LG Shows Its First Built-In Refrigerator
By Alan Wolf On Jul 5 2011 - 4:01am
LOS ANGELES —
LG Electronics has introduced its first
LG said the 26.5-cubic-foot sideby-
side has the largest capacity of
any refrigerator in its class and will become
the flagship of its premium Studio
series of high-end refrigerators,
ranges, wall ovens, warming drawers,
cooktops, hoods, microwave ovens,
dishwashers and laundry products.
“With more and more consumers
seeking sophisticated styling packages
and high-performance features on
their home appliances, we are proud
to introduce a refrigerator that not only
complements the professional-style
kitchen in both design and function
but that also leads its category in capacity,”
said LG’s home appliances
president Sam Kim.
Like all Studio series refrigerators,
the 42-inch-wide fridge, model LSSB2791ST,
is Energy Star-qualified and
built around LG’s patented linear compressor,
a core company technology
that saves 8 percent to 17 percent in
energy usage compared with previous
models with conventional compressors.
The fridge also has a dual evaporator that quickly reacts
to changes in temperature and humidity, digital sensors
inside the fresh food section to ensure optimum temperature
for food storage, and strategically placed vents that
surround the contents with cool, fresh air.
The LSSB2791ST is also equipped with LG’s Smart
Diagnosis technology that helps customer service reps
troubleshoot mechanical issues over the phone, and the
company’s SpacePlus ice system that frees up top-shelf
space by moving the ice maker into the refrigerator door.
The water dispenser itself is a categoryleading
9.2 inches tall, and adjustable
shelving, sliding door baskets and multiple
pull-out drawers allow consumers
to organize their foodstuffs efficiently.
Design elements include sleek doors,
hidden hinges, bright LED interior lighting
and unique, horizontally brushed
stainless-steel lines to present a brighter,
more attractive finish, LG said.
The unit has a two-year warranty,
which extends to 10 years for its linear
compressor motor. Pricing and ship
dates were unavailable at press time.
The new fridge made its debut here
last month at the sixth annual Dwell On
Design event for the designer trade and
consumers. The gathering was held at
the Los Angeles Convention Center,
where LG was the presenting sponsor.
In other LG news, the company has
begun shipping its first line of freestanding
double-oven gas ranges in
the U.S. following its trade debut at
International CES in January, as well
as new 30-inch and 36-inch gas cooktops
featuring heavy-duty steel cast-iron grates, stainlesssteel
finish and five cooking elements, including a 17,000
Btu power burner.
The double oven ranges — models LDG3015, LDG3016
and LDG3017S — carry manufacturer’s suggested retails
of $1,679, $1,889 and $2,099, respectively, while the 30-
inch cooktop model LCG3011ST and 36-inch model LCG3611ST
are priced to hit retails of $1,154 and $1,259,