Where was this when we were in college? A refrigerator that can chill a can of beer from room temperature to ice cold in about four-and-a-half minutes. The ‘fridge is the Ultra-Capacity French Door Refrigerator from LG. Its fast cooling drawer is called the “Blast Chiller.”
The fast chilling is accomplished through a combination of two methods. First, the refrigerator quickly cycles very cold air from freezer through the small Blast Chiller drawer. Second, it swirls the can or bottle in the drawer so that the chilling effect is efficiently spread through the liquid. LG says that this swirling effect does not agitate carbonated liquids, so your newly chilled can of soda won’t explode when opened.
The catch? Because the Blast Chiller uses air from the freezer there are limits to how frequently it can be used. Chill three bottles of wine one right after the other and you’ll have to wait around three hours before you can chill a fourth.
LG’s Ultra-Capacity French Door Refrigerator is also excellent in ways besides the Blast Chiller. Features include:
• 31 cubic feet (877 liters) of storage, enough for 50 gallons of milk;
• Interior sensors that continually adjust the temperature, humidity and air circulation;
• 13-inch extra-tall ice and water dispenser.
LG hasn’t officially announced the how much the Ultra-Capacity French Door Refrigerator with Blast Chiller will cost. But then how can you put a price on a quickly cooled beer?