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U-Line vs. True Clear Ice Makers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

For many years, you had limited options for buying icemakers. Sub-Zero, Scotsman, U-Line and Marvel were the best brands. True started manufacturing icemakers in 2014 and the product and company are totally different.

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Topics: True, Ice Makers, U-Line

The 5 Most Serviced Appliance Brands

by Steve Sheinkopf

We have already shared the most reliable brands and now we share the not so reliable.

This post is deliberately yet consistently unfair. If we have to send a tech for a minor issue, it is logged as a service visit. We do not distinguish between minor, major, installation or customer information problems. If we send a tech out, then it counts as a call.

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Topics: Marvel, True, U-Line, Gaggenau, Capital, Bertazzoni, SubZero, Liebherr, Most Serviced Appliances, Bosch Benchmark

The 4 Best Undercounter Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Undercounter refrigeration has become popular over the last decade. You immediately think about one of these for your bar. However, as kitchens have expanded, you may want to have a smaller refrigerator for the kids to have easy access to water and juice boxes.

There is not one dominant brand. It depends on if you will be storing food, wine, beverages or a combination. So we will look at a few brands and models.

First, let's look at undercounter versus freestanding refrigerators.

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Topics: Perlick, Danby, Undercounter Refrigerators, Sub-Zero, U-Line, Refrigerators

U-Line vs. Scotsman Clear Ice Makers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Neil Katz

I have been working in the appliance industry for many years. I found out that people are very particular about what kind of ice cubes you put in there drinks.

We now have a working display of ice cube makers, so you can actually see the cubes. Scotsman and U-Line are two of the best.

There are actually major differences in the way that these machines produce your ice.

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Topics: U-Line, Scotsman, Clear Ice Makers

Best Undercounter Beverage Centers (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Groux

Beverage centers are the most popular undercounter refrigerator on the market. Unlike a wine unit or traditional refrigerator, a beverage center is designed to store wine as well as soda, water and beer.

Because beverage centers are designed for various drinks the internal temperature on average can range from 35 to 65 degrees.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Undercounter Refrigerators, Beverage Centers, Sub-Zero, U-Line, True Refrigerators

U-Line vs. Sub-Zero Clear Ice Makers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

Clear ice makers spray the water through a sheet of metal so the impurities and air bubbles are drained and removed from the water resulting in higher quality clear ice. Clear ice takes longer to melt and does not change the flavor of the drink. Regular ice makers simply freeze tap water impurities, just like an ice maker in a refrigerator.

U-Line and Sub-Zero are both premier and highly popular undercounter ice makers. We will compare both and even look at the differences between clear and regular ice makers.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Ice Makers, U-Line

U-Line vs. Marvel Clear Icemakers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

When you call someone to ask them what they need you to bring the party or to that special occasion, more often than not, some say, just bring yourself. You can always bring a few bags of ice as they are always needed.

However, your good intentions and thoughts can often lead to a leaky bag in your car on the way over, or there will be no room in the Refrigerator or coolers for it. Many times the bag will break open and make a mess when you’re trying to break the blocks of ice. Drinks are better with ice, but not a dirty clunk of ice from a cooler at someone’s backyard barbecue. Now you can even buy icemakers with clear, not cloudy ice cubes.

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Topics: Marvel, Ice Makers, U-Line, Clear Ice Makers

SubZero vs U-Line Undercounter Wine Coolers (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Wine storage has always fascinated me. When America discovered wine in the 90's, factories scrambled to find suitable products. Wine refrigerators seemingly popped out of nowhere, but essentially they were regular refrigerators with wine racks inside.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, U-Line, Wine Coolers

Built-In vs Freestanding Compact Refrigerators (Prices/Reviews)

by Eddie Jacob

So you want to place a refrigerator between cabinets and under a counter? You are probably wondering the reason for the $1,000 cost difference. It was a pretty common question back when I was selling appliances on the floor (in the dark ages). Following is the answer by Eddie Jacobs.

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Topics: Frigidaire, Undercounter Refrigerators, U-Line

The Difference Between Regular and Clear Ice Makers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Groux

An undercounter icemaker is a great way to have extra ice available for drinks, parties and even for icing down injuries. There are two types of icemakers, clear and regular, both kinds need a 120 volt power source and a water connection. They are different from the icemakers inside your freezer because they produce more ice on a daily basis with a better quality of ice.

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Topics: Marvel, Sub-Zero, Ice Makers, U-Line, Clear Ice Makers

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