1. Sub-Zero, Inc., the industry leader in premium refrigeration, showed its new Internal Ice and Water Dispenser models at KBIS pointing out that these new models provide consumers with the benefits of ice and water dispensing technology without sacrificing kitchen aesthetic. Customers can achieve an integrated look, with the ice and water dispenser hidden inside the refrigerator.
2. Sub-Zero also introduced a new French door refrigerator product configuration that allows for greater design flexibility and accessibility throughout the kitchen.
3. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances previewed the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module, to integrate into Control4® wireless home control systems. The Smart Appliance App builds on the premise that today’s consumers are looking for solutions that enhance their lifestyle, and every busy home chef knows having an alert system that allows meals to be monitored from anywhere in the home is just that.
The system’s functions include notifications of pre-heat and timer completion, current oven temperature, and knowing when meals are finished cooking based on the internal temperature probe’s reading. System alerts can notify homeowners when the refrigerator door has been left open, helping to prevent temperature variances that lead to food spoilage. The app can also maximize energy efficiency by lowering the refrigerator’s power consumption at different times of day.
Specific lifestyle needs and preferences such as increasing ice production prior to entertaining, saving energy in vacation mode and choosing the Sabbath mode for religious observances can also be met by the software. “Today’s mobile devices are aiding mainstream adoption of connected home technology,” said Susan Cashen, senior vice president of marketing for Control4. “Consumers want to be able to monitor and control everything in their home anywhere, at any time. With Control4 and the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module, homeowners can effortlessly manage their Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.”