Shelves for Atlant fridge
Choosing a refrigerator, potential buyers pay attention not only to the appearance of the unit, its technical characteristics, reliability, but also to the internal content. Space zoning plays a big role in the purchase, just like the accessories included in the kit. And the shelves for the refrigerator also have their own characteristics.
At first glance it seems that in the design of the refrigerator there is a mass of unimportant parts: a shelf, sealing rubber, a door handle, etc. However, without a shelf, the refrigeration unit will not be able to fully function. Of course, you can put food on the bottom of the unit, but this is not the ideal solution to the problem. Without shelf surfaces it is impossible to fully use such an important fixture in the kitchen. Simply put, there will be no place to save food from their imminent spoilage.
As in the old days, modern manufacturers of refrigeration units, including the Atlant brand, produce three types of shelves:
- Basic (lower, upper).
- Above the vegetable boxes.
- Side (door)
The larger the home cold maker, the more shelves there should be in it. At the request of the owner, you can replace part of the shelves, remove unnecessary ones or add additional ones. All these nuances are pre-thought by the manufacturer Atlant, offering consumers various components. However, when choosing accessories, it is important to understand that durability and usability depend on the material chosen during their manufacture. Also, do not forget about the placement of shelves, from this factor depends on climate zoning in the refrigerator.
The manufacturer of home appliances and components Atlant offers three types of shelves:
- Glass. Let out from especially dense and heat resisting glass.
Despite the appearance of new materials, glass surfaces continue to be installed in refrigeration equipment due to their durability and reliability. As the years of operation show, glass is the most successful option for internal filling of the appliance. It is easy to clean and wash, maintain in proper condition.
Glass shelves can be edged and sold without it. Surfaces that do not have such an element are less convenient and practical, since it is very easy to break them and discourage a corner. If such a nuisance has occurred, the damaged “mezzanine” for the refrigerator should be replaced immediately, in order to avoid various injuries and injuries. You can purchase exactly the same one by purchasing separately the additional edging or immediately buy a shelf with edging.
Many modern consumers believe that glass is a rather impractical and unreliable material for the shelf surface of a refrigerator, but this is a misconception. Yes, in appearance such items look quite fragile, but this does not mean that they will not cope with a large load. The peculiarity of the glass shelf lies in its endurance. It can withstand a weight of 30 kg (as the manufacturer claims, and as proved by a series of tests). Special tempered glass is very durable, so it is impossible to load so many products in the refrigerator that the shelf could not stand their mass.
The only thing you should not do is to deliberately beat glass stands. If you can even throw a metal on the ground, carelessly shift it and handle it roughly, then you cannot do this with glass.
An additional bonus of glass shelves - transparent tempered glass surfaces adorn the internal contents of the refrigerator, they are easy to maintain. The main disadvantage of the design can be attributed to the obstacle to the normal movement of air masses in the refrigerator.
- Metallic. Such surfaces are said to be the most durable, since they are difficult to damage, and with proper care many years will serve. These attributes are made in the form of gratings, more often they are used to cool products or beverages. They are shockproof and very strong.
Some consumers are sure that lattice shelves are outdated long ago and are not relevant in modern electrical appliances, in fact, such surfaces are actively used now, even in the most prestigious refrigerators and appliances of the Atlant brand as well. They do not interfere with the flow of cold air, so that the products are evenly cooled.
However, there is a negative side: metal accessories sooner or later rust (these products do not produce stainless steel) and small items cannot be put on such a shelf due to their design characteristics.
- Plastic. Completion of this material will last a long time, as well as the handles "New Wave", the maximum that can occur is the appearance of scratches. The strength, time of use and appearance are influenced by the type of plastic used.
The advantages of the "balcony"
The internal space of the refrigerator should be organized according to the rules, wisely. This is the only way to easily place all kinds of saucepans, jars, boxes, salad bowls, etc. It is very convenient to keep washed fruits and vegetables in your home for cold - a quick and healthy snack for the whole family.
In addition to the main shelves to optimize the space, it is convenient to use the door glass shelf- "balcony". These are located on the side door of the refrigerator, that is, mounted directly on the door. You can put holders for eggs and bottles on them. It also provides the optimum temperature for storing various drugs and cosmetics that need to be stored in a cool, dark place. Some balconies have covers, which is very convenient if you need to attach different things.
There is no particular disadvantage of a glass shelf-balcony. With a heavy load, cracks may appear over time, accessories may break out, after which the balcony can no longer serve and will need to be replaced. In this case, you can purchase exactly such a new balcony or a balcony suitable for a specific model of the refrigerator from another manufacturer.
Causes of breakdowns
Replacing a shelf for a refrigerator is not such an easy kind of repair, as some buyers might think.. A cracked shelf delivers a lot of problems to its owners. Nothing can be put on it, as a result - the workplace inside the refrigerator is inefficiently consumed.
A shelf may become unusable for a number of reasons, the main ones are:
- unintentional tipping to the floor. For example, during the washing of the refrigerator, when it was necessary to get the shelf.
- The application of a large force during the installation of heavy containers in the refrigeration unit.
In such cases, various cracks, creases, chips may appear, which later lead to a shelf failure.