How to choose a good fridge without the obsessive advice of a consultant
Learn how to buy a reliable, quiet and energy efficient unit that will keep product quality and fit into your interior.
Consider the dimensions
Before going to the store, decide on the place for your future refrigerator – the model type will depend on it. Measure the patch of available space with a roulette. Write down the length, width and height. Make sure there is enough space to open the doors, check for a socket nearby.
Decide on the view and layout
Refrigerators can be single-, double- and multi-chamber. The first consist only of a refrigerating chamber. Sometimes inside, behind the same door, there is a small freezer shelf. The height of a single-chamber refrigerator, as a rule, does not exceed 150 cm, width and depth – up to 60 cm.
Now the two-chamber refrigerators are in the highest demand.
They have independent from each other refrigerating and freezing chambers. The first one is designed for storing food at 5-8 ° C, the second – for freezing.
The power of the freezer is indicated by snowflakes. One snowflake: the temperature is about -6 ° C, food can be stored for a week. Two snowflakes: the temperature is -12 ° C, the food is calm for a month. Three or more snowflakes indicate that the freezer has -18°C and food can be stored there for up to a year.