How to choose a refrigerator?

The refrigerator can rightly be called one of the most useful and necessary inventions of mankind. He is an indispensable assistant in the house, and therefore take his choice with particular severity. When size matters

First of all, pay attention to the overall dimensions of the refrigerator. Small models have only one door, and the freezer compartment is built into the refrigerator. The refrigerators have more options. You can identify the European, Asian and American design direction. Refrigerators of the "European" design are tall, narrow, capable of accommodating in a cramped kitchen. Usually the freezer is located at the bottom, the refrigerator at the top.

"Asian" refrigerators are low and wide. The freezer compartment is usually located at the top, and the refrigerator compartment is at the bottom. This design is typical for "American" refrigerators. Typically American is the layout side by side, when the big door on the right is the refrigerator, and the door is smaller on the left is the freezer. As practice shows, many products best retain their qualities at zero temperature. Since there are no such conditions in the refrigerator or in the freezer, some firms produce refrigerators with an additional chamber or with a zone of zero temperature.

Once a snowflake, two snowflakes

This characteristic is often indicated on the door of the freezer or, if the refrigerator is single-chambered, next to the work indicators. Freezing chambers with one snowflake can maintain a minimum temperature of -6 degrees, this is suitable for short storage of products. Two snowflakes indicate that the temperature limit in the freezer is -12 ° C, which is enough for long-term storage and freezing of a small number of products. Freezing chambers with four snowflakes (temperature reaches -24 ° C) provide long-term storage and freezing of a large number of products.

Clean work

Practically in all modern refrigerators the freezer is equipped with an automatic defrosting system. It can work on two principles: either to prevent the formation of ice (No Frost system), or to defrost it. In refrigerators of the first type, forced circulation of cold air is usually ensured. Numerous streams of air in different directions are distributed throughout the chamber. This creates conditions for rapid and uniform cooling of the products. The moisture is discharged outside the chamber, so it does not condense on the walls and as a consequence - there is no need to defrost the refrigerator manually.

Refrigerators of the second type (drip defrost system) work in a different way: when the compressor stops, the moisture condenses on the back of the chamber and then drips down the guide channel into a special container located under the unit, where the moisture evaporates. This process takes place imperceptibly for the users of the refrigerator.

Convenience in operation refrigerators with two compressors. They are somewhat more expensive, but the refrigerator and freezers are independent, and if necessary, any of them can be turned off.

According to the needs

For the refrigerators, energy consumption classes are introduced, denoted by the letters of the Latin alphabet from A (the most economical devices) to G (malicious waste of electricity). Until recently, class A was considered the highest class. However, progress does not stand still. Not so long ago I had to introduce two new classes - A + and A ++, which are assigned to products, the most perfect in terms of electricity consumption.

High tech

Today, if you want, you can buy a refrigerator with the ability to access the Internet or with a built-in TV. In addition, in modern models there are a number of other useful devices. For example, a heat sensor will signal if you do not close the door, or, if there is another smart system, the door closes. Expensive models can be equipped with a "notebook", from which you will learn how long in your freezer this or that product is stored.

Functionality and comfort

Fridge FDR, Samsung

Ability to embed. Large capacity (454 liters). Unique dual cooling system TWIN Cooling System ™. Informative digital display, reporting temperature and current modes. In this refrigerator there is no separation wall, which makes it more spacious. No Frost technology and a high-tech compact ice maker. A convenient and roomy box Big Box will allow you to immediately load a large number of products into the refrigerator, and the Fresh Safe drawer, thanks to a special internal micro environment, is designed to store vegetables and fruits and can conserve natural nutrients longer.

From 62 990 rubles., Network shops "Technosila", "World", "M.Video"

Desired height

Refrigerator ZRD332SO, Zanussi

Energy class A. Height -171 cm. Glass shelves made of extra strong tempered glass. Total net volume (net) 312 liters.

Automatic defrosting of the refrigerating chamber. Manual defrosting of the freezer. Number of shelves in the refrigerator - 3 full-size.

From 28 000 rubles., Network stores "Mir", "M.Video", "MediaMarkt"

Innovative approach

Refrigerator GR-F499BNKZ, LG

Energy efficiency class A ++. Linear Compressor. Cooling system Total No Frost. Touch-sensitive LED display. Zone Vita-Light - a special compartment with LED lighting, which allows you to store more in the products of vitamin C and moisture. Special Moist Balance Crisper surface. Zone Opti-Temp with two temperature modes: +2 degrees for vegetables and fruits, -1 degree for meat and fish. This department provides longer storage of products without having to freeze them.

From 56 990 rubles., Network stores "M. Video »,« Technosila »,« MediaMarkt »

Low temperatures

Refrigerator Side by Side S76488KG, AEG-Electrolux

Separating refrigerators AEG-Electrolux, due to the fact that it maintains a temperature of 0 ° C, is the optimum storage capacity for vegetables and fruits. Low temperature slows the growth of bacteria, contributes to better preservation of the taste of products. Fresh meat will be stored in these conditions 7-10 days, fresh fish 3-5 days, fresh vegetables 10-15 days, fresh fruit - 15 days. Control is the display on the top panel. GROSS volume of the refrigerating chamber 302 liter. NET volume of the refrigerating chamber 294 liter.

From 129 000rub., The chain of stores "M.Video", "MediaMarkt", "Technopark", "Eldorado"

Freshness for a long time

Refrigerator FreshFrostFree, Electrolux

High energy consumption class A +. The technology of dynamic air circulation Multiflow.

A special TwinTech system, cooling each compartment separately. Special FreshZone drawer with low temperature, which allows you to store fish, meat, as well as fruits and vegetables. The built-in air filter TasteGuard does not allow mixing of odors of various products. Function of intensive freezing and intensive cooling with auto-shutdown, electronic control, sound and visual signal of temperature rise.

46 000 rubles., You can buy from any dealer Electrolux

Attention to the screen!

Refrigerator Coolmedia KG28FM50, Siemense

Useful volume 269 hp. 1 compressor, 3 cooling circuits. Top: refrigeration compartment 156 liters; regime of super-cooling; 4 shelves made of impact-resistant glass, 3 of which are adjustable in height; bottle holder. In the middle: freshness preservation zone 0 ° C - 60 l, of which 35 l "wet" and 25 l "dry" freshness preservation zone; 2 retractable boxes on telescopic skids with full extension; automatic humidity control. Bottom: freezer compartment 53 l; Duration of storage at power outage 15 hours; super-freeze mode; 3 transparent boxes. Calendar of storage of products. CoolMedia technology. Built-in LCD TV (size 17 ", 43 cm) with a USB connector. Ability to connect a DVD-player. Remote control.

90 000 rbl., A network of shops "Техносила", "M.Video", "Eldorado", www.holodilnik.ru

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