Refrigerator Buying Guide
How to Choose Your Refrigerator
Refrigerators are one of the most important appliances that make up a kitchen. Now more than ever, modern refrigerators come in a variety of styles and offer great capabilities and features. To find the perfect refrigerator, you have to determine what your needs are, then you can find a price range and style that fits your kitchen and your budget
Common questions you should answer:
- What are the correct dimensions of a refrigerator that will fit in your kitchen?
- Do you prefer a top freezer or a bottom freezer?
- Do you need a water and ice dispenser with additional features?
- Should you consider a side-by-side model to save on space?
- What type of food storage in your refrigerator is most important to you?
- Is an energy efficient refrigerator a priority?
- Do you need extra features with your refrigerator to help entertain guests?
- How many cubic feet do you need in a refrigerator?
Top Freezers offer the traditional style refrigerator with the freezer at eye level, on top of the fresh food compartment of the fridge. Essentially the most popular refrigerator style, Top Freezer models have a familiar straight forward design and are more affordable than other models. In many cases, you can get the doors of the refrigerator installed to open from the left or right to help fit in a particular space in your kitchen.
Bottom Freezers are essentially the opposite of Top Freezer models, with the freezer being located at the bottom below the fresh food compartment. This design tends to make it easier to access items from the freezer. These models are similarly priced to Top Freezer models, usually being more economical.
Typically placed in dorm rooms and offices, Compact Refrigerators can be featured in smaller rooms outside of a kitchen. They offer the convenience of keeping a smaller amount of items cold while taking up limited space.
Freezerless refrigerators are exactly that, a version of a refrigerator with no freezer. If keeping frozen items is not a priority (or you have a separate freezer appliance), Freezerless Refrigerators offer more space for cooling than most other models.
A French Door Refrigerator combines a modern look with functionality. This model has the advantage of a bottom freezer and side-by-side doors above it which open to a full-width fresh foods compartment, which make it easier to store larger cold items. Most current models also offer through-the-door water and ice dispensers.
If you are looking to maximize the convenience between freezer and fresh foods compartments, Side-by-Side Refrigerators may be the right choice. These models have double doors with narrower shelves in order to split the space offered between freezer and fresh foods. Both compartments span top to bottom of the refrigerator.
Parts & Accessories
Maybe you're looking to add something to your refrigerator, or maybe you just need a replacement part to make your fridge like new again. There are a variety of Parts & Accessories to consider from freezer drawers, refrigerator door handles, and more.