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Side by Side Refrigerators

Side by side refrigerators give you a great combo of fridge and freezer for easy use, typically made in stainless steel for a polished look.

A fridge is one of the most common household appliances and there are very few homes that do not have one of these useful pieces of equipment. These days there are a couple of common types of fridge available. One of these is the stacked refrigerator that has the freezer at the top and shelf space below this for other items. The other style is side by side refrigerators and there can be a few advantages to choosing this type.

Rather than having the freezer at the top as is the case in the more traditional stacked refrigerator, side by side refrigerators are split in two down the centre of the appliance. One side of this provides freezer space while the other is for items that just need to be kept cool. This type of refrigerator is generally manufactured with double doors which open out from the centre such that you can access one side of the fridge at a time or both together as is required.

There are a few advantages of choosing side by side refrigerators for your home. They tend to be larger in size which provides greater capacity for storing food and drink. This is especially true of the freezer. While a stacked fridge tends to have a smaller freezer compartment at the top, a side by side model basically has half the fridge available to store frozen food. This provides more options for purchasing frozen food or freezing your own food. While with a stacked refrigerator a separate freezer unit is usually required if you want to store a lot of frozen food, a side by side model will generally provide enough freezer space for most people.

Most of the major appliance manufacturers have side by side refrigerator models available and this includes companies such as Samsung, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, LG and GE to name just a few. Some of the best locations to find them include electrical retailers such as Best Buy and home improvement stores such as Home Depot.

Prices for side by side refrigerators tend to start around the $700 mark with an example of an affordable model being the Frigidaire 26 cubic feet Refrigerator with Thru the Door Ice and Water. This side by side model costs around $720 to purchase and is Energy Star rated. It includes features such as easy to use controls, a water filter, gallon door storage and spill safe glass shelves.

At the more expensive end of the market a side by side refrigerator can cost in excess of $3,000. The GE Profile 24.6 cubic feet Stainless Steel Refrigerator is an example of this. It costs around $3,500 to purchase and has a range of features including water filtration capabilities, 5 door bins, a dairy compartment, built in ice and water dispenser and it is designed to operate quietly.

Everyone needs a fridge in their home and choosing side by side refrigerators can be one of the best options. They provide plenty of space for storing food and most come in attractive styles. The larger freezer capacity in comparison to more traditional top freezer models is also a benefit and this can make it a good choice for your home.