Refrigerator Ice Makers and Water Dispensers

Choices Abound for New Dispenser Model Refrigerators

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One of the decisions you'll need to make when selecting a new refrigerator has to do with ice makers as well as ice and water dispensers. Many refrigerators these days come equipped with factory-installed icemakers. Refrigerator models without ice makers may even have connections for ice makers to be added later.

But there are a host of additional decisions to be made with respect to ice makers and water dispensers when choosing a new refrigerator. Let's start with the ice maker itself. Some models have their ice makers located in the door, conveniently freeing up storage space in the freezer…and inconveniently reducing the refrigerator door shelf storage. Other refrigerators free up that door space and put the ice maker in the freezer bin, thereby reducing freezer storage space. What is your preference?

There are even refrigerators that come with 2 ice makers for extra ice when you have parties. Do you often run out of ice? In researching this, I found that one manufacturer offers a spare ice container so that you could remove the ice container from the refrigerator to use as an ice bucket while the spare container allows you to keep making ice while you are using ice from the other container. Handy!

Then there are the dispenser issues. Do you prefer ice and water to be dispensed through an external dispenser, or do you like a refrigerator with doors free from the visual interruption of a bulky dispenser?

Internal-Dispenser

Internal Dispenser

Some people are worried about water leaking from the exterior dispenser and damaging their hardwood floor, and prefer refrigerators with internal dispensers. Others simply like the nice clean look of a refrigerator with no visible dispenser.

Many external ice makers allow you to flip a switch to dispense crushed ice vs. cubed. The choices seem infinite. GE® has a refrigerator that will dispense hot water as well as cold water, and even brew a cup of coffee from an accessory Keurig® attachment.

GE-Dispenser

Of course, the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply will have all the details on the latest refrigerator designs.


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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.


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SubZero/Wolf Shows Innovation at KBIS 2012 (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show)

1. Sub-Zero, Inc., the industry leader in premium refrigeration, showed its new Internal Ice and Water Dispenser models at KBIS pointing out that these new models provide consumers with the benefits of ice and water dispensing technology without sacrificing kitchen aesthetic. Customers can achieve an integrated look, with the ice and water dispenser hidden inside the refrigerator.

 

 

2. Sub-Zero also introduced a new French door refrigerator  product configuration that allows for greater design flexibility and accessibility throughout the kitchen.

3. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances previewed the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module, to integrate into Control4® wireless home control systems. The Smart Appliance App builds on the premise that today’s consumers are looking for solutions that enhance their lifestyle, and every busy home chef knows having an alert system that allows meals to be monitored from anywhere in the home is just that.

The system’s functions include notifications of pre-heat and timer completion, current oven temperature, and knowing when meals are finished cooking based on the internal temperature probe’s reading. System alerts can notify homeowners when the refrigerator door has been left open, helping to prevent temperature variances that lead to food spoilage. The app can also maximize energy efficiency by lowering the refrigerator’s power consumption at different times of day.

Specific lifestyle needs and preferences such as increasing ice production prior to entertaining, saving energy in vacation mode and choosing the Sabbath mode for religious observances can also be met by the software. “Today’s mobile devices are aiding mainstream adoption of connected home technology,” said Susan Cashen, senior vice president of marketing for Control4. “Consumers want to be able to monitor and control everything in their home anywhere, at any time. With Control4 and the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module, homeowners can effortlessly manage their Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.”