When it comes time to buying a new refrigerator how do you decide which refrigerator combination is best for your household? Firstly, the space you have available will dictate the size and style of refrigerator. Another influencing factor might be your budget – how much do you want to spend? These days there are so many brands to choose from so the decision can be overwhelming. Then there’s an endless choice of refrigeration configurations; freestanding, built-in, integrated, side by sides, bottom mounts, top mounts, French door, undermount, all fridge, all freezer, chest freezer etc. Where does one begin?
So, how does one narrow down the selection process and help make the right decision?
We’ve put together four key questions which can help guide you in the right direction when it comes to which refrigerator combination is right for your household.
- What is the size of the household?
- How often do you shop?
- What types of food do you buy?
- Are you a lover of left overs?
How big (or small) is your household?
It is important when deciding on a fridge to consider the number of people that reside in your household. Are there plans to expand the family? Do you have toddlers growing into teenagers who will eat you out of house and home? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you might want to think long-term and invest in a bigger refrigerator.
Are you a frequent (or infrequent) shopper?
The capacity of your new purchase is largely influenced by how often you make a trip to the grocery store. Is it weekly, fortnightly or monthly? Someone who shops regularly is less inclined to need a chest freezer, than perhaps those who buy their meat in bulk.
Do you prefer to buy fresh or frozen?
Do you consider yourself a fresh or frozen consumer? Which do you tend to buy more of? You need to take into consideration the actual storage space available in both the freezer and fridge. For example, in many instances a bottom mount is more suited to someone who requires extra freezer space, than what a top mount fridge might have to offer.
Do you love leftovers? If you answered yes to the question, then you will need a lot more freezer space. Freezing containers of left overs take up a lot more space and add extra bulk in the freezer, which you don’t always consider.
More or less? What’s right for you?
If you have taken the time to answer these four simple questions, this should help you narrow down the list of options. For example, if you use more fridge space, then a top mount will suit you as it offers more fridge to freezer ratio. A fan of leftovers? Then a bottom mount refrigerator provides more freezer space and is the better option for you.
Still undecided – you love both fresh and frozen, equally? Perhaps look at a side by side appliance, offering you the best of both worlds.
How Liebherr can help you choose the right refrigerator combination
Whichever your preference, Liebherr have the range to suit your families needs. Liebherr feature six fully integrated models offering different internal configurations and functions, so you can create the ultimate side by side or choose the perfect individual appliance to suit your lifestyle. For lovers of fresh food, Liebherr have the unique BioFresh zone which keeps food fresher for significantly longer than a traditional fridge. Visit our website for more details.