Types of Refrigerators and Their Functions

The refrigerator is a food storage that has many functions and consists of various types. Even though they have the same function, which is as a food refrigerator, each type of refrigerator has its own advantages.

Because of that, before buying a refrigerator, consider the type of refrigerator that suits your needs and budget. The refrigerator does have a higher market price than other kitchen furniture. Because there are many benefits of a refrigerator and each type has various innovations.

To help you distinguishing refrigerators according to their benefits, know the types of refrigerators first. Here’s the explanation:

1. Top Freezer Refrigerator

Refrigerator Top Freezer
Top Freezer Refrigerator

This top freezer refrigerator is the type of refrigerator that is most often used by the public. As the name implies, this type of refrigerator has a freezer or part that is used to store frozen food located on top.

Usually the top freezer refrigerator has two doors to differentiate the freezer and fridge (cooler). The price of this type of refrigerator is also relatively cheaper and affordable compared to other types of refrigerators.

2. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Bottom Freezer
Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

The bottom freezer type refrigerator has similarities with the top freezer type. It’s just that the bottom freezer has a cooler on the bottom. However, most people still refer to it as a two-door refrigerator.

There is not much difference from the top freezer, this type of refrigerator also has a fairly affordable price and is in great demand by the public. In addition, the freezer at the bottom is shaped like a drawer that makes it easier for users to take food.

3. Freezer-Less Refrigerator

Freezer-Less Refrigerator

Freezer-less is a type of one-door refrigerator that does not have a freezer. So, the function of this refrigerator is only as a food cooler. Because it doesn’t have a freezer, this refrigerator tends to be small and suitable to be placed in a small room.

4. Chest Freezer Refrigerator

Chest Freezer
Chest Freezer Refrigerator

Chest freezer is a type of refrigerator without a fridge that is in the form of a box that looks like a chest. The main function of this refrigerator is to store frozen food. Usually in certain stores, chest freezers are often used to store ice cream.

5. Deep Freezer Refrigerator

Deep Freezer
Deep Freezer Refrigerator

This type of refrigerator is almost the same as chest freezer which does not have a fridge or cooler, only it is distinguished by its shape. Chest freezers have a wide shape like a chest while deep freezers are shaped like a regular refrigerator.

6. Showcase Refrigerator

showcase freezer
Showcase Refrigerator

Showcase is a type of refrigerator in the form of a multilevel shelf and without a freezer (freezer). Has a glass door that shows the contents of the food or drink inside. Usually this type of refrigerator is located in a shopping area that provides vegetables, fruit, cold drinks, and others.

7. Side by Side Refrigerator

side by side refrigerator
Side by Side Refrigerator

Side by side is a type of refrigerator that has two doors on the right and left. The divider between the two doors separates the freezer and fridge. Usually the fridge is made larger because the refrigerated food tends to be bulkier and takes up more space.

This type of refrigerator is suitable to be placed in a narrow and also elongated place. This refrigerator design is considered luxurious, elegant, and has undergone many developments. In addition, in this type of refrigerator there is also a water dispenser installed outside the refrigerator door.

8. French Door Refrigerator

French Door Refrigerator
French Door Refrigerator

Including the development of the side by side type, the French door refrigerator also has a combination with the bottom freezer type. This type of refrigerator can contain large amounts of food and drinks.

It has right and left doors that separate the freezer and fridge as well as a drawer at the bottom of the refrigerator. However, in accordance with its luxurious shape, of course, the price of this refrigerator is quite expensive.

9. Built-in Refrigerator

built-in refrigerator
Built-In Refrigerator

A built-in refrigerator is a type of refrigerator that is designed like a cupboard or drawer attached to the kitchen wall. This type of refrigerator has the advantage that it does not take up much space and is suitable for use in narrow kitchens. However, because of its small size, the capacity of the contents of this refrigerator is limited.

10. Mini Refrigerator

mini refrigerator
Mini Refrigerator

Mini refrigerators are also known as portable refrigerators. As the name implies, this type of refrigerator is suitable for small apartments or in rooms. This refrigerator is also equipped with a freezer just like a regular refrigerator, only it is smaller in size.

Those are the types of refrigerators that are sold in the market and need to be known. After knowing the types, then consider first if you want to buy a refrigerator that fits your budget and needs. After buying it, don’t forget to take good care of the refrigerator, so that it can lasts for a long time.