Although the refrigerator is a refrigerator, it has a "hot water dispenser" attached to the door. With it, you can use boiling water whenever you need it. According to the company, the refrigerator that can boil water is unprecedented and is the world's first feat.
The refrigerator's hot water dispenser comes with a water purifier, so you can always get clean water. In addition, it is possible to set four types of temperature according to drinks and dishes, and you can get hot water at the correct temperature every time with the push of a button. The preset water temperatures are 85 degrees for "Soup", 77 degrees for "TEA", 66 degrees for "Hot Cocoa", and 32 degrees for "Warm". It is also possible to customize the water temperature.
Even so, why did the refrigerator, which is a device for cooling things, have a function to boil water? The company's website says:
"From a cup of tea in the morning to a simple soup, the hot water dispenser that comes with our refrigerator makes it easier than ever to prepare food and drinks for a busy morning."
Apparently, this refrigerator was designed as a "breakfast-making platform" to reduce breakfast-making time.
But does anyone want this refrigerator?
I found a comment from an American user saying "I couldn't wait" on the company's website. A GE spokeswoman said, "As you pointed out, it took a long time to implement this feature, but it's finally here." Apparently there is a certain demand for this refrigerator in the United States.
The world's first groundbreaking refrigerator (or rather, a breakfast-making platform) costs $ 3,099. Expensive for a refrigerator! Unfortunately (?), It seems that it cannot be purchased from Japan.