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Nothing beats an outdoor refrigerator that can withstand anything Mother Nature throws at it. And, it has the uncanny ability to transform your patio or backyard into a full-service kitchen. Whether you’re in the hospitality industry, or a homeowner who delights in outdoor hosting, outdoor refrigeration ushers in a touch of functionality and style to your life.
Are you having a barbeque? Imagine the convenience of having a fridge sitting right there packed with condiments, beer, your favorite chocolate cake for dessert, burgers, salads, hot dogs, and more.
At Barbeques Galore, you can turn your imagination into an amazing reality with the vast assortment of topnotch outdoor refrigeration products that’ll have you spoilt for choice. But, before you pick the first outdoor refrigerator that catches your eye, there are essential aspects that come into play.
Indoor vs. Outdoor Refrigerator: What’s The Difference?
When it comes to outdoor refrigeration, temperature regulation is crucial, factoring in the elements and unstable environment. Ensuring your food and drinks remain cool when the sweltering summers roll around, indicate that the unit you buy should have unmatched insulation. And, more powerful components compared to their indoor cousins.
Freestanding vs. Built-in Units
Just as the title indicates, built-in refrigerators pair well with your outdoor kitchen storage. The look is sophisticated and modern. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you can position a freestanding unit anywhere in your backyard and move it as you deem fit.
The main goal is corrosion-resistance, which is the reason that nearly all outdoor refrigerators are built from heavy-duty stainless steel, particularly the 304-grade. It has unmatched rust-resistance, which means it can withstand even the harshest weather conditions while maintaining its glossy, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
But remember, this topnotch quality comes at a steep price. Therefore, if you’re looking for cheaper options, but are more susceptible to rust, consider plastic-wrapped steel outdoor refrigerators.
While you can position a freestanding unit below your outdoor BBQ island countertops, it demands at least one inch of all-round ventilation. Built-in units have vents at the front, which means they barely require clearance on all sides.
It’s a no-brainer that electricity and water are like oil and water; they simply don’t mix. Therefore, weatherproofing an outdoor refrigerator to test its level of protection in rainy and wet conditions is vital to your safety and health because of the high risk of electrocution.
Armed with this information, you can now browse through our highly-rated outdoor refrigerators. And, if you’re still uncertain about the right fit, our experts that have a wealth of experience are a phone call away, ready to show you the ropes. So, reach out to us today!