Shopping for Fridges
Fridges today offer many features and advantages that their predecessors didn’t. Following are some tips and features to think about if you’re in the market for one.
Automatic defrosting is now a regular feature of most fridges. It’s something that is a definite “must have” in today’s technologically advanced society.
One of the nice features of today’s fridges is the “power failure” switch that alerts you to the condition of the food inside your fridge during such periods as brownouts or blackouts. It also signals you as to the temperature inside the fridge during a power failure.
To keep your energy costs down, the temperature can be adjusted anywhere around 5 degrees C to make sure your energy needs are met.
Some fridges alert you when the water filter needs to be changed.
Water and Ice
A nice feature of some refrigerators comes in handy on hot, sweltering days. An in-the-door water station offers one ice and water with the mere tap of a button. Better yet, you conserve energy because you don’t have to open the fridge to quench your thirst.
Make sure you choose a unit that houses the right amount of storage for your needs. Is there enough space to accommodate the items you plan to store? Are there enough shelves?
One of the more accommodating features of a fridge is found in the shelf area inside door. Liquids such as milk and juice can be kept refrigerated in this area because of the direct flow of cool air.
Consider the design of your fridge. Will it work well with the décor of your kitchen? Do you want a stylish fridge or one that will serve a more utilitarian purpose? A lot has to be contemplated here with regards to the number of people in your family and your own personal tastes. Large horizontal doors work well for accessibility and style. Height and depth requirements also play a part in picking out the right fridge for you.
Fridges can have a variety of interior features as well. Some offer “tilt” bins with trays that pull out. Also, some freezer compartments conveniently glide out for storage.
Before you buy a new fridge, consider where you place it in your kitchen. It will run more efficiently and not work as hard if you place it away from heat-producing machines such as dishwashers and ovens. Also, it’s a good idea to keep it out of the direct light of the sun. By correct placement, you can save a great deal on your electric and gas bills.
Fridges come in a myriad of colors and materials these days. It just depends on what decorating scheme you’re trying to achieve. You can pick from brushed metal to semi-metallic black, or any of the new variety of pale shades available. It’s really your choice.
Shopping for fridges online can be a satisfying adventure, especially if you look on eBay. There, you can find some excellent values for your money. You can also consider financing your fridge if you so choose. Just be sure to look first at eBay if you want to secure the best deal.