This New Fridge Operates (and Even Looks) Like Kitchen Cabinets
Stainless steel is out and color-blocking is in.
Updated Oct 11, 2018 11:52 PM
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One way to disguise a shiny metal refrigerator in an otherwise seamless kitchen is to hide it behind a custom cupboard panel. But the extra millwork can get pricey. So what if the appliance itself looked like a cabinet? Samsung is launching a fridge this spring that appears more like a piece of furniture than a cold stainless steel box.
Each of the four individual door fronts is available in two finishes and eight colors, so you can opt for high-contrast color-blocking (matte black steel on the bottom, white glass on top) or make the whole thing a playful rose pink or nautical navy. Whether you design it to stand out or blend in, one thing’s for sure: This isn’t your average-looking fridge.
The inside is almost as cool as the outside. The appliance comes with what the brand calls a beverage center. Basically it’s a spot with an autofill water pitcher that’s hidden away behind the upper-left door. The dual ice-maker is also genius. In addition to regular cubes, it can produce smaller “ice bites” for when you want to cool down your drinks quickly.
Need more room for your groceries? The lower-right compartment can switch between refrigerator and freezer mode, and you can even customize it to the optimal temperature for fruits and vegetables so your farmer’s market haul stays fresh longer.
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