Choosing the Right Type of Refrigerator for Your Home

There are many different types of refrigeration units. From commercial styles to conventional domestic options, finding the right one for your home and lifestyle is very important. If you’re into a more traditional look, you may consider purchasing a side by side unit. This type of unit is where the freezer is on the left and the fridge is on the right. We have found that these styles of units have fewer repairs than refrigerator of other styles. Side by side refrigerators are also usually deeper than other units, allowing more food storage.

Recently, a different style of fridge has emerged as a popular choice by consumers. And that is the French door refrigerator. In this style, there are two side by side doors on top for the refrigerator and a slide out drawer on the bottom as the freezer. This type of unit is a lot wider than side by side units, allowing space for larger items in the refrigerator section. Many consumers feel that because of the slide out drawer for the freezer, there is a lack of space in that section. With the French door style, the manufacturer has definitely given more importance to refrigerated items than frozen items. Furthermore, the brands which are most commonly associated with French door units are, Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchen Aid and Kenmore. All of these brands use a very similar board in their units. This board is notorious for causing cooling issues, which is why consumers should do their due diligence before making such an expensive purchase.

The last and other most common style is the top and bottom refrigerator. In this unit the freezer is located on top and the refrigerator is on the bottom. In this older design, the freezer again has sacrificed its space for the refrigerator. Although obvious design flaws, this type of unit experiences the least amount of repairs and the cheapest repairs costs when there is need for one.

As always, Toronto Refrigeration and Appliance repairs has expertly trained technicians to deal with any and all styles of units. Call us to book an appointment!