We’re all used to seeing stainless steel refrigerators, but the latest kitchen trend isn’t about them. The most nervous idea is refrigerators with glass doors. Should you follow the trend and get one for your space right away, or just skip this idea? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons so you can decide.
- A feeling of openness. Like cabinets with a glass front, transparent refrigerator doors help visually expand a kitchen and reduce the weight of a traditional model with a fixed front. They are particularly suitable for modern kitchens.
- Additional display area. A glass refrigerator is essentially like a frozen cabinet. Showcase your collections of tableware and glassware artfully filled with fruits, vegetables, beverages and other goods. These are works of art in the kitchen.
- Extra light. The inner glow of a glass door refrigerator can help brighten a dark corner. Just pay attention to the cast – a cool blue LED light could conflict with a warm kitchen, for example. With many models, you can switch the light off or leave it on.
- You can quickly inventory supplies without opening the doors and fumbling around. Keeping the contents tidy will help you see what you have and what you are missing at a glance.
- Compared to metals like stainless steel, glass door fridges won’t dent or scratch as easily, especially if you use a soft towel or gentle glass cleaner. Their shine will keep them looking brand new for years to come.
- Glass door refrigerators come in a variety of glass pane styles, ranging from high-gloss colored glass to frosted glass to stainless steel doors with clear glass window inserts.
- Unless you are very tidy with your refrigerator contents, you have to stare at a clutter, so transparency can be a disadvantage. Go into a little extra effort coordinating the storage bins and other content and creating a responsive package. Or simply choose models in matte, ribbed, or smoked finishes that strike a balance between transparency and exposure.
- Do you think stainless steel is hard to keep clean? It has nothing on glass. Every stain, fingerprint and splash will be visible, so you need to carefully wipe the refrigerator door regularly. Also, keep in mind that indoor shelves look best when they are pristine, which will require extra elbow grease.
- Loss of door storage. Those handy trash cans on the door of most standard fridges are not an option with glass. You need to find an alternate way to store butter, condiments, and other items.
- These models come at a staggering price. The cheapest cost around $ 1,500, but some can cost $ 10,000 or more.