Technologies for long-lasting freshness and flavour

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said “No pleasure is fleeting, for the impression it leaves behind is ever lasting”. In a similar vein, Liebherr has developed technologies for lasting-not-fleeting enjoyment! Technologies that keep foods aromatic, vitamin-rich, tasty and appetising for longer. Whether you're refrigerating, freezing or storing, the interplay of the ideal constant temperature and the ideal humidity is critical for keeping foods safe and fresh.

Eating is more than taking in nutrients!

Fish has especially demanding storage requirements and must be kept chilled constantly.

Fish has especially demanding storage requirements and must be kept chilled constantly.

Over the last few decades, our demands in relation to food and nutrition have increased exponentially. Today, eating is far beyond just the taking in of nutrients - for many people it is, first and foremost, a huge pleasure. We are ready and willing to invest our time and money in obtaining the freshest, highest-quality foods that we can, so as to enjoy our dining experience to the full. It's not surprising that we increasingly find ourselves en route to the marketplace or the organic farm shop.

Properly refrigerated, enjoyed intensely!

If you've taken the trouble to invest in freshness and flavour when you shop, and you want this to pay off, you have to store your fruit, meat etc. properly once you get home – temperature conditions affect food quality. When freezing food, rapid freezing and low temperatures play an important role in retaining flavour and nutrients.

Treats for the eye and for the palate

Liebherr uses innovative refrigeration and freezer technology to help food retain its appearance, texture and taste for far longer. It's commonly acknowledged that we tend to eat with our eyes, and therefore it's no surprise that Liebherr appliances use energy-efficient LED lighting, which bathes the interior and stored items in a visually pleasingly light.

Food storage

BioFresh technology achieves the optimal interplay of temperature and humidity, which allows even sensitive foods to retain their flavour and vitamins for longer. Food storage with BioFresh

Freshness from the freezer

Frozen seasonal produce offers a taste sensation at any time of year.

Frozen seasonal produce offers a taste sensation at any time of year.

Frozen seasonal produce offers a taste sensation at any time of year.
Aromatic herbs, sweet berries or peppery leaf vegetables – if you want to enjoy seasonal produce throughout the year, you must freeze it fresh.

Freezing food does more than extend its shelf life, in fact, the fresher food is when introduced to the freezer and the faster it is frozen, the more vitamins and nutrients it retains. Fresh fish is actually frozen while still on the high seas and, thanks to this ‘shock freezing’, the fish sold at supermarket counters is still extremely fresh, despite its often-lengthy transport route. You can use a similar technique at home using Liebherr's automated SuperFrost function. SuperFrost lowers the temperature in the freezer compartment to -32°C, to create a cold reserve, and thereby ensures rapid freezing to preserve the taste and vitamin content of fresh seasonal produce. Once the food is fully frozen, SuperFrost automatically switches back to normal mode, saving electricity.

By the way: unlike the freezing process, defrosting should occur slowly and gently – ideally in a refrigerator.

Freezer innovations from Liebherr

  • Forget defrosting forever
    Regular defrosting saves electricity but, with the NoFrost function, defrosting is automatic. As soon as a layer of ice forms on the evaporator, a sensor triggers the defrost process. This switches off the fan, heats the evaporator piping and melts the ice without increasing the temperature in the freezer compartment itself. As a result, the freezer remains ice-free, the energy consumption level remains constant, and you never have to manually defrost your appliance again!

    NoFrost Forget defrosting forever

    Regular defrosting saves electricity but, with the NoFrost function, defrosting is automatic. As soon as a layer of ice forms on the evaporator, a sensor triggers the defrost process. This switches off the fan, heats the evaporator piping and melts the ice without increasing the temperature in the freezer compartment itself. As a result, the freezer remains ice-free, the energy consumption level remains constant, and you never have to manually defrost your appliance again!

  • Keeps coldness in the freezer compartment
    Each time the freezer is opened, coldness escapes. Not only does this drive up energy the consumption, it also introduces temperature fluctuations, which can affect the quality of the stored items. FrostSafe appliances have deep, fully enclosed freezer drawers so that, when the door is opened, far less cold escapes than with traditional-style freezers. Further, the drawers are transparent-fronted so you can view the items stored without having to open them.

