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Need Advice Need new refrigerator

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by soccerdudes, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. soccerdudes

    soccerdudes Member

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    We are in need of a new refrigerator (our freezer just went out yesterday). Anyone have any particular style/model they love? We aren't sure if we want side by side again, or one of the new French door models (w/freezer on bottom). We don't want to spend a fortune. We do like having a water/ice dispenser on the front if we can find one that doesn't cause problems.

    Any recommendations where to purchase? I've read negative things about Sears and Best Buy. I've heard one positive comment on Bray and Scarff, but they didn't get great online reviews for customer service.

    So confused...Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    When we bought a new one last year I did a lot of research and ended up buying a Samsung French door kind with the freezer in the bottom from Lowes. Samsung and LG get the best ratings from Consumer Reports and Amazon, etc.

    Lowes had the best price and included free delivery.
  3. soccerdudes

    soccerdudes Member

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    I was looking at the Samsun 28.0 cub ft french door model. It seemed to get very good reviews on Best Buy. I'll check out Lowes. Thanks for the info!
  4. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    we have an lg, side by side with drawer freezer at the bottom, love it. think we got it at lowes but I don't remember...
  5. soccerdudes

    soccerdudes Member

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    redon,
    do you know what model you have? There are so many to choose from, hard to know what to get!
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    Mom8386 Member

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    We also have a Samsung french door with bottom freezer. It's a great fridge. My parents have the exact same model we do. We actually replaced a GE profile side by side (builder installed) that worked fine, but we hated it.
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    The July 2012 Consumer Reports has comprehensive fridge reviews; it should be in newsstands now. Good luck!
  8. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    model no. LFC25760ST

    it makes ice but no water dispenser, and beeps if the door is left open. love it.

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    I am also looking to replace a dying fridge. Thanks for heads up on the Consumer Reports issue!
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    flynnibus Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    we have a kenmore elite side by side with freezer on the bottom and ice+water in the door. It's been pretty good to us. There was an LG was near the same, so I'm pretty sure this model is a oem.

    We do like the form factor of freezer on bottom.. we never use the tilting door.
  11. Don't Say Cheese Photo

    Don't Say Cheese Photo Broadlands Photographer

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    We have a Maytag French Door model, which I love, with the freezer on the bottom. It was, I believe, the first French door model on the market to have water and ice in the door. Now there are more to choose from, but I can recommend the Maytag. We've had it for about 5 years and haven't had an issue with it.
  12. Dawne

    Dawne HOAB Sec-Treas/Tech Comm

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    We've had our Samsung RSG257AA for a bit over a year. It was the only model we could find with ALL our requirements (cabinet depth, water/ice in door, LED lighting, water filter, side/side). It's been great! Reliable and cheap to run (according to the EnergyGuide). I think the LED lighting makes a big difference:
    1) does not generate heat
    2) uses very little energy
    3) bulbs last a long time

    The built in can rack in the door and wine rack above one shelf are awesome.

    Our only issue is that the vege drawers aren't very deep - but that's a result of the cabinet depth design - only 24" deep case. But, I love that it doesn't stick out 4-5" from the cabinets like a standard fridge.

    Overall, it's been a great fridge and I'd buy another Samsung if I needed a new fridget.
  13. soccerdudes

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    Well, we decided on a Samsung from Best Buy (we had to act fast!). Thanks so much for all of the input!
  14. soccerdudes

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    A follow up on our new Samsung refrigerator...we love it so far! It is huge and holds so much food. I really like the pull-out middle snack drawer, too. The French door model took some getting used to, but we really do like the new layout now. We ended up buying through Best Buy.

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