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Integrated Appliances at Arizona Wholesale Supply

What are Integrated Appliances?

Sub Zero Pro Grand

When speaking about appliances at design community events, I always make a point to distinguish between appliances that are meant to stand out versus appliances that are designed to fit in. Sub-Zero’s Pro Grand Refrigerator above is a perfect example of an appliance designed to stand out. Customers proudly show this giant refrigerator as a centerpiece in their kitchen. At the other end of the spectrum are fully-integrated appliances such as the refrigerator/freezer below.

fully integrated refrigerator
Fully integrated refrigerator 2

I took these two photos at the recent Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS 2015) in Las Vegas. In the first photo, you cannot tell that this is a refrigerator. In the integrated refrigerator category, there are significant differences among what is considered fully-integrated and partially-integrated.

Fully-Integrated Appliances

If you’ve ever seen a kitchen such as in the photo above, where appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher, icemaker, etc. were fitted with cabinet panels and installed so that they could not be distinguished from the surrounding cabinets, they are fully-integrated appliances.

There would be no hinges, no toe-kick, nor any grill showing on the refrigerator exterior. Similarly, there would be no visible toe-kick, nor visible controls on the dishwasher, etc. Of course, all the appliances need to have a narrow depth (24″) so that when installed with a cabinet panel they would be flush with the adjacent cabinet panel. The appliance handles (pulls) would match the cabinet hardware.

Partially-Integrated Appliances

Appliances that do not meet all these strict requirements, yet still have matching cabinet faces are partially-integrated. A refrigerator’s hinges might show; perhaps even a grill to allow air movement. Dishwasher controls, or toe plates might be visible. Of course, there are even some standard refrigerators that are built to accommodate cabinet panels, such as the KitchenAid counter-depth refrigerator below.

partially integrated refrigerator

As you can see, there are considerable variations from a pure fully-integrated built-in appliance to a standard full-depth appliance. To make sure that you get the exact appliance you need for your new kitchen, consult the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply. It’s always important to coordinate with designers, contractors, etc. when doing a new kitchen, but it’s especially important if your planning to have fully-integrated appliances.


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Choosing a Counter Depth Refrigerator

Best Selection and Prices on Counter Depth Refrigerators

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Because of their shallow depth, counter depth or as they are sometimes known, cabinet depth, refrigerators have become very popular. They usually cost more and they have less capacity than their full depth counterparts. Nevertheless, since they don't stick out into the kitchen, customers are often willing to make the tradeoff.

Counter depth refrigerators should not be confused with built-in refrigerators. Built-in refrigerators fit snug into and flush with the surrounding cabinets. Whereas counter depth refrigerators are free standing units that have some clearance from the surrounding cabinets and protrude slightly beyond the kitchen counter.

Counter depth refrigerators are available in both Side-by-Side and French Door configurations. Each style offers models with or without external water and ice dispeners. Measure the space you have before going shopping. Nearly all counter-depth refrigerators are designed to fit in a 36 inch wide space. However, some are 69 inches tall and some are 72 inches tall. The sales associates at Arizona Wholesale Supply (AWS), are familiar with the different brands, models, and dimensions of counter depth refrigerators. Here are just a few examples of the products available through AWS.

Side-by-Side Counter Depth Refrigerators

 
Bosch Refrigerator

Bosch Refrigerator

This Bosch counter depth side-by-side B22CS30SNS is highly-rated and has a very contemporary look with a frameless exterior ice and water dispenser. It also features a dual evaporator for separate refrigerator and freezer cooling.

 
Frigidaire Refrigerator

Frigidaire Refrigerator

The Frigidaire Gallery 23 cu.ft counter depth side-by-side FGHC2331PF is a reliable performer at a decent price. Frigidaire touts their SmudgeProof™ stainless steel that resists fingerprints and is easy to clean.

Whirlpool Refrigerator

Whirlpool Refrigerator


The 25 cu. ft. Whirlpool Gold® WRS965CIA is the largest capacity counter depth side-by-side refrigerator in the industry. You'll love the in door ice storage that creates 30% more usable capacity in the freezer compartment. As part of the new Whirlpool ICE Collection it can also be purchased in a shiny white or black finish with stainless accents.

French Door Counter Depth Refrigerators

Jenn-Air Refrigerator

Jenn-Air Refrigerator

The Jenn-Air JFC2089WEM is an updated version of the original counter depth French Door refrigerator. Now on closeout, if you want a great brand at a great price, the JFC2089 might just be the best value on the market today.

KitchenAid Refrigerator

KitchenAid Refrigerator


At 72 inches, KitchenAid's KFCS22EVMS fills the gap above the refrigerator often left by the common 69 inch height. Be sure to check the height of your refrigerator space. This KitchenAid will give you a couple of cubic feet more than the Jenn-Air and is going to look nicer in the space.

Electrolux Refrigerator

Electrolux Refrigerator

The Electrolux IQ-Touch EI23BC65KS has a convenient exterior ice and water dispenser. This model also has a clever Cool Zone Drawer, and the dispener features IQ touch controls.

Whatever your preferences, the sales associates at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company, can help you get the perfect refrigerator to suit your needs and budget.


For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

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Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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