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American Fridge Freezers

It’s well known that Americans like to do things bigger than everyone else, so it should be little surprise that American style fridge freezers are bigger than other types available.

American style fridge freezers are sometimes called side-by-side models and they  hold a huge amount of food as well as usually having extra features.

We’ve put together this guide to help explain some points to consider when buying an American style fridge freezer.


Product Size

American style fridge freezers are much larger than standard fridge freezers, with the fridge and freezer side by side, and measure to up 900mm+ (90cm+) wide.

All of the fridge freezers available at Appliance Direct are labelled with full dimensions of height, width and depth so you can be sure your appliance will fit where you need it to.

Make sure you have about 2cm of extra space above and behind the fridge. Lack of proper ventilation might cause the appliance to use extra energy and could damage the motor or compressor.





Perfect for anyone who wants a fridge and freezer without using too much floor space, American style fridge freezers are split down the middle with a refrigeration unit on one side and a freezer unit on the other.

A full freezer is more economical to run. With less room for air to circulate, the appliance will use less power so keep it stocked as much as possible. 


Special Features

Adjustable shelves allow you to configure the fridge space that works best for you.

Fridge freezers with glass shelves in the fridge, rather than wire ones, help prevent food and meat juices dripping onto items stored on the shelf below.

Frost free freezers are designed to prevent ice from building up in the freezer compartment, meaning you’ll never face the messy or time-consuming task of having to defrost it.

A quick-chill switch gives a boost of cooling power to chill fresh food to safe temperatures quickly, helping it stay fresher for longer and keeping nutrients locked inside.

The fast-freeze function works in the same way to freeze fresh food quickly. This means food will be fresher when it’s defrosted and will have retained more nutrients.


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