The Refrigerators have seen a vast improvement in technology.
At one point in time, we had the manual defrosting refrigerators at home.
Old timers would still remember the lashing they had to face from the boss (naturally the woman of the house) in case they forgot to push the manual defrost button before going to bed every night.
Thankfully, this is not the case today with the introduction of the frost-free refrigerators. Let us go on to look at the difference between these two technologies.
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Direct Cool Refrigerators vs Frost Free Refrigerators
Before going on to look at the differences between the two categories of appliances, would it not be better if we had a peek into the technologies involved in the same?
Now, let us look at the basic differences between the two technologies.
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|Direct Cool Technology||Frost Free Technology|
|Circulation of cool air is because of natural convection||Electric fans are responsible for the cooling the interiors|
|This is an economical method of cooling||In comparison, this is an expensive method|
|Consumes less electricity||The presence of fans entails higher consumption of electricity|
|Available in single door refrigerators alone||You get this technology in double-door, triple door, and side-by-side door refrigerators|
|Capacity of refrigerators is restricted between 50 to 250 litres||You have this technology in refrigerators of higher capacity refrigerators|
|Food remains moderately fresh||This technology is best for keeping food fresh|
|Manual defrosting is necessary to remove accumulation of ice||Defrosting is an automatic process|
|The exteriors of the fridge does not become hot||This is a major disadvantage of frost-free refrigerators|
|The coils are exposed at the rear leading to accumulation of dust||No such possibility in frost-free refrigerators because it is fully covered|
|Great for small families||Ideal for larger families|
|Now mostly in use in industries||Residential use|
You have just seen the difference between direct cool refrigerators and frost-free refrigerators. This plays an important role in choosing the right appliance for your home.