Updating For The New Year? What Kind Of Refrigerator Is Right For You?

Are you thinking of updating your kitchen in the new year? Is your refrigerator on its last leg? Buying new kitchen appliances for your home can be a lot of fun, but there are also some things you need to consider so that you can be happy with your purchase for years to come. Here are a few things to think about when looking for your next refrigerator.


One of the most important things you can ask yourself when looking at a new refrigerator is "Will it fit?" Consider the space where the refrigerator will be in your home. Are there cabinets over the current refrigerator? How wide is the space from side to side? Using a tape measure to determine the space you have for a new refrigerator will save you a lot of stress and heartache in the long run.


Today's refrigerators come in many different styles. There are ones with no freezer, a freezer above, a freezer below, side by side fridge and freezer, and french doors over a freezer. With this many choices, it can seem complicated to choose the right one. However, each one has its strengths and weaknesses.

Traditional-If you only need a little bit of freezer space or if you have a separate freezer, a more traditional top freezer or no freezer model might be fine for you. However, limited freezer space can be a challenge, and if it becomes overstuffed, falling frozen items can be dangerous.

Side by Side-If you are in need of more freezer space, a side by side model might be ideal because this option offer more freezer space, and there is less chance of over-packed frozen items falling out on your head. The challenge with this type of refrigerator is that the width of space available is limited in the freezer as well as the refrigerator. It can be a challenge to fit things like pizza boxes into some models comfortably.

Drawer Freezer-If you are looking for a large amount of freezer space, and a full size refrigerator, a model with a bottom freezer may be a great option. These models use a pull-out drawer type freezer, and can come with a single door or double doors for the refrigerator. They are safer and wider than other models, but because the freezer is made in a similar style to a chest freezer, you may have to do some digging to find your frozen items if they are toward the bottom.


While refrigerators come in many different colored finishes, including black, white, bisque, stainless, and satin, two worth noting are stainless steel and satin. While they look almost identical, stainless steel will show fingerprints, while satin will not. If you have trouble keeping little hands off of the refrigerator, a satin or painted option may be better than a stainless steel one.

Finding the right refrigerator for your home can be fun if you know what to look for. Use these tips to make sure you will love your new fridge for years to come. Contact a company like Arnold's Appliance for more information.