The popular KB CULTURE kitchen and bath blog recently announced the winners of their annual KB CULTURE Awards for 2011. U-Line was named the winner in the Outdoor Appliance Category for their Outdoor Series Refrigerator 2175RSOD -- a stainless steel wrapped refrigerator that is designed for use in outdoor kitchens or entertaining spaces.

KB CULTURE is written by noted magazine editor, author, and design expert Leslie Claggett. In KB CULTURE she continually presents selective reviews of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design.

Regarding the 2011 Award winners, Claggett commented, "Reviewing the entrants in this year's awards program again revealed the commitment designers and engineers make to pursuing perfection. Whether finessing aesthetic details or implementing big-picture technological innovations, original thinking was evident in all categories."

Two award levels were presented in various categories – “Winner” and “Honorable Mention.” Claggett shared the judging responsibilities with a former colleague from Kitchens & Baths magazine, Mervyn Kaufman, who is known for creating Design Idea Center installations at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

About the Winning Product

U-Line's winning refrigerator (2175RSOD Outdoor Refrigerator) is a durable outdoor unit that keeps food and beverages cold and within reach whether lounging by the pool or tending to the grill.  The 2175RSOD measures 24-inches wide, providing 5.4 cubic feet of storage space with the ability to hold up to 168 12-oz. beverage cans or 96 12-oz. bottles.  It also provides a crisper drawer and features three tempered glass shelves.  The 2175RSOD is ENERGY STAR® qualified and CEE Tier 3 rated.  It is deemed suitable for outdoor use my UL (Underwriters Laboratory) and comes with a specific outdoor warranty.

About U-Line

For nearly five decades, U-Line has been synonymous with innovation, quality and selection of premium undercounter appliances. Providing versatility for multiple applications, including light commercial, outdoor and marine use, U-Line’s complete product collection includes built-in, undercounter ice makers, Combo® ice maker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine preservation appliances, refrigerators, refrigerated drawers and refrigerator/freezers. U-Line is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, and has an office in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information on U-Line and its products, visit .

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