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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Fridge - Nice Features

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    JL18
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    Needed a 33in wide refrigerator to fit into existing space . Noting the number of available 33in wide models is dwindling in favor of 36in ones, this LG product seemed to offer a good balance of features we wanted. Plus, we found it at a decent price point compared to what else is out there. Compared to our previous Upper freezer/Lower fridge unit, this French Door model is taking some getting used to but it isn't necessarily bad, just different. To start, we transferred items out of our 3/4 full old 21cu ft unit into this 24.2 cu ft unit and, presumably due to the layout differences, certainly didn't have as much space leftover as we expected in the fridge. In the freezer, we actually couldn't fit everything in, despite the freezer being rated at a larger capacity than our old one. My guess is that the new LG fridge gives up too much space to drawer slides for both the main freezer compartment door and the inner pullout drawer, plus the drawer design itself isn't as generous with space as our old unit's one large cavity with single wire shelf was. The fridge: The door shelf (i.e. tray) space is much more limited, especially on the side with the thru-the-door ice maker. Moving from 2.5' wide continuous trays that extended the full width of the previous fridge's door to little 12" side ones now, we are finding that we have to prioritize finding items that fit into spaces now, rather than being able to group items together by type. For this OCD person, its a learning curve. For example, we could always put our salad dressings all together in one large door tray. Now some go into one tray, some into a second, and some have to go on a shelf. On the ice maker side, it's even more challenging -- since only small items fit because the tray depth is shallow to accommodate the ice maker, stuff gets put in the trays that generally has no relation to each other, other than their relative size. Yes, it maximizes usage of space, but it's never fun having to look in 2-3 different areas of the fridge to fully grasp what you actually have. For example, we now have jellies for our kids' PBJ's stored in 3 places -- left door tray, right door tray & upper right shelf. Same with hot sauces -- you get the point. Fridge shelves are nice quality and offer plenty of adjustment levels to customize. Its also nice that, if the left & right side shelves are set to the same level, the shelves actually click together to form a more solid shelf across the entire level. The cutaway shelf is also nice in that you can store taller items if necessary, but if not needed, you can return it back to the standard configuration to use the full shelf. Fridge drawers are effective. We use the wide drawer for deli items and it displays them nicely which reduces digging around trying to find what you want. The fruit/vegetable drawers are good size. The humidity options for each seem to be working because we're still trying to find the best setting for the products we store in each drawer. The freezer: The space issues & drawer configuration were mostly addressed above. Compared to the old fridge design, we sometimes do have to dig a little to find items because stacked items in the main drawer are seen from the top as opposed to the side. Not a big deal, jjust worth noting. In general, food stays frozen, with no warm spots or other issues noted. All in all -- freezer works good. Outside, the ice/water dispensers are quirky because they both dispense from different spigots. Compared to every other thru-the-door dispenser I've ever used (and I'm certainly no expert on this), this was weird. For cubed & crushed ice, you put your glass into the entire recessed area and press the large panel in the back. The ice storage container in the door only holds about 80 or so cubes, so if you're a high volume ice user, you're going to want to keep an emergency stash in the freezer. Even if you aren't a high volume ice user now, you may become one. The cubes are very small (presumably so they can be made quicker) so you'll initially fill more into your glass AND they'll melt faster so you'll probably need to refill sooner. For water, there's a separate push panel up high & forward, and the water pours out from a little spigot just in front of it. You don't come close to putting your glass "into" the recessed area for water. Plus, there's barely enough separation between the water panel and the spigot to fit anything that doesn't have a small rim. For example, our teapot is almost (i.e. ALMOST, without some serious manipulating) impossible to fill directly because of the arrangement. Other teapot designs/pitchers/etc. may not be possible to fill at all. The pullout tray seems like a nice idea, but I've been unable to use it so far. You can't set a glass on it to fill your water, and the height from it to the top of the recessed area is too short to use it to fit a pitcher (at least OUR pitchers) to fill with ice. Separately, the outside control panels seems effective. Haven't verified temperature settings to what is actually occurrng inside, but no issues so far with either the coolnees of the fridge or freezer. The "Door Open" chime is a nice idea, but it went off way too quickly and often for our liking and began to bug us. Since the delay time to actuate the chime isn't changeable, we turned it off (thankfully, LG allows you to do so!). Finally, the aesthetics are nice in general. It really IS a nice looking refrigerator. The fingerprints wipe up easily with a microfiber towel but, boy, there are a lot of them. We've had white appliances previously, so the stainless steel finish is new to us. Not sure how the LG stainless steel finish stacks up to other brands similar finish, but we are certainly wiping this fridge down more than we ever have to any other appliance we've owned. The only item of note is that we did see some bad scratches and flaking off of the finish in the store which the salesman indicated is an unfortunate issue with LG in general, but in our situation, it was a minor issue. We'll be sure to be careful with the finish in our home. Bottom line is the unit is not perfect but we like it. The noted issues are mostly related to us learning the ins & outs of a new style of refrigerator (French Door) that we've never had before, than it is a reflection on this particular LG model. So, if you need a 33" model, this is certainly a decent option to consider. If you can go bigger to a 36" unit, my suggestion is to do some homework and see what else is out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best option for the hole it fills...

