Posted: August 31, 2017
The new BlueStar refrigerator boasts an extra-large capacity of 22.4 cu ft. More storage capacity than the leading 36” Built-In Refrigerator. To put it to the test we asked the experts to show us just how much BlueStar could store. Turns out there is enough storage space for 544 cans of your favorite 12-oz beverage. (That’s 401 12-oz cans in the refrigerator and an additional 143 12-oz cans in the freezer)… that’s over 172 MORE than the leading 36” Built-In!
So, how does BlueStar hold so much more (and why is this important to you and your family)?
Cubic Feet vs Usable Capacity
The refrigeration industry standard is to use cubic feet as the measure of volume to help shoppers compare the interior space of different refrigerators. While cubic feet gives a clear measure of interior volume, understanding how much you can fit into the refrigerator is a slightly different matter. The interior compartments including drawer, shelves and door bins all factor into how much can be stored in a refrigerator. The size of the compartments and whether they are fixed in place or can be moved around impacts what and how much you can store in your fridge. The surfaces themselves also have an impact. Flat sturdy surfaces make it easy to stack items and efficiently use the space. Some mesh bins create uneven surfaces or have slanted sides that limit how items are stored and impact how much can be stored. Multiple bins or drawers in a space can help keep items organized yet they break up the space and the extra bin sides and rails can reduce the amount of space that can be used to store foods and beverages.
Maximum Useable Capacity
The award-winning BlueStar Refrigerator is handcrafted in the USA with chef-inspired design and performance that maximizes useable interior space. With hundreds of years of combined industry experience, our engineering team developed a refrigerator that enables best-in-class interior space optimization.
In our 36” Built-In Refrigerator, the full width, professional grade glass and metal drawers open FULLY making it easy to store and reach items and maximizing drawer space.
The strong professional grade metal and glass shelves with flat surfaces in the refrigerator and freezer make it easy to stack and organize your favorite foods and drinks. The customizable interior ensures you can adjust the fridge for your needs accommodating everything from tall bottles to wide containers.
With BlueStar there is more space to store everyday items, stock up on your favorite seasonal produce and prepare for dinner parties. In contrast, the leading 36 “ Built-In features narrow shelves, light-weight drawers and drawer compartments that limit useable capacity.
How does the freezer fit 143 additional 12-oz cans vs. the leading 36” Built-in? It’s all in the design. Just like in the refrigerator, our engineering team designed the freezer compartment to maximize interior space. The flat metal surfaces and large compartments make it easy to maximize usable freezer space so you can stack more frozen foods inside.
BlueStar’s Hallmark Capacity
The extra-large capacity of the refrigerator is a hallmark of all BlueStar products. In fact, we designed this refrigerator to work seamlessly with our large capacity gas ranges and wall ovens. Now, seamlessly move from cooling to cooking as the refrigerator’s pull-out shelf comfortably accommodates a full-size (18” x 26”) commercial baking sheet that fits perfectly in all BlueStar gas ranges and wall ovens. So go ahead and prep appetizers and pastries that need to chill before baking – it’s easy to store them in the refrigerator (as well as the freezer), then go straight into the oven. Entertaining has never been so easy!
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