South Korea’s LG Electronics, a leader in smart appliances, has hit on a solution to a common frustration — how to chill canned or bottled drinks in less than half an hour. A new refrigerator displayed by LG on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas promises to make drinks ice-cold in just minutes with a feature known as the “Blast Chiller”.
“Imagine you have a can of lukewarm soda”, said Wayne Park, president and chief executive of LG Electronics North America. “It takes 40 minutes to chill it, even in a freezer”. “This cuts it down to under five minutes”, Park said. “It’s perfect for a can of beer on a hot summer afternoon”. The Blast Chiller distributes cold air throughout the chiller compartment of the refrigerator using jet flow to quickly cool down room temperature cans or bottles.