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Undercounter Appliances Gaining Popularity

Appliances that Fit Under Your Countertops

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Not long ago the only appliances placed underneath a counter in most homes were the dishwasher and perhaps a trash compactor. Now, there are a host of appliances configured to fit underneath the counter. In fact, it’s hard to think of a major appliance category that does not have products configured to work under a countertop. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center has a huge selection of appliances from many brands that will fit under your countertop.

Among the reasons to install an appliance under a counter, would be not only to save counter space, but also for accessibility. It’s also good to remember that the cabinets above your countertop are only 12″ deep, not the 24″ that most appliances are designed to occupy.

Microwave ovens are no longer relegated to the countertop or over the range. Today, microwave oven drawers open and close at the push of a button and are perfect for undercounter installation. In addition, the big kitchen refrigerator is being replaced or at least supplemented with refrigerator and freezer drawers.

Refrigerator Drawers

Refrigerator Drawers

Sub Zero has recently introduced a host of new undercounter refrigeration appliances that are also designed for living spaces other than the kitchen. The phrase that is being used is “point-of-use” appliances. For example, it might be a good idea to have a refrigerator in a recreation area stocked with snacks and drinks for the kids. Entertainment areas are being equipped with undercounter refrigerators, beverage centers, icemakers, and wine cellars.

Many other brands have seen this opportunity as well so that customers can choose from a variety of brands with different feature and price levels. Here are a few examples of brands that you’ll find at UAKC:

Dacor Microwave Drawer

Dacor Microwave Drawer

  1. Undercounter microwave. Sharp invented this category, but nearly all of the high end brands up to and including Gaggenau have undercounter microwaves in their lineup.

  2. Refrigerator and Freezer Drawers. Sub Zero has an awesome selection of undercounter refrigeration drawer products, but you can also find them available in KitchenAid, Electrolux, Viking and several other brands.

  3. Wine storage. Economy models are available from Danby and Frigidaire up to GE and Maytag. Sub Zero, Perlick, and True are examples of brands you might consider for fine wines.

We’ll cover these and other undercounter refrigeration products such as icemakers and beverage centers in upcoming blogs. Bookmark this site and visit often:


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July 24, 2014
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