A refrigerator is indispensable. I don’t think I need to explain much about that. What can and should be discussed is, of course, which refrigerator it will be. Now I can do all kinds of tests, or someone else. However, you will never hear the perfect answer for you. After all, the refrigerator can be a little too big or too small for the household you run. Therefore, it is always wise not to follow the advice of someone else blindly. Are you going to buy a fridge? Then read this blog to see what you should or can pay attention to during the purchase.
5 Tips: What to Consider When Buying a Refrigerator
As I mentioned, every household is put together differently. Also, one does a lot with a refrigerator, and the other does less. Since you know what your household looks like and what you do or don’t do with a refrigerator, it is also best to estimate which size is important.
If you have a refrigerator in mind, measure the sizes on where it should be located, with some extra room for play. Does it fit nicely, or is it a little too crass for the eye in that place?
If you have trouble estimating, take adhesives and stick them on the ground and in height to be really visible.
Personally, I wouldn’t say I like equipment that makes audible noise. I, therefore, usually pay attention to the number of decibels that a device produces. If you are going to look in a store, ask if they can connect the device so that you can hear the difference.
Not only the device makes noise, but also opening and closing a door can give a sound. When purchasing a refrigerator, pay attention to whether this is acceptable. Nothing so annoying to have to listen to the annoying “POK” sound all the time.
Appearance and inner
A refrigerator is not an item that you buy new weekly or monthly. Make sure that it suits you both in appearance and inward.
Does the device have a nice colour? Can it take a beating, or will it immediately dent it? Does it look nice?
As soon as you open the fridge, you want all your stuff to fit in. Therefore, take a good look at whether most of the products you have in your fridge as standard (butter, drinks, cheese or cold cuts, etc.) fit well. For example, can the bottle of Coke be well in the door?
Once you have found the perfect refrigerator, it turns out to be on sale. You won’t have to think about it for a long time. After all, you think you made the perfect deal. Until you get the energy bill in front of you! Au!
Therefore, be sure to pay attention to energy consumption when purchasing.
Power consumption is measured in kilowatt turns (kWh). The annual power consumption is large on the energy label (then it is called kWh/annum), and you can always find it with the specifications. Would you rather think in euros? The current electricity price is €0.20 per kWh. A simple calculation (kWh x €0.20) shows what the device costs you per power.
Finally, you can decide if you want a smart refrigerator. With a smart refrigerator, you can better manage the stock (and prevent food waste). You can also ask for the fridge for cooking inspiration. Some smart refrigerators even feature stereo speakers, a weather station and even a display for watching television. Also, via the smartphone app, you can keep an eye on the whole family’s food intake.