Meet Dacor’s latest mega-fridge, the DRF427500AP. It is a luxurious-looking four-door French door mannequin with built-in cameras, a companion app and a particular compartment that swaps between freezer and fridge settings on request. If that pitch sounds acquainted, it is as a result of these are among the very same promoting factors you may discover with Samsung’s high-end four-door fridges.

Dacor’s latest fridge affords the identical four-door design as a lot of Samsung’s high-end fridges — and the options line up, too.


That should not come as a shock, provided that Samsung acquired Dacor, an American luxurious home equipment producer, again in August of 2016. It wasn’t lengthy after that we began seeing Samsung-esque options creeping into Dacor’s fridge designs, first with the arrival of column-style single-door fridges with ingredient-tracking cameras, much like the cameras inside Samsung’s Household Hub sensible fridge.

The brand new “FreshZone Plus” fridge borrows much more out of Samsung’s playbook. Along with the fridge cams, the 42-inch fridge additionally options the identical four-door construct with French-style doorways that open from the middle for each the fridge and freezer. That FreshZone function is only a re-branded spin on Samsung’s FlexZone compartment, which helps you to flip the underside proper quadrant of the fridge between fridge and freezer settings.

Dacor seems to be to be making an attempt to marry widespread, high-end options like these with its personal emphasis on premium development. The 23.5 cubic foot, counter-depth fridge comes panel-ready to mix in with picket kitchen decor, and is available in your selection of stainless-steel or graphite finishes. Inside, you may discover an all-stainless metal inside, plus an inner water dispenser and twin ice maker that’ll dish out your selection of normal ice or “cocktail ice.”

As for the smarts, you can verify the digicam feeds and management temperature settings and options such because the fridge’s Sabbath mode by downloading Dacor’s Kitchen IQ app.

Pricing for the brand new FreshZone Plus fridge is not locked in simply but, however it is best to anticipate it to be fairly costly. Dacor’s different French door fridges sometimes begin at round $eight,000 by Dacor’s community of sellers. We’ll be protecting an eye fixed out for it in 2018, so keep tuned.


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