• Choose the fridge’s size based on the number of people in your family and the amount of food consumed. Larger family calls for a larger unit.
• Always measure the size of the unit and the location you want to place it so that the fridge fits well in your kitchen.
• Beside the size, look at compartments offered in a particular fridge. Opt for a fridge that fully utilises space with sufficient compartments to cater for different food storage.
• Go for tempered-glass shelves instead of the wired ones because they are easier to wipe and slide out – a better storage solution.
• Some fridges’ freezer feature deodorisers that absorb unpleasant odours using an active carbon filter.
• Consider your family’s use of ice and/or water. Choose an ice and water dispenser or an automatic icemaker. Ensure there is a water line behind the refrigerator for water connection.
• Go green and settle for an eco-friendly refrigerator. It not only helps the environment but also reduce your household’s energy consumption.
• Ovens can be available as built-in or free-standing with the availability in gas, electric or steam options.
• Electric ovens are usually multi-functional with fan-forced capabilities that allow heat to be evenly distributed throughout the oven and maintain the temperature at a stable level.
• A steam oven comes with an added function of adjustable humidity level to prevent baked food from drying out.
• Most of the ovens now have self-cleaning options and they come in two forms; pyrolytic and catalytic. A pyrolytic oven uses high heat to turn any dirt into an ashy substance while a catalytic cleaner absorbs grease that splatters during the food cooking process.
• When considering the placement of your oven, take note of its distance to the refrigerator as the heat may affect the fridge’s temperature.