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These new models are more gas efficient than most LP 'fridges. Five models are available in 11, 15, 18, 19, and 21 cu. ft. sizes. Most of these refrigerators and freezers are in stock, but there may be a lead time of 3-4 weeks on certain models/colors.

NOTE:  Appliances are not stocked locally and ship from our suppliers back east. These refrigerators are NOT CSA-certified for our Canadian customers

All these units will operate on propane (LP) gas (and natural gas with the conversion), thermostatically controlled with front push-button igniter. The units need 10" to 12" of clearance above them to properly dissipate the heat from the unit. If you are planning to use one of these as a "built-in,"  pay special attention to ventilation around the unit. The built-in unit (above, left) has an 8 inch vent along the back of the refrigerator that pulls cool air in from the crawl space beneath and a bottomless cabinet above for hot air to escape. Lack of adequate ventilation will cause the unit to burn more fuel and/or be less cold. Unless proper attention is paid to air circulation, the units should have at least 6 to 10 inches of clearance around the sides, as well as the 10 to 12 inches on top. These units are the biggest and most gas efficient units made in America; they've been made, tried, and tested since the mid-1990s. The exteriors are ruggedly built and look like an old-fashioned refrigerator (sort of '50s styling). Built by the Amish for the Amish, who usually have large families and demand high performance, these heavy-duty refrigerators are designed to give decades of service. The 15 and 18 cu. ft. refrigerators are built with new Frigidaire cabinets and are retrofitted with a gas absorption cooling unit. These ship out of Illinois; call for your freight rate.

OTHER FEATURES include glass interior shelves, exterior available in white or bisque, heavy-duty casters for easy moving, reliability and gas efficiency, and the ability to withstand high temperatures.  There is a standard three-year warranty for the cooling unit.  The 15 cu. ft. units have a single deep vegetable crisper; the 18 cu. ft. model offers two, side by side. NOTE: if you live in a really hot, humid climate (regularly above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and over 60% humidity), we suggest the 11 or 15 cu. ft. unit. These have the same size gas absorption unit as the 18 cu. ft. units, so they are more efficient in hotter climates and are better at keeping COLD.

Some of the older Crystal Cold refrigerators have been installed where ventilation is inadequate, or where they have been boxed (built) in. We are discovering that where this has occurred, it may be shortening the life span of some units. It is particularly important that there be no cabinet installed above them (otherwise there's no room for the heat it gives off to dissipate), and the more clearance around the sides the better. There are new gas absorption cooling units available which will work on all refrigerator models from 1999 to 2006; the cost of these is $560 each plus freight. Instructions for changing out the cooling units is included.

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Dimensions: 63" H x 23.63"W x 30.5" D 63.5"H x 28.5"W x  34.5"D  65.5"H x 28.5"W x 34.5"D 66"H x 30"W x 36"D 69.5"H x 30"W x 37"D
Capacity: 11 cu. ft. 15 cu. ft. 18 cu. ft . 19 cu. ft. 21 cu .ft .
Freezer: 3 cu. ft. 4cu.ft.  4 cu .ft. 4.7 cu. ft. 6 cu. ft.
Refrigerator: 8 cu. ft. 11 cu. ft 14 cu. ft. 14.7 cu. ft. 15 cu .ft.
Energy Consumption:* 1700 BTU/hr 1,700 BTU/hr  1,700 BTU/hr 1,825 BTU/hr 1,825 BTU/hr
1.2 lbs/24 hrs. 1.25 lbs./24 hrs 1.5 lbs./24 hrs. 1.5 lbs./24 hrs. 1.5 lbs./24 hrs.
0.28 gal/24 hrs 0.29 gal./24 hrs 0.35 gal./24 hrs. 0.35 gal./24 hrs. 0.35 gal./24 hrs.
Shipping Weight: 269 lbs. 298 lbs.  324 lbs. 300 lbs. 325 lbs.

*** NEW ***   Stainless Crystal Cold 19 cu. ft.
*** NEW ***   Stainless Crystal Cold 21 cu. ft.

*Propane consumption based on ambient temps of 75°F and may vary slightly.

Link to our old Crystal Cold page with even more information on Crystal Cold Appliances, Here.

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WHAT TRUCK FREIGHT ENTAILS:   The best rate for truck freight shipping is to have you pick it up at the local freight terminal or commercial drop point.  A residential delivery is usually $50 to $60 more than a business delivery, and, a lift gate (which drops the goods off at ground level), is another $80 to $100 in additional fees.  Inside delivery is an additional cost on top of that.

Know someone with a truck? Can you have a dolly or hand cart on hand?  If you can mobilize a couple of strong bodies, you might be able to save $50 to as much as $120 or so on your freight costs.

Call for your freight on any of our truck freight items