Are you looking for a refrigerator that suits your needs?
Are you looking for a refrigerator that won’t make your pocket dry?
Well good news the single door refrigerators are a good pick.
But if you already want to get a refrigerator that has a single door then you just have to consider these points below.
If you rush into getting a refrigerator and spend thousands then you might probably regret your decision.
So if you want to win through and through I think you should probably take your time to read this short article and take to heart the points because if you ignore or underestimate or just neglect them then you would just know how to suit yourself when you get that refrigerator that is probably in your mind.
Other styles of refrigerators might be tempting to get for your home but it is good to consider them before getting them.
But in this article, we shall only consider the single door refrigerator and review all the pros and cons and so then you can feel free to go for the single door or the other styles so without further ado, let's dive into the main points.
I feel I must review the disadvantages first so you don’t waste your time reading the advantages and then land on the bad parts.
If you still want to get a single door refrigerator after reading the disadvantages then there is a high chance you won't regret your decision if you get it anyways.
THE CONS OF GETTING A SINGLE DOOR REFRIGERATOR
1. COLD AIR LOSS IS MUCH WORSE WHEN YOU OPEN THE FRIDGE.
I think it is pretty obvious as it has only a single door.
When you open it, everything goes out just like someone opening his mouth when yawning and all the bad odour goes out and then you feel like vomiting.
That is how the single door refrigerator is. The moment you open it everything goes out. The cold air loss is bad as it affects your food items.
See food items need a certain degree of temperature to stay fresh.
I don’t want to bore you with the details of everything so let me stick to this topic.
It is that clear. The moment you open the refrigerator, everything goes out, it is that easy.
If for instance, it is left open then you should sing a funeral song and chant some RIP for your food items because if there are really, really perishable and need to stay cool or cold all the time and that happens then you know what’s next.
But there is a solution to it and it is that you shouldn’t open it frequently, only when needed so that’s it for this point.
2. ONLY THE STRUCTURE IS ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU HATE IT
Well maybe that the single door is good but it can also be bad and this is what I mean.
Let’s look at it more in depth. Now tell me who wants to stretch for the long handle of the single door refrigerator and then bend to get one food item he or she kept at the bottom?
Wouldn’t it be better if you just have a freezer at the bottom or the top instead of getting one at the bottom and that’s not the freezer at all?
That’s just part of the fridge compartment. Man! And to access the freezer compartment, you would still have to open another door after opening the single door, isn't that already boring you?
Is that not tiring? Seriously, only hardworking people would love the single door refrigerators. I’m very serious. The structure just puts me off but there are still some people that enjoy this style.
Anyways they had a reason for making it this way so there can still be some advantages to it if you look at it well.
3. THERE IS NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE DESIGN
There are only a few refrigerators that have special designs and those ones are obviously expensive but when we consider general single door refrigerators there is nothing special about the design at all.
They are just simple. They are just fixed, no design just a simple layout. That’s crazy!
If you want to turn your kitchen around then I’m sorry the single door refrigerators are just a bad choice.
So what do you think about this? You can comment. But if you are the type that don't care about designs or layout then you can just close your eyes and get it for your home but expect nothing special.
I mean, just a single door and that’s it then an inconvenient freezer compartment inside and the worst fact is that the freezer compartments are not large at all so don’t think of storing a full chicken or turkey inside.
4. ACCESSING YOUR FOOD ITEMS HAVE BECOME A CHORE.
No one wants that. Who wants to open the refrigerator and bend to get items at the bottom each and every day.
That’s bad! The single door refrigerator doesn’t allow for easy access of your food items unlike the other styles of refrigerators.
Top freezers and bottom freezers have an ultimate edge above this silly little single door refrigerators so just know that when you get it, you are going to do some chores aside the ones you already do in your home.
So that's another reason why you shouldn’t get the single door refrigerators.
5. SPEAKING GENERALLY, THEY HAVE SMALLER STORAGE SPACE
It is estimated that the single door refrigerators are perfect for families that only have two to three people.
When extended families are concerned, the single door refrigerators are totally a bad choice and the main reason is that they cannot house items bought in bulk.
Most single door refrigerators range 45 – 200 litres and that’s not preferable for those who buy items in bulk for families especially the extended ones.
