A refrigerator is probably one of the first appliances you will buy when it comes to your home. Whether you are replacing a broken fridge or looking to upgrade for a more energy-efficient model, it is a good idea to do your research before making any commitment.
Types of refrigerator freezers
There are many different types of refrigerators freezers, and the right one for you will depend on your budget and personal preference.
Top freezer: This is where the freezer is on top of the refrigerator. It is the most common design, and provides a spacious interior.
Bottom freezer: This is where the freezer is located underneath the refrigerator. While it makes the food in the fridge easier to get, you may have to bend over to get frozen food from the freezer.
Side-by-side: This design means that the freezer and fridge are both placed next to each other, with the freezer side being slightly shorter in width than the refrigerator. The contents are both within easy reach.
Built-in: This is the most expensive style, and is built to blend in with the rest of the kitchen. This often has less depth than conventional fridges, but it can have custom-made panels to provide stylish options.
Compact: Similar to a bar fridge, a compact style can fit into tight spaces or underneath counters. While they provide less capacity, they are ideal for bedrooms or home bars.
Features of refrigerators and freezers
It’s more of a want than a need, but the following features can definitely add to the overall value of your refrigerator:
Many come with door temperature alarms, so they can alert you when the refrigerator has been left open for longer than usual. There are other refrigerators that come with child locks, while others come with a built-in ice maker and water dispenser.
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