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The 8 Best Refrigerators For Families – Guidebook

Large refrigerators are especially important for families so that all food can be stored carefully. But not all refrigerators are suitable for families, if, among other things, the freezer compartment is too small- or the shelf life of the products is not guaranteed for a long time. Of course, the general storage space should also be taken into account when buying, so that all the food does not fall towards you as soon as you open the refrigerator for a short moment.

In our checklist you can find out all the important information about refrigerators for families. The product recommendations are sure to have the right refrigerator for you.

Refrigerator Checklist

Energy Efficiency
  • The energy efficiency class is important for the power consumption of a refrigerator.
  • It ranges from A+ to A+++. A+++ indicates a very high energy efficiency. More expensive appliances usually have a better energy class, so the power consumption is not too high.
Volume
  • The necessary volume should be based on your own eating and shopping habits. The number of people in the household also plays a role.
  • As a rule of thumb, about 50 liters of refrigerator volume are necessary per person. For a family with four children, the refrigerator should therefore have a capacity of 240 liters to accommodate all the food.
  • Likewise, the size of the kitchen must be taken into account so that the refrigerator is not too high or too wide to be placed in your room. Therefore, the available space should also be accurately measured in advance.
  • Depending on the kitchen, it is therefore advisable to buy a freestanding refrigerator or a built-in refrigerator. Built-in refrigerators, as the name suggests, are built into the kitchen cabinet. Freestanding refrigerators, on the other hand, can be placed anywhere in the room.
Freezer Area
  • So-called side-by-side refrigerators, unlike conventional refrigerators, do not have an integrated freezer compartment. Instead, these have two separate doors, so that the refrigerator and freezer are separated from each other. They are usually very large and offer enough space, so they can be recommended mainly for families.
  • Standard refrigerators, on the other hand, usually only have a relatively small freezer compartment, which is not very suitable for families with children due to the few storage options.
Defrosting
  • Many refrigerators are already equipped with certain technologies, so less work is required for the consumer. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to defrost the refrigerator itself. With the ComfortFrost function, the formation of ice is prevented quite automatically by evaporating it. As a result, the ice does not settle in the refrigerator in the first place. The advantage of the NoFrost refrigerator, on the other hand, is that the humidity is kept at a constant level.
  • With the help of the zero-degree zone, different foods at different levels also stay fresh longer.
Additional Options
  • Unwanted odors often spread in many refrigerators. These mainly occur when meat or cheese is stored for a long time. To avoid them, some manufacturers have developed certain filters that prevent odors from forming . Cleaning a refrigerator can also sometimes be laborious and tedious. Therefore, some refrigerators have removable compartments that can be easily rinsed or cleaned. The volume of the refrigerator is usually not considered before buying, although a very loud appliance can be quite annoying in daily use. Therefore, the volume of 40 decibels should not be exceeded.
  • Also, there are now certain warning functions, in which a loud noise sounds when the refrigerator door is open for a long time or the temperature in the room increases noticeably.
  • Meanwhile, there are quite diverse designs of refrigerators. You can choose between different surfaces (for example, stainless steel) or a particular color.
Price
  • Good refrigerators are usually quite expensive. Nevertheless, it is worth investing in a high-quality refrigerator so that it lasts as long as possible. In addition, these also have useful additional functions, which definitely facilitate the use of the device. The respective price ranges from 200 to 1000 euros.

Here you can find the top 8 most popular refrigerators.

Tip: Here you can find recommended freezers.

The Best Sellers Of Refrigerators

We have compiled the most popular refrigerators for you in this bestseller list.

