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“Active Quattro” from Bauknecht: the refrigerator as a stock manager


The bigger the better? The American credo is also taking root more and more in German and Austrian kitchens – and appliance manufacturers based here are heavily involved. So does Bauknecht. The new “Active Quattro” fridge-freezer from Bauknecht causes a sensation with almost 600 liters of usable capacity and can even use part of the freezer Turn into a refrigerator at the push of a button. Read how flexible the device is, why your fruit and vegetables stay fresh for up to 15 days longer and why even stubborn cheese flavors are eliminated.

Lockdown? The best time to finally get a large refrigerator.

Granted, it is these days quite frosty in Germany and Austria – and that means that the ambient temperatures are perhaps not the most pleasant to be over Refrigerators to speak. With a view to the global pandemic, which will keep us in suspense at least until the middle of the year, could the new cooling device “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht but become interesting for many families. Because: it’s time to stock up again.

Whether a certain supply of food or the rediscovered pleasure in cooking and baking: the demand for large refrigerators will also be enormous in 2021.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
Whether a certain supply of food or the rediscovered pleasure in cooking and baking: the demand for large refrigerators will also be enormous in 2021. (Photo: Bauknecht)

“Active Quattro” from Bauknecht: 591 l capacity for bulk purchases

Fabulous 591 liter capacity in the large version (and at least 554 liters in the “more compact” version) is offered by the monumental one Fridge-freezer combination “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht. That’s enough for up to 31 bags full of groceries, which can be clearly stowed in just one device, Bauknecht calculates for its customers.

The Stuttgart home appliance manufacturer has hit a nerve with this: it was already underway in summer 2020 the increased demand for maxi-fridges and in this country rather unusual “French door” models, ie double-leaf refrigerators with a corresponding volume, are noticeable. One reason for this is not just the increased presence at homethat comes with tight travel plans and canceled restaurant visits. It is also the recommendation to yourself to stockpile with groceries and dear a bulk purchase only once a week instead of exposing yourself to the viral load in the supermarket every day.

Depending on the model, the "Active Quattro" von Bauknecht bought several hundred liters.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
Depending on the model, the Bauknecht “Active Quattro” can hold several hundred liters of purchases. (Photo: Bauknecht)

Professional storage of all food supplies – the supply manager “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht

The term “hamster” made the rounds, and not entirely without good reason: Germans typically like to walk to make surein terms of food and furnishings. However, it is often difficult to live in your own four walls enough space for all food supplies to create – and this on top of that to store and cool properly.

Here the “Active Quattro“From Bauknecht on. Anyone who previously only knew the “Quattro” as an addition to the name of the all-wheel drive of a large German car manufacturer will immediately draw a parallel in the all-rounder “Active Quattro”. The device is not only similarly massivebut also masters every pace of the great cooling multiplication table. Bauknecht therefore describes him as a modern “supply manager”.

Looks like a regular fridge-freezer, but comes as a "Supply manager" traded: the "Active Quattro".  (Photo: Bauknecht)
Looks like a normal fridge-freezer, but is traded as a “stock manager”: the “Active Quattro”. (Photo: Bauknecht)

Our overview of the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht: space, freshness, flexibility

The designation “quattro”, Italian for the number 4, may be intended for the four large cooling and freezing chambers of the device. In fact, it also goes with them four main benefits of the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht, which, to put it simply, Space, freshness, design and flexibility are. The generous amount of space may be self-explanatory after the start of this article, but what about the other features? Let’s look at the version BQ9I M01L, which is one of two model variants equipped with the latest technology and has an additional ice cube compartment for the upscale household.

Even with the doors open for a long time, the model works to quickly restore the optimum temperature and humidity.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
Even with the doors open for a long time, the model works to quickly restore the optimum temperature and humidity. (Photo: Bauknecht)

Freshness

The figurehead of the Bauknecht “Active Quattro” refrigerator is next to his enormous size the so-called “Food Care System“, Which according to the company”Food fresh for up to 15 days longer“Holds. This is made possible by the interplay of modern cooling technology and different zones.

