6 pointers to keep in mind before your next refrigerator upgrade
Perhaps the most important appliance in a kitchen is the refrigerator. Anything fresh or leftover goes into it, and so do all your beverages. But the cooling power of the fridge shouldn’t be the only parameter to determine the purchase. Factors such as storage capacity, floor area, choice of food, number of family members, budget, and the position of the freezer are all equally important.
There’ll be a lot lucrative refrigerator offers in the market, however, getting the ideal refrigerator at lowest price; one that offers maximum features should be your sole focus.
Here’s how you can determine the right refrigerator for your house:
Size is one constraint that must be dealt without fail. And this includes the outer dimensions and the inner cavity. For a family with 4-5 members, a refrigerator with 18-25 cubic feet storage will do just fine. Newlyweds can also start with the same dimensions. However, these recommendations aren’t mandatory. There’ll be many of you who like to stock up on edibles or engage in elaborate dinners and lunches week in, week out, so look accordingly.
Concentrate on the features
A basic refrigerator model comes with door compartment, a freezer, shelves, and drawers. However, manufacturers have upped their designs due to unique demands from the public. Some of the new features include:
- Moisture control
- Water dispensers
- Spill-proof shelving
- Adjustable shelves
- Automatic defrosting
What’s your style?
The conventional refrigerator with a single door, freezer on the top shelf with a few partitions has become old school. There are new designs in the market:
- Adjacent freezer and fridge
This kind of design includes the fridge and the freezer side-by-side. The fridge occupies two-thirds of the space whilst the freezer takes the remainder.
Bottom mount fridge
Unlike the conventional design which has the freezer on top, a bottom mount has one (you guessed it right) at the bottom. The freezer has a pull-out mechanism, much like a drawer.
Fridge with French doors
This is the design everyone’s after nowadays. The design is same as a bottom mount, but it has doors that open from the centre. While these kind of refrigerators are expensive, you can easily buy one using the Bajaj Finserv Experia App which requires you to fill out the loan application for pre-approved offers. Alternatively, you can also let the app fetch your personal details from your social media or Gmail account to save time on the cumbersome application process. To download Bajaj Finserv Experia app, SMS EMI to 56070 or click here.
There are many reputed brands in the market today offering sleek, stylish, and state of the art refrigerators. Each have their own pros and cons. You must therefore research all the brands online and interact with past customers who’ve used the brand and model you’re considering buying.
Energy consumption is an area you must concentrate on because you will not only save money on electricity bills, but also play your part in helping the planet. Refrigerators with star-rating are more energy efficient and higher the rating, higher is their efficiency.
But do note that an increase in star will cost you more. So, expect a 5-star refrigerator to be more expensive than a 4-star (or lower) rated fridge. The cost might prove to be a hiccup. But with Bajaj Finserv’s Consumer Durable Loan, you can get a loan amount of up to Rs.3 lakh. This loan also comes with additional benefits, such as pre-approved offers and zero penalty charges on foreclosure or pre-payment.
Always be on the lookout for the best offers in the market and find a brand new fridge to adorn your kitchen.