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LG's latest Door-in-Door fridges keep in the cold

Tom Morgan
19 Mar 2014
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LG's unique door within a door design should let 40% less cold air escape every time you reach for a drink or snack than competing fridge freezers

LG has revealed the latest models in its Door-in-Door fridge freezer range, which promise to reduce the amount of cold air that escapes every time you want some food or a drink by as much as 41%.

LG Door-in-Door fridge

The new models, announced at the company's InnoFest Europe roadshow in Venice, put the most frequently accessed items behind a thin primary door, with the main compartment separated by a secondary door. If you drink a lot of tea or coffee, putting the milk in the Door-in-Door compartment should help keep more cold air in the main part of the fridge, reducing the need for the compressor to lower the temperature and saving energy in the process. It should also prove effective on hot days when grabbing cold drinks. The door opens at the press of a button, with the main compartment opening with a traditional handle.

LG Door-in-Door fridge

The new Door-in-Door models all use LG's proprietary linear compressor, which has been in continued internal development for the past 20 years at the company. It generates less internal friction than a traditional rotary compressor. It is always on, providing more precise control over cooling, but creates less noise than a rotary compressor and won't "tick" or make noises as the need to adjust internal temperatures kicks in. It is also significantly more energy efficient - so much so that the flagship GBB530NSCXE Bottom Freezer has received an A+++ -10% energy rating.

LG Door-in-Door fridge

Traditional compressors use a rotary design that isn't particularly quiet or energy efficient

LG Door-in-Door fridge

LG's linear compressor should use less power and be quieter too

LG's Total No Frost circulation system moves air through the fridge evenly, to avoid chilling fruit and vegetables to the point of freezing. Other unique features in the new models include Zero Clearance doors, which will let users open the bottom door at a 90 degree angle without blocking other kitchen cabinets or appliances.

The new range currently consists of the bottom freezer (GBB530NSCXE), multi-door (GMM916NSHV) and wide bottom freezer (GBB548NSQZB) models, which will be launching in the coming months throughout Europe, although although LG has yet to confirm UK availability or pricing. Current American style Door-to-Door models costing up to £2,000 from UK retailer Currys, so we would expect a similar pricing structure for the new models, which will be launching in White, Noble Steel and Platinum Steel colour choices.

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