EXHIBITOR NEWS

Perlick’s eye catching new 30-inch full-size refrigerator puts luxury first

Dec 21, 2019

Four separate micro-zones give homeowners chef-inspired refrigeration in
the comfort of their own homes

MILWAUKEE  – Why do fine grocers store and
display fresh ingredients like meats, seafood and produce separately at
different temperatures and conditions? It’s because leafy greens need cool,
humid conditions to stay crisp, while halibut requires storage in a cold, dry
place. Perlick brings that same concept to the luxury home refrigerator, in a revolutionary
new 30-inch wide column design.

An expansion of its existing line
of full-size refrigerators, freezers and wine reserves introduced in 2018, the 30”Perlick Collection Column Refrigerator features QuatroCool™, an industry
exclusive preservation system that offers four micro zones. These high-tech
zones allow consumers to independently control temperature, humidity and air
quality to accommodate a variety of foods. Unmatched preservation is possible
with the following capabilities: electronically monitored real humidity, a dual-chamber
air filtration system and the ability to maintain temperatures within one-degree
Fahrenheit of set point.

Proven History of High-End Commercial Performance

The new column refrigerator leverages Perlick’s 102-year
history of serving the refrigeration needs of the high-end restaurant and
hospitality industry and brings the rigorous standards of the commercial
kitchen to the home kitchen.

“Perlick has spent a century designing, engineering
and manufacturing front-of-house wine reserves for fine bars, restaurants and
large venues around the world,” said Jeff Wimberly, Perlick Vice President, Residential
Sales. “When designing the 30-inch refrigerator we used that knowledge to
ensure home chefs could store their fresh ingredients with the same care and
precision as prized wine collections.”

Proprietary Preservation System

Perlick’s state-of-the-art QuatroCool™ technology
offers never-before seen preservation performance. The refrigerator is divided
into four separate zones, with the most impressive being the company’s innovative
tip-out produce bin. Unlike a traditional crisper drawer that relies on
decades-old methods of controlling humidity, Perlick electronically monitors
the humidity of the produce bin. As produce ages and loses water content, the unit
has the intelligence to push moisture back into the compartment to maintain the
humidity necessary to prolong the lifespan of leafy greens and other wilt-prone
produce.

In addition to humidity control, the produce compartment features an
innovative dual filtration system. A carbon filter removes odors from the air,
while an ethylene filter scrubs air of harmful ethylene gas, which accelerates
the ripening process of certain delicate vegetables.

“Perlick’s customers expect perfection,” said Wimberly.
“They also appreciate the subtle nuances required for storing fine ingredients in
ideal conditions to ensure peak freshness.”

The unit’s PerlIQ™ touch-screen
control features a sleek, black design that disappears into the
backdrop until it’s awoken with a touch. Users can easily customize temperature
preferences with the touch of a button or access smart temperature settings for
deli items, meat, fish and fresh produce, maintaining optimal storage environments
for specific ingredients.


Sleek, Stylish Aesthetic

The new 30-inch column refrigerator isn’t solely
about function; it’s also about beauty. The commercial-grade stainless steel
and glass construction results in non-porous and easier-to-clean surfaces
compared to standard refrigerators made of plastic. What’s more, the unit
features Perlick’s signature stainless steel for the upper half of the interior
and slate-black stainless steel for the lower half. The dual finishes were
chosen for a very specific reason; when the stunning LED interior lighting
floods the unit, it enhances the bright colors of fresh food — and with a dark backdrop
the brilliance of the food can be appreciated even more.

Because Perlick column refrigeration is designed for both the
preservation and display of fine foods, the company tested countless shades of
white light to find the perfect shade that presents all foods at their best.
Neutral with a hint of warmth, the carefully selected hue makes the vivid
colors of fresh produce and rich tones of charcuterie shine, while ensuring
product labels are easy to read. The overall design of the interior was inspired
by the refrigerated cases of fine delicatessens and boucheries, resulting in
large glass windows and generous capacity. A slide-in marinating pan and
two-tiered deli display make the most of the unit’s 16.6 cubic feet of storage
capacity. 

Energy Efficient, Eco-Friendly Design

Not
only is the 30-inch column fridge bigger and bolder, it is eco-friendly too. With
the use of R600a refrigerant, it is up to 30 percent more efficient than
systems using R-134a. The R600a refrigerant has low environmental impact, is
non-toxic and is up to 99 percent more environmentally friendly than typical
134a systems. In addition, R600a has zero ozone depletion potential, which is
why it will be the new EPA mandated standard starting in 2020.


Easier, Faster Serviceability

Using
its expertise in the commercial refrigeration market where product downtime is
unacceptably costly, Perlick designed its luxury refrigerators to be serviced
significantly faster and easier than conventional residential units.

“In
the unlikely event that a refrigeration problem occurs, Perlick’s refrigeration
deck is simply removed and replaced in just minutes,” said Wimberly. This is an
industry exclusive that eliminates the need to uninstall the unit or make other
more intrusive repairs on the job.”

Perlick’s 30-inch
column refrigerator is available for immediate order. To find a Perlick dealer
or to learn more about the company’s new full-size appliance collection,
including column refrigerators, freezers and wine reserves, visit perlickcollection.com.

ABOUT PERLICK CORPORATION®

Family owned since 1917, Perlick
Corporation is a national manufacturing leader
in customizable food and beverage storage and serving solutions. Perlick’s commercial
line includes custom bar and beverage and refrigeration equipment,
innovative underbar items, industry-leading beverage dispensing equipment and
time-tested brewery fittings. The company’s award-winning, luxury residential
product line features indoor and outdoor undercounter refrigerators, wine
reserves, freezers, freezer and refrigerator drawers, ice makers, and beer
dispensers. In 2018, the company brought its history of innovation to the
full-size appliance category with the introduction of column refrigerators,
freezers and wine reserves. A Milwaukee-based manufacturer, Perlick is
dedicated to providing precision-engineered, quality, customizable food and
beverage storage and serving solutions. To learn more, visit www.perlick.com or call 800-558-5592.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Heather Shannon

(414) 760-5041

heather.shannon@perlick.com

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