What Microwave Wattage Do You Need?



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

When it comes to choosing the perfect microwave, the brand name isn’t the only thing you should look for. You notice how on the back of frozen foods, the microwave instructions are never straightforward? They usually contain a chart that shows the microwave’s wattage and the amount of time the food should be set on. Some say ‘Best’ next to a specific wattage while others give one time followed by the phrase “results may vary”.

This makes it very hard to determine what setting your microwave should be one, so the food either comes out too dry or frozen solid. For the sake of saving you grocery money and energy, we’re going to answer the age old question – “How much wattage do I need?”

500 Watts and under


This wattage is the lowest you’re likely to find. Because the wattage is so low, cooking food is nearly impossible. People mainly use these microwaves to dehydrate foods. To do so, you’d need to program it to cook for a very long time. Special dehydration dishes are available to place the food on to get the best results.

500 to 800 Watts


Now here is where things get interesting. The cheaper end microwaves are normally within this watt bracket. At 500 to 800 watts you can steam and fry foods. Microwave dinners, bacon, eggs and small foods do well under this power. It also doesn’t take long at all to cook.  Just a few minutes and voila! Tea and coffee are heated adequately at the highest wattage here.

800 to 1,000 Watts


You can pretty much cook proteins, boil rice, pop popcorn, and fully cook small desserts at these temperatures. However, you will have to use the correct setting for each individual type of food since the wattage is so high. Foods that cook under a high wattage require very little cook time.

Anything above 1,000 Watts is basically an oven. In some countries, having a stove just isn’t possible, so they’ve become used to cooking full meals in rice cookers and high wattage microwaves. You’d be surprised by what you could cook in a microwave at the right wattage and in the right dishes. For a few ideas, read this wonderful piece by the New York Times .

If you’re ready to buy, head over to Appliances Connection to browse our large selection of microwave ovens!  

Whirlpool Dishwasher with AccuSense



By April Khan

Whirlpool dishwashers are back and smarter than ever! Well, they never actually left, but they have been quietly reinvented.

A press release came out nearly three months ago announcing a line of Whirlpool dishwashers with something called 6th Sense Live Technology. This technology enables a whole host of automated functions, which are designed to make washing dishes more intuitive and efficient. One of the functions that are enabled by 6th Sense Technology Live is AccuSense.

AccuSense – Your Dishwasher’s Third Eye

Whirlpool dishwashers with 6th Sense Live Technology are able to sniff out a lot of information about your dishes. They do this by using a bunch of sensors, one of which is AccuSense. AccuSense determines how much gunk is on your dishes and how much water and soap it will take to blast it away. Whirlpool has been a bit tight-lipped as to how AccuSense is able to do what it does, but judging by the online reviews, it works, and that’s all that matters.

Benefits of AccuSense

AccuSense does away with guesswork. You don’t need to select a one-cycle cleans all option and hope that your dishes come out spotless. AccuSense knows exactly how much water and energy is needed to wash your dishes. This is great for those households that need to cut back on energy and water consumption. In a nutshell, Whirlpool dishwashers with AccuSense saves money.

Another good benefit about these dishwashers is that they are adaptable, so no matter what style your kitchen follows, they will fit right in. And speaking of fit, they are quite compact. Whirlpool knows that the average kitchen doesn’t have room for a dishwasher, so they made their washers small enough to fit without trouble. However, the inside is large enough to fit 13 plate settings, so the size is deceiving.

All in all, we applaud Whirlpool for their innovative AccuSense and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

For more information on Whirlpool dishwashers with AccuSense, or additional Whirlpool kitchen appliances, please visit Appliances Connection! We carry the most popular home goods and appliances from various name brands, visit us TODAY to see what we can offer you.

Whirlpool Dishwashers with a 6th Sense



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

Whirlpool appliances have always been part of the average American household. In fact, you’d be pressed to visit a home today that doesn’t have at least one Whirlpool product — and there are pretty good reasons for this.

Whirlpool kitchen appliances are known to be ‘tough as nails’, they have to be used pretty frequently and for many, many years before they even show signs of wear and tear. They’re also considerably less expensive than some of the other brands available on the market. This is impressive considering the long list of features that many of them have.  We’ll go over some of the many perks of owning a Whirlpool kitchen appliance in another blog, but for now, we’ll look into the new Whirlpool dishwashers.

