||The refrigerator is needed to keep food fresher for longer periods. This makes shopping and food preparation more convenient, and it does so at lower cost. The refrigerator is an almost mandatory home appliance. Perhaps the most valuable of any.
The first step in purchasing a refrigerator is finding exactly the amount of space available. Many kitchens are designed with specific size constraints for large appliances. Having precise measurements when refrigerator shopping begins will make the experience easier and much less frustrating. Of course, if the refrigerator is being purchased for a new home or if a remodeling project is underway, there may be some flexibility. Also important is storage space requirements. External sizes of refrigerators are not necessarily an indicator of internal size, so remember to take note of the cubic feet of storage space when comparing models.