KITCHEN & BATH BUSINESS NAMES PERLICK COLUMN REFRIGERATOR AMONG MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS OF 2018
Each year, Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) magazine recognizes an exclusive selection of new kitchen and bath products with its Product Innovator Awards competition. The products are selected based on meeting market needs, engineering advancements, aesthetic merit and innovation. Perlick is thrilled to have been included among this year’s elite group of winners with our 24”Column Refrigerator taking second place in the Kitchen category. According to KBB:
“This year, we saw everyday products with a twist; customization on everything from coffee makers to bathroom furniture to shower controls; the kitchen as part of the living home; new takes on technology; the celebration of food through preservation and catering to the home chef – indoors and outdoors; and products that solve some of the industry’s most common challenges.”
Perlick’s refrigerator exceeds expectations for every judging category in the program:
Meeting Market Needs
While the standard definition of “smart appliances” classifies them as connected to a network or Wi-Fi enabled, Perlick interprets the phrase differently. Our column refrigerator utilizes precision engineering that enables the most intelligent, effective food preservation in the industry.
It’s what luxury consumers really want—no gimmicks, just real performance with the ability to automatically monitor and self-adjust to ensure fresh ingredients are kept in ideal conditions. Now that’s a smart appliance.
Perlick’scolumn refrigerator leverages the company’s 100-year history of commercial-quality innovation in undercounter refrigeration and integrates precision engineering that enables the most intelligent, effective food preservation in the industry.
Featuring Perlick’s proprietary preservation system, QuatroCool™, the new unit offers an industry-exclusive four separate zones of cooling. Its custom-designed PerlIQ™ touch-screen control provides smart preset temperatures for each zone—including beverages deli, meat/fish and produce—with the ability to adjust higher and lower based on consumer preference.
Perlick’s new refrigerator isn’t solely about function—it has both beauty and brawn. Flooded with stunning, custom LED theater lighting, the new unit features Perlick’s signature stainless steel for the upper half of the interior and black stainless steel for the lower half because we found the bright colors of fresh food popped off the dark background better than standard stainless or white. The overall design of the interior was inspired by the refrigerated cases of fine delicatessens and boucheries, resulting in large glass windows, ample lighting and generous capacity.
One example of Perlick’s revolutionary innovation is the design of its new produce bin. Competitive luxury refrigerators rely solely on the use of a plastic slider to limit air flow and trap the moisture that naturally occurs in fresh produce to create higher humidity conditions. However, in order for that system to work as intended, the drawer needs to remain at least two-thirds full at all times and should not be opened and closed—requirements that are not realistic.
Perlick, on the other hand, incorporated proprietary humidity control into its produce bin design. Instead of the traditional plastic slider to control humidity, Perlick allows the user to change the humidity level through a touch-screen control. The bin is electronically monitored by humidistats, and if levels begin to drop from the user’s setting, the unit has the intelligence to add the exact amount of real moisture back into the air stream to maintain the desired level.
The award-winning Perlick refrigerator enables consumers to enjoy the restaurant chef experience in their own homes with commercial-grade, expertly engineered units that precisely preserve every ingredient.