A refrigerator is an investment that you want to get right from the get-go. There’s a lot to consider before buying a refrigerator than just choosing a refrigerator that looks good and holds all your food. Whether you are on a budget or want to splurge, there’s a refrigerator calling out your name. You just have to do some research before you buy that refrigerator.
First things first, you should be mindful of the size of the refrigerator. Consider where the refrigerator will live and make sure that there are no obstructions to the door. Also, ensure to leave extra room around for ventilation.
Type of Refrigerator
Knowing the type of refrigerator that you want is also important. They come in four types:
- French door: two doors open outwards, and the freezer is at the bottom.
- Side-by-side: two doors open outwards, and the freezer and fridge are placed alongside each other.
- Top freezer: the freezer is on top, and the fridge is below.
- Bottom freezer: the fridge sits above the freezer, which is at the bottom.
Each refrigerator gets the job done, so it’s up to you to decide which one you find works with your lifestyle.
Your eating habits will determine the storage capacity your refrigerator needs. While the size of your refrigerator may be restricted due to your kitchen design, some refrigerators make use of space and others don’t. In-door dispensers, for example, are convenient but they take up room that might otherwise hold more food.
Newer refrigerator models use less energy which in the long run saves you money and has less of an environmental impact. Look out for the total units of electricity that your model uses over some time compared to other models.
The more compartments in your refrigerator, the longer the cleaning time. It’s not just only the interiors, but the exterior should be easy to clean too.
If you are looking out to have your appliances spotless, opt to get a smudge-free finish.
Before you shop, determine how much you are able/willing to spend. We have articles on different refrigerators at different prices to help you find the refrigerator that suits all your needs.