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Buying a New Model Refrigerator

Updated on September 6, 2011

Do you need a new refrigerator but are hesitating because it is a major purchase and you want to get the best value for your dollar.

If your refrigerator is still in fine working condition, do yourself a favour and put your money elsewhere but if it is time to change then here are a few tips.

Four basic styles: A quick overview

1- The top freezer is great for small spaces with a typical width between 30 to 33 inches; they give great service for the amount of energy they use. However, if you have problems bending over you may find it somewhat inconvenient to have to bend down to get the mustard or mayo out

2- The bottom freezer, the food you use daily is at eye level and easy to reach, this model can be slightly wider than the top-freezer stretching to 36 inches. The main problem for anyone with a back problem can happen when bending down to take something out of the freezer.

3- The side-by-side, same width as the bottom freezer model but may cost a bit more. If you are cold pizza fan some models can hold a large pizza box so you may have to repack that pizza before putting it away.

4- The built in model is the top of the line when it comes to price but does look good as it gives a unified look to your kitchen.

A few tips:

1- You do not really need a built in, it does not keep your food better

2- Do you need a fridge that dispenses ice and water?

3- Forget that extended warranty, most refrigerators will last longer than five years when purchased new.

4- Research has shown that may and June are good months to buy a new refrigerator as dealers are making room for new models and last year’s models are discounted.

Before you buy determine the space you have for the refrigerator, in particular how wide is the space, you do want the machine to fit. Consider the shelves which are likely used the most are easy to the pull out and push back in.

Lastly, you will eventually have to clean it both inside and out, so while that stainless steel may look inviting and sleek, how much elbow work is involved in getting it clean?

Today the most common question you might be asking when it comes to buying an appliance is how much energy does it use?

Some prior thought before buying and a little research will help you make a wise choice.

my refrigerator

bottom freezer, Bob Ewing model
bottom freezer, Bob Ewing model


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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    9 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks, I agree stainless steel is more work, thanks for dropping by.

  • C.S.Alexis profile image


    9 years ago from NW Indiana

    That stainless steel shows every finger print and most of my customers who have stainless really hate trying to keep it up. Thumbs up Bob.


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