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Summit Appliance Provides Extensive Options For Tiny And Micro Kitchens

Refrigeration, Cooking, and Laundry Appliances Create Complete Kitchen Convenience With Limited Floor Space

Bronx, NY, November 17, 2015—Architects and interior designers are finding new ways to give homeowners a full kitchen in less than half the space. Summit Appliance, a division of Felix Storch, Inc., produces a complete line of appliances designed for tiny and micro-kitchens.

From thin-line refrigeration to induction cooktops and even a new speed oven, Summit Appliance specializes in creating space-conscious appliances that offer full function and capacity. They offer a diverse line of refrigerators and matching frost-free freezers sized from 15” to 24” wide that can be installed under counters or in stackable space-saving sets. Slim upright refrigerator-freezers with unique counter depths are also available to give modern and traditional options based on the size and layout of the kitchen.

Summit Appliance’s most popular undercounter units, such as the 18” wide FF1843B refrigerator and matching SCFF1842 freezer, are offered with several finish options to best match any kitchen design. Choices for the undercounter line include white, black, stainless steel, and panel-ready options.

“With more and more living spaces decreasing the size of kitchens, we’ve seen a greater need for appliances with smaller footprints than the standard 30” stove and refrigerator,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “With our extensive micro line, even the smallest studio apartment or container home can keep all the conveniences of a working kitchen without wasting an inch of space.”

In addition to Summit’s slim refrigeration line, other uniquely sized appliances include 18” wide dishwashers, 20” and 24” wide ranges, and 12” wide induction, electric, and LP or natural gas cooktops. The newest addition to the line is the CMV24, a 24” wide built-in speed oven that allows space-challenged kitchens to have a microwave, convection oven, and grill in one unit. For laundry needs, Summit offers several all-in-one washer/dryer combinations.

To learn more about Summit’s small kitchen line, visit www.summitappliance.com/microkitchen or call 1-800-932-4267.

Summit Pure Therm By Felix Storch, Inc. Introduces All In One Warming Cabinet & Refrigeration Combinations

Bronx, NY, September 20, 2015—Summit PureTherm, a division of Felix Storch, Inc., introduces a dual purpose solution to warm and cold storage with a new line of combination warming cabinet and refrigerators. Designed to keep blankets heated while also chilling refrigerated or frozen items, these units create an energy and space saving solution for small medical facilities.

Available in five configurations, the PureTherm combinations are sized with a 24” footprint to conserve floor space in small hospitals, physical therapy clinics, and doctors’ offices. A glass door warming cabinet is securely installed on top of either a refrigerator or freezer. When the unit is running, heat generated by the compressor is channeled upwards to the warming cabinet to keep the interior at 140ºF.

“Every refrigerator produces heat, which is typically just wasted into the air,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “We created a system of utilizing that waste heat to power the warming cabinet. Essentially, you get the functionality of two separate appliances using the energy of just one. ” A small heating element is also included in the upper chamber to provide backup power when the compressor is not running.

Additional features include alarms to alert when drawers or doors are left open, digital thermostats for the lower units, and frost-free operation to minimize user maintenance. The Puretherm units are available in five styles with your choice of a front-opening or drawer style refrigerator or freezer, or with a lower glass door beverage center. All models ship fully assembled and include one hospital grade cord with a green dot plug. To learn more, visit www.summitappliance.com/puretherm

About Felix Storch, Inc.
Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI), was founded in 1969 as a manufacturer and distributor of specialty major appliances. Through its Summit Appliance division, it now specializes in residential refrigeration, cooking, and laundry products, with a strong focus in undercounter and ADA compliant appliances. Summit Commercial caters to the commercial foodservice market. For medical and hospital grade appliances, FSI serves the market through its Accucold and PureTherm divisions, with an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified calibration laboratory. In 2015, FSI achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Summit Appliance Introduces New Hotel Box That Puts Guests In Charge Of How They Sleep

Power Source Helps Hotel Refrigerators Reduce Noise And Energy Consumption

Bronx, NY, August 21, 2015—Summit Appliance presents a new way for hotel guests to manage their in-room refrigeration settings with the HBOX168, an external power source that controls the refrigerator’s compressor.

The HBOX168 was designed to work with most refrigerators, giving hotel guests the option of how they want their unit to run. There are three options provided with the HBOX168: Normal mode, Off mode, & 16/8 Sound & Sleep Saver mode. Normal mode allows the unit to run regularly, Off mode completely disables the fridge, and 16/8 Sound and Sleep Saver mode turns the unit off at 11pm and resumes standard operations at 7am. The result of the fridge being shut off during that time frame helps to reduce energy consumption by up to 33%.

“We wanted to create a solution that saves energy but most importantly, eliminates guest complaints about units running throughout the night,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “The HBOX168 also makes it easier to power the fridge on and off without having to unplug it, which can help staff save power when the rooms are vacant.”

The HBOX168 comes in a jet black finish with an LED display for the time and operating mode. It can be ordered with virtually any Summit Appliance, or ordered separately for use with other brands. To learn more about Summit’s HBOX168, visit www.summitappliance.com/catalog/model/HBOX168 or call 1-800-932-4267.

Summit Appliance Launches New Company Website

New Design Features User-Friendly Interface To Enable Faster Product Searching

Bronx, NY, July 23, 2015—Summit Appliance, a division of Felix Storch, Inc., has launched a brand new website for its residential and commercial product lines. The new design of www.summitappliance.com is intended to make it easier for users to navigate the extensive catalog. Additionally, the site offers more product information and new user-friendly resources.

In the last few years, Summit Appliance has expanded its product offerings and now carries the largest selection of built-in undercounter and ADA compliant refrigeration in the appliance industry. In order to improve the user experience in exploring these product lines, the new website was redesigned with a strong emphasis on detailed product filters. Additionally, the site incorporated an auto-fill search box for users to locate products or categories more easily. Other features include downloadable product brochures, a troubleshooting section, online request forms for service and parts, and informative articles on product use.

"Our previous website was a great tool for our company, but the new design takes our brand to the next level," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "The new layout is not only more attractive, but has also been designed to meet the specific needs of both our vast product line and our detail-oriented customer base."

The new website maintains the same web address as the previous summitappliance.com. The site was developed and designed to be compatible with current browsers and mobile devices. Product pages can be shared via email and other social media outlets.

Felix Storch, Inc. Achieves Iso 9001:2008

Appliance Manufacturer Affirms Its Commitment To Quality & Customer Satisfaction Through Systematic Monitoring & Improvements

Bronx, NY, March 3, 2015—Felix Storch Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of specialty appliances, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its management systems, standards, and guidelines. The company has been serving the residential, medical, commercial, and hospitality markets since 1969.

"As our company grows with each product development and new customer, it is vital to our business to maintain the highest level of quality in our output and operations," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "The ISO quality principles will help our staff maintain a quality system with a powerful customer focus."

To obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification, FSI’s management and administration system was evaluated by QAS International, a certification system that has been operating internationally for over twenty years. Felix Storch, Inc., was approved as an OEM manufacturer of specialty major appliances for the medical, commercial, hospitality, and residential markets.

ISO 9001:2008 is the latest of the 9001 quality management standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). For this certification, a company must meet a variety of requirements in their quality system, including documenting procedures, monitoring output for defects, applying corrective action, regularly reviewing the quality system, and striving for continuous improvement.

In addition to ISO 9001:2008 certification, Felix Storch, Inc., is currently in the process of achieving ISO 17025:2005 certification through Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc., for its in-house laboratory under its Accucold division.

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