“As we did with the introduction of the built-in wall oven in the 1950s, Thermador once again sets the standard for the home appliance industry with the new Freedom Collection,” said Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO.
“Since the columns act independently of one another, the Freedom Collection ‘Divides and Conquers’
by allowing you to place separate and multiple fresh food, freezer and wine
columns just about anywhere in the kitchen.
This results in maximum convenience, flexibility and performance.”
The Freedom Collection features 24” and 30” fresh food columns; 18”, 24” and 30” freezer columns (18” and 24” dispenser freezers debut in October). Additionally, the industry’s first fully integrated 36” bottom-freezer with two or three doors will be available within the collection. Unique 18” and (premium and non-premium) 24” wine preservation columns, with see-through glass doors and an interior that can hold up to 100 bottles of both red and white wine in two separate temperature zones, will debut in December 2006.
Each Freedom column has its own compressor and evaporator to eliminate odor transfer and air exchange between the refrigerator and freezer – sometimes a concern with traditional models – and perfectly regulates the interior temperature with a variance of only 1.5 degrees.
Combined, this system preserves “market fresh” foods longer. The collection is available in stainless steel or can be matched to existing kitchen cabinetry for a seamless, fully integrated look.
“You have the total freedom to design your kitchen any way you want with Thermador’s new column refrigeration,” said Chuck Bryant, refrigeration product manager. “For example, you can place different sized fresh food and freezer columns side-by-side, or put the fresh food column adjacent to the sink for convenient access to your fruits and vegetables. The freezer can then go on the opposite side of the kitchen, right next to your oven, for easy thawing and cooking.”