Mixed influences and still an American fridge freezer
I might be strange to hear that most of the American fridge freezers are not an American brand. Still people are looking for American fridge freezers and buy an German or Korean brand. In the EU the most sold fridges are from Liebherr. Europeans have a strong relation with the brand since 1958 when Liebherr invented there own fridge. In the showroom in the Netherlands there is still a working unit.
Liebherr has the model CBNes 6256 which 2 huge doors that opens the cooling compartment and two huge drawers for freezing. When these drawers are loaded with food and are fully opened that you have the risk that the whole appliance will fall forward. So to avoid this problem you have to secure the appliance on the backside to a wall. So you are sure that when kids use the drawers a box the play with, they don’t can get heart by being buried unter the fridge. You can imagine that little kids can be killed by the big machines like this.
When speaking about an American fridge the most chosen design is German. Liebherr won many designer prices with their flagship models. Not only for the fridge freezers, but also for the wine cabinets. European houses are smaller than American and the entrance to the European ones is not so easy with a huge American fridge freezer. So Liebherr found a solution in two appliances that can be connected to create an appliance with a width of 121 cm. In the past the devices had a Ice crusher and water tap. The experience learns that is isn’t use and people prefer to have an Icemaker. So Liebherr has designed new models only with an Icemaker. The topmodel also has an integrated wine fridge.