Sizes of the Side by Side refrigerator
The refrigerator is one of the main appliances in the kitchen, without which our being is almost impossible.
Due to the fact that modern life has a considerable flow rate, people can no longer afford to go shopping and buying food every day, they do it mostly on weekends for the whole week ahead. To store a large volume of purchases need a high-quality and roomy refrigerator. And if the family is big, then the most suitable model in such a situation would be Side by side. In order to determine whether your kitchen will allow you to fit it, you need to find out what dimensions this device has.
A bit of history
Refrigerators are closely included in our lives, and more recently this equipment was not, and people kept their stocks in the cellars, laying snow there in the winter and creating only a semblance of this unit.
But in 1926 a prototype of the current refrigerator appeared. Engineers developed this device, used the latest technology and came to the modern form of this device. It’s hard to think that back in 1962 only 5% of the population of our country had a refrigerator.
Now there is a fridge in every family, and some have not one.
For a large family, it began to require overall equipment that could accommodate everything needed, standard sizes were no longer suitable, and buying and installing several devices was very impractical. Therefore, engineers have developed a model Side by side which is now in the product lines of almost all popular brands.
Of course, the main advantage of this type of device is its size. To accommodate a volume that fits in a Side by Side refrigerator, in a conventional appliance it must have a height of less than 2200 mm.
Despite the fact that when viewed from a refrigerator it may seem that it is not as huge inside as it is outside, this is not at all the case. Its volume is over 300 liters and in some models up to 800l.
All modern refrigerators already have a No Frost cooling system, and these models are also equipped with it.
Such devices do not require defrosting. They are enough to turn off once a year to carry out hygiene procedures. But what is the advantage of this technique can be attributed to its disadvantages. Not every kitchen can accommodate a refrigerator-closet. It requires a room of at least seven square meters. Only this area will allow you to comfortably use the device.
Device and dimensions
The name of this type of device is translated from English as "side by side". This is due to the fact that the freezers are located behind both doors wall to wall. In fact, it turns out that giving preference to the refrigerator-cabinet, in fact, you buy a half appliance in one.
But some brands produce devices called Side by Side, where a freezer is located behind one door and a refrigerated compartment behind another. This is not exactly side-by-side, but such an arrangement can also be. The dimensions of the device may also be different.
In height, the device has a variation of 900 mm from the lowest, to 2100 mm - a giant. There is an opportunity to choose a technique for your height. You do not have to get up on a stool to reach the upper shelves, as is often the case with the increased size of two-chamber refrigerators.
The width of the data of representatives of household appliances is also different.
It varies from 900 mm to 1300 mm. Therefore, he needs a considerable area of free space. The depth corresponds to the usual refrigerator and ranges from 620 mm to 720 mm.
What sizes depend on
Despite the fact that almost all brands produce equipment called "side by side", their sizes are completely different.
Most of them depend on the country where this or that device model is being developed.
The largest representatives of this household appliance are of American origin. This is due to the lifestyle of people living in a given country.
In our country, the popularity of such an enlarged model is only gaining popularity. This is due not only to the fact that we are only learning to buy products in reserve. In most houses of the old buildings, the kitchen has absolutely tiny sizes, and it is simply impossible to place a large refrigerator.. Therefore, Russian home appliance manufacturers are still not seeking to produce Side by Side refrigerators.
What to look for when buying
Acquiring equipment of increased dimensions, you should pay attention to the fact that it is unlikely that you will be able to lift it on the elevator, and it will be very problematic to bring it to the apartment, so you should measure in advance the maximum dimensions that will pass into the doorway of your home and kitchen. This is due to the fact that the depth and width of this device may exceed the standard dimensions of the doors in the house.
If your chosen refrigerator does not go in size, do not be upset ahead of time, find out if it is possible to disconnect the refrigerator doors and whether this size is enough to bring the equipment to the kitchen.
You can also try to remove the kitchen door. This will also win a few centimeters.