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Sharp launches ‘dual swing door’ fridge freezer

Doors can be opened from the left or right

Sharp dual-swing door fridge-freezer

Sharp’s new SJWS36TS and SJWS3TBK fridge-freezers come with dual-swing doors, meaning they can be opened from either side.

Sharp has launched what it claims is a world’s first: fridge freezers with doors that can be opened from the left or the right.

The dual swing door means that the fridge freezer can be opened from either side, without the door having to be unbolted and re-hinged. The doors have hinges on both sides, meaning when the door is opened from one side the hinges automatically lock on the other.

Both the SJWS36TS and SJWS3TBK fridge-freezers have this feature. They’ll be available from March 2011 and cost £999 each.

Shopping for a new fridge freezer? Our fridge freezer buying guide video reveals insider tips on what to look for.

How do Sharp fridge freezers measure up?

Which? fridge-freezers expert Carole Shepherdson says: ‘At first glance this seems like a gimmick, but closer inspection reveals that these fridge freezers would work well in a line of cabinets – especially if there are two of you cooking dinner.’

Sharp is a relative newcomer to the world of fridge freezers, so we’ve only tested one of its models before – the Sharp SJF79PSSL – but we’ve got reviews for 164 other fridge freezers from leading brands such as Beko, Bosch and Hotpoint all covered. 

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