spend more time in the refrigerator section of the appliance, but did not do much for taller adults. Today, a different option is out there and has been for a while now. This is the side by side refrigerator. Many families have and love these and you will too.
Anyone with a bad back knows that bending just so can really cause a lot of pain. If you do not have a side by side refrigerator, you probably hate going into the kitchen to get something out of it. You have two choices when you use a traditional model. You can bend half way down or you can squat all the way down, which can also be hard on a bad back. If you have a lot of things to get out, you are going to be feeling the pain before you are done with your cooking. Consider a side by side if you are getting a new appliance and you have lower back problems.
The side by side refrigerator can be a relief even if you do not have back or other mobility and pain problems. It is awfully hard to get what you want, especially if it is something that could spill. If you are using a side by side, you can easily put things like this up high and then get them out without a problem. The only downfall would be that you may not have room for larger trays, as the
shelf space is half of what it would be with a traditional model of refrigerator. There are ways around that though, if you really want the side by side model.
Other than the side by side refrigerator model, there is yet another option. There are some that come with the freezer on the bottom and the refrigerator part on the top. This saves a lot of bending and is perfect if you can find a model in which the freezer actually slides out like a large drawer rather than opens with a door. This may mean a little less storage space, but it also means comfort and ease of use each and every time you need something either fresh or frozen. This model is newer than the side by side, but steadily gaining in popularity for kitchen remodels.
If you just have to have something different and are planning to replace some appliances, keep the side by side refrigerator model in mind. You may not end up liking it, but most people do. If you are not sure, go to an appliance store and check them out and compare them with traditional as well as newer types of refrigerators to see what you think would work best. It is certainly something that will make life so much easier, at least in the kitchen.