What to Look for When Buying a Fridge/Refrigerator

Today in every house refrigerator is a necessity. Everyone wants a fridge which has all basic as well as all advanced feature. There is a number of choices/brands available in the UK market. But what people lack is they don’t know what things to consider when buying a refrigerator in the UK.

Thanks to technology nowadays you can have endless options. The style varies from custom made to a side by side fridge, and the list goes on. Its all depends on your requirement and needs.

So here is a short guide describing things to know before buying a refrigerator. But first, take a look at our top 3 choice for you.

1. Russell Hobbs RHTTLF1B 43L Table Top A+ Energy Rating Fridge

Russell Hobbs RHTTLF1B 43L Table Top A+ Energy Rating Fridge

2. Subcold Super50 LED – Mini Fridge

Subcold Super50 LED – Mini Fridge

3. Inventor Compact Fridge 66L

Inventor Compact Fridge 66L

Things you must look when buying a refrigerator

The first thing you should consider is to make sure it will fit in your space where you are going to keep it. You have to check the height of the place and the width and depth.

The measurement of the space is very important to fulfill your requirements.  After that, you should go for the style which will suit your kitchen’s design. You should an approximate budget for the money you want to spend.

Look these thing given below before buying a refrigerator:

1. Decide what types of refrigerator you need for your home:

For picking a style you should look for different types of models in different styles. Here are the types you should choose

  • Side-by-side
  • Bottom-­freezer
  • Top-freezer models.

Side by side: Both the freezer and the refrigerator are placed directly next to each other. Side by side offers easy access to the fridge and freezer section with proportionally more freezer space than a French door. And also to the freezer section with much more segmented and organized storage in both sections. The through-the-door ice dispenser also uses much less usable space on a side by side than a French door.

Advantages: best suited for those who want a rich-featured refrigerator. It gives easy reach to both the frozen and refrigerated food.
Disadvantages: Its shelves are narrow so if you want to store large plage plates it will be challenging.
Size: 32 to 36 inch. Price, Rs: 17,000 to 10,0000 and above.

Bottom freezer: The freezer is present underneath the refrigerator sector. Best for fresh fruit and vegetable lovers as no bending is required to reach the produce drawers. It Eliminates bending to remove fresh foods. Accommodate over-sized items like trays of hors-d’oeuvres from the club store.

Advantages: Easier to reach food without bending over. It features a single door and two french doors.
Disadvantages: Finding food in the refrigerator will be a big task.
Size: 30 to 36 inches wide. Price: RS: 7000 to 10,0000 and above.

Top freezer: This One with adjustable glass shelves. They contain spills and give maximum flexibility for storage. It provides a spacious interior and it is one the common design. Top-freezer refrigerators cost the least but are also the least stylish. Built-in refrigerators sit flush with cabinets, but they cost the most and hold the least overall; cabinet-depth models offer the same look for less.

Advantages: It can accommodate large plates. Best for people who need lots of ice and store frozen food.
Disadvantages: Require more space.
Size: 30 to 33 inch wide. Prices, Rs: 6000 to 10,0000 and above.

2. Check the features

Before buying a refrigerator, you have should check its feature. its adjustable shelves can make space for the tall items, and its temperature-controlled drawers offer suitable cooler temperatures for fish and other delicate fares.

Important Refrigerator Features to Look For When Buying a Fridge

  • Door Style
  • Door Locks and Alarms
  • Shelves
  • Drawers
  • LED Displays
  • Hidden Icemakers
  • Electric Temperature Controls

3. Check the dimensions

Check out the dimensions of the space where will you keep the refrigerator. Then, when you’re going shopping, find out the best-designed refrigerator with suitable height, width, and depth of any units you’re like buying and check to make sure they’ll fit in the space. Also, be sure there’s enough room for the doors to swing open.

Dimensions of a Standard Size Refrigerator

Side-by-side refrigerator dimensions:

  • Refrigerator height – 67 to 70 inches
  • Refrigerator width – 30 to 36 inches
  • Refrigerator depth – 29 to 35 inches
  • Refrigerator volume – 22.5 to 31 cubic feet

Top-mount freezer refrigerator dimensions:

  • Refrigerator height – 65 to 69 inches
  • Refrigerator width – 23 to 36 inches
  • Refrigerator depth – 24 to 33 inches
  • Refrigerator volume – 7.5 to 18 cubic feet

French-door refrigerator dimensions:

  • Refrigerator height – 67 to 70 inches
  • Refrigerator width – 30 to 36 inches
  • Refrigerator depth – 29 to 35 inches
  • Refrigerator volume – 20 to 33 cubic feet

4. Choose a finish

Most popular on the list are Stainless, because of its neutral, unifying the awesome look. Some versions resist fingerprints. Black or white appliances, including Whirlpool’s Ice Collection, can also complement many kitchens. Built-in models usually offer panels that can blend in with your cabinets.

5. Energy Efficiency:

You should check how much energy requires for the refrigerator you are going to buy. As of Sept. 15, 2014, both Energy Star and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) upped the ante on energy-efficiency requirements for refrigerators (standards set by the DOE are mandatory; Energy Star is a voluntary program).

Conclusion: For a buyer, there is a wide range of refrigerators available in the market. But you should focus on your needs because some fridges are designed for drinks hence will not keep groceries well. You should also check how to power it properly.

Hope our list will help you know what refrigerator brand is the best. Thanks for visiting.