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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shallow Depth Refrigeration

This site is tied in with Google Analytics. Yesterday, I was looking at keyword search details, and 7 out of the 10 reasons people look at our blog in the last 30 days is for shallow depth refrigeration, which may be a good reason for a post.

Quite honestly, shallow depth looks aesthetically cleaner in a kitchen, as the black or gray sides are not shown. The refrigerator is 24 inches deep, so it is also dimensionally similar to standard cabinets.

There are two types of shallow depth products: Regular (there is no official name for this) and integrated.

Regular shallow depth products are 24 inches deep plus the door. This is the largest segment of the shallow depth category. It includes SubZero, KitchenAid, GE among others...

Integrated fits within a 24 inch panel and is best for paneled applications. Best brands include: Thermador, Liebherr, Miele, Gaggenau and SubZero...


  1. which counterdepth refrigerator tend to have more space.....the french door or side by side

  2. Side by side...25 VS 22 cubic feet for a French

  3. Anonymous12:49 PM


    I'm looking for some advice here. I purchased a GE French door bottom freezer refrigerator two years ago (model PFCS1NFWSS). I didn't purchase it at Yale because a developer friend was able to get me a 30-35% discount off retail, but I did buy my dishwasher, sink and microwave from you. In any case the original warranty is running out and GE has not surprisingly sent me an offer to extend the warranty for periods ranging from 1 year to the remaining life of the unit. They want $75 for 1 year, $205 for 3 years and $325 for five years. In your opinion, would this be worthwhile insurance to purchase (taking into account the reliability of the unit, the pricing of the contract and the quality (or possible lack thereof) of GE's extended warranty program? Thanks, Steve. I welcome your feedback.


  4. Interesting

    Extended warranties are a simple form of insurance. Its great piece of mind(unless the product works through the life of the contract). We offer extended service at Yale, but not as a hard sell.

    Service rates in the first year run 15% on average just as a reference

    I am not sure about GE Service functionally, but to compare our 2-5 year warranty is $199 and includes $250 food loss. So it is a bit on the high side

  5. Anonymous12:05 PM


    Do you offer extended warranties for products that Yale didn't sell (e.g., the GE refrigerator that I purchased elsewhere)?



  6. Steve,

    I believe we do...Call Tom at 617-822-5316, if you are interested