Remember as mentioned in my previous article cooking ,preparation,storage or cleanup is the primary goal of any kitchen.
This article is about storing perishables.
The reason for having one is to cool food and slow bacteria or freeze it and stop bacteria all together.The best temperature for a refrigerator is between 35 and 38 degrees
Once you order a fridge the delivery guys will need to get it into your kitchen so measure your door frames.
Make sure you have enough room between counters,under cabinets and allow for door swing plus leave at least one inch space for air to circulate from the rear where your coils are as they need to disipate the hot air being removed from the freezer and fridge compartments.
Think about capacity as a larger unit will of course use more energy
Consider features you may wish as there are now many including things such as flat screen televisions There are many interesting features including ice makers,water dispensers,led lights ,different drawer systems,etc to choose from.
There are different styles to look at including ,top freezer models which are the traditional type most of us are familiar with plus two other popular kinds which are called side by side and french door.
The side by side models usually have the fridge section on the right and the freezer section on the left.
french door models have the fridge section on top and the door is split to open on both sides while the freezer section is at bottom
Because of developments in compressors and insulations the new models use less energy than the old and you should always check the "Energy Star label" as most will save you around 20% on electricity expense.