Technology is constantly striving to indulge our inner sloth. Manually setting reminders on your phone was deemed too arduous, so now you can speak them. Pulling out keys, inserting them into the ignition, and twisting was just pointlessly strenuous, so now we just push a button. Going to rent a movie at Blockbuster defined drudgery, so now we all stream. Despite how far we’ve come, though, why in 2012 does it still require at least 45 fridgin’ minutes of foresight to chill a beer?
That friends is the problem LG has finally had the benevolence to focus their horde of engineers on this year with their new super capacity french door refrigerator. We could blabber on about its expansive shelf space, powerful air control, ultra-thin insulation, four-compartment crisper system, extra-tall ice & water dispensing system (for pitchers or pints), smart pull handle, interior LED lighting, slim in-door ice maker and energy star ratings — but those are all pretty much given in this day and age.
The real star of the show is the integrated blast chiller which can cool a 12-ounce can in around five minutes, or two soft drinks/a bottle of wine in just eight minutes. We should all take a moment to consider how truly fortunate we are to live in this golden age. No word on availability or pricing, but we’ll keep things updated as we learn more.
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