Recently, Whirlpool introduced a new range of dishwashers containing a technology called “6th Sense Live”. These are certainly not your average scrub, rinse and dry dishwashers. These washers are intuitive, smart and highly efficient.

What is 6th Sense Live Technology?

Yes, 6th sense means intuitive, in every sense of the word. This technology is constantly evolving and much like any good AI program, it adjusts to the needs of the people using it. Whirlpool’s 6th Sense Live technology is really a mishmash of several functions used to learn the appliance owner’s usual interactions with the machine. It then takes this new found knowledge and predicts the owner’s next move, then beats them to it. However, 6th Sense Live technology also contains a number of unique functions based on the product it’s integrated into. Since we’re talking about dishwashers in this blog, let’s explore some functions that are common in a 6th Sense enabled Whirlpool dishwasher.

Smart Assistant

Imagine this. You loaded your dishwasher before you went to bed. Woke up late with no time to spare, so you quickly got cleaned up and rushed out of the door to work. Around lunch time, your friends  ask to drop by when you finish, for a quick coffee and some much needed catching up. You agree, hang up, but then realize that you never started the dishwasher and have no clean dishes. Disaster.

Smart Assistant allows you to control your Whirlpool dishwasher directly from your smartphone. Now, when you forget to set the dishwasher, you can simply open the Whirlpool app and start it. This function is made possible by another function called ‘Control Lock’. Control Lock essentially locks the controls on the dishwasher at home in order to enable it on your smartphone. You can run another rinse cycle, dry them or wash them on a certain cycle all with the touch of your screen.

Smart Stats

Smart Stats is another helpful part of 6th Sense Technology Live. Whirlpool dishwashers that contain this feature offer helpful information about your wash status, appliance start date, days online, cycle progress and more.

Smart Energy

Washing dishes by hand is a reality for many households. Due to rising energy costs, many people feel that they are unable to afford to run a new dishwasher, let alone a fancy pants one from Whirlpool. The good news about Whirlpool dishwashers with 6th Sense Live is that actually save energy. These dishwashers connect to your utility company’s energy grid to obtain vital rate and usage information. It then reveals this information to you to let you know the best times to run it, in addition to revealing how much you’re being charged for the cycle.

Smart Nudges

Much like the push notifications you receive from popular apps like Gmail and Facebook, Whirlpool dishwashers with 6th Sense Live technology sends you status nudges, so you’re never left guessing about your wash cycle.

Smart Alerts

Smart alerts send information to the Smart Nudges function to let you know if there are any problems with your dishwasher. It also keeps track of usage information and the timing of your loads.

Sensor Cycle

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the 6th Sense Live Whirlpool dishwashers is the Sensor Cycle. The Sensor Cycle uses various sensors to determine your dish’s soil level.Once it determines the soil level and load size, it automatically selects the correct washing cycle to get the dishes clean. This keeps you from wasting energy by selecting the right cycle from the start. This function also cleans 35% better than the average dishwasher.

According to Whirlpool’s website, these washers use half the water and energy that the average dishwasher does. They are also the quietest line of dishwashers.

All of this of course, is welcome news for households that have busy schedules and fixed budgets.

For more information on Whirlpool dishwashers, visit Appliances Connection. We have a wide range of Whirlpool dishwashers as well as other Whirlpool home appliances. 

Home of the Future: Smarter and More Energy Efficient



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

What exactly is the ‘home of the future’? Is it a floating home? A home similar to the Jetsons’ home? Or is it something else? Well, expert home appliance manufacturers tell us that the home of the future is simply smarter. It includes a mix of intuitive, streamlined appliances and automated processes.

When smart appliances first hit the waves, critics came from every direction saying that they would make us lazier and uninspired, but they have done everything but. These appliances still require a fair amount of manual manipulation, but the intuitive nature of these products ensures easier controlling and accurate processes. They also save more water and electricity than average appliances, which is a surprise to most people.

But do smart appliances  make the home of the future? Let’s explore a few expert takes on this subject.

CNN calls it mobile living. One home completely controlled by a mobile app. Up until the invention of smart appliances, smart phones were limited to just controlling TVs and themselves, but now they are capable of contacting your home’s central operation system to run cooling appliances and even wash clothes. The catch is that these appliances have to have smart capabilities in the first place in order for this communication to take place. Lately, manufacturers such as GE, LG and Whirlpool offer smart appliances that connect directly to your mobile phone without a third party intervening. These appliances send messages to you phone to let you know when your dishes are done, your clothes are being washed and even when you run out of food. This makes having a mobile phone an essential part of occupying the home of the future.

