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Types of Refrigerators

Selecting a new refrigerator can be a timely and difficult decision. In today’s modern world, there are boundless options of refrigerator styles to choose from. The most common styles are top-mount, bottom-mount, side-by-side, and french door. Each style possesses both pros and cons. When you find yourself in the market for a new refrigerator, it is helpful to be aware and informed about each style in order to make the best decision possible.

Top-Mount

Top-Mount freezer

The first and most common refrigerator style is the top-mount. The top-mount refrigerator has been around the longest, which is possibly why it is the most popular. It is appropriately named the top-mount because the freezer is on top with the fridge on the bottom. These refrigerators are great for their affordability and compact size. They are great for those lacking of a big budget, those in apartments, or just someone who does not need a whole lot of storage. This gets to one of the cons of this style, it is not the best option for large storage. The freezer part tends to be relatively small, as well as the whole fridge all together, making this not a smart option for large households or businesses. This style is often not accredited with being very modern, so those looking to take on a more modern kitchen look should go with another style.

Bottom-Mount

Bottom-Mount freezer

The next style is the bottom-mount. The bottom-mount refrigerator style is also appropriately named for it features the fridge on the top and the freezer section on the bottom. The freezer is typically opened drawer-style, rather than with the swinging of a door. These refrigerators are great for being roomy and giving plenty of storage space. They are very modern and come in a wide variety of colors and finishes. The downside of this style is they require a good amount of kitchen space due to their wide and sometimes bulky manner. Also, many people complain that the freezer section of the refrigerator is difficult to organize. Since the freezer section resembles almost a large bin, food often becomes buried and forgotten about. However, an upside to this would be that the most-used food is easily accessible at the top of the freezer.

Side-By-Side

Side-By-Side freezer

The side-by-side refrigerator style is a classic and widely popular. The refrigerator is seemingly split vertically down the middle, although the freezer section often takes up one-third of the space while the fridge takes up two-thirds. The freezer is featured on the left while the fridge is on the right. This style provides a moderate amount of storage, and plenty of organizing capability. Both the freezer and fridge areas are stacked with every needed shelf and drawer. The downside to this fridge is in its vertical nature. Often people experience difficulty trying to fit wide items, such as a large birthday cake or pizza, in the refrigerator. This style is great for the average household looking for an all-around, simple yet modern, choice of refrigerator.

French Door

French Door freezer

The french door style is classy, elegant, and modern in every way. A shoot-off of the bottom-mount style, the freezer is featured on the bottom while the fridge is on the top. The difference is that the fridge doors open like french doors rather than the traditional side-handle door. This style is often expensive but is a great option for those needing a lot of storage space, such as large families. The french doors of the fridge provide great accessibility to every item. Although it is still faced with a difficult-to-organize bottom freezer, the fridge overall is a tasteful and rewarding choice of style.

Colin Quinn is a creative writer from Orlando, Florida. He currently blogs and writes content for LeraBlog and DallasReconditionedAppliances.com. Colin’s resourceful nature and diverse interests make him an asset to their team.

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