Refrigerator buying guide

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It may have been a while since you have been in the market for a new refrigerator, whilst their purpose hasn't changed, there is new technology to keep your ingredients fresher for longer.

With more style and configuration options on offer, we want to help make the decision process easy by creating this helpful refrigerator buying guide. Read on to find helpful tips for buying a new refrigerator.

1. Refrigerator size

When choosing a refrigerator size or capacity, you will firstly need to think about what fits in your cavity space, however equally important to this is the consideration of your lifestyle and household size.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle considerations may be things such as whether you need a large freezer space, high energy efficiency a particular configuration such as freezer on top or bottom.

Household size

Whether you are living in a family home or with housemates, the amount in your household will affect what is ultimately the best refrigerator capacity for you. If you are on the fence about whether to go bigger or smaller, we advise you to go a little bit larger than you think as you may, at different times of the year, run out of space.

Household size (number of people)

Refrigerator capacity/volume (litres)

1 - 2 people

200 - 380 litres

3 - 4 people

350 - 530 litres

5+ people

440+ litres

Does it fit in your hallways and doorways?

You need to consider how much space you need to safely deliver your refrigerator into its new home, so be sure to measure the clearance before you buy.

What way does it need to open?

Whilst selected refrigerators can have their doors reversed; it is essential to consider what way you need to have your refrigerator door open, which could be limited by cabinetry and walls.

2. Types of refrigerators

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French door refrigerators

French door refrigerators are the large capacity refrigerator freezer appliance perfect for any home. They come with plenty of storage and style options such as adjustable storage, as well as ice & water dispensers.

You can configure these into three sections - two refrigeration sections and one large freezer or two refrigeration sections and two freezer sections. Some models include a middle drawer which can be converted from refrigerator to freezer.

Ideal for:

  • Large family
  • Large kitchens
  • Entertainer

Capacity

490 - 702L

Here are some features that Electrolux French door fridges offer: 

Fresh tasting ingredients for longer

TasteLockAuto maintains a humid environment to keep fruit and vegetables fresh with flavour for up to 7 days. A membrane automatically releases excess moisture to reduce condensation and stop your produce from spoiling early.

TwinTech Cooling

The TwinTech Cooling includes two independent cooling systems that work together to keep your fridge functioning smoothly. 

One system keeps your freezer chilled, while the other controls the temperature and humidity levels.

TasteSealFlex compartment

Electrolux French door refrigerators come with TasteSealFlex convertible compartment which is easily adaptable to the temperature you need. You can now store everything from fresh vegetables to tender meat and fish, or cold drinks and ice cream.

Also, you can always find the right space to store your food by selecting one of the five temperature settings from -23°C to 7°C. Your meat and fish are kept fresh and tender for up to 7 days by storing at -2°C.

Clean and hygienic storage  

TasteGuard deodorizer uses a carbon filter to keep your fridge fresh and hygienic. It also effectively removes odours that can change the taste and smell of your food. 

Dark Stainless

You want your kitchen to survive the ever-changing trends by choosing timeless design elements and classic materials that will look good today and in a decade. You can incorporate dark stainless steel appliances into your plans, taking your kitchen in a fresh new direction.

Keeping your refrigerator clean of fingerprints

Whether there are little fingerprints in your household or just adult ones, we know fingerprints on your refrigerator are a problem in every family. We have made selected refrigerators with fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, maintaining a picture-perfect look for your refrigerator at all times.

Check out our French door refrigerators:

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RM 5,299.00 RM 5,999.00

  • Storage space for all types of food and drinks.
  • TasteLockPlus keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.

RM 5,299.00 RM 5,999.00

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RM 8,669.00 RM 10,999.00

  • TasteSealFlex ideal storage with 5 temperatures.
  • TasteLockAuto keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • TwinTech cooling help preserves taste and texture.

RM 8,669.00 RM 10,999.00

  • TasteLockPlus keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • AutoIce maker ensures you always have ice at hand.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.

