Buying a new refrigerator is a huge decision. Not only is the refrigerator a centerpiece among your collection of kitchen appliances, but it also has a very important function when you have a lot of food to store in. You depend on it to keep your food fresh. Even when it becomes an eyesore or an energy hog that’s ratcheting up your energy bill, you might be inclined to put off replacing it. Besides, the moment you walk into a store or begin your online shopping, you will encounter endless decision points – from sizes and configurations to features and more. But the time is now.
What are the Different Types of Refrigerators?
- Top Freezer Refrigerator – this is the classic refrigerator style that’s been a kitchen mainstay for decades.
- Bottom Freezer Refrigerator – These models provide large storage space for both the refrigerator and freezer sections, allowing easy accommodation of contents in a variety of sizes and widths. Many people also prefer the convenience of having the refrigerator section directly at eye level, making it easier to quickly find what they need.
- Side-by-Side Refrigerator – If you’re looking for a slim style, side-by-side refrigerator models feature a vertical freezer and refrigerator that sit directly next to each other.
- French Door Refrigerator – Not only does the lower-freezer setup mean large blocks of storage space, but the ability to open only one refrigerator door at a time minimizes the escape of cool air. Many models include a drawer-style freezer, but some include French doors in the freezer area as well.
- Counter-Depth Refrigerator – If you’re looking for a low-profile fit for your new refrigerator, shopping our selection of counter-depth models is the perfect way to narrow the field!
- Mini Fridge – Mini fridges provide the cooling power you need in a much smaller package, making it a perfect choice for smaller kitchens, offices, rec rooms, and more.
What Should I Look for When Buying a Refrigerator?
Shop for your favorite style
Each refrigerator style has its own advantage. Buying the wrong style appliance could mean bad news.
Check the fit
No matter what fridge style you choose, one massive misstep is not checking the fit. Make sure the new appliance will squeeze into the same spot as your current refrigerator. Do that by measuring the dimensions of your old unit. Then compare them with the new fridge you plan to purchase. Ideally, the replacement appliance will be identical to or smaller than the current model.
Check storage and capacity
Choose a fridge that fits your particular storage needs. Do you tend to keep lots of items on ice for long periods? Make sure to select an appliance with plenty of freezer space. In this case, a side-by-side model is probably best. If the opposite is true then a big French-door fridge is likely more your speed.
Check out the functionality
Which features and functionality do you need in your new fridge? Think about whether you’ll want a bigger freezer and ice maker, through-the-door ice, or hot water so that you only pay for what you use – both in the initial purchase price and over the lifetime of the product.
What is the Most Reliable Style of a Refrigerator?
When shopping for a refrigerator, consider which features are most important based on your own goals and preferences to find the best unit for your family. However, it’s entirely up to you on what style you are looking for. There isn’t really a perfect style. The most reliable style would be depending on your preferences and what you are looking for. Also, the secret of a long-lasting refrigerator? Appliance maintenance. Whatever style you choose, as long as you have a reliable appliance maintenance company, your fridge will surely last longer.
Ice maker and freezer repair calls are some of the most frequent calls we get at our Lee and Collier County service centers. At Appliance Doctor Inc., we understand you need these appliances to be in working order, to keep food safe and frozen at the right temperature, and to keep ice cubes ready for your favorite beverage. So, if your freezer is not cold enough, or making too much frost. Or perhaps your ice maker is not getting any water or serving up only crushed ice when you want cubes. Then it’s time to have freezer and ice maker repair in Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Golden Gate, Naples, and Marco Island.
For all your appliance repair needs, contact us at 239-992-0505 (Estero/Bonita Springs), 239-936-0111 (Fort Myers), 239-540-9500 (Cape Coral), 239-434-7546 (Naples) 239-642-0505 (Marco Island), and 239-732-0111 (East Naples)