Popular Mechanics says that the home of the future is more efficient and safe. Smart monitors and appliances have sensors that measure energy usage and water consumption. Let’s take smart dishwashers for example; their sensors detect the amount of soil on your dishes and the weight of these dishes to determine what setting to wash them on and how much water should be used in cleaning them. Smart monitors such as Nest or Wink detect your home’s cooling and heating needs. It does this by literally learning your habits. It then adjusts automatically to keep you from having to constantly change it. This is already happening and will become more sophisticated in the near future. As for the distant future, Popular Mechanic says the following:

“The home will be equipped with a central nervous system that will sense and analyze all appliances and systems, making adjustments when needed. It will send us messages to tell us we’re out of milk and even order it for us. Biometrics will replace the key: We’ll unlock doors via a handle that validates our thumbprint before activating the circuit.”

Sounds interesting.

The smart home of the future is also smaller not larger. According to social trends, children of baby boomers prefer to live in walkable diverse neighborhoods instead of rural areas with large homes. They prefer larger rooms instead of larger homes in general. The Concord Group recently conducted a survey to outline which features were most important to this group. The majority (47%) chose large kitchens, 40% chose an open floor plan, 11% chose a formal dining room and 2% chose swimming pools. These numbers directly fall in line with advances in smart technology. There are currently more smart products for the kitchen than any other room of the house.

The home of today is slowly integrating smart technology to make chores easier. The home of the future will do these chores for you, while also decreasing energy usage and the need for more space. I don’t know about you, but this sounds like heaven to me.

Ready to take a plunge into the future? Visit Appliances Connection for all of your smart home needs!

GE’s Wink Upgrade


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By April Khan, Appliances Connection

It is with great excitement that I let you in on this wonderful news. It seems as though GE is ditching their traditional design and joining the Smart elite in the new digital appliance lineup. But they’re not forfeiting features for smart appeal, they’re enhancing the whole enchilada. Their new refrigerators are going to be bigger, smarter and more efficient.

But wait..there’s even better news. More than 20,000 people who purchased certain GE refrigerator models after 2009 will get a digital upgrade! The upgrade is available via a small digital package that connects to a special port in the fridge. This package will enable older models to have the same WiFi-enabled capabilities as newer ones.

The GE Connect package, which is only available for refrigerators with RJ45 ports, will communicate with central home smart portal WINK. Wink, much like Nest, streamlines all smart appliances together for effortless control. The portal, which as of today retails for $300, sits flush with your light switch and resembles a small touchscreen phone. If you don’t have your phone or choose to forgo smartphones altogether, you can control your appliances directly from this central station. If you do have a smartphone, the Wink app allows you to control your appliances from any place with a WiFi connection.

The deal between Wink and GE is new, so the capabilities that these pre-2010 refrigerators will gain is still underway. However, what we do know is that they will assist these GE refrigerators in being more energy efficient, which is always helpful.

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Feng Shui Your Laundry Room



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

Feng Shui is the oriental art of balance. It takes elements of nature and geometry to formulate the perfect flow of energy and light. This energy — Qi (Chi) — is essential to the Feng Shui formula. It is said that any space following the art of Feng Shui, will provide inner healing, feelings of well-being, energy and harmony.

Feng shui is used in everything floral design to landscaping — but did you know that you could also use Feng Shui to balance your laundry room?

For centuries, interior decorators and architects used Feng Shui in palaces, places of worship, homes, offices and even spas, but lately the practice has become popular in room design. Laundry rooms by tradition are damp, dark and drab. They’re usually in a basement or a room without windows, so there’s no flowing air or light. This can cause you to feel quite depressed when entering your laundry room, but with a few quick tips, it could soon become the most comforting room in your home.

Let’s begin with wall colors and accessories.



Color plays a huge role in the way you feel. According to experts in the field of Color Psychology, certain colors can provoke mood and action. Every known culture on the planet holds a certain significance to specific colors. In America, blue is a color that provokes feelings of calm, whereas in Europe it is green. In Feng Shui, the color wheel provides an outline of colors and the feelings associated with them. Use this color wheel as a guide to choosing your wall and accent colors.

