A 4SquareMedia Website

SECTIONS
> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> CES
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
> Phones
> Real Sound
> Reviews
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
Bathrooms
Design
Industry
Kitchens
Media Rooms And Lounges
Outdoor
Smart Home Design & Installation
Tomorrow's Technology
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
PRODUCT REVIEW
> Featured Reviews
SERVICES
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
SUBSCRIBE
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine



Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound





SMART IDEAS / KITCHENS

"Very Smart": LG's Cool 661L Fridge

By Oonagh Reidy | Tuesday | 26/02/2013

It's not everyday you're asked to the opening of a fridge.



So when we were invited to LG SXS Door-in-door launch we thought more of the same.

But we were wrong.

To see LG's new Side by Side Door-in-Door 661Litre refrigerator was worth the journey to Chiswick, where LG's ambassador Matt Moran's restaurant is located at the leafy Woollahra in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.

The silver colour of the SXS also makes it a standout to the white fridges we are used to seeing in kitchens, and the door-in-door is far more solid to open.

The SXS size "is very smart...it makes sense" says Moran at yesterday's launch, adding "its important to keep fridge temperature under control." 

And as one of Australia's top chefs he knows all about food storage.

It has two compartments for separate food storage; outer and inner doors; ice box is also built into the door; air filtration system, and LED Lighting.

Read: LG To Attack Appliance Market

However, at $3,499 its not cheap.

The GR-D257SL 661Ltr release is a sister model to LG's flagship French Door-in-Door refrigerator launched in August 2012 which has sold well here, and LG says it's now a leader in the French Door category in Oz.

There is "demand and growing appetite" for dual access door fridges, LG Australia says.

"With the freezer on the left and the new Door-in-Door panel on the right, the Side by Side Door-in-Door brings exceptional innovation and style to any kitchen," said Lambro Skropidis, LG Australia Marketing Manager.

Australian households waste $500 -$1,000 a year as a result of cluttered, disorganised fridges, on average, research suggests.

To conquer this, the Side by Side Door-in-Door gives "enhanced space to store and organise food" with a door panel that provides quick access to everyday foods like butter, milk and juice without affecting the overall fridge temp, while the inner compartment is for other less used items like meat and sauces.

LG says the massive fridge will save on food wastage due to its 'moisture balance crisper' which reduces dry air from creating condensation to keep veggies fresh - the No. 1 item thrown out by consumers.

And Moran says he "hates waste" (he even gave media at yesterday's event a cooking lesson and a look around his organic garden, which was superb, as was the food he served to hungry journos).

Opening the Door-in-Door won't affect the overall refrigerator temperature, and saves cold air from escaping - up to 52% more  compared to regular fridges, says LG. This is handy since a fridge door can be opened as much as 30-49 times a day.


And if you've a big household, the Door-in-Door has 2.5 times more internal space than a regular home bar fridge.

Other cool features include an In-Door mounted Ice Maker with touch display, which means additional open shelf space within the freezer, and an adjustable basket.

The new Side by Side Door-in Door comes with LG's 10 year linear compressor parts warranty, and the GR-D257SL 661Ltr will be available from the beginning of March with RRP of $3,499.

Key Specifications SxS DID Refrigerator (GR-D257SL):


· Door-in-Door Dual Access Door system

· Adjustable Door-in-Door Basket

· Stainless Look Finish· Linear Compressor

· In-door Ice Maker

· EZ Open Handle

· Bioshield

· Refrigerator Compartment with Tower LED Lighting, Moist Balance Crisper, Tempered Glass Shelves, Pure N Fresh (Fresh filter)

· Freezer Compartment witho LED lighting, Tempered Glass Shelves

· Width: 912mm· Height (Door Hinge) :1785mm

· Depth w/Handle :733mm

· Depth w/o Handle :733mm

· Depth w/o Door :615mm

Print this article
Email this story to a friend
Link this story:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section





LATEST REVIEWS
New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5




SMARTHOUSE NEWSLETTER
Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

ADVERTISE
SmartHouse
reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

LATEST ISSUE
Smarthouse's
Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...