The refrigerator is one of the most important inventions that changed the way we store food. A refrigerator allows us to keep food nice and fresh and it is one of the most important kitchen appliances. In the past, a refrigerator did just that. But modern refrigerators come in a variety of styles, color, and have a wide variety of features that allow us everything we need to operate in the kitchen.
With technology having a positive impact on the most important kitchen appliance, we are here to tell you all about the modern types of refrigerators out there, what are their best use, the pros, and the cons.
• Top Freezer Refrigerator
Probably the most popular choice for most households, the top freezer unit is the most budget-friendly out of them all. The top freezer refrigerator, as the name suggests, has a freezer compartment located on the top of it, while the rest of the ¾ is designated for the fresh food compartment. Most top freezer models go between $350 and up to $2,000.
This is a very affordable appliance that can come in a variety of styles and colors. The design of this type of refrigerator is quite simple and it serves a clear purpose in our kitchen.
Not flexible with limited access to the back of the freezer, especially for short adults and children. Another thing to mention is that this refrigerator takes up quite a bit of space.
• Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
According to Sub-Zero refrigerators, the bottom freezer unit is an inversion of those mentioned above; however, the freezer compartment is usually larger. The freezer compartment door on this type can be eighter a door, or a drawer. Although quite simple, bottom freezer refrigerators usually go at a higher price between $700 and $2,500.
Quite an economical price for a larger freezer and fresh food compartment, with easy access to both.
Not really flexible and takes more space than the type mentioned above. It requires even more space for the doors to be fully opened.
• Side by Side Refrigerator
Also called a double-door refrigerator, the side by side is made with the freezer compartment on one side, and the fresh food compartment on the other. For most types, both compartments take up equal space, although some prefer larger allocation to the fresh food compartment. The price for this type of refrigerator is between $750 and $ 4,000.
More convenient access to both compartments, with a larger capacity for smaller items. Most suitable for kitchens with less space and best suited for gallery style kitchens.
You may find it hard to store larger items due to its narrow compartments and the price can sometimes be high-end.
• French Door Refrigerators
French door units are in high demand because they are a combination of both bottom freezer, and side by side refrigerators. On French door models, the fresh food compartment is located on the top, and the freezer is below. The refrigerator opens like a side by side, and it can cost anything between $1,500 and $4,000.
Aesthetic design is highly functional and can hold a variety of items, both large and small. Quite easy to install due to the narrow doors and configuration is super flexible. The door placement also means that it doesn’t take much space.
Not a budget-friendly buy.