    FrostSafe Keeps coldness in the freezer compartment

    Each time the freezer is opened, coldness escapes. Not only does this drive up energy the consumption, it also introduces temperature fluctuations, which can affect the quality of the stored items. FrostSafe appliances have deep, fully enclosed freezer drawers so that, when the door is opened, far less cold escapes than with traditional-style freezers. Further, the drawers are transparent-fronted so you can view the items stored without having to open them.

  • Easy-to-open
    The drawers in the 70 cm wide NoFrost freezer series are set on smooth-running telescopic rails. These come with highly practical integrated handles, so that they can be easily pulled out and removed.

    Telescopic rails Easy-to-open

    The drawers in the 70 cm wide NoFrost freezer series are set on smooth-running telescopic rails. These come with highly practical integrated handles, so that they can be easily pulled out and removed.

  • Ice cubes on demand
    The nibbles are prepared, the wine and champagne chilled, and the glasses wiped – the party can now begin! But, to your horror, you realise that in the stress of organising everything, you have forgotten to refill the ice cube trays. If only you'd had an IceMaker! With the IceMaker, manually making ice cubes is a thing of the past; ice cubes are available on demand thanks to the IceMaker's plumbed-in connection or separate water tank.

    IceMaker Ice cubes on demand

    The nibbles are prepared, the wine and champagne chilled, and the glasses wiped – the party can now begin! But, to your horror, you realise that in the stress of organising everything, you have forgotten to refill the ice cube trays. If only you'd had an IceMaker! With the IceMaker, manually making ice cubes is a thing of the past; ice cubes are available on demand thanks to the IceMaker's plumbed-in connection or separate water tank.

  • Beautiful berries, beautiful herbs
    It's a problem that's familiar to anyone who has ever frozen berries, wild garlic, basil etc. - in freezer bags, berries and herbs have a tendency to freeze clumped together, which damages their visual appearance and makes removing individual portions difficult. This won't happen with the Liebherr herb and berry drawer though, as you can freeze the likes of blackberries, Swiss chard etc. individually, in a carefully arranged, clear manner. After ten to twelve hours of pre-freezing in the drawer, the frozen produce can be transferred into freezer bags or resealable plastic containers for storage.

    Herb and berry drawer Beautiful berries, beautiful herbs

    It's a problem that's familiar to anyone who has ever frozen berries, wild garlic, basil etc. - in freezer bags, berries and herbs have a tendency to freeze clumped together, which damages their visual appearance and makes removing individual portions difficult. This won't happen with the Liebherr herb and berry drawer though, as you can freeze the likes of blackberries, Swiss chard etc. individually, in a carefully arranged, clear manner. After ten to twelve hours of pre-freezing in the drawer, the frozen produce can be transferred into freezer bags or resealable plastic containers for storage.

  • Freezing made easy
    The automatic SuperFrost function makes freezing food a simple and energy-efficient process. It quickly lowers the freezer temperature to -32°C to create the coldness levels required to preserve vital nutrients by rapid freezing. As soon as the food is completely frozen, the SuperFrost function switches back to normal mode, helping to save electricity.

    SuperFrost Freezing made easy

    The automatic SuperFrost function makes freezing food a simple and energy-efficient process. It quickly lowers the freezer temperature to -32°C to create the coldness levels required to preserve vital nutrients by rapid freezing. As soon as the food is completely frozen, the SuperFrost function switches back to normal mode, helping to save electricity.

  • Video

    In appliances with NoFrost, chilled circulating air freezes the food and humidity is expelled so that the freezer always remains ice-free and there is no need for manual defrosting.
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    In appliances with NoFrost, chilled circulating air freezes the food and humidity is expelled so that the freezer always remains ice-free and there is no need for manual defrosting. Watch the video
    In appliances with NoFrost, chilled circulating air freezes the food and humidity is expelled so that the freezer always remains ice-free and there is no need for manual defrosting.
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    Retaining vitamins and flavour

    Simple dishes, made from great fresh ingredients, offer culinary pleasure with little effort.

    Simple dishes, made from great fresh ingredients, offer culinary pleasure with little effort.

