[posted May 8, 2012]
As summer approaches, so do the inevitable parties, barbecues, and cookouts. There's something about the warm summer air that seems to bring people together. Perhaps it is the food and drink or the social aspect of an outdoor gathering. Whatever your reason for getting together, now would be a great time to upgrade your backyard and outfit it with a few new products from U-Line.
Instead of making numerous trips to and from the house, why not consider an outdoor refrigerator and icemaker from U-Line? These units will not only save time, but are incredibly convenient for storing food and beverages in an outdoor setting, depending on the model you choose. If you plan on doing a lot of grilling, it is nice to have someplace to store perishable foods closer to your cooking area. Not to mention, you will be saving space in the kitchen refrigerator.
U-Line has been in the refrigeration business for over 50 years and they are dedicated to creating functional, stylish products with the greatest attention to detail. The CLR2160SOD outdoor ice machine is one of their products that exemplifies these features. This undercounter icemaker creates 60 pounds of clear ice cubes in a 24 hour period, and has a bin that holds 30 pounds of ice. It fits perfectly in an outdoor setting with its stainless steel design. The CLR2160SOD would make a great fit under an outdoor bar as well.
The CLR2160SOD from U-Line has a digital control panel and can adjust ice cube density. This ice machine also alerts the user when it is time to clean, and the cleaning cycle lasts only 45 minutes. When not in use or when fully stocked with ice, this machine can be turned to "Silence Mode" to temporarily suspend ice making for three hours. Also featured is the "Blackout" or "Sabbath" mode that turns off all lights and control displays and automatically resets in 36 hours. The self-closing doors of the CLR2160SOD ensure a positive seal after each use, keeping ice stored safely and minimizing the risk of melting.
U-Line also provides outdoor refrigeration to keep your beverages or perishable food properly stored. The 2115RSOD and 2175RSOD are both ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators with 3 and 5.4 cubic feet available for storage, respectively. Both are equipped with locks to keep contents safe and secure in an outdoor setting. Additionally, the 2175RSOD is equipped with a crisper drawer for better storage of perishable food items. These models can both be adjusted to keep temperatures in the optimal range between 34 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Both refrigerators also feature the same "Blackout" mode that is standard with the ice machine as well.
All of the aforementioned U-Line products were designed to be space saving and convenient. Both the ice machine and the refrigerators have a front air flow grille so they require less space behind the unit. All of their doors can be attached to swing open either left or right to provide convenience when opening, and all measure around 38 inches tall, meaning they will all fit under the standard bar counter if necessary.
The time is now to start preparing for your summer barbecues and parties. A new outdoor refrigerator or refrigerator will add a extra bit of convenience to your events. Consider what U-Line has to offer, and don't forget to check out the U-Line 3000 Series, which provides some of the sharpest, stylish undercounter appliances on the market today.
[Editor's note: U-LIne CLR2160, 2115R and 2175R models above have been replaced by updated models.]
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