Buying Guide for Refrigeration Capacity

When buying a Refrigerator capacity is a significant part of the buying process. It can be confusing for some to know what capacity suits their living style. Therefor we felt it would be handy to have a guide that allows you to gauge a real sense of what capacity our CDA refrigerators offer.

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The smallest refrigeration appliance we offer is the FF181 54cm under counter freezer that holds 71 1 litre water bottles. Compare this to the largest appliance in terms of capacity that we offer, the PC71, an American style side-by-side fridge freezer which can hold up to 550 1litre bottles when full. Another top pick is the FW872 70/30 fridge/freezer which is the perfect size for your average family, at 260 1 litre bottles this appliance can cater for the volume of food 4 people are likely to consume.

What does ‘gross’ and ‘net’ mean when it comes to storage?

The storage capacity on CDA refrigeration models is measured in litres. You will see two measurements in the model specification; ‘gross’ and ‘net’. The gross capacity is the total volume of the refrigeration. The net capacity is the total volume of refrigerated space available to store food and drink, once the structural features of your appliance have been taken into account.

What’s right for your household?

If you are a ‘little and often’ shopper, an undercounter fridge or combination fridge freezer might be all you need to keep salads, meat and vegetables on hand for cooking.

For those with large families you cannot get better than an American style fridge freezer to keep stocked up on 6 pint bottles of milk, endless mini yoghurts and the wine you will need when they are all in bed.

How big does it need to be?

The storage capacity on CDA refrigeration models is measured in litres. You will see two measurements in the model specification; ‘gros’ and ‘net’. The gross capacity is the total volume of the refrigerated space. The net capacity is the total volume of refrigerated space available to store food and drink, once the structural features of your appliance have been taken into account.