How Do I Choose A Refrigerator?

Buying a new refrigerator represents a fun but sometimes intimidating choice. There are so many models and features now available that finding the appropriate refrigerator that's right for your family may seem like a daunting task. The fact is, finding the right refrigerator for your family can be relatively easy if you do some planning and research.


The first step in deciding on a refrigerator is to measure the area where you plan to put the unit. Make sure that you include height, width, and depth in your measurements, and make sure you will have enough space to open the door. Next you need to decide on the style of refrigerator you would like to purchase. The most popular styles are side-by-side, top-mount (freezer on the top) and bottom-mount (freezer on the bottom) refrigerators. You will also need to consider the capacity (cubic feet of storage space) inside the refrigerator, keeping in mind your outside measurements.


After you have done the planning for the size and style, you need to do your research. Gather and investigate product brochures on a variety of brands. Make sure that you utilize web sites that offer information, particularly ones that allow you to compare products. Energy Guide labels are useful to assess the energy cost of the refrigerator. The smaller the number, the less energy it uses. Consider the door space. If you plan on storing a gallon of milk or a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio on the door, make sure that the shelves are wide enough to accommodate these items. Consider your family's use of ice and water and decide if an ice and water dispenser or an automatic icemaker is an amenity you will want. There are many different types of shelves that you can choose from including: spill-proof glass shelves, adjustable height shelves, flexible space shelves, full-width or split shelves, elevator shelves or built-in or removable racks. Make sure you do not overlook the convenience and capacity of the crispers, meat drawers and bins.


Once you have decided on the model you like don’t forget to ask about warranties and extended service contracts. You will want to find out what is covered in the warranty and if the warranty is included in the purchase price or if it costs extra.


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