The new Amana® Messenger™ side-by-side refrigerator has smart electronic technology enabling various convenience features. This includes a digital voice messaging system allowing users to leave spoken messages for other household members at the touch of a button.
The electronics also monitor and alert users to refrigerator functions, such as the need to change the water or air filter. The unit can alert the user when there is a power outage - and how long it lasts. It will also tell the user if the refrigerator doors have accidentally been left open.
The refrigerator has a new FrontFill dual dispense system, an up-front water dispenser designed to easily fill sports bottles, pitchers, or other large containers. Amana says it fills them more than 40-percent faster than most competitive brands, and says it is the only dispenser currently offered that can simultaneously dispense ice and water.
The refrigerator's SideGlide™ shelves are designed for versatility, moving - up, down, over, or completely out, allowing the refrigerator to accommodate items of different shapes and sizes.
Clear, tilt-out door buckets are designed to provide quick access and more gallon door storage. They have new grip pads to keep items from sliding.
Spillsaver™ glass shelves are designed with sealed and raised edges to contain messy spills.
The Clean 'n clear® water filter has a new retractable design that stays out of sight, but is said to be easy to access when a replacement filter is needed.
The Temperature Controlled Beverage Chiller™ and MiniChiller™ compartments keep milk, juice, or other beverages up to five degrees cooler than the rest of the refrigerator for better taste and longer freshness.
The Temp-Assure® temperature control system makes use of two temperature sensors - one in the freezer and one in the fresh food section.
Amana offers the 26-cubic foot Messenger refrigerator in the U.S. at a suggested retail price of U.S. $1,849 in white, black, and bisque. A stainless steel version is $2,149.
An Energy Star® model is $1,899 in white, black and bisque, with the stainless steel version retailing for $2,199.