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New Electrolux French Door Refrigerator Replaces EW23BC70IS

Written by Appliance Dude | July 2nd, 2009

The EW23BC70IS french door refrigerator (stainless) is being replaced asap by the EW23BC71IS.

Fridges cost the same and features are identical. The difference is that that the EW23BC71IS is Energy Star certified.

Which Electrolux French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator?

Written by Appliance Dude | June 22nd, 2009

I keep getting peppered with this question as people try to decide between the Electrolux EI23BC55I ($3199) and the EW23BC70IS ($3699) . Basically these refrigerators are identical save for the following:

EI23BC55IS – IQ Touch Controls

EW23BC70iS – WaveTouch Controls – Wine Bottle Holder – 3 drawers in freezer

Electrolux EW23BC70is French Door refrigerator - Curtos.com

Electrolux EW23BC70is French Door refrigerator - Curtos.com

The Sub Zero Built-in Series Flush Inset Refrigerator

Written by Appliance Dude | June 20th, 2009

Here is a quick rundown on Sub-Zero’s flush inset application on their new-ish Built-in Series of refrigeration:

– Classic stainless steel, framed and overlay units are designed for a 24″ cabinet.

– The new flush inset application is designed to sit flush with surrounding cabinetry at 26 3/16

– The flush inset cabinet width opening is 2.5″ wider than a unit that is sitting on top of the cabinetry.

How to Order a Sub-Zero Flush Inset Refrigerator

– When specifying a flush inset application you must order an overlay unit.

– The cabinet panel sizes on a flush inset application are wider than overlay cabinet panels.

– When specifying a flush inset application with a stainless finish on the unit you must order the overlay refrigerator and the Sub-Zero accessory panels in classic, platinum or carbon  stainless steel. The Sub-Zero accessory panels can be order with the following handles – tubular, pro (thicker) or curved.

SubZero Bi-36 Refrigerator in Flush Inset Application - Curto's Appliances

SubZero Bi-36 Refrigerator in Flush Inset Application With Curved Handles - Curto's Appliances

Electrolux French Door Refrigerator

Written by Appliance Dude | June 15th, 2009

In the world of kitchen appliances, one of the best stories of 2009 has been the introduction and stellar sales performance of the Electrolux refrigerator line. Curto’s has sold a ton of these refrigerators and so far there hasn’t been any complaints, problems or bad reviews for any of the Electrolux refrigerators. In particular, the counter depth french door style, introduced a few months ago has been one of the top sellers on Curto’s appliance showroom floor. It seems that consumers are backing away from spending $5000-$9000 on a built-in refrigerator, and instead are opting for the counter depth Electrolux fridge which looks right at home in kitchens boasting other high end appliances. The recent top-seller has been the EW23BC70IS which has a UMRP price os $3699.

Take a ride through one of these Electrolux french door refrigerator models below!

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Electrolux French Door vs. GE Cafe French Door Refrigerator

Written by Appliance Dude | June 2nd, 2009

Since the economy crashed last fall, it’s been amazing to watch how consumers appliance preferences have changed.  The high-end lines have been displaced by the upper-middle tier. Bad news for Viking et al, good news for KitchenAid, JennAir and especially the new line of Electrolux appliances and the GE Cafe line.

At Curto’s we’ve extensively trained our sales force on both lines,  placed the GE Cafe and Electrolux displays back to back in a premium spot in the showroom and maintained the notion ‘let the best line win”.

We just had the GE cafe and Electrolux french door refrigerators added to the displays and it’s been interesting getting customer’s feedback. Here’s what I’ve heard from consumers:

Electrolux French Door Pros

– gorgeous design, interior lighting is “amazing”

– box seems well built

Electrolux French Door Cons

– price tag is a joke ($2899-$3699, set by Electrolux via UMRP policy)

– ice machine takes away valuable space in fridge (good point – why is the ice machine located in the refrigerator?)

GE Cafe French Door Pros

– Nice price! (over $800-1000 less than comparable stainless in Electrolux)

GE Cafe French Door Cons

– Feels “cheaper” in comparison to Electrolux when opening doors and drawers

GE Cafe French Door Refrigerator - Curto.com

GE Cafe French Door Refrigerator - Curtos.com

Electrolux Ew23bc70is French Door Refrigerator at Curtos.com

Electrolux Ew23bc70is French Door Refrigerator at Curtos.com