1. Space-Efficient Shelving
Many fridges now have split shelves that adjust to use space more effectively, plus door bins that are deep enough to fit a gallon of milk. Frigidaire’s models also have shelves that slide out to make it easier to reach items in the back and a lip around the edge that catches spills. Freezers have tilt-out wire baskets on the door to organize small items and provide easier access.
2. Temperature-Controlled Drawers
Some refrigerator drawers have their own temperature controls to keep food fresher. Many Maytag models include special wide drawers that let meat and deli items stay colder than the rest of the fridge.
- Kitchen Renovation Special: The New Appliance Essentials
- Kitchen Renovation Special: Dishwashers
- Kitchen Renovation Special: Gas Ranges
- Kitchen Renovation Special: Microwaves
3. Digital Displays
Digital controls are much more precise than dials in maintaining temperature, and they make information easier to read. For example, Liebherr’s fridges have LED controls that display interior temperatures, as do Samsung’s—the latter even signal when it’s time to change the water filter.