Mechanical Engineers Update Tomorrow’s Refrigerator: Here are Your Choices
- Black Board Models
Black board models are ideal for young families. Shopping list, school timetable and forthcoming doctors’ appointments – all readily visible because they are stuck to the door of a refrigerator using fridge magnets. A black board fridge-freezer is a more stylish way of displaying your messages and reminders as you can write directly on the door using school chalk or liquid chalk markers. The black board material makes it easy to wipe away the writing.
2. Glass Fronts
New fridge models are doing away with handles. These sleek units offer seamless visual integration with handle-less cabinetry design. Models with glossy glass surfaces in brilliant white or obsidian black are an upcoming trend. These sit alongside classic surface finishes in white and stainless steel. The models are straight-laced and puristic in design, and therefore blend in seamlessly with contemporary, high-end kitchens.
3. Handle-less Design
New fridge models are doing away with handles. These sleek units offer seamless visual integration with handle-less cabinetry design. Instead of the traditional handles, a recessed handle with assisted opening action guarantees ease of operation, even when the door is opened several times in quick succession. The handle-free technology offers excellent user convenience – simply push the front of the fridge or freezer door with your finger, and the door opens automatically.
4. Touchscreen Operation – A Must !
For the first time, you can operate your fridge or freezer the same way you operate your smart phone. Homeowners can now get their hands on new fridge models with color display and touch controls. ( Smart Appliances)
5. Compact Case Drawer
Depending on the model, a variety of systems are available that are aimed at extending the storage life of food and keeping produce fresh for longer. A tube of mustard, a small jar of spice paste or a bar of yoghurt chocolate – most small items tend to become lost in a large refrigerator or clutter up the door racks. Now, they can be neatly stored in a protected environment in the new Compact Case drawer that can be conveniently housed on any of the refrigerator’s rack levels.
6. Versatile Lighting
Nowadays quality freestanding units’ feature energy-saving LED lighting that gradually brightens when the door is opened. FlexiLight provides uniform and non-glare lighting using light sources along the front edge of glass shelves where they cannot be covered or obstructed. Thanks to side electrical contacts at each shelf level, glass shelves can easily be relocated, taking their light source with them as they go in order, for example, to create space for a large gateau. And the whole subject of lighting is rounded off on fridge-freezer combinations by freezer lighting. This is located along the lower edge of the refrigerator door, providing illumination for the drawers below.
7. Enduring Freshness
Depending on the model, a variety of systems are available that are aimed at extending the storage life of food and keeping produce fresh for longer. With the new Daily Fresh function, moisture in the vegetable drawer can be regulated separately, improving the storage of fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition to this, Perfect Fresh and Perfect Fresh Pro both reduce the temperature, resulting in fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and milk products staying fresh for considerably longer.
Mechanical Engineers Have Improved Your Kitchen’s Appliances
The next time that you redesign your kitchen, or visit a home appliance store, remember the impact that Mechanical Engineers have had on your life. Appliances, Heaters, Dishwashers, Lighting, Television, Coffee Makers and Security have all been updated to be more efficient, connected, and modern in appeal. A Smart Home will be the norm for all families in the coming years. ( Smart Home Automation)