You can also use this color guideline to reassign your laundry room’s purpose. If you want your room to give off a calm vibe, ditch the dark colors and move to paler colors in the spectrum.

Now that we’ve covered colors, let’s talk textures.


In Feng Shui texture is very important. Textures and prints work together to create the perfect Zen. In living spaces, textured wallpaper and rugs offer just enough contrast to get the job done, but in a laundry room, these items can attract mold and mildew. So how would you add texture in your laundry room?

Simple — with accessories. Add plants of different sizes and shelves with textured lining to achieve the right ‘feel’. You can also replace your flooring with a natural stone floor that holds heat in the winter and cold in the summer. You’ll have to add sealant if you choose this type of flooring in order to avoid mold.

Now on to storage.


Remember balance is the key to Feng Shui, and there can be no balance in a room full of boxes and bags. Reclaim your laundry room’s balance by adding a few pieces of storage equipment. Storage chests, pantries and shelves expand your floor space and double as excellent hiding parcels for your clothes and laundry detergents. Remember the color and texture principal when choosing your storage pieces.


Choose the Right Appliances

When you revamp or create your Feng Shui laundry room, choose your appliances carefully. Do not purchase washers and dryers that take up more than one-third of your space. You need space to walk, fold and store. If you have a small laundry room, choose stackable washers and dryers and keep the colors light to give the illusion of space. If you have a large laundry room, choose stainless steel appliances to add a mirrored effect.

A quick note:

You can’t do a whole lot about windows if your laundry room is in the basement, but if you do have a window, keep them free of clutter. Allow the light and air to freely flow in without obstruction. For this, you’ll need blinds or curtains that can be pulled back easily.

There you have it! Here are a few pictures of laundry rooms that got it just right!

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Whirlpool’s New ‘FIT’ Ranges



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

Ugh! It happened again. You just ordered an appliance that looks roughly the size of your old one. But after unwrapping your new prize and trashing the other, you find out that it’s not.

That’s right, it doesn’t’ fit, and there’s nothing (cheap) you can do about it. You have to do a costly return or a costly adjustment just to fit it.

Too bad. You really liked that new range, but now you have to return it and start from the drawing board again. Do you skimp on features to find an appliance that fits, or do you skimp on money and buy the same old model again?

Whirlpool says you don’t have to do any of that if you buy your appliances from them.

But how can you be so sure? The answer is simple, they just FIT.

It Was About Time

It took decades for technology to catch up with the needs — and complaints — of average consumers. We needed appliances that could easily replace our old ones without prompting a complete remodel or sacrificing quality. And while other brands competed over features, Whirlpool took this complaint and met with their masterminds to create a solution — a FIT solution.

What Makes Them FIT?


Getting a Whirlpool FIT range to fit into a pre-measured spot takes no more than 10 minutes. All you have to do is unpack the appliance and lay it flat. Grab a screwdriver and remove the feet (if you’re installing your appliance in a small space) and the door. Reposition the feet in the appropriate orientation (as shown in the YouTube video in our resource section). Lift up the appliance, hoist or slide it into its new home, replace the door and add the trim. Voila!

What makes the FIT system so flexible are the feet. It’s all about the feet. The width of these appliances are pretty standard, but the height often poses a problem.  FIT feet eliminate this problem by adjusting the height, and the trim covers any gaps caused by taller spaces.

Where to Buy a Whirlpool FIT Range?

From us of course! Appliances Connection is one of the nation’s leading home appliance companies. We offer Whirlpool ranges, FIT ranges, smart ranges and appliances of every sort under all major brands. Check out our online store for pricing, shipping and purchase details.


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5 Kitchen Designs for Inspiration



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

It’s Tuesday, so we thought we’d liven things up a little bit with some inspirational eye candy. Get your sketch pads ready for 5 out of this world kitchen remodel design ideas.

The Purple Palace


This is a perfect example of how you can incorporate a difficult hue like plum into a modern kitchen! Plum is normally reserved as a wall accent color, but as you can see from this kitchen, keeping the walls neutral is the best way to make the plum accented cabinets stand out. If you’re going for plum cabinets like the ones in this kitchen, use a glossy finish to keep the entire look clean.

Natural Meets Synthetic


If you want your kitchen to feel comfy, classy and modern, add just the right amount of natural accents. This kitchen designer perfected the minimalist look without skimping on fixtures, colors or appliances. The kitchen island doubles as a bar with natural bamboo stools to add just the right amount of comfort to an otherwise contemporary kitchen.

