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            Refrigeration Buying Guide

            With practical tips for purchasing chilled or frozen food storage, this refrigeration buying guide is designed to help homeowners make an informed choice when kitting out a cooking space. Explore the types of devices available and features to look out for, as well as planning considerations to bear in mind when choosing a new model. This expert advice will make it easy to find the right product to keep groceries fresh, supplies stocked up, and suit any room size or layout.

            What are the different types of refrigeration available?

            • Fridges

              Refrigerators keep groceries chilled, so they remain nutritious for longer and enable families to enjoy delicious meals filled with fresh produce.
            • Freezers

              Save surplus ingredients or leftovers by storing items in freezers. These can also store pre-prepared meals that make dinnertime easy.
            • Fridge freezers

              Store various food supplies with a product that combines separate compartments for chilling and freezing – good for stocking up on groceries.
            • Wine coolers

              Enjoy refreshing drinks on demand with a dedicated wine chiller, which will keep bottles cold and ready for serving while freeing up space in refrigerators.

            What are the different fitting types?

            • Freestanding

              Pick a freestanding model for the flexibility to choose where it is located within a layout or move when relocating.
            • Integrated

              Go for an integrated design, which is neatly concealed behind a cupboard door to create a streamlined and clutter-free cooking area.
            • Under counter

              Save space in smaller schemes with under counter equipment, that slots beneath a work area while offering easy access to ingredients.
            • Tall

              Choose a tall or larder-style model to maximise storage for fresh or frozen produce – a smart solution for larger households or those with spacious layouts.

            Features to look out for

            • Bottle racks

            • Salad crispers

            • Reversible doors

            • Frost free

            Planning considerations

            • Capacity

            • Energy efficiency

            • Location

            • Ventilation

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