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The Panel Ready Refrigerator - What You Need to Know

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 2, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

If you are remodeling a kitchen and going high end, you may be asking yourself: What is a panel ready refrigerator, and are they a good choice? If you want that really modern, high-end integrated look, a panel ready refrigerator may be a good choice for you. (For more tips on choosing a new fridge, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

Panel ready refrigerators allow you to have your cabinet maker design a panel for the refrigerator doors that will match your cabinets, including the hardware like the handles. Panel ready refrigerators are typically only found in larger side-by-side or French door models and are more expensive than traditional models. They are usually purchased for very expensive homes along with other high-end appliances or as part of a designer kitchen remodel.

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What is a Built In Refrigerator? - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jul 22, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

If you are remodeling a kitchen and going high end, you may be asking yourself: What is a built-in refrigerator? Is it a could choice? If you want that really modern, high-end commercial grade look, a built-in refrigerator may be exactly what you need.

Built-in refrigerators are made to be built into an opening in the kitchen cabinets, and they do not protrude from the cabinets. They do not have finished sides and the compressor is usually located on the top of the unit. These are available in larger sizes and are much pricier than freestanding refrigerators. They are usually purchased for very expensive homes along with other high-end appliances. (Before we continue: for more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

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Marvel Wine Cooler Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 28, 2021 9:00 AM 

 

Are you a wine enthusiast looking for the ideal place to store your collection of red and white wines? Are you looking for the best in wine cooler options for your home? If so, specialty brand Marvel should definitely be up for consideration. In this wine refrigerator review, we'll go over the different sizes, price points, and options among Marvel wine coolers. Marvel has both single and dual temperature zone wine refrigerators available, all at a high level of quality.

There are certainly many other brands that offer wine coolers at lower price points, but if you want the best in quality for your wines, both inside and out, you should consider Marvel's wine coolers. They stand apart thanks to their focus on energy efficiency, leading the industry in fast and responsive cooling thanks to Dynamic Cooling Technology, and professional features. The following three models are some of their most popular options. 

All of the Marvel wine refrigerators in our review include the following:

  • Front-breathing design for built-in installations

  • Vibration Neutralization System to protect wines from agitation

  • Tinted, UV resistant Argon-filled dual pane glass doors to protect wines from damaging ultra-violet light

  • Sleek designer styling, including panel-ready options

  • Basic Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, 5 years parts on the sealed system

  • Integrated digital controls with LED display on top of the door

  • Designed for quiet operation
 
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Narrow Refrigerators - What Are Your Options?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 12, 2021 11:27 AM 
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Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator Reviews - Every Model in the Lineup!

Posted by Alex Frank on May 7, 2021 8:00 AM 

 

After manufacturing refrigerators for over a century, it’s safe to say that Frigidaire has significant experience under its belt. The company has several lines of products, including the basic Frigidaire, the restaurant-inspired Frigidaire Professional, and the stylish Frigidaire Gallery. While much can be said about each product line, we will be looking specifically at Frigidaire Gallery refrigerators in this article to compare the different styles and features available.

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The 7 Best Side by Side Refrigerator Models for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 21, 2021 10:00 AM 

 

The side by side refrigerator is a popular choice for large families and households with a lot of mouths to feed! Unlike traditional top freezer refrigerators or bottom freezer refrigerators, the side by side is split vertically between the freezer and refrigerator sections. These refrigerators tend to have a larger width but require less space to fully open the doors. The design allows you to keep the fresh and frozen items you access the most within easy reach without needing to bend over. (For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

So, if you’re looking for a side by side refrigerator model for 2021, you’re in the right place! We’ve compiled the top seven options for the best side by side refrigerator from a variety of brands. These top rated models feature capacities up to 28.5 cubic feet and prices ranging from $1,299 to $2,399. For models under $1,500, check out #1, #6, and #7. Let’s dig in!

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Dual Evaporator Refrigerators - Are They Right for You?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 21, 2021 8:45 AM 

 

If you are doing research on new refrigerators, you'll be amazed to find all of the advanced new features that are offered in today's models. One of the features worth considering is a dual evaporator. There are many dual evaporator refrigerators available from brands like GE, LG, Samsung and others. We'll talk about the benefits of this technology and who offers it in detail below - and if you need more study material, check out our refrigerator buying guide!

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The 5 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators of 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 2, 2021 10:30 AM 

 

Refrigerators! We all have one that may have seen better days. Many of us have full-depth units for a variety of reasons and may consider purchasing the same size and style as a replacement. But counter depth options in different styles are available that could take your kitchen design to the next level! These refrigerators imitate the built-in look when installed between cabinets and panel enclosures. It will give a sleek, professional, and finished look to your kitchen. (For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

In this article, we take a look at our top picks for the five best counter depth refrigerator models of 2021, mainly focusing on French door models except for #4, which is a side by side model. Pay attention to the depth measurement, which includes the case, doors, and door handles. The case depth, or depth excluding doors and handles, will usually be around 24 to 24.5 inches. Different door thicknesses and handle designs will stick out more or less from the cabinetry. You can read more about counter depth refrigerators in our article.

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The 5 Best Mini Fridge Models of 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 25, 2021 8:15 AM 

 

Mini fridges are useful little appliances for rec rooms, dorms, offices, and more. A mini fridge is typically from 1.7 to 4.5 cubic feet and can be found in all refrigerator styles or as refrigerators with small freezer sections. We'll cover fridges at a range of sizes and price points to help you find the perfect option for your needs.

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The 7 Best French Door Refrigerator Models for 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 25, 2021 8:00 AM 

 

The French door refrigerator flips the traditional top freezer model and makes the refrigerator into a two-door design. The result? Tons of usable shelf space, less area needed for the doors to swing open than a single-door refrigerator, lots of door bins, and a lot of features… but that’s far from all of it! You get wider shelves than a side-by-side refrigerator and easier access to refrigerated items without bending over like with a top freezer model. (For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

If you’re planning on upgrading your refrigerator for 2021 and considering a French door model, we’ve compiled a list of seven of the best French door refrigerator models of the year. They’re high-tech and dressed to impress from the great household brands you know and love! All of the models on our list come with LED lighting and are Energy Star rated. Except for model #1 from GE Appliances, they're all 36" wide. Prices range from $1,899 to $3,799, although holiday sales and rebates can cut these list prices by 20% or more. Let's dig in!

 

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