refrigerators

Chilling Out with Samsung's New Beverage Cooling Fridge

One of Samsung's more visually striking floor models featured a freezer divided into two separate compartments. Theoretically allowing for more versatile storage options and functionality, the ability to quick chill or thaw a specific section of a fridge is a nice idea. However, it may be more spatially efficient to relegate the function to a drawer, as you may not want everything in that compartment to undergo a drastic temperature change.

September 28, 2012
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Introduction

Throughout the numerous booths and showrooms at Berlin's IFA conference, we came across some very stylish and unusual appliances. With so many more options available in Europe beyond the typical stainless steel that we're used to, we were surprised to find ourselves drawn to a new sparkly new fridge developed by Samsung. While we weren't able to get a clear answer as to where it's available (other than not in America) or its average cost, we were intrigued by its use of a flexible freezer compartment. The fridge itself was more or less a traditional stainless model, albeit with a very striking visual pattern on it. That alone wouldn't have been enough to hold our magpie attention spans very long, but rather it was the unusual variation on the traditional layout that cause us to take a closer look.

Similar to Samsung's earlier Quatro Cooling fridge—which had four separate compartments, two of which could be adapted to intense cold for additional freezing or thawed out for additional fresh food storage—this particular model utilized a separate corner as an adaptable freezer compartment or beverage chiller. The idea of flexible storage is intriguing, but unlike the Quatro, which had balanced fridge to freezer proportions in its upper sections regardless of how the bottom two portions were utilized, it seems like using the alternative function here could result in marginalized freezer storage.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Usability
  4. Conclusion
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