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The Family Hub™ is a revolutionary new refrigerator with a  Wifi enabled touchscreen that lets you manage your groceries, connect  with your family and entertain like never before.

Industry-First Laundry Innovation Washes Two Loads at Same Time, Slated for Nationwide Availability in December

Start Planning Your Dream Kitchen With The Leader In High-End Kitchen Appliances

SAMSUNG FAMILY HUB

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The Family Hub™ is a revolutionary new refrigerator with a  Wifi enabled touchscreen that lets you manage your groceries, connect  with your family and entertain like never before.

LG LAUNDRY PAIRS

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Industry-First Laundry Innovation Washes Two Loads at Same Time, Slated for Nationwide Availability in December

SUB ZERO WOLF SHOWROOMS

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Start Planning Your Dream Kitchen With The Leader In High-End Kitchen Appliances

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THE SAFEST KITCHEN APPLIANCES FOR YOUR FAMILY

Some kitchen appliances are safer than others.From toxins to fires, it pays to do a little bit of research before filling your kitchen with appliances that might be harmful or dangerous. Let’s cover a few kitchen appliances that are safe, which ones you might want to avoid, and tips for keeping your kitchen risk-free.

Top Safety Concerns

When it comes to kitchen appliances and safety, fire is the biggest concern. Cooking is only one common way for fires to be started in the kitchen. These days, kitchen appliances are getting more complicated than ever. Electronic components make them more functional and convenient, but they can also cause more fires. In the years leading up to 2012, Consumer Reports claims that millions of units were recalled due to thousands of fires. Despite this, manufacturers claim that their appliances are still safe. Even products such as dishwashers, which aren’t considered to be dangerous by many, can cause kitchen fires. Other concerns include contamination and toxins, such as those found in plastic, Teflon, and cleaning products. When these materials are used incorrectly, the materials can be very harmful to your health. Plastic in the microwave, for example, can melt and be extremely toxic. Electromagnetic fields, which are emitted by microwaves and any appliance that uses electricity, are also a concern for some homeowners. 

Ranges – An induction cooktop heats stovetop items with a magnetic field that causes the pan or pot itself to warm up, not the surface of the stove. This means there are no exposed coils or open flames, which can be

a major source of fires and injuries. As an added benefit, most induction stovetops have flat surfaces, are easy to clean, and can be programmed, further reducing risk from

negligence or forgetfulness.

 Ovens – If you can, buy an oven with a sideswing door. These are more easily accessed than the standard oven doors, which require you to bend over the hot oven door when cooking.

Toasters – Toasters have exposed heating elements, which can become a hazard. The safest ones are those that don’t have internal fans. There is no evidence to suggest that this convection technology improves the toasting process, and the extra mechanical elements only increase the likelihood that a toaster may break. If possible, buy toasters that allow you to pull trays out from the inside, since crumbs can catch fire. Always buy toasters that have an automatic shutoff element, so the toaster will turn itself off if it gets too hot.

Dishwashers – As with every new kitchen appliance, check the company history and look for recalls. If the

company has had recalls in the past, consider a different brand. Some people may also be concerned

about the plastic that dishwashers are made from. In most cases, they are built with reinforced polypropylene, which is deemed safe, and doesn’t include toxic materials such as BPA, BPS, or other potentially harmful additives. Your safest bet is to buy dishwashers that incorporate stainless steel elements without PVC coated wire racks.

Refrigerators – One concern with refrigerators is that they may not be  keeping food cold enough. Some newer refrigerators have thermometers included inside, which can be a big help in determining your food temperature. When considering safe refrigerators, think about the entire family: easy-access freezers, such as bottom-mounted freezers or side-by-side freezer-fridge units, can pose a risk for young children.

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Sub-Zero Wine Cooler

More than a few baby boomers can probably look back on their teen years and early twenties and recall at least one story to share, regarding an early wine experience. Those first encounters with the fermented grape do not, in any way, even come close to describing a cultivated, mature relationship with vino, nor do they re- semble any form of appreciation for wine that should properly include the accepted rituals, stories, history and the grape. There were, in those tender years, a handful of popular convenience store wine brands that often boasted boldly pronounced flavors, like tart apple and strawberry, and could be purchased without an appro- priate ID, and without consuming very much of a week’s allowance or pay. 

The Grown Up Life 

Sooner or later, the awkwardness of youth becomes displaced by the demands placed from a pressing struggle to survive independently in the real world. Tastes change, and so jawbreakers, blue slushies, tart lollipops and strawberry-banana wine all become youthful memories, in order to make way for a more knowledge-based form of living that seeks to become availed of all the latest technology in the areas that matter most. You, by now, have discovered the chasm of a difference between “Goofy Grape” wine and a 2010 bottle of Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. You know what a sommelier is, and how to order wine at a fancy restaurant, and you never order the “house wine,” knowing that you’ll get the cheapest wine they were able to buy. You also know the ritual that follows, when the wine is delivered to you. You know that, when the cork is placed in front of you, not to sniff it, but instead to appropriately make sure the printing on it matches the bot- tle. You know to examine the condition of the cork, for it it’s been stored properly, on its side at the right tem- perature and humidity level, it will be pliable and wet–never brittle and dry. 

