Archive for October, 2012

With Big Chill, Style is in the Air…VOCs are not!

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What so many fans love about Big Chill is color, and we are committed to creating a color-rich 1950s finish without introducing harmful VOCs into your home.

Traditional liquid paints have high levels of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are unstable, toxic, and can give off poisonous vapors at room temperature. Because we’re not cool with VOCs, Big Chill uses the low-VOC powder coated paint process.

Powder coating is different from normal paint because it uses a paint powder that’s free of toxic liquids. Without toxic solvents, heat cures the paint powder to create the 1950s vintage Chevy finish Big Chill is known for. The result is a retro color that is high on style and low on VOCs.

While the design of Big Chill is straight out of the 1950s, the way we paint our appliances is as current as it gets. The process costs us a little bit more, but allows us to make appliances that are conscious of your health, and the well-being of our planet.

As a part of our commitment to quality, low-VOC powder coated paint is standard with all Big Chill Appliances.

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San Diego Zoo Features Big Chill Fridges

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Big Chill makes quite the splash at the San Diego Zoo’s Polar Bear exhibit. Along with the polar bears Chinook, Tatqiq, and Kalluk, the exhibit features two of our white Original fridges!

At the “How You Measure Up” interactive exhibit, a Big Chill display lets zoo visitors see how the food polar bears consume measures up to what people eat. One of our Original fridges is stocked with a whopping 140 lbs. of seal meat—the favorite of polar bears—and the other is stocked with people’s favorite foods.

With 20.6 cubic ft. of interior space, the Original is our largest model, and has enough space for even the biggest appetite. The Original fridge combines vintage-inspired style with the modern storage and amenities you need.  This fridge is sure to be as big a crowd pleaser in your kitchen at it is at the San Diego Zoo.

Favorite Fall Kitchens and Tasty Eats

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This season, you can bring the colors and flavors of fall right into your kitchen! From jadite green to vibrant orange, our retro appliances are available in autumn-inspired colors that you will love year round.

Check out the photo gallery of our fall kitchen colors and some of our favorite fall recipes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Big Chill’s signature color, jadite, is a retro spin on classic green. We like how crisp this Big Chill fridge looks against the sleek white cabinetry.

This recipe for autumn Apple Crisp combines bright green Granny Smith apples with the classic fall flavors of cinnamon and spice. Enjoy!

This buttercup yellow kitchen channels the gold of autumn leaves and creates a cheerful kitchen look we love year round.

Butternut Squash Soup is a classic fall dish. A piping hot bowl of this golden seasonal favorite is sure to please!

This Big Chill fridge in orange warms up this modern kitchen bringing to mind crunchy autumn leaves and bright pumpkins.