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Buying Guide for Integrated Fridges & Freezers in Australia

Integrated fridges and kitchens are becoming more and more popular in Australia. They offer a stylish and seamless look to your kitchen while freeing up an abundance of space. But just what is an integrated fridge? Integrated fridges are built-in models that sit behind kitchen cupboard doors. Unlike traditional standalone fridges, the front or the door of the fridge comes to the same level as the rest of the kitchen, which makes for an attractive layout.

Integrated fridges and freezers offer varying sizes of compartments, providing plenty of storage space for fresh and frozen foods. Appliance Warehouse reveals the pros and cons of integrated fridges to help you decide whether a built-in fridge/freezer is right for you.

Pros and Cons of Integrated Fridge Freezers

While integrated fridge freezers can seem attractive, there are pros and cons that should be taken into consideration before you invest in a unit.

The Pros

Due to their unique design and ventilation systems, integrated fridges can be placed anywhere in your kitchen. They can be completely camouflaged when installed as compressor vents will be out of sight, and they are fitted with inset doors that can look just like the rest of your cabinet doors. Furthermore, integrated fridges and freezersprovide even more flexibility, as its superior insulation means that you can even place it right next to your oven if you wish.

Integrated fridges offer a wide variety of styles to choose from, including:

  • • Standard fridges
  • • Top and bottom fridge/freezers
  • • Side-by-side fridge/freezers
  • • Drawer freezers
  • • Fridge/freezer combos
  • • Integrated bar fridges

Not only are they extremely energy efficient and long lasting, but many models also come with electronic controls that allow you to regulate the temperature for each zone. This means that the shelf life of food is extended, keeping it fresher for longer. These two qualities will save you money in the long term. Furthermore, many models also come with door alarms that will notify you if a door or drawer is left open.

The Cons

One of the drawbacks of integrated fridges and freezers in Australia is that they are typically more expensive than their free-standing counterparts. They must also be professionally installed and cannot be moved easily, which means you may have to leave the fridge behind when you move house.

Both free-standing and integrated fridges can be a great addition to your home, depending on the aesthetics and qualities that you are looking for. If you require assistance or further information regarding integrated fridges, don’t hesitate to speak to one of our friendly team members today. Call 1300 783 469 or fill in our online contact form to get in touch. 

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