More multi-tasking appliance offerings, like this refrigerator/freezer/wine captain combo, will continue to surge in 2012. Recent multi-taskers released in 2011 have included a built-in fridge with a convertible fridge/freezer drawer, a countertop microwave/steam oven/grill and pro-style range with steam oven. Expect to see more unique and useful combos in 2012.This is due in part to a value consciousness by homeowners. Interestingly, it's also due to two conflicting trends: One, the average home is shrinking in size compared to the boom-time McMansions and two, the larger, more affluent homes tend to have large, open "show" kitchens and smaller back "prep" or "caterer's" kitchens. Multi-taskers come in handy for both.