Who makes the leading refrigerators?
Hotpoint, Beko, Samsung and Smeg are considered among the best manufacturers today. Smeg products famously have a 50s retro look to them, whereas the other brands are more contemporary. All will serve you well for an appliance that is high quality, and the preferred aesthetic is up to you. Other top brands include Bosch, LG, Samsung, Whirlpool and Zanussi.
What is the best fridge temperature?
The optimum refrigerator temperature is at or just below 4° C. You should take care not to pack the fridge so tightly that the air cannot circulate. The ideal temperature for your freezer is -18° C.
The temperature display is usually found at the top of the refrigerator. Use the arrows to adjust your fridge temperature setting until it is between 2° C and 4° C. Or if you have a keypad, simply type in the desired temperature.
What is the ideal refrigerator for a small kitchen?
It depends how small you need to go. The smallest you can get (without being super tiny) is an under-counter fridge, like this Zanussi Undercounter Fridge from Currys. These are quite inexpensive and maximise your surface space. This could work for an individual storing only a few days’ worth of groceries at a time, but not much more than that.
A standard freezer-freezer has width of 36 inches, but if you have a small kitchen you might want to consider a narrower model, more like 24 inches (or 60 cm). You knock 12 inches off, but you can still retain a lot of room inside. This slim Beko Fridge-Freezer is a great choice, offering 230 litre fridge and 97 litre freezer capacity.
If height is the issue but you don’t want something quite as small as an undercounter fridge, you may prefer something like this Logik Fridge-Freezer, which is 152.5 cm tall – approximately 18-25 cm shorter than the average full-height fridge.
What is the best fridge for a dorm room?
An under-counter fridge can be a great option for student residences, as they are smaller. The Indesit Undercounter Fridge has a useful icebox for storing ice cream or cooling drinks before a party, as well as being quiet and energy-efficient. Alternatively, you may want something even more compact just for your bedroom, in which case this LEC Free Standing Table Top Fridge could be perfect for you, at 49.2 x 47.2 x 45 cm including ice box.
What are the ideal fridges for camping?
Compact travel fridges can run off 12V power, mains power or gas, and they are the perfect (but most expensive) option for actively cooling your food on the go. This Waeco 3-Way Portable Cool Box is a good choice for serious campers, with 41 litre capacity, zero noise, and sleek aluminium exterior.
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