Side by side refrigerators

Providing easy access to your refrigerator & freezer, you will have the right balance between the two spaces without taking up a large footprint. Coming with features found in larger and smaller capacity refrigerators, you can easily organise your space.

Ideal for:

  • Families
  • Medium Household

Capacity

528 - 690L

Here are some features that Electrolux side by side fridges offer: 

Quick chill function

Whether you have unexpected guests or are simply in a rush, you can use the Quick Chill function to cool things down quickly. For 20 minutes the refrigerator will bring its temperature down to cool down its contents, once the 20 minutes have elapsed the timer alarm will notify you. 

TasteLock crisper

Electrolux side by side refrigerators come with TasteLock crisper that allows you to keep your fruit and vegetables fresh and tasty for longer.

TasteGuard

Our TasteGuard uses a carbon filter to keep the compartment free from dangerous bacteria and unwanted odours, helping to preserve the quality of your food.

Electrolux side by side refrigerators also comes with the following features, besides the ones that are mentioned above: 

  • EvenTemp 
  • Auto ice maker 
  • Inverter compressor 

Check out our side by side refrigerators:

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RM 5,019.00 RM 5,999.00

  • NutriFresh inverter compressor saves energy.
  • TasteLock keeps vegetables fresh and tasty.
  • WaterStream for chilled water through the door.

RM 5,019.00 RM 5,999.00

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RM 4,249.00 RM 4,669.00

  • NutriFresh inverter compressor saves energy.
  • TasteLock keeps vegetables fresh and tasty.
  • TasteGuard keeps your fridge smelling fresh*.

RM 4,249.00 RM 4,669.00

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RM 4,399.00 RM 4,849.00

  • NutriFresh inverter compressor saves energy.
  • TasteLock keeps vegetables fresh and tasty.
  • WaterStream for chilled water through the door.

RM 4,399.00 RM 4,849.00

Bottom freezer refrigerators

A bottom freezer refrigerator is perfect for a small family or apartment living where your space is limited. Coming with quite a few features seen in large capacity refrigerators, this layout is perfect for someone who wants easy access to their refrigerator over their freezer.

Ideal for:

  • Small family
  • Apartment living
  • Share House

Capacity

335 - 528L

Here are some features that Electrolux bottom freezer fridges offer:

Fresh tasting ingredients for longer

Enjoy tender meat and delicious seafood with fresh ingredients. Our TasteSeal compartment retains a consistent condition of -2°C to keep your meat and fish in prime temperature for up to 7 days without freezing.

Know your temperature

Our EvenTemp feature preserves your food fresh for longer by minimising temperature fluctuations. By keeping each shelf cool individually, a consistent temperature condition is well-maintained throughout the entire compartment, keeping delicious taste and texture for longer.

Conveniently store your fruit and veggie 

TasteLock allows you to adjust humidity levels in your crisper to keep your fruit and vegetables fresh and tasty for longer. 

Freeze your favorite flavors

The spacious freezer allows you to store your favorite foods in bulk, as well as plenty of ice for refreshing cool drinks. 

Electrolux bottom freezer refrigerators also comes with the following features, besides the ones that are mentioned above: 

  • TasteSeal compartment 
  • TasteLockAuto 
  • TasteGuard 
  • WaterStream: allows you to effortlessly grab a chilled glass of water directly through the fridge door. Also, with a 4L water tank, you can pour 16 glasses of water before needed to refill. 

Check out our bottom freezer refrigerators:

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RM 2,639.00 RM 3,089.00

  • TasteSeal keeps fish for 7 days* without freezing.
  • WaterStream for chilled water through the door.
  • TasteLockAuto keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.

RM 2,639.00 RM 3,089.00

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RM 3,189.00 RM 3,459.00

  • TasteLockPlus keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.
  • Spacious freezer provides ample storage.

RM 3,189.00 RM 3,459.00

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RM 2,539.00 RM 2,969.00

  • TasteSeal keeps fish for 7 days* without freezing.
  • TasteLockAuto keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.

