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  • 220-Volt Kitchen Appliances for Travelers and Expats

    220 volt kitchen appliances for travelers and expatsAround the world in practically any country or culture, the kitchen is one of the most cherished and used spaces in the home. From preparing a pot of coffee before heading out to work to making your mom's secret chili recipe, we spend a lot of time in our kitchens. We eat there, we socialize there, and we read the Sunday newspaper there over juice and donuts.
     
    The kitchen is usually the most centralized part of the home and so it only makes sense that it's well-equipped. Most of us have an array of tools and gadgets in our kitchens that we use for food preparation - blenders, grinders, coffee pots, mixers, slow cookers, can openers, microwaves, toasters, waffle irons, etc. - the list goes on and on. Some of these things get more use than others, but they're always there when we need them. There's a certain level of comfort knowing that we have the tools for the job, no matter how big or small.
     
    Now let's fast forward a moment to your retirement in a foreign country, or your 2-year work contract overseas, your new expatriate life in the Philippines or the cozy apartment you bought in London. If you're coming from North America, surely you'll need to populate your new kitchen with all the necessary gadgets and tools, right? You could always bring them overseas with you, but these items can add up quick and it's not always practical to pay for extra luggage on a 16 hour flight. Do you really want to travel with an extra 2 suitcases awkwardly packed with bulky items like a toaster, a juicer, pressure cooker, or a food dehydrator? Probably not. And if you did bring them, you'll have to use a voltage converter to properly use them since most foreign countries operate at 220-volt electricity which your American appliances are not designed for.
     
    Surely there's an easier solution, right? Of course there is.
     

    220-Volt Kitchen Appliances

    Specialists like ourselves (220-electronics) have everything you could need for the kitchen, from the top brand names, specifically designed for use with 220-volt electricity. This means no transformers or voltage converters and no extra hassle. THese appliances are plug & play, just like the ones you'd buy at home. Furthermore, you can choose from the same brands your used to. After just one trip to the store in a foreign country you'll probably realize that your selection is limited, the prices are higher, and you can't even find the products or brands you're familiar with.
     

    Where to find 220-Volt Kitchen Appliances

    Att 220-Electronics, we stock the most popular and highest rated 220 volt kitchen appliances available. We carry the latest models from your favorite brands at the guaranteed lowest prices - and we'll ship anywhere in the world. What give you the convenience to shop from the comfort of your home for everything you'll need to setup your new kitchen. We're not just limited to blenders and toasters either. We carry major appliances such as dishwashers, ranges, refrigerators, freezers and more. It's all available to you at the best prices, backed by our excellent customer service.
     

    Buying the Right 220-Volt Kitchen Appliances

    Not sure what you need? Take a look and browse our 220-volt kitchen appliances. Or, you can give us a call at 877-578-0587 or 847-640-9000 (international) and our customer service representatives will be more than happy to help you find the proper products and arrange shipping directly to your door. We'll even arrange for specialized shipping so your items will arrive shortly after you arrive at your destination, eliminating downtime and making for a comfortable new kitchen without ever having to shop department stores. This can be especially beneficial and convenient if you're heading to a country with a language you're not fluent in.
     
    With over 35 years of experience, it's hard to go wrong with 220-electronics. We're world leaders in international electronics and appliances and our extensive customer base and rave reviews speak for themselves. Give us a call or 220 volt electronics and appliances. We'll make your life easier so you can focus your energy on more productive aspects of your move.

  • Region-Free Blu-ray Players For Travelers and Expats

    region free blu-ray players for travelers and expatsOne of the biggest inconveniences from people who move, retire or live for extended periods overseas is that they can't watch their movies on a Blu-ray or DVD Player. The reason for this is simple - discs and disc players are designed, manufactured and sold to only play movies from their respective region.
     
    For example, a Blu-ray player from Europe will not play discs sold in australia, nor would it play discs from the USA. Likewise, a North American Blu-ray player won't play discs from Europe, Japan, or South America. The reasons for this are many, but the reasons aren't really important. What's important is to understand that a simple, effective, reliable and affordable alternative is right at your fingertips. The Region-Free Blu-ray Player.
     

    What is a Region-Free Blu-ray Player?

    Region-Free Players (both Blu-ray and DVD) are specially modified players that will play discs from any region in the world. Typically a 3rd party business will buy the most popular brands & models of which are available in stores and then modify the hardware professionally. Once the modifications are complete, the players are sold as region-free models. Consumers can purchase these models and play discs from any region without worry.
     
    Another great aspect of region-free players is their compatibility with the electrical voltage and color systems of foreign countries. Let's take a look below at this works.
     

    Voltage

    In North America, all players are designed for 120 volts use because that's the standard electrical voltage. In other regions of the world, it's usually 220 to 240 volts. To make things simple, region-free players feature worldwide voltage, allowing you to flip a switch on the back to choose your operating voltage depending on your location. This lets you use a region-free player anywhere in the world without the need for a bulky voltage transformer or converter.
     

    Color Systems

    As far as color systems are concerned, the resolution and color format varies from continent to continent. PAL, NTSC, and Secam are the 3 major color systems, and if you try to use a PAL Blu-ray player with a NTSC TV, they'll be incompatible. The hardware inside the TV won't be able to process the formatting of the disc, or, process the information the Blu-ray player sends the TV. To resolve this incompatibility issue, you'd normally have to purchase an audio/video converter. Luckily, 95% of region-free players have been modified with internal PAL/NTSC/Secam conversion. There's no need to buy converters and deal with messy wires and additional costs. It's plug and play!
     

    Region-Free Blu-ray Players Are A Perfect Solution

    As you can probably see now, the benefits of owning a region-free player are several. It can play discs from anywhere in the world and it will work at any voltage. It can also work with any TV, regardless of the color system. You can literally take these players anywhere in the world, play any disc, and use it with any TV. That's a flexibility that you can't afford to miss out on.
     
    Surely, the age of the internet gives us things like streaming media and Netflix for watching movies, but there's not always a solid internet connection available for these services. A lot of us prefer to own the actual discs, or, we may already have a large collection of discs that we'd like to be able to use - even if we relocate to a foreign country. A Region-Free Blu-ray Player is the ultimate, affordable, and highly reliable solution.

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