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Do you know what we mean when we talk about a combination fridge-freezer? At Liebherr we differentiate between the two types of fridge-freezer appliance: there are automatic fridge-freezers and there are combination fridge-freezers. Here is how a combination appliance works.

Today we’ll be looking at fridge-freezers, and specifically here, at combination fridge-freezers. Basically a fridge-freezer, as the name suggests, is an appliance with a both refrigeration compartment and a freezer compartment. The majority of fridge-freezers are bottom freezers, having the freezer compartment below the refrigerator compartment, in the lower half of the appliance (except, of course, for our top freezers, where the freezer compartment is above the refrigerator compartment!).

Fridge-freezer combinations feature separate temperature regulation in the refrigeration and freezer compartments, so that there are two independent temperature zones. This means that you can individually set temperatures in each compartment, and that there is no “temperature-linking” between the refrigeration and freezer compartments. One advantage of this set-up is that you can turn off the refrigerator when you go away on holiday, and leave the freezer compartment switched on. Our combination technology is possible thanks to the use of a highly modern compressor that is fitted with a solenoid valve. In the past, combinations always required two compressors, but now, Liebherr has switched over to a single compressor design (except for models: CBNPes 5167 and CBNes 6256). Our appliances are significantly more energy efficient than those using two compressors.

Liebherr’s fridge-freezer combinations are available as either Comfort models or as high spec Premium versions. You can choose from different configurations:

• Refrigerator + freezer compartment (with or without NoFrost)
• Refrigerator + BioFresh + freezer compartment (with or without NoFrost)

Liebherr fridge-freezer combinations are extremely energy efficient: with a designated energy efficiency class of either A++ or A+++, (the highest efficiency class to date). On top of this, Liebherr also offers two fridge-freezer combinations (the CBP 4043 and CBPesf 4043 in white and stainless steel versions), which are an incredible 20% more economical than the current highest energy efficiency class, A+++.

Top refrigeration performance whatever the climatic conditions
Our fridge-freezer combinations are aligned to the SN-T climate classes. This essentially means that they are suitable for operation in ambient temperatures ranging from +10° C +43° C. These appliances can therefore be used all over the world, in all kinds of climatic conditions, and still deliver highly energy efficient performance.

One further thing about Liebherr combination appliances: the refrigeration and freezer compartments each have their own separate evaporators, which prevents any drying out of foods stored in the refrigerator compartment, because cold air is not diverted from the freezer into the refrigerator. Moreover, this also prevents any odours being transferred from foods in the refrigerator into the freezer. And, when it comes to design, Liebherr combinations have plenty to offer: they are available in either a stylish BlackSteel finish, with a stainless steel front (painted side panels) or as a complete stainless steel appliance. There are also GlassEdition models with black or white glass fronts, and stainless steel or classic white side panels.

No matter which Liebherr fridge-freezer combination you choose, one thing is for sure: you will have made a sound choice, and the right choice!

You can find out more at Automatic appliances from Liebherr.

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