Tall refrigerators are usually used in the kitchen, as they take up more space than the average sized dishwasher. Many people opt for built in dishwashers these days and a tall cabinet can help hide the wiring and plumbing behind the appliance. But having a big cabinet in the kitchen isn’t always a good idea – there is often too much room to clutter the fridge and appliances with all the extra food and kitchen goods you will be keeping inside. So what should you look for when choosing a tall refrigerator? Here are three tips that will help you find the right tall fridge for your kitchen.
The best candidates for tall refrigerator cabinet are those made from solid materials such as slate or stone. Solid wood cabinets of this sort are incredibly heavy, so you will need to make sure the cabinet you purchase is big enough to accommodate the things you plan on storing within it. You may also want to look for kitchen oven cabinet that have a built in wine rack or wine pull – this will allow you to store your wine bottles directly on the shelf. For tall kitchens, these built in wine storage drawers are especially useful, as they allow you to stack larger glasses without taking up too much space in your kitchen.
If you choose to buy a tall refrigerator cabinet that doesn’t have an attached top, then you will need to consider what kind of power cable you’ll need to connect it to your power source. Many of the built in dishwashers these days come with a built in power cable, but you will also need a separate power cable to hook up the compressor to your electric mixer. Another option is to use a separate wall outlet for the compressor and power strip. If you’re short on power outlets, however, you can always get a splice to a power cord to use with multiple outlets. The splice will plug into one receptacle, so make sure you get a power cable that will work with your mixer.
The advantage of tall refrigerator cabinet models is that they usually offer more storage space than their base cabinets. These units tend to be about 10 inches taller, which makes them ideal for small to medium sized refrigerators. Built in base cabinets are also available with a higher capacity than their countertop counterparts.
A tall cabinet has the advantages of allowing you to make more use of the space beneath the appliance. This means that the bottom part of the unit can house various appliances, including a garbage bin for example, without taking up valuable space under the cabinet. A side by side dishwasher is also possible. Because waste water from the dishwasher cannot drain directly from the cabinet, one outlet must be hooked up to a waste pipe outside the home. A 24 inch waste pipe is a typical size used for this purpose, so it’s very unlikely that your local plumber will be able to help you install one. In most cases, however, a homeowner can do it in just a few hours, without the help of an expensive professional.
A side by side or bottom cabinet has the additional advantage of providing more counter space. With two rows of flat surfaces on either side, you can prepare food quickly and easily. The ability to open the top to collect food waste water, as well as the opening at the top to place the trash, helps to maximize the space in the kitchen. Another advantage of the style is that you can add a second dishwasher into the unit, which helps to improve the efficiency of the appliance.
A side by side or bottom refrigerator cabinet with a built-in steam oven is an attractive option. You can choose the appliance that allows you to control the temperature most effectively, while keeping it within easy reach of the steam oven. Most of these units have built in drip trays, but you can also purchase one with a non-stick adjustable rack and pan. Because the height is limited, you may need to replace the rack occasionally, if it becomes worn out from use.
Most of these units have the standard inlet and outlet connections, but some models include a unique hook up with the power cable to a wall outlet. This eliminates the need for an external power supply. If the model you select does not have this option, you can add a power cable to the back panel of the bottom cabinet. This provides an outlet for your laptop computer, as well as an outlet for a portable microwaves. The ability to quickly and easily prepare meals has made these types of units popular for families who live in small homes or apartments.