Keeping it cool
The refrigerator (or fridge) has come a long way from being a luxury item to a necessary appliance today. (If you have lost electricity for any period of time, you will be even more appreciative of the crucial role the refrigerator plays in everyday life.) For one, it preserves the nutrients in our food. It also keeps our food safe for consumption by keeping bacterial growth at bay for a longer period. Of course, it also keeps our favourite beverages cool and ready to be had. These are all things we can agree on. But when it comes to buying a refrigerator, we all will have a different take on which brand/model/capacity is optimal. Apart from personal tastes, that choice will largely depend on the storage capacity we need, our eating habits, space in the house and most importantly our budget. The very large number of models in the market may make the whole process more complicated than expected. Just the brand name may not be sufficient to base a buying decision on. Here, we bring to you some consolidated basic research on frost-free refrigerators, focusing on aspects such as gross volume, storage volume, electricity consumption and star rating – factors on the basis of which you can make a choice among the many brands/ models.