Types of refrigerators

Everyone will agree that today we  cannot  imagine  our life  without refrigerator. It is  the main and the most  important household  appliance  which makes our life easier, safe and convenient.

How does refrigerator  work in order to keep drinks and  food cool? The main function of  refrigerator is to push a liquid refrigerant through a sealed system, which is making it to vaporize, and after that  draw heat out of the fridge. The vaporized refrigerant then is passed through coils outside the fridge (at the back or the bottom), warming up the vapor, by changing it back into a liquid.

In this  topic we  are going to speak about  the types of refrigerators.

As refrigerator is considered  to be one of the  most important types  of  home  appliances you should  be aware of the advantages  and  disadvantages  of different models in case if you have  decided to buy a new one. Nowadays  marketplace suggested various styles  and designs of refrigerators, it means  that you have a variety choice according to your needs and budget.

In general refrigerators  are the following types:

  1. Side-by-Side Refrigerator
  2. Top Freezer Refrigerator
  3. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
  4. French Door Refrigerators
  5. Counter Depth Refrigerator
  6. Compact Refrigerator
  7. Wine Coolers

Side-by-Side refrigerators are parallel with each other splitting the fridge and freezer sections down the middle. In these  types the refrigerator section is usually a little wider than the freezer side. Side-by-Side refrigerators are ideal solution for small kitchens as in order  to open the door  fully you need less space. One of the  advantages of side-by-side refrigerators is that they typically may have water and ice dispenser features  built into the front doors. But generally these types  of  refrigerators are expensive as  compared with the other types.

     Top Freezer or  Bottom freezer refrigerators depending on the model the freezer section is either  on the top or on the bottom of the fridge. These types especially cost less as  compared  with the other  models of refrigerators. But as in bottom freezer  refrigerators the freezer opens like a drawer instead of a door they cost more than top freezer ones.

     French Door Refrigerators are very expensive models and  they are the best solution for   those who prefer comfort and luxury. As  to the  design they have side – by-  side units  similar to side-by –side fridges but both doors open into the fridge. The  freezer in these  types is at the  bottom of  the refrigerator.


Counter Depth Refrigerators are shallower than the other models. They are ideal solution for those who has a limited space or small household. Their storage space is also limited and  generally they do not have any freezing capacity.

Compact Refrigerators are smaller version of the normal fridges. They are ideal solution for office or dorm room. Compact Refrigerators usually don’t have a freezer compartment.

Wine Coolers are known as cellars. Some expensive models of this type have multiple zones which allow you to keep different drinks at optimal temperature.

As most experts assured   the average life expectancy of a refrigerator is about 14 to 17 years. In order to operate properly your refrigerator should be filled up about three quarters. If you are not able to full it up you can put several bottles of water.

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