So for large storage, the single door refrigerators are totally off.
But if you want, you can go ahead and get one but then you would have to congest them and that’s not good for them as the cool air might not reach all parts and some might begin to rot in the midst of the fresh ones thereby spoiling the ones that are good so both ways small storage is not good for families who need items bought in bulk.
6. MOST SINGLE DOOR REFRIGERATORS DON’T HAVE CONVENIENT FEATURES
The top freezers and bottom freezers have an edge above these single door refrigerators and these make them more pricey but anyways the point is that they have but what do they have?
Many top freezers and bottom freezers come with water dispensers, auto defrost features, door cooling, multi air vents and ultimately direct cooling features and diverse freezing and cooling functions and temperature settings.
Single door refrigerators are not that bad as the pricey ones come with some of the above listed features like the Hisense Ref 23rsdr-wd come with a water dispenser and also a direct cooling system but this makes it more expensive than its counterparts so speaking generally, they don’t have the stuff that makes them unique.
So when you get the single door refrigerator, expect nothing special because you are just going to get a big cuboid box that makes things cool and that’s it, nothing else.
So we have reviewed the bad parts of the single door refrigerators.
You can share your thoughts if you want to. If these disadvantages didn’t blow you off your stand then the advantages would only make you love the single door refrigerators more.
Prepare to smile as you see them.
THE PROS OF GETTING A SINGLE DOOR REFRIGERATOR
1. THE PRICES GENERALLY ARE AMAZING
I think that should be the first point because if you look out for products online, the price only makes you to look further into it.
If the price is way off your budget, there is a high chance you would not look further, look at the specifications unless you choose to throw away some seconds, minutes you would never get again.
So when price is considered the single door refrigerators should be your top pick.
The prices of top freezers are scary, much more the bottom freezers, they would make you cough till a dime comes out of your throat.
So prices of single door refrigerators range from N40,000 - N120,000 and that depends on the kind of refrigerator you want.
The bigger they are, the higher the price so for those interested in large refrigerators be prepared to cough out N60,000 upwards, just know that you have to get the one that fits into your budget and don't overdo yourself.
So in the area of price, single door refrigerators are the ultimate choice.
2. WHEN MAINTENANCE IS CONSIDERED, SINGLE DOOR REFRIGERATORS WIN
The reason is simple. They have only one door and two compartments and not that large.
Cleaning them won’t take anytime at all. In one hour or less, you are done and are free to do whatsoever you want to do next.
Since they have only one handle, it becomes easier to clean and the fact that the freezer is inside just makes it much sweeter.
In minutes you are done cleaning the freezer compartments and also the fridge and the wire shelves and body so when maintenance is considered, the single door refrigerators win.
Also since they are not pricey at all, maintaining them, keeping them smooth, up and running takes little or nothing out of your pocket so in areas of price and simple maintenance, single door refrigerators win.
3. WHEN SPACE IS CONSIDERED, YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE THESE REFRIGERATORS
Why I said this is because they take up little space in the kitchen thereby giving you more space for more beautiful furniture.
Unlike the bottom freezers or some top freezers, they won’t force you to get rid of all your furniture just because you want to cool your food items.
With the single door refrigerators, you can still get some cookers, furniture and also the refrigerator inside and you would still have some space to spare, isn’t that great to hear?
The single door refrigerators make your kitchen have more space so that even though it doesn’t turn your kitchen around, you can still get some furniture that will do that for you.
So you see that single door refrigerators aren’t that exactly bad.
4. SAVING ENERGY JUST BECAME EASIER WITH THESE TYPE OF REFRIGERATORS
This is what I mean. The single door refrigerators consume very little energy.
They are very energy efficient and so could save you more than you can imagine on electricity bills.
If you don't want to cough out so much money on maintenance and electricity bills, then you should look out for these single door refrigerators.
Generally, they use 40% lesser power than the top freezers and the bottom freezers combined so that’s pretty awesome, if you ask me.
The single door refrigerators are more awesome than you think so please don't underestimate them.
They are pretty amazing so if you still want to go ahead and get one then you should. Using a refrigerator takes years so it is good to consider all the points so as not to catch the dreaded "Buyer's Remorse".