We select the best refrigerator for home

We select the best refrigerator for home

Today I will talk about how to choose a refrigerator. Agree that this is the most important device in the kitchen. Many devices have been invented for the processing of food and their preparation, but food can only be stored in the refrigerator. Manufacturers are well aware that the need of buyers for them is very high. Therefore, the devices are constantly being improved, and their capabilities are growing. Blowing system, car frostbite, freshness zone, control unit on the door, antibacterial coating - the head is spinning from these and some other features. But after all the device is bought by us for many years. How to understand whether we really need all the modern features or is it just an advertising move? How to find really "your" refrigerator? First, let's analyze the typology of devices. This may be a refrigerated and wine cabinet with blank and transparent doors, a portable and transport device. There are also water coolers, ice generators, ice cream makers and apparatuses for drugs and cosmetics.

The most common are detached two-chamber devices. Single-chamber and embedded models are less popular. After them are freezers, refrigerated display cases and a mini refrigerator place occupies a special place.

Type of cooling system

Type of cooling system

  • Compression fridge. Most devices have compression cooling. This is the most economical and practical option when the refrigerant is circulated under the pressure of the compressor.
  • Absorption device. Such a device does not have a compressor, the refrigerant circulates due to the heat of the heat exchanger. Such devices consume more energy than compression. Their advantage is the possibility of using liquid or gaseous fuels. Combined electric gas cooler powered by direct and alternating current or on liquefied gas. 5 liters of gas is enough for about 230 hours of continuous operation.
  • Thermoelectric device. Such models cool products by passing direct current through semiconductor wafers. Part of the plates is located inside the chamber, part outside. When the cooling mode is active, the inner plates are cooled and the outer ones heat up.If the direction of the current changes, the inner parts of the plates heat up, and the outer parts on the contrary are cooled. The greater the volume of the refrigerator, the more energy is consumed.

A device with thermoelectric cooling works almost inaudibly, compared with compression, having an external suspension. Of the compressor, the quietest are the linear models. Absorption devices are also quiet, only gurgling.

Climate class

The characteristic determines the limiting parameter of ambient air, at which the technical indicators specified by the manufacturer are provided. Models for a temperate climate should provide these indicators at ambient temperatures of up to 32 degrees. Tropical models - up to 43, they are more powerful and resistant to weathering.

Comfort class

Depending on the location of the freezer, the two-compartment refrigerator has a certain comfort class. When buying a device with a small volume, it is better to give preference to the upper location of the freezer. For appliances with a large volume, the lower location of the freezer is typical. Side by Side models have a hinged cabinet design.True, such large-size refrigerators and their cost is much more.

Thawing method

Thawing method

An important factor for the device is the defrosting method. With manual defrosting, device maintenance is more labor intensive, but their cost is much cheaper. More expensive models have automatic defrosting, smooth walls and glass shelves.

 

Cooling method

Cooling method

Modern refrigerators have two ways to cool products:

  • Natural air circulation. This cooling protects the products from drying out. Chambers with self-repellent vaporizer trap all moisture inside. Therefore, there is increased humidity, which has a beneficial effect on food. The camera is equipped with a fan, which can be turned on when you need to quickly cool drinks or food. The fan circulates the air intensively, which gives a uniform temperature on each shelf.
  • Forced cooling fan. In such devices, the walls of the chambers do not freeze over. In the freezer, the products are blown with dry air, which prevents the formation of frost. In the refrigerator compartment there is a low humidity.Therefore, products should be carefully packed for storage. No frost refrigerators have a fan, relays and heaters that consume a significant amount of energy. Such devices are less reliable, since every mechanical part and electrical contacts may break.

Comfort class

Comfortable refrigerator

Comfort depends on the availability of the following options:

  • Hanging the door from one side to the other.
  • Limiters and locks for opening doors will protect nearby furniture.
  • Device for easy opening of doors.
  • The material and design of the shelves. Transparent shelves prevent air circulation, lattice, on the contrary, contribute to the uniform distribution of air.
  • Drawers, receptacles and baskets are convenient for accessing and placing products.
  • Sudok are intended for storage of small packaged products. This may be a tray for storing dumplings, ice molds, scraper for frost.
  • Retention Period Index. It is better if inside the chamber each section will be equipped with such signs to prevent damage to the products.
  • Removable insulating partition between the sections reduces energy consumption by up to 50 percent with incomplete load on the camera.
  • A cold accumulator filled with a heat-absorbing salt solution, which stabilizes the storage temperature, increases the storage time when the energy is turned off and increases the freezing power of food.

Economy Class

Economy class refrigerator

The highest economy class is A ++, the lowest G. There are nine of them. The first four classes are considered the most economical. Models of this class are more common in the market. Efficiency is estimated depending on the useful volume of the device and the availability of additional electrical mechanisms. This criterion is also influenced by the quality of manufacture of the device and the operating conditions.

Reliability and durability

Reliable refrigerators

The more official warranties given by the manufacturer, the better. During this period, the service undertakes to repair the refrigerator for free. Basically, the warranty on equipment is one year. However, some companies provide an additional warranty on the compressor, which lasts 5 years. In Russia and Belarus there is a 3 year warranty.

