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A Brief Guide To Common Types Of Refrigerators

Reginald Thompson

A refrigerator helps you keep food items fresh for longer. Plus, you can use it to keep water and other beverages cold, guaranteeing access to a cool, comforting drink, especially in hot seasons. If your home needs a fridge, there are many appliances to choose from, including the ones discussed below. Read on and take notes.

Side-by-Side Refrigerators

As the name suggests, a side-by-side fridge comes with two narrow compartments next to each other. They are tall and span the unit's full height. One compartment is dedicated to freezer-related purposes, like storing frozen products for extended periods, while the other is reserved for fresh foods. Each compartment has its door. Get a side-by-side refrigerator if you need a large freezer capacity. These appliances have larger compartments than most alternatives, including their single-door counterparts. Plus, storing frozen and fresh items at eye level is possible with a side-by-side fridge.

French Door Refrigerators

A French door fridge has one continuous refrigerator space and a single freezer compartment at the bottom. This modern design has made French door refrigerators incredibly popular through the available spacious, pantry-style layout. With this appliance, you can store fresh items at eye level and frozen foods in the pull-out draw installed below. Since French door fridges have more refrigerator capacity, they are suitable for users who want to store many fresh items, including foods and ingredients. And if you have oversized dishes, you'll likely find them incredibly useful as they easily fit in the fridge.

Top Freezer Refrigerators

The most common fridges today are top freezer refrigerators. These appliances have a freezer compartment on top of the space dedicated to fresh food storage. However, they don't have pull-out freezer drawers, just a cabinet-style section. Some people refer to these appliances as top-mount refrigerators. Top freezers are an excellent choice for people with smaller kitchens because they take up little space. And, since they have a simple, traditional design, most are more affordable than their counterparts.  Moreover, their limited organization options also make them easier to use.

Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

Bottom-freezer refrigerators are also alternatively referred to as bottom-mount fridges. These units have two separate compartments for fresh food and a freezer. The fresh food compartment is at the top, and the freezer is at the bottom, hence the name. One of the advantages of bottom freezer refrigerators is that most come with a pull-out bottom freezer, which makes organization easy. Moreover, this appliance lets you keep items you may need to access frequently, like delectables, at eye level and lower priority items at the bottom.

Final Thoughts

Today's market is saturated with different refrigerator designs, ranging from top-mount and bottom freezer appliances to side-by-side and French door fridges. To ensure you pick the best appliance, factor in your kitchen space and refrigerator specifications like capacity, design, and storage options. For more information on fridges, contact a company near you.


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