By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: The humble refrigerator has been the centre of innovation this month: first Samsung launched its premium new French Door Fridges and now Sharp has unleashed its Dual Swing Door model, which is targeted at consumers living in apartments.

This bottom mount model has 369-litre capacity across both the fridge and freezer cavities. The dual swing doors on this fridge mean it can opened from either side, with Sharp claiming this increases its flexibility. In some kitchens, the placement of a dedicated fridge cavity requires that the door be either left or right handed.

 “Sharp’s dual swing door not only offers convenient, space saving innovation, but also having the Plasmacluster ion (PCI) technology helps to keep food fresh for longer,” said Sharp Australia deputy MD Denis Kerr.

“The external control panel also allows you to change the temperature of the fridge, turn on express freezing or change the settings to holiday or child lock mode, all without opening the door.

“These kinds of features make the fridge more energy efficient and save consumers money on rising power bills.”

The Sharp SJWP32THS Dual Swing Door is RRP $1,649.

Sharp's new fridge has doors that swing both ways.