It is impossible to imagine a kitchen without a refrigerator. But how can you choose it without making a mistake, because the equipment is not cheap and we buy it for more than one year.
So, the first thing you need to do is decide on the parameters of the kitchen; the average area of the room is usually 9-10 square meters. A 60*60cm refrigerator is ideal for such a kitchen. If the kitchen is smaller, then you can find a refrigerator 40*60cm.
Refrigerators are usually taken in height, which will be level with the kitchen unit. 150-200 centimeters is the standard option, and you won’t have to bend over or stand on a stool.
For a very small kitchen, you can choose a low refrigerator the size of an oven; this can easily be placed on top of a cabinet.
Choose the volume of the refrigerator taking into account the number of family members. For a small family of 2-3 people, a large refrigerator is not profitable.
The average volume of a refrigerator is 250-300 liters. Again, for a small kitchen, a refrigerator with one or two compartments is suitable — a separate refrigerator and freezer.
If you fundamentally need a refrigerator with different temperature options for vegetables and meat, then this is only a multi-chamber one. The appearance of the refrigerator will depend only on your imagination of the style of the entire kitchen.
But do not forget that such equipment is purchased for several years in advance and the quality of the material must be good.
Manufacturers of large household appliances advise you to take a closer look at refrigerators with glazed glass; this is a beautiful appearance that does not leave fingerprints. An additional defrosting function will not be superfluous. In the store, take a closer look at the characteristics; there should be an inscription without frost or with non-freezing walls.
They need to be defrosted once a year to be washed. Another advantage is that such refrigerators are more economical. To avoid being too bothered by the noise from a running compressor, choose equipment with parameters from 21 to 55 dB. They operate silently without compressors — thermoelectric or absorption ones, but they consume more electricity.
The shelves inside the refrigerator are made of glass, metal, plastic and lattice. The grates allow air to circulate, keeping food fresh longer. The antibacterial coating will protect the refrigerator from foreign odors. And the last tip is to save energy. The most economical refrigerators are class A refrigerators, followed by B and C.