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Monday, 14 July 2008

Liebherr Refrigeration - a Family Business

The Liebherr Group started as one family business and it was established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. His first success was the tower crane for construction, which was easy to assemble and affordable. After this, his company really took off and Hans branched out into mining and digging equipment and also into domestic appliances.
Today Liebherr is one of the world's leading suppliers of technically innovative domestic appliances, including Liebherr Refrigeration. Its headquarters are in Biberach an der Riss, Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Over the years the family business has grown into what is today a group of companies, employing a workforce of approx. 26,000 in more than 100 companies across the globe.
The quality of Liebherr Refrigeration was further acknowledged last year when the "Better Living" initiative and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology awarded Liebherr the "Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2007" prize in August.
In the large electrical appliances/refrigerators category, two Liebherr appliances took first and second places. A Liebherr built-in combined fridge-freezer with BioFresh and NoFrost technology received the first prize. The second prize in this category went to a Liebherr built-in combined fridge-freezer featuring BioFresh technology.
BioFresh extends the storage life of all foods, meaning less wasted food... and money. Also, biofresh technology uses only the natural gases of ozone and ethylene. All of this makes cooling and freezing easy and ethical.
If you have had your fridge-freezer for a while, you will probably have to defrost your freezer compartment at least twice a year. But because Liebherr often uses the innovative NoFrost technology, there is no longer any need to defrost.
Liebherr's CBNes range comes with both of these features and the refrigerator at the top of this range is the CBNes 5067, which combines technology with style and practicality.
Not only does it include BioFresh and NoFrost technology, it also gets an A for energy efficiency, which means that you save money and the environment. This Liebherr fridge-freezer is neatly separated up with a place for everything from a butter and cheese compartment to an exotic fruit compartment, making it one of the most easily organisable Leibherr fridges available.
This Liebherr fridge is definitely not small, measuring two metres in height, 75cm in width and 63cm in depth, making this freestanding refrigerator perfect for larger families.
You can also keep your CBNes 5067 safe from prying hands with its child proof function. This range includes dozens of little features to make your life in the kitchen that little bit easier. It even has that all important bottle rack and a permanently plumbed in ice maker.
This model is available in: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Great Britain
The Liebherr Group's current holding company is Liebherr-International AG in Bulle, Switzerland. It is owned solely by members of the Liebherr family. Willi and Isolde Liebherr are the current-generation family owners who were listed among the billionaires of 2005. Liebherr has locations in many countries, including Germany, Britain, Ireland, and the United States.

Liebherr Introduces New Models in US

Appliance maker Liebherr will introduce its first 36-inch refrigeration unit for the U.S. market at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in April.The 2062 series, a French-door, Energy Star-rated platform, will be available in freestanding, fully-integrated, and stainless integrated designs, and is expected to begin shipping in May. Features include a dual refrigeration system with separate variable speed compressors for the refrigerator and the freezer compartments; double freezer drawers on telescopic rails; new LED light columns and enhanced vegetable drawer and freezer drawer LED illumination; advanced water filtration; an increased capacity icemaker that can produce 3.5 pounds of ice in 24 hours and store up to 7 pounds of cubes; an enhanced power cooling system for improved chilling performance; and new 6mm-thick glass shelving that holds up to 180 pounds
The new 2062 series of 36” refrigerators from Liebherr comes in stylish French doors allowing for better clearance than side-swing doors, a dual refrigeration system with separate variable speed compressors for the refrigerator and the freezer, double freezer drawers, new LED light columns and enhanced vegetable drawer and freezer drawer LED illumination.
Liebherr’s programme of domestic appliances is noted for its brilliant concept, modern design and well-planned solutions for optimum user convenience. It includes table-top, free-standing and combined refrigerators and freezers, freezer chests, food storage and drink cooling refrigerators, wine cooling and wine-temperature control cabinets as well as refrigerators and freezers for commercial use.
Liebherr wine storage cabinets are ideal for storing wines for long periods of time to allow them to mature to perfection. With a constant supply of fresh air via activated charcoal filters and re-circulated air cooling, these appliances guarantee consistently high air quality during the maturing process. Specially developed compressors ensure that the wines are stored undisturbed.
Liebherr offers a comprehensive range of professional appliances for commercial use, with a combination of high refrigerating capacity, high quality workmanship and fittings tailor-made for commercial needs means that they fulfill the highest professional standards.
The Liebherr fridge freezers family business was established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The great success of his first mobile, easy-to-assemble and affordable tower crane was the foundation on which the company flourished. Today Liebherr is not only one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery but is also an acknowledged supplier of technically innovative user-oriented products and services in numerous other fields. Over the years the family business has grown into what is today a group of companies, employing a workforce of approx. 26,000 in more than 100 companies on all continents.
The decentrally organized Liebherr Group is divided into company units of manageable size, operating independently. This is to ensure proximity to the customer and the ability to respond flexibly to market signals in global competition. Operative management of the production and sales companies for the individual product segments is in the hands of divisional control companies. The Liebherr Group’s holding company is Liebherr-International AG in Bulle, Switzerland, which is entirely owned by members of the Liebherr family. The family business is already in the hands of the second generation and is jointly managed by Isolde Liebherr and Willi Liebherr.

