Is your refrigerator holiday-ready?
The holidays are almost always jam-packed with gatherings every week. And for homes that regularly host the celebrations, the kitchen will need to be efficient with plenty of storage space so that food preparation and cleanup will run smoothly as possible.
Next to cooking appliances, refrigerators take center stage during the holidays by keeping fresh ingredients, chilled drinks, and leftovers neatly stored and organized in the kitchen. A regular-sized fridge, however, might not be enough for the needs of the occasion, especially with new faces possibly adding to the yearly guest list.
“Christmas should be about renewing relationships with the people we love, not about worrying how to keep things in order. To make our loved ones feel welcome when they visit, it’s important that we keep our homes stress-free,” said Jennifer Samson, Haier’s Product Manager for refrigerators.
What type of fridge will work best for the holidays? Here are a few things to consider.
Size and space
Large-capacity refrigerators can store lots of perishable items for big feasts, such as Noche Buena and New Year’s Eve.
Haier offers several two-door models as well as multi-door units designed with space in mind.
The Top Mount Direct Cool series comes with a two-door design in sizes including 6.0, 6.6, 9.0, and 11.5 cubic feet to suit various storage requirements. Likewise, Haier’s Top Mount Inverter models offer the same familiar style but with three different sizes: 8.5, 9.3, and 11.1 cubic feet.
If greater accessibility, visibility, and convenience on top of spacious design are needed, the two-door Bottom Freezer Direct Cool series would be a great option—available in 7.0 and 8.4 cubic feet sizes. Finally, the brand’s French Door unit offers a roomy 14.0 cubic feet of fridge capacity, including a huge 130L storage space for the bottom freezer.
To add to their large capacity, Haier’s two-door units are designed with several shelves that can be adjusted to better accommodate food containers. Door shelving is also available for bottled goods, chilled water, and eggs.
As for Haier’s French Door unit, multiple racks inside the main fridge and on the two hinge doors make organization very easy. Fruits and vegetables are also given more storage space with their own separate drawer above the bottom freezer.
The fridge sees frequent usage during the holidays, so it’s important that the unit has power saving features to keep the electricity bill from soaring.
Haier’s Direct Cool refrigerators reduce energy consumption through fast cooling performance. Mechanical controls also let users set the temperature at optimal levels for greater cost efficiencies.
For advanced power savings, Haier’s French Door and Inverter refrigerators are built with a FD+ Inverter technology compressor that automatically lowers energy consumption when temperatures are already optimal.
“The holidays have become very stressful with all the traveling and last-minute shopping we do for our loved ones. It may not be obvious, but the comforts we enjoy from our appliances help us prepare a warm and welcoming home for our Christmas guests,” Samson said.
Haier’s Direct Cool and Inverter refrigerators have a two-year warranty on parts and labor, as well as a five-year warranty on the compressor. Haier’s French Door refrigerator also has a two-year warranty on parts and labor, but a 10-year warranty on the compressor. All Haier refrigerators are available in leading appliance stores nationwide.