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Using the same principle that makes top freezer refrigerators energy efficient, it is easy to see why side-by-sides are the least energy efficient. These models are popular for their near standard through-the-door water dispenser and ice makers and they look nice too. However, they don’t offer much lateral storage space and use 10 to 30 percent more energy than other refrigerators. Bottom Freezer Fridge These models are ideal for the convenience-minded consumer. With the freezer placed at the bottom, access to the items you use most is easier and less taxing. Placing the freezer space at the bottom of the appliance is just as energy efficient, if not more, than placing it at the top and these models use about 16 percent less energy than side-by-side units French Door These models give you the best of both worlds. Energy efficiency and convenience with the bottom freezer an...

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