Choosing The Right Fridge

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Choosing The Right Fridge

Your fridge is one of the biggest appliances you will purchase for your home. And you want to make sure you are choosing the right fridge. One that not only suits your needs but also will last a long time. We show you what to look for when choosing to rent a fridge.

What To Look For In A Fridge

When choosing a fridge, there are a few main things and these can be broken down into the ‘Four C’s’

  • Capacity
  • Configuration
  • Colour
  • Characteristics


The capacity of a fridge is measured in litres and is used to determine the size of the fridge. The general guide for determining the capacity your household will need is

  • 2 People – 250-380L
  • Up to 4 People – 400-500L
  • 5 People or More – Over 500L


The configuration of a fridge is the placement of the freezer and fridge sections as well as how the door/s open.

  • A Top Mount Fridge has a freezer section on the top.
  • A Bottom Mount Fridge has a freezer section on the bottom.
  • A French Door Fridge has two doors on the fridge section.
  • A Quad Door Fridge has two doors on the fridge section and 2 doors on the freezer section.


Depending on the manufacturer, there are many colour options some of those are:

  • White
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Black
  • Matte Black
A range of fridges to rent


Most fridges come with a range of characteristics that set them apart from each other. Some of these include:

  • Water Dispenser
  • Ice Makers
  • Glass Shelves
  • Quick Freeze Option

Making A Decision

With so many brands, sizes and features available it can be confusing and difficult to decide which fridge is right for you.

The first thing to consider is the size of the fridge, and it is important to have a fridge that is large enough for your household needs. Having a smaller fridge that is constantly packed full of food will put a strain on the motor as it will take longer for the fridge to cool down when the door is closed after opening.

Freezer placement is another area to consider and as the fridge is the most used section, it makes sense that a bottom mount will save a lot of bending for taller people. Where a top mount may work better for people with a shorter stature.

How to choose a rental fridge

Once you have decided on size and configuration, you can start to look at the more fun aspects like colour and special options.

While white and stainless steel have long been classic colours, black is very on-trend and won’t be going out of style anytime soon. Black or matte/brushed steel is also a great option for households with children as they generally don’t show fingerprints.

Many fridges have a range of special features including water dispensers, ice makers and more. If you are renting, you may want to consider a water dispenser that doesn’t require plumbing or a fridge without one altogether. The other thing to note with these features is that they do take up the additional fridge or freezer space and reduce the overall capacity.

Our dedicated customer care team can help you with any questions you may have and will assist you in choosing the right fridge for your needs and budget. Give us a call on 1300 888 109 or contact us here

*Agreements with RentBuy Appliances are consumer leases and not a sale of goods by instalments, periodic payments, or layby. The weekly payments advertised on each individual product are for the rental/lease of the goods over the agreed term. 60 days before the end of the agreement, our team will contact you to arrange the completion of your agreement. The law enables the negotiation for the transfer of ownership of rented/leased goods and we will work with you if you wish to retain the goods. In most cases, we will offer you the purchase/transfer of your leased goods at the end of your agreement for as little as $1.

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