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Brush Up on Your French: French Door Fridges, That Is.
by Staff
French door fridges are the hot new thing in kitchen appliances, but can you tell what sets them apart? Chill out for a minute and take this quiz to see what you know about this fancy new refrigerator model.

Where's the freezer located on a French door refrigerator?

  • on the top
  • on the left side
  • on the bottom

Why do they call it a "French door" refrigerator?

  • It orginated in France.
  • The side-by-side door design looks like French doors.
  • It has a compartment for French bread right in the door.

True or False: Because the freezer is on the bottom, French door fridges can't have an ice maker in the door.

  • true
  • false

How do French door fridges help you save energy?

  • This high-tech model doesn't use electrcity.
  • The fridge stops running every time you open it, reducing the loss of cold air.
  • The side-by side doors let less cold air out when you open them.

True or False: There is currently only one company that manufactures the French door style refrigerator.

  • true
  • false

How many doors are on the refrigerator portion of a French door fridge?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

What does the French door refrigerator have in common with the side-by-side refrigerator?

  • two tall, narrow doors
  • a freezer at the bottom
  • the inability to store large items

Some models of French door refrigerators have a middle drawer, between the freezer and the fridge, that allows you to do what?

  • make it a fridge or a freezer depending on your needs
  • store plates and silverware for convenient plating of refrigerated foods
  • keep baked foods warm until you're ready to eat them

True or False: The doors on a French door refrigerator are lighter than the the full-width door on a top freezer model.

  • true
  • false

How does a French door fridge give you more space in your kitchen?

  • It's lower in height than other fridges so you can install shelves above it.
  • The doors are narrower, so they don't swing as far into the kitchen.
  • It's slimmer than most fridge models on the market.

What's one big advantage of a French door refrigerator over a side-by-side model?

  • Side-by-side models don't allow you to store things in the doors, while there is plenty of door space on a French door fridge.
  • French door refrigerators cost a lot less than side-by-side models.
  • You get access to a full width of the fridge, rather than just half at a time.

True or False: French door fridges are currently only designed for use in commercial kitchens.

  • true
  • false

Why does a French door refrigerator make you bend over less than some other models?

  • The fridge is on top and the freezer is on the bottom, keeping frequently used items within easy reach.
  • It has a mechanical shelf function that allows you to adjust the shelves at the touch of a button, bringing food within reach when you want it.
  • The bottom third of the unit is not used for food storage, so you never have to bend down to reach anything.

How much do most home kitchen French door refrigerators cost?

  • at least $4,000
  • between $1,400 and $2,000
  • between $2,000 and $3,500

True or False: French door refrigerators are, on average, wider than the traditional top freezer models

  • true
  • false

How do you access the freezer on a French door unit?

  • through a drawer
  • through a door
  • depends on the model

True or False: You can only buy a French door refrigerator with a stainless steel finish.

  • true
  • false

Can you rearrange the shelving in a French door refrigerator?

  • only in the refrigerator, but not in the freezer
  • no; the shelves are fixed
  • yes; you can adjust the shelving

If you opened the freezer on a French door refrigerator, what are you likely to see?

  • a large, open drawer full of ice
  • adjustable baskets and bins for organizing frozen items
  • a system of vertical drawers

True or False: All French door refrigerator models will extend beyond the depth of the average countertop.

  • true
  • false