    A colourful, aromatic, wild herb salad served with crusty bread and a little olive oil... eating healthy, vitamin-packed foods like this stimulates your body and soul, and such fresh, high-quality delights can be enjoyed with very little preparation time and effort. Liebherr has developed innovative refrigeration technologies that help food to retain its taste, appearance and valuable nutrients for much longer, cooling it delicately and keeping it fresh.

    Functions and features for perfect storage

    Setting temperature and humidity

    The length of time for which food remains tasty, aromatic and full of vitamins largely depends on the humidity and temperature conditions under which it's stored. In regard to this, meat, dairy products, fruit and vegetables all have very different storage requirements. BioFresh appliances offer up to three compartments, each of which acts like a customised climate zone, to offer optimum storage conditions for different types of food. For even greater flexibility, the temperature and humidity in the BioFresh-Plus compartment can be separately controlled.

    A storage cellar in the refrigerator

    The cellar compartment offers perfect storage for food that's too cold in the refrigerator but too warm in the kitchen cupboard.

    This split-level compartment provides plenty of space for foods such as butter, potatoes and onions, as well as items such as bottles. The cellar compartment temperature is regulated separately from that of the refrigerator compartment, and can be set to between +4°C and +14°C.

    Restoring the cold chain

    Whether your wild herb salad remains crisp and tasty the next day depends, not least, upon the length of time for which the cold chain is interrupted. Particularly sensitive food, such as fruit and leafy green vegetables, should be refrigerated as soon as possible after you have brought them home. Liebherr PowerCooling helps with this by creating even temperatures throughout the appliance, enabling freshly stored items to be chilled quickly. To prevent interior coldness being lost, a door contact switch switches off the fan when the door is opened, which also saves valuable energy.

    Greater freshness through independently controlled refrigerator and freezer compartments

    DuoCooling offers two separate cooling circuits, which not only means that the compartment temperatures can be set separately, but also means that there is no air exchange between the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The latter prevents odours transferring from one compartment to the other and prevents food in the refrigerator becoming dried out through contact with cold air from the freezer. With DuoCooling food retains its appealing appearance, texture and untainted taste.

    Not all Liebherr appliances have all the features mentioned.

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    The film shows the benefits and functions of DuoCooling technology.
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    Two separately controlled cooling circuits – the film shows how DuoCooling technology works. Watch the video
    The film shows the benefits and functions of DuoCooling technology.
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    Food storage

    BioFresh technology achieves the optimal interplay of temperature and humidity, which allows even sensitive foods to retain their flavour and vitamins for longer. Food storage with BioFresh

    Preparing a treat for the palate

    How long food remains fresh and tasty depends, to a large extent, on the humidity and temperature at which it is stored. And temperature also plays a crucial role in the taste of food when it's eaten. Many foods and drinks only reveal the true essence of their flavour when served at a particular temperature. Cheese is far more flavour-filled when eaten having been brought to room temperature, rather than if it's eaten straight out of the fridge; and wines have preferred serving temperatures, according to their variety.

    At Liebherr, we have worked very hard to understand the interplay of temperature and humidity over the years and, having perfected our knowledge, we have incorporated it into our refrigeration technology.

    Wine storage at perfect temperatures

    Because different wine varieties have different ideal drinking temperatures, aficionados store their wine in multi-temperature wine cabinets. In Liebherr wine cabinets, precise electronic controls ensure that red wine, white wine and champagne are all stored at their ideal ready-to-serve temperature. Liebherr wine storage cabinets maintain constant temperatures and a humidity of about 50 percent to ensure that delicate wines can be stored optimally, and that maturing wines develop successfully over the years.

    As a pure, natural product cigars need specialised storage conditions.

    As a pure, natural product cigars need specialised storage conditions.

    The perfect climate for cigars

    For several years now, Liebherr has been applying its expertise to develop and produce humidors. To preserve the full flavour and quality of cigars and to prevent them drying out, aficionados store their precious Cohiba, Montecristo etc. in temperature and humidity controlled environments. Liebherr humidors provide uninterrupted temperatures to create the perfect climate for cigar storage, until the time comes for the cigars to be savoured.

    Wine expertise

    Carefully cultivated, professionally aged and perfectly temperature-managed: only with precisely the right storage technology can wine be enjoyed to its utmost. Wine expertise

    Cigar storage in humidors

    Liebherr humidors offer the perfect microclimate, and temperature and humidity can be precisely regulated. Humidor