Bosch beats Sub-Zero among built-in refrigerators

Bosch beats Sub-Zero among built-in refrigerators

We recently tested a batch of new built-in refrigerators, those behemoth, often panel-clad refrigerators that cost between $ 6,000 and $ 9,000. At those prices, you might expect dynamite performance across the board, but results are often mixed. That was the case again in our latest tests, in which a Bosch built-in soared while a competitor from Sub-Zero fell short.

The Bosch Integra 800 Series B36BT830NS, is a $ 7,500 built-in with French-door styling—two doors on top and … (read more)

Among coffeemakers, one that glitters is good as gold

Among coffeemakers, one that glitters is good as gold

Seeing a kitchen appliance gussied up as if for a formal dinner too easily suggests the old adage “All style, no substance.” But the Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp, one of five coffeemakers we’ve just tested, is a performance champ as well.

The Cuisinart stands out for a few reasons. It looks like other carafe models we’ve tested of that brand, yet its front face is adorned with Sarovski elements for a jeweled look. Of … (read more)