Side-by-Side Refrigerator

side-by-side refrigerator
Side-by-side refrigerator with doors open, and with doors closed

A Side-by-side refrigerator has two doors which close two vertical compartments aligned side by side. The parallel freezer and cooler compartments are the distinct features of this refrigerator. This style of partitioning is different from the common refrigerator, which has either a freezer or cooler compartment on top of the other.

The cooler compartment is slightly larger than the freezer compartment because you use its contents at a higher rate than the freezer’s content. That is to say, you consume and replenish foodstuffs you pack inside the cooler compartment faster than the ones in the freezer compartment; drinks, vegetable, fruits etc.

A side by side refrigerator may have some extra features that make its price rank above average. It can have a mini water dispenser built on the front side. This water dispenser has a tap for pouring cold water without opening the refrigerator door.

Some side-by-side refrigerators have Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) on the upper front side. This displays a digital interpretation of the refrigerator’s inner condition i.e. current inside temperature inside. You can adjust thermostat settings by pressing keys on a keypad on the refrigerator. Or, use a remote control device if the refrigerator is designed with one.

Side by side refrigerator’s storage capacity ranges from 21 to 28 cubic feet, or higher. This is a space that’s able to accommodate a relatively heavy weight. Because of this anticipated weight, side by side refrigerator’s body-works is stainless steel, hard plastic, Formica laminate, among other materials.

Wires used in to make its trays are thicker, and the trays are rearrangeable to create more space to accommodate long pitchers, wine bottles, and oven-cooked meats.

Inside the refrigerator, there are crisper drawers for keeping fresh fruits and vegetables. Some of the drawers have their inside temperatures and humidity controlled so that green farm produce kept inside remain fresh.   Also, there are sizable bins for placing fresh fruit juice jugs and milk bottles.

You would be spoilt for choice, considering the variety of shapes and sizes of the beautiful containers.

Electrical energy consumption is a concern to refrigerator users. Industry consumer protection measure requires that appliance manufacturers place Energy Star Label on an appliance if it is certified. This sticker indicates that the government and refrigeration industry regulators endorse this refrigerator as highly energy efficient. When shopping for a side-by-side refrigerator, look for one with this label.

There are different series in this model of refrigerator. You may need time to narrow on one that suits your lifestyle. When a choice is successfully made, the comfort that comes with having the right refrigerator justifies the means.

Simple maintenance measures are all you’d later need to avoid a major breakdown. If it is a non-frost refrigerator, keep the inside air circulation vents clear. Air vents are prone to blockage by accidental spills or crumbs. Defrosting your refrigerator would be necessary in that case.

Place the refrigerator where there is ample ambient air circulation to keep thermal parts within the required temperature range. And keep heat dissipating parts, like the condenser clean, and free from dust.