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Refrigerator Buying Guide and Deals

By DAWN CARTER
posted Jun 23, 2020

If the kitchen is the heart of your home, a fridge is what keeps it pumping. Whether you're remodeling your kitchen, or your old refrigerator just needs to be replaced, keep in mind that with proper care and maintenance, it is a long term investment that can operate for 15 years or more. There are a variety of refrigerators to choose from. This guide will help you focus on a few key things to find the right one.


Budget

Refrigerator Capacity

Refrigerator Size and Space Management

Styles

Ice, water and filtration

Energy Use

Refrigerator Stores and Deals


1. Budget

Generally speaking, a new refrigerator will cost anywhere from $400 for top-freezer to $2500 and up for a roomy freezer with French doors, through-the-door water and sleek stainless shell. Make sure you buy the refrigerator within your budget while meet your need is pretty important.

2. Refrigerator Capacity

According to BestBuy, you may have at least 4 – 6 cubic feet of fridge space per adult. A typical family of four will need at least 20 cu. ft., and likely more.

3. Refrigerator Size and Space Management

Always measure the space where the refrigerator will sit.However, measuring height, depth and width are just the beginning. Even more, you may need also consider the door opening space, the hinge side door space, ventilation space, cleaning space and even getting the refrigerator in the house.

Here is a guideline on how to measure the space.

3. Refrigerator Styles

Top Freezer:

Bottom Freezer:

French Door:

Side-by-Side:

All-Refrigerator:

Compact:

4. Ice, water and filtration features

Ice Maker Options

Water Dispenser Locations

5. Comparing Energy Efficiency

Many freezers are ENERGY STAR® qualified, which means savings for you. ENERGY STAR Certified indicates that a refrigerator is 9–10% more energy efficient than the federal standard. Make sure you look to see if the appliance has an energy star rating.

6. Stores to buy Refrigerators

Check below for current deals:

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  1. Family size
  2. BUYING TIPS: MEASURING FOR A NEW REFRIGERATOR