The perfect fit, a unique style, excellent capacity, and low energy consumption are 5 of the many characteristics you look for when you want to integrate a beverage center or additional refrigerator to the kitchen. However, there is something you must know before purchasing an appliance like this one, and that is precisely the difference between both devices.
Beverage centers are units specially designed to store and keep cold bottles and cans of soda, beer, and wine. While small refrigerators are mainly devices to store both beverages and food. These tend to be used mainly to store food that you need to have handy for a special occasion or to preserve those things that have no room in the main refrigerator.
Therefore, the first thing to consider is knowing which option you need in your kitchen. Luckily, Azure is a brand that specializes in the design, development and production of undercounter refrigeration equipment, which offers interesting options in that sense, so here we specify them.
A matter of amounts
Azure stands out for the discreet and simple design of its units. Made of stainless-steel or with a coating, they can be the perfect equipment to be placed under the countertop since they’ll fit like a glove in any type of kitchen.
Azure’s beverage centers come in two sizes, 15 and 24 inches, in options such as stainless-steel or with coating. These devices are very complete, since aside from offering the space for cans (the 15” model stores 80 cans of 12 ounces and the 24” model stores 154 cans), they have space for wine bottles (10 bottles on the first model and 16 on the second).
Both models come with reversible doors, digital screen controls, LED illumination, glass shelves and bottle racks with a wood front. Additionally, they have a temperature range between 34º and 43ºF and offer the option of automatic defrost. As if that wasn’t enough, these devices comply with the ADA normative and have several certifications (ETL, ETL-C and CEC) that guarantee their quality.
Food and beverages
Undercounter refrigerators are certainly a trend in open kitchens. They are installed there to offer more facilities when you cook, to add another cooling location and they are usually combined with beverage centers or wine cabinets. Obviously, the choice will depend on factors such as the volume of people that use that area of the house or even how social the family is.
Just as it happens with beverage centers, the undercounter refrigerators from Azure come in 15 and 24 inches, in stainless-steel or with a black coating. In terms of space inside the units the 15” model stores 80 cans of 12 ounces and the 24” model stores 154 cans. Even though you could keep wine bottles inside them -just like beverage centers- they don’t come with a special place for those.
These units have all the certifications and comply with the normative of beverage centers. They also offer interior LED illumination, reversible doors and 4 glass shelves. Likewise, they have a temperature range between 34º and 43ºF and offer the option of automatic defrost.
So, you can either choose the option that best suits you from any of the lines by Azure or have them both and enjoy the additional space that these special units can offer your kitchen.