Each "Luxury-Design Shelf" is a single tray made of curved glass. This makes them excellent at containing spills. Electrolux also claims you can pull them out and use them as serving trays at your next party.
Electrolux calls its crisper bins "Luxury-Close Drawers." You'll feel a little resistance about an inch or so before it's fully shut. Let go, and it'll softly finish shutting itself. That makes the things almost impossible to slam shut, but you'll need a little extra oomph to pull them open.
You'll also find a special "Soft Serve Drawer" that's designed to run a few degrees warmer than the rest of the freezer. That makes it an ideal spot for things like ice cream that you want to keep frozen, but not too frozen.
Let's move onto performance. Here are the average temperatures of each compartment from a 72-hour test at 37 degrees F. As you can see by all of that orange, things ran very warm throughout the majority of the fridge.
That bright green line at the top of that last graph was this shelf at the top of the right door. It's the hottest spot in the fridge by far, and that's by design -- it's a common place for butter. The problem is that Electrolux didn't make it a distinct butter bin with a lid. Instead, it's just another shelf, and one that looks like a tempting nesting spot for a carton of eggs. That's not good, given that the shelf averaged over 50 degrees in our test.
Overall, the freezer did a much better job than the fridge, holding steady temperatures and keeping defrosts down to five degrees or less. The Soft Serve Drawer worked well, too, keeping things consistent at a slightly warmer temperature.
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The Electrolux Wave-Touch fridge sells for $3,350, putting it squarely on the premium side of things. Does it offer enough to compete with the top models from its competitors? Check out our full review for the full verdict.