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The built-in refrigerator goes out of the way to be discreet and allow you to save space. Under a worktop, in a column, or in drawers he does everything to keep the harmony of the lines of your kitchen.

Built-in refrigerator

Built-in refrigerator

Where to put a refrigerator?

Measuring between 42 to 124 cm high, between 40 and 53 cm wide, capacity from 40 to 150 liters, With a depth of between 36 and 53 cm, the built-in refrigerator can be folded to any space requirement. Special? All built-in models are self-ventilated by the base, eliminating the need for additional ventilation grilles.

It fits easily under a work plan with an average height of 90 cm. In this case the "table top" or conventional refrigerators are in the spotlight. Thanks to adjustable feetit adapts to all heights. Just measure the depth, while making sure to keep a free space of 10 cm behind the device, to favor the circulation of the air.

You can also choose to integrate it into a column cabinet. In this case, the refrigerator is equipped with a special fixing system, easy to implement. It suffices to comply with the safety and ventilation instructions recommended by the manufacturers. Advantage? The refrigerator door is covered with the same coating as the other elements of the kitchen, to blend in all.

Very rare, the drawer refrigerator, often two, which open horizontally. It is concealed with efficiency in the central kitchen islands which it prolongs the lines, because covered with the same material. This model is particularly expensive. Otherwise, depending on the size and capacity, the prices of an integrable refrigerator vary between 450 and 750 € (entry-level)

The types of refrigeration of a built-in refrigerator

Before you decide for a built-in model, you must of course consider the space you have and avoid placing it near a heat source. The type of cold is also an argument not to neglect before you decide.

  • Static cold is the most common and economical way of distributing cold. Due to the natural circulation, the cold air goes down while the warm air rises. It is therefore necessary to organize the storage of your refrigerator according to these parameters.
  • The cold brewed is ventilated to obtain a homogeneous temperature. Foods cool down faster and you can put them where you want. And when you open the door, the return to the refrigeration temperature is faster than in the case of static cold.
  • The ventilated cold or "No Frost" is injected through a turbine. As the air is constantly renewed and discharged from its moisture, frost formation is impossible. The preservation of food is also lengthened.


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