Tips in choosing refrigerator for your home
The days of boring, old-fashioned refrigerators are gone. Today, manufacturers are constantly innovating technologies that make them more attuned to the needs of buyers. But with the many brands available, how can you be sure that you are making the right choice?
According to Dyeun Zapanta, Sales and Marketing head of Beko Philippines, households still put great value on the quality of the food that they eat. That is why your fridge must have all the right features to help you store your food items in the best way possible.
If you’re considering buying a refrigerator for the first time, or want to upgrade your fridge, here are a few things to consider:
Type and size
Refrigerators are usually the biggest appliance that you’ll have in your kitchen so it pays to plan the space well.
There are two general classifications of refrigerators: Static (Direct Cool) and No Frost. Static refrigerators form ice build-up on freezer wall which is the source of cold temperature while No Frost allows you the full usage of the freezer space since it uses cold air to cool or freeze your food inside.
For families that buy more of the frozen items like meats and poultry products, freezer space is very critical. Big freezer space allows you to store bulky frozen items over an extended period. Big fridge space, on the other hand, are ideal for those who store fresh fruits, vegetables, dairies, and drinks.
There are also different types of refrigerators to choose from based on freezer location. Some of the examples are Single Door, Two Door Top Freezer, Two Door Bottom Freezer, Side-by-Side, and Bar Fridges, among others.
Some refrigerators use the Manual or Semi-Automatic Defrost technology. If you choose the manual defrost system, you will need to defrost at least once or twice a week to clean and clear the compartments of ice build-up.
Meanwhile, with the Frost Free technology, the fridge defrosts itself automatically. It uses sensors to automatically activate the heater to melt ice build-up at the back of the freezer walls, which block the air vents.
Beko refrigerators are best in its class as the brand developed the NeoFrost+ Technology. This innovative technology uses powerful Active Dual Cooling systems. It has a separate fan and evaporator on freezer and fridge compartment, which allows two times faster cooling.
The NeoFrost+ Technology’s Active Dual Cooling System keeps humidity up to 90 percent in the fridge section as well as prevents odor transfer between the compartments. Moreover, it keeps the fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp better because of its Active Blue Light Technology.
Finally, make sure that you get the most of your refrigerators by referring to its energy efficiency factor ratings. Higher the EEF Rating means lower electricity it consumes.
For instance, Beko refrigerator model RDNT230I20VP has 325 EEF Rating consuming only 0.77kW per 24 hours of usage.