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Picking a fridge to suit your home is a lot easier said than done. Often, we assume that any old fridge will do, but it can be tricky to decide what style of fridge will suit your living space. You may not know this, but there are actually a few different varieties and each style has its own benefits. In this article, we will look at each different style of fridge, and then discuss the top three things you should consider before purchasing.
At DID, we have a large selection of fridges to choose from. Here are the 4 main styles of refrigerator that you are likely to find in-store or online in some capacity. Understanding the benefits of each style will be very beneficial in helping you pick the fridge that is best for you:
These are one of the most popular types of fridges on the Irish scene. They are a useful combination fridge-freezer that typically saves space and money. The main issue with the top freezer is that you will have to bend down to access the contents of you fridge, so if you have a back problem, then this might be a bit of a pain. Similarly, with a bottom freezer, you will have to bend down to access the contents of your freezer. It is not the end of the world, but it is something to think about.
The larder refrigerator style has become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners, thanks to the many features that it boasts and the ability to get into your freezer and fridge section with equal ease. It also gives you great flexibility, you don't have to put them side-by-side. You can arrange their placement in a way that suits your kitchen space. They are a great option for people who enjoy cooking, meal prepping or using a lot of fresh ingredients. It may take up more of your kitchen space, but it means you have loads of fridge and freezer storage space. These styles are often integrated to give your kitchen a seamless and modern look. Be sure to talk to our team before you purchase if you are unsure if your current kitchen layout can accommodate this style.
These mini delights are great for those living on their own, or for those with more limited space. Small fridges are inexpensive, effective, and sometimes will have freezer capabilities too. The perfect space-saver, and great for offices, college dorms, or studio apartments. They fit under the counter in your kitchen space, meaning you won't lose any prep space for your appliance. It does mean less storage space when compared to a full-size fridge but the extra prep room might be worth the more regular food shops if you are tight on space.
Ah yes, from one extreme to another. The French door fridge or American fridge freezer is the perfect choice for anyone that has lots of kitchen space and is looking for added features. Combining the convenience of a bottom-freezer unit with the flexibility of a side-by-side, the French door has become an in-demand appliance, especially for those people who have plenty of kitchen space and spend a lot of time preparing food. The American version gives you a large fridge and large freezer which stand side by side but in the same unit. Typically, they will have multiple drawers, be energy efficient, and will allow you to store/preserve food hassle-free. You can also opt for models which have built-in water dispensers and ice machines. You can even get an American fridge with an integrated tablet and touchscreen capabilities!
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There are always things that should be considered before you buy something, here are 3 things that we think you should consider or look into before you buy a fridge:
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