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How to Choose a Fridge
Buying a new refrigerator in Perth, or anywhere, is considered a significant purchase and investment. A fridge needs to be many things and provide many things. It needs to be reliable, durable, efficient, affordable, and attractive in many people’s eyes. It also needs to provide cooling, freezing, and, optionally, water and ice. From this list alone, you can see that much consideration needs to go into choosing a refrigerator.
Types of Refrigerators
To choose a refrigerator, you first need to understand the options available. Fridges are available in many varieties, namely, top freezer refrigerators, bottom freezer refrigerators, side-b-side refrigerators, French door refrigerators, and bar fridges.
The right choice will depend on your existing cabinetry and family size.
Top and bottom freezer refrigerators are the smallest standard-size fridges and the cheapest. Top freezer refrigerators are the cheapest of all to run. Side-by-side and French door fridges are much larger, providing more convenience and functionality. They are also the most expensive.
Choosing the right size refrigerator is an integral part of the selection process. As a rule of thumb, households with 1-2 people should choose a fridge with a 250 – 400L capacity. Those with 3-4 people should consider a 400 – 600L fridge capacity; for households with 5+ people, a 500L+ fridge is recommended.
All standard refrigerators provide a fridge and freezer component that chills and freezes. However, many modern fridges offer more advanced technology.
There are refrigerators with water and ice dispensers, plumbed and non-plumbed options available; then there are smart fridges with built-in internet connectivity that can assist with shopping, cooking and other daily needs.
It’s important not to get distracted and pursued by fancy features, especially if they are not a necessity to you. Fridges high on features are much more expensive and are at a higher risk of requiring repairs.
The type of refrigerator you choose will significantly impact the design. However, there are generally different finish options. Stainless steel is standard, but black and white finishes are also popular.
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