Don’t get me wrong. I love my full-size, bottom-freezer refrigerator. But occasionally, my freezer runs out of space while my fresh food compartment maintains plenty and my eyes wander to the grass on the other side…
Recently I’ve been thinking, why can’t my fridge be more adaptable?
I had a very educational conversation with the produce manager of a local grocery last weekend about fresh basil preservation. I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to refrigerate it! (Also, those of us in cold temperatures should take special care when transporting fresh basil home, as our subzero air can turn the delicious leaves black.) It should be kept in a cool (50-some degrees) spot.
That’s why I love these multitemperature refrigerated drawers.
Now you see it.
Now you don't.
The Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer (RB36S25MKIW1) lets you choose freezer, chill, fridge, pantry or wine at the touch of a button so that everything from fresh food to frozen meat to fine wine can be stored at the correct temperature.
So, if you buy a lot of produce one week you have extra fridge space.
Or if a family member comes home with a record catch of fish and the freezer’s full, voila.
Freezer (0°F) (Deep Freezer -13 °F)
If you want to keep it a little colder than the stuff you keep in your fridge, you can do that too.
And if you plunk down more than you’d like for fresh basil and don’t want to see any of it go to waste (or pesto), you’ll love the pantry function.
Having a party? Store your wine and then chill it to precise serving temperature.
Wine (53.5°F for long-term storage, 44.5°F for white wine serving and 59°F for red wine)
And at 36″ wide, the Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawers keep everything in easy, ergonomic reach while being deep enough to fit wine bottles and 2-liter bottles, as shown above.
The spill-proof storage bins can come out or be moved around to do just about anything you need it to.
I'm imagining a Thanksgiving turkey, thawing at the recommended 40 degrees, not crowding my refrigerator for four days.
If you want to see it, we display it at our St. Paul store, our Apple Valley store, our Woodbury store and our Edina store.
And, for being so curious, you will be rewarded with free assorted ice cream treats when you open the drawer.
How sweet is that?