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Types of Refrigerators and Their Benefits

There are many options to choose from when buying a new refrigerator. This article will give you a quick overview of the different types and the benefits of each.

Top freezer

• Tend to be narrower than side-by-sides of comparable cubic foot capacity (29”-33”), but have a wider door‑swing.

• Offer a tremendous amount of storage versatility.

• Wide items (such as pizza boxes, deli trays and roasting pans) tend to fit more easily in a top freezer model.

• Typically, top freezer models cost less than side-by-sides and are more energy efficient

Bottom freezer

• Pull-out and glide-out features make it easier for you to see, reach and organize foods stored in the freezer.

• Fresh foods are stored at a more convenient height, making them easier to see and reach.

French Door

• The unique armoire doors in this bottom freezer model eliminate the center bar found in other side-by-side models.

• The French Door refrigerator has a larger freezer capacity than any other bottom-freezer model.

• This refrigerator is great for customers with a smaller kitchen or an island since the door opening is so much smaller.

Side-by-side

• Tend to be wider than other refrigerators

(33”-36”).

• Full-height freezer next to a full-height refrigerator (66”-70”).

• Ice and water dispensers are available on most side-by-side models with water filtration.

• Fresh and frozen foods are stored at a convenient height, making them easy to see and reach.

• Come in larger maximum storage capacities.

• Tend to have a wider range of features to enhance performance and convenience.

Counter Depth Side-By-Side

• The built-in look without the built-in price. Over 5”‑shallower than similar width side by sides, fits flush with kitchen counters. This free standing unit can plug into any standard outlet.

Things to consider when Buying a Refrigerator

Looking for a new refrigerator? Here are a few simple questions to ask before deciding what to buy.

 

What size space do you have available?

• Customers should make sure to measure the width, depth and height of the space where their new refrigerator will be placed.

• In the past, people with smaller cut-outs leaned toward top freezers. However,

options that include smaller versions of side-by-sides, bottom freezers and French-door bottom freezers are available.

• Counter-depth models are designed to be flush with countertops to provide a sleek, built-in appearance. These models are also the perfect solution for kitchens with a limited cutout depth, saving up to 5” of valuable floor space.

Do you and/or your family eat more frozen foods or fresh foods?

• If you eat more frozen foods, you will want a freezer that is easy to access and has a large capacity. Top freezers and side-by sides might be better options. Be aware that the freezer compartment in a side-by-side is narrower.

• Customers who eat more fresh foods may want a fresh food section that has more capacity. Bottom freezers keep all fresh foods at a higher level for easy reach and allow for the storage of wide items like deli trays.

Does your family eat a lot of fruits and vegetables?

• If yes, then you may want features like humidity-controlled crispers or dual evaporators that help keep fruits and vegetables fresh. Some Kenmore Elite side by- side models offer Fresh ’N Ready bins for easy access to produce on the door.

Do you want to get water and/or ice from the refrigerator without opening the door?

• Almost all side-by-sides and most bottom freezers provide filtered water from the door. Few top freezers provide this feature.

Is styling important to you?

• If you want a built-in look, you may want a counter-depth, side-by-side or bottom freezer. These models have less depth, leaving the cabinet flush with the countertops, but have slightly less capacity.

• External dispensers on certain models have a more integrated look with the refrigerator door.

• Some models have smooth, contoured doors.

• Some models have longer doors that hide the hinges.

Are you concerned about energy consumption?

• You may want to select a refrigerator that is designated as ENERG Y STAR® qualified. These models are at least 20% more energy efficient than the Department of Energy standard and can provide significant savings over the life of the refrigerator.