Stainless Steel Treasure Dome


Yes, you can have a stainless steel kitchen without it looking too industrial! All you have to do is keep the stainless steel to your appliances and countertops. Keep lines below eye level by adding a tiled or slated floor, then matte your cabinets to really tie in the look.

The Curved Culinary Hot Spot


This is a perfect example of ‘making room’ for a kitchen. This circular centerpiece displays a birthday cake like layering of colors, lights and textures. The layered island saves space by attaching the dining table to the kitchen. The purple walls and cabinets gives the whole room personality without overpowering the accents.

It’s a Black Tie Affair


This whole kitchen screams class. The designer mixes glass, metal, marble, tiles and light accents with a black backdrop. The dark walls and cabinets draw your eyes to the illuminated moon like marble countertops and star light pendant ceiling lights.

If you’re looking for new appliances to tie your new kitchen together, or accents such as lighting or barstools, visit Appliances Connection. We have everything you need!

Kitchen Remodel: Sticking to a Budget



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

Income tax time is right around the corner, and what better way to spend your new found cash than on a kitchen remodel. But wait… before you start licking your fingers and counting your cash, there are a few things you should do. For this installment, we’ll focus on budgeting.

Not sure how to budget? You’ve come to the right place, just keep reading.

Start by Creating a Realistic Budget

Before you plan out your kitchen remodel, set a clear and realistic budget. Write out the items you can’t do without and price them (roughly). One of the reasons people fail to stick to their budget is that they’re unaware of how much the items they want cost. They haven’t shopped around or they assume that articles like “Budgeting a complete kitchen remodel for under $1000” will apply to everyone. It simply isn’t realistic for everyone’s kitchen remodel to cost the same. Style, color, appliance brand, upgrades, lighting and flooring all cause the national remodel average to fluctuate. In addition, hidden problems like faulty wiring or pipe replacement often costs a few hundred to repair, so make sure to work this into your budget if you are removing fixtures like an old sink, or if you’re installing in-wall appliances.

Shop Different Brands

Your heart may be set on a particular washer or refrigerator, but it’s best to see what other brands have to offer before making your purchase. You’d be surprised at how many similarities certain brands have. Take LG and Samsung for example; both brands have a modern yet futuristic appeal to their appliances and both have innovative features that make life easier for consumers. Chances are, whatever appliance you want, there’s a dupe in another brand that may have even more features for less. Since appliances are the biggest factor in how much you will spend on your kitchen remodel, and they’re also the most important part of your remodel, take care and search different models. Appliances Connection carries hundreds of appliances from dozens of brands — click here to browse our catalog.

Decide What to Splurge On

Who said making a big purchase has to be depressing; this should be the funnest part of your entire remodel. The reason it may cause a little anxiety is because you aren’t sure where to spend most of your budget. Typically, the majority of your budget would go to flooring, cabinetry and appliances; unless you’re planning to move walls or install lighting. According to Popular Mechanics, one-third of your budget will go to cabinets, but the majority of your budget will go to appliances. There’s no way to get around this, but you can recoup some of your costs at the end if you choose Energy Star appliances. If you plan on selling your home, the appliances you choose should be both Energy Star approved and stainless steel. SFGate states that stainless steel appliances can increase your home’s value by as much as the entire kitchen remodel itself.

What Do You Consider Cheap?

One word that echos in the back of every homeowners head is “cheap”. How cheap can I make this remodel? How much cheaper can I get this appliance? Is there cheaper flooring somewhere else?

Cheap is a word we all shy away from using, but it’s necessary — especially in a kitchen remodel. We need to be cost-conscious to keep to that realistic budget I spoke about in the first section. Being cheap doesn’t mean cutting corners or buying generic materials or appliances. It means you should compare prices and choose the most cost-efficient option. Something that costs $1,000 at store A may cost $890 at store B. To find good deals, order your appliances and fixtures online, and purchase your flooring and paint in store.

A kitchen remodel needn’t break the bank to yield a good result. All you need is a little time and a sharp eye for bargains. Once you have a budget in mind and you’ve gone through the information above, use a virtual kitchen planner to see how your finished product would look.

