What Is a French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator?


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A French-door bottom-freezer refrigerator features two side-by-side doors accessing the refrigerator and a pull-out drawer for the freezer below. The style is popular because most people use the refrigerator portion, which is easier to reach with a French-door model, more often than the freezer portion of a combined unit.

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Those who prefer this style of refrigerator say they appreciate the fact that the crisper is located at a height that does not require them to bend over to open it. They also like the fact that the freezer drawer allows them to stack items, putting those they use the most on top.

While most French-door refrigerators feature one freezer drawer, some feature several drawers, making storage of and access to frozen goods even more convenient. The latter models often come with a middle drawer than is temperature-adjustable, so it serves as a freezer space or a refrigerator space, depending on the owner's needs.

The side-by-side refrigerator doors are narrower than a single refrigerator door, making the style more convenient for small kitchens or kitchens that include an island, without sacrificing actual refrigerator space. Many French-door refrigerators are available with options such as external temperature controls, door alarms and door bins.

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