Press Release

07/27/2011

LG Electronics unveils largest-in-class french-door refrigerator

Enormous 31 Cubic Feet of Capacity Along with the Most Shelf Space Available Keeps More Food Fresher Longer

Enormous 31 Cubic Feet of Capacity Along with the Most Shelf Space Available Keeps More Food Fresher Longer

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 27, 2011 – LG Electronics USA today announced the launch of the LG Super-capacity French-door refrigerator, offering the largest capacity of any 36-inch refrigerator available today.  A long-time leader in French-door refrigeration, LG continues to innovate and provide added convenience for consumers with this new ENERGY STAR® model, including the most shelf space available and a host of top-of-the-line features that ensure food freshness.

“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 John Weinstock, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. “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.”

Unmatched Capacity Plus the Most Shelf Space Available

Most standard 36-inch-width refrigerators offer about 25 cubic feet of capacity; however, LG’s new refrigerator offers a spacious 31 cubic feet – the largest capacity in its class and approximately six more cubic feet of space than standard models for this footprint. This means more room for delicious snacks, favorite drinks and fresh produce. This refrigerator even offers enough space to accommodate up to 51 gallons of milk in the fresh foods compartment alone.

In addition to its super large capacity, LG’s new French-door model also offers consumers the most shelf space available in a 36-inch refrigerator footprint. To accomplish this, the refrigerator includes LG’s innovative Slim Space Plus™ feature that helps cut clutter. Unlike bulky icemakers that sacrifice shelf space, Slim Space Plus relocates the ice system inside the door, making way for usable door bins and a top shelf entirely free of obstructions. With the slimmest and most effective insulation LG has ever made (23 percent thinner than previous LG models), users can enjoy expanded refrigerator capacity without sacrificing energy efficiency. It fits in the same space of any 36-inch model but holds a great deal more.

Fresher is Better

The average U.S. household wasting $500 annually as a result of spoiled food, but innovations like LG’s Smart Cooling Plus system work to keep food fresh.*  To help achieve this freshness, Smart Cooling Plus technology combines the powerful LG Linear Compressor with the Dual Compressor and digital sensors to help provide the most optimal humidity and temperature inside the refrigerator. While digital sensors constantly monitor for the right temperature and humidity to help ensure freshness, the Dual Evaporator quickly reacts to any changes to rebalance the internal atmosphere. These two systems work in tandem with LG’s unique Fresh Air Filter with Multi-Air Flow, a set of strategically placed vents that surround food with cool, fresh air regardless of location. The Fresh Air Filter features a dedicated fan that circulates clean, filtered air continuously throughout the refrigerator, to help keep the air crisp and food fresh.

LG’s patented Linear Compressor lies at the heart of Smart Cooling Plus technology, developed to drive the system efficiently from its core. With fewer moving parts and thereby less friction, the Linear Compressor regulates temperature with less noise and far less energy use, overachieving ENERGY STAR standards by 20 percent. LG confidently backs this feature with a 10-year warranty.

More Convenience

Convenience is key for an appliance that is such an integral part of any kitchen. That’s why LG builds in a multitude of features that allow for greater convenience, easier access, and excellent organization and storage options. The refrigerator’s versatile Four Compartment Crisper System provides easy access and more ways to organize and store fruits, vegetables and beverages in one of two humidity-controlled crisper drawers designed to help keep produce at optimal temperature levels, helping to extend shelf life. A full-width Glide-N-Serve™ drawer that fully extends and a bonus drawer make party preparations easy.  

Also included is LG’s nearly 13-inch Extra-Tall Ice & Water Dispensing System, a super-accommodating dispenser built to handle anything from pitchers to pints. Tall or wide, short or oddly-shaped, the extra space allows easy filling of nearly any glass.

LG adds convenience to the freezer with the Smart Pull Handle, a simple, intuitive feature that makes accessing the bottom freezer easier: a quick lift of the handle gives effortless access to the freezer. Once inside, the 3-Tier Shelf Organization system keeps food organized and accessible. Food can be prioritized so that it can be found easily and quickly.

Going beyond convenience for everyday use, this model incorporates a smart “self-diagnosing” technology to help save consumers time and money in the unlikely event of a problem.  Called SmartDiagnosis™, this LG-developed innovation helps customer service representatives quickly and efficiently troubleshoot mechanical issues over the phone, limiting costly, inconvenient service calls and in-home visits. 

All the convenient space and smart features are housed in a sophisticated, stylish design. LG has hidden the hinges and added contoured doors, providing a refrigerator that isn’t only functional but sleek and modern inside and out. LG’s enhanced styling package, including interior LED lighting along the sides and ceiling, provides the added sense of style LG appliances are known for.

This new refrigerator (Model: LFX31925) is available now at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2,999.  For more information, please visit www.lg.com/us/kitchen/refrigerators.jsp.

* Author: United States Department of Agriculture & United States Department of Environmental Protection  Article: “Waste Not, Want Not: Feeding the Hungry and Reducing Solid Waste Through Food Recovery.”

** Designs, features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

Media Contacts:  

LG Electronics USA

Clara Chang

201-816-2011

clara.chang@lge.com

Katy Donnelly

704-846-1864

katy.donnelly@lg-one.com

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