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Do integrated fridges come with hinges?

Last Updated: 13th May, 2020

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Integrated fridges, freezers and fridge freezers are supplied with either a fixed hinge system or a sliding hinge system. By watching the images we have provided you should be able to determine which type is featured on your current appliance. This will also help you if you are fitting into brand new kitchen units.

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Simply so, what is the difference between an integrated fridge and a built in fridge?

Integrated refrigerators differ in that they are completely camoflaged when installed. There are no visible compressor vents, and they are built with an inset door, which sits perfectly flush with your cabinets. When it's closed, an integrated refrigerator looks identical to any other cabinet in your kitchen.

Secondly, does an integrated fridge need a cabinet? The answer is that you don't need an entire cabinet, just a door. Cabinets are available for some large appliances, such as fridge freezers and some ovens, but dishwashers simply slot behind an integrated door – and under the kitchen worktop, of course!

Simply so, what is integrated fridge?

Integrated under-counter fridges are built into a kitchen unit that sits underneath a kitchen work surface. They're sometimes called built-under fridges and are ideal if you don't have much space in your kitchen. They are on the small side, though.

What is the difference between a fixed hinge and a sliding hinge?

With fridge/freezer appliances you have the option of going for a 'Fixed Hinge' or 'Sliding Hinge' system. Ultimately they each do the same thing, but if you have a sliding hinge fridge, you will need an additional (4x) Butt Hinges to hang the doors off the leg. As you then open the door, it pulls the fridge door open.

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Do integrated fridges need ventilation?

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Can any fridge be integrated?

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Are built in fridges worth it?

If your fridge space is compatible with a freestanding fridge, it might not be worth it to spend the extra money on a built-in model. If you can find a way to make room in your budget, a built-in fridge can offer a lot of benefits and improve the overall look of your kitchen.

Yovana Botushansky

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Does integrated mean built in?

Built-in / integrated
A fixed/door-on-door fitting means that the cabinet door is attached and fixed to the integrated appliance door. There is only one set of strong hinges on the appliance used to support both the cabinet door AND the appliance door.

Elvera Fuhlbrugge

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Why are integrated fridges so expensive?

more expensive) to service integrated appliances due to access issues and they are also more difficult to replace should the need arise. Space is also a consideration – both in terms of inside and out. Most integrated fridges and freezers have a smaller volume than freestanding alternatives.

Ora Borgo├▒oz

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How does an integrated fridge work?

The premise is a fairly simple one for integrated appliances, you take a standard appliance and modify it to fit into a kitchen unit and allow a kitchen door to be fitted to the front of it. This makes the appliance seemingly invisible as it looks to be just another door in the kitchen.

Indre Versace

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Is integrated and built in the same?

Integrated appliances are usually the same as built-in models, apart from dishwashers. This means you can control the dishwasher even when the door is closed. Generally, fully integrated models are more common, so you're more likely to find an appliance within your budget.

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Can a freestanding fridge freezer be integrated?

Freestanding fridge freezers have a standard size of 55 to 65 cm width, 180 to 190 cm height, and 60 to 65 cm depth. Integrated fridge freezers can be slimmer and more compact than standard models. Freestanding fridge freezers have a standard size.

Betzaida Dovetov

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Are integrated fridges a standard size?

Integrated fridge freezers normally come in a standard width of around 55cm. However, we do stock some wider models that go up to around 60cm to make sure we cater for all cabinet sizes.

Graziella Sravan

Teacher

Are integrated fridge freezers more expensive?

Integrated fridge freezers are also more expensive to buy and can cost more to run. Integrated fridge freezers are hidden from view but cost a lot more than freestanding equivalents.

Tomoko Marce

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What is the difference between a freestanding and integrated fridge freezer?

The choice between a freestanding or integrated fridge-freezer comes down to the look you want in your kitchen. An integrated fridge-freezer, on the other hand, is designed to sit behind a front panel that coordinates with the rest of your units.

Vitores Giove

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Fiamma Bogati

Reviewer

Are all integrated under counter fridges the same size?

Under counter fridges have a standard height of 82cm, to make sure your new model will fit, measure from the top to the bottom of your existing appliance. Under counter fridges range in width from about 55cm to 60cm.

Sirena Oberdorc

Reviewer

Which is the best integrated fridge?

The best fridges, in order
  • Bosch KSV36VB3PG.
  • Siemens KI22LVS30G.
  • Smeg FAB28RBL3UK.
  • Liebherr TP 1760 Premium.
  • Samsung RR39M73407F/EU.
  • RUSSELL HOBBS RHTTLF1. Exceptional high-volume larder fridge at a reasonable price.
  • Beko UL483AP. Excellent slim fridge for smaller kitchens.
  • Neff KI1212F30G. Mid size model for integrated kitchens.

Nuti Bootello

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Can you put an integrated fridge next to an integrated oven?

Your fridge and ovens can be closer than you think
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Amara Kaempfel

Reviewer

Can a freestanding dishwasher be integrated?

An integrated dishwasher (also known as a built-in or built-under dishwasher) is designed to match the rest of your kitchen cabinetry. Unlike freestanding dishwashers, which can be taken with you when you move, integrated dishwashers are more-or-less permanently installed into your dishwasher cavity.

Saturday Le Boyteau

Supporter

Are integrated appliances standard sizes?

Hi, generally integrated appliances are interchangeable between all brands of units. The important thing to check is that the width of the unit is correct for the appliance. if it specifies a 600mm wide unit for the appliance, then ensure that is what you are using.

Liset Keogh

Supporter

What is the difference between a built in fridge and an integrated fridge?

Integrated refrigerators differ in that they are completely camoflaged when installed. There are no visible compressor vents, and they are built with an inset door, which sits perfectly flush with your cabinets. When it's closed, an integrated refrigerator looks identical to any other cabinet in your kitchen.

Floretta Cobollo

Supporter

Do I need a cabinet for an integrated dishwasher?

Integrated Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers and Dishwashers only need integrated doors. They do not need cabinets and in fact wouldn't even fit into one as they are designed to sit between units. Built under Oven needs a cabinet as does a Fridge/Freezer if going into a tall unit.