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How to Baby Proof Your Fridge
Like most other things in your home, the refrigerator can be a danger to your child. While the fridge does not fascinate most kids, others are attracted to it like a moth is to light. If you are reading this article, it is probably because you have noticed your child has developed a liking for your refrigerator light.
Investing in the best fridge lock is one of the best ways to babyproof your fridge. At the end of the day, making it impossible for your baby to open and close the fridge door can save you tens of dollars on utility bills. Fridge locks can also help ensure any medicine stored in your fridge is not accessible to your children.
Types of refrigerator locks
Generally, refrigerator lock come in four categories:
- Padlock Refrigerator locks
- Built-in key lock Refrigerator locks
- Keyless refrigerator locks
- Refrigerator Strap Locks
Regardless of the type of lock you go for, one key aspect is that you do not need to drill into your fridge to install the lock. They are made to use adhesive to stick to your fridge. The best fridge lock for toddlers should be installed high up to prevent your toddler from reaching it.
Here are the safest fridges and locks for your home.
|Refrigerator Door Lock with Padlock - White
|Munchkin Xtraguard Dual Action Multi Use Latches, 2 Count
This is a compact & stylish, space-saving refrigerator measuring 17.5″ x 18.5″ x 19.7″. It stores food, soda, beer, and other beverages with a minimal energy consumption of 70 watts and does not take up too much space.
The sleek, modern design is available in black, stainless steel, and white, perfect for college dorm rooms, offices, garages, home bars, small apartments, and RV campers.
It comes with a removable glass shelf that expands the storage space and makes the fridge easy to clean. Additional door storage can fit two cans (like soda and beer) or small containers on the top shelf and a liter or taller bottles and containers (like water, wine, and milk) on the bottom shelf.
Convenient features on this compact garage fridge include a reversible door, leveling legs, and adjustable temperature control that can go up to 33.8 degrees Fahrenheit at the lowest setting.
Best lock for it
This is a super strong, high security and high quality refrigerator lock that can be used to protect your medicines, alcohol, or even your lunch from getting into the wrong hands. It uses the strongest 3M VHB tape available to ensure it remains in place. When properly installed, the plates are permanent and cannot be removed and comes with a solid brass keyed padlock.
This is much more than just a childproof lock. The strength of this refrigerator lock can handle situations from infant to adult.
The modern and sleek designed Galanz bottom mount refrigerator measures 28.4’’ X 31.1’’ X 70.0’’. This gives it the capacity to store food, soda, beer, and other beverages with minimal energy and without taking up too much space. With a modern, sleek design, this suite of appliances is ideal for your large family.
As a triple door built-in icemaker refrigerator, Galanz comes with a 16.0 Cu.Ft bottom mount fridge with separated compartments for freezer and refrigeration to provide your family with flexible storage solutions. The product has an installed icemaker providing up to 3 lbs. of ice daily.
This refrigerator uses R600a high-efficiency and low-energy consumption compressor. It can cool food quickly with lower energy. It also has an interior light that gives you a better view of the interior. The leveling legs can adjust feet and keep level placement anywhere.
The electronic temperature control allows you to easily change the temperature on this fridge to suit your needs in both the fresh food compartment as well as the freezer drawers thanks to a refrigerator compartment temperature range of 33°F to 45°F and a freezer compartment temperature range of -8°F to 5°F.
The icing on the cake is the removable glass shelf that separates fruit and vegetable or any other types of food. A removable slide-out glass shelf provides more ways to organize your storage needs.
Best lock for it
This lock can be used to secure cabinets, drawers, appliances, toilet seats, and more. It requires dual button operation to release, making it highly efficient for keeping young children and toddlers away from the fridge. Its flexible strap allows latching around corners and it is incredibly easy to install with provided and the adhesive will not damage furniture.
The icing on the cake is the double layer of security providing tamper resilience and double locking protection.
As its name gives away, the Frigidaire FFRU17B2QW is a garage refrigerator without a freezer. While this may be a drawback for most people, this unit comes with added benefits that are not found with the standard freezer refrigerator, making it a worthy mention in this category.
The absence of a freezer means that this refrigerator comes with extra space for refrigerated foods and other items you do not want to be frozen. It includes five shelves, of which four are adjustable, as well as five full-width door racks for jars, bottles and other small containers. This is the perfect garage refrigerator for households that need extra refrigerating space for leftover foods.
With the absence of a freezer, this Frigidaire comes with a freeze control feature that makes the fridge garage friendly. With this feature, it is possible to maintain the perfect temperature even in seasons when it changes to as high as 110°F (43°C) or as low as 10°F (-12°C).
Best lock for it
This is a large Area Adhesive Pad refrigerator lock that comes with high quality and big Adhesives that have been tested for hold. When properly installed, the plates are permanent and cannot be removed, and there is a solid brass keyed padlock included.
A refrigerator lock is perfect for protecting the contents of your refrigerator, especially if you are holding sensitive items such as prescription medication and other restricted items. With any of the three highlighted locks, you can be sure that your fridge will be safe from constant opening and closing.