How do fridges and freezers work

Type question: self-sufficient devices or fridge-freezer?


The freezer is still an indispensable part of the era of multi-purpose devices. It is powerful, offers space for a lot of frozen food and tends to be very tightly insulated, so that it also scores very well in terms of energy efficiency. It remains a popular household appliance, especially for large families, hunters, people who like to pre-cook a lot and freeze until the required time, or people with a kitchen garden who want to freeze their seasonal harvest.

Freezers are between 84 and 94 cm high, but between 55 and 155 cm wide. It is said that chest freezers grow in width as they take up more space - unlike freezers, which have the same footprint and grow in height.

The Energy efficiency is generally very good for the freezer, as the design with the lid at the top makes use of the physical law that cold air always sinks to the bottom. When the device cover is opened, hardly any cold can naturally escape. The insulation in freezers is also thicker and more economical than in freezers. Nevertheless, the following applies: you can only really save electricity with a large freezer if you make full use of the contents. Empty spaces are inefficient! An economical, smaller freezer is more efficient than a half-full freezer.

Most of the time, the decision for or against a freezer also depends on whether there is a suitable place for this device. A suitable one Basement room are more likely to be found in single-family homes. A freezer is rarely seen in the kitchen for visual reasons alone. Thanks to the interior layout with compartments and pull-outs in a freezer or a fridge-freezer, it is much easier to keep things tidy. Meanwhile, there are no elements of the in a freezer Interior decorationwhich requires discipline and planning when it comes to clearing.