Everything You Need To Know About A Refrigerator

The refrigerator has been one of the most important innovations in the home appliances category over the last century. Though once a luxury, but thanks to the liberalization and boom of the Indian economy, it’s now an indispensable appliance in the Indian household. With the rising middle class and larger disposable income, demand for the refrigerators have witnessed robust double-digit growth over the last few years. Rising demands have also propelled the manufacturers to come up with path-breaking innovation to improve the utility of the refrigerator.
So, if you are someone who has not shopped for a while you would be amazed to see the latest refrigerators, loaded with tons of features ensuring food remains fresh for longer. In this article, we will cover all the latest and trending technologies new refrigerators come with so that the next time you decide to purchase a refrigerator you can make a smart decision.

** Classification of Refrigerators **

Before starting with the refrigerator technologies, it is important to know what are different types of refrigerators, so you can get better get the gist of each technology, specific to the type of refrigerator. Here is a concise list of refrigerator types with their prominent characteristics in the increasing order of volume/capacity:

1. Compact Refrigerators:

Also known as a bar refrigerator, this is the smallest type of refrigerator typically coming with the volume in the range of 50 to 100 liters. The main advantage is that they are cheap and portable. The downside is inefficiency for the given volume.

2. Single Door Refrigerators:

These are the most popular type of refrigerators and they generally came in the capacity range of 150 to 250 liters suitable for a nuclear/small family.

3. Double Door Refrigerator (Conventional):

Conventional double door refrigerator comes with two doors, with top door occupying less than one-third of the total size, for the freezer while the bigger bottom part for the normal refrigerator. This model generally offers the largest variety and are usually the most energy-efficient for the given volume. Their capacity range is from 250 liters and above.

4. Bottom Mounted Refrigerators:

This class of refrigerator contains two doors, but with the freezer compartment at the bottom. This type of refrigerator is more suited for families which use less amount of frozen food as it would avoid the need for frequent bending for pulling out food from the refrigerator.

5. Side-by-Side Refrigerators:

In the side-by-side models, the refrigerator is generally split into two halves, one half with larger space/volume for the freezer and the narrower another side for the freezer. Also, worth noting is that they usually come with handy features like inbuilt water & ice dispenser and external user interface panel.

6. French Door Refrigerator:

French door refrigerators are usually the biggest and most versatile class of refrigerator coming with around 3 or more doors. French door refrigerators are ideal for big affluent families who want to well categorize their food items and want the best of refrigerator features.

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