Paramount Port-Preservation Purchase 

You have become quite the oenophile, and because any worth- while endeavor to begin collecting fine wines must first begin with providing the proper storage environment, you’re going to need a good wine cooler. This is because fine wine is too valu- able of an investment to be relegated to a dusty basement or thoughtlessly stuck between canned artichokes and dried pasta in a pantry. And think of the occasion when you might open that wine. Surely you’ll want to do everything possible to avoid disap- pointment. The only proven wine storage method is to provide a high quality wine cooler that gives you control of the tempera- ture and humidity settings. At the heart of every Sub-Zero wine cooler, you’ll find superior design elements that defeat the ene- mies of wine. These are heat, humidity, light and vibration. 

Protective Versatility 

The manner (environment) in which wine is stored plays a signifi- cant role in the way it tastes, smells and even looks, once you open it. Wine stored in a Sub-Zero wine cooler actually delivers more enjoyment to each glass poured. All determinants known to be harm producers to wine are blocked, which means that each bottle you retrieve from a Sub-Zero cooler will retain every ounce of its intended complexity and charac- ter. Sub-Zero wine coolers offer a convenient choice in sizes that enable you to operate them right where you’ll need them most, with widths ranging from 15” to 30”, and bottle capacities from 26 on up to 147. 

Experienced Design and Craftsmanship 

Regardless of the type, from Pinot Noir and Cabernet to Chablis or Pinot Grigio–all wines need the same careful attention when being stored, and no brand or type is more impervious to damaging effects of improperly maintained temperature, humidity levels, light and vibration. Every Sub-Zero wine cooler is precisely engi- neered to integrate the highest grade materials, most advanced technologies and superior craftsmanship de- veloped from practical experience for every component. Sub-Zero remains committed to your getting the very best out of every glass–exactly as the vineyard intended. 

Innovation to Quell Vibration 

While it’s not a widely known fact, mechanical vibration (no matter how subtle it is,) can be irritating, but when from a wine refrigerator compressor can practically ruin the wines stored therein. Sub Zero Wine Coolers are designed thoughtfully, to guarantee silent, undisturbed storage for your most delicate wines. Rustproof, coated shelves glide smoothly in and out, making access seamless, with no chance of cabinet vibration. Sub-Zero’s new integrated units feature an improved door hinge system for softer opening and closing that further prevents harmful agitation. 

Dual Evaporators Provide Distinctive Control Options 

Sub Zero knows how important it is to provide the ideal balance of humidity for storing wines. If there is too much humidity, you’ll find the labels on the bottles will begin peeling, and can ultimately rot. Too little humidity in the air will cause the corks to dry out and shrink. This is a guaranteed way to produce damaging oxidation. With the Sub Zero innovation of dual evaporators, there is one dedicated to each storage zone, enabling supe- rior moderation for cooler humidity levels that remain consistent at the setting you select. 

Dark Glass Alone is Not Enough 

Darker colors are the bottling preference of many winemakers, as exposure to light has been determined to be harmful to wine, especially when exposure is for extended periods. Wines stored without protection from the light have been known to develop unpleasant aromas, and exposure to light has negatively affected the aging process of more than one bottle of wine. Unfortunately, studies have revealed that darker glass–whether in the form of bottle colors, or even when provided for the doors of wine coolers–cannot prevent harm to wines from invisible Ultraviolet light that passes right through, unhampered. UV-resistant, bronze tinted glass is what Sub Zero uses for their doors, to effectively shield stored wines from those harmful rays, adequately preserving aroma, taste and color. A darker, cocoa-black rear wall has become a standard component now featured in Sub Zero integrated wine coolers to further enhance the protection these units provide against damage from light exposure. 

Precise Temperature Control 

Wine that is stored in an unsuitable environment of excess heat, or even unstable, fluctuating temperatures will ultimately be caused to prematurely age. By offering designs with up to three individually controlled stor- age zones, Sub Zero wine coolers provide the ideal storage environments for wines that vary in storage temp. requirements, no matter how slight, between 39 deg.F. to 65 deg.F. The digital controls sustain the temp. within one degree of the set point. Not only do these functional details facilitate premium wine storage conditions, but they ensure that you will be serving each wine at the best temperature to reveal its full character. 

This entry was posted in Tips and tagged sub zero, wine coolers on September 25, 2015 [http://blog.gerhard- sappliance.com/tips/sub-zero-wine-coolers-a-review/] . 


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