the cool zones
Today’s fridges boast different areas that can be adjusted to suit whatever you’re storing. “Customisable temperature zones, supported by twin and triple cooling systems, are mandatory for many people these days,” says Jeremy Senior, director of home appliances for Samsung. “This feature offers freedom and flexibility, which has become more important for people who entertain.”
Special zones with controlled humidity can extend the life of your food – which is particularly important for fresh veggies and avoiding the dreaded soggy salad scenario. “For keeping fruit and vegetables fresh, a fridge with a bio-fresh drawer is a must,” says Petrina. Another useful feature is a shock freezer, which lets you either “blast-chill cooked food if you want to stop the cooking process, or shock-freeze food to maintain its texture, taste, nutrition and colour, ideal for when you over-prepare,” explains Liam.