RM 2,539.00 RM 2,969.00

Top freezer refrigerators

A top freezer refrigerator is a more traditional layout of single door refrigerator with the freezer placed at the top for eye level access for your frozen ingredients or treats. This style of refrigerator would be suitable for a small family or apartment living where you access your freezer quite regularly.

Ideal for:

  • Small family
  • Apartment living
  • Share House

Capacity

230 - 536L

Here are some features that Electrolux top freezer fridges offer:

Hygienic, convenient storage

The stainless steel tray is easy and simple to remove and wipe clean. It also ensures a hygienic and fresh condition for your meat and seafood.

Fresh filtered water and ice

Serve yourself with chilled water and crushed or cubed ice through the refrigerator door anytime you need a refreshing drink.

Electrolux top freezer refrigerators also comes with the following features, besides the ones that are mentioned above: 

  • TasteSeal compartment 
  • TasteLockAuto 
  • EvenTemp 
  • TasteGuard 

Check out our top freezer refrigerators:

Sale

RM 2,109.00 RM 2,349.00

  • TasteSeal keeps fish for 7 days* without freezing.
  • TasteLockAuto keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.

RM 2,109.00 RM 2,349.00

Sale

RM 2,349.00 RM 2,609.00

  • TasteSeal keeps fish for 7 days* without freezing.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.
  • TasteLockAuto keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.

RM 2,349.00 RM 2,609.00

Sale

RM 1,549.00 RM 1,769.00

  • TasteSeal keeps fish for 7 days* without freezing.
  • TasteLock keeps vegetables fresh and tasty.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.

RM 1,549.00 RM 1,769.00

Bar refrigerators

If you need more space for drinks or need a small refrigeration and freezer option for short stay accommodation a bar refrigerator is worth your consideration. With shelving and full width ice box you are able to store your items the way you want to.

Ideal for:

  • Drinks storage
  • Student or short stay accommodation

Capacity

45 - 138L

Here are some features that Electrolux bar fridges offer: 

Compact and convenient

Perfect for when you are limited with space or need refrigerator storage in a home bar.

LED lighting

With LED lighting to show you the contents of your bar refrigerator, you can be sure that you will be able take things in and out with ease.

CoolZone compartment

The CoolZone compartment maintains a proper temperature to store your food and allows you to conveniently reach extra cool goods by keeping them a few degrees above freezing.

Store bulky items 

This fridge might be compact, but the extra deep door bin is large enough to store big bottles. 

3. Design & other considerations 

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White, natural or dark stainless steel 

We all know the expense that goes into renovating a kitchen and want it to last as long as possible, you can do this by using classic materials and having some elements elating to current trends as you don't want to be renovating every time the trend has made its way out. 

Contrast or complement your cabinetry 

When choosing a new refrigerator, it is important especially when you are fitting it into an existing kitchen, what finish would work with your cabinetry.  

If you have light colours such as bright whites or cream, you can use dark stainless steel as a contrast, adding a statement in a light kitchen or you could use it to complement a dark or stained wood kitchen. 

Choose from one brand 

For the best results, buy your appliances from one brand to make sure everything is seamless. 

Does your refrigerator need to be plumbed? 

When looking at refrigerators that come with an ice and water dispenser, you will need to consider the need for it to be plumbed, which could add to the cost of installation where models without are plug and play. 

4. Warranty & service 

Warranty   

Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 12 months warranty in Malaysia, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions.    

Support & service   

We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labor costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online.

5. Refrigerator FAQs

  • Question 1: What is a bottom mount refrigerator?

    A bottom mount refrigerator is simply a refrigerator that has the freezer compartment at the bottom. They come in a variety of sizes (litres), allowing you to select based on your food storage needs.

  • Question 2: What is a French door refrigerator freezer?

    French door refrigerators are two door refrigerators designed for larger households as they have additional storage space.

  • Question 3: What temperature should a refrigerator be?

    According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, refrigerator temperature is recommended to be at or below 4° Celsius. However, not all refrigerators are equipped with a thermometer, making determining the right temperature confusing. Fortunately, the price of refrigerator thermometer is considerably cheap and can be bought at most kitchen appliance stores.

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