What Types of Fridges Are There?


A fridge is one of those things that many people take for granted. When buying things for your home, it can be easy to focus on TVs, comfy sofas, and fancy coffee tables. However, a fridge is one of our most used and most essential home products, we often don’t realise just how vital they are until we suffer a fridge-related mishap.

It’s important that you are aware of the various types of different fridges out there in case you ever need to make a fast purchase to replace your own. You might be surprised at just how diverse the range of fridges is, so we’ve put together a guide to talk you through some of the most popular options. Read on to find out more.

American Style

An American style fridge features two double doors that open outwards from the middle of the unit. In a traditional American fridge freezer, one side of the unit will be for refrigeration while the other side will be for freezing. This isn’t always a 50/50 split, often divided into 60/40 or 70/30 sections. American fridges are becoming more and more popular in Europe. If an American fridge is what you’re looking for, make a search using the search term – depending on where you reside – ‘fridge freezers Cork’ or American fridges London’ and you’ll be inundated with search returns so you can start tracking down the item you want to buy.

The biggest benefit of American fridges is the additional space they offer. You’ll be able to pack your fridge with all your favourite foods and ensure you are not running out. However, American fridges can be a more expensive option, so keep this in mind when calculating your budget.

French Door

French door fridges are similar to American fridges, in that they feature double doors that open outwards from the middle. However, the difference between the two is that French units have freezers at the bottom, accessed by two smaller doors or drawers. This means that the entire upper section is for refrigeration, allowing you to store far more fresh products. However, this comes at the expense of freezer space, and you will not be able to freeze as much as you would with an American fridge.

An excellent benefit that you will see from both American and French door fridges is a reduced door swing clearance. This makes them perfect for smaller kitchens where the fridge needs to sit in an enclosed or narrow space.

Smart Fridges

Smart technology promises to revolutionise our lives and make them more convenient than ever before. We’re seeing increasing integration between smart technology and our homes, it can be used for everything from turning on the lights to boiling the kettle. Smart fridges can offer us all sorts of exciting new features and can work to save us both time and money. Through use of an app, you can check what you have stocked in your fridge, which can save you buying things you don’t need at the supermarket.  Smart fridges can also dynamically alter their energy use to save on bills and can detect potential maintenance issues and alert you to developing problems.


Fridges are far more important than many of us realise. Use the advice in this guide and buy the perfect fridge for your home.