Integrated Fridge Freezers
The fridge freezers that are integrated play an unnoticed function in your dream kitchen with clever tech helping to keep your food fresh. Expect deceptively cavernous storage with adjustable shelves and useful features like wine racks.
Look for the holiday mode, which shuts off your freezer while leaving the fridge running. Also look for the Super-cool setting that reduces the temperature quickly, helping you keep food frozen.
The fridge freezers that are integrated tend to be smaller than freestanding chest freezers for outbuildings and therefore require less space in your kitchen. Depending on the size you choose, they can hold up to 350 litres of storage – enough for around 19 bags of food. They are available at different heights too, from midi-level models to taller models with 178cm heights. Some models come with a water dispensing system that is connected to your mains supply, so you can access cold water at any time.
Be sure to check out other useful features like HarvestFresh Salad Drawers and NeoFrost Technology which maintains the freezer at a low temperature and reduces energy bills while eliminating unpleasant odours. Additionally the Holiday Mode is handy if you’re planning to travel for a few weeks and want to ensure that your frozen food secure and safe. You can also find models that have a full-glass lid that is easy to clean and keeps the interior at a higher level of cleanliness.
Integrated chest freezers are an excellent option for those who want to make use of less space in their kitchens. These appliances combine a refrigerator and freezer into one unit. They can be easily integrated into kitchen cabinets to give an elegant look. Choosing an integrated freezer is a good option for those looking to save on energy costs because they are more efficient than freestanding models.
Keep your freezer stocked to get the most energy efficient use. Each when you open your freezer, cold air escapes and warm air rushes into the freezer, which consumes a lot of energy. Keep your freezer full to ensure that cold air stays in and the warm air is absorbent by the items. This will decrease the energy consumption. This can be achieved by moving your food to the front and side of the freezer, and then stuffing any spaces that are empty with newspaper or shipping peanuts (available at most supermarkets).
You can also cut down on your energy bill by placing those items that you use most in the position that is easiest to access. You won’t have to move things around as often in your freezer, which can cause freezer burn.
The latest fridge and freezer models have features like ‘fast chill’ or ‘fast freeze which allows you to quickly cool your new purchases to the perfect temperature. This is especially useful when you have a massive grocery delivery to take away and need to get the frozen or chilled products to the right temperature quickly.
Integrated Fridge Freezers can be installed in either fixed or sliding model, based on the way the appliance is fitted into the cabinet and the fridge housing cabinet. The main difference is that sliding integrated fridge freezers can be moved when you decide to remodel your home. Fixed fridge freezers are unable to be removed as they are built into the cabinet and the door of the fridge is attached directly to the cabinet’s front.
The latest models of fridge freezers with integrated refrigerators are more efficient in terms of energy efficiency and are able to cool faster. This is good for the environment and your energy bill. Pick from low-mid-height models that are about 130cm high or tall freezers that are 170-180cm high.
Many consumers are rushing to purchase refrigerators that have been rated as energy efficient and has seen integrated freezers that carry green labels climb up the sales charts. Energy efficiency is an essential issue for household appliances since they consume a huge amount of energy and are in operation 24/7/365. The fridge and freezer are responsible for a large part of the household’s electric bill. Making the switch to an efficient model will help you save money.
The energy rating on the appliance is vital The highest rating is A+A++ or A. The companies are legally required to display the energy rating on their websites to allow customers to compare ratings when shopping. However, we found that only a few companies had alternatives that were more than A on their sites.
Spiral freezers not fully integrated with refrigeration and process control systems can result in huge energy losses in a manufacturing facility. The spiral freezer parameters do not get updated when changes to the product happen. This results in warm products that cannot pass quality tests. This is often a result of setpoint changes that are temporary in response to production issues, which are often forgotten, leading to loss of product and the use of energy. Integrating the spiral freezer controls with the refrigeration and process systems enables the system to automatically modify the parameters based on what product is being manufactured which saves energy and reduces the amount of waste. VaCom Technologies can help plants in this process by working with them to set defined parameters for each range of products and then integrating the spiral freezer controls with the plant control systems.