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  • Wine Coolers
    Wine Coolers

    Wine coolers are essentially small fridges specifically made to store your wine in at an optimal temperature to keep it chilled until ready to drink.

    Wine Coolers are not essential in a home, nor are they very common in households, although they are nice to have. Wine Coolers are mainly for avid wine lovers, those that work with wine in cooking up fancy meals or as a profession such as Sommeliers; and sometimes they are just for aesthetic purposes to add the finishing touch on modern designs.

    There are three types of wine coolers, the first is Single Zone Cooling, second is Dual Zone Cooling and last but not least, Built-In Wine Coolers.

    Single Zone Cooling Wine Coolers

    The explanation is all in the name really. It only has one cooling area and one temperature control. A cooling system located at the back of the wine cooler supplies cold air and keeps the temperature constant; this ensures that your wine does become a waste and expire before the given date. This type of wine cooler is the most cost effective and is perfect for those who are in the early stages of their collection.

    The second type which is Dual Zone Cooling Wine Coolers

    For those who are a little more knowledgeable about their wines and what the best temperature for each is. Every wine will have its own ideal temperature, what you do not want is to store your wine at the wrong temperature lest it starts aging faster or ruining the aromas and tastes before it ever reaches your glass. The Dual Zone Cooling is a huge benefit if you have a taste for both Red wines and White wines due to the fact that there are two separate compartments which can be kept at different temperatures. This allows you to keep one area for service purposes and the other for storage.

    Built-In/Integrated Wine Coolers

    An absolute blessing for those with minimal space or would like to add a bit of class and glam to their bar or kitchen area. These Integrated Wine Coolers have a front vent allowing it to be built in and not over heat, other Coolers that are not made to be built in will have a vent on the side. The Built-in models are designed to be the same depth as that of the kitchen countertops or cabinets to ensure a snug fit and a seamless finish; this type of Wine Cooler also has the luxury of being free standing.

    Types of Wine Coolers are not the only thing you should be looking at when deciding on the perfect fit for you, but the style of the Cooler also plays an important role. For Modern design, Wine Coolers with metal shelves and a clean cut, silver or black outer appearance will work well. For those with a country or traditional theme, a Wine Cooler with wooden shelves and a classic frame made from wood with either a four-window door or a single pane would suit wonderfully.

  • Integrated Fridge Freezers
    Integrated Fridge...

    A fridge freezer is the combination of both a fridge and a freezer but in separate compartments. Fridges are for the items you use everyday such as milk, butter, etc and freezers are for the items in storage or that cannot be kept unfrozen for an extended period of time such as meat and vegetables. The purpose of a combined Fridge and Freezer is mainly to use the least amount of space possible and to keep everything at arms reach to avoid aimless wandering around the kitchen to get the required items.

     

    Integrated Fridge Freezers are one of the main types of Fridge Freezers. Integrated Fridge Freezers are essentially built in Fridge Freezers, they are made to seamlessly blend into a kitchen design and are most commonly found in Modern styled homes.

     

    Being aware of the exact dimensions of where the appliance will be installed is very important, especially with an integrated product as it will need to fit perfectly inside the confines of your kitchen unit. These integrated Fridge Freezer models are usually made to fit into a standard 600 or 650mm wide cabinet, therefore are made to either be 600 or 650mm in depth and are usually 1780mm in height. Extra space of about 20mm will need to be left above and behind the product to ensure effective ventilation. Should there be no or very little ventilation, the appliance may end up using more electricity and could potential damage the compressor or motor.

     

    There are two types of doors when it comes to Integrated Fridge Freezers, the first is the Sliding door and the second is a Fixed door. In regard to the Sliding door, a rail is fitted along the inside of the cabinet door which the fridge door then slots into. As you open the outside door, the door of the fridge slides along the rail and opens with it. The second type, the Fixed door is when the fridge door is fixed to the cabinet door with special hinges to ensure the cabinet can take the full weight of the fridge door. It is to be noted that the decision made on the style of door for the Fridge Freezer is to be made right the first time, as once it has been installed, it cannot be switched.

     

    The advantage of having an integrated Fridge Freezer instead of a Freestanding Fridge Freezer is that it will not disrupt the theme or style of your kitchen as it will be ‘hidden.’ Integrated Fridge Freezers are also usually slimmer and more compact compared to other types, therefore it allows you the use of much needed space and ensures the appliance does not stand out as much. The disadvantage of this model is that there are minimal options to make your selection from and are generally not very cost effective. The installation can unfortunately not be a DIY project as the installation process is quite confusing and very specific, therefore a qualified electrician will be needed.

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