Buying a Larder Fridge
Add a larder fridge to your kitchen to have more space to store food. Unlike regular fridge freezers, refrigerators with larders do not come with an ice box or a freezer compartment, which means that all of the space is devoted to refrigerator items.
Freestanding larder fridges stand upright, while integrated models can be hidden behind a cabinet door to give the sleek, modern look.
What is a refrigerator called a larder?
A larder refrigerator is a common refrigerator that doesn’t come with an extra freezer compartment. It is ideal for those who do not need to store frozen foods or need to make the most of the space in their fridge for fresh food. Larder refrigerators are available in a range of sizes to suit any kitchen with designs that range from tall under-counter models that fit neatly under your worktops, to integrated designs that blend with your cabinets.
Our fridges for the larder are manufactured by top brands such as Blomberg and LEc which means you can be assured that they’ll provide you with efficient, reliable refrigeration that will keep your chilled items fresh for longer. They are also A+ rated for energy efficiency. You can be sure to save money on your electricity bills by utilizing one of these handy appliances.
Larder refrigerators can be purchased as freestanding models or integrated models. They typically measure between 55-60cm in width and 175cm in height. Tall larder fridges tend to be more expensive than freestanding models because they are designed to fit under worktops to give you maximum storage space without taking up the floor space in your kitchen.
If you’re buying a tall, under-counter fridge you can pick from a variety of door fittings to suit your home, including hinged lids or a ‘door-on-door mechanism, or a sliding hinge. The suitable fitting will help you create a sleek, modern look for your kitchen while ensuring that your fridge is closed completely to prevent cold air from escaping.
Our integrated tall larder refrigerators are a wonderful addition to any kitchen, giving it a modern, sleek look while keeping your favorite chilled food items close at hand. These fridges are also ideal for those who wish to put a refrigerator in the space of an apartment kitchen or a terrace conversion. Unlike American fridge freezers, integrated larder fridges have their cabinet doors fitted to the front of the appliance, so that they blend seamlessly with your kitchen cabinets to create a seamless finish. They can be upgraded with features like LED lighting to improve visibility, humidity regulation, or active cooling to ensure a smooth distribution of cold air.
Tall larder fridges
A tall larder refrigerator can be a great alternative to a conventional refrigerator/freezer. They can be set under your counter or on your worktop and provide additional storage space for drinks, deli items, and fresh and frozen food. They are available in a variety of colors, ranging from classic white and stainless steel to more retro red and cream models and more contemporary black, and can be bought as a separate unit or as an integrated unit with a cabinet door panel that is a perfect match to the rest of your kitchen.
The primary distinction between a regular refrigerator and a larder refrigerator is that a larder fridge does not have an ice box or freezer compartment which means it has more space for chilled food, and means it generally consumes less electricity than a standard fridge. If you’re planning to do a complete kitchen remodel, or simply want to maximise your chilled food storage then a taller larder refrigerator is a good choice.
This Beko fridge is ideal for storing fresh fruit and vegetables. It has two drawers for salad crispers and four glass shelves that can be adjusted. There’s plenty of door storage which can be used to store jars and bottles, as well as an attractive wine rack that can accommodate up to five bottles of wine. This model also comes with the ability to regulate temperature, which keeps things fresh and cool, as well as an auto-defrost function that stops the accumulation of the back wall with ice.
With 346 litres of capacity it is the Iceking RL254W.E tall larder refrigerator is the ideal solution for a family of four. It has four glass shelves that are adjustable and two draws for salad crispers and plenty of space inside the door for containers and jars. It’s easy to organize with a useful interior light and doors that can be reversible. This model is also energy efficient and comes with a 2 years of warranty.
Under-counter larder fridges
Under-counter larder fridges are a practical and flexible solution for kitchens of all shapes and sizes. They are a perfect fit under your worktop, slotting into a space that is empty and are typically under 90cm in height. They are freestanding, have a single door design and are similar to tall-larder refrigerators. However they don’t include an ice box or freezer section.
They are designed to hold fresh food and are not designed to function as a dual-purpose refrigerator/freezer. This reduces the energy and cost to run them. They’re also available in a range of popular finishes from sleek white to timeless stainless steel. They can be finished to be matched to your kitchen cabinet doors to create a cohesive appearance.
There are tall and under-counter models that come with a variety of features, such as water dispensers LCD displays, warning alarms. These models are typically cheaper than refrigerators and freezers counterparts, which means you can easily include a chilled storage option to your home.
Taller freestanding models can stand up or slide into other cabinets that are floor-to-ceiling to give a modern, fitted feel. There are also a number options that integrate the front of your cabinets and a cabinet doors for a seamless appearance. These are ideal for smaller flats or older kitchens that don’t have the larger size of a tall fridge.
Larder refrigerators that are self-standing and undercounter tend to be smaller than their taller counterparts, measuring between 30″ and 33″. There are models that have greater depth, which is great for those with a small space.
Larder refrigerators are all easy to install and come with the necessary parts and fixings needed to get you started. We are proud to offer both a variety of brands and models to help you find the ideal under-counter refrigerator for your home. Don’t forget to take advantage of our low prices and our convenient Klarna payment options at the checkout! You can pay for your appliance in three simple installments, or spread it over a period of 30 days, without interest. It’s another way we make it easy to improve your home with the latest technology and appliances.
What temperature should a refrigerator or larder fridge be?
It is easy to become confused when shopping for a fridge due to the many different terms used to describe them. One of the most popular is a fridge called a larder. A larder refrigerator is a type of fridge which doesn’t come with an ice box or fridge freezer compartment. The entire space is used for refrigeration. This is perfect for those looking to maximize their cooling capacity without paying for an icebox or freezer.
Larder fridges can be purchased as freestanding models or as part of the kitchen design. They usually come with an open-type door that can be opened or closed as with any other. They blend seamlessly into your kitchen, and can be hidden out of sight to create an elegant, seamless look.
Tall refrigerators with larders are a great alternative to side-by-side fridge/freezer combinations as they provide more storage space for chilled food items. They can be freestanding or integrated and are generally between 55-60cm wide and deep. This means they can slot in between other floor-to-ceiling cabinets and are ideal for kitchens that are built-in.
Whatever the size of the refrigerator in your larder it’s essential to store food at the right temperature. The cooling process slows down the development of microorganisms and bacteria that can cause illness if eaten.
The ideal temperature to store foods in a fridge is between 2 and 5degC. This is dependent on the frequency at which you open your refrigerator, as it will warm every time air enters it.
When you store food items in your fridge for sale, it is important to keep dairy products high up in the fridge (eggs milk, eggs etc.). Raw meat should be kept on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. This is not just for temperature reasons, but also to prevent juices from contaminating other food items. Crisper drawers are the best for vegetables. But, be sure that you do not store any fruits in these drawers since they produce ethylene which can cause over-ripening of other fresh food items. This can cause problems for foods such as tomatoes, watermelons, apples and other fruits.