Freezer for home use: tips on choosing
The ideal option in this case would be to make a purchase via the Internet, since in electronic stores you can find the rating of products according to one or another parameter.
However, even when purchasing through Eldorado, Technopark or other ordinary appliance stores, the choice is quite simple - you only need to consult with the employee of the sales area and give him exact parameters so that he presents you with a number of suitable models. It should be noted that the parameters must exactly fit you, otherwise you can overload the device, which will entail its overhaul.
The main characteristic of the freezer is its internal volume, which determines the amount of food that can be stored in it.At the same time, when making your choice, always specify exactly the useful volume that can be filled, because when the freezer overflows, you will have to carry out its expensive repair very soon.
Some manufacturers, including the famous Italian brand Miele, offer the following classification of cameras, which helps consumers better navigate this kind of home appliances:
|Ultra compact||up to 20 l|
|Professional||over 250 l|
The fact is that some manufacturers, creating volumetric chambers, expect that they will store extremely light products - for example, vegetables, herbs and spices, as well as other similar things. Accordingly, such heavy objects as frozen meat, especially on the bone, can cause damage to the walls of the chambers, which will inevitably lead to difficult repairs.
Therefore, when buying, it is not at all superfluous to inquire about the maximum allowable weight that you can put in freezers purchased for your home — technical specifications or the staff of Eldorado, Tekhnosil and others can help you.
Parameters that have freezers, and include the lowest possible temperature, which can also be set in the rating, if you decide to choose appliances via the Internet - including the Eldorado electronic store.
In addition, the permissible temperature limits should also be taken into account if you don’t want to spend money often on repairing the device. Leading manufacturers, including the Miele trademark, set the following climatic modes for their freezers:
|Subnormal (economical)||-10 … -32 aboutWITH|
|Normal (moderate)||-16 … -32aboutWITH|
|Subtropical||-18 … -38 aboutWITH|
|Tropical (deep freeze)||-18 … -43 aboutWITH|
Finally, we should not forget about the type of configuration of freezers, which is of great importance for their placement at home. The most popular are fairly narrow vertical models that resemble in appearance an ordinary refrigerator. They take up very little space, have a relatively small capacity and consume a lot of electricity.
In addition to the basic characteristics, it is necessary to pay attention to the additional properties of the cameras. If you decide to make your choice via the Internet, a flexible rating can also help you, and if you buy cameras in Eldorado or Technopark, you just need to tell the consultant that it is necessary for you to have a certain feature.
The most important characteristic is the presence of electronic temperature control - it provides an opportunity to reduce the energy consumption of cameras, as well as to make their repair and maintenance more rare. In addition, it is worthwhile to choose models with electronic control in the event that it is very important for you to set the temperature accurately up to 1-2 degrees.
In Eldorado, as well as other stores, you can find similar modifications made by famous brands - Miele, Electrolux, Ariston and others.
It is also very important to have the No Frost mode, which allows you to get rid of regular maintenance of the freezer, including repairs. As you know, low temperature allows you to install inside the freezer almost zero humidity, while in any room of the house, especially in the kitchen, it is significantly higher.As a result, the moisture penetrating during the opening of the chambers settles on their walls, turning into ice, which reduces the available useful volume and load.
Unfortunately, a power outage in our conditions is a rather frequent phenomenon, the cause of which can be either an emergency or a scheduled repair. Therefore, it is necessary to be prepared for this option - including in the case when you leave home for a long time, going on vacation or a business trip.
Both small and rather large freezers are supplied with a special “jacket”, which is filled with a heat insulating substance, which allows to maintain a stable temperature regime for a long time. In order to keep your products fresh and to prevent repairs that would be required if the chambers are overheated, check with Eldorado’s staff or online stores about how much time the freezer can keep at a negative temperature.
Before you make your final choice and go to Eldorado or one of the many other appliance stores, you need to determine where you will be placing the camera at home. A lot depends on it - from the size and configuration to specific characteristics and the presence of specific features.
In addition, before you select the desired modification, it is not at all superfluous to look at the repair and decoration of your home, in order to determine also the design of the device.
The simplest option that does not take up much space is the so-calledfreezer cabinetsmall volume, maintenance and repair of which does not require large expenditures. Small cameras of this type can be placed in almost any room of the house - both in the kitchen and even in the hallway, pantry or living room. By its appearance, it really resembles a small cabinet with a side door, which allows for maximum convenience of its use - you can put certain household items on top of the device, but do not overdo it so as not to repair it soon.
disadvantages: a small volume, which will not allow many products to be stored in the chamber, as well as the absence of a convenient distribution system in compartments - as a rule, in such a device there is only one or two compartments separated by a shelf.
Popular alsonarrow vertical freezerswhich can have different heights - from 60-70 centimeters and more than up to 2 meters - their maintenance and repair is also quite simple.
You should choose them if you are going to store a lot of heterogeneous products - as a rule, they imply the presence of many compartments. In addition, the choice can fall on them also in the event that you are the owner of a compact kitchen, which has space only for high freezers of small width.
disadvantages: It is worth noting a rather small load of such models, which can lead to the fact that the next repair will be just around the corner if you decide to fill it up.
However, if you look at the rating of sales of equipment in the stores of Eldorado, Tekhnosila and other similar points of sale, then you can see that they are in the leadfull-size vertical models- including products of the Samsung, Miele, Electrolux trademarks. They are the best choice when you are going to store a large number of products in them, including those belonging to different categories.
disadvantages: only relatively high power consumption and costly repairs that may be required if the walls of the chambers are damaged.
Compared with the popular vertical devices, horizontal cameras are large and easy to store a significant amount of products. At the same time, you can also choose their various modifications - both relatively small, resembling in appearance the above-described pedestals, and very large, intended for professional use.
Compact models of freezers can be installed in any room - even on the balcony, if the repair of your home does not allow installation of a horizontal model in the kitchen.Their main difference from the thumbs of a similar size is the presence of a lid that opens from above.
Due to the design features, the choice of such a device will allow you to save energy and ensure the loading of a larger mass of products without the risk of spending on expensive repairs.
If you look at the sales rating of horizontal devices, you can see that quite large devices manufactured by Miele, Samsung, Ariston are leading in it. It is worth choosing such models for storing a large number of products and for ensuring a large load, for which repair will not follow. In addition, it is also necessary to pay attention to their relatively low power consumption and the ability to freeze a large mass in one day.
The rating also shows that the devices of the trademarks Miele, LG, Electrolux are often used in the professional sphere, that is, in cafes, restaurants and bars. However, models with a capacity of more than 250-300 liters may be useful in the domestic plan - they can store vegetables and fruits of their own cultivation, if you are the owner of a private house or cottage.
In addition, due to the high permissible load, the repair of such devices will be very rare, which is also an important advantage.