The advices of an expert on choosing a refrigerator

In each dwelling there must be a good refrigerator, which will correspond to the parameters necessary for your operation. To purchase a high-quality unit for storing food in it, you should use the advice of specialists who offer to make a choice according to several criteria. Using the recommendations below, you will know what to look for.

Dimensions and Volume

To make the right choice, you need to decide what size you need, because when choosing the first model you like, you may encounter trouble when the refrigerator simply does not fit the size of your kitchen.

The refrigerator can be produced in five sizes:

● small. The height of such units is 80-160 cm with a width of 50 cm. The depth of the device is standard – 60 cm. The volume is 50-60 liters. Such equipment will be optimal for the country house, mini hotel or office space;

● mini-bars. They have a height of 80 centimeters, the width of the models will be 50 centimeters, with a depth of 50-60 cm. The volume of equipment reaches 50-60 liters. As a rule, such devices are used to preserve fresh vegetables and drinks;

● European standard. In this category there are devices, with a height of 170-205 cm, width, as well as depth, have traditional parameters (60 * 60), with a volume of 50-140 liters. The device will be optimal for a cottage or apartments with small dimensions;

● medium, with small height, but wide. The width of this type of equipment is over 80 centimeters, height reaches 170 centimeters. The volume of the device reaches 200-260 liters. They can also be installed in a small house or apartment. As a rule, they store billets for winter;

● large. Such refrigerators have a width with standard parameters, which are 60 centimeters. The height of the equipment reaches 195-210 cm, the volume can accommodate 350-850 liters. It is best to purchase such equipment for a large house or apartment.

Refrigerator chambers

You should choose a refrigerator with several chambers, if you want to have a unit with different temperature regions. Such models allow you to set up a separate temperature regime for the fish compartment, the vegetable compartment, as well as for the berries and so on.

Currently very popular single-chamber refrigerator is suitable for a small room.

Models with two cameras have shown themselves well, because products keep longer in them, especially if you plan to freeze for the winter period.

Three-chambered devices have zero and lower temperature readings. Products are kept fresh for a long period In them. If you use a low-temperature chamber, then various greens with salads will look fresh even after 1.5 weeks.

The chamber with deep freezing makes it possible to preserve all the necessary vitamins with useful components in the products. This model will be ideal for gardeners who harvest their crops for the entire winter season.

The temperature regime, which is set in the refrigerating chamber, is denoted by asterisks. The greater the number of icons, the longer the food can be stored.

Shelves

When choosing a refrigerator, take into account its shelves. In modern devices there are plastic, metal and glass shelves. The best choice are versions with grilles, because air is circulated through them.

This action has a direct impact on the preservation of freshness of food. If you have the opportunity, purchase a refrigerator with such shelves.

Freezing chambers

The choice of the freezer should be treated with all responsibility, as certain types may not fit you according to the criteria. In total there are 4 types of freezers, which are marked with asterisks:

  • 1 star. The temperature of freezing in a similar chamber is -6 degrees. It can store food for one week. This view is not particularly suitable for long-term storage of freezing;
  • 2 stars. Here the temperature will be -12 degrees. Food can be stored for one month;
  • 3 stars. The temperature in the chamber is -18 degrees. Food can be stored for 3 months;
  • 4 stars. Here the freezing power falls below -18 degrees and can reach -24. Food can be stored for 6-12 months.

In this chamber you can harvest meat, fish and even berries.

Defrost system

There are three types of defrosting for cooling chambers:

  • The simplest option is the manual method. Its work is identical with the freezing chamber. When using this method defrosting both chambers occure;
  • “No Frost” system is used in more expensive refrigeration equipment. The process of action is identical with the freezing chamber. The difference lies in the fact that the system can be embedded in the freezer or located in both chambers;
  • The third type is present in many modern devices. It is based on the fact that ice is formed on the evaporator during the compressor operation period. During compressor shutdown, the ice begins to thaw. This method is also called drip.

Each of the defrost systems has its negative features. If you are planning to choose “No Frost” or drip method, then you should know that in the first case there is a rapid dehydration of food. Also, due to the fan, the refrigerator has a high noise level.

Appearance

The model should be chosen based on the interior of your kitchen. Manufacturers offer refrigerators with different types of coverage. You can purchase a device made of glass, stainless steel or simply painted.

If you want your refrigeration equipment to retain its presentability for a long period of time, stop the choice on the glass. There are no fingerprints on this cover.

According to its color and color scheme, the device should harmoniously fit into the room. This criterion is of particular importance if you plan to place the equipment in another room.

Additional functions

Auxiliary features also have great value. Pay attention not only to the degree of noise during operation, but also to the method of control, the presence of an ice generator, the mode of operation, the presence of an antibacterial coating, and other options.

The quality of the compressor, which is installed in the device, affects the noise level. This factor is also related to the lifetime of the device. The best option is the volume of 21-56 dB.

Thermoelectric as well as absorption models provide silent operation. But due to the fact that they have a small size, this option is not suitable for everyone.

The noise level that a refrigerator produces during operation can be related to one of the main criteria that influences your choice. If the weak noise does not give you problems when the refrigerator is located in the kitchen, then the same noise, only in one of the living rooms, can interfere with your business.

Power usage

When choosing a refrigerator for your home, you need to look at the class of energy consumption. The category of the most economical models includes devices whose class is equal to: “A ++, A + and A”. The following are models with a class: “B” and “C”. They are not very different from the first representatives. If we talk about refrigerators, whose class of energy consumption is equal to “D” to “G”, then they are  almost out of production.

Price

When choosing a refrigerator for your home, you need to look at the class of energy consumption. The category of the most economical models includes devices whose class is equal to: “A ++, A + and A”. The following are models with a class: “B” and “C”. They are not very different from the first representatives. If we talk about refrigerators, whose class of energy consumption is equal to “D” to “G”, then they are  almost out of production.

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