Fisher & Paykel, CoolDrawer, Izona, Fridge. Freezer

Fisher & Paykel have unveiled the CoolDrawer, a world first fridge/freezer that mimics their DishDrawer concept and puts the fridge/freezer into your kitchen cabinets.

The key to the CoolDrawer is its flexibility. Like the DishDrawer, the new 900mm-wide refrigerator can be placed in various locations, with individual drawers spread around the kitchen, but performing the same function. The 900mm size means it can fit within standard-sized kitchen cabinetry.

Adding to the flexibility, the CoolDrawer does not come in designated refrigerator or freezer drawers. Rather, users can switch each drawer from fridge to freezer mode at the touch of a button. Users can also use a ‘chill’ mode for quick cooling of meat or fish, wine cooling mode for storing both red and white wine, and a pantry mode for storing temperature-sensitive foods, doubling shelf life, Fisher & Paykel claim.

The CoolDrawer’s release is part of Fisher & Paykel’s ‘Tomorrow’s Kitchen’ product release, which includes the Izona glass-topped gas cooker and Izona VentSurface rangehood, which wenses smoke and steam and turns on and off automatically, even altering fan speeds depending on cooking conditions.

Fisher & Paykel said the Izona products would be available in both Australia and New Zealand from May this year, but did not give a set release date for the CoolDrawer.