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Integrated fridges - any tips?

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shelldockley Wed 20-Aug-14 13:02:00

We need a new under counter fridge. The gap we have is 60cm and the current (broken) freestanding one fits perfectly. Looking at other freestanding ones (has to be silver/stainless steel) many of them are only 50-55cm, which will leave annoying gaps and have less fridge capacity. For similar prices I can find integrated fridges that will fit and have good capacity. I need to know though, are they easy to fit? I can still get a matching door, does it just attach to the front of the fridge, ie no hinges on the side? Will the door be shorter than the fridge, I think there will be an air vent where you'd usually have a kickboard? Confused confused

wowfudge Wed 20-Aug-14 13:39:39

Integrated appliances are not as reliable/don't last as long and are harder to get at to repair if anything goes wrong. Freestanding appliances need space around them for air to circulate and prevent overheating.

What about this - I discovered you can even search the width of the things on ao's website!

shelldockley Wed 20-Aug-14 13:58:27

I saw that one wowfudge, that is the other best option, pretty cheap too and we won't have to add a door!

wowfudge Wed 20-Aug-14 18:41:43

I'd go for freestanding if it were me.

4yoniD Wed 20-Aug-14 21:35:40

think you need "housing" (ie an entire cupboard) as well as a door - not positive mind! I do know that integrated white goods don't have as much space in them, and you have to be a bit more careful about the weight of what you put in the door (as it already has the extra weight of the wood door as well as the fridge door)

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