Liebherr Stainless Steel Refrigeration - for Any Modern Kitchen

Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials for domestic appliances today as it is so versatile and looks great in any modern kitchen. Stainless steel is also easy to clean and is durable, saving you time and lasting that little bit longer.
Liebherr stainless steel fridges and freezers are amongst the best examples of the metal being used in domestic appliances and combine modern, contemporary designs with clever technological features designed to make food storage easy and convenient for you.
Within the Liebherr stainless steel range is a vast selection of fridges, freezers and fridge- freezers in a variety of integration types, including in column fridge-freezers, built under fridge- freezers and freestanding models.
Prices range from about £400 to around £3000 and come in a great many sizes and styles so that you can find the perfect Liebherr stainless steel appliance to fit into your kitchen and your lifestyle.
But even at the lower end of the price scale, Liebherr do not fail to impress with the CTPsef 2031 model, which is a free standing fridge- freezer that you can definitely get your money's worth from. This perfectly designed Liebherr stainless steel appliance has an energy efficiency rating A+, which can only be a good thing in a world that places such high emphasis on energy efficient products from both a financial and environmental point of view.
In this Liebherr stainless steel fridge- freezer the spacious 4 star freezer compartment is at the top of the unit with a large refrigerator beneath it. This appliance, along with other Liebherr stainless steel fridge- freezers in the top- freezer range, has lots of space for fresh food, safe long-term storage and is easy to use.
If we take a look at the other end of the price spectrum, at just below the £3000 mark, the side- by- side Liebherr stainless steel SBSes 7155 fridge-freezer encompasses everything you would ever need from a freestanding fridge- freezer, including masses of storage space, Biofresh technology to keep your food good and fresh for up to three times as long as an ordinary fridge and this range of Liebherr stainless steel appliances also has an excellent energy efficiency rating of between A and A+ depending on the model you choose.
As well as the basics, this Liebherr stainless steel appliance includes some luxury features such as the integral ice maker and a compartment dedicated to storing wine.
However, if the SBSes 7155 does not have enough space for all of your wine, there are also a number of wine cabinets available in Liebherr stainless steel. They come in a number of different sizes and can hold between 40 and 231 75cl bottles of Bordeaux depending upon the range and model you choose.
Each of the Liebherr stainless steel wine coolers has an adjustable temperature function and if you want to store different types of wine together, the multi- temperature wine cabinets are also available in Liebherr stainless steel and allow you to set different temperatures in each of up to six wine storage compartments within the cabinet.

