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The 4 Best Undercounter Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

Undercounter refrigerators have changed over the years. You can buy a refrigerator, a wine cooler, freezer, or a combination set including an icemaker. Then you can buy them with a glass door or with drawers. Many options exist in the refrigerator industry to fit your lifestyle.

The most popular style is a beverage center because it allows you storage for wine and refrigerated items. The glass door is a nice showcase in any kitchen or bar.

So we will look at the 4 best products to consider. But first, let us answer why they are way more expensive than a freestanding unit.

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

The 6 Best Luxury Appliance Brands (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance, and features. Some of the names may surprise you.

Now I am not implying that you should only buy these if you have the budget or specific need. You should also look at the brands in the 5 Best Affordable Luxury Brands which combine features and price.

Regardless, if you want the best in your kitchen, these 6 brands are universally considered to be the best. Honorable mention to Jenn-Air and Bosch Benchmark, which are considered affordable luxury.

Short on time? Get our free Appliance Buying Guide for comparisons of all the major brands »

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Viking, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, La Cornue Ranges

Viking vs. Sub-Zero Refrigerators 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by William Hanley

Viking and Sub-Zero are two of the best names in the appliance industry. They didn’t compete before as Viking sold ranges and Sub-Zero built refrigerators. 

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Topics: Viking, Sub-Zero

Sub-Zero vs. GE Monogram Undercounter Wine Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Brittany Jatkola

Wine is the toughest item to store, because it can react to almost anything or more specifically vibration, light, humidity and of course temperature changes and heat.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, GE Monogram, Wine Coolers

Best Clear Ice Makers for 2016 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

If you are planning a large-scale kitchen renovation and like to entertain, chances are you are planning to have an ice maker in your kitchen plan.

Most refrigerators feature an ice maker, but it can only produce up to 15 pounds of cloudy ice per day.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Scotsman, Clear Ice Makers, True Refrigerators

True 48" vs. Sub-Zero Pro 48 Counter Depth Refrigerator

by Jonathan Beresford

Let's face it. Sub-Zero has owned the 48 inch professional refrigeration market for quite some time. The Pro 48 inch was introduced in 2005 to appeal to people who wanted an industrial looking refrigerator in the home.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

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, Ranges, True Refrigerators

New Appliances, Sinks and Lighting for 2016

by Steve Sheinkopf

Yale Home Show 2016
19 chef demos to see in both locations – February 6-7 + 13-15

  • Free 5 Year Warranties on Jenn-Air and Miele Purchases. Some exlusions apply, ask for details
  • 10% Back in Lighting and Plumbing in Gift Cards with 4-piece Kitchen Package Purchase from Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Pro, Electrolux and Bosch (Benchmark not included).
  • 12 Month, 0% Financing Available with Approved Credit
  • 10% Off All Decorative Lighting. Recessed and GM Lighting products excluded.
  • 10% Off All Outlet Prices

Call us at 617-825-9253 for more information
Click here for Home Show details

We used to display new products at The Bayside Expo Center when they had a Home Show, then we remodeled our showroom to show functional, working kitchens. We then hired some chefs to demonstrate the products capabilities, and The Yale Home Show was born. 

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Jenn-Air, Visual Comfort, New Products, Bosch, Frigidaire, Hubbardton Forge, Sub-Zero, Lynx, KitchenAid, Samsung, La Cornue Ranges

Gaggenau vs. Sub-Zero Refrigerator Columns (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Brittany Jatkola

Refrigerator and freezer columns have become a popular option in the integrated refrigeration world. You will appreciate the versatility because you can now place your refrigerator and freezer anywhere in your kitchen.

Integrated columns look better than a traditional counter depth refrigerator as well. They fit within a 24 inch cabinet, so they are indistinguishable from the cabinet itself.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, Integrated Refrigerators

Thermador vs Sub-Zero French Door Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Chris Wurlitzer

French door refrigeration is the most popular style of refrigerator sold in the United States right now. It is certainly the coolest looking product with side by side top and a bottom freezer.

Unlike side by side refrigerators, French doors allow you to use the full width to store food like trays and platters.

Thermador has had a French door for 10 years as part of their very successful Freedom collection. Sub-Zero just started marketing a French door in July of 2012.

As these brands seem to compete in other categories, let's compare their French door refrigerators. This a tough comparison of very different units, prices and rebates.

We'll take a look at both companies, their products and then compare the two at the end. 

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Topics: Thermador, Sub-Zero, French Door Refrigerators

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