How to shop for a fridge online

how to shop for a fridge online

A fridge is the most important appliance in your kitchen. With all of the refrigerator upgrades over the past few years, it can be a bit overwhelming to know exactly what to look for. While it’s easier to shop by opening and closing fridge doors in a Best Buy showroom, it’s still really simple to shop for a fridge online.

There are new types of finishes including black stainless steel, measured water and ice on the door, humidity crispers for your herbs, and even LCD screens to keep your family organized and stream music. You just need to start with the type of fridge you’re looking for, choose your size and capacity, then narrow down the features you’d like. Once you’re done just click to order and your new fridge will be delivered to your door.

Before you get started shopping for a fridge online

Be sure to check out the left menu on the refrigerator category pages. The menu will let you select from style, size, brand, width, height, counter depth, and more, making it easy to narrow down your choices and only showing you the fridges you’re interested in.

Check your fridge fit

Best Buy shop for a fridge online

The most important step you need to take before shopping for a fridge online is to measure the width of the spot you have for your fridge. You want to make sure the fridge you choose will fit into your existing space, especially if you only have a narrow cut out in the center of your cabinets. You’ll also want to measure the following:

  • Counter-depth and height
  • The width of your entranceway so you can easily move in your new fridge and move your old fridge out
  • The clearance you’ll have between your kitchen island or counters when your fridge door is open

Each time you click on a refrigerator listing, you’ll find a tab called ‘Details & Specs.” When you click on that you can see the measurements for width, height, and depth for that refrigerator. You may also see measurements for depth with the doors open 90 degrees or depth with door handles. Use these measurements before choosing your new fridge size, and that way there will be no surprises when your fridge is delivered.

Shop for a fridge online by choosing your style

Bottom freezer fridge

There are five main types of refrigerator on Best Buy, and the one you choose depends on how you’d like to access your fresh and frozen food.

French door refrigerator

A French door refrigerator has two doors that open wide to give you ample space for your fresh food. A bottom freezer holds your frozen items, and you can opt for a model with water and ice on the door.

french door fridgeBottom freezer refrigerators

This type of refrigerator has one door that opens on top and a bottom freezer that stores all of your frozen items.

Top freezer refrigerators

A top-freezer refrigerator is the classic style of fridge you probably grew up with, and the freezer is on top so you can easily access frozen items without bending.

Side-by-side refrigerators

This style of fridge has one door for fresh items and one door for frozen items, with the space split evenly between the two.

retro refrigeratorAll-fridge refrigerators

All-fridge refrigerators are exactly that; all fridge. They give you ample room for all of your fresh food but don’t have a space for frozen items.

Counter-depth vs regular fridge?

Another decision you’ll have to make is whether or not you’ll choose a counter depth fridge or a regular depth fridge. A counter depth fridge sits almost flush with your counters so it has a more seamless appearance. They are great for narrow kitchens as they take up less space, but they are a lot narrower inside so you’ll lose a bit of room for storage.

People choose different styles of refrigerator for different reasons. If you love a classic style and you don’t want a lot of different features, you may opt for a top-freezer fridge. French door refrigerators are a popular choice for many homeowners as they are roomy and offer you ample ways to organize your food.

Choose your refrigerator colour family 

black stainless steel fridgeWhile most people opt for sleek stainless steel, you may want to choose a different type of finish for your new refrigerator. You can now choose black stainless steel as a stylish alternative to stainless steel, and you can also choose grey, matte black, or matte black stainless steel. There is white too, if you like a classic style.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match your appliances. If you have a stainless steel range you can still opt for a black stainless steel fridge.

Which brand do you prefer?

We’re all brand fans, so you may opt for your favourite brand when choosing your new fridge. Some people tend to stick to one brand for all their appliances, while others mix and match depending on the fridge they love. Whichever way you choose to go you’ll find great refrigerators on Best Buy from brands like Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, GE, and KitchenAid.

Features you’ll want to consider when you shop for a fridge online

how to shop for a refrigerator online

When you shop for a fridge online you can’t see the features of the fridge in person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a really good idea of how they work and how they will benefit you.

Take a look at the photos within each refrigerator listing and you can see the inner compartments of the fridge. With photos and descriptions, you can easily see the specific features you may be looking for.

Water and ice on the door

Some models of fridge have water and ice on the door, and you’ll be able to choose from models that dispense water with a tap or other models that dispense measured amounts of water when you need it. If you’re ordering a fridge with water and ice be sure to find out what accessories you’ll need to hook up your fridge’s water line to your plumbing.

Extra drawers for drink and snack storage

You’ll find refrigerators with extra doors or drawers for easy access to snacks. These 5 door configuration refrigerators have drawers you can store soda, herbs, or deli items. Some will even safely defrost your frozen food. Others have options to open a door within a door so you can access snacks without fully opening the fridge.

Smart features on refrigerators

slide away shelves fridgeThe latest refrigerators have built-in smart features. You’ll find models with voice control via Google Assistant and Alexa, models with built-in Wi-Fi to connect to your other appliances, and there’s also a refrigerator with a screen and cameras you can use to see share family schedules or photos and see inside the fridge with the door closed or via an app.

Once you’ve selected your new fridge…

When you’ve made your choice of refrigerator, all you have to do is tap to pay and then relax while you wait for delivery. The fridge will be delivered to your door, and all that’s left to do is hook it up and enjoy your new fridge.

A refrigerator is an important appliance purchase, and Best Buy makes it really easy to shop for a fridge online. Check out all of the refrigerators on Best Buy right now and get ready to enjoy a new fridge in your home.

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