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How to Choose the Refrigerator That is Best for Your Home

who has been appliance shopping in the past decade will tell you that
it is not as easy as it used to be. Advances in technology have
allowed appliances to come stocked with options that many of us have
never even considered (like the drier that texts you when your
clothes are done). On top of that, there are now thousands of models
to consider, sometimes several hundred from the same manufacturer.
24/7 Refrigerator Service has put together this simple buyer’s guide
when purchasing a new refrigerator so you can spend less time in the
appliance store and more time in the kitchen.

Step 1. Choose a size
you start thinking about anything else, it is important to know your
size limitations. It doesn’t matter if you found the refrigerator
that is the perfect style and color and has all of your wanted
features for 90% off the original tag price, if it is unable to fit
in your kitchen you will have to return it. Measure the space that is
available for your new model, then remeasure it and measure again.
Also make notes of any obstacles that may restrict the opening of
your refrigerator doors, such as the stove, cabinets, or walls.

Step 2. Choose a style
than likely, your refrigerator will be sitting in your kitchen for at
least the next ten years; it is important to pick one that you like.
There are four main styles of refrigerators – top-freezer,
bottom-freezer, side-by-side, and french-door – each offering their
own unique benefits. Consider your family’s food buying and consuming
habits when making this decision, such as how much frozen food you
buy compared to fresh food. These factors will often point you to the
refrigerator style that is right for you.

Step 3. Choose your
Now is
the time to think about extra features that you may want in your new
refrigerator. Sure you want it to keep your fresh foods fresh and
your frozen foods frozen, but do you want any additional features? If
your plumbing allows for it, you may wish to buy a model with a water
dispenser and automatic ice maker. You may also want a refrigerator
with adjustable shelves and drawers to ensure that your fridge will
have the space to hold any food that you can buy. Temperature and
humidity controlled zones are also common features that many
appliance shoppers look for.

Step 4. Shop around
you have picked a refrigerator that is the right style for you and
has all the right features (and most importantly, one that will fit
in your kitchen), it is time to shop around. Do some research online
to compare brands and models side-by-side and read reviews from other
customers about specific model’s functionality and reliability.
Compare prices from online vendors and local appliance stores and
find out what each price includes. Delivery, installation, removal of
your old refrigerator and warranties are desirable options that may
be included in the prices of some companies but not others.
making a final decision, all that is left is to buy the refrigerator
and put it in your kitchen. Before you buy a new refrigerator, it may
be worth checking if your current one can be repaired for a fraction
of the cost. If you live in the tri-state area, call 24/7
Refrigerator Service at 866-782-9376 for same day service. We have
over 60 years of experience repairing refrigerators and can be at
your door within an hour. You can also like us on Facebook for more
refrigerator guides and tips.
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8 Tips & Tricks to keep your refrigerator as organized as possible

in your refrigerator can be prime time real estate. It seems like we
are always reorganizing food in order to get those last few items to
squeeze in. Using these eight simple tips, you will not only have the
most organized fridge of your life, but you will be able to fit more
in it than you ever knew was possible!

Use a
lazy susan to make sure that you never forget about food in the back of the
fridge again.

(Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart)

this idea a step further with a lazy susan designed specifically for

(Photo courtesy of Amazon)

loose beer bottles rolling around the fridge? A simple binder clip
can solve that.
 (Photo courtesy of Check Me Daily)

Use the
six pack containers that those bottles came from to organize your
 (Photo courtesy of Reddit user Neut12)

magazine racks on their side gives you extra shelves in your freezer!

(Photo courtesy of Aunt Peaches)

in an egg holder. It offers more protection than that flimsy foam you
buy the eggs in and allows you to stack things on top of it. 
 (Photo courtesy of Space Savers)

alternative to keep your delicate items, such as eggs or bread, safe
is to buy a shelf riser. This also maximizes your storage space.

(Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart)

Buy a
wine rack to stack 2 liter bottles on their side without having to
worry about them rolling around.
(Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart)
At 24/7
Refrigerator Service, we are always looking for ways to help our
customers with their refrigerator-related problems. For over 60
years, we have been the tri-state area’s leading repair service for
your kitchen’s most used appliance. This is because we keep 99% of
our inventory in our “warehouse on wheels” so that we can be at
your door within an hour of calling us. Like us on Facebook and
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10 FAQs About Your Refrigerator

can be tricky sometimes. There are a lot of different parts which
must all be functioning properly and seamlessly working together in
order to keep your food at an ideal temperature. To add to the
confusion, there are not a vast amount of resources available with
helpful information, such as there are with other complex machines
(like automobiles). Luckily for you, 24/7 Refrigerator Service is
here to help. In this article we will answer ten of the most commonly
asked questions regarding refrigerators.

What temperature should I
keep my refrigerator at?
refrigerator’s temperature should be between 35 and 39 degrees
What temperature should I
keep my freezer at?
freezer should be kept at a temperature between 0 and 5 degrees
Why is my ice maker not
making any ice?
ice maker may be malfunctioning for any number of reasons, including
restricted water supply. In order to correctly diagnose the problem,
call 24/7 Refrigerator Service today to schedule and appointment.
How long does it take a
refrigerator to cool down after being plugged in for the first time?
starting from room temperature, allow 24 hours for a refrigerator to
cool down to a consistent, stable operating temperature.
How do I properly dispose
of my old refrigerator?
refrigerators cannot be legally disposed without removing the
chemical coolants first. Contact your town to see if they offer this
service – most of them do for a small fee. If not, contact a local
appliance repair shop and inquire about their disposal services.
How long can I expect my
new refrigerator to last?
average life span of a new refrigerator is roughly 15 years.
This number could be much higher or lower depending on the brand and
model of the refrigerator and how well you maintain it.
What is that weird noise
coming from my refrigerator?
If your
refrigerator is making loud or unusual noises while operating, it
could be due to a number of different reasons. Rather than playing
the guessing game, contact 24/7 Refrigerator Service and we will be
at your house to look at it by the end of the day.
What are the four styles
of refrigerators?
This is the most common model. The freezer is located above the fresh
foods section of the refrigerator.
In this style, the fresh food section of the refrigerator is on top
for more convenient accessibility. The freezer is located below it,
and is usually accessed as a pull-out drawer.

The freezer and fresh food
sections both take up the full height of the unit and are divided
vertically almost down the middle, allowing for more freezer space
than other styles.

This style combines
elements of the side-by-side and bottom-freezer models. The fresh
food section, which takes up the top two-thirds of the unit, has two
doors that swing open to either side. This allows for maximum storage
capacity and twice the door space of most other refrigerators. Like
the bottom-freezer style, the freezer is usually accessed via a
pull-out drawer.
What is the best way to
clean my refrigerator and how often should I clean it?
For a
thorough clean, you should set your refrigerator’s temperature
control to OFF and unplug it from the wall. Take all of the contents
out, including the shelves. Using soapy water and a rag, wipe all
internal surfaces clean and dry them. Clean the shelves with the same
rag, or wash them in the sink. Replace everything, plug your
refrigerator back in, and set the temperature control back to where
it was before. You should do this once per year to keep your
refrigerator clean.
What do the terms “auto
defrost” and “frost free” mean?

defrost refers to the fresh food section of the refrigerator.
Normally, condensation on the back wall can freeze and affect how
well the unit preserves your food. The auto defrost function heats
the wall for a short period of time, which melts any ice that may
have formed, and drains the water through a duct in the back. Frost
free refers to a fan in the freezer which circulates dry air,
preventing the build up of frost around the walls and items in the