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New Undercounter Refrigerators

Steve Sheinkopf  |  May 04, 2011  |  3 Min. Read

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First, there are two types of undercounter refrigerators. There is the standard refrigerator with the compressor in the back. This refrigerator cannot be enclosed within cabinets.

The more popular refrigerators(freezers, wine coolers and combos) for kitchens have static compressors, which breathe from the front and can be enclosed in a cabinet.

Lets look at a few:

SubZero 700BR $3399: Ok, this isn't new, but refrigerator drawers were a radical concept 8 years ago. This refrigerator is especially good in islands. Kid can grab juices, etc. and go.


Uline 2275DWRROLOO $3019: If you cannot design the original, then copy it. The Uline refrigerator is the more popular 24 inch size, whereas the SubZero is a less accommodating 27 inch.


Perlick HC24RB3 $2099: Perlick is an interesting refrigerator. The compressor is 7 times more powerful than a regular undercounter refrigerator and the whole line is EnergyStar rated. Perlick also has some interesting accessories like martini glass holders, etc.  Could be worth a separate blog.


Danby DBC2760BLS $869: The Danby is refrigerator and freezer side by side within a 24 inch space. Unique.





A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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