Electrolux : EW23BC71IS 36 22.6 cu. ft. Counter-Depth French-Door Refrigerator - Stainless Steel Review
(More customer reviews)We have been on a journey to find a great, stylish and functional counter depth refrigerator. We are replacing a perfectly fine Kitchen Aid side by side that we put in a second home. First, we chose a Samsung side by side, but were not satisfied with it's refrigerator temperature. We set it at 34, but it never seemed cold enough. Milk was never "ice cold" as we were accustomed to. We started monitoring the temperatures, and it was typically around 38-43 degrees. Samsung was unable to remedy this issue, even after sending out a new replacement. Then we chose a GE Profile model, but it was a similar scenario, with wide temperature swings between the setting of 34, and 44 degrees, so a return of the GE was in order after service was unable to remedy it's large temperature swings.
Now, onto the Electrolux. This was a favorite from the start when we were shopping, but we were scared off by some reviews. We decided to go for it anyway, and are pleased with that decision, so far. However, the first one delivered did not cool at all. A service tech was dispatched immediately, and he found that there was a broken line from the compressor, due to damage in shipping, no fault of the unit, and all the refrigerant had escaped. The dealer brought the GE back until another Electrolux could be ordered and delivered.
Upon recieving the second Electrolux, it is performing nicely. Internal temperature is as stated on the Wave Touch Panel at 34 and -4 degrees for the freezer (which, by the way, you can set to show the refrigerator and freezer temps at all times). The units appearance is of good quality, being stainless steel on all sides, sturdy handles, and a modern appearance with Wave Touch Controls, which are easy to use. The doors are simple to align or adjust if needed.
The interior of this unit is 22.6 cu/ft, so as counter depth goes, it is decent. With edgeless glass shelves, ball bearing glides on all drawers, a large temperature controlled drawer with digital programmed settings, 2 good sized slide out bins, and exceptionaly well done LED lighting, this unit's interior is impressive.
We especially like the temperature controlled drawer, which can be adjusted from 28 to 40+ degrees. The drawer is large enough for party platters, and can keep fresh meats at near freezing, or beer can be kept at a very nice 28 degrees, or wines at a favorite selected temperature. The ice maker does take up a fair amount of space, but for ice and water in the door, it is a worth while sacrifice.
The icemaker has had some negative reviews, but so far ours is fine. The cubes are rounded, with a divit. I'm not sure why this is considered "Drink Friendly", but they are nice. One issue is that the cubes seem to come out with some vengence. However, by simply putting your glass or ice bucket close to the dispensing chute...problem solved. We have seen no melted ice puddles in the catch basin. Water dispensing is simple, and functional. We have only had this unit for a few days, so I can't comment on ice production quantity, but it is supposed to be better than most, per Electrolux specifications.
The freezer has 2 deep slide out bins, and 1 shallow one, with dividers and smooth ball bearing slides. One of our wire dividers does not stay in place, but that is no big issue at all. Space is good, and well utilized. Lighting in the freezer is excellent.
If I listen closely, I can hear the unit running, but sound is not obtrusive or noticably louder than any of the other units we have had recently. I would say it is quiet.
Pros: Operates at accurate temperatures set, huge slide out temperature controlled drawer, Exceptionally well done LED lighting and appearance, Wave Touch Controlls, functional use of space. Looks and feels high quality. We finally have really cold milk again.
Cons: High end of price scale, Ice maker takes up some refrigerator space, and some door storage.
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Perfect Ice: Up to 9 lbs. of bullet shaped ice in 24 hours.
Perfect Temp Drawer: Offers flexibility in temperature from 28 to 42F.
9 preset selections including white / sparkling wine, cheese, fish / shellfish, marinade and thaw.
Three "My Favorites" that are customizable.
Keeps virtually anything at the ideal temperature for storing or serving, so it's perfect for entertaining.
Luxury-Design Glass Shelves: Removable, spill-proof all-glass shelves crafted for exceptional beauty and function.
Luxury-Glide Freezer Drawer: Three Luxury-Glide, full-width baskets are fully-extendable and two have adjustable dividers.
There's room to store everything, making it easy to always have frozen pizza and snacks on hand for an impromptu gathering.
PureAdvantage Filtration Systems: PureAdvantage Air Filter keeps clean, filtered air circulated throughout to prevent odor transfer.
