Horizontal refrigerator

Some users of household appliances consider horizontal refrigerators a practical piece of kitchen furniture. Thanks to such preferences, manufacturers organized the release of designer refrigerators.



They have a presentable appearance. Engineers have created models that look similar to kitchen furniture. The popularity of this technology is on the rise.

The principle of operation is structurally not much different from the classical one – with a vertical arrangement of cameras. In trade, a horizontal refrigerator can be called a chest. Visually similar to large plastic containers.

The horizontal arrangement of the chamber in the refrigerator is very convenient. With the lid open all the time, the loss or leakage of the generated cold is minimal. There are models without a top cover. Created specifically for the hall in supermarkets, where the buyer can effortlessly put the desired freezing into his set of products.

Horizontal refrigerator device


Chamber volume. It’s not about the area, but about the possibility of quick access to any corner of the container or chamber. When choosing between horizontal and vertical, find out the exact dimensions of the area on which the refrigerator will be installed.

Sometimes the area of ​​​​the kitchen or commercial premises does not accommodate a refrigerator, the doors of which open in the classical way.

Models designed specifically for small areas have been created. Among them are vertical doors with an ergonomic device. Refrigerators with a horizontal arrangement of chambers are also attributed here.

The volume of a horizontal refrigerator or freezer is measured in liters. Varies from 100 to 600 liters.

Among modern refrigeration units, the horizontal refrigerator “chest” reliably keeps cold. Maintains temperature even on hot summer days. The produced air sinks to the bottom of the “chest”. The space inside remains stably cooled. Even without the top cover, the cold level is stable in a warm room.

The working volume of a horizontal and vertical refrigerator is the same. The occupied area of ​​the horizontal is always less. It is for this characteristic that it is installed in retail outlets.

The class of electricity consumption is significant. It is designated by abbreviations, in which level “A” is the most profitable. Levels under the abbreviations “A +” or “A ++” are the latest innovations. The energy class was created by the European trade commission.

They are divided into two categories: electromechanical and electronic.

The device with electromechanical control is based on the control of the device by means of a thermostat. The thermostat knob is required in the cooling regulation.

Electronically controlled units are equipped with a special display. This function helps to set the desired temperature for the refrigerator, adjust the speed of the fan and compressor. The display allows visual control of all indicators and operating functions.

Refrigerators and chest freezers in their functionality have different temperature criteria for freezing and cooling. Freezing functions from -18 to -24 degrees Celsius.

For economical use of the freezer, it is better to purchase a chest with the function of shallow freezing to minus 18 degrees Celsius. This condition will keep food fresh and save energy.

Refrigerators and freezers with a low-temperature effect have been created for a specific type of product. They do not guarantee long-term storage or freezing of products.

Pros and cons of horizontal refrigerators

Advantages and disadvantages

The horizontal refrigerator will save the most important meters in the kitchen to the maximum. Any model of a vertical refrigerator, in comparison with it, will take an extra piece of the working area.

The disadvantage is the height of this household appliance. It is inconvenient to bend down for the contents. This is especially true for the elderly or patients with sciatica.

Equipment of this type is equipped with weak insulation. Because of this, the optimal degree declared by the manufacturer is lost. Careful attitude to technology is the key to long years of service without loss of quality.



Placed, as a rule, under the work surface. In the place where it is more convenient and faster to move for quick access to fresh products.

The most important rule when installing a refrigeration appliance is to place the refrigerator away from heated elements. The stove, which was installed next to the refrigerator, will shorten the life of any device in a short time.

This type of device does not fit into the usual understanding of a modern refrigerator.

Perfectly integrated into any modern headset. Sometimes guests are not immediately able to locate a small refrigerator, cleverly built into a shared kitchen cabinet.

Precautionary measures

Precautionary measures

When storing food, some rules should be considered:

  • Do not keep food in iron or aluminum containers for a long time, as well as already opened canned food in cans.
  • The lowest area of ​​the device must not contain liquid foodstuffs without lids. Otherwise, the upper part of the refrigerator will receive an excess of condensate.

To preserve food and equipment, it is necessary to pack each type of product in cellophane, polyethylene or foil.

  • Storage of medicines not intended for cooling chambers causes a reduction in the shelf life and loss of medicinal properties.
  • It is strictly forbidden to install temporary or permanent heat sources in the neighborhood. This can cause interruptions in the system, leakage of working gases.
  • Sometimes, out of ignorance, a new refrigerator is installed next to the radiator and underfloor heating. It is forbidden to do this. You reduce the life of the refrigeration equipment, because the constant heating of the refrigerator device from the side or from below has a negative effect.

With such a load on the compressor, the maximum operation will be around the clock. It will take him two days or more to stop working due to the sloppy layout of the space.

Installation of heated floors, taking into account the space for refrigeration equipment, is best done with a plot for it. The place where there are no heated parts of the floor is suitable for installation.

  • This type of refrigeration equipment must be kept clean. Before cleaning, be sure to unplug the appliance, then remove the food.

Pay attention to the material that the refrigerator is covered with. If there is any doubt that the body parts are susceptible to destruction by chemical cleaning agents, read the instruction manual. It tells in detail how and with what to clean the surface of this household appliance.


Frequent faults and solutions

  1. The light turns on, the refrigerator itself does not turn on.

In this case, the sensor may be faulty. It’s easier to replace it with a new one.

  1. Compressor works but no cold.

No cold air movement due to capillary piping. Recycled engine oil sometimes creates a blockage in the system. It should be thoroughly cleaned by squeezing with a solvent. After cleaning, sealing and refilling with freon are done.

  1. There is no cold, the bottom is covered with oil drops.

A common cause is a broken part of the refrigeration engine. This is a serious problem, so you need to first make a diagnosis. It will show the required level of overhaul, give a specific assessment of working parts, and inform you about the need to replace the motor with a new one.

  1. There is water or condensation on the bottom of the device.

There is a possibility of clogging of the hole in the refrigerator compartment responsible for drainage. It was created only to remove excess moisture or liquid from the working chamber. It is necessary to clean it with your own hands or ask a master repairing such equipment.

  1. The chamber works continuously, the supply of cold is increased.

These conditions are typical for the wear of rubber seals installed on the doors between compartments. Warm air, getting inside the chamber, forces the devices of the refrigeration unit to work with a vengeance. Because of this, the upper parts of the chamber are turned over and condensation accumulates. For proper operation of the device, the seal must be replaced.

  1. The freezer is working too hard.

This is possible if the program that the control module is equipped with fails. Or a malfunction in the module itself. In fact, the refrigerator motor does not receive a signal at the beginning of the work to cool the main compartment of the refrigerator. Instead, it blows air into a separate freezer, creating hypothermia. With this malfunction, a mandatory replacement of the working control module is required.

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