Factors to Consider When You Are in the Market for a New Refrigerator

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As one of the most used appliances in your kitchen, your refrigerator is undeniably a vital tool for you and your family. However, replacing it can be a bit of a challenge. With hundreds of makes and models available on the market today, determining which features you can pass on and which ones you can’t live without can be a challenge in and of itself. Read on for some key considerations to take into account when purchasing a new refrigerator.

Sizes: The first determination that you will need to make when purchasing your refrigerator is the size of the space that you are working with. Measure the room that you have available for the new refrigerator and note any nearby obstacles that you may need to consider, such as a kitchen island, other appliances, or walls.

Styles: The next decision that you will need to make will be in regards to style. A wide range of options are available, including French-door models, top freezer or bottom freezer models, and side-by-side units. Consider the pros and cons of each. Oftentimes, the size of the space available in your kitchen will play a role in determining the appropriate style. For example, if you have limited room, you will want to consider a side-by-side refrigerator, since its narrow doors require less swing space than those of traditional models. However, you should also consider your grocery store habits. If your family tends to have more frozen food than fresh, you want to look for a model with larger freezer space. If your preference is towards fresh foods, you will need to look for a unit with a larger refrigeration component.

Features: With so many options available today, there is a feature available to meet nearly any need. When determining what features are appropriate for you, consider those that will offer the most convenience. Even simple things such as gallon size door bins for storing milk and wide storage drawers can make the difference between a kitchen helper and kitchen hindrance.

For the very best value on your next refrigerator or home appliance, visit Friedmans Appliance. Serving the Concord, Pleasant Hill & Walnut Creek areas, our home appliance showroom features a wide range of appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, ranges, cook tops, wall ovens, washers, and dryers. Call us today at (925) 265-8402 to learn more about our products.