PureAdvantage Water Filter ensures fresh, clean water and ice
(More customer reviews)have to give a disclaimer: did not purchase on amazon...we chose hh gregg. but amazon reviews are what everyone reads, so i figured i'd post here.
this is a gorgeous fridge. while it was in our home (we had it a week), everyone commented on it. we went with the actual stainless vs. titanium because we were warned the titanuim, when scratched, peels off and is irreparable.
anyway, the fridge never cooled. things froze on the freezer side (but we are not sure of the actual temp...our thermometer doesn't go that low). i noticed funny smells in the fridge and used our instant read thermometer to check the temp (it has a probe that you can stick inside while a digital read stays outside). it was only getting to the high 40's while set at 37 (37 is what it came set at...the instructions say don't mess with the temp for 3 days). we lowered the setting after the 3 day wait, with iffy results, and finally set it to the lowest setting you are able to (32 degrees) and the inside temp ranged from 37 (rarely) to 44 (mostly) even after the door was closed for hours. 44 degrees is not cold enough for milk freshness for me, so i called lg. they assured me that their models all have a 10 degree range from the set temp (!!), but gave me a number for local service. when i called, and explained the situation, i asked the service people, "does a 10 degree range sound right?? we can still return it, and are not sure if we should even stick with lg as a brand" they said (and remember, this is the LG recommended person!), "whirlpool". we returned the frige (hh gregg has a 10 day return policy, thank goodness)and bought a diff brand.
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Storage capacity: refrigerator 16.23 cu. ft., freezer 10.24 cu.ft. (total: 26.5 cu. ft.)
Temperature control: digital LED display (temperature, ice and water, child lock, IcePlus, filter status indicator)
Door storage: 4 door baskets (3 adjustable gallon), dairy corner, 3 gallon size baskets (2 adjustable, 1 fixed)
Dispense design: tall bottle dispenser with cubed/crushed ice, water
Freezer options: 3 shelves, wire shelf construction, 4 fixed door bins, 1 plastic drawer, automatic ice maker, 40W freezer light
Refrigerator shelving: 2 slide-out/1 fixed spill-protector shelves, molded shelf system with tempered glass construction.
2 crisper bins, 1 snack bin
LT500P water filter
LoDecibel quiet operation (41dB)
7 digital sensors
MATERIALS / FINISH / STYLE
Foam door insulation (Cyclopentane: no CFC or HCFC)
BioShield anti-bacterial door seal
Contour door style, toe grille
(More customer reviews)I just love my Bosch MUZ 4 MX2 Plastic Blender. I can't believe how fast it arrived!! We were so excited to get it, that right away we started making smoothies with it.
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Designed to fit all Bosch Compact Series model stand mixers/kitchen machines whose model numbers begin with MUM 4, this 4-cup (1-liter) blender is made of virtually unbreakable plastic with a stainless-steel blade. NOTE:The blender has no motor and cannot operate independently of the kitchen machines. The sturdy four-pronged blade chops, blends, mixes, and pur??es foods and drinks, and easily crushes ice. The lid has a cavity and hole for adding oil to salad dressings and other emulsions. Its blade is permanently attached so cleaning the interior can be accomplished with hot water, a drop of liquid soap, and a brief whir of the motor. The blender stands 9-1/2 inches high and is dishwasher-safe. Calibrations marked on the exterior are in liters and cups.Features: Fits all Bosch stand mixer/kitchen machines whose model numbers begin with MUM 4 Chops, blends, mixes, purees, and crushes ice 4-cup (1-liter) capacity; stands 9-1/2 inches high Made of rugged plastic, with stainless-steel blade Dishwasher-safe
(More customer reviews)I first bought one of these for my father for Father's Day. You should know he's a very cynical guy and I kept my fingers crossed that it would meet with his approval! He and my mother often host parties, and he regularly serves ice-blended drinks made in a regular blender (i.e. stawberry daiqueris). His regular blender often left ice chunks that clogged the straw and remained in the bottom of the glass once the drink was finished. Being the cynical perfectionist he is, I bought him the Hamilton Beach Wavestation to see if it would work better. I chose this over the Back-to-Basics smoothie maker because of the poor quality reviews it gets on many sites.
The Wavestation is AWESOME! There is absolutely NO ice chunks, and no hand-stirring necessary because of the "wave action" mixing. Basically, the shape of the container and the blades create a vortex that continually pulls the top of the mix downward, unlike a typical blender that mostly just mixes what's in the bottom.
My hubby and I decided to buy one of these for ourselves too, mostly for fruit slushies for the kids (we don't entertain the way my parents do!). This is, in my opinion, the best smoothie maker option on the market.
