Updated on May 29, 2023
How to Choose the Right Refrigerator for Your Kitchen
Refrigerators offer a wide range of options: style, finish, lighting, pull-out shelves, water or ice dispenser, and more. Other features, such as capacity and energy consumption, are also worth considering. Check out our buying guide to choose the right fridge for you!
Types and Styles of Refrigerators
French Door Refrigerator
Basic Criteria for Choosing the Best Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is always in operation. To reduce your energy consumption—and your electricity bill—choose an ENERGY STAR-certified fridge. To find out more about an appliance’s energy efficiency, consult the EnerGuide tag.
Look and Design
Color, style, design: Your new refrigerator should match your tastes and decor. To avoid unpleasant surprises during the installation, make sure to measure the available space preceding purchase and delivery.
Make sure an outlet is available to supply your appliance.
If your chosen model offers a water or ice dispenser, you’ll need to connect a water supply to your refrigerator.
Additional Refrigerator Features to Look Out for
Water and Ice Dispenser
A water and ice dispenser is the ideal solution for those who love nothing more than a tall glass of ice-cold water always within reach, without even opening the fridge. Some refrigerators can make different types of ice cubes for every need, while also allows to free up freezer space. Some models can create up to 10 lbs of ice cubes per day!
Many models are equipped with an internal or external water filter to eliminate most bacteria. An indicator light will let you know when it should be replaced. Our private brand Project Source offers highly affordable water filters for refrigerators. Since it is recommended to change filters every 6 months, this is a great opportunity to save money.
Counter-depth refrigerators integrate perfectly within your space since their measurements correspond to those of your cabinets. They’ll undoubtedly add a touch of elegance to your kitchen.
If you’re sensitive to surrounding noise, choose a model equipped with sound-reducing materials designed to diminish the noise produced by the appliance.
Door or Temperature Indicators
Accidentally leaving the fridge open leads to energy and food waste. Appliances equipped with door or temperature indicators sound a signal if the door remains open longer than a few minutes.
Appliances with a child lock system keep your budding chefs from inadvertently leaving the door open or helping themselves to snacks without permission.
Quick Cooling Compartment
If you often need to refresh drinks or produce rapidly, choose a refrigerator with this type of compartment. Colder than the rest of the fridge, this space enables you to cool ingredients quickly, without freezing them.
An ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerator consumes up to 10% less energy than a non-certified appliance.
Still having a hard time choosing? When you see a model you like, scroll down to the Reviews section. You will be able to read the comments of our other customers!
Understand Fridge Sizes
Note: Measurements are for information purposes only. Refer to the manufacturer’s guide for the exact measurements of the appliance of your choice.