Leftover wine in the bottle happens. What to do about it has always been question worth asking. Often, the bottle gets replugged with the same cork and then simply left out on the counter. Turning it on its side in the fridge isn't really much of an option, considering that it's an open bottle and all. (Sure, one may think that the cork is in there securely, but this is drinking we are talking about after all.) So, the wine bottle remains on the counter, destined to be finished off at a temperature that is less than ideal.… Read more
Refrigerators are big. That is the way it is supposed to be. Otherwise stocking up after a trip to the grocery store can get kind of dicey. Or gamey if there isn't enough room to store all of the sundries. Luckily, these behemoths of the kitchen are big and ready to accommodate. Of course, bigger being better is only valid up to a point. But for refrigerators, bigger on the inside is always better.
The new LG Electronics LFX31925 Super-Capacity French-Door Refrigerator boasts 31 cubic feet of storage space. All this roomy interior is put to use in real … Read more
In addition to products with the basic Energy Star rating, consumers can now choose to buy even more efficient products with the help of a new rating.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy introduced last week an additional rating it calls Energy Star Most Efficient.
Consumer electronics and appliances with the Energy Star Most Efficient seal will signify those products that have exceptional efficiency within their product category. The seal will only be awarded to the top 5 percent of models. It will initially be introduced in five categories: clothes washers, heating and cooling … Read more
There are a few obvious obstacles to overcome when considering starting a wine collection. First off, of course, is price. But that entry point has been obliterated as good wines can now be bought at almost any price. However, having a collection implies keeping a collection, which would thereby necessitate a place to keep the collection. Luckily, wine fridges are abundant and attainable. That leaves what is perhaps the biggest barrier, and one that is not so easily explained away: space limitations. If you have nowhere to store a collection, you have nowhere to store one. Simple as that, end … Read more
One of the great mysteries in life is knowing what you want out of the fridge before you open it. This is not a food-specific dilemma: the same conundrum can and does occur when contemplating a wine selection. While it may be easy (or not) to decide upon red or white, deciding upon which red or white is another story entirely. It is something that we as a society have learned to live with. And as with other resignations, we try to make up for it by doing the little things.
Since it is apparent that the practice of open-door … Read more
Like planets around a star, the refrigerator is the central focal point in the kitchen. It's hard to escape its influence; massive and enticing, it draws us in with the mysteries it holds. Like what's for dinner. Luckily we can now look beyond for answers. The secrets of the stars may be unreachable for the moment, but as for what to do with that pound of ground beef, we need look no further than the refrigerator door.
Ringing in the new year is usually accompanied by more than just a ringing headache. Along with exclamations of "never again" come the requisite resolutions. While some of these will certainly be proclamations of imbibing (at least) one less toast, others will be more pragmatic. Like cleaning out the fridge.
While a self-cleaning fridge is currently as ephemeral and fleeting as most other New Year's resolutions, the possibility is on the horizon. In the United Kingdom, the University of Central Lancashire and online supermarket Ocado are collaborating on a fridge that does just that.
Featuring shelf surfaces that will use "nano-articulated technology," the refrigerator will have the capability to move food products around the interior via an array of micro-tiles.
Designed to be more than just a method for moving soon-to-be-spoiled food up to the front of the fridge, the entire shopping and storage experience is set for an upgrade. The smart fridge is designed to monitor gases from decaying foods, scan contents, and then create shopping lists (or just order) based on these factors.… Read more
When it comes to kitchen appliances, bigger is not always better. What is always better--or best--is having the right appliance for not only the job, but for the space provided. While a refrigerator that features a cavernous capacity, complete with double doors and a rich feature set is surely nice for some, others may just want something that gets the job done in a small as space as possible. But back to those features: chances are some compromises will have to be made for those who consider smaller to be better. Unless an ice maker is on top of the … Read more
Available in a variety of finishes, the Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator line (GSF26C4EX series) features worry-free shelving that helps to contain runaway spills. These MicroEtch spill control shelves keep spills under control with a microscopic etching around the perimeter of each shelf. Instead of spilled liquid dripping down throughout the whole refrigerator, the shelves reduce mess by allowing for one easy clean-up without the need to remove the shelving to get to hard-to-reach areas.
The 26-cubic-foot refrigerator also boasts a large capacity and energy efficient usage. Glass shelves extend the full length of the interior, allowing you to store items flush … Read more
It's not easy to keep a wine collection on hand ready to be served at the correct temperature. First, of course, are money matters. Not many of us have the disposable income just waiting to be put toward a wine cellar. Even living in a land of make-believe where money is no object, the next roadblock may be a much more down to earth consideration: space. It's not always easy to find room for cases of wine. But knock down the price of storage as well as the space needed and all of a sudden, having a few … Read more