Getting The Most Out Of Your Refrigerator
Refrigerators are mainly used to store foods at a low temperature to slow and inhibit the growth of yeast and bacteria that can spoil food and lead to disease. Keeping foods at cold temperatures to help keep it fresher began centuries ago. As early as 1000 BC the Chinese would cut and store ice.
What we have come to know as the modern refrigerator took almost 100 years to design and was the effort of several individuals from many parts of the world. Each contributing an idea, a design or a prototype to the process. Changes in the looks of refrigerators continue and today there are hundreds of companies that manufacture refrigerators. The General Electric company is one such company. They sell a range of refrigerators under several different names one of which is the Hotpoint brand.
Hotpoint Fridge were originally created by a company named the Pacific Electric Company. The refrigerators derive their name from a basic iron which was produced by PEC. In 1920, the company ended up being overtaken by the General Electric Company. At this point, GE would continue the line of Hotpoint refrigerators as part of its catalogue.
A Hotpoint Fridge is a very stripped down and simple refrigerator that does not embody the trendy new features found with the more expensive. The smaller models are the only ones that have a rating promoting it as energy star efficient. If you are someone wishing to ‘go green’ then these fridges are not what you would want to purchase. The styles and sizes do vary though.
Side By Side Hotpoint Refrigerators
The General Electric company makes two models of Hotpoint side by side refrigerators. The models look basically the same the only noticeable difference being the colors. One model comes either in white or black and the other in a Faux stainless steel look. The basic features of the side by side Hotpoints are:
• Shelves for Glass
4 adjustable door bins
• External dispensers for ice and water
• Temperature controls that are digital
Top Freezer Hotpoint Refrigerators
There are several models of the top freezer Hotpoint refrigerator most ranging between 15.5 cubic feet and 18 cubic feet some of these various models have ice makers other do not. All have glass shelves and about 1/3 of them are energy star rated.
Compact Hotpoint Refrigerators
The compact version of Hotpoint refrigerators comes in all different sizes. The sizes are known to range from 1.7 cubic feet and can reach upwards of 6 cubic feet. You will discover the depth in some models is quite impressive. Then, there are models available in metallic, black, or white doors. The color schemes are limited but the quality of the refrigerators remains high.
It is true that Hotpoint Fridge are not generally considered a popular model. Yet, they do maintain a segment of the consumer market as many customers are those that do not have the space or budget or both for a full sized refrigerator. The fact that a definitive segment of the market has a need for these models has allowed the refrigerators to stay in production for decades. That is why they are still manufactured and sold to this very day.