Appliance Repair Doctor: Tips on Buying a New Fridge
The time has come to invest in a new fridge. Chances are there are more choices than ever so here’s some practical tips to finding the fridge that will serve you best.
If you’re replacing a refrigerator that fits between or underneath cabinets be sure to measure carefully so the new model will fit in the same space. Very important to remember to allow for reasonable door clearance. Also, make sure your new unit will make it through all doorways and hallways.
Refrigerators with the freezer on top are the most common and least expensive. These basic units have pull out fruit and vegetable bins, spill guard shelves and sufficient door space to hold one-gallon containers.
Refrigerator – Side by Side
Side by side models are a good fit for narrow kitchens because they take up the least space with the doors open. Most side by sides come with a through the door water dispenser. Water and ice dispensers are a convenient feature, however, Eastchester NY appliance repair surveys show appliances with these features require more frequent repairs.
Side by side units have narrow freezers so that normally means a frozen pizza wouldn’t fit and you may find that items tend to get cluttered and hidden behind each other. Refrigerators with the freezer on the bottom are fast becoming the go-to model for most families. With the fridge on top, your fresh foods are easy to reach. You will need to bend a little bit to access your freezer but pull out draws allow you to see your food from above.
These fridges come in single and French door models the latter with two narrow doors. Having duel doors is more efficient because your only airing out a portion of the fridge when opening one door.
Cabinet Depth Refrigerators
Cabinet depth refrigerators are designed to be flush with the counters with only the doors extending past the counter top. These units are shallow only about twenty-nine to thirty inches deep.
Cabinet depth refrigerators are available in a side by side and a French door style.
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