Refrigerator Buying Guide

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Trail Appliances' 2020 Refrigerator Buying Tips Trail Appliances' 2020 Refrigerator Buying Tips

Refrigerator technology is constantly improving. Some have wi-fi and a built-in tablet, while others might have the ability to scrub ethylene gas from the air - meaning your fresh fruit and veggies last longer. The first step in choosing a new refrigerator is determining how much space you have for it. Once you know that, you can decide on the style and features you want.


Types of Refrigerators

There are a variety of styles of fridges available, each with their own advantages. Some of the most popular styles are:

top freezer fridge

Top Freezer Refrigerators
The most cost-effective models in the market. They’re great for people who frequently use the freezer compartment.

bottom freezer fridge

Bottom Freezer Refrigerators
For people who mostly use their fresh food compartment. The freezer is usually a drawer which allows you to easily see what’s in it.

french door fridge

French Door Refrigerators
A subset of bottom freezer fridges: their refrigerator door is split in two, so you won’t let out as much cold air when you’re just grabbing something quickly. French Door fridges are the most popular fridge we sell.

side by side freezer fridge

Side-by-Side Refrigerators
They offer equal access to the fridge and the freezer, but their popularity has decreased.

Home & Lifestyle Considerations

Measure the space you have for a new refrigerator, not the size of your old refrigerator. You may find you have room for something bigger & better!

Refrigerators are most energy-efficient when they’re full; otherwise you’re paying to cool air. Buy a refrigerator with a capacity to suit your household and lifestyle.

If the refrigerator you are choosing has an ice maker or water dispenser, you will need a water line to connect to the fridge. We can coordinate the hook-up of the water line with a recommended installer.

The first step in choosing a new refrigerator is determining how much space you have for it. Once you know that, you can consider features such as size, capacity, shelves and special features. For a full list of considerations, please see our Measuring Checklist for Refrigerators.

Measuring Your Fridge Space

Upgrade Your Refrigerator

Refrigerator technology and its features are constantly improving. We recommend upgrading to a new energy-efficient model so you can start saving on your utility bills. Some fridges have Wi-Fi and a built-in tablet, while others have NASA-level purification technology so as your food storage needs change, your fresh fruit and vegetables keep fresher, longer.

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