Features/Personal Budget Chart
This chart was designed to help you more
easily identify the type and price range of refrigerator you
require based on your personal needs and budget limitations.
How to use the chart is basically self explanatory.
Below the chart you find a lexicon of some of the refrigerator
terminology which may be confusing to some.
Refrigerator: A refrigerator which is generally 5 or 6 inches
less deep than an average model in order to fit flush with the
depth of kitchen cabinetry.
Thru Door Ice and Water: An
option which allows ice and water to be accessed from the
exterior of the refrigerator door.
Side by Side
Refrigerator: A refrigerator with two long vertical
compartments/doors which run the length of the unit. One
is assigned to the freezer capacity, and one to the
refrigerator. Currently the most popular form of
Kilowatt Hours Per Year:
Standard unit of measurement for energy consumption of
refrigerators. The average for most side by side and
French door models is 550kw Hours Per year. Top Freezers
consume somewhat less energy.
Square Cubic Foot: Standard
unit of measurement for the internal storage space of a
refrigerator. Mini fridges are between 2 and 6.5 square
cubic feet, while larger units are between 18 and 29.