Robert Bosch created the German-based Bosch Group in 1886. An astonishing and refreshing fact about this company is that 92 percent of the company's holdings belong to a charitable organization. Further, only humanitarian organizations collect the group's profits. The Bosch Group has more than 275 subsidiary companies that include Robert Bosh LLC in North America. The groups focus is on auto-component supply, industrial machinery, security systems, power tools and consumer goods. The French door bottom-freezer refrigerator BOSCH B26FT70SNS is a leading home appliance for the company.
Bosch refrigerators are beautiful. The French door refrigerator Bosch B26FT70SNS is a glamorous accent to any kitchen. A stainless-steel finish blends well with any decorative scheme. The side-by-side refrigerator has a total storage capacity of 25.9 cubic feet. LED lighting illuminates both the freezer and refrigeration compartment, making stored items easy to organize and retrieve.
Despite the French door refrigerator's beauty, some owners report that the stainless steel finish of the refrigerator freezer amplifies dust, smudges and fingerprints. This problem makes cleaning and maintenance difficult but does not detract from the bottom-freezer refrigerator's value as a good food refrigeration and storage system.
The Bosch B26FT70SNS French door refrigerator has an Energy Star certification. Estimated yearly electricity cost is $56.00. Estimated yearly electricity consumption is 527KWh. These figures demonstrate that the side-by-side refrigerator uses up to 24 percent less energy than the required USA federal standard. These savings clearly distinguish this bottom-freezer refrigerator as a green appliance.
Bosch backs the French door refrigerator with a one year limited parts and labor warranty. Extended warranty options are available at an additional cost to the consumer and vary by seller and country.
Bosch has equipped the B26FT70SNS French door refrigerator with a proprietary feature they call VitaFresh. The feature keeps dairy and meat at favorable temperatures and humidity levels in an attempt to preserve the flavor, texture and appearance of stored food. The side-by-side refrigerator's cooling system evenly distributes air through the refrigeration and freezer compartments. The refrigeration compartment's temperature is adjustable from 35 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit.
Because of the VitaFresh technology, Bosch claims that the food and vegetables stored in the Bosch B26FT70SNS bottom-freezer refrigerator retain up to 19 percent more Vitamin C and 20 percent more fresh weight, and that the expected food-storage life is up to 2.4 times longer than other refrigerator freezers available on the market.
The total storage capacity of the refrigeration compartment of the bottom-freezer refrigerator is 17.6 cubic feet. Adjustable, spill-proof, glass, split shelves make customization a straightforward task. The full-sized deli drawer of the French door refrigerator has a dedicated LED light that lets the owner easily see the freshness of stored meats and cheeses.
The side-by-side doors of the refrigerator freezer come equipped with 14 storage compartments that include a gallon bin, butter and cheese compartment, two can bins and an area for storing eggs.
The French door refrigerator comes outfitted with a through-the-door, filtered water and ice dispenser. The dispenser's stylish color-coordinated and frameless design integrates with the refrigerator freezer's external controls. The icemaker can make both crushed ice and ice cubes.
Owners of the Bosch B26FT70SNS side-by-side refrigerator report that the delivered ice and water is odorless and has no aftertaste. Moreover, the water dispenser does not leak or flood the refrigeration compartment. However, common complaints are that the water filter is expensive to replace and the icemaker has a loud clank noise.
The total storage capacity of the bottom-freezer refrigerator's freezer compartment is 8.3 cubic feet. The temperature of this area is adjustable from 5 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit. (-15 to -22 degrees Celsius).
Bosch has equipped the B26FT70SNS bottom-freezer refrigerator with two full-width freezer drawers for the storing of frozen foods. The bottom-mount design makes organization a breeze. Further, a freezer-compartment light switch illuminates the compartment and takes all the fuss out of retrieving stored frozen items.
The French door refrigerator has external controls. The control and display panel are located on the left door of the refrigerator freezer and consist of a touchpad. By use of the touchpad, owners can set the temperature and humidity of both the refrigeration and freezer compartments. Additionally, the bottom-freezer refrigerator has a door alarm that notifies when a door is ajar for longer than a minute. The dispenser control lock prevents children from making adjustments or playing with the water and ice dispenser.
The icemaker of the side-by-side refrigerator is loud and the exterior's stainless steel finish is hard to keep clean. Despite these minor problems, the Bosch B26FT70SNS is a noteworthy refrigerator freezer.
The refrigerator freezer has humidity controls.
The stainless steel finish shows smudges and dust easily.
The refrigerator freezer is a noteworthy food storage solution.