Refrigerator Buying Guide – How to Pick the Right Refrigerator for Your Needs

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In addition to being energy efficient, today’s refrigerators come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Choosing a fridge for your kitchen may seem a little overwhelming, so we’ve created this buying guide to help you make the best choice.

Types of Refrigerators

Bringing home the best fridge requires that you consider the various types from which to choose.

Side-by-side

This refrigerator type generally has the fridge on the right and the freezer on the left, with both running vertically from top to bottom. This fridge is best for kitchens with limited space. The doors take up less room than other types.

Freezer on top or bottom

These models feature a freezer on the top and fridge on the bottom or vice versa. They are a good choice for tight spaces, as the doors can swing left or right, depending on the kitchen layout.imgres

Four-door French door

French door refrigerators open to reveal a variety of compartments. They are a good choice for large families, as the average size is 28 cubic feet. They have a
French style door on top; a middle door containing items you use most and a bottom freezer.

Compact

When space is tight, a compact refrigerator fits the bill. Such models are good for dorms, family rooms and basement living areas.

Additional Refrigerator Buying Considerations

In addition to the type of fridge you buy, there are a variety of other decisions to make, including the following:

Size and capacity

Choosing the right size refrigerator requires that you measure the available space in your kitchen. When doing so, allow for extra space around the fridge to ensure proper airflow. Also consider the size of your family and the amount of food you generally buy. You don’t want to overfill your fridge, as this can lead to improper cooling. You also want enough room for your frozen goods.

Refrigerator Colors

Today’s fridges come in a wide variety of hues, which makes it possible to choose the perfect color for your décor. Find stainless steel, gray, white, black and even green, orange and red refrigerators.

Additional Features to Look for:

  • Humidity controlled compartments: Such drawers help ensure that your leafy greens and moisture-loving fruits stay hydrated and appetizing.
  • Door alarm. This helps if you have young children in the house who aren’t supposed to be getting into the fridge.
  • Automatic ice and water dispenser. Some refrigerators have the dispensers in the doors, while others are inside.
  • Multiple storage compartments. The more storage nooks and crannies a fridge has the better.

At P.C. Richard & Son, we have a wide selection of refrigerators from which to choose. Come on by and see what we have to offer.

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  • Ilona Kalistaya

    I like this fridge http://pc24.de/siemens/ka58np95.html, but I cant understand does it have freezer? Or it is just big French door fridge?

  • Adrian F.

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  • Technology has made several things simpler, but it has also made it difficult to choose the best among so many options. There are hundreds of similar. The best way is to look for your family size and lifestyle first. As these are the two major factors to influence your purchase. Another thing you need to take care of is that it should be energy efficient to cut down on your energy bills.