerators and all-refrigerators.

The Three Styles of GE Monogram Refrigerators

The professional Monogram appliance line offers refrigerators that are made from premium stainless steel. These refrigerators have hand-finished, chamfered edges that give them a bold and distinctive look. The exteriors are made from 304-grade stainless steel, and the corners are perfectly polished and smoothed rather than being cut.

GE Monogram RefrigeratorsThe integrated line is all about simplicity. A General Electric Monogram refrigerator from the integrated line is designed to be understated yet sophisticated. Like the professional model appliances, the integrated refrigerators are perfectly polished and shaped. These refrigerators have thin, tubular handles that are smooth and comfortable to use.

For a kitchen design that is uniquely yours, choose custom GE Monogram appliances. You can purchase a custom GE Monogram refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher with solid-color panels, or you can choose custom panels with matching decorative handles. Custom GE Monogram appliances give your kitchen an elegant, streamlined look.

GE Monogram Refrigerator Models

You can buy built-in side-by-side Monogram refrigerators in any of the three styles described above. The built-in models range from 21.0 cu. ft. to 30.1 cu. ft. Free-standing side-by-side models are available only in the integrated design, in a 23.2 or 24.6 cu. ft. model. The built-in side-by-side refrigerators are all 84″ tall, and the free-standing models are 72″ tall.

If you prefer a built-in Monogram refrigerator with a bottom freezer, you can choose from two professional models, two integrated models, and four custom models. The professional and integrated models are all 20.6 cu. ft. with dimensions of 84″ high by 36″ wide by 23 7/8″ deep. Each design can be purchased with a door that hinges on the left or on the right. The custom models range from 14.09 to 20.6 cu. ft. There are also two free-standing GE Monogram refrigerators with bottom freezers. Both are in the professional line, with French doors and two freezer drawers. They are 69 5/8″ high by 35 3/4″ wide by 31″ deep and have a capacity of 20.6 cu. ft.

For those who prefer their refrigerator and freezer to be separate, there are six built-in all-refrigerator models to choose from. Each design is available with a door that hinges either on the left or on the right. The freezerless refrigerator models are 84″ tall by 36″ wide by 26 3/4″ deep.

GE Monogram Undercounter Refrigerators

GE Monogram undercounter refrigerators are smaller refrigerators that serve specialized purposes. The wine reserves, beverage centers, and bar refrigerators are all designed to hold drinks. There is also a fresh food refrigerator, a double-drawer undercounter refrigerator, and an indoor/outdoor refrigerator.

GE Monogram Refrigerator Prices

G.E. Monogram refrigerators range in price from around $1800 for the least expensive undercounter model to around $6,000 for the most expensive model. GE Monogram prices may vary depending on which dealer you purchase your refrigerator from.

GE Monogram Refrigerator Tips

I spoke to the good people at Aggressive Appliances (a reputable appliance dealer located in Central Florida) who were kind enough to give me the benefits of their expertise on this particular refrigeration line. I have included their thoughts on these products below:

  • Why should consumers consider the purchase of a GE Monogram Refrigerator?

GE Monogram refrigerators are among the best values in the premium refrigerator category.  They are a perfect match to Monogram’s great cooking products as well.

  • Which Models of GE Monogram Refrigerators do you think are the best?

The entire line of built-in refrigerators have proven very functional and reliable.  The new fully integrated line adds features and looks great with custom wood panels.  One style or size is not necessarily better than another, each customer needs to select the refrigerator that best suits their needs and the available space.

  • What are the best features of GE Monogram products?

GE’s dual refrigeration system means the refrigerator and freezer air never mix.  That extends the life of your produce and eliminates the possibility of smells being transferred from one side of the unit to the other.  The Climate-control drawer allows a zone that can be set at a different temperature for fast chilling and thawing or precise storage for citrus, produce and meat.

  • Why choose GE Monogram over other fridge freezer brands?

The broad selection of models means you can find what you want and GE’s national repair network means you can expect many years of great service.

  • Do you recommend any accessories or additional features?

Our exploration of General Electric Appliances reveal that Monogram refrigerator reviews state the appliances are generally complete and have only a few available accessories.  You can get a Sabbath mode kit and a few installation accessories.

  • What colors and styles are available?

Monogram refrigerators and freezers are available in stainless steel or come ready for your custom wood panels.  The stainless steel models can be ordered to match the Monogram Pro-Style appliances or the European Series of appliances.  There are 36” wide freestanding models in both side by side and French door styles.  The built-in models are available as all-refrigerator/all- freezer models, side by side or bottom freezer styles in sizes from 30” wide to 48” wide.

  • Are GE Monogram refrigerators difficult to maintain?

Changing the ice and water filter and occasionally vacuuming the coils are all you need to do to maintain a Monogram refrigerator.

  • Is there anything you’d like to add?

Aggressive Appliances carries GE Monogram appliances and dozens of other premium and traditional brands.  We are Central Florida’s biggest independent appliance dealer and the only local dealer with our own service and installation teams.  With seven live demo kitchens, only Aggressive Appliances can actually show you how the appliances work.  Check us out at  www.aggressiveappliances.com.

 

 

 

Originally posted. February 3, 2013

How to Choose an Apartment Refrigerator

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

Apartment RefrigeratorThere 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