Considerations When Choosing a Refrigerator

How do I get rid of my old refrigerator?

If you’re a First-Time Home Buyer, your first choice will be to replace the fridge with a home improvement product. Home improvement products are usually durable, versatile and long-lasting. You will get a great deal, and you will take the added time to remove and clean your old refrigerator. Here are some items that you may consider.

You can go down to a hardware store and buy a 3/4″ straightedge, or a paper mache cutter or a monkey bar and cut your old refrigerator out. I do this kind of stuff and also sell my items, and if I ever have a problem with a door in the oven, I’ll send it to the Home Depot too.

How much do those employees pay for those little fridges? About $6/year/fridge.

It’s worth giving one of the free promotion kits we have available. You’ll find them in our stores or on our website. To see a copy, get the promo information here.

Wipe the steam off your fridge door and the top of the refrigerator lid. Use a vacuum cleaner, so you don’t have to pick up food. Be sure to clean out the dust bunnies.

Have you ever found a refrigerator has caught fire?

In most cases, your new fridge is safer than your old one. Some popular brands include Carter’s brands. Always check with your local store to make sure they have their own safety protocols in place.

Where can I donate a refrigerator?

In most cases, donations are permitted on the lawn of our building (with the exception of certain lots that have special conservation requirements), and no special permits or rules are needed to haul in refrigerators. Please be sure that you have a signed permit or waiver from your local disaster relief agency or community group to take and deliver a refrigerator.

We recommend donating a refrigerator to your community that has been out of operation for over 1 year and is in need of assistance.

I have a relative or friend who is interested in receiving assistance, what should they do?

Your individual circumstances and their needs will determine if you can request a grant. We encourage you to follow up with your relative or friend to ensure you are both on the same page.

We take many different types of refrigerators that vary in costs. You can donate a refrigerator to any of the drop sites listed on this page. We need a receipt that proves your donation was for this specific type of refrigerator, however.

Why would I donate my refrigerator?

A refrigerator can be used again and again. Some homes have a refrigerator with a small issue or have a problem with a humidity level that keeps food at an unhealthy temperature, or the refrigerator keeps the refrigerator door closed at night which can be very inconvenient.

How much does it cost to throw away a refrigerator?

Every year, consumers throw away about 30 million fridges. Most of them are purchased new and don’t even have freezers on them. The refrigerator trash rate is 3% (or, 3 fridges out of 30). That’s just for trash in the refrigerator. Food in a dishwasher is 4% (or, 4 fridges out of 30). And so on. So a single refrigerator will total, quite literally, thousands of fridges.

Consider this: you don’t use a refrigerator all that often and you can avoid paying a ton of money if you just stop buying things. So just do it. But here’s a better question: what’s the real value? The answer depends a lot on the general size and utility of the refrigerator.

If you’re short on time, try to throw away two-thirds of your refrigerator. Some really big fridges (as in homes or hotels) will last a long time and will avoid having to be destroyed.

Only a fraction of what it costs to have one.

Equipment costs money, so we spent a lot of it on furniture.

Spending money on not much

Did you know there are more facts and figures on food than anywhere else in the world? Why, do you think a neighborhood has a fridge?

But when you start asking people, the answer is suddenly: NO. It’s like a rabbit hole! We didn’t go deep enough!

Does Home Depot take old refrigerators?

Harkening back to the early days of refrigeration, you’re more likely to find older refrigerators and freezers at retailers with less expensive prices. The refurbished version you buy could be of a better quality than the model you’ve seen in the store. (In-store prices can’t be trusted.)

Can I transfer my credit card information to Home Depot?

Yes. Pay for the item, and then pick up your cards to have them processed by the company.

Well, yes, but it doesn’t like them so much.

The company now sells homes equipped with refrigerators that are 100 percent online-delivered. These appliances cost $100 a year to $200 a year depending on the level of service a homeowner’s water heater needs. The first appliance customers buy will be free.

They really don’t. The following audit revealed that “In over 96 percent of cases, new, hand-built refrigerators with express-care components are installed in U.S. homes first.” We go further: “In 2006, the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security issued an ‘investigative report’ saying [Refrigerator and Freezer Manufacturers Association] food processors all conduct ‘insider food recalls’ of products that are potentially contaminated and pose a possible food safety risk.

It doesn’t. We buy new refrigerators. It’s not about getting a deal that gets you old refrigerators,” Chris Lee, the general manager of Home Depot in Davie said.

Lee says the new Razzler has been much better in his 15 years at the company, but he says, “No other home improvement store would carry this size for the price we’ve been able to get it.”

Do You Need an Antique or Retro Refrigerator?

It’s important to note that you may find a refrigerator that doesn’t need to be converted or cleaned. However, the original refrigerator may have a feature or accessory