LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics (LG) showcased its largest capacity French-door refrigerator – measuring 31 cubic feet – at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (booth #8204). The new refrigerator comes equipped with breakthrough features such as the Blast Chiller, which earned the refrigerator the coveted CES 2012 “Best of Innovations” Award. This new model features expansive shelf space, powerful air control that helps keeps food fresh and numerous convenience features, all while being ENERGY STAR® rated.
“We are delighted but certainly not surprised that our French-door refrigerator has received such acclaim,” said Moon-bum Shin, Executive Vice President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Appliance Company. “It has the largest capacity available in a standard sized French-door model and a variety of great features. The Blast Chiller feature allows users to put a can in the fridge and have it ice cold in just a few minutes. We’re equally proud that we’ve been able to offer outstanding features, better access, a beautiful design – while at the same time reducing energy consumption.”
Unmatched Capacity and Unbeatable Shelf Space
With 31 cubic feet, there is enough room in the refrigerator to accommodate more than 50 gallons of milk in the fresh food compartment alone. LG’s new French-door model also offers expansive shelf space. While most icemakers are bulky and intrude inward, LG’s innovative Slim Space Plus™ feature relocates the icemaker inside the door, but leaving space for door bins and an obstruction-free top shelf. With insulation panels around 23 percent thinner than those used in previous LG models, the new French-door refrigerator boasts the slimmest and the most effective insulation yet for an LG refrigerator, providing customers with usable capacity without sacrificing energy efficiency.
Faster, More Powerful Cooling
The crowd-pleasing Blast Chiller takes room-temperature beverages, such as wine or soda cans and quickly cools them; it can chill a 12-ounce can in around five minutes as well as two soft drink cans or bottle of wine in eight minutes. Quick chilling is enabled by Jet Flow and Swirling Structure, which decreases the temperature and distributes the chilled air throughout the chiller compartment.
Fresh is Best
LG’s Smart Cooling Plus system helps keep food fresh to minimize food waste. The system uses the LG’s powerful Linear Compressor and Dual Evaporator, combined with digital sensors to help maintain optimal humidity and temperature. The digital sensors constantly monitor the interior climate, while the Dual Evaporator quickly reacts to any changes, rebalancing the air when necessary. These two systems work in tandem with LG’s unique Multi-Air Flow, a set of strategically placed vents that surround food with cool air, and the Fresh Air Filter, which features a dedicated fan that continuously circulates the filtered air throughout the refrigerator and helps keep air extremely fresh.
LG’s patented Linear Compressor lies at the heart of Smart Cooling Plus, meeting ENERGY STAR® standards by taking advantage of its unique direct transmission system. LG backs the Linear Compressor with a 10-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.
LG’s super-capacity French-door refrigerator is also equipped with numerous convenience features that offer ease-of-use, enhanced organization and even troubleshooting:
- The refrigerator’s versatile Four-Compartment Crisper System provides easy access and more ways to organize fruits, vegetables and beverages in one of two humidity-controlled crisper drawers. A full-width, fully extending Glide-N-Serve™ drawer and a bonus drawer make party preparations easy.
- LG’s 13-inch Extra-Tall Ice & Water Dispensing System, which is a flexible dispenser unit built to handle various sized containers, from pitchers to pints.
- The Smart Pull Handle, a simple, intuitive feature to make opening and closing the freezer quick and easy, as a simple lift of the handle provides effortless access. Once inside, the 3-Tier Shelf Organization system keeps food organized and accessible.
- LG’s Smart Diagnosis™* technology helps customer service representatives quickly and efficiently troubleshoot mechanical issues over the phone, limiting costly, inconvenient service calls and in-home visits.
Additionally, this refrigerator incorporates sophisticated, stylish design that will make this a welcome addition to any kitchen. The hinges are tastefully hidden and contoured doors added, ensuring a sleek and modern feel inside and out. LG’s enhanced styling package, including interior LED lighting along the sides and ceiling, embodies the elegance and quality for which LG appliances have become known.
Also showcased at CES are LG’s premium door-in-door and 4-door refrigerators. The door-in-door French-door refrigerator provides customers with the same large-capacity of 31 cubic feet, but comes equipped with the door-in-door feature to deliver enhanced convenience when reaching for often sought-after food items. The 4-door French-door refrigerator offers separate freezer doors for the two different freezer compartments, allowing consumers to arrange and organize items more neatly and conveniently. The double drawers let users store commonly used items up top and the less frequently needed items in the bottom drawer.
For more information and product images, please visit LG’s online press kit at www.LGnewsroom.com/ces2012.
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