Ah, the refrigerator. As a National Product Specialist with Bosch, I often consider the refrigerator the unsung hero of the kitchen. It’s the one appliance that is always running. It’s the home that preserves our favorite foods, so that they can be transformed into the delicious meals that we share with friends and family. And, when you’re hungry, how many times have you opened the refrigerator door hoping your favorite snack would magically appear? But before you unload the items from your last grocery store visit into the kitchen hallmark, let’s talk about how to get the most out of your refrigerator—both in form and in function.
Modern Form: Selecting the Perfect Design
From the size and configuration of your refrigerator to the directional swing of the door, the complete Bosch refrigerator line can be customized to meet your needs in the kitchen.
For those looking to simply replace their current refrigerator, I recommend considering a counter-depth unit, which fits seamlessly next to countertops to create a clean, integrated look.
But those who are embarking on a kitchen remodel may want to take inspiration from the kitchen design community. In my conversations with various designers, one of the most popular trends we’re seeing is the incorporation of built-in custom panel appliances. The custom panel finish can help create a united, streamlined, and perhaps peaceful, experience that is equally jaw-dropping. Bosch offers an array of built-in custom panel refrigerators, including 24″ and 30″ bottom freezer units or 18″ and 30″ single door column units that can be customized to match the surrounding cabinetry to create a sophisticated modern kitchen. The image below shows one of my favorite installations, as created by our friends at Thomboy Properties.
Perfect Function: Flexible Food Storage
The refrigerator is the linchpin of a kitchen’s activities, so it’s important to Bosch that we offer refrigerators that are not only designed to complement your kitchen design, but also meet your food storage needs.
Just as every household is different, your weekly grocery list is also unique. That’s why Bosch refrigerators provide the flexibility to store all of the items on your shopping list and the peace of mind knowing they are properly preserved.
For larger food items, such as taller bottles, or that 15-pound turkey you’re about to buy for the holidays, Bosch refrigerators are equipped with retractable shelving options to help maximize storage space. For fresh produce, you can rely on our VitaFresh technology, or customize the temperature of the storage bins yourself. My tips for storing your favorite produce? For those leafy greens straight from the farmer’s market, try cultivating a moister environment. For fruits and vegetables with skins, like cucumbers and winter squash, a drier environment will help insure optimal freshness. Regardless, it’s wise to put like varieties of produce together to maximize freshness and visibility.
No matter what your refrigeration needs are, Bosch has a solution to fit your kitchen and to help make life easier. What’s your favorite feature of your Bosch refrigerator? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.