As the calendar starts shifting into the warm weather months, the call of the wild starts to beckon. No matter if this call is something that drives us forward back to nature or on to another city of steel and concrete, this lure often means only one thing: road trip. Nowadays, of course, it is easier than ever to stay in touch and also bring along all of our creature comforts. Usually however, that doesn't include the contents of the fridge.
There are seemingly endless varieties of wine. Before one even considers the distinctions between red and white, the maze of choices that are available in just one branch can be dizzying. (In a good way.) But when it comes time to choose what to open, sometimes that can be the easiest part. The answer is yes.
The Vinotemp VT-100WINEDISP4 Dual-Zone Wine Dispenser and Cooler supplies room for up to four bottles to be dispensed at a time. After opening, wine is kept drinkable through the use of argon or nitrogen and a refillable gas system. The stopper and dispenser parts … Read more
It's not really fair to blame the refrigerator when you forget to chill down canned and bottled beverages. After all, with a little forethought and regular trips to the store, the fridge could be perpetually stocked with a rotating selection of refreshing adult drinks. Knowing that this isn't exactly very likely, this new fridge steps in to take the heat.
The new LG LFX31935ST Super-Capacity 3 Door French Door Refrigerator with Blast Chiller supplies a host of features that would make an impressive addition to most any kitchen. The three-door fridge has a 31-cubic-foot capacity and multiple drawers … Read more
The Zero Gravity Fridge Rover won't patrol for expired items, but it will help to keep the fridge door organized.
The clutter that collects on the refrigerator door is a visual representation of activity. Like a giant funnel, it collects bits and pieces of everyday life from kids' artwork to the grocery list, not to mention schedules, reminders, and easy-to-find notes left for loved ones (that can stay in place for months on end). This is a happy clutter, one that evolves over time. As with all evolution, things get lost, things get replaced, and sometimes things get up … Read more
Smart televisions I sort of get. But smart refrigerators and washers?
If Samsung Electronics is right, developers may flock to smart appliances as the next opportunity. At the Consumer Electronics Show, the consumer electronic giant unveiled its vision for a wider range of smart appliances. That included music apps such as Pandora on the refrigerator and an app on the washer that can ping you when a load is done.
The move underscores just how pervasive the app world has become, moving beyond PCs and smartphones into all sorts of devices. Samsung has arguably been the most aggressive in pushing … Read more
LAS VEGAS--LG has spilled the beans on several new smart appliances that aim to be the Albert Einsteins of the home world. These are the latest updates to the Smart ThinQ line the company rolled out at last year's CES.
The new LG appliances are designed to hook up to your home network, talk to your mobile devices, and be accessible on your TV. You won't have to tear yourself away from "Star Trek" reruns to see if you're out of milk.
The LG Smart Refrigerator isn't just a big box that keeps things cold. It's a "total food management system" that pretty much does everything except cook your steak for you.… Read more
Food (and wine) storage requires a commitment. The big appliances that house our food and drink often do so with little regard for their surroundings. Considering that these appliances dominate the kitchen landscape, it should be easy to make them act and look like we want them too. The Thermador 2012 Freedom Collection would agree.
The ability to customize the kitchen according to how we see fit is an achievable goal thanks to the modular styling of the collection. The built-in appliances include customizable refrigerators, freezers, and wine-storage units with a host of improvements that have been applied to the … Read more
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