American Food Centres
American Food Centres are the ultimate style statement for your kitchen and offer twice the storage space of conventional fridge freezers. They are great for big families and also offer a whole host of unique features like ice makers, home bar and chilled water on tap.
Our American Food Centres Buying Guide will make it much easier for you, when choosing the right American Food Centre to buy. Just click on a link below, to jump down to further information about the American Food Centres area you're interested in:
All our American Food Centres are Frost Free which means you'll never have to defrost the freezer section! Cool air is circulated throughout the appliance to prevent frost build up, and also means that food items don't stick together, so it's easier to take out single items without defrosting a full pack.
Ice & Water Dispensers
Selected models have Ice & Water Dispensers* delivering instant ice cubes, or chilled water at the press of a button - ideal for hot summer days or when entertaining friends!
* Models with an Ice & Water dispenser will need to be plumbed-in to an existing water supply sited no more than 1 metre away from the appliance.
American Food Centres are significantly bigger than conventional Fridge Freezers, so there are a few things you need to consider when buying one:
Will it fit in your kitchen?
Dimensions are listed with the product features and typically vary between:
Height: 1750 to 1800mm.
Width: 890 to 910mm.
Depth: 700 to 800mm.
Is the access to your kitchen big enough?
Walk the path that the delivery personnel will take to install your American Food Centre.
Take measurements of all gangways and access points, and remember that American Food Centres also tend to be taller than standard fridge freezers.
If you live in a block of flats check that the lift is in service and big enough to hold the appliance.
After you have placed your order our specialist installers will contact you before delivery to identify any potential access difficulties and discuss potential solutions.
Where will it go in your kitchen?
Your American Food Centre will be a focus point of your kitchen, so finding the correct position to install it is important:
Models with chilled water on tap or ice-making facility need to be plumbed-in, therefore the unit needs to be sited within 1m of a standard washing machine or dishwasher connector (cold fill only).
If in doubt please check with a qualified plumber who will confirm if your water supply is suitable.
It will also need to be within 1m of an electric socket.
After you have placed your order our specialist installers will contact you before delivery to identify any potential delivery challenges and discuss potential solutions.
American Food Centres offer huge amounts of Fridge and Freezer space, and are ideal for big families, big entertainers or if you like doing a big 'shop' on a regular basis.
The table below gives general guide to overall capacity:
American Food Centres
|Classification||Typical Storage Capacity *||Suitable For...|
|American Food Centres||Total capacity:
17.3 to 19.7 cu ft (525 to 558 litres)
|Big families, big entertainers, or for the regular 'Big Shop'|
12.2 to 13.5 cu ft (346 to 383 litres)
5.8 to 6.2 cu ft (165 to 175 litres)
* All our capacities are quoted "Net". This measurement shows the usable storage capacity of the appliance
All our refrigeration appliances are issued with a performance class rating for Energy. Each of these is graded from 'A+ - G', with 'A+' being the most efficient and economical in terms of energy consumption.
Look for the energy saving recommended label if you want the most energy efficient appliances for your home.
All American Food Centres receive an energy efficiency grading ranging from A - G (with A being the most efficient).
Standardised tests, monitored by Trading Standards, are carried out by manufacturers, who are responsible for grading their appliances.
Energy Saving Tips
Save Energy & Money by following these simple steps:
Regularly defrost your freezer, or select a frost-free version - ice build up significantly reduces cooling efficiency and results in higher energy use.
Locate your appliance in an area with low ambient temperature, i.e. away from radiators, cookers or from direct sunlight.
Keep your freezer well stocked, frozen food items require less energy to maintain cool temperatures than air.
Always close the door.
Look out for the energy saving recommended logo on fridges & freezers.
Other features you might want to look for...
|Other American Food Centre Features|
|Anti-Bacterial Lining||A special coating on fridge walls and door to prevent bacteria growth, improve hygiene and keep food fresher for longer.|
|Spill-Proof Shelves||Made with safety glass or plastic, the easy-to-clean surface prevents spillages dropping onto the shelf below.|
|Twin Compressors||Some models come with 2 compressors, one for the fridge section and one for the freezer section. This allows you to independently control the temperature of the fridge and freezer sections.|
|Auto-Defrost||This feature automatically regulates the temperature in your fridge to prevent moisture and frost build-up.|
|Deep Door Storage||Extra deep in door shelving; ideal for storing large bottles.|
|Wine Racks||Some models have removable bottle racks, so you can efficiently store and chill your favorite wine or chilled drinks.|
|LCD Control||Simple and easy to use for precise temperature control.|
|AEG Electrolux||08705 350 350|
|Beko||08707 741 050|
|Hoover||08705 400 600|
|Hotpoint||08701 506 070|
|Lec||08704 584 386|
|Samsung||0870 242 0303|