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LG French Door Refrigerator with Craft Ice Maker wins Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Award (Appliances)

Designed for Australians who’ve rediscovered a love for home entertaining post-pandemic, the LG French door fridge with Craft Ice Maker automatically creates upscale, slow-melting round ice, ideal for cocktails and specialty drinks. It offers unmatched versatility with Extra Space compartments including smart storage drawers built into the fridge floor, retractable shelves and drawers, and solutions to reconfigure storage space inside the unit, plus the ability to peep inside without opening the door.

LG’s French Door Refrigerator with Craft Ice Maker has received Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Award (Kitchen Appliances) for 2022. This award recognises smart innovations in home appliances and consumer electronics and is awarded based on Canstar Blue’s sophisticated rating methodology under which winners are scored on a range of factors, including whether the product is unique and how disruptive it is to its product category. Other factors considered are affordability, ease of use, and impact on the average consumer.

What is the LG French Door Refrigerator with Craft Ice Maker?

The LG French door fridge with Craft Ice Maker is an entertainer’s delight which features dual ice makers with a craft ice function that creates slow-melting round ice on demand. It comes in different capacities and styles to suit various storage needs. The range also sports a line-up of existing features that work together to prolong food freshness, including the returning LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door feature, Surround Cooling which circulates cool air from both the front and the back of the fridge, remote control with LG ThinQ and ample storage solutions − a game changer.

The LG French door fridge with Craft Ice Maker retails from $3,799 RRP and up to $5,999 RRP. It’s available to buy from most appliance retailers in Australia.

What we like about the LG French Door Refrigerator with Craft Ice Maker

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Ice spheres for beverages are usually hand-carved, but the LG French door fridge with Craft Ice Maker automatically makes small batches of round ice each day, in addition to creating regular ice; allowing households to create high-end drinks without compromising on taste or quality. What’s not to love about being able to craft drinks at home without the work?

Marketing Manager of Home Appliances at LG Australia, Shannon Tweedie, said: “At LG Electronics, we are always striving for new ways to help Australians rediscover joy in their homes with innovative appliances that add convenience and everyday moments of delight. As our homes play an increasingly important role in our lives, and a space that we want to share with friends and family, the latest LG French door fridge collection really is the home entertainer’s dream.”

“Personally, I love entertaining at home and am always looking for new ways to wow my guests. Thanks to the LG Craft Ice Maker, at-home party beverages go from ‘drab’ to ‘fab’ with slow-melting round ice that never fails to impress guests.”

LG’s Craft Ice Maker

LG’s dual ice maker is the ultimate party trick; it can create standard ice cubes, crushed ice, and crafted slow-melting round ice with the brand’s signature Craft Ice Maker. This innovation is available across a selection of new French door fridges and side-by-side fridges. LG’s Craft Ice Maker can produce about three slow-melting ice balls every 22 hours and has a storage capacity for up to 30 balls at a time. The brand says that ‘slow’ freezing creates more transparent ice by letting bubbles escape. This innovation also goes a long way to help preserve the original flavour of drinks and saves users the fuss of fiddly ice moulds.

“LG’s Craft Ice Maker was assessed as being highly unique to the Australian market with a considerable ‘wow’ factor,” said Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, Megan Birot.

Meanwhile, the slim ice maker is built into the fridge door to free up storage space on the top shelf and freezer and the built-in plumbed ice and water dispenser ensures users never have to manually fill up water jugs or ice trays again.

InstaView Door-in-Door

LG’s smart French door fridge with Craft Ice Maker boasts the brand’s InstaView Door-in-Door feature which allows users to knock twice on the front glass panel to reveal the fridge’s contents without needing to open the door. This avoids cold air from escaping, ultimately keeping food and drinks fresher for longer.

Store it your way

The French door fridge with Craft Ice Maker by LG comes with expansive, customisable interior space to store your fridge’s contents ‘your way’. This includes clever storage options like Extra Space compartments built into the fridge floor for small/loose items, moving baskets in the doors, and retractable shelves to fit taller items like jugs and bottles.

“LG’s Craft Ice Maker was assessed as being highly unique to the Australian market with a considerable ‘wow’ factor.”

What are Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Awards?

Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Awards use our unique expert rating methodology to compare submissions received from home appliance and consumer electronics brands throughout Australia. Canstar Blue’s Innovation Excellence Award winners represent a selected group of innovative products released within these fields over the most recent year. Canstar Blue’s Innovation Awards Methodology is available on request.

Read the full Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Awards Methodology.