Miele announces its first refrigerator line for the North American market. The Miele Mastercool refrigerator will officially launch April 2008 with a sneak preview at the International Builders' Show in Orlando, FL, in February and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago, in April.
The MasterCool line, which will also include freezers and wine coolers, are based on a modular design concept allowing for limitless combinations and location flexibility when designing a kitchen environment. Three types of installation are available: Framed Stainless – a standard stainless design that remains a popular, classic look right out of the box; 2) Framed – allows models to be installed proud flush of the surrounding cabinetry and provides a frame for custom cabinet panels; and 3) Fully Integrated – frameless, solution where the refrigerator disappears into the cabinetry surrounding it. A bottom mounted ventilation system integrates/disappears fully as well.
In the introductory phase, the modular components for the refrigerator and freezer will come in classic 18, 30, and 36-in width dimensions and the wine cooler in a 24-in width. By combining refrigerator/freezer components, MasterCool appliances will easily nest inside the typical niches of 48, 54, 60, 66, and 72-in wide, depending on the products selected. An in-door water/ice dispenser is available on the 18-in freezer tower while ice makers are standard in all other freezer compartments (including freezer columns and bottom mount freezer.)
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