BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Those with less space but a big yearning for the premium features and styling generally found only in larger refrigerators will appreciate the latest 30-inch French door model from KitchenAid. Offering everything from improved food preservation capabilities and LED lighting to design details that maximize interior space, this latest model represents a step up from the usual top-freezer versions that are often the only choice for smaller kitchens.
"Our new French door refrigerator delivers the high-end features and performance that cooks expect from the KitchenAid brand in a size that works in smaller spaces," notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid.
One such feature is a FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver designed to keep favorite ingredients fresher longer. Located inside the large humidity controlled crisper drawer, a cartridge helps delay over-ripening of produce up to 25% by absorbing the ethylene gas naturally emitted by some fruits and vegetables like apples, blueberries, grapes and onions. A FreshChill™ Temperature Management System uses a thermostat in the refrigerator, together with an evaporator fan that circulates air throughout the refrigerator and freezer to help regulate temperatures and maintain freshness. A full width pantry with its own FreshChill™ Temperature Control keeps a variety of foods in optimum storage conditions.
Thoughtful features that help maximize interior space include a FreshVue™ Door Bin for storing produce or other items inside the refrigerator door along with a strategically located single-hand interior water dispenser for easily accessing filtered water. Full-width and split slide-away SpillClean™ glass shelves for containing spills are easily adjusted to accommodate everything from tall carafes to finished desserts. ClearVue™ LED Theater Lighting gradually increases in intensity to help maximize visibility while creating less heat and enhancing energy efficiency. In addition to being ENERGY STAR® qualified, this model offers a Star K Certified Sabbath mode with a Max Cool feature that ensures temperatures are maintained and food stays cold during high use and when Sabbath Mode is engaged.
"French door configurations - offering food at eye level, energy efficiency and the convenience of opening just one side to grab frequently used items – continue to grow in popularity," says Robinson. "We're excited to add this conveniently sized model to the KitchenAid French door refrigerator collection."
The 30-inch French door refrigerator will be available in black, white and monochromatic stainless steel with an Apollo Grey Cabinet at manufacturer's suggested retail prices ranging from $1,699 to $1,799 depending on the color.
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. Cook for the Cure®, the brand's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is now in its eleventh year and has raised over $8 million to help find a cure for breast cancer. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit www.KitchenAid.com or join us at http://facebook.com/KitchenAid and http://twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.
* Based on a 2010 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.