Whirlpool 20RI D4 Espresso (Image via Whirlpool)By Shane McGlaun

I have seen some weird convergence items before, but this side-by-side refrigerator makes a bit of sense. It is a bit odd to get something hot from a refrigerator, but aside from that putting an espresso maker into the door of a refrigerator is sort of cool.

The Whirlpool 20RI D4 Espresso should be available in January of 2008 at an unspecified price. The fridge is large with about 12 cubic feet of fridge storage and about 7.5 cubic feet of freezer space. You will need a large kitchen to use this refrigerator.

I prefer to get my caffeine intake in the form of soft drinks so I would have been more impressed if Whirlpool put a soft drink machine in the door. Still, adding a coffee maker makes more sense than putting a TV in the door like LG has done.

VIA [ Whirlpool ]


  1. Whirlpool is proud to present this modern and stylish stainless steel Fridge-Freezer. Its a Super premium 20 cubic feet side by side design with expresso maker. The 20RID4 espresso is graded A+ for energy and has a unique in door ice system aswell as the espresso maker. The 20RID4 espresso also comes with an internal water filter.Make this fantastic fridge-freezer the centre piece of your kitchen and have one of the most modern side by side refrigerators available for you to enjoy at your leisure.

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