NOTE: At first my dad complained that really thick mixes wouldn't come through the front dispenser and he had to pour them. We found this to be true too, but the pouring worked extremely well (no spills). Then I read in the instruction booklet that with thick mixes, try turning ON the machine, dispense, then turn it off again.
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Hamilton Beach Wave-Station Blender with patent-pending blending technology & cup-activated dispensing, provides the best blending performance available in a consumer blender. Use a 56 oz. Double wall thermal jar, fully dispenses all the mixtures with a tilted jar design, and 700 watts of peak blending power.
(More customer reviews)The Savoureux Pro Line Meat Grinder is not a good buy for anyone. It arrived in an undamaged box, but the motor assembly had broken loose from it's mounts and was rattling around inside the case. There were also plastic pieces loose inside. I have to think it is a badly made product if it can't make it through UPS's system without breaking inside. I followed instructions to get return & refund info and Heartland America responded promptly and courteously. The refund was processed promptly too. My only complaint about Heartland America is that I had to pay all shipping charges. I think they should have paid for the return shipping.
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Say so long to mystery meat! Make the freshest, most flavorful ground beef, sausages, meatloaf and more at home! Deluxe meat grinder is a dream machine for gourmet food lovers, hunters and homemakers - guaranteed freshness! Ever stop to wonder what's in that hot dog or hamburger you're serving to your family? This meat grinder lets you create fresh, top-quality meats and spreads in minutes. And if you hunt, think of the money you'll save on game processing! Heavy duty design has 1000W peak (200W continuous) power motor, three cutting plates, stainless steel blade, removable tray, 4' power cord and reversible switch in the unlikely event of a jam. Sausage attachment and cookie accessories incl. Easy to clean. 14 x 14 x 7.
(More customer reviews)I bought this because I love my Magic Bullet, however, this is definitely not the same quality. The juicer was ok, but the shredder shot my cabbage across the counter, til I found a really big bowl (it's a 2 man job in the infomercial). The third time I used the Bullet, I tried making some dough. The motor overheated after about a minute, then smoke poured out of the machine. I scraped out the dough and used my KitchenAid to finish the job (easily I might add). Fortunately the motor worked again after it cooled down. Check other sites you'll find this and other worse issues to be common problems - including poor customer service. Save your money. This product is not as advertised.
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The Bullet Express System (W/ Bonus Juicer Express) Make any full family meal ready to HEAT or EAT in just 8 minutes! Slice, shred, mix, blend, chop, mince, crush and juice all in one machine! One machine does it all! The Meal Maker Express attachment is used for slicing and shredding a variety of vegetables, fruits, meats and cheeses in just seconds. The Meal Mixer Express attachment is used for a variety of functions including mixing, blending, chopping, mincing, ice crushing, etc. at bullet speeds. The Juicer Express Attachment can be used for juicing all types of fruits and vegetables. Juice whole fruits and vegetables in seconds. You can even juice full wedges of watermelon, rind and all, with it's powerful 400 Watt motor! The Motor Base is the common mechanism that powers the other components. The Safety Clamps on the Motor Base hold the other components safely in place during operation. Express system includes: 1 x Motor base The Meal Maker Express attachment is used for slicing and shredding a variety of vegetables, fruits, meats and cheeses in just seconds. Includes the following attachments for Meal Maker- slicer/shredder food pusher, slicer/shredder cover, slicer/shredder bowl, slicer/shreder gear body, 3 x slicer/shredder discs for cutting. The Meal Mixer Express attachment is used for a variety of functions including mixing, blending, chopping, mincing, ice crushing etc at bullet speeds. Includes the following attachments for Meal Mixer- slicer/shredder food pusher, meal mixer cover, meal mixer bowl, chopper/mixer blade, flat blade, blade remover Bonus Juicer Express included Includes attachments for Juicer Express- juicer cover, juicer filter, juicer pulp container, juicer feed tube pusher, juicer bowl with detachable spout, juicer cleaning brush Cookbook Bonus 101 Recipe Cookbook (additional cookbook) Bullet Express user manual
(More customer reviews)This simple device works like a charm. There's a felt pad for a filter in the bottom. Dump a pound of ground coffee in and top it off with water(I use spring water).Wait 24 hours and pull the plug, draining the concentrate into the decanter. Mix with hot water to taste(1:2 or 1:3)and you have the sweetest coffee you've ever had (without sugar).It seems the hot brewing puts bitter compounds in the coffee. Keep the concentrate in the fridge. Love it.
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