Samsung and SodaStream reveal refrigerator with sparkling water dispenser
Refrigerators have gotten some handy upgrades in recent years, with everything from Wi-Fi enabled touchscreens to blast chillers for quickly cooling a beer. Now, Samsung has partnered with SodaStream to introduce the RF31FMESBSR Four-Door Refrigerator, which comes with a built-in sparkling water dispenser for making homemade soda.
SodaStream is known mainly for producing home devices for carbonating beverages, which it markets as a way to save space and money on store-bought soda. For the RF31FMESBSR Four-Door Refrigerator, the company incorporated similar technology into the water and ice dispenser on the door.
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Users can choose between three levels of carbonation and have sparkling water poured right into their cup, which can then be flavored if they prefer. A standard SodaStream 60L CO2 cylinder hidden inside the door provides the fizziness and can easily be replaced once it's empty. Additionally, the 30.5 cubic-foot (about 0.9 cubic-meter) fridge is equipped with high-efficiency LED lights to brighten every area inside, and an ice maker that can produce up to 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of ice a day.
The Samsung RF31FMESBSR Four-Door Refrigerator will be available in April at a price of US$3,899.