Refrigerators are one of those home appliances most people don’t think about much until they break down … or until the second shelf from the top starts freezing your beer if you place it on the left side. Obviously, an unforgivable sin.
Although a refrigerator is an appliance that still performs the same basic function it has for a few decades — keeping food cold — the number of features and options in today’s best refrigerators are impressive. You’ll want to read through our refrigerator reviews to ensure that you’re making the right choice for this important appliance.
What Are Refrigerators?
A refrigerator is a box-like kitchen appliance that uses a refrigerant solution to keep the temperature inside the box consistently just above freezing. The consistent, cold temperatures allow food to last longer. Most refrigerators also have a freezer compartment, where food is maintained at a temperature below freezing.
Refrigerators are available in a few different designs. Popular designs today include a French door design with a freezer drawer on the bottom and double doors on the refrigerator. Some French door designs include extra drawers or compartments.
A bottom freezer design has a freezer drawer on the bottom with a single refrigerator door on top. Or the freezer could be on top, accessible through a single hinged door, with the refrigerator compartment on the bottom. A side-by-side design has a freezer accessible through one large vertically aligned door on the left and the refrigerator on the right. Consider compact or miniature refrigerators for sale too.