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Need A Refrigerator With No Freezer? - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 22, 2019 11:30:00 AM

 

Certain specialty applications call for specialty products. Refrigerators are no different: refrigerators with no freezers, also called "all-refrigerators" or "freezerless refrigerators" are often installed in offices, pool houses, or where a second refrigerator is needed. They range from basic to high-end, mini to full-size, and there are a lot of options. Here are a few types of all-refrigerators:

  • Twin Refrigerators or Column Refrigerators: A high-end type of refrigerator with no freezer, usually with a built-in look. They feature a single door and can be paired with a matching column freezer for a custom side by side look, or separated for convenience in a high-end kitchen. They may be panel-ready, built-in, or integrated (read more about built in and integrated refrigerators in our article).

  • Freestanding All Refrigerators: These models are useful for apartments, dorm rooms, offices, and other settings. They can be compact at 11 cubic feet or less, or up to 19 cubic feet or so for full-size models.

  • Beverage Centers/Wine Coolers: These refrigerators are specifically designed for storing beer, soda, wine, and other beverages. They're a great addition to any home bar! They usually have clear glass doors and can be freestanding or built-in models that can be installed under counters.
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Should You Buy a Bottom Freezer Refrigerator? - Features, Pricing, Pros & Cons

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

If your previous refrigerator was a top freezer refrigerator or the once-popular side by side style, you might be wondering about whether it's time to try a bottom freezer refrigerator. These models have been around for a while and have distinct advantages over top freezer and side by side styles: first, you don't have to bend over to access the fresh food section; and second, the refrigerator and freezer offer wide spaces for flexible storage. (Before we continue: check out our refrigerator buying guide for more info on choosing a new refrigerator!)

The main types of bottom freezer refrigerators are:

  • Traditional bottom freezer refrigerator with single refrigerator door, usually with a drawer-style freezer

  • French door refrigerator with two refrigerator doors and a bottom freezer

A less common type of bottom freezer splits both sections with four doors with a cupboard-style freezer rather than a pull-out freezer drawer.  Cheaper bottom freezer refrigerator models may offer a cupboard-style freezer that really looks like you turned a top freezer refrigerator upside down, but the majority of bottom freezer models come with a drawer-style freezer. 

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Should You Buy a French Door Refrigerator? - Features, Pricing, Pros & Cons

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 22, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 

If you are considering a refrigerator with French doors, you are about to make a great choice!  The popularity of this style has exploded and most consumers love them! When searching for a new refrigerator, you'll probably want to consider all of your style options. In the past, you may have had the old standby refrigerator with the refrigerator on the bottom and freezer above or the once popular side by side. We've compared French doors vs side by sides, but for most people the French door refrigerator offers the best elements of the bottom freezer and side by side refrigerator styles. (Check out our refrigerator buying guide for more info on choosing a new refrigerator!)

French door refrigerators have taken the market by storm and they are especially popular in new home packages and kitchen remodels. Even the most basic models have a lot of nice premium features. They consist of a bottom mount freezer that pulls out like a drawer and two refrigerator doors up top. There have been a lot of cool innovations within this category that we'll address further later on!

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Should You Buy a Refrigerator with an Ice and Water Dispenser?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Researching a new refrigerator can be an easy process if you know the right questions to ask. One important question to consider is whether or not you want a refrigerator with ice and water dispenser capabilities.  If you like the added convenience of having fresh ice, often cubed or crushed as well as filtered water close at hand in your refrigerator, you'll want to consider models with an ice and water dispenser. Believe it or not, some new models even come equipped with a Keurig attachment to allow your refrigerator to brew and dispense coffee for you!

We'll go over the pros and cons of having these dispensers in your new refrigerator. For more info on choosing a new fridge, check out our refrigerator buying guide, too! 

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Should You Buy a Frost Free Freezer? - Pros & Cons vs Manual Defrost

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

If you are shopping for a new refrigerator, you may be wondering what a frost free refrigerator is. "Frost free" is a term that has been used in the refrigerator industry for decades. Many older style refrigerators and some modern mini refrigerators and freezer-only units require manual defrost. In these non frost free models, frost periodically builds up in the freezer over the coils and it needs to be manually defrosted. This can be inconvenient as you have to remove all of the food from the freezer in order to do this.   

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Topics: Refrigerators, Upright Freezers

Top Freezer Refrigerators - An Option Worth Considering?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

If you are doing research on new refrigerators, choosing the style can be one of your most important considerations. Many of today's consumers are looking for French door bottom freezer models. Some consumers love the once-popular side by side models. However, if you are constrained for space, have a limited budget, or simply prefer a traditional style, a top freezer refrigerator may be a good fit for you. As their name suggests, top freezer refrigerators have the fresh food compartment on the bottom and the freezer on the top. 

 

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Refrigerator Organization - Features to Look For to Maximize Storage

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Does thinking about a cluttered refrigerator cause you instant stress? Do you lose things that get pushed to the back of the shelves or have trouble fitting everything in without creating piles that you'll have to dig through all over again later on? If you're in the process of buying a new refrigerator, taking a closer look at the interior organization is a must. 

Factors like the style and configuration of the shelving and bins as well as the door storage and other features are all important considerations (check out our refrigerator buying guide for more info on choosing a new fridge). Keeping your food organized and in plain sight can help reduce spoilage and prevent the "I didn't realize we already had some, so I bought more" problem. We'll go through some of the many refrigerator organization options to consider when buying a new model to help you decide what options are a must-have. 

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French Door vs Side By Side - What's Right for Your Kitchen?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

If you are shopping for a new refrigerator for your home, you've probably found the French door style tempting due to its popularity and its prominence in stores. French door refrigerators took the market by storm a few years ago and haven't slowed down! But before you make the plunge, it can't hurt to take another look at the side by side refrigerator style. With their modern features and styling, side by sides may be a good option if you consider the shelving options and the efficiency of the food storage. New ice maker designs give you more shelf space in the freezer section, too! They can be a great alternative to French door models for budget-conscious shoppers.

It's a tough choice – so let's dig into the pros and cons of both styles! (Quick tip: If you're looking for more info on choosing the best refrigerator for your needs, check out our refrigerator buying guide!) We'll also review two top-selling models from each category.

 

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What is a Counter Depth Refrigerator? - Features, Pros & Cons

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

When you are researching a new refrigerator, the choice between counter depth and full depth can be an important one. This is especially true if you have a kitchen with a built in cabinet opening for your refrigerator that is finished on one or both sides and has a cabinet above it.  When you are looking at refrigerators, you'll want to be sure to notice the difference between counter depth and full depth models.

Basically, counter depth models have a 24" deep case and are designed so that only the doors stick out beyond standard cabinetry and countertop depths. (Before we continue: check out our refrigerator buying guide for more info on choosing a new refrigerator!)

 

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What is a Side By Side Refrigerator? - Pros, Cons, Pricing, & More

Posted by Bob Allaire on Mar 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

When searching for a new refrigerator, you'll probably want to consider all of your style options:  top freezer, bottom freezer, French door, side by side, etc. In this blog, we take a close look at a question you may be asking - what is a side by side refrigerator?

Side by side refrigerators are very stylish looking with the freezer on the left and the refrigeration section on the right. They provide better access and visibility to the fresh food and better organization in the freezer section. They are also available with ice and water dispensers on the outside of the freezer door. The main drawback of this style is that the freezers are usually very narrow, making it difficult to accommodate very large items. (Before we continue: you can find more info on choosing a new refrigerator in our refrigerator buying guide!)

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