Liebherr Chest Freezers

The luxury of freezing allows households to buy larger amounts of foods in bulk that do not have to be rushed to be eaten by the sell by date and can instead be eaten at leisure. The bulk purchase provides cost savings, but more importantly, ice-cream can be kept in them and other foods that would not be able to be stored without a freezer. Before freezers were available, ice-cream could previously only be enjoyed by travelling long distances to where the product was made fresh and had to be eaten on the spot. Now it can be enjoyed at any time. Ice on-demand not only adds to the enjoyment of cold drinks, but is useful in first-aid applications and cold packs can be kept frozen for picnics or in case of an emergency.
Most domestic appliance manufacturers provide chest freezers, but if it is specifically a Liebherr chest freezer that you are after, there are a few to choose from. All of the Liebherr chest freezers have an energy efficiency class of A+, to save money and keep tabs on your carbon footprint and only consume from 215.4 kWh to 408 kWh in 365 days. With environmental issues being so prevalent in the news these days and the rising cost of fuel affecting the price of everything, energy is not something that is used lightly or inexpensively, so it is always best to try and stay as energy efficient as possible.
Liebherr chest freezers are available in a range of sizes to suit the space that is available in your kitchen. The GTL4905 model is a commercial chest freezer, is available in white only and has a gross capacity of 485 litres.It features a static cooling system and needs to be manually defrosted, but all of Liebherr’s energy saving chest freezers are fitted with the StopFrost system, which reduces frosting in the interior of the chest freezer and on the frozen food. This means that the freezer will need defrosting much less often. It also means that the freezer will open effortlessly every time, because the vacuum in the chest is also controlled by the StopFrost system. This model also has a mechanic control system, an external analogue temperature display and a temperature range of -14 degrees Celsius to -26 degrees Celsius.
The domestic Liebherr chest freezers that are available are obviously far smaller in height and width than the commercial freezers and also have a smaller capacity, but they still come with the StopFrost system that makes defrosting and general use of the freezer more convenient. The domestic chest freezers have a maximum capacity ranging from 199 to 572 litres depending upon the model choice. They are available in heights between 153.8cm and 166.5cm and widths between 83.7cm to 164.7cm. The smallest of the Liebherr Chest Freezers is the GTS 2112 which has a mechanic control system and an optical malfunction warning signal.
Liebherr chest freezers are available all over Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Great Britain.
Liebherr Chest Freezer

A Review of Liebherr Wine Cabinets and Fridge Units

Liebherr offer several types of wine fridge cabinets for you to choose from, all with the unique features and the high quality that we have come to expect from a Liebherr aplliance.
Multi-temperature Liebherr wine fridge cabinets are great if you have a lot of different types of wine that need to be stored at different temperatures. With the multi- temperature Liebherr wine fridge cabinets, you can store different types of wine in the same cabinet, making wine storage convenient and easy for you.
The multi- temperature Liebherr wine fridge cabinet layers the temperatures by using an innovative climate control system in the six different temperature zones within the cabinet. This means that you can keep your red wine in the upper zone at a temperature of 18ºC and your sparkling wine or champagne, which needs a lower storage temperature, in the lower zone of the cabinet, which is set at a cooler 5ºC.
You can store between 173 and 182 75cl bottle of Bordeaux in the multi- temperature Liebherr wine fridge cabinet, so start stocking up. These wine cabinets are perfect for any wine-loving household or business.
The storage selection of Liebherr wine fridge cabinets are ideal for storing wines over a long period of time to allow your favourite wines to mature to perfection. Liebherr's wine storage cabinets have only one temperature zone, but this can be adjusted between 5ºC and 20ºC according to your own requirements.
A constant supply of fresh air via activated charcoal filters and re-circulated air cooling, means that this type of Liebherr wine fridge cabinet guarantees consistently high air quality during the maturing process. Liebherr, who are famous for their innovative technological features across all of their appliances, have also developed compressors especially to ensure that your wines can be stored without disturbance.
There are two ranges available within the Liebherr wine fridge cabinet selection: Vinthek and Grand Cru. There are several sizes of cabinet available within these two ranges, with capacities ranging from 133 litres to 545 litres and storing up to 231 75cl bottles of Bordeaux.
But your choice may be made for you if you are living in a family home as only one of the single temperature Liebherr wine fridge cabinets comes with childproofing and that is the WKUes 1753 Grand Cru, which also comes with a warning signal when the door is opened, so you with this Liebherr wine fridge cabinet, you will be able to keep prying hands at bay.
The Vinidor range of Liebherr wine fridge cabinets is described by Liebherr as 'Innovative, exclusive and versatile.' And that is exactly what they are.
Wine cabinets within the Vinidor range have two or three wine compartments depending on the model you choose. And you can set the temperature in each compartment independently of one another. The Vindor range of Liebherr wine fridge cabinets can be set in the temperature range of 5 °C and 20 °C to exactly the degree that you require in each of the compartments.
There is the useful option of child proofing available in this range as well as in the Grand Cru, but it depends on which model you opt for.

