What finish should I choose for my refrigerator?

Stainless steel refrigerators give your kitchen a clean, professional image, but they are susceptible to fingerprints and other blemishes. If you don't want to deal with smudges forever, opt for matte or fingerprint-resistant surfaces, and prepare to spend a little extra if you wish for a stainless appearance.

Most refrigerator doors are somewhat curved. However, many high-end stainless steel refrigerators have a totally flat front. Many of them are also non-magnetic, which means no more fridge magnets, but why would you want to cover such a lovely item in the first place?


Classic white


Despite the popularity of stainless steel refrigerators, there are many options available if you want a white one. White fridges are easier to keep clean than their stainless steel counterparts, and they tend to be a bit cheaper to buy, saving you money and time spent polishing fingerprints from the finish, and despite the popularity of stainless steel refrigerators, there are many options available if you want a white one.


Bright colours

Retro-style refrigerators in vivid colours are becoming more popular as eye-catching appliances that blend a vintage design with contemporary refrigerator interiors. However, remember that your refrigerator is a long-term investment that will likely see multiple fads come and go. Think about how you'll feel about it in 10 years and how you'll adapt to a new kitchen if you relocate.




Several manufacturers are providing black, charcoal, or dark-finish refrigerators, which are making a return. A black refrigerator is a contemporary alternative to a white refrigerator that avoids the fingerprint of stainless steel trends, but it may be overpowering and darken your kitchen.


Door with glass

The most recent advancement in refrigerator design is glass rather than metal. No, this does not imply that your fridge will have a transparent glass, but you will frequently have a variety of colours to pick from. Aside from aesthetics, the glass won't show fingerprints as readily as a gleaming stainless steel fridge, and you might have hidden controls that glow through the glass while in use but are practically invisible when not. Your fridge's front will be precisely flat, not curved, and your favourite fridge magnets will not cling, but why would you want to cover such a gorgeous appliance?


How much does it cost to run a refrigerator?

More energy stars, more savings

Because your refrigerator accounts for up to 8% of your energy cost, selecting an energy-efficient model will save you money. While bigger refrigerators consume more energy generally than smaller refrigerators, Energy Star ratings may help you compare energy efficiency.

The star rating will tell you how well your refrigerator performs in relation to its size, but the number on the energy rating label will give you the raw numbers, which you can use to figure out how much it will cost to run your refrigerator by multiplying it by your current energy cost per kilowatt hour.

Our refrigerator evaluations include a 10-year operating cost for each refrigerator, allowing you to readily compare how much each will cost you over the course of its lifetime.