Which Fridge Is Best For You?

Here are some of the most popular models, as well as some benefits and drawbacks:

Top-mount refrigerator:

This fridge has been a mainstay in kitchens for decades and remains one of the most common designs. Fitted with a freezer compartment above the fridge that takes up around one-third of the size of the unit, this model is the most cost-effective, but still offers the functionality and shelf space required from a modern refrigerator.

Bottom-mount refrigerators:

As the name suggests, this is similar to the top mount model – only in reverse. Here the fridge sits above the freezer compartment, meaning the most commonly used items tend to be at eye level.

Side-by-side:

Side-by-side refrigerators provide freezer and fridge compartments that are adjacent to each other. Great for galley-style kitchens, they usually don’t need as much door clearance space (despite having greater capacity than top and bottom-mount fridges) and if you’re feeling flash they can come with a variety of gadgets such as filtered water dispensers and ice makers and ice makers.

However, be prepared to pay out a little more than you would for top- and bottom-mount options, plus they tend not to be as energy efficient.

French door:

A combination of the side-by-side and the bottom-mount fridge, this model is compartment heaven for any budding chefs out there. Two doors swing outwards, while the freezer is located underneath with either one or two drawers, depending on the product chosen. These fridges can store goods of all sizes, with wide shelves that can fit pizza boxes, lamb shanks and whatever else you want to keep cool.

 

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