Saving Money with French Door Refrigerators
by Guest Post on Mar 29, 2011
French door refrigerators offer stylish and convenient options that fit in perfectly with modern kitchen organization. With finishes ranging from white or black to brushed nickel or stainless steel, these refrigerators make a beautiful statement in the kitchen. Some French door refrigerators can be customized to match the homeowner’s cabinet finish and with cabinet-depth sizing, can even have a seamless built-in look in the kitchen. With standard features like contoured doors, hidden hinges and even premium interior LED lighting, French door refrigerators can be as beautiful as they are functional.
State-of-the-art storage and organizational features on the inside make these side-by-side refrigerators a popular appliance for consumers interested in easy access to both fresh and frozen foods in the kitchen. Most French door refrigerators include a pull-out or pantry-style drawer at the bottom of the appliance below the fresh food compartment. This places the foods homeowners reach for most frequently within easy reach. The slide-out freezer drawer usually includes a pull-out basket for quick organization of frozen foods and ease of viewing what is in the freezer. Most models of French door refrigerators also include features that improve efficiency and lower energy consumption allowing homeowners to save on their energy bills. One such feature common on French door refrigerators is a separate, full width drawer between the freezer and the main compartment for storing frequently accessed items. This feature allows for quick access without loss of cooling to the main refrigeration area. The drawer can be opened and closed as frequently as necessary without causing foods in the other areas to be exposed to lower temperatures usually experienced when a door is held open. Other French door refrigerators may have two separate freezer compartments which can make organizing frozen foods more convenient for simple retrieval.
Other energy efficiency features offered in French door refrigerators include LED lighting which takes up less space and is more efficient than the incandescent lights found in many older refrigerator models. These lights can even be programmed to gradually increase in intensity as the door is opened wider, allowing a better view of the contents of the refrigerator. Most units include independent temperature sensors for each compartment and feature-convenient and accurate electronic temperature controls and monitoring panels. Along with these sensors and controls, French door refrigerators often include advanced cooling systems with improved airflow and quick cooling ability. Some models include an open door alert which can help prevent wasted energy or spoiled food, or they may even have self-closing doors to offer additional peace of mind. Most French door refrigerators also include a built-in ice maker and a water dispenser in the door, adding to the convenience and efficiency of being able to dispense ice and cold water without having to open the doors.
With so many advanced features helping to control the efficiency and convenience of French door refrigerators, saving money on energy consumption can be one of the great benefits of owning this type of appliance. The convenience of keeping fresh food close at hand along with the beauty and sophisticated styling available in so many models can make French door refrigerators the perfect choice for consumers.
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