Samsung Bottom Freezer Refrigerator at Sears Outlet

My refrigator just quit working one day and I headed stratight for Sears Searplus. My daughter had a samsung and I loved the air circulation and fast freeze features. I found expactly what I was looking for and bought it , had it put in my truck and headed home. Love the refrigator. Runs quiet, works great and looks great. Happy with my purchase and the price was half what I would have to pay in a retail store.

product: Samsung Side by Side Refrigerators
Name: Judy Jesse
City: Ringgold
State: Georgia

Thank You for Our Cheap Kenmore Refrigerator

My refridge is a side by side freezer/refridge with water dispenser and ice maker. I love it. Brought it home and plugged it is and it has worked perfectly since. The young man at the Outlet Store where I purchased it loaded it on my pickup truck; ;he was very pleasant and helpful, kind and personable. VERY SATISFIED WITH MY PURCHASE. This is the second major appliance I have purchased through a Sears Outlet Store. John W

product: Kenmore Mo:106.51102110
Name: John W
City: Northvi8lle
State: New York

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GE Refrigerator Top Freezer Fridge

This Top Freezer Fridge by GE is anything but traditional. At 21.7 cu. ft. is offers spacious storage in both levels of the unit. Featuring Clear Look adjustable gallon door bin storage freeing up usable space. With an internal water dispenser with GE water filtration it provides cool fresh filtered hydration with ease. It is a great buy for any customer who would like ice and water in their fridge but either cannot fit a side by side fridge or like the traditional style. A great value at over $500 off original retail.

Product Category: Refrigerators
Product: 21.7 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator (PTS22)
Price: $974.99(Reg Price: $1499.99)
Store Number: 4001
Store Address: 3630 E Front St, Kansas City, MO 64120-1029, (816) 483-2693

Amana French Door Bottom Freezer at Sears Outlet

I had a great experience at Sears Outlet. I was not my first visit. The reasons I keep coming back are because I like getting a great value for my money and the salesman was very knowledgeable about my products and explained my Master Protection Agreement extremely thorough.

Shawn A. from Sacramento, CA

Seeking a Amana Side by Side Refrigerator?  Whatever you're seeking, find it at Sears Outlet.

Great refrigerator

We purchased a Samsung RSG257SS Side by Side refrigerator and it is wonderful. Very few flaws, love the ice maker, can fill water bottles, not noisy. Can hold 2 gallons of milk on door. Roomy freezer. Plenty of room in fridge, like the lighting.
Would buy another.

City: Portland
State: Oregon

Best Side by Side Refrigerators and Others at Sears Outlet

I recently purchased a refridgerator from the Sears Outlet in Greensboro NC. I was assisted by Brittany and Steven during my purchase and found them to be very knowledgable and friendly. They answered all of my questions and help me compare different brands and features that would best suit my needs. I have since then reccomended the store to 3 of my friends and will be going back for any other appliance purchases. Both cost and the customer service is what I look for when making purchases such as this and I was extremely satisfied on both accounts. I highly reccomend checking them out!

Justin C. from Lewisville, NC

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French Door Refrigeration Never Looked So Good! Kenmore TRIO at Sears Outlet, North Olmsted, OH!

Refrigeration never looked so good. Only at Sears Outlet can you find refrigerators at 50% off regular retail prices! This 24.8 cu. ft. TRIO three-door design combines the best of the side-by-side and bottom freezer elements into one efficient unit. New color-coordinated metal and stainless steel handles bring a stylish touch to any kitchen. Here's more details: Trio 3-door design with pullout freezer drawer. Temperature-controlled Gourmet Pantry. Upfront, electronic controls with digital temperature display. Quick cubes & Rapid cool. Advanced temperature control system. 4-spillproof, slide-out shelves.

Product Category: Refrigerators
Product: 24.8 cu. ft. TRIO Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Price: $934.93(Reg Price: $1869.99)
Store Number: 7450
Store Address: 26660 Brookpark Rd. Ext., North Olmsted, OH 44070-3136, (440) 734-3303

French-Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator at Outlet Henderson/Vegas Rocks

I love my bottom freezer. I have a bunch of room in the fridge area to store multiple things. Had a side by side before this and can't imagine having such little compact space anymore. The bottome freezer is roomy, has different racks to store multiple things. Great price at the outlet for French doors/Trios. Competition sells them for $300-600 more. Sears Outlet. Place to go for your appliances.

Product Category: Sears Refrigerators
Product: 27.6 cu. ft. French-Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
Price: $1439.99(Reg Price: $2399.99)
Store Number: 9849
Store Address: 10405 S. EASTERN AVENUE, HENDERSON, NV 89052-3958, (702) 361-3803