French Door Refrigerator

French door refrigerator unit
Bottom freezer french door refrigerator with water dispenser

A French Door Refrigerator is high-end. It has a number of similarities with side-by-side refrigerator. Its design combines features of side-by-side refrigerator together with its own unique ones.

A French door refrigerator has two refrigerator doors that open from the center like a cabinet, and another one or two compartments accessible by pulling out of a drawer. Like other ordinary refrigerators, French door refrigerators also have their freezer or cooler compartments on the top or bottom.

The material used to construct a French door refrigerator body also plays a major role in determining its worth.

Some features that set French door refrigerator apart from its counterparts are:

  • Stainless Steel Body. Stainless steel is the material of choice for many french door refrigerator body manufacturers.  This gives it a sleek, attractive look. Steel also makes the refrigerator firm to sustain the weight of its full capacity.
  • Water and Ice Cube Dispenser. This is a feature unique to a french door refrigerator. It conveniently dispenses cold ready-to-drink water and ice cubes. This dispenser is ideal for use in both family and corporate setting.
  • Coffee Maker. Designers craft this coffee maker on the refrigerator surface the way they build water and ice cube dispenser. It is another wow! that technological advancement has treated us to. One exciting part of this “coffee maker technology” is that it has an electronic control system that you can synchronize with your smartphone, enabling you to even initiate the coffee-making process from your bedroom.
  • Electronic Control System. A Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) on the upper part of the door displays, digitally, the inner condition of the refrigerator – temperature, compressor state (running or stopped), defrost process etc. Some models are fitted with wireless electronic technology for adjusting settings using a remote control device.
  • Flexible Storage Area. You can rearrange the inside refrigerator trays to accommodate various sizes of food items like barbecue turkey, wider pizza plates, pitchers and milk containers.
  • Two Compressor System. This is a design favorable for business settings, or where electricity cost may not be a critical factor. The refrigerator has two inbuilt compressors that serve the freezer and cooler compartments separately. If one compressor connected to one compartment dies, rendering one compartment non-functional, the other one goes on.

These extras, of course, come at a price. A one-time price that’s included in the buying price, and recurrent cost of maintenance e.g. electricity. For example, in a two compressor refrigerator, running the two compressors has the advantage of you remaining afloat in case one compressor accidentally fails. But there is the disadvantage of double consumption of electricity by the two compressors because each compressor is connected to either the freezer or cooler compartment.

Nevertheless, this high-end French Door Refrigerator has places where it serves perfectly that other types of refrigerators may not. Examples are, Executive boardrooms that are always busy with meetings; restaurants hosting executive conferences; and home-stays.

As Dan Diclerico says in the above demo clip, “We may soon see a French Door refrigerator crafted with a device that dispenses freshly squeezed juice.” This means that what technology can do is only limited by human imagination. Who knew, a few years back, that a Smart Fridge with a 29-inch LG Windows 10 tablet could exist, today?

With all the commendations french door refrigerator receives, it’s interesting to note that it doesn’t work the same (well) for everyone; it’s a nightmare to other users. But that’s why there are a variety of tastes that everyone can choose from.