First Wi-Fi Connected Refrigerator
New Model Features Brand's Signature Obsidian Interior.
In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity and unique performance capabilities, a new counter-depth French door refrigerator from Jenn-Air will feature the brand’s elegant and eye-catching Obsidian interior. The new 72-inch counter-depth French door refrigerator, scheduled for availability this winter, will expand the brand’s collection of Obsidian options beyond currently available built-in models.
«While unexpected in a refrigerator interior, black really adds a modern sophistication that has been very well-received by designers and high-end consumers alike,» notes Jenn-Air marketing director Brian Maynard. «We’re excited to broaden our Obsidian options with a counter-depth model that we’ve elevated to a new level with intelligent connectivity.»
Like the luxury appliance maker’s recently launched connected wall oven, the new Jenn-Air counter-depth French door refrigerator will feature wireless connectivity and a fully functioning application for IOS and Android devices. The app will allow users to view the appliance status of activated settings while also providing remote control of refrigerator settings. Users can choose from a range of notifications to receive such as a door that’s been left open or a loss of connectivity. A special mode allows for remotely activating specific appliance behavior such as making extra ice when entertaining or decreasing refrigerator temperatures in anticipation of doors being open more frequently.
Maynard notes that in addition to enhanced features, the control the app offers remotely can also help optimize conditions for the refrigerator’s contents. For example the Max Cool setting which lowers the temperature for a select period of time, can be activated prior to returning home to unload a large batch of groceries.