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OT Refrigerator Recommendations

Looking to take advantage of Early Black Friday Sales, have not had a new fridge in years. Looking for some input from anyone who has a newer one , the good the bad and anything in between

Would like SS as my whole kitchen is stainless, would really like a Retro look, but no Big Box stores sell that, freezer on top or bottom, pros and cons etc

Visalia, Ca
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  • Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    Perfect @theyolksonyou Thank You!!
    Visalia, Ca
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,891
    Subzero.


  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,904
    edited November 2017
    lkapigian said:
    Looking to take advantage of Early Black Friday Sales, have not had a new fridge in years. Looking for some input from anyone who has a newer one , the good the bad and anything in between

    Would like SS as my whole kitchen is stainless, would really like a Retro look, but no Big Box stores sell that, freezer on top or bottom, pros and cons etc

    My only input is side by side sucks for us. And the in door ice storage/dispensers, in this high humidity part of the south, always frost up. I have to pull it out at least every other month and defrost it.
    Next will be freezer on bottom, possibly with split top upper/french doors.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • My dog loves ice. He would also be smart enough to operate the ice dispensor or pull on a handle to open a fridge and steal cheese. Otherwise my parent love their stainless side by side LG.
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,125
    Whichever one you get, skip the ice maker, no one has figured out how to make a good one yet.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    Thanks all for the replies , looking at @theyolksonyou thread Bosch faired pretty well . Glad I checked that thread as I was looking @ LG and Samsung . I like the I thought I would like the freezer on the bottom but that did not fair to well either...
    Visalia, Ca
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,722
    edited November 2017
    Whatever you decide to buy, please please avoid electrolux. CRAP, just crap!
    Also, do not buy an LG product without a maintenance contract. Why would you even consider it then....

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    @Aviator you are right 
    Visalia, Ca
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Here's a link to a recent fridge thread that may provide some insights:

    I hate my fridge  

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,673
    We like our 28 cf Samsung.


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  • I love my Samsung side by side freezer on bottom.
    Ice maker is great and absolutely no issues, bought it in 2010.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    We like our 28 cf Samsung.


    That is nice , how old is that @nolaegghead
    Visalia, Ca
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,673
    One year around thanksgiving.  Now's the time to buy.  Lots o sales in the next few weeks.  We got something like $700-800 off.  It's like buying last years new car.  
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    One year around thanksgiving.  Now's the time to buy.  Lots o sales in the next few weeks.  We got something like $700-800 off.  It's like buying last years new car.  
    It’s 45% off through the end of the month
    Visalia, Ca
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,244
    We like our 28 cf Samsung.


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  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 337

    the only negative we have with the bottom freezer is that the kids can easily access ice cream and ice pops and like to take it and hide, so if you have small kids FYI, if not we really like the internal layout.  we have GE, I get a discount through work for them and it has been great.  one other thing I like is the size of the opening for the water dispenser.  my in-laws you cant fit a large yeti cup in it but ours I can fit my 64oz yeti growler and with the auto fill just hit and walk away.  below is a link to a very similar one that we have.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Cafe-27-8-cu-ft-French-Door-Refrigerator-with-Ice-Maker-Stainless-steel-ENERGY-STAR/50254573


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  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,105
    I like the bottom freezer.  I like being able to get things from the frig portion without having to bend over.  The freezer gets opened a lot less than the frig portion.

    I expect ice makers to wear out on a regular basis (like tires on a car).  I prefer the basic ice maker that dumps into a bin inside the freezer.  They are normally easy to replace and less complicated than the thru the door versions.  Last time my ice maker stopped working, I tried going back to the old fashion ice trays.  That lasted a few weeks - having ice available on demand is something I really like.


