LG fridge chills cans, bottles in just minutes

January 9, 2012
South Korea's LG Electronics, a leader in smart appliances, has hit on a solution to a common frustration -- how to chill canned or bottled drinks in less than half an hour.

South Korea's LG Electronics, a leader in smart appliances, has hit on a solution to a common frustration -- how to chill canned or bottled drinks in less than half an hour.

A new refrigerator displayed by LG on the eve of the (CES) in Las Vegas promises to make drinks ice-cold in just minutes with a feature known as the "Blast Chiller."

"Imagine you have a can of lukewarm soda," said Wayne Park, president and chief executive of North America. "It takes 40 minutes to chill it, even in a freezer.

"This cuts it down to under five minutes," Park said. "It's perfect for a can of beer on a hot summer afternoon."

The Blast Chiller distributes cold air throughout the chiller compartment of the refrigerator using jet flow to quickly cool down room temperature cans or bottles.

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Johannes_H_Larsen
not rated yet Jan 09, 2012
It's pretty cool, they seem to use ventilation to improve the conductivity, also known as windchill
NeptuneAD
not rated yet Jan 09, 2012
Sounds like a good idea as long as when I take the can out my hand doesn't stick to the can.
jalmy
1 / 5 (1) Jan 10, 2012
So now you can explode your bottle of beer in 5 minutes instead of 30.
antialias_physorg
not rated yet Jan 10, 2012
What is the energy requirement as opposed to the longer wait required otherwise?

And how often do you actually need such a 'feature' (Maybe if you're having a large party but only a small fridge - but otherwise I can't realy think of any immediate use for this)
Deathclock
1 / 5 (1) Jan 10, 2012
Can of beer? You'd think the president and CEO of LG could do better...
Xbw
1 / 5 (1) Jan 10, 2012
If I lick the inside of this thing, will my tongue stick?

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