Panasonic’s new premium range of refrigerators combine elegant design with innovative energy-saving technologies15th March 2016     By: Panasonic Media

  • New French Door models feature stunning transparent full-flat glass panels, free from frames for a seamless finish
  • A first in New Zealand, the BX stainless steel models feature innovative Prime Fresh technology which maintains the flavour, texture and nutrients of produce
  • The 'Vitaminsafe' vegetable case featured in the French door models use blue and green LED lights to ensure fruit and vegetables stay fresher for longer
  • Panasonic's unique energy-saving ECONAVI and Inverter technologies save consumers energy and money.

As a global leader in home appliance technology, Panasonic has expanded their popular range of refrigerators with a new collection of stylish and innovative models. The new range combines sophisticated design with the latest advancements in cooling, energy-saving technologies, user-friendly convenience, and improved storage options.

Michael Opie, Home Appliances Product Manager, Panasonic New Zealand, says, "Consumers will absolutely love the sleek and sophisticated design of our new large-capacity refrigerators. The new range is perfect for Kiwi households with their wide-range of outstanding features and innovative technologies, which have been designed to improve user convenience, offer effortless temperature control, as well as save energy and money."

"We have drawn on our extensive and innovative history to create these new models. Since our first refrigerator was produced in 1953, Panasonic's much-loved refrigerators have delivered advanced technology, ease-of-use and the highest quality. With this year's new range, we're expecting continued success in our popular home appliances division," says Opie.

Available in white or a stainless steel-type finish, Panasonic's new premium refrigerators have a sleek and modern design which will perfectly complement any kitchen. The stunning French door models feature transparent full-flat glass panels which have a coloured backing and the design is free from frames, bumps or depressions, to create a seamless finish.

On both refrigerator models, the stylish recessed curved handles have been designed in keeping with the flat design. The Electrostatic touch control panel has a striking mirror finish and also gives consumers complete control over settings and temperature levels.

Inside, consumers will find Panasonic's clever energy-saving ECONAVI and Inverter technologies, which have been designed to save consumers money and energy, whilst delivering an advanced cooling performance.

Exclusive to Panasonic, ECONAVI technology uses sensors to monitor usage patterns and energy output is then adapted accordingly. By monitoring lights, room temperature, internal temperature and door usage, ECONAVI technology, in conjunction with Panasonic's Inverter compressor, allows the refrigerator to regulate temperatures and save energy without compromising on usage.

Consumers will enjoy Panasonic's Prime Fresh Case, which is a key feature of the BX stainless steel models. This revolutionary new refrigeration technology freezes fresh meat and seafood to approximately -3˚C, compared to standard refrigerators which freeze foods at -18˚C. Since food is only lightly frozen, it extends the life of fresh meat and seafood, whilst maintaining nutrients, flavour and texture, and no defrosting is required.

The French door models feature Panasonic's popular full-extension bottom freezer drawer, which sits low, making it incredibly easy to put in and take out produce, and see items in the freezer. Both refrigerator models benefit from having separate cases in the freezer which offer tidy storage options, as well as minimising food odours and providing high-capacity storage convenience.

The new range has a centralised vegetable case for easy access. The vegetable case ensures that produce is stored in optimum conditions thanks to an airtight design. This keeps humidity levels high and prevents produce from drying out. The French Door models have a 'Vitaminsafe' vegetable case which uses blue and green LED lights to mimic the sun, ensuring the nutrients of fruit and veggies are protected which allows the produce to stay fresher for longer.

Located underneath the vegetable case, the chilled case maintains a temperature of 0˚C to preserve the freshness of chilled foods, without freezing them. It's perfect for storing meat, fish and dairy products.

All models feature surround cooling which evenly distributes chilled air from the rear panel throughout the refrigerator for gentle cooling and to maintain a constant temperature. The powerful Ag antibacterial and deodorising filter cleans circulated air, minimising mould and bacteria and unpleasant odours.

Full-flat double glass French door model key features:

Panasonic premium flat refrigerator with double glass French door design

  • Large 547L capacity
  • Available in a stainless steel-type or white glass finish
  • Electrostatic touch control panel gives complete control over settings and temperature levels
  • Features Panasonic's energy-saving ECONAVI and Inverter technologies
  • Spacious full-extension bottom freezer drawer offers smooth and easy access
  • Ag Clean anti-bacterial and deodorising technology eliminates mould, bacteria and odours
  • Vitaminsafe vegetable case enhances nutrients and keeps produce fresher for longer
  • Chilled case keeps meat and fish chilled, without freezing them
  • Models available: NR-CY54AGWAU and NR-CY54AXSAU

Full-flat glass door model key features:

  • Panasonic premium flat bottom-mount refrigerator
  • Available in 450L and 407L capacities
  • Available in a premium flat stainless steel or white metal finish
  • Stainless steel models feature Prime Fresh freezing technology which keeps meat and fish fresh, without freezing them
  • Stainless steel versions feature an Electrostatic touch control panel for complete control over settings and temperature levels
  • Features Panasonic's energy-saving ECONAVI and Inverter technologies
  • Ag Clean anti-bacterial and deodorising technology eliminates mould, bacteria and odours
  • Vegetable case keeps produce fresher for longer with its airtight design
  • Chilled case keeps meat and fish chilled, without freezing them
  • Models available: NR-BX41BV, NR-BX14BX, NR-BX46BV and NR-BX46BX

Panasonic's new refrigerators will be available from selected national and independent retailers from the end of April 2016.

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