Built-in fridges are installed directly into your kitchen and typically have custom wooden or metal panels on them so that they match the rest of the kitchen cabinets. These are very modern and luxurious refrigerators and come with most high end features as standard.
Free Standing Refrigerators
Free Standing Refrigerators are more commonly found that their built-in cousins. Free standing units are placed inside of an insert in your kitchen and can be pulled out without much trouble. An obvious tip that you have a free-standing refrigerator rather than a built-in one is that your fridge will stick out further than your cupboards and they typically do not have a wooden finish coming in the more common black, white, or stainless steel.
French Door Refrigerators
French Door Refrigerators are a common sight in homes nowadays and are becoming more common than the more traditional top freezer style of fridge. French door fridges are extremely efficient at keeping products a consistent temperature, they out perform other styles of fridges due to their design. Since only half of the fridge is typically open at any given time the amount of cool air that escapes is far less. French door fridges are flexible to design to include ice makers and water dispensers in their doors, a very popular feature with most consumers, and high end models may even have a touch screen display that can inventory your food.
Side by Side Refrigerators
Side by Side refrigerators sometimes look quite similar to French door fridges but have one key difference, the French door refrigerator has two doors that open for the fridge area and one or two more that open into the freezer area. Side by side fridges have one door for the fridge and one for the freezer but they are smaller, thinner compartments. This can make fitting large items, like a pizza box, very difficult if not flat out impossible. Side by Side fridges are typically favored for their lower cost over French door fridges.
Top Freezer Refrigerators
Top Freezer Refrigerators are the older more classic design which is losing popularity but still have some good points going for them. First and foremost Top Freezer fridges have a much more options in terms of sizes than other models and can more easily fit into smaller homes without having to purchase a very small bar fridge or mini-fridge. They are also becoming quite cheap since other models are much higher in demand. Those who don’t want or need extra features can get this type at a much lower price than other models.
Compact Refrigerators is a catch-all phrase for different styles of fridges that are much smaller than the more common styles of refrigerators. This includes mini fridges, bar fridges, drawer fridges, and even wine fridges. Each of these fridges are normally purchased to fulfill a certain need or for a short term purpose. Wine coolers are, of course, normally purchased for the holding of wine bottles but can easily hold other beverages if the size of the bottles are not too different. Anyone with a small home or apartment might be happier with a small fridge under the counter instead of a full sized refrigerator. Mini Fridges and Bar fridges are the go-to fridge for students or the perfect accessory to a garage or man cave. Irregardless of what the need is you should be able to find a compact refrigerator that suites your needs with enough searching.