The decision to go with previously owned appliances is an entirely personal one. There are too many variables to make any consensus on such devices. However, you may be able to consider them in a manner similar to new appliances with consideration in the areas of need that apply.
Functionality is one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing the right fridge and freezer. A stylish unit that does not serve its purpose, which is your needs, is not worth the price, no matter how much or how little you may pay. This means that before you head off to the appliance store to pick out a fridge and freezer, determine what you need the appliances to do for you.
An ice and water maker is a must for some people who want to access these features without opening the fridge. Having this handy door function can save space in the freezer so that you can store more frozen foods. The option of having the ice and water maker in the door means you will have to limit your selection to fridge and freezer models that have side by side doors only because this function is not available in other models with top and bottom doors.
Most modern fridges and freezers at The Good Guys have a frost-free operation, but not all. This is an essential factor when you are making choices. A fridge and freezer that does not have the frost-free feature allow water vapor to form condensation in the freezer, which turns into ice. This ice builds over time, and the freezer must be defrosted. The ice that makes typically contains some Freon, which can be harmful if consumed.
Realizing that your fridge and freezer will not last forever, you may also be concerned about how it will be disposed of in the future since there are harmful chemicals used in the coils and inner workings. Check to see if the model you are interested in has a new eco-friendly refrigerant instead of Freon. More modern refrigerants do not deplete the ozone layer.
An internal fridge organization can be essential also. Some models have a place in the door that holds a full-size gallon of milk and 2-liter pop bottles. This area is also accessible from the outside without opening the entire fridge, which saves energy over the long run. Adjustable shelf height, meat storage tray, butter compartment, egg caddy, and vegetable crispers all come in a variety of sizes and locations and offer many choices when it comes to choosing the right fridge and freezer.
Don’t overlook store brands and brand names alike. Many store brands are very competitive and offer the confidence of the store being around for repairs if needed.