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Medical & Laboratory Refrigeration Brand Redesigns Website For an Improved User Experience

Bronx, NY, August 9, 2016—Accucold, a division of Felix Storch, Inc., has launched a new mobile-friendly website design for its medical, laboratory, and scientific refrigeration product line. The new version of was developed to create an easier customer experience in navigating the company's large product catalog, as well as provide various resources for the laboratory refrigeration industry.

Accucold specializes in manufacturing refrigerators and freezers for a variety of healthcare and scientific applications, from general purpose use in staff rooms to vaccine storage in hospitals. The website organizes the product catalog by application to help guide users to the proper feature level. All product categories include multiple search filters to enable users to narrow down their product choices to their exact specifications.

"The institutional refrigeration industry covers a very diverse range of products and applications," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our medical division website has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of customers, from pharmacies that need a compact locking refrigerator to laboratories searching for freezers than can store biological samples at ultra low temperatures." The website also includes products from Felix Storch, Inc.’s PureTherm division of warming cabinets.

In addition to the new layout, the website also includes several resources for medical refrigeration users including temperature conversion charts, FAQs about vaccine storage, and best practices for using institutional appliances. To learn more, visit


Temperature Logger Now Comes Standard With Alarm & User-Set Recording Intervals

Bronx, NY, January 17, 2016—Temperature logging is more convenient with Accucold by Summit Appliance’s newest USB data logger. The NIST calibrated DL2 allows users to set their own recording intervals and includes added user-friendly features for easier monitoring.

Designed for use with refrigerators or freezers, the DL2 is calibrated in an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified laboratory. The logger is accurate to .5ºC when recording temperature in a unit that runs anywhere between -10 to 10ºC. Data is recorded to an included 4GB USB flash drive that allows users to track and analyze temperature using any PC or Mac-based software. For added monitoring convenience, the DL2 includes a user-programmable high/low temperature alarm and a digital readout of the temperature viewable in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

"Several years ago, we introduced a USB data logger that allowed our customers to record all temperature data to a USB flash drive," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our customers loved the functionality, but requested a few added features and more recording flexibility. We incorporated their feedback into the new design to create the perfect logger to meet those needs."

The DL2 can be factory installed on any Accucold appliance or ordered separately for aftermarket installation as the DL2Kit.The actual logger is sized less than one inch in height so that it can be placed on top of a refrigerator installed under a counter.

To learn more, visit or call 1-800-932-4267.


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 or call 1-800-932-4267.

Summit PureTherm 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

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.


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 or call 1-800-932-4267.