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Picking the Perfect Fridge Freezer: What Style Suits You?

Picking the Perfect Fridge Freezer: What Style Suits You?


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Finding the right fridge freezer to match your budget and your needs can be a tough task for any family. There are just so many things to consider before you buy. Luckily for you, here at DID, not only do we have an extensive range of fridge freezers to choose from to suit your needs; we have this handy little buying guide that will give you the low-down on some of the best brands and what they can do for you. So whether you want a freestanding, integrated, or an American style fridge freezer, everything you need to know is right here.

Freestanding Fridge Freezer

We have a range of top-quality freestanding fridge freezers in-store and online. A freestanding fridge freezer is exactly what it says on the tin. It is an independent appliance that can easily be installed in your home. At DID, we stock the best brands, from Bosch to Whirlpool to Samsung, and each of these brands works to ensure that you have the best cold food storage possible.

Many freestanding fridge freezers have either no frost or low frost settings, are easy to move around as required and are all about creating as much space for you while taking up as little space as possible. A very solid choice.

Integrated Fridge Freezer

Arguably one of the most popular styles of fridge freezer in Ireland, the integrated, or "built-in" fridge freezer is perfect if you want to create a seamless and modern look in your kitchen. If you do not like having an appliance on show in your kitchen and want to create a smooth design, consider a fridge like this. However, you should already have the capacity to fit an integrated fridge before buying one.

At DID, we have a collection of integrated fridge freezers that come at different price points to suit you from brands like ElectroluxHoover, and Zanussi.

American Style

Everything is bigger in America, so they say, well, whoever "they" are, they were correct about American style fridge freezers because these things are huge. With top refrigeration brands like Samsung, Fisher & Paykel and Haier available in-store and online, it should come as no surprise that this style of fridge offers the most diverse set of features but comes at the greatest cost. Most American style fridge freezers are two-doored (some have 4), contain ample space, have state-of-the-art all-around cooling, which keeps food preserved at the optimum temperature, and some also have an ice and water dispenser.

Need items frozen quickly? Utilise the power-freeze feature attached to some American fridge freezers. Going on holiday? Enable "vacation mode" and ensure that your fridge doesn't eat up too much of that electricity bill while you are away. Everything about the American-style fridge freezer is bigger and better, but remember, the price is higher too.

Whirlpool American Fridge Freezer

Are some brands better than others?

The answer to this question is entirely subjective because the style of the fridge you buy will depend on your needs and requirements. Every brand that we stock is unique in its own way and brings something a little different to the table. So before buying, our advice to you would be to set a budget and know what measurements and dimensions are required to install the fridge freezer efficiently. 

3 Things to consider before you buy

Here are three things that you should always consider before you buy a new fridge freezer:

  1. Size is everything – Ordering a fridge is not like ordering a cabinet or a bed. A fridge will arrive at your door in one piece, and it is no use ordering the biggest and best fridge on the planet if it won't fit in your door, let alone your kitchen. Know the dimensions of the fridge before you buy and compare it against the dimensions your house can accommodate.
  2. Style – What style do you think you might need? How many people are in your home? If you have a large family and you use a lot of fresh foods, then maybe the American-style fridge freezer is for you. Perhaps you live on your own or with your partner? Then a smaller fridge might be all you need. Don't break the bank by going too extra if you don't need it, and don't sell yourself short if you need a large family fridge freezer.
  3. Stick to your Budget- It can be very easy to get caught up in the moment and spend a fortune on something you might not need. Many of the fridge freezers in our collection come at a competitive price and will ensure that you don't need to take out a mortgage to pay for it. Alternatively, you can spread your payments out over time using our Humm Finance option, so you can buy the fridge of your dreams and pay for it over time on your own terms.

Need to do a little more research, or want to browse our collection? Perhaps you can try our useful buying guide and gather more information before making a big decision!

Are you looking to buy a new fridge freezer? Get in touch with your local store, or call our online sales team, who will be happy to assist! Home delivery for large appliances is €24.99, and we even offer an installation service and recycling of your old appliance

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