The “Triple Cool technology” based on three independent cooling systems – so three compressors in one device – at any time optimal temperature and humidity level in the fridge and freezer. This is particularly effective if only one side of the refrigerator has been opened and there is an increased exchange of cold and warm air.

A constant measurement inside the device is carried out by Bauknechts “Active Fresh Pro “technology: this measures and optimizes the temperature and humidity inside the refrigerator. The rapid cooling of the temperature, even when the refrigerator door is left open for a long time, ensures that the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht food Stow fresher and aromatic longer can.

By the way, you don’t have to worry because of the long storage time, what persistent smells or intense cheese flavors concerns: the function “Active Oxygen“Continues from time to time Active oxygen free to almost completely reduce odors and bacteria in the refrigerator.

With the "Fresh Zones" Bauknecht promises that even sensitive foods such as fruit and vegetables stay fresh up to 15 times longer.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
With the “Fresh Zones”, sensitive foods such as fruit and vegetables stay fresh up to 15 times longer, promises Bauknecht. (Photo: Bauknecht)

flexibility

The Bauknecht fridge-freezer combination “Active Quattro” also impresses its owner luxurious product features. The most exciting detail may be the “Convertible Zone“Which is the lower right compartment of the freezer in six different temperature zones divides. In this way, different foods can be stored at the best ambient temperature for them: in addition to the typical storage at -18 ° C degrees are for example the preliminary stages -12 ° C (ideal for ice cream or dessert) and -7 ° C (gentle defrosting) ready at the push of a button.

Even in the freezer of the "Active Quattro" from Bauknecht there are pull-out trays that allow access to all stored products.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
Even in the freezer of the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht there are pull-out shelves that allow access to all stored products. (Photo: Bauknecht)

Probably the most attractive function for buyers, however, is the cooling zone of the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht: it can be done in no time convert part of the freezer compartment into a refrigerator, which offers space for additional drinks, cakes and supplies – if the generous volume distribution in the cooling segment is not enough. The “Active Quattro” can then also function as a wine storage cabinet.

The "convertible zone" six different temperature settings can be made - and can be converted from freezer to refrigerator in no time at all.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
The “convertible zone” allows six different temperature settings to be made – and can be converted from a freezer to a refrigerator in no time at all. (Photo: Bauknecht)

An easy Touch display, which is integrated directly above the handle bar, guides the user intuitively through the various options for freezer cooling. Further user-friendly features hide inside the fridge-freezer: for example the “Pull Out” shelf or the “Easy Find Tray“As a pull-out shelf in the freezer, both of which offer quick access to the rear of the refrigerator. Or that Top LED light, which, as a central panel, illuminates the entire interior of the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht with glare-free LEDs. In a side door there is also a “Indoor ice dispenser“, Which is designed in such a narrow space that the storage area can still be used for storing milk, juices and eggs.

The discrete touch display of the "Active Quattro" from Bauknecht was integrated directly on the recessed grip.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
The discrete touch display of the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht was integrated directly into the recessed grip. (Photo: Bauknecht)

design

Glazed storage space, high-quality stainless steel rails and a matt polished, silver-gray front design make the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht one puristic eye-catcher in the modern kitchen area, which despite its almost monstrous breadth with a depth of 69.8 cm evenly blends into the overall picture.

The light stainless steel gray adapts puristically to modern living and kitchen spaces.  (Photo: Bauknecht)
The light stainless steel gray adapts puristically to modern living and kitchen spaces. (Photo: Bauknecht)

Conclusion on the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht: more technical than optical advantages

It remains exciting, like that German-speaking consumers the offer of so-called “Maxi fridges“, That is, gigantic fridge-freezers, assumes in everyday life. The trend towards open kitchens and living spaces has long since called on designers and manufacturers to hide the overly technical aspects of the kitchen – which inevitably include a refrigerator – fully integrated behind fronts and sliding doors.

A giant like the “Active Quattro” from Bauknecht will have to fit into the room as a free-standing model. But with all in recent years discovered an affinity for product design one thing may be more important to the German: sufficient supplies to have at home – and to store them professionally.

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