American Style Fridge Freezers
The demand for American style fridge freezers has been such because of their great benefits in terms of storage space and practicality.
New from Whirlpool
With a fridge capacity of 246 litres the new WBC3525NFS fridge freezer from Whirlpool comes with a flat back for easier installation and cleaning. The Whirlpool WBC3525NFS has extra deep door storage with crisper drawer, cooler compartment, reversible doors, bottle rack, egg tray, interior fridge light, 4 door balconies & 4 Shelves including crisper cover.
American Fridge Freezers - Information
American Style Fridge Freezers
American style fridge American style fridge freezers keep their contents, usually foods, frozen. They are used both in households and for commercial use. Most American style fridge freezers operate at around -18 °C (0 °F). Domestic American style fridge freezers can be included as a compartment in a fridge, sharing the same mechanism or with a separate mechanism, or can be standalone units. Domestic American style fridge freezers are generally upright units, resembling fridges, or chests, resembling upright units laid on their backs. Many modern American style fridge freezers come with an icemaker.
Before the invention of the fridge, icehouses were used to provide cool storage for most of the year. These structures were mainly built and used in ancient Persia (Iran). Placed near freshwater lakes or packed with snow and ice during the winter, they were once very common. Using the environment to cool foodstuffs is still common today. On mountainsides run off from melting snow higher up is a convenient way to cool drinks, and during the winter months simply placing one's milk outside one's window is sufficient to greatly extend its useful life.
Top brands in the UK of American style fridge freezers include Whirlpool. Whirlpool started out as Upton Machine Corporation which was founded in St. Joseph, Michigan, to produce electric motor-driven wringer washers. Subsequently merges with the Nineteen Hundred Washer Co. in 1929.
Another UK brand of American style fridge freezers is Samsung. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has just been named as the number one consumer electronics brand in the world* and is an acknowledged leader in the digital convergence revolution.
Bosch, the German originating company also manufacture a wide range of fridge freezers including American style.
Bosch American style, or US style, fridge freezers are built with the reliability and efficiency in mind that you would expect of a market leader. Every time Bosch design a new product, our ideas are based on sound ecological principles, ensuring we make the most economic use of natural resources, and minimising pollution of the air, sea and water. Bosch are constantly developing new ways to reduce energy and water usage while maintaining product performance and efficiency, helping conserve our planet as well as saving you money in lower running costs.
At the start of the 20th Century, before the advent of the American style fridge freezer, about half of households in the United States relied on melting ice (and an icebox) to keep food cold, while the remaining half had no cooled storage at all. The ice used for household storage was expensive because ice had to be cut from winter ponds (or mechanically produced), stored centrally until needed, and delivered regularly.
In a few exceptional cases, mechanical refrigeration systems had been adapted by the start of the 20th century for use in the homes of the very wealthy, and might be used for cooling both living and food storage areas. One early system was installed at the mansion of Walter Pierce, an oil company executive.