Haier has brought many new appliances to the IFA 2018 trade show in Berlin one of which is the InstaSwitch Smart Freezer. As the name suggests, it’s a freezer that’s also capable of doubling as a fridge as and when required by the user. It’s a smart standalone freezer that can be used as a fridge as well. Customers thus get the best of both worlds with this appliance

This upright, single-door freezer has built-in Wi-Fi. Customers can connect to it using the mobile apps on Android and iOS. They will then be able to check its status remotely, receive alerts for when the power goes out or if the door is left open.

The key feature here is the ability to switch to fridge mode. The entire freezer can be transformed into a fridge with one tap and can then be used to store fresh good instead of frozen products. The FresherZone drawer will deliver the warmest temperature of up to 4 degrees C in fridge mode while it turns into a blast chiller in freezer mode with temperatures as low as -26 degrees C.

Haier will initially be releasing the InstaSwitch Smart Freezer in Europe. This functionality may also arrive in the models that it ships in the United States but it’s unclear at this point in time when the company might be planning to do that.

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