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    jstampii
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    After retrofitting into a hole that previously held a fridge from the 1970s, I am fairly pleased. Obviously the efficiency and operation is much better than the old fridge, and overall this is really a great model to consider. However I am finding that there are a few issues... First, the water and ice dispenser: the water dispenser pours from a different location than the ice which is not intuitive and is very oddly placed. The ice dispenser makes ice quickly, however the quantity is somewhat laughable. The ice reservoir (which is inside the left door) holds about 3 cups of ice and if it is not used routinely, any ice will tend to solidify at the auger and require emptying the entire container. Additionally, since the dispensers are internalized into the left door, there is essentially no useful storage space. I have 4 bottles of beer on the lower shelf and 4 Tabasco sized bottles on the upper and I could not possibly put one more item anywhere on the door. Also, if you typically have any condiments beyond ketchup, mustard, a jar of jelly, or a jar of salsa you will likely lose the use of at least 1 or 2 of the main shelves in the fridge. Sure, you can store a gallon of milk on the door, but the shelves have always worked perfectly in the past... Second, although the lower freezer area is nice and relatively functional, I find that more of the storable area is taken up by drawers and drawer hardware, resulting in less space for frozen goods. Third, I didn't realize that none of the surfaces were magnetic. Now I have to find wall space in my kitchen to hang the various items that used to be on the old fridge (i.e. - calendar, kids drawings, pictures, grocery lists, etc.). Finally, I just don't understand the idea behind a short in height full-width bottom drawer for deli, meat, or produce. Was there no way to create a short double drawer? This may seem a little nit-picky but if you want to reach in a grab, say, a package of cheese you have to open both doors on the fridge, yet you can open both of the large vegetable drawers above without issues by opening their associated single doors. Furthermore, the lower short drawer will not accept any contents that are taller than 3". Think a Dannon yogurt container height. Anything taller will not allow the drawer to to close. No spreadable butter containers, no fruit or veggies bigger than 3" ( those are some pretty small apples and oranges), any bulk size packages of deli cheeses or meats, and if you can forget to try and fit the family-sized package of ground beef unless you want to repackage it onto a sheet pan instead. Although there are some odd usability issues with this fridge, I still highly recommend it to buyers over most of the other options and brands. It does have a lot of good features on it, and has one of the higher (if not the highest) cu. ft. measurements of the fridges in this size and width, and also is fairly efficient in it's electricity usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy with my new refrigerator . . .

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    Buben
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    We bought this refrigerator because our old one crashed. I was surprised to learn that refrigerators come in many different dimensions. The space for our refrigerator was really tight — the old unit was 32 5/8 inches wide, 28 inches deep, and 68 5/8 inches high. It turned out to be very challenging to find a refrigerator that would fit our space. For many brands, there was only one possible option, and for some brands, there were no options at all! This LG is actually sticks out a little bit more than I would like, but given that it had the largest interior capacity of any of the refrigerators I could find for our space, we went for it. Initially, we bought the fridge from Home Depot. But when the installers came, they refused to install in our space, because they claimed it was too small — a really nightmarish experience for us. We then ordered from Best Buy, and installation was a breeze. The refrigerator fit just fine (as we knew it would, since we had measured). It is definitely roomier than our old fridge (which was 21.9 cubic feet). It is working well. For me, there are two downsides: (1) the surface of the fridge seems to smudge more easily than other stainless appliances I have had — I’m finding myself wiping it more often, and (2) the French door configuration, with ice maker in the door means that there is MUCH less door space than I am used to. I use many condiments in my cooking, and I normally stored these in the door space, where it seems more organized. Now, about half of the condiments must be stored in the main body of the fridge. Additionally, the door compartments on the left side (with the ice maker) are extremely narrow — you can seriously fit in only very small things — sticks of butter, small condiment jars (my mustard jars are a tight squeeze). A third possible downside is that the ice maker compartment is pretty small, so if you want to make a lot of ice, you have to empty the ice maker from the door into a bin in the freezer section. For us, this is not a downside, because we use ice just in drinks for the two of us, but for a large family that consumes a lot of ice, this could be a hassle. But the upside for us is that we removed the ice bin, which takes up about half the upper compartment in the freezer, and we now have a lot more freezer space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Price for Fridge / Not So Great Installation

