Top 4 Things To Consider When Buying a New Refrigerator
Buying a refrigerator isn’t like some other things in life: It’s not just the size that counts, it’s how you use it. Depending on the size of your family, how much time you spend at home versus away traveling, your refrigerator has to match your lifestyle. The good news is large manufacturers like Samsung, LG, GE, etc… are aware of these nuances and have built diverse portfolios of models that will for sure fit for your situation.
Here are the top 4 things to consider when purchasing a new refrigerator:
- Measurement: Not only do you have to make sure your fridge fits exactly where you want it to go, but you also have to measure the things impacted by the unit: Can you open the doors fully without bumping into something? Can you fit the unit in your house through the door? Can you roll the fridge to its everlasting space without having to demolish a wall? Seems trivial but we know people who have had to ship the refrigerator back to the store and acquire a smaller one, since you know, changing house to fit the unit wasn’t one of the options.
- Storage Size: This is where the vendors diversify the most. Their product designers all have different ideas about what people do with their refrigerator and where things should go. Our recommendation is take a few empty boxes with you when shopping, like milk and egg cartons, and fit them in the demo unit to help you with perspective. This will save you a lot of trouble.
- Style: To stainless steel or not? Digitized product or plain old “keep my food fresh” unit? Your budget will have an impact on your possible selection however we’ll go ahead and share our strong opinion, not backed by any scientific research: go for stainless steel because they are very easy to clean and look slick in any home. And as for the digitized part: if you own a smartphone, you should just go ahead and bite the bullet, more and more of the refrigerators sold on the market are connected to the internet and allow for amazing features like alerting you when the milk is empty. Or the beer, which ever one you prioritize.
- Price: Last but not least, price. This can be as low as $300 and upwards of $3000. The constant thing we always remind our readers is this: research, research, research. There are amazing deals available online and in-store, some via the sponsors on this page, that can shave off close to 20% of the MRSP. Don’t lazy out, do your research and you’re pocket book will enjoy the benefits.