Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - LG Electronics USA has begun shipping its 31-cubic-foot French-door refrigerator, touted by the company as the largest in its class.
The 36-inch-wide model LFX31925 carries a manufacturer's suggested retail of $2,999.
"Not only is this the largest-capacity refrigerator we've introduced for the standard 36-inch footprint, but it also includes a variety of freshness features to improve the overall experience," said LG marketing VP John Weinstock. "Now consumers have more space to store their groceries and a way to help keep them fresher longer, saving them time with fewer trips to the store and offering greater convenience from the most important appliance in the kitchen."
LG achieves the increased capacity by relocating the ice system inside the door, which allows for usable door bins and a top shelf that's free of obstructions. The company also reduced the insulation thickness by 23 percent without sacrificing effectiveness, LG said.
Other features include the manufacturer's Smart Cooling Plus system, which combines a linear compressor with a dual evaporator, digital sensors, and strategically placed vents to help provide the optimal humidity and temperature inside the refrigerator. With fewer moving parts and less friction, the linear compressor regulates temperature with less noise and energy use, LG said, and surpasses Energy Star standards by 20 percent.
The fridge also employs LG's SmartDiagnosis technology, whose unique tones allow service reps to troubleshoot mechanical problems over the phone.