My partner and I believes that the kitchen is the beating heart of the home. We spend a lot of time there, cooking, prepping, we talk and catch up with friends either in person or on the phone while we do things.
Samsung is announcing the local launch of their SmartThings enabled appliances, the Samsung Infinite Refrigerator and BESPOKE Home Range starting Q2 2023.
Samsung Infinite Refrigerator
Samsung’s new premium built-in refrigerator is available with a choice of fridge, freezer, or wine cellar models, and features a timeless, modular design that seamlessly blends into any interior. With simple lines, high-quality natural materials, and features that maximise convenience and streamline food storage, the Infinite Refrigerator adds lasting value to consumers’ kitchens.
“Combining high-quality materials with modular designs, the Samsung Infinite Refrigerator reimagines bespoke customisation in a premium fridge, creating the ultimate blend of style and performance,” said Junhwa Lee, EVP and Head of the Customer Experience Team of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics.
A Timeless Design That Elevates Any Kitchen
With a timeless aesthetic that reflects the latest trends, Infinite Refrigerator is built to last. Known as Infinite Design, the new aesthetic is distinguished by its seamless look, durable materials, premium finishing, and elegant design cues.
As a premium bespoke refrigerator, Infinite Refrigerator naturally features a modular design made from high-quality materials that can be customised and combined to suit consumers’ changing needs. Infinite Design enhances that versatility by ensuring that the refrigerator will remain stylish no matter how consumers’ lifestyles change. With its simple lines, smooth surface, Timeless Greige finish and elegant gold copper edge frame, the Infinite Refrigerator looks outstanding in any interior.
The refrigerator’s exterior is made from premium aluminium which provides a level of dent- and scratch-resistance and allows marks and stains to be removed. The interior is bright and refined with its Black Metal Cooling and Tunnel Lighting – two features that epitomise the refrigerator’s elegant balance of form and function.
Applied to the duct and door, Black Metal Cooling not only creates a sense of depth for a distinctly premium look, but it also helps keep food fresher for longer by quickly compensating for heat loss. The Tunnel Lighting on the frame and shelves enhances the aesthetic while giving users clear views of every corner of their fridge. Not only is the interior striking, but it is also spacious. The fridge and freezer feature a combined capacity of 805 litres, while the wine cellar offers room to store up to 101 bottles.
Raising the Bar for Kitchen Convenience
To offer users an experience that is more in tune with how they use their fridge today, the Infinite Refrigerator comes packed with features that maximise convenience. Together, these technologies provide instant access to food and refreshments for a truly outstanding user experience.
The new Auto Open Door features a sensor on its side that instantly opens the door with a simple touch. This makes it easy for users to access their fridge even when their hands are full of groceries or messy from food prep. The door’s built-in sensor means there is no handle to get in the way, while its stylishly simple look reflects modern consumers’ demand for clutter-free designs.
The dishwasher-safe, BPA-free AutoFill Jug provides easy access to refreshingly cold filtered water, anytime. It also features a built-in infuser that allows users to create deliciously flavoured beverages by adding any fruits and herbs they like. The Dual Auto Ice Maker, meanwhile, ensures that users have plenty of ice, offering a choice of either whiskey ball ice or cubed ice.
Flexible Cooling for Optimal Freshness
The Infinite Refrigerator’s flexible storage options allow users to simultaneously store different foods under optimal conditions, keeping everything inside deliciously fresh.
The Flex Pantry is an independently controlled drawer that can be quickly converted to different preset temperatures to suit users’ daily needs. The two built-in temperature modes are ideal for storing a wide range of high-quality ingredients, from meat and fish to fruits and vegetables, preserving their natural flavours and textures.
The wine cellar’s Triple Temperature Zone brings a similar level of optimised freshness to wine storage. With three separate climate zones and precise temperature controls, it allows users to simultaneously store different bottles of wine under optimal conditions, delivering the ultimate in wine preservation. The UV Protect Glass Door has triple-glazed glass with UV ray protection. It safeguards it from changes in the outside temperature, so the internal temperature remains stable, and shields it from harmful UV rays.
Seamless SmartThings Integration
The refrigerator’s seamless connectivity makes using it a breeze by simplifying everything from wine storage to managing energy use.
Part of the SmartThings app, the new SmartThings Smart Wine Storage wine management feature takes the guesswork out of storing wine by analysing wine labels and offering details on optimal storage conditions. When combined with SmartThings Cooking, the service helps recommend the perfect food to pair with wine.
