Though undercounter refrigeration products have been available for years, U-Line has taken modular refrigeration to the next level with new designs that accommodate several cabinet configurations, provide versatile temperature controls based on food types, and combine dual functions into one unit. U-Line’s Modular 3000 Series puts refrigeration where it is needed most for a kitchen that is truly customized and functional.
Modular refrigeration allows a kitchen to be custom designed to fit all the needs of the homeowner. Essentially, modular refrigeration places “the right product in the right place at the right temperature.”
Modular refrigeration units can be placed anywhere in the home which means they will suit storage and design needs while providing greater convenience. A kitchen design that is intuitive to the end-user’s behavior just makes sense. That is why U-Line has focused on versatility as a means of achieving design solutions. An example of this is placing a refrigerator pre-programmed for fruits and vegetables next to the prep sink in the kitchen island. That can be achieved throughout the kitchen with modular units of varying designs that can be installed in areas that previously seemed impossible.
Beyond kitchen design and layout, the new modular refrigeration units feature the latest in sophisticated temperature controls and specialized food zones. Imagine a refrigerator unit that can be set to create the perfect temperature for select food types like deli items, produce, pantry items, or a virtual root cellar. The same customized temperature setting also allows for perfect storage of beverages from cold beer and soda to cellaring your prized wine collection.
Modular refrigeration also lends itself to advancing universal design. Undercounter placement as well as versatile door and drawer configurations can be used to suit the specific needs of a wide range of consumers.
Introducing U-Line’s Modular 3000 Series
Summer 2011 marked the introduction of the new Modular 3000 Series – U-Line’s newest evolution in modular refrigeration. The products will be available to the public in October. The Modular 3000 Series incorporates 18” and 36” wide appliances that integrate into various cabinetry styles while providing design flexibility and immediate access to food and beverages.
The new Modular 3000 Series models make it possible to build a custom undercounter configuration that meets the homeowner’s lifestyle and specific refrigeration needs – be it multiple cooks in the kitchen, entertaining, children in the household, or just additional quick and easy access to the most commonly used items.
The 36” Modular 3000 Series models feature U-Line’s first dual-zone/dual-capability units. This is exemplified by the 36” Glass Door Refrigerator/Wine Captain® that puts a refrigerator and a wine preservation unit side-by-side. All of the Modular 3000 Series models integrate easily into existing cabinetry with a clean, modern , and minimalist aesthetic. These appliances fully integrate with overly/face frame cabinets, inset cabinets, and European/frameless cabinet styles, and they install seamlessly into standard 24” depth cabinet bases. All Modular 3000 Series products are available in a stainless steel finish or an overlay option that provides the simplest method of adding custom wood panels or frames for a truly integrated installation. Design features such as an adjustable and overlay-ready toe-kick, black interior with LED theater lighting, full extension storage bins and wine racks, glass shelves, and ergonomic touch controls add to the versatility and universal design capabilities of these appliances.
The 3000 Series is exemplified by the U-Select™ Control system that allows users to choose settings that correspond to the types of food and beverages they store – keeping food fresher longer and tasting better by providing the perfect preservation environments. Each mode comes with a pre-set temperature range and optimal set point that can be adjusted to suit the user’s preferences. The U-Select™ Control Quick Chill feature rapidly chills food and beverages at the lowest temperature setting in each mode for a designated period of time. This feature is available in all modes except Red Wine. Complete service diagnostics are also available via the U-Select™ controls and USB port.
The Modular 3000 Series includes these new appliances:
- 36” Wine Captain®/Wine Captain® (3036WCWC) – Two door, dual-zone Wine Captain® wine preservation (holds up to 62 wine bottles* and designed to accommodate wide base bottles)
- 36” Glass Door Refrigerator/Wine Captain® (3036BVWC) Two door, dual-zone Beverage Center and Wine Captain® combination (holds up to 31 wine bottles and 60 beverage bottles* or 127 cans*)
- 36” Glass Door Refrigerator/Refrigerator (3036RRGL) – Two door, dual-zone Glass Door Refrigerator
- 36” Solid Door Refrigerator/Refrigerator () Two door, dual-zone Refrigerator
- 18” Wine Captain® (3018WC) (holds up to 31* wine bottles)
- 18” Glass Door Refrigerator (3018RGL)
- 18” Solid Door Refrigerator (3018RF)
* Based on .75L wine bottles
* Based on 12 oz. cans and 12 oz. bottles
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 www.u-line.com.
For more information contact: Lara Snyder, Brand Manager, 949-715-7952, Lara@U-Line.com
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