Glossary: Refrigerator

Refrigerator Glossary


Adjustable Shelves
the internal shelves inside the fridge freezer can be moved up and down to accommodate larger or awkward items. Gives you the flexibility to have the inside of your appliance exactly how you want it.

Anti Bacterial Protection
this helps prevent bacterial growth and is found on the walls and door of some fridges. This makes it more hygienic and keeps the food fresher for longer.

Auto Defrost
an inbuilt temperature alarm sounds (and sometimes a light flashes) if the freezer temperature rises above a preset safe level. You are then able to take corrective measures to prevent food spoilage.

special storage bins which have larger storage areas, designed to keep meat, vegetables and fruits at a suitable temperature level.

Bottle Capacity
the number of bottles which can be stored in your wine cooler.

Bottle Grip
bottle grips are present in almost all the fridge freezers and prevent the risk of bottles falling and smashing.

Built-In (or Integrated)
means your machine is built-in or integrated into a specific kitchen unit.

Capacity Cuft
this refers to the internal capacity of the product in cubic feet.

Compact Fridge
a small, table-top fridge, ideal for people who have restrictions on space and great for offices.

Cool Select Zone
some fridges have a separate compartment that allows you to independently cool food inside it. This allows for the hygienic defrosting of meat, quick chilling of cool drinks and longer, fresher storage of fish, fruit and vegetables.

Dairy Compartment
a hygienic space to store all your dairy products, ideal for cheeses.

Digital Display
an easy-to-read display that shows information about temperature, programme progress, time left and a pre-set time delay. The amount of information available or displayed varies according to the model.

Energy Rating
the rating awarded to a product for its energy efficiency, A++ is currently the highest energy rating. Better for the environment and better for your energy bills.

the front of the appliance is visible and can be placed anywhere in the kitchen, either underneath a work surface or stood independently.

a type of machine designed to be hidden from view behind your kitchen cupboards to maintain a seamless overall design in your kitchen.

Interior Light
a light which switches on when the refrigerator door is opened. Allowing you to see more easily inside the appliance when looking for your chilled items.

Larder Fridge
a fridge without an ice box or freezer compartments.

Noise Level (dB)
the noise level in the fridge freezers indicates that how loud the appliance is. Since the fridge freezers performs whole day the noise levels are generally low. This is measured in decibels (db).

Open Door Alert
if you accidentally leave the door of the fridge freezer open an alert will sound to let you know you have left the appliance open. Vital for making sure you don’t ruin foods stored in the appliance.

Reversible Door
a reversible door is the one that can be mounted on either side, opening from right or left.

Safety Glass Shelves
these shelves are made with spill-proof safety glass. The surface is easy to clean and reduces the chance of tipping. It also prevents spillage from dripping onto the next shelf.

Super Cool
this is a function which helps to reduce the temperature of a particular food without affecting the temperature of other foods.

Temperature Warning Light
alerts you if the internal temperature can no longer be maintained.

Wine Cooler
a section inside the refrigerator where you can store wine, ensuring it is chilled to an optimum temperature.