Like most appliances, on the first glance, refrigerators haven't changed much in the last 50 years. However, once you start checking out the latest fridges, you start to see how much these new appliances are different from the ones your mom used back in the day. 1. Gorenje Refrigerators
This fridge was designed to keep you from throwing out your food while it's still fit for consumption. The NRK67358E is part of Gorenje's line to help stop people from throwing out food too early. It's got a perishable compartment, multiple systems that recirculate chilled air around storage areas, a fast chill options which can chill large quantities of food, and it can fast-freeze large quantities of fresh food to 0°F to keep it good longer than usual methods of freezing. [via Appliancist]
2. Kenmore Elite Refrigerators
The new Kenmore Elite line includes ice and water dispensers, bottom freezer, and French doors. The Kenmore Elite 28 cu. ft. Trio refrigerator will store more than other 29 cu. ft. fridges, thanks to its interior design. It has a full color LCD display, indoor LED lighting, and other features which make it a serious contender for your future fridge. It's available in stainless steel, white, and black. Prices start at $2,000 and go up to $3,100. [via Appliancist]
3. Sub-Zero Fridges and Freezers
If you've got the space for a full-size refrigerator and freezer in your kitchen, then these refrigeration columns might work for you. Sub-Zero's separate freezer and fridge can be combined into a single sleek unit. [via Appliancist]
4. KitchenAid's USB Refrigerator
5. Frigidaire 4 Door Fridge
This fridge from KitchenAid has a USB port to upload photos to the LCD screen. It's also got LED lighting and plenty of interesting features. The only troublesome thing is the price. It retails for $2,800.
The four doors of this fridge can be very useful to help save energy, because it's a proven fact that when a door is opened, the cold air evacuates and the fridge has to cool itself again, wasting energy.