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Tips on buying a Refrigerator

Refrigerator, Fridge

So you've shifted into your new home, and everything is at it's rightful place. You've got all you need - except a refrigerator. Buying a fridge may seem like the easiest thing, but lot of factors need to be considered before making your purchase. The vast number of varieties available in the market for refrigerators can put a first time buyer into a tizzy!

A Refrigerator is one of the most crucial investments we make for our home and hence we need to be careful in making the choice. Here are some tips you should keep in mind before you go shopping:

The obvious first step is to scan the market for the models and brands available. Research is necessary to narrow down on a specific type of refrigerator and then compare prices.

That brings us to our next step. Identify your needs. 'How big is your family size?', 'What are your eating habits?', 'How much storing capacity you would require?', are some questions you should ask yourself.

Once needs are identified, look for the different types of Refrigerators available in the market, to be able make the correct choice. There are three broad categories under which all refrigerators can be classified: side-by-side, top-bottom or built-in, all that can be used for a variety of purposes.

After you've done that, the next measurable criteria is the size of the refrigerator. Fridge sizes are measured in cubic feet and range from 5 cubic feet to even 29 cubic feet. Consider your kitchen size and the space you've kept aside for your fridge, before settling on one.

Finally, you should allocate a budget for your Refrigerator and choose only those brands that match your current financial status. You may even check out the websites selling some of the best brands at discounted rates. For instance, Cooler Direct offers a wide range of refrigerators of all types and lists them along with their features and prices.

Before making the final choice you may also want to look at a few extra benefits that famous brands offer. These include accessories like the option of having an ice-maker or a stainless steel finished cabinet. Another thing to be kept in mind is the warranty period. All Fridges come with a minimum warranty period and most of them come with extended warranties that you may or may not choose to avail. Also, you should always consider the safety of the environment and buy only energy-efficient models. You don't want unnecessary electricity to be consumed by your brand new Refrigerator.
Published: 2008-01-31
Author: Charu Lata

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