How to choose the best counter depth refrigerator? This question was asked to Jason Parsons, DBP's Chief Designer, by an online magazine. Here is his answer: Because of their size and frequency of use, refrigerators are generally a focal point in the kitchen. If you have decided on a counter depth unit, there are several factors to consider when choosing the best model for you. First, most people do not realize that only the body of the refrigerator is counter depth. Doors and handles extend beyond the counter. In addition, the hinges are designed to have the doors open outside of the refrigerator width. You need to ensure that there is enough clearance to open the doors a minimum of 90° from the refrigerator not only to access your food, but to remove all drawers for regular cleaning. This will require anywhere from 3” – 6” on each side of the unit. Be sure to choose one that will work with the space that you have.
History of the Refrigerator When you think kitchens and kitchen appliances, you think refrigerators. While there were working "fridge" models prior to 1913, this is the year when the domestic refrigerator was invented. The inventor was Fred Wolfe. However, the prototype was improved upon the very next year by an engineer named Nathaniel B. Wales. Refrigerators really jumped in popularity in the 1920s after the invention of freon; from there, the General Electric "Monitor Top" refrigerator became the first fridge to see widespread use. Continue reading
Jenn-Air Refrigerator with Obsidian Black Interior The new Jenn-Air refrigerator with Obsidian black interior is the new luxury kitchen design that will transform the way you keep your food fresh and the way your kitchen looks. In the new Jenn-Air built in refrigerators, you now have the option to complete it with a beautiful Obsidian black interior. Your food will be illuminated with LED lights, making it look both appetizing and dramatic every time you open the door. The refrigerator not only keeps food looking amazing, but tasting great as well. It automatically adjusts the temperature and humidity to create an optimal environment for your edibles, making sure they stay fresh and tasty for as long as possible. This is enabled by the TwinFresh climate controls, which allows you to create two unique climate settings within your fridge. No longer do you have to worry about one piece of produce being too cool while another one is too warm. Continue reading