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5 things to consider when shopping for a new refrigerator

Whilst the lifespan of fridges vary between models and brands, you should be able to expect it to last around 13 years, so when purchasing your new refrigerator, it’s a decision you want to get right!

A new refrigerator is an investment that takes careful consideration, as you want it to last you for many years to come. It’s not as simple as choosing something that looks good and does the job!

Considerations when shopping for a new refrigerator

  • Size
    Consider the size you need now and whether this will need to expand in the next few years. You don’t want to have to upsize in a year or two if your family grows and you need space for more food!
  • Space
    Where is your fridge going to go? Does it have a designated space? Make sure you measure the space for your fridge as a couple of cm can make all the difference to your fridge fitting, or not! Consider the aesthetic of your space too, fridges come in various colours and finishes so you want something that will match with the colour scheme of your kitchen.
  • Food habits
    Some fridges come with quick access doors, which can be super handy if you’re always grabbing the milk (or wine) out of the fridge. This means you don’t have to continually open the whole fridge and alter the temperature.
  • Fridge style
    Fridges generally come in four styles; French doors (two doors open outwards with freezer at the bottom), side by side (two doors open outwards with fridge and freezer placed next to each other), top freezer (freezer on top, fridge on bottom), bottom freezer (fridge on top, freezer on bottom). Each variation does the job but one may work better with your home and lifestyle!
  • Technology and features
    Do you want a fridge that is plumbed to water, or an icemaker? With the heat in Queensland, water consumption is high so to be able to access cool filtered water straight from your fridge could save you a lot of time when it comes to refilling jugs, and/or money on bottled water!

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