Don’t miss these Veterans Day appliance sales

Don’t miss these Veterans Day appliance sales

Monday is Veterans Day. It’s also a good time to look for deals on appliances. Consumer Reports checked in with Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Sears and got the heads-up on sales of laundry and kitchen appliances. Some are so impressive that they’ve been recommended by the testers at Consumer Reports or came pretty close to being named a top pick. When shopping at Home Depot and Lowe’s, ask about their discounts for military families.
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Smeg retro fridge in gold with Swarovski crystals

We have seen the fabulous Smeg FAB28 fridge freezer in pink, denim and with St George’s Cross. Now the retro FAB28OR comes in gold, its striking Smeg logo studded with Swarovski crystals.

The ‘A++’ rated, 222 liter Smeg fridge freezer features 4 safety glass shelves including 3 height adjustable, fruit and vegetable drawer, dairy box, chrome plated bottle carrier, various door bins and ice cube tray in the 4-star, 26 liter freezer.

Other main features are automatic defrost, dynamic air cooling, adjustable temperature control and interior lighting. Price for the … (read more)

5 cabinet-depth refrigerators to consider

5 cabinet-depth refrigerators to consider

It’s a great time to shop for a cabinet-depth refrigerator. Consumer Reports’ latest refrigerator Ratings are filled with these models, whose flush-to-the-countertop design results in a streamlined effect valued by many consumers. As a result, we’re seeing cabinet-depth models hit stores in a wider range of styles and sizes, including the popular French-door configuration. Here are five models to consider if cabinet-depth is your key requirement.

Bosch Linea 800 B22CS80SN[S], $ 2,700. Paying more for this 36-inch-wide Bosch gets you our … (read more)

Hybrid freezers that can refrigerate too

Hybrid freezers that can refrigerate too

Stand-alone freezers have always been about one thing: providing extra storage space for frozen foods. But two new models—the Hisense DZ9 dual-zone freezer and the Frigidaire FKCH17F7HW, both being tested in Consumer Reports’ labs—have hybridized the product, combining freezing and refrigeration. The result is a freezer that can also handle surplus beverages, meats, and the like.

Hisense, a Chinese manufacturer looking to expand its presence in the U.S. market has given Lowe’s the exclusive to its DZR dual-zone chest freezer (model … (read more)

Kuppersbusch American Style refrigerator

Offering every advantage of a large, side-by-side fridge freezer, the 84 cm wide stainless American Style refrigerator from Kuppersbusch has precise architectural lines and rectangular handles, giving a clean, almost severe look to your modern kitchen. The freestanding KE 9700-0-2TZ provides 550 liters in net capacity and with its smartly designed interior, makes food storage a simple and predictable task.

The easily accessible, 154-liter double drawer freezer ensures straight forward and trouble free storage of frozen food. You can freeze 13.5 kg of fresh food in 24 hours in this Kuppersbusch American Style refrigerator, … (read more)

Bauknecht Black Line refrigeration

Part of the new Bauknecht Black Line that includes a built-in oven, a combi steam oven, a microwave compact oven, a freezer, a cabinet refrigerator and two decorative hoods, the 60cm wide KR 360 fridge and the 60cm wide GKN 363 freezer bring the timeless aesthetics, high quality materials and high functionality. An especially designed black mirror glass projects the character, strength and durability.

The ‘A++’ rated Bauknecht Black Line KR 360 fridge offers 374 liter net capacity, antibacterial protection, Bauknecht Green Intelligence sensor technology, ProFresh, LED light, LED temperature display, SuperCool, 6 safety … (read more)

5 ways to save energy and money right now

5 ways to save energy and money right now

Boston scored a win over New York this week and it wasn’t on the baseball diamond. Instead, Beantown won top honors for its efforts to advance energy efficiency. New York took third place after Portland, Ore., in the rankings from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. While the report focuses on the actions of the nation’s 34 largest cities, citizens everywhere can do their part and save money too. Plugging leaks and insulating your home are two of … (read more)

Electrolux Poggenpohl Gourmet Range

Electrolux is launching a new range of super premium kitchen appliances to be offered with Poggenpohl Goldreif kitchens, positioning Electrolux as the preferred partner of the Poggenpohl Group. The new Electrolux Gourmet Range will be made available as a built-in component of Goldreif kitchens, a brand which is being reintroduced by Poggenpohl this autumn. Tested by professional chefs, the Electrolux Gourmet Range complements the company ultra-luxury Electrolux Grand Cuisine Appliances and the premium Inspiration Range.

The Electrolux Gourmet Range represents company first offering within the super premium segment. Even more significant, … (read more)