A modern refrigerator is not only a useful household appliance designed for long-term storage of food, but also an important element of the interior, which should organically fit into the design of the kitchen. Manufacturers take these nuances into account and constantly improve the technical part and appearance of their products. If everything is more or less clear with the parameters of this household appliance, then with the choice of coverage there is complete uncertainty. This article will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of stainless steel, glass and metal (carbon steel) enclosures with a protective layer of paint and varnish and polymer.


  • a Advantages and disadvantages of polymer coating
  • 2 Advantages and disadvantages of painting
  • 3 Advantages and disadvantages of stainless steel cladding
  • four Advantages and disadvantages of glass coating

Advantages and disadvantages of polymer coating

In this case, a protective decorative layer is applied to the body of the refrigerator by spraying, which is then subjected to heat treatment. As a result, the consumer receives one of the most economical coating options with excellent wear and corrosion resistance characteristics.

There is an opinion that such a durable shell is resistant to any mechanical damage. However, experts strongly recommend not to use hard sponges and cleaning products containing abrasive particles when servicing a polymer-coated refrigerator, so as not to scratch the protective layer. It is better to use special formulations, which in most cases can be replaced with ordinary soap or dishwashing detergent.

  • wear resistance;
  • corrosion resistance;
  • the complete absence of “fingerprints”, except for glossy surfaces;
  • a large selection of colors and colors;
  • easy maintenance;
  • a budget option;
  • long life expectancy.
The lessers
  • additional charges for special cleaning products;
  • no other shortcomings were noted.

Advantages and disadvantages of painting

The cheapest option, which is not particularly reliable. After all, painted surfaces scratch easily and rust quickly. However, these blemishes can be greatly reduced with proper care using only soft fabrics or microfiber, and soapy water.

At the same time, it is necessary to wash the refrigerator as infrequently as possible, and after this procedure the case should be wiped dry so that water does not get into microcracks and start the corrosion process. Small scratches should be removed immediately with polishes or scratch removers.

  • the lowest price ;
  • no other advantage over competitors was found;
The lessers
  • complex care;
  • low resistance to mechanical and chemical damage.

Advantages and disadvantages of stainless steel cladding

One of the most stylish, beautiful and expensive options, characterized by special strength and reliability. Refrigerators with a “stainless steel” case will fit into any interior, and their appearance will practically not change during the entire service life. In fact, such coatings, in addition to their relatively high cost, have only one major drawback – the maintenance of units with such a surface turns into a struggle with “fingerprints”, which the owners of household appliances will have to constantly lead.

The special “anti-finger” coating, which manufacturers have recently begun to actively refer to, will not help in this case, since it requires especially careful care with soapy water and a microfiber cloth. In other cases, when washing the refrigerator, you can use stainless steel care products or special formulations from manufacturing companies.

In addition, it is strictly forbidden to wash the display or the electronic panel on the door. Here you can use a slightly dampened cloth with a special glass care product, after which you should wipe the surface with a paper towel or cotton cloth.

Attention!!! Experts recommend getting rid of the protective film that covers the parts of the refrigerator immediately after purchase in order to prevent it from “sticking” to the case and further damaging the “anti-finger” coating.
  • universal appearance;
  • elite option;
  • resistance to various types of damage.
The lessers
  • complex care;
  • Certainly not a budget option.

Advantages and disadvantages of glass coating

A special type of body covering, which was clearly designed for fashion trends. As a result, refrigeration units with glass or mirrored doors turned out to be very expensive and with increased maintenance requirements, but beautiful and technologically advanced.

These refrigerators will need to be serviced daily by wiping the glass surfaces with paper towels, as well as with water with ammonia or special products designed to wash mirrors or windows. Well, to remove individual “greasy” stains, you can use dishwashing detergent, washing this composition with an aqueous solution with a drop of ammonia. The stain removal process should be completed by wiping the stain with a soft cloth or paper towel.

  • original appearance;
  • manufacturability;
  • lifetime;
  • reliable work.
The lessers
  • laborious care;
  • high price.

In this article, only the most common surfaces are examined in detail. However, there are also refrigerators on sale with very exotic cases made of leather, wood, stone, etc. In this case, it is recommended to carefully study the instruction manual or talk with the master if it was an individual order.