With manufacturers increasingly thinking outside of the icebox to try to redefine what the modern refrigerator is really capable of. Today's shopper will find an ever-increasing range of color and style options, cleverly-designed units designed to disappear into your decor, and a wide variety of new smart features, including ones aimed at transforming your kitchen itself into an entertainment hub. In order to remodel your kitchen or for your new house below is the guide that will help you choose the right Refrigerator.With manufacturers increasingly thinking outside of the icebox to try to redefine what the modern refrigerator is really capable of. Today's shopper will find an ever-increasing range of color and style options, cleverly-designed units designed to disappear into your decor, and a wide variety of new smart features, including ones aimed at transforming your kitchen itself into an entertainment hub. In order to remodel your kitchen or for your new house below is the guide that will help you choose the right Refrigerator.
Factors to consider before making a purchase
Size matters. It´s important to check that the appliance you choose will fit into your home. Make a note of the dimensions and measure up before you buy. Fridge freezers come in a variety of widths, heights, and food storage volumes, so there should be something to suit every kitchen.
Think about your food buying habits and decide how much storage space you´re going to need in your fridge freezer. consider the number of fridge shelves, amount of inside door space, number of salad boxes, wine racks, bottle holders, intergarted ice trays. Similarly check for freezer capacity.
Many newer high-end fridges allow you to control the temperature of drawers and compartments independently of the rest of the refrigerator. They usually have a handful of different modes, such as for deli meats, defrosting, or even wine.
The Door type also depends on your capacity, requirements and budget. Double door refrigerators are the most common type and come in a wide range of capacity as well as prices that can suit your purpose. For specialized needs or larger capacity requirements, you can look at side-by-side door options as well.
For decades, refrigerators had single-speed compressors (operating at 3,600 rpm) that were always either off or on. A compressor is the engine that powers the refrigeration cycle, moving refrigerant through the inner and outer heat exchange pipes. With a single-speed compressor, when the temperature inside the fridge reaches below a certain temperature, the compressor suddenly switches on – a noise almost everyone is familiar with. The Latest digital inverter technology compressor can operate at variable speeds (1,100 to 4,300 rpm) because it is operated with a digital inverter. This ensures high efficiency and consistent temperature inside the refrigerator. It also results in significant cost savings, a reduced carbon footprint, less noise and a longer lifespan for the compressor. Allowing some brands to offer 10 years warranty on these compressors. The digital inverter compressor is one of the most important innovations in the history of refrigerators and food preservation.
In UAE the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) has checked the Refrigerators for their Energy Efficiency and accordingly graded between one and five stars. The better the efficiency, the higher will be our grading.
Types of Refrigerators
This classic style offers the best value for your money. The freezer compartment is at the top of the unit, with the refrigerator below. These fridges pack lots of useable storage space for their size, especially compared with refrigerators with features, such as beverage dispensers and ice-makers, that eat up inside space. Average capacity is 20 cubic feet. They’re some of the slimmest; typically widths ranging from 30 to 33 inches. They are most efficient and use 10% to 25% less energy than bottom-freezer and side-by-side door models.
They’re convenient because they keep the refrigerator compartment at eye-level and contents within easy reach. A double-door model has a single refrigerator door on top, and a large freezer door on the bottom. Their average capacity is 22 cubic feet, and widths range from 30 to 33 inches. If you're looking for something on the simpler side, and would enjoy slightly easier access to your fresh foods, then a bottom-freezer unit might be right for you.
These are ideal for households that don’t mind sacrificing some fridge space for a lot more freezer space. They’re split in vertically; one side of the appliance is a freezer and the opposite side is the refrigerator. Their typical widths range from 32 to 36 inches. Side-by-side units split your fridge right down the middle, offering you frozen foods on the left and fresh foods on the right. Some models offer equal real estate for both sections while others allocate an extra couple of inches for the fridge. This can make for an especially narrow freezer section, so frozen-pizza aficionados might want to consider something a little less limiting. Side-by-side units come in a wide variety of models. Many of these features are aimed at saving space, especially when it comes to the shelving inside the doors. Side-by-side units also require much less clearance to open the doors, making them ideal for narrow kitchens. Due to the vertical split, you'll probably want to go with the widest model that will fit into your kitchen, and your budget.
Highly popular, French-door models combine the drawer-style freezer of a bottom-freezer unit with the low-clearance doors of a side-by-side unit. This means that you'll have a full-width, double-door fridge with plenty of storage space. With your refrigerator door effectively split into two, it also means that you won't be letting as much cold air out when you're opening just one door to grab the milk. Some models come with two separate freezer drawers, with the top one located about waist-high. This will keep you from bending down quite as far as you would with a bottom freezer. With the high demand for French door refrigerators, you're sure to find a huge variety of options, including models with top-of-the-line smart features you won't find with other styles. You can also upgrade the look of your fridge to match your kitchen or even camouflage itself entirely among your cabinets, but be aware that you'll likely be tacking a few thousand dollars onto the already steep price tag.