Price

Dollar

The price does not always correspond to the quality in the case of this type of technology. The cost varies depending on demand, brand, comfort and technical indicators.It happens that a prestigious single-chamber refrigerator is more expensive than a prestigious two-chamber.

How to find a refrigerator that meets your requirements?

  • Calculate its volume with the growth in the coming years.
  • If the family diet is dominated by fresh vegetables and meat, then you should buy a device with compartments that have a zero temperature.
  • If you often freeze food for the future, the device should have a quick freeze mode. You should also pay attention to the thickness of its walls and the possibility of using a cold battery. So you can protect yourself from defrosting products in an emergency.
  • If there are two compressors in the device, this does not mean that it is more reliable. They are simply more expensive.
  • Consider its dimensions. After all, too massive a device may not enter the doorway or elevator.
  • Refrigerator for rural areas should be equipped with electromechanical control. So the device will work with any voltage deviations.

Which firm is better to choose a refrigerator?


These are single or double door units with up to 400 liters of domestic and foreign production.Popular models of Ariston, Bosch, Daewoo, Electrolux, Indesit, LG, Snaige and Zanussi refrigerators are manufactured at Russian enterprises. Devices costing up to 20 thousand rubles can have all the features that I mentioned above in the “Comfort Class” section, and also:

  • Temperature indicator;
  • Alert for open door and temperature rise;
  • The indicator warning of rising temperatures of frozen foods;
  • Economical mode of operation, during which the empty refrigerator works, maintaining the temperature in the refrigerator compartment 15 degrees. At the same time energy consumption decreases.

Choose a device with a high level of usability

Increased convenience is provided by the zone of preservation of freshness, halogen lighting lamps, infrared irradiators, odor absorbers, ice maker, built-in TV and other household appliances. Here are the add-ons of this type of device:

  • Dispenser for ice and chilled water.
  • Elite models of refrigerators have all the convenience of use, up to the built-in computer.
  • Electronic control, digital thermometer, control panel.
  • Fast cooling products in the freezer.
  • The "Self Diagnosis" mode will automatically determine the cause of the fault.
  • The electronic calendar will prompt storage periods and recipes for cooking. Also, the calendar will indicate the location of the product and the maximum date of use.
  • Universal camera keeps the desired temperature - plus, minus or zero.
  • Special wine shelves, separate wine chambers or cabinets.

Choosing a built-in refrigerator

The advantages of embedded technology are obvious. They significantly save kitchen space. The device can be embedded in kitchen and office furniture, trade windows and bars. Embedded appliances are similar to other types of refrigerators. They can also be single or double door, single or double chamber. A fully-built device can be combined with the rest of the built-in equipment. There are European models of built-in devices that are made on the basis of free-standing. Russian manufacturers do not yet produce embedded refrigerators and freezers due to low demand. But the built-in refrigerator is more economical due to the thick walls, has good thermal insulation,they are more attractive externally. When embedding a refrigerator in furniture, it is necessary to consider all the rules for electrical safety and adequate ventilation. Furniture must have openings for air circulation. It is better to entrust the installation to a professional. An embedded device usually has volumes from 90 to 400 liters. About 90 percent of the equipment comes from models with a volume of 120 liters. These are mostly single-camera models.

Top best fridges

This is all the basic information about an important kitchen appliance. See also the ranking of the best refrigerators for the 2014-2015 year. Maybe you will like the best models and you can choose the right device in the desired price category. If you do not believe this top models, you can visit the forum, read a bunch of reviews of real owners of a particular technology, but I assure you will spend a lot of time and find out the same thing as here.

Rating of the best refrigerators up to 20,000 rubles

BEKO CS 335020

BEKO CS 335020

 

Two-compartment

BEKO CS 335020

BEKO CS 335020

  1. BEKO CS 335020 (best choice)
  2. INDESIT BIA 161 NF
  3. INDESIT BIA 20
  4. HOTPOINT / ARISTON HBM 1181.3
  5. BEKO CS 338020 S
  6. INDESIT ST 145
  7. ATLANT XM 4708-100

Single chamber

INDESIT TT 85

  1. INDESIT TT 85 (best price-quality purchase)
  2. LIEBHERR T 1714-21 001
  3. POZIS RS-416
  4. SHIVAKI SHRF-100CH
  5. POZIS SVIYAGA-513-3

 

Top best fridges up to 30,000 rubles

Two-compartment

LG GA-E409UQA

LG GA-E409UQA

  1. BEKO CN 335220 X
  2. LG GA-E409UQA
  3. HOTPOINT / ARISTON HBD 1201.4 NF H
  4. BOSCH KGV 39XL20 R
  5. GORENJE RK 6191 AW
  6. HOTPOINT / ARISTON HBD 1201.3 X NF H
  7. INDESIT BIAA 20 S H

Coolest fridges

  • SAMSUNG RF24HSESBSR / WT
  • HITACHI R-C6800UX
  • SMEG SBS800P9 - the most expensive that I found $ 10,000
SMEG SBS800P9

SMEG SBS800P9

As you already understood, SMEG is a very expensive Italian brand that has existed for 60 years and is designed for well-to-do people.

Conclusion

That's all, our article has come to an end, I am sure you have learned a lot of new things and now the sellers will not be able to sniff out some trash that they need to be floated.

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