whirlpool-fridge.jpgSomething new and very cool came out of Whirlpool this week. Previewed at CES 2016, it’s a smart home refrigerator that was inspired by a pantry, and it’s going to appeal to anyone who loves to have neat, organized shelves and extra storage.

Whirlpool® Smart French Door Refrigerator

If you’ve ever struggled to put all of your food away in your fridge or you’ve bought additional shelves/organization cubes just so you could organize the contents of your refrigerator or freezer, you’re going to love the revolutionary Whirlpool Smart French Door Refrigerator. It was designed specifically to give you pantry-style shelves that provide 30% more space inside, and it’s packed with smart home features like Wi-Fi connectivity.

One look inside and you’ll immediately see this isn’t your same-old, same-old refrigerator. Here are just a few of the features:

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Infinity slide shelves

Have you ever shoved your large jugs of milk, jars of spaghetti sauce, or soda containers to the back of your fridge to make way for smaller items? It’s easy to get frustrated when you’re trying to pull them out past tiny jars, and that’s why the Whirlpool Smart French Door Refrigerator has infinity slide shelves. They line the entire perimeter of the fridge so you can make room to put big items where you can easily grab them. They glide too, so if you have a wine bottle or pitcher, you can easily fit it in your fridge.

Industry-first flippers

Clearing off the shelves so you can move them around can take time, but with the industry’s first ‘flippers,’ you can adjust the shelves up or down without having to clear them.

PerfectPlaces™ system

A spot for everything and everything in its spot? It’s possible with Whirlpool’s PerfectPlaces system.There’s a spot reserved for every item you put inside so you won’t have to sort through a virtual dumping ground of food whenever you open the door.

Gallon door bins

When you have kids you buy a lot of milk, and finding a place to put it away can be challenging. Whirlpool Smart French door refrigerator gives you the most gallon door bin storage available on the market right now.

Treasure bin

My favourite feature: the Treasure bin holds your kid’s favourite snacks or your favourite bar of chocolate in one area so it’s easy to access.

Smart features

Smart home devices make life more convenient for any family, and I love that the Whirlpool Smart French Door Refrigerator has innovative smart home features. If there’s a power or WiFi outage, it will send you an alert, and it will even alert you when you need to change the water filter.

With the Smart French Door Refrigerator you can choose customized settings like Party Mode. Party Mode makes sure you have your ice faster and lowers the temperature of the fridge because it knows you’ll be opening and closing the door more frequently. You’ll also get advanced customer care through the Whirlpool app, and you can use it to talk to customer service, set appointments for service or see any fault code your fridge might display.

The Whirlpool Smart French Door Refrigerator is full of features any family will love, so it’s no surprise that it won top honors with two 2016 CES Innovation Awards in the Smart Home & Home Appliances Category.

It sounds like this is a refrigerator that gives you the best organization and smart home connectivity available right now, and I can’t wait to get a better look at it when it’s available. For more info on it right now, take a peek at http://ces.whirlpool.com/ .

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
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