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Pros and Cons of a French Door Refrigerator



By April Khan, Appliances Connection

French-door refrigerators offer so much in the way of space and appeal, that it’s a wonder why side by side refrigerators are still in existence. But, the truth is, no matter how good one person thinks something is, there will always be someone who’s a diehard fan of the opposite. For that reason, it’s only natural that there would be pros and cons to owning a French-door refrigerator.

Here, let’s explore them…


These are a few of the pros you can expect from owning a French door refrigerator.

Easier Access to Food

Wouldn’t it be great to just open the refrigerator and see everything you have without taking things out? We see you nodding, and we agree. Unless you eat very little or you’re in a household with no more than two people, accessing groceries in a regular two-door fridge/freezer is challenging. It also causes you to waste more energy because the door stays open longer. Since French-door refrigerators have wider shelves, bigger door bins and in general a better layout, accessing food is as easy as reaching out and grabbing it.

No More Banging into Cabinets

Side by side refrigerators have one major issue — the doors only open the way they were intended. This means you can NOT change the direction in which they open. If you have cabinets to the right and none to the left, too bad, your refrigerator door will forever bang into them. Not just because of the door orientation, but also because the refrigerator sits flush. However, French-door refrigerators have a few added inches of depth, which allow for easy opening and closing of the doors.

Wider Shelves

There’s really not much to elaborate here. Everyone could use a little extra shelf space in the refrigerator — especially, if you have kids or roommates.

More Useful Top Shelf Space

Since French-door refrigerators are so wide, there’s more shelf space to fill. The combination of wider shelves and door bins equals a better orientation in general, more top shelf space. You can also adjust the height of the top shelf  so your food items will fit a lot easier.

Big Door Bins

Now, you don’t have to throw out any condiments just to fit others. The door bins in a French-door refrigerator are BIG, some are even large enough to fit gallon jugs! This feature saves the shelves for items that need to be stacked or spread out. Bottles belong in the door, now, you can store them there.

A Deeper Drawer Freezer

If you don’t have many frozen goods, but the ones you do have are boxed or compact, this is a perfect freezer for you. There’s also another added bonus worth mentioning — the chill drawer. Some French-door refrigerators have a drawer right above the freezer, which is fully adjustable. The temperature in this drawer can be changed to effectively cool deli platters and sheet cakes or soft freeze slushies and ice cream. Perfect for foods that need to need to be colder than others, but not so cold that they freeze solid.


Now, that we’ve explored the pros, let’s take a look at the cons, albeit, reluctantly.

Tight Squeeze

If your kitchen has a designated space for your refrigerator, and it’s in between two cabinets, you may run into a problem. Try squeezing an elephant into an elevator and you’ve pretty much got the image I’m trying to conjure up here. Small kitchens just weren’t designed with large refrigerators in mind. Unless you plan to take out a cabinet or two, you might want to shop for a different refrigerator style.

More Features, More Energy

The more features a refrigerator has, the more energy it needs to run. Also, refrigerators with a larger interior use more energy to cool. However, newer appliances like the French-door refrigerator, uses less energy than older refrigerators. This is due to energy saving features that cause them to pull less electricity. They are Energy Star approved, but will inevitably pull more power than a smaller model.

Doesn’t Suit Every Kitchen Style

Sure, if you have a modern kitchen in any sense of the word ‘modern’, you will probably look into owning one of these refrigerators; but what if your style isn’t so modern? What if you like retro or contemporary? A French-door refrigerator will not suit a retro kitchen. Retro kitchens are all about reviving the simplistic style of years gone by, without sacrificing beauty or functionality. Retro kitchens are also on the smaller side, so a French-door refrigerator would simply swallow it whole.

Bottom Freezer Drawer

One man’s pro is another man’s con. I’m sure you noticed this item listed in the pro section as well, and there’s a reason for this. You see, a bottom drawer freezer is an excellent addition to modern refrigerators, as it allows you to stay organized and fit more, but it is very compact. A side by side refrigerator offers a much larger freezer that you won’t have to bend down to access.

French door refrigerators are diverse, but it’s clear to see that they won’t suit everyone’s needs. If you need to store a lot of food, or you just want a bit more space to look at your culinary creations, then a French-door refrigerator may be just the thing you’re missing.

Appliances Connection offers a wide range of refrigerators from several big names like Electrolux, Whirlpool and GE. Not sure what model or style to purchase? We took care of the hard work for you! We offer our stock at affordable prices and we only sell best selling models. Shop our online store to see what refrigerator suits your needs!


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