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    winterhascome2017
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    This was my first refrigerator purchase so I was amazed at how expensive refrigerators are nowadays. I wanted French Doors (mainly because a normal door takes up too much space when open) and my toddler can open a normal fridge door, so I wanted it higher up. So I went to Best Buy and happened to see this marked down - it was previously a floor model. I also have pretty strict size requirements (because of the surrounding cabinetry), and since I had been looking around (online and at various stores) for a week or two, and this happen to fit, I bought it right away. I did see a few scratches and dings on it, and took pictures of the item. They shipped it for free, but in the process, added some more scratches and dings. (Oh well. For the price, I can't complain though.) There's plenty of space and I can even fit a number of pots in the fridge so I can cook a big batch of food and leave them in the pots they were cooked in. The only complaint about the fridge itself is that sometimes it vibrates quite a bit and it causes the bottles and jars inside the right door to rattle, which just increases the noise. No idea if its normal or not. The installation guy however wasn't terribly nice. I had a freezer full of frozen breast milk in my old fridge for the infant, and had asked that they give me notice before coming. They said they would call an hour beforehand, but didn't, so he was annoyed that I hadn't emptied out the freezer of the old fridge when he arrived. So he waited while I took the breast milk pouches out. And then he told me to turn off the water under the sink. The valve was stuck, and he wouldn't even try to help turn it nor offer any advice for what to do save to find a plumber and then they'd come back in a week to install. So I put all the milk back into the old freezer. And then I found out that they were just going to leave everything there in the middle of the kitchen (recall there isn't much space) and so in desperation, I took out some wrenches and gave it a whirl, remembering in the back of my mind something about being careful not to yank too hard and to use two wrenches, etc. And I got it to budge. He waited for me to move the frozen milk pouches a third time, and then installed everything. They were unapologetic about the whole thing, and left a mess behind so I had to mop everything. But at least I got it all done while the kids weren't home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Working well but one quirk

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    Katie
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    Needed smallest option in stainless for double-door/freezer on bottom model and this LG size was right and highly recommended by Best Buy sales team. The delivery team still had a heck of a time getting it into our 1950s ranch--ended up going thru sliding doors in back of house and there was only 1 door it would fit thru inside house....so if you need a small model for your smaller older home, keep looking or be sure it will fit first (our bad). It works well enough now that its in, and we like it except for one huge quirk: the water dispenser sits so far out toward front of fridge that water spills out regularly if your cup isn't positioned exactly right under the spigot (which means that any guests or people not familiar with that quirk always spill water all over if we don't warn them about it first). It seems like it's designed to work easiest by pushing the water dispenser bar with your hand rather than your cup--for some reason there is less spillage doing it that way because then u can hold the cup down farther and avoid spillage. If I thought we could find a smaller model with a diff spigot system that would actually fit into our house I'd prob return it for that one reason...but since it was such a pain getting it in it's staying. Ice maker didn't work right away and Best Buy Geek Squad totally blew off our call for help on that (disappointing) but we finally figured it out. It works well otherwise and looks nice. I guess overall I can recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase for smaller space

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    moondoggie
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    We have had this fridge for about two months and are really enjoying it. Not a stainless steel fan but we would have had to wait 3 weeks for white, and who can be without a fridge for 3 weeks??? Love the space, the light, the bottom freezer. Only thing keeping it from a 5-star rating is the ice maker. It is a slimspace which is great for more food space but not so good for a family of 4 who uses lots of ice. We usually buy a 10-lb bag every week or so and pour the bag ice into the large ice bin (comes with fridge) that fits perfectly into the top drawer of the freezer. We push the extra ice button daily, but doesn't always keep up with demand. Before buying we asked a Geek Squad tech about the LG french door line and he said he sees them the least for repairs. The in-door ice and water dispensers work great, no splashing and you can put large cups beneath it. Our produce is truly staying fresh longer. We set the freezer temp to -6 degrees to get 0 degrees inside the freezer. Set fridge to 34 to keep the inside at 38 degrees. (Yes, we keep thermometers in the freezer and fridge to monitor the temp.) Have to say that the fridge overall balances out the small ice maker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like features; hate stainless maintenance