Liebherr Side by Side Fridge Freezer Review

The Liebherr side-by-side combination uses only the very highest quality in every single detail from the shelves to the door handle. They have a great deal of space to keep plenty of food for the whole family. The Liebherr side- by- side range is available as an upright appliance or as a built in combination.
Every single one of the Liebherr side- by- side upright appliances has an energy efficiency rating A+ meaning that your fridge freezer is consuming less energy per year than if you were using a less energy efficient model. You will definitely notice the difference in your energy bill if you are switching to the Liebherr side- by- side range from an older model.

Saving money on your energy bills means that you will have more money to spend on food for all the family to put in your new fridge freezer. And you could even cut a weekly shop down to a monthly shop with the upright range of Liebherr side- by- side fridge freezers because with a maximum capacity of 661 litres depending on which model you go for, you are unlikely to run out of space.
All of the Liebherr side- by- side fridge freezers come with NoFrost technology, which means that you will hardly ever have to defrost your freezer and if you are doing a monthly shop now instead of a weekly one, do not worry about your food going off because Biofresh technology is available in most of the models and will help all kinds of food, including fruit and vegetables, stay fresher for longer.
The Liebherr side-by-side built-in combinations are a breath of fresh air and look great in any modern kitchen, making for true ease of planning.
The built-in Liebherr side- by- side range, like the upright models, is also available with NoFrost and Biofresh technology, depending on which model you choose and all the models available with in the Liebherr side- by- side built- in range come with soft stop. This involves integrated cushions in the door, which allow the door to be closed gently every time. Even if it is your children slamming the door, the soft stop will cushion the blow.
The Liebherr side- by- side fridge freezer is definitely a family appliance, with high quality details and child- friendly features keeping you and your family safe and with full stomachs.
All of Liebherr's domestic appliances are noted for their brilliant concept, modern design and well-planned solutions and technology to make life in the kitchen a little bit easier for you. Liebherr has many ranges of domestic appliances, including table-top, free-standing and combined refrigerators and freezers, freezer chests, food storage and drink cooling refrigerators, wine cooling and wine-temperature control cabinets as well as Liebherr side- by- side and refrigerators and freezers for commercial use.
7,000 domestic appliances such as fridges and freezers leave Liebherr's various international production plants. And throughout Europe and the world, a domestic appliance from Liebherr is a symobol of innovative technology and quality.

