Buy The Perfect Fridge Or Freezer – Ask any chef or commercial cook, and they will tell you that having the right amount of refrigerator and freezing space can make be the difference between an efficient and well-run kitchen, and a disorganized wasteful one. Unfortunately for most of us, when we open our fridge or freezer door we are confronted with a mess of poorly organized and overstocked shelves. In fact, these days our fridges and freezers have become more of a cluttered ‘out of mind, out of sight’ storage area, rather than an important implement we use to preserve our food.
When it comes to updating your refrigerator or freezer, you need to think about a number of things. The first and most obvious consideration is the size and capacity of both. The larger the family, naturally the larger the fridge and freezer will need to be.
That said, even if you are a couple, or live alone, your lifestyle might demand you get a bigger fridge and freezer. For example, if you entertain a lot, you will soon become frustrated with a small fridge that does not accommodate food prepared for large dinner parties.
Another obvious matter will be the size of your kitchen, and what size white goods it will accommodate. A very popular option is what is known as a ‘fridge-freezer’ which combines the two appliances in one. Fridge freezers are generally available in three widths and a range of different heights. If space is not an issue, err on the side of caution by opting for a larger capacity model. This will always ensure you have enough room if your family grows or your circumstances change.
Make sure your fridge and freezer is easy to use and maintain. For instance by buying a ‘frost free’ freezer you ensure you will never have to defrost your freezer again. Also, look out for easy to clean shelves and compartments, preferably with glass shelves that only need a simple one-off wipe down for cleaning. Auto-Defrost fridges are also recommended since they automatically adjust the internal temperature of your fridge to avoid frosts.
Finally, always consider the environmental credentials of a particular model and brand. After all, not only is an energy efficient refrigerator and freezer better for the environment, it is also much better for your wallet since you save money in energy costs!