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January 12, 2023 | Refrigerators | Tips and Advice

4 Types of Refrigerators to Keep Food Fresh and Delicious

4 types of refrigerators to keep food fresh and delicious

Can you imagine having to work to keep your food from perishing? Luckily, technology has come a long way, and there are many types of refrigerators out there to keep your foods super fresh and oh-so-delicious!

Let’s learn about some of them.

The Old Ways of Preserving Food

Years ago, cooling houses were built underground in communities where they would store things like ice and snow from winter to keep meat, fruit, and vegetables fresh. This would keep foods cold during the winter. And, with any luck, being buried underground would help them to survive a bit into spring. Though, you’d definitely have to wave goodbye to an ice-cold brew in the summer.

Thankfully, today’s manufacturing capabilities and advanced technology allow us to have different types of refrigerators in our kitchens to keep our food well and good for longer periods of time. Talk about convenience, right? And yes, this is where the beer is always perfectly chilled.

While refrigerators are now commonplace in kitchens, they are not all created equal.

4 Types of Refrigerators for the Home

Each refrigerator may have its own features and embellishments, but they can all be categorized into about four different types: French door, side-by-side, bottom freezer, and top freezer.

1. French Foor Refrigerators

This type of refrigerator is split in the middle with two doors that open outward from the middle. The freezer is a drawer (or two) on the bottom. These are often considered high-class refrigerators that are easy to fit in any kitchen.

2. Side-by-Side Refrigerators

These refrigerators have been around for years but are again becoming more and more common. Like the french door, they have two doors that open outward. However, one side (the freezer side) is smaller, and it extends from top to bottom. The other larger half is the refrigerator. They may be compact for small spaces, but they are compact inside too. As a result, they are not as easy to store odd-shaped items or to keep things organized in the fridge.

3. Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

As its name suggests, a bottom freezer has a refrigerator with one door up top and a bottom freezer drawer. These are often more user-friendly than side-by-side options as they make it easier to access your foods. However, the large door may not be so ideal for smaller kitchens.

4. Top Freezer

One of the most basic models of refrigerators is the top freezer, which consists of two doors – one for the freezer and one for the refrigerator – both extending fully. Again, not so convenient for small kitchens, but also difficult to see what is in the fridge without having to bed over.

The Best Finish For Your Refrigerator

While there are so many types of refrigerators to choose from, different color choices are also available.

White refrigerators are some of the most common, ordinary options on the market. Black refrigerators are also a common choice. But do you know the one that shines above the rest? And the option that prides itself as the best finish for your refrigerator? Stainless steel.

Not only is stainless steel timeless and beautiful, but it is also durable, resistant to rust and corrosion, sleek, and modern. It works with any type of design style, too.

The best part is that stainless steel is easy to clean. You can wipe away smudges and fingerprints with nothing more than soapy water and a soft cloth – no chemicals required. If you feel like going the extra mile, buff with a little olive oil, and you may even see your reflection.

French Door Refrigerators For the Win

There may be many types of refrigerators to choose from, but there is only one that takes the cake when it comes to the must-have features – and that is the french door refrigerator.


Well, they take up less space in your kitchen since the doors are half the size they normally are. And since it opens up all the way, you can have a clear view of everything inside. This makes it easier to keep things organized – and to make sure last night’s leftovers of Szechuan tofu takeout don’t get lost in the back of the fridge for months.

The huge freezer drawers help a lot, too, for the same reasons. If you have spent any time utilizing the freezer in a side-by-side refrigerator, you will totally understand just how life-changing freezer drawers can be.

Stainless Steel Refrigerators at THOR Kitchen

If you are ready to take advantage of all they have to offer you, then THOR Kitchen has a few options to choose from that you won’t want to miss.

36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth

36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth by Thor Kitchen
36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth by Thor Kitchen – Model Number HRF3601F

First, we have the 36-inch professional french door refrigerator in stainless steel. Its counter-depth size makes it a great fit for any kitchen. Not to mention that it comes with a lot of great features, including:

-20.7 cubic feet of flexible storage space

-Showcase LED lighting for energy efficiency

-Dual cooling system

-Automatic ice maker

-Door storage – even holds gallon jugs

-Door alarm (so you will never lose too much cool air on accident)

-Adjustable racks and shelves so you can fit all types of items

-Freezer drawers for convenience and easy organization storage

-Beautiful stainless steel finish

36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator with Ice and Water Dispenser

36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator with Ice and Water Dispenser by Thor Kitchen
36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator with Ice and Water Dispenser by Thor Kitchen – Model Number TRF3601FD

Next up is the 36-inch professional french door refrigerator with ice and water dispenser – another great option for your kitchen. This makes it convenient to stay hydrated – for you and the kiddos, too.

It comes with a lot of flexible storage space and lots of features, too:

-22 cubic feet of storage space

-Flex drawer for convenience. Use it for meats, veggies, beverages, etc.

-Crisper drawers keep your produce fresher for a longer time, so you don’t waste your money

-Counter-depth design and french doors make it a perfect fit for kitchens of all sizes

-Door storage – even space for gallon jugs

-Triple-tech cooling system keeps air flowing while reducing the buildup of frost

-Showcase LED lighting, so you don’t ever lose your leftovers again

-Adjustable racks and shelves so you can fit anything, big or small, in your fridge

-Freezer drawer for easy organization and accessibility

-Water filtration

-Shiny stainless steel finish

-Door alarm

Energy star certified

-Automatic ice maker that stores 1.7 lbs of ice and produces 4.4 lbs each day

Upgrade to a Stainless Steel Refrigerator by THOR Kitchen

Are you looking to upgrade your refrigerator? Or are you adding appliances to the kitchen of your new home? Start off the new year right with the perfect refrigerator for your storage and organizational needs – a stainless steel french door refrigerator!

Start shopping now by finding your nearest THOR Kitchen dealer today.