If it's difficult reaching things at the back of the fridge, opt for one that has good storage space in the door. And choose one that has more pull-out drawers - although most fridges have adjustable shelves, they're not non-tip. A very expensive alternative is a fridge with revolving shelves. One fridge has pull-out shelves. A cheaper option is a small fridge mounted on the wall, although you'll still have to reach to get to the back.
Makes access to items at the back much easier. This one is from Liebherr £529
All the shelves rotate so items at the back come within reach. This one is very expensive, from ATAG £3,148
If you haven't got much strength in your hands, check that the door and the thermostat are easy to use. If you're partially sighted, check that all settings are clearly marked. A frost-free fridge means you don't have the chore of defrosting it.
Upright freezers are easier to reach into than chest freezers. If you're a wheelchair user or find it hard reaching up, go for a worktop-high freezer. Check how easy it is to pull out the drawers. Remember, when they're loaded with frozen food, they'll be much heavier.
Fridge-freezers save space and come in different sizes so you're more likely to find one with the combination of features which suits you. Some have more fridge space than freezer space. Some have the freezer on top. If you have limited reach one of the few smaller models, say, 120cm (40") high, may suit you.
Choose a fridge with automatic defrost to cut down on the work
If you don't need much freezer space, go for a fridge with an icebox
You can label products and storage boxes with large dymo tape and waterproof marker pens
If you've got a weakness in one hand, make sure that the fridge you choose opens on the side which suits you
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