With the holidays right around the corner, family and friends will be gathering around to partake in scrumptious meals. Before all the shopping, cooking and baking begins, it may be time to look into upgrading your refrigerator.

A variety of options are available, so shop around and find one that complements your lifestyle. Beyond colors and finishes, you’ll want to consider the many styles available. A top-freezer will offer great bargains on pricing, while the style of a bottom-freezer allows easier access to foods. Side-by-side refrigerators divide freezer and fridge down the center, being wide instead of deep, making them ideal candidates for those with narrow kitchens.

Factors to Consider

Figure Out Your Needs: Keep costs down by identifying must-have features that fit your lifestyle.

The Case for Space: Measure your kitchen before purchasing a refrigerator. If space is limited, consider single-door or under-counter features to maximize functionality. 

$   Practical and Stylish, MSRP: $2,999

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Photo courtesy: GE Appliances
  • Door-in-door configuration
  • 1 rotating fresh food door bin, 6 total bins
  • French-door, bottom-freezer style
  • GE Model GFD28
  • Available from Servco Home & Appliance Distribution

Featuring a proprietary TwinChill™ temperature management system, this model maintains two separate environments in both freezer and refrigerator. Cold, dry air prevents freezer burn, while the cool, moist air prolongs the freshness of your food items. An extra compartment is built into the door, providing an ultra-quick way to access your most used ingredients.

$$  Contemporary and Classy, MSRP: $6,420

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Photo courtesy: Sub-Zero
  • Magnetic door system seals in freshness
  • Customizable panels for seamless design
  • Air purifiers to combat viruses, bacteria and food spoilage
  • Sub-Zero Model BI-36R/O
  • Available from Riggs Distribution

This 36-inch built-in refrigerator model features an incredible amount of storage, allowing you to store food in an ultra-organized manner. Crisper and deli drawers are designed near the built-in evaporators to ensure optimal temperature control and distribution for foods that need it most.

$$$  Ultimate Culinary Experience, MSRP: $9,475

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Photo courtesy: Sub-Zero
  • Dual cooling systems
  • Air purification system
  • Adjustable, spill-proof shelving 
  • Customizable fit and finish options
  • Sub-Zero Model BI-42UFD/O
  • Available from Riggs Distribution 

This luxurious 42-inch built-in French door refrigerator is the ideal tool for hosting any family gathering. Compartments for freezer and refrigerator have individual cooling systems to provide the ideal conditions for storing just about anything you can imagine. Specially coated shelving means spills never spread far and can be cleaned up in an instant.  

 

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– Sydette Ling, Ewa Branch Manager, HawaiiUSA FCU

Additional Information 

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union​ Main Branch, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817, (808) 534-4300, hawaiiusafcu.com.

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