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New BlueStar 36-Inch Professional Built-In Refrigerator (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

BlueStar has a new 36-inch professional refrigerator with some interesting features. We will review the BlueStar and compare it to some more familiar names like Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, and Sub-Zero.

First of all, BlueStar is a family-owned range company based in Pennsylvania. They have been around making solid cooking appliances since the 1880s. After talking about manufacturing a refrigerator for a while, they have finally introduced their first model after years of development.

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Topics: Professional Refrigerators, BlueStar

The Best 48 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I wrote this 4 years ago, Sub-Zero seemed to be the best choice for a 48 inch refrigerator. With new competitors and new products, you may need an update.

So we will look at a few different types of configuring a 48 inch refrigerator, then look at the brands and then compare.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Integrated Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

Best Affordable Panel-Ready Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

Custom paneling a refrigerator is a great style for a new kitchen. Have a look:

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Topics: Professional Refrigerators

SubZero vs Miele Integrated Refrigerator Columns: Which is Better?

by Danny Nguyen

Sub-Zero and Miele are the largest family owned companies in the world, yet they really compete minimally.

Sub-Zero focused on refrigeration and cooking while Miele really was a dishwasher and laundry producer. That all changed when Miele decided to market a refrigerator a few years ago. Have a look at a few pics:

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Topics: Miele, Sub-Zero, Professional Refrigerators

Liebherr vs. Viking 36” Pro Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Whether the style of the kitchen is more modern, contemporary, or anything in between, having a professional style refrigerator (even more than a professional range) is the single best design statement in your kitchen.

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Topics: Viking, Liebherr, Professional Refrigerators

True Professional 42 Inch Built In Refrigerator (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

If you went refrigerator shopping 30 years ago, you had two main choices for refrigerators either white or almond, then black became the prestige color.

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Topics: New Products, True, Professional Refrigerators

The Difference Between Commercial and Professional Refrigeration

by Steve Sheinkopf

Despite having a similar physical style, there are huge differences between commercial and professional refrigerators in terms of energy efficiency and repair.

I wanted to take a moment and explain why each is popular and the important differences.

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Topics: Professional Refrigerators

36 Inch Side by Side Professional Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Side by sides were the marquee, premium look in refrigeration, but much of the buzz has shifted to bottom freezers and french doors. Still, side by sides offer more freezer space and more organized storage.  The downside is no lateral storage for platters like a bottom freezer or french door.  Side by sides are also avalable in the larger 42 and 48 inch widths, but 36 inch is the standard

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Topics: Sub-Zero, KitchenAid, GE Monogram, Professional Refrigerators

SubZero vs Bosch 30 Inch Built-In Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Mark Bennett

In cities like Boston we deliver to all types of houses and buildings, from large single family houses to small apartments. As we have written previously, there are 3 very popular standard refrigerator cabinet widths; 30, 33 and 36 inch. 30 inch is very popular, especially in the city and within smaller kitchens in general. Bosch and Sub-Zero offer two popular premium refrigerators with the 30 inch space...and the companies and their products could not be more different.

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Topics: Bosch, Sub-Zero, Integrated Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators

SubZero vs GE Monogram 30 Inch Pro Counter Depth Refrigerators

by Steve Sheinkopf

I have a friend who is building a development in Boston. Her contractor wants her to buy GE Monogram for this luxurious new development. I would rather see her buy a Sub-Zero.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, GE Monogram, Professional Refrigerators

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