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LG’s Advanced Refrigerators and Dishwashers Promote Hygiene in the Home

With homeowners striving to maintaining clean and healthy environments, increasing emphasis is being placed on the kitchen, as an area which requires attention.


With research indicating that kitchen fittings can often harbor and encourage bacterial growth, LG Electronics (LG) is designing its appliances with hygiene at their forefront, to provide homeowners with greater peace of mind.


Advanced Food Storage and Preservation with Hygiene Fresh+™

LG’s advanced refrigerators are embedded with Hygiene Fresh+™, a unique patented system designed to promote hygienic storage of food and keep it in optimal condition.



Hygiene Fresh+™ technology harnesses double filters with photocatalyst and UV LED to eliminate bacteria and fungi. A carbon filter and double deodorizers work to reduce acidic (rotten vegetable) and alkaline (fish-like smell) odors. To ensure a clean environment is maintained, LG’s refrigerators feature a fan which encourages air flow and also a separate air channel, delivering clean air to each shelf.


LG’s refrigerators with Hygiene Fresh+™ have been certified by total quality assurance provider Intertek to remove up to 99.999% of four typical bacteria strains that are found in domestic kitchens.


The Power of TrueSteam™ for Hygienically Safe Tableware

To ensure dishes are kept clean and free of bacteria, LG is utilizing the natural sanitary properties of steam. With the company’s advanced TrueSteam™ technology embedded into LG QuadWash dishwashers, pure steam particles are produced to clean and disinfect plates, utensils, glasses and cookware.



QuadWash dishwashers deploy hot steam particles from 100℃ boiling at both the top and bottom of the appliance’s interior to ensure maximum coverage and deliver more hygienic cleaning.


LG’s TrueSteam™ technology has been found to kill 99.9% of common household bacteria by the United States National Sanitation Foundation, while the Korea Testing and Research Institute also conducted tests, indicating that TrueSteam™ can kill up to 99.999% of E-coli, Salmonella and Listeria bacteria.


In terms of performance, dishwashers integrated with LG’s steam technology initiate powerful soaking to loosen tough, baked-on stains, before the main wash gets underway. Additionally, when compared with conventional dishwashers, LG Quadwash appliances with TrueSteam™ can reduce water spots by up to 30%.


With technologies ranging from Hygiene Fresh+™ to TrueSteam™ and more, LG is committed to helping consumers live healthier lives, while also benefiting from the convenience smart home technologies can provide.