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Seven Tips to Choose a Refrigerator that Suits Your Needs

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Refrigerator is one of the essential kitchen appliances in a house. Not only does a fridge keep your food fresh, it has also become a decorative element in its own right. With the rapid development of technology, fridges have now come in various shapes and sizes. Here are seven important tips in choosing the right one. Consider them well to ensure that the fridge of your choice lasts long and suits your needs!

Size

The first thing to consider is size. You should consider not only the storage capacity of the refrigerator itself but also its dimension. It is possible to find refrigerators with the same volume but with different dimension. The difference can be either the height or the width. Therefore, make sure to first measure the area that will house the refrigerator before you make any purchase.

Seven Tips to Choose a Refrigerator that Suits Your Needs

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Position

Next thing to do is to plan the position of the refrigerator in your kitchen. This is important to decide the type of refrigerator or the amount of doors that you’ll choose. If you opt for a side-by-side refrigerator, make sure that you have enough space in your kitchen for your refrigerator door swing clearance.

Seven Tips to Choose a Refrigerator that Suits Your Needs

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Energy consumption

Refrigerator is an electronic appliance that constantly run on electricity. Therefore, the energy consumption of a refrigerator should be considered well to avoid overburdening your home’s electricity capacity. If necessary, choose a refrigerator with environmentally-friendly feature and inverter technology. This kind of refrigerator consumes less energy so that it wouldn’t cause additional charge on your electricity bill.

Seven Tips to Choose a Refrigerator that Suits Your Needs

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Storage features

Before buying a refrigerator, check the storage compartments available. Think about the kinds of food ingredients that you usually keep in the refrigerator. If you store more frozen food, then choose a refrigerator with big freezer. For those of you who like to store fruits, choose a refrigerator that comes with dedicated fruit compartment to keep your fruits fresh.

Seven Tips to Choose a Refrigerator that Suits Your Needs

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Supplementary technology

Most refrigerators these days are built with supplementary high-tech features. One of the most common features in modern refrigerators is a built-in water dispenser. If you have extra budget, you can opt for a smart refrigerator that provides much convenience in using the appliance. A smart refrigerator feature that connects to your smartphone enables you to adjust the temperature and even check what’s inside your refrigerator remotely.

Seven Tips to Choose a Refrigerator that Suits Your Needs

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Design

A refrigerator has evolved into an aesthetic element in a kitchen design. Refrigerators are available in various designs, from ones with luxurious glossy finishing to those with several colour options. If necessary, match the colour of your refrigerator to your kitchen design concept. However, if you want to skip the hassle, simply choose a neutral colour refrigerator. To make your kitchen appear more cheerful, you can stick some refrigerator stickers that are currently in trend. If you have extra budget, you can also consider a built-in refrigerator that is fixed into the kitchen cabinet.

Seven Tips to Choose a Refrigerator that Suits Your Needs

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Brand and warranty

Another consideration that you shouldn’t miss is the brand. Refrigerators are manufactured by big brands for sure offer a more secure warranty and after sales services. This can be convenient whenever there’s problem with the refrigerator. Before you decide, ask the sales agent clearly about the warranty period, the service centre’s location, and the claim procedure if the refrigerator doesn’t work properly.

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