What is a door-in-door re­frig­er­a­tor?

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Smart Shopper Road Test - RACHEL XIE

This new type of fridge has lay­ered doors. An outer door lets you grab fre­quently ac­cessed items like drinks, sauces and snacks, while an in­ner door hides ev­ery­thing else and blocks cold air from es­cap­ing when the outer door is open, to con­serve en­ergy.

Sam­sung RH57H90507H Food Show­case Re­frig­er­a­tor

$5,099, from ma­jor elec­tri­cal stores Net ca­pac­ity: 570 litres En­ergy rat­ing: 4 ticks Di­men­sions (Wx Dx Ht): 91.2 x 72.1 x 177.4cm SPACE

This fridge is not as deep as reg­u­lar ones be­cause the com­part­ments on the in­side of the in­ner door take up space. But they make it eas­ier to or­gan­ise dif­fer­ent types of food, and I like that bot­tles and con­tain­ers won’t get lost at the back of the fridge.


Rave IN­NER DOOR The top com­part­ments can hold al­co­holic drinks and glass jars, out of the reach of kids, while the lower ones can be filled with snacks, milk and juice. OUTER DOOR Its full length gives im­me­di­ate ac­cess to six bas­kets and pull-out draw­ers. AC­CES­SI­BIL­ITY A large space in the mid­dle of the in­ner door means that even when it’s closed, I can reach in and grab items from the mid­dle shelves in the chiller. On the down­side, the wide gap could also mean that more cold air can es­cape through it. VER­DICT This is the sleeker of the two, and is my pick since my main con­cern is hav­ing eas­ier ac­cess to more items in the fridge.

SHELVES These are re­mov­able, but there’s not much flex­i­bil­ity for ad­just­ing the height be­tween them. How­ever, the slid­ing shelf in the mid­dle can be flipped up against the back of the fridge cav­ity to cre­ate more ver­ti­cal space (above).

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