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4 Storage Features to Look for in a New Refrigerator

by Isabelle

4 Storage Features to Look for in a New Refrigerator

When it comes time to buy a new refrigerator there are a lot of great options to consider before you run out and make the purchase. While it may seem overwhelming and you might think to yourself, ‘isn’t a fridge just a fridge?’ today’s new refrigeration options will actually help you in life. No joke. With a variety of storage solutions, spaces and places for keeping food fresher longer, and so much more there is a refrigerator option for every home and lifestyle.

With that in mind, we’ve pulled together four of our favourite storage features you might want to look for in your new fridge.

1) Refrigerator Drawer Options

With a variety of drawer options and configurations to choose from, it’s as simple as looking at what you need from your fridge. For every need, today’s fridges have the solutions.

Drawer options in refrigerators

Crispers for fruits and veggies, and deli drawers are just the start of your options. Do you need those various drawers to have temperature controls for things like cheese or fresh veggies? With options for all your culinary requirements, it’s helpful to list out what foods you regularly have in the fridge, how you store them, and what you’d like improve.

And don’t worry, with all that today’s new refrigerators offers and provides, you have the option to move and reconfigure your fridge to suit every grocery shop and dinner party.

2) Refrigerator Door Storage Solutions

Door Storage in Refrigerator

Another place to look for storage solutions is the door, either the door shelving inside, door in door solutions, or both. If you regularly have large juice jugs or pitchers of margaritas (we can dream!) having tall storage on the door is always helpful. Some manufacturers offer the option to open a compartment from the outside with access to select items inside without letting the main compartment fill with hot air. These door-in-door options are relatively new and are great for entertainers. Hot tip: while super handy, in-door ice and water dispensers both take up valuable storage space on the inside of the fridge.

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3) Refrigerator Shelving Options

Adjustable shelving, wire shelving, glass shelving, and retractable shelving all offer unique storage solutions for your refrigerator.

Wire shelving is usually found on lower end models and generally offers the least amount of flexibility. Shelving split in the middle allows for the most amount of flexibility for your grocery needs and is also great for holiday time when you need to change the fridge storage in turkey sized ways.

One of the greatest shelving options for today’s refrigerators is one of my favourites, retractable shelving. Retracting into the fridge space allowing for taller items to fit nicely is a game changer for anyone who regularly entertains.

Refrigerator with retractable shelf

Another great innovation is sliding shelving. Sliding shelves allow access to the back of the fridge in a much more efficient way. This is great for anyone, but particularly handy for homes with older people or those with trouble bending over.

4) Super Specific Storage Solutions

Use lots of fresh herbs and want an herb drawer? There’s a fridge for your fresh herbs that does just that! Want your fridge to have all the flexibility of a Yoga instructor? There’s one out there doing that too!

Herb storage in refrigerator

From Apples to Zucchini and everything in between, there is a fridge storage solution for your family. Think it’s time for a new refrigerator? Read our Refrigerator Buying Guide for ALL the information you need and shop our wide assortment of fridges; we’ve got one made just for you.

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Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert