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Written by Appliance Dude | July 2nd, 2009

Just been notified that Electrolux Icon dishwashers EDW5505ESS and EDW5505GPS are being removed from UMRP price protection so we’re free to discount away. Call or email us at curtosappliances@aol.com for pricing. They are in limited quantity.

Electrolux Icon - EDW5505ESS

Electrolux Icon - EDW5505ESS

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

GE WHRE5550KWW Washer – No to Agitator, Yes to Savings

Written by Appliance Dude | June 19th, 2009

The recently introduced GE WHRE5550KW washer is unique as it is a top loader washer WITHOUT an agitator.

Since it uses a HydroWave Infusor instead, it is gentler on your clothes and creates tremendous savings for consumers. When compared to non Energy Star qualified GE topload washers the WHRE5550KWW:

Saves up to 54% in energy consumption

Saves up to 46% in water usage

Another benefit is that by removing the agitator, they have increased the capacity to 4.1 cu ft so that can handle king-size and family-size loads (hint…comforters).

Since these are priced in the upper $400’s, it is a tremendous bargain. You’re getting “frontloader functionality” at a toploader price point. Gotta Love it!

WHRE5550KWW Topload washer - Curtos.com

WHRE5550KWW Topload washer - Curtos.com

GE WHRE5550KWW washer infusor at work - Curtos.com

GE WHRE5550KWW washer infusor at work - Curtos.com

Free Electrolux French Door Refrigerator courtesy of Kelly Ripa

Written by Appliance Dude | June 17th, 2009

Electrolux has started a new promotion “Get Cool for a Cause” whereby if you open a virtual lemonade stand and be entered for a chance to win a new French Door Refrigerator from Electrolux (hottest..err..coolest fridges for 2009).
Here’s how to enter.

Kelly Ripa and an Electrolux French Door Refrigerator

Kelly Ripa and an Electrolux French Door Refrigerator

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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Bosch 800 Plus + Series Dishwashers

Written by Appliance Dude | June 15th, 2009

Bosch has raised the bar on dishwashers again with the introduction of the 800 Series Plus + line.

They are available in both Integra (no visible controls) and the Evolution (visible controls) lines.

These new dishwashers are squarely aimed at competing against Miele’s La Perla and Optima series dishwashers.

Check out this video of the 800 series Bosch dishwashers.

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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

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Written by Appliance Dude | May 1st, 2009

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