A convertible bottom-drawer fridge from Haier

Haier's innovative convertible bottom-drawer fridge lets you go from freezer to fridge and back again with the touch of a button.

Abbi Perets
Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.
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We demand a lot from our appliances. They need to work hard, look great, meet changing need--and be energy efficient. It's all about flexibility, like the new 24.6-cubic-foot convertible bottom-drawer refrigerator from Haier.

Fridge or freezer? You decide, at least for the bottom drawer. Haier America

The easy-access water and ice dispenser lets you quench your thirst and serve guests without opening the fridge. Inside the doors (in stainless steel, virtual steel, black, or white) is an Energy Star-certified fridge that gives you total control over configuration and temperature. On the right side, you'll find a slide-out interior shelf with a fold-up wine rack, adjustable door bins with gallon storage, sealed humidity-controlled crispers, and a tall-bottle storage shelf.

On the left is a sealed freezer vault, large storage basket, ice cream shelf, frozen pizza shelf, interior glass-storage shelf, and multiple door bins for all your frozen goodies

But, the real innovation is the convertible bottom drawer that goes from freezer to fridge according to your needs--or whims. Stock it with all the extra frozen items you'll need to cook the big holiday meal. Then, when the big day arrives and all your food is cooked and ready to go, turn the entire freezer into extra fridge space with the touch of a button.

You can control the temperatures of each section individually, and use the express chill or express freeze buttons when you don't have time to waste. The fridge features a Sabbath mode, to disable the lights, and spill-proof glass shelves for easy cleanup.