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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,007
    next fridge will be one of those narrow styles, pretty much dont need a giant collect all condiment fridge. fridge at camp is so full of condiments, pickles, etc i have a hard time putting 2 days of food in it for the weekend, say 2 steaks, a pound of burger, a quart of milk, some deli meat, and i can no longer shut the door =) i never buy more than 2 days ahead anyways
  • Kent8621 said:

    the only negative we have with the bottom freezer is that the kids can easily access ice cream and ice pops and like to take it and hide, so if you have small kids FYI, if not we really like the internal layout.  we have GE, I get a discount through work for them and it has been great.  one other thing I like is the size of the opening for the water dispenser.  my in-laws you cant fit a large yeti cup in it but ours I can fit my 64oz yeti growler and with the auto fill just hit and walk away.  below is a link to a very similar one that we have.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Cafe-27-8-cu-ft-French-Door-Refrigerator-with-Ice-Maker-Stainless-steel-ENERGY-STAR/50254573


    We have a 2014 Cafe 29 cu ft model. Same deal with the work discount, couldn’t beat the price. The bottom freezer holds a lot more than i expected.
  • stv8rstv8r Posts: 638
    Bought the top rated Consumer reports model french door (Kenmore Elite) which is a rebranded LG.  Had to have main circuit board and ice maker changed out under warranty.  Now it's amazing and crossing my fingers it stays that way. My father has a lesser version of this and lost a compressor after 3 years.  Definitely keep a service policy if LG.  I hear some appliance companies refuse to service that brand.  Don't understand how CR rated them so high?
  • evie1370evie1370 Posts: 470
    Kent8621 said:

    the only negative we have with the bottom freezer is that the kids can easily access ice cream and ice pops and like to take it and hide, so if you have small kids FYI, if not we really like the internal layout.  we have GE, I get a discount through work for them and it has been great.  one other thing I like is the size of the opening for the water dispenser.  my in-laws you cant fit a large yeti cup in it but ours I can fit my 64oz yeti growler and with the auto fill just hit and walk away.  below is a link to a very similar one that we have.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Cafe-27-8-cu-ft-French-Door-Refrigerator-with-Ice-Maker-Stainless-steel-ENERGY-STAR/50254573



    +1 on the GE. Remodeled our kitchen in June, bought all new GE appliances, Profile line. Since we stayed in that line we got a nice rebate, $400. Love the refrigerator-it is a double French door, freezer on bottom. I will never go back to any other set up. The refrigerator has everything at shoulder/eye level, no bending down to clean, pull stuff etc. Plus freezer is very roomy. Only downside: due to our small kitchen we got a counter depth-so not as roomy in fridge due to not as much depth. Plus you cannot fit wine bottles in door as it is too skinny-but heh, that is what the basement fridge is for!

    Medium BGE in Cincinnati OH.

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    Thank you ALL for the input and recommendations I did ultimately go with Samsung like @nolaegghead posted but with the extra horizontal door. 47% off was the kicker and I got the extended warranty...delivered tomorrow we will see how it goes


    Visalia, Ca
  • GoldenQGoldenQ Posts: 229
    I would buy a bottom freezer and not get LG     We have had nothing but problems with LG and the servicemen they recommend say not to buy them.  There customer service is awful and in our refrig the ice maker will not keep up with just the two of us when set to high ice output.
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    lkapigian said:
    Thank you ALL for the input and recommendations I did ultimately go with Samsung like @nolaegghead posted but with the extra horizontal door. 47% off was the kicker and I got the extended warranty...delivered tomorrow we will see how it goes


    In just had it delivered ....DOA, Strike 1 on Samsung, bringing another tomorrow 
    Visalia, Ca
  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,226
    That's not good. 
    Scott
    Greenville ,Tx

    Xl bge with woo2 and ajustable rack
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    edited November 2017
    texaswig said:
    That's not good. 
    Not the happiest camper, they did jump,on it while the delivery people were still here and bringing another in the AM system cooling works, quiet as heck but something wrong with the display control , no ice water and no ability to do anything ...No one even knows what the flashing Fault Code is...looks good in place though 
    Visalia, Ca
  • Hope the second one works for you
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,296
    The only two people I know that have Samsung fridges have circuit board problems just like yours arrived with.  Replaced electronics 3 times in one year.  They are in to repairs for over a grand. 

     My parents won't fix theirs.  They  run with no display and  no ice maker.  

    I hope your experience is better! 


    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    edited November 2017
    kl8ton said:
    The only two people I know that have Samsung fridges have circuit board problems just like yours arrived with.  Replaced electronics 3 times in one year.  They are in to repairs for over a grand. 

     My parents won't fix theirs.  They  run with no display and  no ice maker.  

    I hope your experience is better! 


    @kl8ton that is exactly what this is doing ...I will be patient , then vocal 

    Code PC Ch that nobody knows what it means and no info online
    Visalia, Ca
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