Liebherr Vinothek - Your Very Own Wine Library

The German word 'Vinothek' derives from the Italian word 'Enoteca', meaning 'wine library.' The term 'wine library' is used to describe a special type of local or regional wine shop which originated in Italy, but which has also spread to some other European countries such as Austria through the German word 'Vinothek'.
The reason these very special kinds of wine shops were named after "wine libraries" was that they were meant to be a way for people to learn about local wines by tasting smll quantities of them, rather than as regular places to sell and distribute larger quantities of these wines as is a wine bar.
The Liebherr Vinothek range of wine coolers certainly lives up to its name as it allows you to create your very own unique 'wine library' in your own home. If you enjoy a selection of different wines, the multi- temperature wine coolers are the perfect appliance to store all your wines at their optimum temperatures. There are two Liebherr Vinothek wine coolers available within the multi- temperature selection. These are the WT 4126 Vinothek and the WT4127 Vinothek and they come with a capacity of 386 litres and 394 litres respectively and can store up to 182 75cl bottles of Bordeaux wine.
Each of these Liebherr Vinotheks has six different temperature zones so you will have no trouble keeping your smooth, dark reds at their best temperature as well as your crisp, refreshing whites, your sparkling wines and for celebrations, your Champagnes. You can set the temperature in each of these areas independently from one another from 5°C to 20°C.
But if your palate is more accustomed to just one type of wine you may want to try the single- temperature Liebherr Vinothek range. There are several Liebherr Vinotheks options available to you from this selection. They come in a variety of sizes from just less than 90cm in height to just over 170 cm. The Liebherr Vinotheks in this selection only have one temperature zone but the temperature is still fully adjustable from 5°C to 20°C as in the multi- temperature Liebherr Vinotheks.
You can store as many as 68 to 231 bottles of your favourite red or white wine in the Liebherr Vinothek wine storage cabinets so whether for home use or for use in a restaurant, Liebherr Vinothek covers all bases and makes sure that you will never run out of space to store those great wines.
The Liebherr group started as just one small company but now supplies its products to countries all over the world. Its domestic appliances have won awards for their technological approach to convenience and efficiency and the Liebherr Vinothek range of wine storage cabinets is a vital asset for all self respecting wine connoisseurs.
All models from Liebherr have a 2 years parts and labour guarantee.
The Liebherr Vinothek is available in: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belgium, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Georgian Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kirghizia , Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Great Britain, Uzbekistan.

Liebherr Biofresh- Fresher Food for Longer

The reason why it is so important to eat five pieces of fruit and vegetables every day is because of the vitamins that they contain. Vitamin C can be found in most fruits and some vegetables and helps to improve the immune system. But the same piece of fruit can contain different amounts of these essential vitamins at different times within its life cycle. If the fruit is not yet ripe, it will have fewer vitamins. The same applies for if the fruit is allowed to go past that optimum ripeness- it begins to lose vitamins.
Sadly, fresh food can go off very quickly. Not only does it lose the essential vitamins and nutrients that we need as part of our healthy diet, but it does not taste as good and is not as crunchy. Liebherr BioFresh technology slows down the sprouting process and keeps food fresh and crunchy for three times as long.
There are several reasons why fruit and vegetables lose their vitamins. If you store fresh food for too long the vitamin levels will start to drop. When you are cooking, if you keep the fresh food hot for too long, the vitamin levels will begin to drop within just a few minutes.
Biofresh technology has been used mainly by potato growers as a way to extend the life of their crop. The technology uses natural gas to slow down the sprouting process, which is the main cause of potato spoilage. Liebherr Biofresh appliances use the same idea and cut out the need to store fruit and vegetables in a cool dark cupboard. The technology is cost effective and environmentally friendly.
The Liebherr BioFresh drawers, which are found in a range of Liebherr's domestic refrigerators, provide the perfect climate for keeping food fresher for longer. The temperature is maintained at just above 0°C. Fruit, vegetables, meat and fish have an optimum humidity level to retain their freshness. Liebherr Biofresh fridges supply fresh food with the environment that they need to stay fresh for up to three times longer than an average fridge compartment.
Heat and light can destroy vitamins in fresh food and it is important that they are stored at the right temperature. Freezing slows down the rate at which fresh food loses vitamins, but can be quite inconvenient if every time someone fancies a piece of fruit, they have to defrost it.
Different kinds of food need to be stored in different conditions in order to keep them fresh. Liebherr BioFresh refrigerators offer low humidity DrySafe sections, which are ideal for storing meat, fish and dairy products, but the fruit and vegetables are best kept at a high humidity in the HydroSafe sections.
Liebherr Biofresh models range in price from around £650 up to £2,250, depending upon where you buy from. The fridge- freezers are available as an upright or built- in appliance and all have an energy efficiency rating of either A or A+. The built- in appliances also come with the softstop feature, which cushions the slamming of the fridge door and makes it more child and teenager- resilient.

Thursday, 10 July 2008


I have been a big fan of Liebherr products for many years. Not only do they make reliable models but I like the way they looked in my previous kitchen.

I used to have a side by side and am considering getting another, as despite the price they are well worth the money.

If you have owned, or currently own a Liebherr fridge or freezer then please give me your comments.