Family-Friendly Refrigerators


A refrigerator is one of the hardest-working appliances in your home, something that you simply can’t live without. When it comes to investing in a new appliance, you should keep the needs of your family in mind when determining what features are essential. While you may not think of it at first glance, there are a few features you may want to have in a family-friendly refrigerator. 

What should you be shopping for in your new refrigerator? These attributes will make it much easier for you to maintain your kitchen: 


In-Door Water Dispenser

While it may not be ideal if you have very small children, an in-door water dispenser is a useful addition to most family-friendly refrigerators. This allows your children to secure their own drinks without assistance from adults. As long as your children are old enough to use the water dispenser responsibly and to clean up any mess they may make, this is a must-have feature for most families. 

If you have children who are a bit smaller and may view this as a toy, make sure to purchase an appliance that has a lock on this feature to prevent a mess. 


Door Alarms

Has your child ever gone into the refrigerator in search of a snack and neglected to close the door all the way? This can spoil foods by exposing them to the warm air and increase your electricity bill as the refrigerator struggles to cool down with the seal broken. 

A door alarm is a necessity for most parents in search of a family-friendly refrigerator. It alerts you when the door hasn’t shut properly and reminds children to hurry up and make a decision instead of spending twenty minutes searching for a snack. 


Drawers for Snacks

Organization inside of the refrigerator is just as essential for allowing your kids to be a bit more independent. Look for models that have middle drawers that are designed specifically for snacks and beverages. They should be at the right height for your children to easily access them without your assistance. 

It also gives your kids permission to get snacks without having to run everything by you. If they can find it in the middle drawer, they can have it! 



Stainless steel appliances are quite popular, but many parents hesitate to install one of these appliances in their home because of the fingerprints and smudges. To keep your kitchen looking pristine, search for a refrigerator that has a smudge-proof finish that won’t smear when your kids put their hands on the doors. This will save you hours of cleaning and stress while trying to keep your home looking spic and span


Repairing Your Current Appliances

Sometimes, you may just need to repair your current refrigerator instead of thinking about investing in a new one. Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair can help you decide whether to repair or replace your current unit. Be sure to visit us on the web to see how we can help you at