Refrigerators Buying Guide


Getting Started

When buying a new refrigerator for your home, it is always best to pick what best suits your everyday life. Do you need something with a lot of storage or not so much? Are you looking for a beautiful french door design or something less flashy? Whatever it is you want, it’s always a top priority to know exactly the choices available.


The first and most important step in buying a refrigerator is determining your budget. Most basic refrigerators range from $300-$600. These are standard fridges with cramped top freezers and not the most efficient appliances. Once you get up to about $750 your options are more open, with side by side doors and more storage. At around $1,500 to $2,300 your options are basically endless with tons of features and styles that will best fit your needs.




●     There are a few finishes to choose from, ranging from stainless steel, slate, and of course black or white. These can all make any kitchen look great. Insert photo here

●     Counter-depth refrigerators look custom without the custom cost.

●     Reversible doors provide more options, especially in tighter spaces.

●     Fingerprint resistant finishes are a great idea and always keep your appliance looking new.

●     Active Finish stainless steel

Energy Efficiency Tips

There are some things you as a consumer can do to improve the energy efficiency of your refrigerator. Don’t place the fridge next to a heat source like a stove or dishwasher. Don’t make a habit of leaving the door open too long. And to prevent heat build up, try to leave space around the unit. By replacing an old fridge with a new Energy Star model consumers can save over $30 on their utility bills.

Storage Options

Adjustable door shelving allows you to make room for the items you grab most often.

Pantry drawers prevent you from having to open into the main fridge compartment when just grabbing a quick snack.

Pull-out freezers allow for easy frozen food organization so you don’t have to dig through a mess of peas and ice cream to get to the frozen pizza.

Sliding shelves make it super easy to reach those items in the back of the fridge.

Deli tray shelves allow you to store large platters and other large items.

Oversize door bins save a ton of shelf space by storing milk and 2 liter bottles. These bins also make the drinks easy to get to.

Humidity control drawers keeps fruits and veggies fresh while also keeping them in sight.


Style and Finish

Choose a style you won’t get tired of looking at over the years. A popular option is stainless steel since they’re easy to clean and are timeless. Other great options are black, bisque, and white. Some refrigerators do not have magnetized front panels so keep this in mind. Make sure the style and finish you choose are appropriate with your tastes that may change over time.



Deciding where to locate your new refrigerator is very important and has a lot to do with the type of refrigerator body you buy. Also, do you want it in the kitchen or are you wanting one for the basement? These are all things to consider carefully for long term use.



When buying a new refrigerator, you want to consider quite a few things. But with time and patience you’ll definitely get what you want. You just need to ensure that the refrigerator you pick matches your style, needs, and everyday life.

When choosing a refrigerator, do not rush it. Take time to consider all of your options. Come up with a well thought out budget plan, and go from there. When you choose carefully, you won’t have to go through the same appliance search until many years later.