If you’re in a market for a new fridge, you may be shocked at the level of variety of different brands, sizes, colors, and functionalities. For instance, in recent years, smart fridges which can tell you what you’ve got inside the fridge are very popular.
However, if you’re not interested in all the frills and extras, chances are that you will find that the basic things will be the deciding factors. For instance, do you need a single or a double door fridge? Lars Appliance Showroom tells us what the main differences between these two types of fridges is.
Double Door Fridge Advantages
Well, the first advantage of double door fridge is that these fridges tend to be much bigger than single doors ones. That means that you get a lot more capacity in your fridge and you can store more food and beverages there. If you hate going shopping often, there’s a case to be made for having a bigger fridge with more storage capacity.
Similarly, a double door fridge gives you a wider front-facing side. That means that you can have a lot more food items in the line of sight, rather than packed away somewhere out of sight. This is particularly useful for perishable foods that should be eaten sooner rather than later. Things like leftovers, fresh fruits and vegetables all benefit from being in your line of sight.
Drawbacks of Double Door Fridges
Well, the biggest drawback of the double door fridge is that it is bigger – which can be a problem if you have a small kitchen. Floor space tends to be really valuable and having an oversized fridge take up too much of it can be counterproductive.
Another potential problem with double door fridges is that they tend to be more expensive due to their bigger size and capacity. At the same time, they are more energy efficient, so there is a bit of a trade-off. Basically, you need to think whether the trade-off is worth it for you or if you’d rather pay less initially.
Advantages of Singe Door Fridges
Single fridges tend to be much easier to close. The doors on those fridges tend to have a better magnetic and vacuum systems which translate to easier closing. Just gently swing the door shut and it will close. Double door fridges require some force to close. You really need to put in the effort; which is not always ideal, especially if your hands are full of food items.
As mentioned before, these fridges are also cheaper, meaning that you will be able to buy a higher-end model with better functions if you are able to compromise on the size. In fact, if you don’t have a large family, a smaller fridge might be a better idea altogether.
Single Door Fridge Disadvantages
Single door fridges may be smaller, but they still do need space to function properly. Double door fridges tend to have narrower doors than single fridges. That means that you will need some extra space in front of your fridge for the wider door to open successfully.
At the same time, the efficiency of these fridges is also at question. For instance, when you open a double door fridge, you typically open just one door – exposing less of the inside of the fridge. With a single door fridge, you expose the whole thing, meaning that the heat exchange will be more extensive and your fridge will have to work more to replenish the cold.
In the end, it’s all about what you really need. Think about your fridge needs and compare it to this simple list and you should be able to find your ideal fridge format.