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Trend: The four-door fridge

The newest wave of refrigerators combine a French-door fridge on top with a two-drawer freezer on the bottom.

Fine Cooking Issue 94
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Three major appliance companies have introduced four-door refrigerators in the past six months. The refrigerators all combine a French-door fridge on top with a two-drawer freezer on the bottom. The idea of splitting up the freezer makes sense, when you think about stashing longer-term storage items like whole turkeys in the bottom drawer and more frequently used items like bags of frozen vegetables or ice in the top. In most models, you give up a bit of storage capacity for the four-door configuration over a standard two-door. But the convenience might be worth it. Here’s the scoop on the new models:

Liebherr 2062 Series

  • Width: 36 inches
  • Fridge capacity: 19.5 cubic feet
  • Freezer capacity: 6 cubic feet
  • Price: $5,000
  • Cool feature: Ice maker stores up to 7 pounds of ice

More info: www.Liebherr-Appliances.com

LG LMC25981

  • Width: 353.4 inches
  • Fridge capacity: 17.6 cubic feet
  • Freezer capacity: 7.1 cubic feet
  • Price: $3,000
  • Cool feature: Tall ice and water dispenser in door with slide-out pitcher rest

More info: Us.lge.com

GE Profile Armoire models

  • Widths: 31 and 35 inches
  • Fridge capacity: 14.6 and 17.4 cubic feet
  • Freezer capacity: 6.1 and 7.5 cubic feet
  • Price: $2,900 and $2,800
  • Cool feature: Color LCD controls

More info: GEappliances.com

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