MILWAUKEE - U-Line Corporation, leading manufacturer of premium built-in, undercounter ice making, refrigeration and wine storage appliances, introduced its latest innovations in design and technology today at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago. New contemporary design elements with classic appeal and advanced digital technology enhance the aesthetics and functionality of the high-end appliance line.
“For more than 40 years, U-Line’s constant commitment to innovation has advanced our products and set new standards in the industry,” explains Phil Uihlein, president of U-Line Corporation. “By evolving design elements and adding new features, we are able to offer the most distinctive class of undercounter ice making, refrigeration and wine storage models available in both style and performance.”
New design and performance innovations span models in both of U-Line’s product lines. The Échelon Series, U-Line’s premier product class, exudes style and status with premium features. Now with new design elements and state-of-the-art technology, its performance, functionality, and quality are unmatched. The Origins Series offers a selection of classic models that built the U-Line brand. With new refined styling and feature additions, Origins Series models raise the standard for all other products in its class.
Two Échelon Series ice makers transform ice into a luxury item. The commercial grade CLR2160 Clear Ice Maker provides perfectly-shaped cubes of crystal clear ice. Producing up to 60 pounds of ice a day and storing up to 30 pounds, it boasts the highest daily ice production of any ice maker in its class. New Touch Control digital technology allows the homeowner to adjust ice thickness, temporarily turn off ice production, and initiate the self-cleaning process. Additionally, in case a door is left ajar, the digital controller will automatically activate an alarm alerting the homeowner. Conveniently located inside the cabinet, the digital control unit is easily activated with the touch of a fingertip.
The BI-2115 Ice Maker produces and stores up to 25 pounds of crescent-shaped ice a day. This model does not require a drain, making installation convenient in any area of the home.
Doors feature newly designed handles that enhance the overall look. Integrated door handles on the black and white models create a seamless appearance. Stainless steel models feature an elegant contoured handle that extends vertically from nearly top to bottom of the door. For homeowners who prefer to integrate appliances into the overall design scheme, doors can be outfitted with either a full overlay custom cabinetry panel or a 1/4-inch custom panel insert allowing them to match surrounding cabinets. Beneath the doors, new flush grille fronts have been recessed and finished in the same color as the unit making them virtually invisible.
Combination ice making/refrigeration models unite two important appliances in one convenient, stylish unit. Exclusive to U-Line, the CLRCO2175 Clear Combo® combines the luxury of clear ice cubes with 2.5 cubic feet of refrigeration storage in just 24 inches of space. It produces up to 40 pounds of ice a day, stores up to 15 pounds and never requires defrosting. The CO2175FF Combo® provides 4.2 cubic feet of refrigeration space including a crisper drawer and produces up to eight pounds of crescent-shaped ice a day. The ice storage bin will hold up to 13 pounds. Frost-free technology means that defrosting the unit is not necessary.
New Touch Control digital technology puts the ability to set and see refrigeration temperature, suspend ice production, and more right at the homeowner’s fingertips. To prevent food spoilage and ice melting, an open door alarm alerts the homeowner. Newly designed integrated door handles on black and white units create a seamless appearance. A contoured door handle provides an element of art to the exterior of the stainless steel model. Both Combo models are designed to accept full overlay custom door fronts or 1/4-inch custom panel inserts for design integration. New flush grille fronts finished in the same color as the unit and recessed beneath the door front are unnoticeable.
Two Échelon Series refrigerators provide maximum storage space and advanced technology. The 24-inch-wide 2175R Refrigerator provides 5.7 cubic feet of refrigeration space with a clear crisper drawer, while the 15-inch-wide 2115R Refrigerator offers 3.3 cubic feet of storage for smaller spaces. Both feature fully encapsulated, contoured glass shelves that contain spills and adjustable in-door storage able to hold larger items.
New to each model, Touch Control digital technology makes seeing and setting the refrigeration temperature easy. If a door is ever left ajar, an alarm will sound alerting the homeowner. New integrated door handles on black and white models provide a clean look, while a contoured handle on stainless steel models is an elegant addition. Flush grille fronts are finished in the same color as the unit so that they go unnoticed.
Both Échelon Series models are designed to accept either full overlay custom door fronts or 1/4-inch custom panel inserts allowing them to match existing cabinetry.
Two Origins Series models maximize form and function. The 1175R Refrigerator measures 24 inches wide and provides 5.7 cubic feet of space, while the 1115R Refrigerator is 15 inches wide with 3.3 cubic feet of storage capacity.
New to each model, push button digital controls allow the homeowner to easily see and set their
desired temperature. Interiors boast new tempered glass shelves and adjustable in-door storage.
Inspired by the look of commercial-grade appliances, the Origins Series design is defined by clean, straight lines and subtle embellishments. New integrated door handles run horizontally across the top of black and white models. A bold new stainless steel door handle adds a strong visual element to all stainless models. Grille fronts are recessed and flat providing better integration into the overall design.
The 24-inch-wide 2175RF Refrigerator/Freezer combines 4.2 cubic feet of refrigeration space with 1.5 cubic feet of freezer space. Designed for function, the vertical freezer compartment maximizes space and allows the storage of items such as a half gallon of ice cream and frozen pizzas. Refrigeration space features fully encapsulated glass shelves, adjustable in-door shelves and a clear crisper drawer. Frost-free technology eliminates the need to defrost the unit.
Part of the Échelon Series product line, new Touch Control digital technology simplifies monitoring and adjusting the refrigeration temperature. New integrated door handles on black and white units provide a seamless door front. Stainless steel models benefit from the addition of a new contoured door handle. The model will also accept a full overlay custom door panel or 1/4-inch custom panel insert if design integration is preferred. A flush grille front has been recessed and finished to match the unit.
