If you’re thinking about replacing the outdated appliances in your kitchen, chances are, a new refrigerator is at the top of your list. Without a doubt, your refrigerator is the most important appliance in your kitchen. It must be durable enough to hold up to daily wear and tear, reliable enough to keep your food cold and ready to eat, and attractive enough to turn heads when you have guests over in your kitchen. But if you haven’t shopped for a refrigerator in the last decade, you may not know what you should be looking for. Depending on the size of your family and the size of your kitchen, you’ll have different needs when it comes to choosing a new refrigerator.
What to Look for in Your New Refrigerator
- Size matters
One of the biggest mistakes people make when going refrigerator shopping is neglecting to measure how much space they have available beforehand. Especially if you’re dealing with a small kitchen space, it’s important to know what the maximum size you are able to accommodate is. Be sure to measure the maximum height, width, and depth; also take note of any walls or cabinets next to your refrigerator that may interfere with opening the doors. After all, nothing is more frustrating than bringing home your brand new refrigerator and finding out that it just doesn’t fit!
- Maximize space
As a general rule, you need at least 4 to 6 cubic feet of space for each adult in your home. However, if you tend to cook a lot of fresh foods at home, or if you tend to eat out a lot, you will want to adjust accordingly. Also take into consideration how much frozen food your family usually eats – if it’s not much, consider a model with little or no freezer space.
- Bells and whistles
What features are important to you? Do you need an ice maker? How about an energy-saving model, or a refrigerator with numerous shelves and compartments to make storage and organization easier? Shop our selection of refrigerators before visiting the store to get an idea of what is available and what features you feel are important to you.
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