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Jenn-Air introduces brand’s first Wi-Fi connected refrigerator

In addition to status updates, remote control and notifications enabled by the app, there is quick access to online support and instructions. For added convenience, the app will also include live links to purchase items like water and air filters.

In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, a new counter-depth French door refrigerator from Jenn-Air will feature the brand’s Obsidian interior. The new 72-inch counter-depth French door refrigerator, scheduled for availability before the end of 2016, will expand the brand’s collection of Obsidian options beyond currently available built-in models.

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Like the luxury appliance maker’s connected wall oven, the new Jenn-Air counter-depth French door refrigerator will have 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.

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 batch of groceries.

In addition to status updates, remote control and notifications enabled by the app, there is quick access to online support and instructions. For added convenience, the app will also include live links to purchase items like water and air filters.

For optimal storage conditions, the brand’s patented TwinFresh Climate Control System features separate evaporators in the refrigerator and freezer compartments that deliver independent humidity and temperature control, allowing two distinct environments for fresh and frozen foods. Other new features designed to keep food fresh include two Humidiseal drawers that provide a higher humidity environment to help keep produce fresh.

Additional luxury details found on this model include soft-close refrigerator and freezer drawers. Shelving with crystal clear glass and metal door bins are all adjustable for flexible loading options. Integrated cabinet LED strip lighting illuminates the interior while drawer lights make sure nothing gets overlooked.

In addition to offering a more built-in appearance, as well as the most capacity of the brand’s counter-depth offerings, this refrigerator’s 72-inch height provides three extra inches that fill the gap 69-inch refrigerators leave below standard cabinets. Style options include a Euro-Style design featuring slightly curved, metal handles, and a more commercial Pro-Style which includes metal handles with diamond etched grip.

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