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Give Me A Liberty Shelf Or Give Me Death

Thermador Liberty Shelf (Image courtesy Thermador)By Andrew Liszewski

Slapping an LCD on the door of a fridge so you can call it hi-tech and charge more money is kind of lame. If that’s all it really takes to upgrade something to hi-tech status then wait till you see my upgraded lawnmower, sofa or German Shepherd, they’re going to take the world by storm.

Thermador on the other hand has actually added something that is both hi-tech and actually useful to their Freedom Collection of refigerators. The Liberty Shelf as they call it is a motorized shelf that can be raised or lowered at the push of a button even when fully loaded with heavy bottles or containers. The idea is to make it easier to access items at the back of the fridge without having to first empty the contents of the shelf.

The Freedom Collection from Thermador runs about $3,500 to $4,300 depending on the specific size and model you choose.

[Thermador Freedom Collection with Liberty Shelf] VIA [Home Improvement Ideas]


5 responses to “Give Me A Liberty Shelf Or Give Me Death”

  1. GeekyMom says:

    $3,500 – $4,300?!? I’ll move the stuff on the shelf myself and save a couple grand, thank you very much!

  2. I have to admit, that is such an obvious invention that its brilliant!!

  3. LOL @ GeekyMom. I dunno. Over the ten years or whatever a refrigerator lasts, that’s a lot of moving of stuff. 10 seconds here… 10 seconds there. You could waste 1/14583th of your life rearranging the fridge! πŸ™‚

  4. Motorized Refrigerator Shelves…

    Thermador has added a motorized shelf to their refrigerators. The shelf can be lowered or raised at the touch of a button even when there is stuff on it. Sounds easier than the crank we have in our fridge……

  5. Firestorm says:

    @Lighting Chick:
    A refrigerator lasts 20 years or more. And digging to the back of a full one takes around 2 – 3 minutes, with the rearranging and all. Seems to me that if you got one of these when you’re around 40 or 45, you’ll really appreciate it when your back starts hurting and arthritis and everything else makes bending, standing, grasping, and lifting a real problem. Looks like it would also be quite handy for anyone who needs to use one of those little scooters to get around. I’d say it beats paying $3000 a month to have an aide come in and do a half-assed job of it for you (and rob you of all your stuff in the process).