Panasonic has unveiled the latest addition to its refrigerator line-up – the PRIME+ Edition Quad Door range – boasting a large interior storage system which allows households to customise the refrigerator to suit their specific needs.

Panasonic Australia product marketing manager of appliances, Ricardo Damiani said, “Our new PRIME+ Edition Quad Door models are a perfect extension to our premium refrigerator range and give families more freedom and flexibility in how they store their food.”

“We believe the new dual Prime Fresh compartments help households create the perfect gourmet spread for guests and tabling food that is as fresh and nutritious as the day it was purchased. Including other smart features like automatic ice making, rapid freezing, and Panasonic’s SmartApp+, the Quad Door refrigerator is the perfect solution for entertaining without waste.”

Prime Fresh technology features two separate compartments, delivering greater freedom and flexibility with each offering variable temperature control between -5oC to 4oC, to store different food types separately and set the temperature individually.

Using ‘soft freezing’ capabilities of Prime Fresh when storing food such as meat or fish, nutrients and flavour are locked in, and cells are not damaged, preventing deterioration. Food preparation is also easier as food can be cut up straight from the fridge and cooked immediately.

The Fresh Safe fruit and vegetable drawer in the middle section maintains up to 90% humidity – optimal for retaining moisture and keeping produce fresh for longer. In the freezer section, the Prime Freeze drawer quickly removes heat and cools food, freezing it five times faster than a standard freezer. The automatic ice box can hold more than 500 ice cubes with a divider for additional space for other frozen items, combined with the ‘Quick Chill’ feature that cools drinks in just 15 minutes.

PRIME+ Edition Quad Door models are supported by Panasonic’s SmartApp+ to control the refrigerator via a smartphone, from changing the temperature of the Prime Fresh drawers or selecting quick ice making. The app can switch to energy-saving mode as consumers leave home and notify them when the door is left open. The Quad Door models also have a 4.5-star energy rating.

The NR-XY680LVSA Quad Door is available in stainless steel and the NR-XY680LVKA Quad Door boasts a dark stainless steel finish. Both models are available from selected retailers for RRP $4,069 and $4,289 respectively.