What to Look for in a New Fridge: Refrigerator Buying Guide

Replacing a refrigerator? Read this first.

With all the different styles, colors and features available, shopping for a new refrigerator can be fun. But the excitement can turn into a real headache if you get your new refrigerator home and discover it doesn’t fit or that the door won’t open far enough to pull out the crisper drawers. A good appliance salesperson can help you choose the best style and features for your budget and lifestyle. But here are some tips to consider that probably won’t be addressed at the store.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

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Make sure it’ll fit!

Check the EnergyGuide sticker

See if parts are available

Find out what your old refrigerator is costing you

Ask about haul-away and delivery

Use a braided stainless supply line

Make sure doors will clear

Ask about smudge-free stainless steel

Don’t use a saddle valve

Protect your refrigerator

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