Monday, February 1, 2010

Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

When looking to buy a refrigerator there are many styles for you to choose from. You can get the traditional top freezer refrigerator, a side-by-side or even a bottom freezer refrigerator. Since the bottom freezer models are the most energy efficient, you decide to go with that model.

Bottom freezer refrigerators are made by quite a few different manufacturers. You can get them with or without icemakers and water dispensers and in a variety of colors and styles. Consumer ratings on them vary, but all are rated more energy efficient and seem to be very popular.

Kenmore's 76252 comes highly recommended. With a size of 21.9 cubic feet, this model includes a factory installed ice maker, spill proof glass shelves, 2 freezer baskets that can be removed, electronic controls, 2 matching humidity controlled crispers, and 4 door mounted and movable transparent bins. This model is qualified by Energy Star to the most up to date standards and as such is extremely cost efficient to operate. The Kenmore 76252 will cost you around $1300 and is offered in white, stainless steel and bisque.

If you are looking to spend less on the total up-front cost of a bottom freezer refrigerator, you should consider looking into the Amana ABB1921DEW. At a retail price of around $800, it might be more affordable at the outset. Receiving high ratings in professional testing, user reviews are mixed. Consumers tend to be iffy on reliability and build issues. This model is 19 cubic feet and features a swing out freezer door with a slide out freezer door made out of wire. This particular model does however have a feature that is hard to find in a bottom freezer model. It comes equipped with a freezer light. The Amana brand is quite consistent with a freezer light though. With an outstanding sound insulation, the Amana is one of the quietest running refrigerators on the market today. While not equipped with a water dispenser or a factory installed ice maker, there is an option for an ice maker. The Amana is only available in white.

When 19 cubic feet is not enough to meet your needs but you like the Amana name, try the Amana ABB2221FEW. At a suggested retail price of $900, you get 22.1 cubic feet for only $100 more. It also comes with an installed ice maker and adjustable split glass shelves along with all of the features that the Amana above has. While this model comes standard in white, a black version is also available.

There is also an Amana ABB2222FEW with 22 cubic feet. This model is pretty basic, but is better rated by Energy Star. It comes in white, black and bisque, but if you want an ice maker, there will be an extra charge.

Overall, the Amana models were rated well by professional reviewers. Consumers rated them in a more detrimental way however. Most of the consumer complaints were regarding reliability. All refrigerators will not please everyone however and ultimately it just comes down to what you prefer.

Autor: Kevin Shirey

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Added: February 1, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Summary of Frigidaire's Electric Ranges

The Frigidaire electric range stoves are models in a variety of aesthetic styles to suit any kitchen, with various utility traits and cooking advantages held in common. Colors offered consist of classic white, a more industrial steel, and an elegant black. The majority proudly display their coil-based heating methodology as well as self-cleaning abilities. Available prices range from a low four hundred dollars to well over a thousand for the higher-end units, with the middle ground being in the five and six hundred dollar range.

All Frigidaire freestanding electric range stoves are, as the title implies, built as individual units and can be moved in place in a kitchen or other area of the building. Common to all these units are, of course, viewing windows, as well as lower compartments for storage. The aesthetic differences of the exteriors have little influence on price, allowing customers to pick up whatever looks best to them.

While the cheaper models make no boasts of particular advantages besides simply being good at cooking quickly and evenly, the more expensive Frigidaire electric range stoves have more to offer. The high-end models offered by Frigidaire have some very specialized functions, such as button-push settings for items as specific as chicken nuggets or pizza. Complementing this is the offering of complex but versatile rack sets, that allow the user to cook more food with less space. However, the racks may be somewhat hard to get up with for those who get easily annoyed by adjusting such things.

Also very highly noted are several means of warming foods, to keep them at a pleasant temperature while waiting for the time to serve. This is offered in no less than three ways on most higher-end models: as a drawer, a general setting, or a physical region. Also popular is a method of easing convection-based cooking. Finally, the timer is flexible enough that it can be adjusted while active without having to be entirely reset, which can save a great deal of trouble when experimenting with new dishes.

Unfortunately, many of Frigidaire's models are no longer produced. However, the newer models have incorporated all the best attributes from the old, so that today's shoppers can enjoy all the best past features. The only real impact, therefore, is in creating an understandable nostalgia for old, outdated designs.

Autor: Barry Andrews

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Added: January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Simple Tips While Choosing a Food Processor

Food processor is an electric powered appliance that is able to process variety of foods such as chopping, slicing, blending and shredding, it is also considered as basic kitchen equipment that every home should has. Food processor is such a good invention that makes cooking easier and faster, especially when you have to prepare a wide variety of foods.

The first food processor was introduced in the early 60s that the invention is only equipped with a bowl and a manual rotating cutting blade at the base. The design of the equipment is then being revised to run with a DC motor in the late 60s to make the operation even easier. While this type of design still having limitation due to the use of only a single cutting blade.

After a several revisions from the old generation of processor, the invention now has multiple combinations of interchangeable cutting blades that are able to run with an electric motor. Depends on the requirement, normally the processor is able to perform different tasks such as chopping, grating, mixing, slicing, blending and shredding.

There are several brands and models available in the market; however, you should choose the one that perfectly suit your cooking needs. The models available from the market are normally varied in term of the attachments offered; some of them may vary in term of power and speed as well.

Most of the food processors in the market are bundled with 3 bowl sizes to serve your multiple needs during food preparation. You can also look for the processor that allows you to control the rotating speed so that you can get the best ingredient for your food. While dealing with electrical powered appliances, safety must be your priority concern while choosing them, you should look for the one that provides you with safety mechanism that could prevent from injury while the equipment is malfunction. Before purchasing, you should look for the one that best suit your needs and make sure the food processor has the most suitable features according to your preference.

Autor: Simon Lee

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Added: January 30, 2010