Thermador innovations often land us ahead of the pack in the American kitchen, but sometimes being No. 1 isn’t enough — in the case of our new refrigerator line, we’re actually Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

Thermador originally introduced the built-in modular refrigeration concept. Now, the fresh food and freezer columns, wine columns and bottom-freezer refrigerators that make up our 2012 Freedom® Collection include three new stars that have swept the Top 3 spots in new rankings released by a leading independent testing agency.

Part of the largest built-in column refrigeration portfolio in the world, these three refrigerators are tops in their class: In order of their ranking:

1)      Freedom Bottom Freezer—the 36-inch French Door models

2)      Freedom French Door—36-inch models

3)      Side-by-Side Ice and Water Dispenser—42-inch units

With improvements such as full extension drawers and racks, and 3-D panel adjustability for ultra-flush installation, nothing beats the Thermador Freedom Collection in terms of innovation, performance and design.

In all, we made more than 100 innovations and technical improvements to our 2012 Freedom Collection, making it our best refrigeration lineup to date.

And it looks like the critics agree.