|Refrigerators / Freezers
|Although you can buy stand alone freezers, it's next to impossible to find a kitchen-sized
standalone refrigerator. Most units are combined
refrigerator/freezers and the only decision
is whether the freezer should be on top,
bottom, on the side. |
Here are some suggestions to
help you pick
the right refrigerator for you:
- individual temperature controls for the freezer
and refrigerator - this way, if you like
your ice cream hard, you can set the freezer
colder without having to worry about making
ice milk in the refrigerator.
- self-defrosting - these units actually cycle
through a brief warming period in order to
melt and accumulating moisture
- filtered water in the door - while we think
water on the door is a gadget, parents with
small kids think they are great energy savers.
- automatic ice maker - if you use ice a lot,
an ice maker is great to have; if not, skip
the feature because you need to be making
ice most of the time to keep the machinery
clean and so you'll end up throwing out the
- deep door pockets - a great feature that
makes it easier to find things; otherwise,
small items get lost in the back of the shelves.
- adjustable and removable shelves - allows
you to customize your refrigerator and easier
to clean it.
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If you like wine, you may also want to investigate
a special purpose refrigerator for wine, or, if you stock up on food and need plenty
of space, consider adding a separate refrigerator drawer or a stand alone freezer.