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1 RCA RFR741-BLACK Apartment Size-Top Freezer-2 Door Fridge-Adjustable Thermostat Control-Black-7.5 Cubic Feet RCA RFR741-BLACK Apartment Size-Top Freezer-2 Door Fridge-Adjustable Thermostat Control-Black-7.5...
2 RCA RFR786-BLACK 2 Door Apartment Size Refrigerator with Freezer, 7.5 cu. ft, Retro Black RCA RFR786-BLACK 2 Door Apartment Size Refrigerator with Freezer, 7.5 cu. ft, Retro Black
3 RCA - 2-Door - Compact Refrigerator/Freezer - Reversible Doors - Adjustable Thermostat - 3.2 Cu. Ft. - Black, RCA - 2-Door - Compact Refrigerator/Freezer - Reversible Doors - Adjustable Thermostat - 3.2 Cu. Ft....
4 Frigidaire 17.4 Cu. Ft. 4 Door Refrigerator in Brushed Steel with Adjustable Freezer Storage Frigidaire 17.4 Cu. Ft. 4 Door Refrigerator in Brushed Steel with Adjustable Freezer Storage
5 Galanz GLR18FS5S16 Built in Ice Makers Refrigerator, Triple Door, Adjustable Electrical Thermostat Control, 18 Cu.Ft, True Stainless Steel, cu ft Galanz GLR18FS5S16 Built in Ice Makers Refrigerator, Triple Door, Adjustable Electrical Thermostat...
6 Upstreman 3.2 Cu.Ft Mini Fridge with Freezer, Single Door Mini Fridge, Adjustable Thermostat, Mini Refrigerator for Dorm, Office, Bedroom, Black-BR321 Upstreman 3.2 Cu.Ft Mini Fridge with Freezer, Single Door Mini Fridge, Adjustable Thermostat, Mini...
7 Frigidaire EFR751, 2 Door Apartment Size Refrigerator with Freezer, 7.2 cu ft, Platinum Series, Stainless Steel, 7.5 Frigidaire EFR751, 2 Door Apartment Size Refrigerator with Freezer, 7.2 cu ft, Platinum Series,...
8 Frigidaire EFR840-RED 3.2 Cu Ft Red 2 Door Retro Bar Fridge with Side Bottle Opener Frigidaire EFR840-RED 3.2 Cu Ft Red 2 Door Retro Bar Fridge with Side Bottle Opener
9 KRIB BLING Mini Fridge with Freezer on Top, 3.5 Cu.Ft Compact Refrigerator with 7 Levels Adjustable Thermostat, Small Fridge for Dorm, Office, RV Camping, Silver KRIB BLING Mini Fridge with Freezer on Top, 3.5 Cu.Ft Compact Refrigerator with 7 Levels Adjustable...
10 Frigidaire EFR376-BLUE 3.2 Cu Ft Blue Retro Bar Fridge with Side Bottle Opener Frigidaire EFR376-BLUE 3.2 Cu Ft Blue Retro Bar Fridge with Side Bottle Opener
11 FRIGIDAIRE EFR331-BLACK 3.2 Cu ft Eraser Board Mini Compact Dorm Fridge (Black) FRIGIDAIRE EFR331-BLACK 3.2 Cu ft Eraser Board Mini Compact Dorm Fridge (Black)
12 Galanz GLR10TBKEFR True Top Freezer Retro Refrigerator Frost Free, Dual Door Fridge, Adjustable Electrical Thermostat Control, Black, 10.0 Cu Ft Galanz GLR10TBKEFR True Top Freezer Retro Refrigerator Frost Free, Dual Door Fridge, Adjustable...
13 KRIB BLING 3.5Cu.Ft Compact Refrigerator Mini Fridge with Freezer, Small Refrigerator with 2 Door, 7 Level Thermostat Removable Shelves for Kitchen, Dorm, Apartment, Bar, Office Silver KRIB BLING 3.5Cu.Ft Compact Refrigerator Mini Fridge with Freezer, Small Refrigerator with 2 Door, 7...
14 RCA RFR322 Mini Refrigerator, Compact Freezer Compartment, Adjustable Thermostat Control, Reversible Door, Ideal Fridge for Dorm, Office, Apartment, Platinum Stainless, 3.2 Cubic Feet RCA RFR322 Mini Refrigerator, Compact Freezer Compartment, Adjustable Thermostat Control, Reversible...
15 Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator with Ice Maker and 21 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, Black Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator with Ice Maker and 21 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, Black
16 Frigidaire EFR753-PLATINUM EFR753, 2 Door Apartment Size Refrigerator with Freezer, Retro Chrome Handle, cu ft, Platinum Series, Stainless Steel, 7.5, Silver Frigidaire EFR753-PLATINUM EFR753, 2 Door Apartment Size Refrigerator with Freezer, Retro Chrome...
17 Winia 18 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black (WZTG18HSBCD) Winia 18 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black (WZTG18HSBCD)
18 Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator with LED Lighting and 20.8 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, White Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator with LED Lighting and 20.8 Cubic Ft. Total Capacity, White
19 Frigidaire EFR492, 4.6 cu ft Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Door, Platinum Series Frigidaire EFR492, 4.6 cu ft Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Door, Platinum Series
20 hOmeLabs Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler - 120 Can Mini Fridge with Glass Door for Soda Beer or Wine - Small Drink Dispenser Machine for Office or Bar with Adjustable Removable Shelves hOmeLabs Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler - 120 Can Mini Fridge with Glass Door for Soda Beer or...

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Current Offers For Refrigerators

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the refrigerators section.

SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Frigidaire 17.4 Cu. Ft. 4 Door Refrigerator in Brushed Steel with Adjustable Freezer Storage
Frigidaire 17.4 Cu. Ft. 4 Door Refrigerator in Brushed Steel with Adjustable Freezer Storage
LED INTERIOR LIGHTING: LED lighting throughout the refrigerator for better visibility
$1,199.00 −6%

FAQ About Refrigerators

What is a refrigerator?

It is an electrically operated device that is designed to keep products fresh for a longer period of time. Usually, the refrigerator consists of a freezer compartment and a second area where various foods are stored.

How long do eggs keep in the refrigerator?

Eggs will keep in the refrigerator at least until the best-before date. Raw yolks or egg whites, on the other hand, can be kept in it for 3 days.

What temperature in the refrigerator?

The refrigerator should have a temperature of about 5 degrees.

How long must a new refrigerator stand?

12 to 24 hours, depending on the model, a refrigerator must stand after transport.

How cold should a refrigerator be?

A refrigerator should be about 5 degrees cold.

How much does a good refrigerator cost?

A good refrigerator costs on average around 200 to 1000 euros.

How many watts does a refrigerator consume per day?

A refrigerator usually consumes 600 watts per day.

How does a refrigerator work?

At the back of the refrigerator is a cooling unit, which ensures that the inside of the refrigerator is cooled.

What temperature should a refrigerator be?

For the freezer compartment, a temperature of -18 degrees is suitable. In the refrigerator, on the other hand, this should be 5 degrees, so that all food is sufficiently cooled.

What is the maximum noise level of a refrigerator?

If possible, your refrigerator should not exceed a volume of 40 decibels, otherwise the background noise in the kitchen can become very annoying in the long run.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.