The evolution of appliances from doors to drawers is evident with U-Line’s innovative and original Échelon Series drawer systems. The 2175DWRR Refrigerator Drawer provides unlimited storage and organization capabilities. U-Line’s unique Slide & Divide organizational tool allows you to customize each drawer to fit specific needs, and easily reconfigure the drawer’s interior layout when its contents change. A top-mounting clear storage bin provides
additional storage and slides forward for accessibility. The lower drawer comes equipped with a slide-out crisper drawer underneath a glass shelf that can be removed for the storage of taller items.
The CO2175DWR Combo® Drawer combines refrigeration, freezer space, and ice making capabilities. Reserved for refrigeration space, the upper drawer is modeled after the 2175DWRR Refrigerator Drawer and comes complete with the Slide & Divide tool and sliding storage bin to simplify organization. The ice making and freezer sections are located in the lower drawer. The ice maker produces up to 6 pounds a day and stores up to 10 pounds of ice.
Both the Refrigerator Drawer and Combo Drawer include new Touch Control digital technology that provides a refrigeration temperature reading and allows the homeowner to easily adjust the temperature as desired. Integrated door handles on black models provide a seamless finish to the drawer fronts while an elegant new door handle enhances the look of the stainless steel model. New flush grilles are recessed and finished to match the unit so that they are not noticeable. For those who prefer that appliances are integrated into the overall design of a room, black models will accept either a full overlay custom door panel or a 1/4-inch custom panel insert to match existing cabinetry.
U-Line’s 2175DWRWC Wine Captain® Drawer is the first drawer system designed and engineered for wine storage. The two-drawer model allows each drawer to maintain separate temperatures between 40 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, providing the flexibility of different storage options. An innovative TouchSensorÔ control embedded in the glass drawer front provides a temperature reading for each drawer and allows one to change either or both temperature settings without opening a drawer and compromising the stable environment inside. When a drawer is opened, wine racks automatically cascade outward. Individual racks also slide completely forward for superior accessibility. Maple trimmed wine racks can be finished to match existing cabinetry or replaced with solid surface materials. Tinted, thermal-tempered glass drawer fronts protect wine from potentially harmful light. New flush grilles have been recessed and finished to match the model and integrate into the design.
Wine Captain Wine Storage Appliances
U-Line pioneered residential wine storage appliances in North America in 1985, and continues to lead the marketplace in innovation, technology and style. Traditional door front models offer
U-Line’s exclusive triple temperature zone technology, providing the flexibility of different storage options. At approximately 55 degrees, the upper section of the cabinet is ideal for red wines; the middle at approximately 50 degrees for whites; and the lower section at approximately 45 degrees for sparkling wines. The stable temperature environment is ideal for longer-term storage of any type of wine throughout the cabinet.
Échelon Series 2175WC Wine Captain and 2115WC Wine Captain wine storage systems provide cellar-like conditions in a showpiece appliance. New Touch Control digital technology allows the homeowner to adjust the middle temperature zone, check temperatures in all three zones, and illuminate the cabinet. New black interiors create a dramatic backdrop for showcasing and storing wine collections. Sliding wine racks provide smooth movement and easy accessibility to the wine collection. The natural maple fronts can be finished to match existing cabinetry or replaced with a solid surface material if the homeowner prefers. Integrated door handles on black models provide a seamless appearance, while the stainless steel model features a new contoured door handle. Redesigned flush grille fronts are recessed and finished in the same color as the unit making them virtually invisible.
If a homeowner prefers to integrate appliances with existing cabinetry, Wine Captain models 2175WCOL and 2115WCOL allow the glass door fronts to be outfitted with custom frames.
The 24-inch-wide, models 2175WC and 2175WCOL provide storage for up to 48 standard .75 liter bottles. At 15 inches wide, models 2115WC Wine Captain and 2115WCOL house up to 24 bottles.
The transformation of the Origin Series 1175WC Wine Captain and 1115WC Wine Captain models is most impressive. The once fixed, canted stainless steel wine racks are now sliding racks handsomely accented with wood overlays. The natural wood fronts can be stained to match existing cabinetry or replaced with a solid surface material. Wine racks slide outward effortlessly putting the bottles within arms reach. Like the traditional Echelon Series models,
U-Line’s triple temperature zone technology and stable environment provide safe storage of reds, whites and sparkling wines at their optimum serving temperatures. The new push button digital controller allows the homeowner to set the middle temperature zone, see readings for all three and illuminate the cabinet.
New stainless steel models feature seamless styling and the addition of a commercial-style vertical door handle. At 24 inches wide, the 1175WC Wine Captain holds up to 48 bottles. The 15-inch-wide 1115WC has a storage capacity of up to 24 bottles.
The Origins Series 1175BEV Beverage Center makes entertaining and everyday life easier. The glass door front provides a clear view of the interior. Inside, two sliding, wood-trimmed wine racks provide storage for up to 16 bottles. The natural wood rack fronts can be stained to match existing cabinetry or replaced with a solid surface material. Two removable glass shelves accommodate up to 48 12-ounce bottles and 63 12-ounce cans. A new push button digital control unit makes seeing and setting the temperature easy.
For more than 40 years, U-Line Corporation has been the leading innovator of premium built-in, undercounter ice makers, Combo® ice maker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine storage models, refrigerators, refrigerated drawers and refrigerator/freezers. U-Line is family operated and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.