7 Important Points to Remember While Shopping your Fridge

Be it any season of the year, a refrigerator is the one appliance that one makes use of every day. Reflective of that, the refrigerator market in India has witnessed a surge in the last decade. Estimated at around USD 1.45 billion in 2015 and USD 3.02 billion in 2017, it is now expected to reach USD 5.34 billion by 2022. 

To meet this growing need, brands are churning out model after model with new and novel features and specifications at a rapid pace. Given the variety of feature-rich models flooding the market, pinpointing a model that suits your unique needs can prove difficult. To simplify things here’s a handy list of the key factors to take into account when shopping for a brand new refrigerator. 

Size of Refrigerator:

The size and capacity of the refrigerator is the first and the most factor to consider while shopping for new models. You need a fridge with sufficient space that can store an adequate number of food items for you and your family. Here’s a table that summarizes the size of a refrigerator one would need, as per the number of members in their family: 

Size of the Refrigerator 

No. of Family Members

6-8 cubic feet

1 Adult

12-16 cubic feet

2 Adults

20 cubic feet and above

Family of Four

Door-Type:

Depending upon door styles, there are several types of fridges available in the market. These include a single door fridge, double door fridge and, even a triple door fridge. Double door fridges are some of the most commonly used fridges in India.

Fresh Food and Freezer Storage:

This pertains to the non-freezer section of your fridge, where one keeps veggies, meats, and other perishables. Choose a model that boasts of ample fresh food storage space. On the other hand, if you store a lot of frozen food items, make sure you have enough freezer storage in your refrigerator.

Number of Shelves:

A greater number of shelves help make storage more convenient and practical. Always look for models with more shelves and drawer space.

Inverter Technology:

A refrigerator with inverter technology consumes less power and offers durability. It automatically adjusts the compressor speed according to cooling and also provides stability during power fluctuations.

Energy Rating:

Energy ratings are also an important aspect to consider when purchasing a refrigerator. The energy-efficiency of a refrigerator is measured in terms of BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) stars, with 1 star denoting the lowest amount of energy-efficiency to 5 stars denoting the highest.

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