Archive for September, 2013

Questions? We’ve Got The Answers

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Big Chill has tried to answer important questions we thought you might have, but we believe there is always room for improvement, which is why we’re opening up the floor to you! Ask us the questions about Big Chill we may have missed and we’ll have CEO Orion Creamer select a few of them to answer in an upcoming blog post. Just send your question to with the subject line “Ask Orion.”

How Big Chill Came To Be

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Most great things are born out of necessity, and the Big Chill is no different. It all started with a search for the perfect refrigerator. Thom Vernon loved the look of mid-century style refrigerators, but wasn’t impressed by their small size and inefficiency. So he turned to his nephew, Orion- who was fresh out of product design school to create a fridge with that retro look he loved and the amenities necessary to fit his modern lifestyle. Thus the Big Chill was born.

Due to their success, Thom & Orion were able to expand their product line beyond retro-styled refrigerators to similarly inspired dishwashers, microwaves, stoves, hoods and wall ovens.

Read more about Big Chill’s story on Our History page.

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Mark Twain

Make A Happy Kitchen

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The kitchen is definitely the most used room in the house, which means that it is guaranteed to become the messiest too. A dirty kitchen can cause stress, safety hazards, and can be more expensive by replacing items you can’t find. Here are some tips to make your kitchen and family happier

Tips for Organizing

1. Sometimes you just need to start from scratch. Empty out the contents of your kitchen onto a table and start from there!

Even if you only have time to organize the fridge, start on that. You’ll be less stressed when making tonight’s dinner

2. Discard items that you haven’t seen since last Christmas, you probably won’t be using them much if you haven’t already.

3. When you are putting items back, put them in places that make sense. It’s easier to have pots and pans by the stove than on the opposite side of the kitchen.

Get creative with your space. You can use pullout drawers or Lazy Susans to save space.

4. Once you get to your food storage, make sure you get rid of the older items. Replace store containers with tupperware as these will sit nicely on top of each other and take up less room. In the freezer, put bags in clear containers so you can see what you’re about to grab and keep them all in one place.

5. Once you have your kitchen set up the way you want it, try to clean up on a regular basis. This doesn’t mean that you have to power clean everyday, just picking up the few items after dinner makes it that much less stressful the next day when you walk in.

 Having an organized and clean kitchen often seems impossible with the crazy lives we lead but you can begin to enjoy the center of your house once again.