Everyone knows how important it is to eat fresh food. This begins with storage. The refrigerator in your home is your lifeline, literally. Just think of how many trips to the fridge you make daily. We all need to eat, and we need refrigeration. My WW2 veteran grandfather who lived through the great depression told me stories when I was younger about his family’s ice box and how ice was delivered once a week. This is how people used to store food. Thankfully, today’s modern technology has spoiled us, and we can store and keep our food fresh longer.
Having good refrigerator with a lot of space can have a big effect on your life. It’s not just a simple place to go to when you’re hungry. The quality and capacity of your fridge will have a major factor how long you can keep your food fresh, and how often you need to go grocery shopping. The method of which you store your food also has its part in keeping your food fresh, which is why compartments within refrigerators are specifically designed for certain types of foods. Maximizing the longevity of your foods freshness also can be a dynamically reduce your food waste thus saving you money.
What is the best refrigerator and freezer to buy? Well, it depends. Many people own one refrigerator and will need versatility. There are benefits of owning multiple fridges and many families do own a second one, primarily for large families needing extra storage. If you store a lot of food or have a larger home, you will surely need and want a second fridge. Let’s have a look at the best fridges to keep your food fresh, for every location.
Clearly you want a great refrigerator in your kitchen and GE is one of the best refrigerator brands. Their fridges are top rated among their peers and include the finest in technology, style, and practicality.
The GE Profile 27.9 Cu. Ft. refrigerator is a very popular choice and for good reason. With a 15.71 fresh food capacity, an 8.57 freezer capacity, and a third adjustable temperature drawer of 3.62, this fridge will provide plenty of space for anything you want to store.
Its dual compressor allows for GE’s dual evaporation system called “TwinChill”. Essentially this means that the freezer and fresh food sections do not share the same airflow you find in cheaper refrigerators. Since each section has their own air flow, the fridge will maintain a consistent storage environment, which will keep food and keep veggies fresh longer. This also allows for the adjustable temperature drawer to be used for just about anything with 4 temperature settings for wine, snacks, beverages, and meats.
Accessing your veggies is made easy with clear soft-close drawers designed to keep your vegetables fresh longer. This is great as it avoids those pesky hard to close drawers that often block your refrigerator from closing properly while also ensuring your veggie crisper drawers remain properly closed and function as intended.
The ice maker is built into the door alleviating the need to consume freezer space. There is also an integrated dispenser with sensors which blends into the door when not in use and illuminates when you are nearby. The sensors provide a hands-free auto refill feature which will measure and dispense the exact amount of water you desire while freeing up your hands to do whatever else you want. The GE Profile also has a very good water filtration system providing clean and safe to drink water by removing 98% of certain pharmaceuticals like ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone, and trimethoprim.
For aesthetics, this fridge is beautiful. The exterior is made with fingerprint resistant stainless steel which makes it easy to clean and always looking nice. The interior has clear shelves, compartments that can be arranged in many ways, and a door in door storage that helps rotate tall items and bottles to the front of the fridge for easy access. My favorite is the stunning look of the interior as the LED light wall illuminates the entire refrigerator with crisp white light providing uniform light throughout the fridge and compartments. Not only does it look nice, but it also helps you see everything making it easy to find anything, no matter how small.
This fridge does have built in wifi which allows for all sorts of customizations while controlling features like Turbo Cool. Turbo Cool optimizes your fridges performance during high traffic hours or parties where cold air escapes from the door opening and closing frequently. Lastly, there is even an enhanced Shabbos mode that is compatible with the Shabbos Keeper enabling you to set your fridge each week and before holidays.
Be sure to look at the other top GE models such as the GE Café which shares similar benefits and features. One thing that is slightly different with the Café model is the 5.87 capacity adjustable temperature compartment vs the 3.62 capacity adjustable temperature drawer of the GE Profile. It does sacrifice a tiny bit of freezer space, but is a better compartment for prepping foods, beverages, wines, snacks and meats. For Families, I recommend the Profile for this reason, but the Café is an amazing looking refrigerator with awesome features as well.
Garage and Office
Having a second fridge & freezer for your garage or office can be a huge convenience. It will allow you to store more food and ingredients for future meals while also freeing your primary refrigerators space for food preparation storage. I usually have two months’ worth of frozen food in my garage freezer as well as tons of bulky beverages that would otherwise occupy half the space in my kitchen fridge. These additional fridges don’t need bells and whistles, they just need to function for storage more than anything else.
The Danby 4.7 Cu.Ft. dual door compact refrigerator has a value price and is the perfect choice for a second refrigerator, small apartment, or office with a small staff. If you’re looking for something smaller, perhaps to store some drinks or lunch, look at Danby’s models under 4 Cu.Ft. which are perfect for your home office or small office with a small number of staff.
Recreation Room & Bar
What is the best way to keep your food and beverages fresh as you relax to a movie or play games with your friends and family while chilling in your rec room or bar? A mini fridge and Deco Chef have a great selection of models in various sizes with solid or glass doors. These under the counter designed mini fridges are priced for value and add a lot of convenience to any room you spend a lot of time in. Store anything from beer and wine to snacks and fruit to have available at moment’s notice. Imagine never needing to wait for a commercial during your favorite Sunday game or having ingredients ready to mix your favorite cocktails. These are ideal for entertainment areas in your home but serve well in the bedroom and home office as well. These are awesome fridges to have, and Deco Chef makes the best of them.