Create More Storage Space
With refrigerator drawers, all your extra fresh food storage needs will be addressed. And the best thing is you do not need to make room for them.
You can certainly make life simpler with refrigerator drawers. These refrigeration units are designed to provide you with extra fresh food storage space without the need to worry about where to put them. This new innovation in refrigeration was conceptualized to address issues often encountered by consumers with small kitchens or those who simply want to maximize kitchen space. They are installed under your counters and usually used to store beverages and snacks. Instead of buying an extra freezer or upgrading to a new refrigerator, you might first want to look at the benefits and advantages offered by these fridge drawers.
As their name implies, refrigerator drawers are installed as part of your cabinetry. Your visitors will not even notice them since they will look like typical drawers. For homeowners who would like to have a seamless look in their kitchen, installing these drawers will indeed be a good idea. Most units come in pairs. You can choose to install one refrigerator and one freezer, two refrigerators or two freezer drawers based on the temperature settings. Since they are the same size as a dishwasher, you will not have any problems fitting them in your kitchen. There are some homeowners who even choose to install these units in their rooms, office or entertainment area.
Other features which can come with these fridge drawers are door alarms, superior lighting, front venting, toe plate, crisper cover, egg tray, drip-proof shelf, ice maker and automatic defrost. Of course, their price will depend on the number of features your choice unit has.
It would be much easier to decide whether or not these refrigerator drawers can meet your requirements if you check them out according to certain factors such as:
Design – obviously, these refrigerators are manufactured with convenience in mind. For starters, they can be incorporated in your cabinetry which will allow for a less cluttered look in your kitchen. They are deep enough to store beverages such as beer and wine and if you want, it can even hold ice creams and other frozen items by just setting the temperature to sub-zero.
Efficiency – these refrigerator units are generally efficient, in terms of energy consumption, since you only need to open them for specific items. You can look for a brand or model which is Energy Star certified if you are looking to maximize energy efficiency. Also, there are units that possess Adaptive Defrost feature, which is great since the temperature is adjusted automatically for better efficiency.
Convinience and accessability - due to their drawer like design, refrigerator or freezer drawers are very convinient. They offer exceptional options for organizing your food items - when you pull them out, everything is visible and easily accessible (unlike the items in the back of the "classic" refrigerator shelves). They are also easily accessible by children or people on wheel chairs.
Consumers who are expecting these refrigerator drawers to hold much of their fresh food and other items will be a bit disappointed because of its limitations. You have to keep in mind that these fridges are not designed for such purpose. They are merely installed to provide you with extra storage for small and few items. If you think you require bigger storage, opt for a chest or upright freezer or upgrade to a side by side refrigerator. Another issue with these refrigerators is their price. It would cost you anywhere between $1800 and $3200 to have a two-drawer unit. If you are on a tight budget, you might as well go with a compact refrigerator since they are relatively cheaper.
Before you even consider buying these refrigerator drawers, be sure that you have also consulted a professional who will install the units and incorporate them in your kitchen. You might want to wait until you have sufficient budget to renovate your entire kitchen, or if not, at least a considerable portion in order to enjoy more savings in the long run.
Considering the pros and cons of buying refrigerator drawers to address your extra food or cold beverage storage needs, you can see how they can really benefit you. Aside from their space-saving feature, you will love how your kitchen will look. If cost is an issue, you simply need to make an effort to look for great deals, especially those offered online. Shop and compare prices and features and base your decision on your needs, preferences and budget.
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