SmartThings Energy support allows users to easily monitor and manage their refrigerator’s electricity use and offers tips to help reduce their carbon footprint and save money. AI Energy Mode takes that efficiency to the next level by analysing usage patterns and other factors and optimising settings to help save energy.
BESPOKE Home Range
Samsung’s latest home appliances and services were designed to meet a growing demand for customisation and provide a new level of intelligent connectivity in the kitchen. Including a wider selection of BESPOKE refrigerator types and appliances including BESPOKE Induction Cooktop and BESPOKE Microwave, and advanced AI Pro Cooking for the BESPOKE AI Oven that optimises and assists in preparing meals; the Samsung-powered kitchen is becoming a smarter, more versatile, and more interactive space than ever.
“At CES 2023, we are continuing to build on the success of our BESPOKE lineup with the introduction of new BESPOKE refrigerators and built-in appliances that give consumers even more ways to express themselves in their kitchens,” said Junhwa Lee, EVP and Head of the Customer Experience Team of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics.
“Our goal is to maximise the freedom customers have to pursue personalisation and productivity in their kitchens, with new features enhanced with everything from large, responsive screens on our refrigerators to AI-powered cooking assistance. These latest features and products go beyond simply helping users in the kitchen and allow them to truly express themselves through the power of customisation for more enjoyable experiences. Furthermore, with the latest kitchen innovations and customisable designs, these new appliances work seamlessly with SmartThings services to provide unmatched convenience and savings at home.”
BESPOKE Expands to Include Popular Top-Mounted Refrigerator Models to Provide Even More Customisation in the Kitchen
In keeping with the BESPOKE design aesthetic, the BESPOKE Top-Mount refrigerator features a flat, minimalist design with a customisable front panel available in both glass and cotta metal finishes. Users have the option to choose from a wide range of door colours and finishes to harmonise their refrigerator with their home décor.
The BESPOKE Top-Mount Refrigerator features Samsung’s Optimal Fresh Zone+ and Active Fresh Filter to help ensure food is kept fresh. Users of Samsung’s BESPOKE Top-Mounted Refrigerator can also enjoy added energy savings through SmartThings Energy’s AI Energy Mode. The AI Energy Mode will optimise the compressor speed and the frequency of the defrost cycle, based on users’ usage patterns and surroundings, helping households to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
The BESPOKE Top-Mounted Refrigerator will be available in Australia from Q2 2023.
New Family Hub brings Better Connectivity
Samsung’s revered Family Hub refrigerator will sport new software in 2023. Samsung TV Plus now offers, while Google Photos integration transforms the platform into a digital photo frame that makes it easy to share and display photos. Thanks to the large screen space and Samsung TV Plus’s new picture-in-picture (PIP) feature, users can catch up on their favourite TV shows while checking and monitoring the status of other kitchen appliances while keeping an eye on what they are cooking at the same time.
The new Family Hub software update will roll out in Australia incrementally via Wi-Fi from early 2023.
Prepare Healthy Meals Like a Master Chef with the BESPOKE AI Oven
The BESPOKE AI Oven makes meal prep a breeze, combining powerful intelligence with innovative cooking technologies to help produce delicious meals that can cater to users’ dietary preferences.
AI Pro Cooking optimises cooking settings while monitoring food. If the oven is set to cook a recognised dish using the cooking mode, temperature and time the oven recommends, the AI Pro Cooking system will even send users food warning notifications to prevent burning. Using an internal camera and powerful AI, the oven’s Sense Inside feature – AI algorithm of its kind to receive an AI cooking appliance verification by UL Solutions – can recommend cooking settings by recognising various different dishes and ingredients.
Whether users are testing a healthy recipe or looking to elevate everyday recipes at home, the BESPOKE AI Oven makes mealtimes more convenient. Integration with SmartThings Cooking and Samsung Health allows the BESPOKE AI Oven to analyse users’ workout stats and diet goals to recommend meal options based on the ingredients they have at home.
Topping off the BESPOKE AI Oven’s modern, clutter-free design is its convenient Push to Open Door, which replaces a traditional handle for a simpler and more streamlined look. The BESPOKE AI Oven will be available in Australia in mid-2023.
Samsung’s latest BESPOKE home appliances take the smart kitchen to the next level by powering more personalised cooking experiences and helping to make it easier for households to save energy.