This looks to be a good refrigerator contender for a midcentury modern kitchen: It’s the Bosch 500 Series model B22CS50SNW and it has a number of features that I really look for: Side-by-side… counter-depth… Energy Star… in white. The only thing I don’t like is that ice-maker in the door… and while a lot of folks will balk at the $2,500 list price, (1) I’m guessing you can wait for a big sales event and get it for significantly less and (2) it’s still gonna be cheaper than the Sub-Zero.
Why do I like these features?
- Side-by-side — I really like a side-by-side for a small kitchen — less door to have to wiggle around.
- Counter-depth — I like counter depth for similar reasons: Midcentury kitchens tend to be small, non-countertop depth are so honkin’.
- Energy Star — is good. I don’t think we had Energy Star available in side-by-side units until recently
- White is classic. Note: This refrigerator also is available in stainless steel.
- Free-standing — You can build it in, or not.
- Design — The lines are modern – yes, like the Retropolitan and my Sub-Zero, more Jetsons than Donna Reed.
I have not seen this puppy in person — I wish I could see what that white exterior is made of. Nonetheless, from the website photos and description, it looks like one to consider if you’re doing a kitchen remodel or need a new fridge and have the space to work with. Link: Bosch B22CS50SNW counter-depth, side-by-side, Energy Star, white refrigerator.
- And, see all my other stories about refrigerators, stoves and other appliances and accessories suitable for mid century kitchen remodels here.