It's not easy to keep a wine collection on hand ready to be served at the correct temperature. First, of course, are money matters. Not many of us have the disposable income just waiting to be put toward a wine cellar. Even living in a land of make-believe where money is no object, the next roadblock may be a much more down to earth consideration: space. It's not always easy to find room for cases of wine. But knock down the price of storage as well as the space needed and all of a sudden, having a few … Read more
Kitchens, being the nerve center of the house, tend to reflect the personalities of those who live within. From the cluttered to the clean, how we outfit the kitchen says a lot about a person. But, as they say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," and what appears as clean to one, might look sterile to another. Same thing could be said the other way around: cluttered means "homey," more often than not. One thing for sure that all kitchens have in common is a desire for appliances that work well and look good … Read more
The largest appliance in the kitchen is often the one that is most overlooked. It sits there silently humming, a behemoth standing guard over ingredients-to-be. Though the refrigerator may not be the most frenetic appliance, the kitchen would certainly not be the same without it. When it comes features, size is of utmost importance.
Thanks to a door-mounted ice-maker, the Kenmore 28-cubic-foot Elite Trio Ice and Water Refrigerator opens up more storage area inside. The French-door fridge further extends available interior space with multilevel shelving in addition to a convenient split-level design that allows space for odd-shaped items. The well-thought-out … Read more
Refrigerators have a long history of being severely limited--at least in regards to controllable customization. From their humble beginnings as boxes basically designed to hold a giant ice cube, the "icebox" has come a long way. No longer are kitchens held hostage by slowly melting blocks of ice, but the same incapability to regulate temperature effectively exists today as it did back then. Sure, our modern refrigerators let you dial in preferred temperature, something their old-timey counterparts could only dream of, but when it comes right down to it, these giant monoliths found in every kitchen are still … Read more
Refrigerators aren't the most exciting of appliances. They sit there silently (mostly, that is), taking up a lot of room and generally not doing much. However, like practically everything else in life, it is what is inside that counts. Depending on eating habits, refrigerator's interiors can vary wildly, from a frozen wasteland of precooked frozen foods, to a lush garden of fresh fruits and vegetables. While each and every refrigerator may house a different collection of consumables, as the anchor of the kitchen it's designed to always be there when you need it. Perhaps even more so … Read more
Though wine is ancient, wine accessories and appliances are often quite modern. However, as popular as shiny metal and a sophisticated black satin finish may be, there are other options when it comes to wine decor--like bamboo.
Underneath all the bamboo of the Haier HVTS16AMB 16-Bottle Bamboo Cabinet Wine Cellar there is still a modern wine refrigerator, complete with a double-pane insulated glass door and three full-width chrome storage racks (with wood facings) that can store up to 16 bottles. The electronic controls are front-mounted and feature a decidedly modern blue LED panel for displaying temperature information. A soft interior … Read more
All consumers want options; it is only natural to want what we want how we want it. When it comes to big-ticket items, the list of available options can sometimes be overwhelming. However, style, design and finishing touches mean nothing unless the appliance can deliver in performance. In the case of refrigerators, energy efficiency, capacity and temperature range mean absolutely nothing unless the basics are covered. Like having beer on tap.
The Northstar Brew Master Draft System integrates into the existing line of Northstar refrigerators, giving consumers the option they really want. The retro-style refrigerators come with a variety of … Read more
Refrigerators are the one appliance that you want to get right. That's not to discount the range, the toaster oven, or even the can opener; it's just that an appliance that is on duty 24-7, it only makes sense. Of course, all of that on time is an energy drain, so it's extra important to be selective when faced with such a purchasing decision. Looking for Energy Star qualified appliances is one way to narrow down the playing field--while saving some cash in the long run.
Very few kitchen appliances operate in the "on" position all day, every day. The refrigerator is definitely one appliance you leave on 24-7. While they may not make refrigerators with an "off" switch, they do make them to be energy-efficient and user-friendly. When it comes to a substantial purchase that is always in use, it's the little things that matter.
The new KitchenAid French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator is a model update that provides more user-friendly features. Interior space is increased from 25-cubic-feet to 27-cubic-feet, allowing for greater ease in both storing and selecting food … Read more
If you take a look at the new KitchenAid French Door bottom freezer fridge, you might think that the only changes are the chrome details and full color LCD screen on the newly contoured doors. You might, but you'd be wrong.
Open those lovely doors, and you'll find a larger fridge capacity (2 cubic feet more than previous models), shelves that extend an additional three quarters of an inch, and advanced LED lighting so that you can see everything you cram inside. The fridge also features an in-door water and ice system and a convenient tilt-out ice door. … Read more