What to look for when buying a new refrigerator
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Jan 17, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

What to look for when buying a new refrigerator

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Buying a new refrigerator isn’t as easy as buying a new pair of shoes.  The fridge is the only appliance that will be opened, closed, and opened again at least a dozen times a day, and takes up such a prominent spot in the kitchen that style and form are just as important to consumers as is functionality and longevity.  Other factors to consider when purchasing a new fridge include size, features, location and interior adaptabilities.  

If you’re in the market for a new fridge, the knowledgeable staff at Goemans Appliances in Stoney Creek can help you make the right choice. According to Rocco Pugliese from Goemans, the first thing you need to know is the measurements and accessibility of the space it will go into.  After documenting the height, width and depth of the area in question, you also need to make note of which side you want the door to swing as well as the measurements of the doors the fridge needs to travel through to get into the kitchen.  If you choose a fridge with an ice or water dispenser, make sure there’s an available and working water connection close by.   

The style and colour of the fridge will depend on the existing colour scheme of the kitchen and customer preference.  For a modern look, consumers lean towards black or stainless steel finishes.  White is rarely chosen as it is considered dated.  Freestanding refrigerators are less expensive but extend past the counter, whereas a counter depth model will sit flush with the finishings around it.  Stainless steel exteriors have a sleek style but can be difficult to keep clean so smudge proof models are available.

Popular functions on refrigerators include ice and water dispensers, split adjustable shelving and door bins.  French door models have two doors beside each other with another for the freezer, and the classic side-by-side refrigerator style separates the fridge from the freezer with doors that hang either vertically or horizontally.  Smart consumers make use of the EnergyGuide information listed on every fridge to compare energy saving features such as LED interior lighting and smaller heaters from model to model.      

Goemans Appliances has been building loyal relationships with their customers within the community since 1978.  Come visit Goemans to see they’re great selection online or by calling 1-877-463-6267or visit their Stoney Creek Showroom at 903 Queenston Road or by calling (905) 664-2035. Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to check out Goemans Appliance Clearance Centre, located at 1510 North Service Road in Burlington or by calling (905) 335-5100. Monday to Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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