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    Blee
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    Lighting is great. Adaptable shelf for extra-tall items is so useful & easy. Front edge of wide bottom shelf is a nightmare to clean if liquid spills. A VERY small amount of colored liquid spilled, and seeped under glass. To remove this 1/2” spill under front edge of glass, I can’t access it without removing everything from this full-width shelf. ☹️ The exterior is hard to maintain: nearly impossible to clean ice & water dispenser bars! Wiping off smudges & streaks necessitates some pressure and, unlike previously owned models, I can’t prevent “dispensing”. A mess every time, no matter how I try to avoid it. The entire stainless exterior is very, very frustrating to clean. I have tried various products and techniques, but steaks remain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ice maker too small

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    KBooker
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    This was not my choice of refrigerators, ended up with it as a replacement. I did not want a bottom freezer. Now that I have it, I like it way more than I thought I would. The refrigerator part is so easy to access and very spacious. The freezer part is a little difficult to bend over and dig for stuff. But you use the refrigerator more. So it works out nice. I hate the ice cubes. They are so small and melt way too fast. Since the cubes are so small it has a hard time keeping up with our families ice use. I have to dump ice from the maker to the compartment in the freezer, which totally defeats the purpose of having a ice dispenser in the door. It also takes up space in the freezer that we need for other things. We did learn by turning the freezer temperature to a lower setting it makes more ice. That helps!! Other than the ice we love our LG bottom freezer refrigerator!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bad start good finish

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    Reviewer
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    The refrigerator was installed on a Friday about 4 PM. By 7 PM there was an error message that the refrigerator fan was not working properly. After on -line chat that evening, an LG repair appointment was made for Monday. The technician who came was very friendly and open. We watched as he removed the refrigerator fan motor housing. He showed that a small piece of Styrofoam had fallen into the fan blade during manufacturing and was preventing the fan from revolving. He removed it, put the refrigerator back together, restarted the refrigerator, and checked for any mechanical problems. There were none. The fan motor worked,; everything worked. I waited six days to write the review. As of now the refrigerator is working just fine, as advertised and as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Refrigerator...Poor Ice Maker

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    Phantom
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    This is a very good refrigerator with the exception of the ice maker. The refrigerator is very convenient once you get used to the layout. It keeps foods very well with controlled compartments for different types of food. The ice maker however, does not make enough ice to sustain a household of more than two peple. I suppose in the name of energy efficiency the ice maker production has been reduced to the point of being almost useless. In a period of 24 hours it may produce enough ice for ten or twelve glasses of iced tea or soda. We love the refrigerator but the ice maker leaves a lot to be desired compared to those in the older refrigerators.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Had to return the first one, but working great now

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    KeshKC
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    The original unit we got made a terrible humming / vibrating noise. You could hear it 50 feet away through a couple of rooms. Something just wasn't working correctly. I talked to the people at Best Buy and they were great about it! The exchanged the unit for a new one. Of course, I was with in the initial 30 days after purchase, but still they were very nice and helpful with the situation. The new unit is great! It probably is still louder than our old fridge, but not by much. And the terrible vibrating noise is gone. Love the ice maker! No complaints with the new unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fridge!

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    DeLorean
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    Most French door refrigerators are too wide ( 35") and would not fit in my spot without protruding in the opening to the dining room. The big ones are also too high to fit under the cupboard I had above my fridge. We didn't want to rip the kitchen apart, so this one was the one. It is one of the few narrow ones I could find with ice dispenser on door. ( 33" wide and One of the sides shows, and it is a real pretty shade of gray. like a leather look finish. The inside is lit up and very clean looking. I like the clear shelves on the doors. Sometimes, there are real tiny flakes of ice on the tray after the ice comes out. It's no big deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

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    MrChilly
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    I was limited in width; last fridge was a 33" side-by-side and this fit the space perfectly. I am impressed with how much more room this fridge has, how quiet it is and how easy it is to store things. My only gripe is about the ice maker -- it can only put out 2.5 lbs per day (not much) and the reservoir for ice is very small. You'd need separate bags if you were throwing a party, but I have found it adequate for my needs on a day-to-day basis. Overall, I am pleased with this refrigerator - not only because it was one of the only top/bottom fridges that would fit, but because it has all of the features I wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good fridge

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    KaymeePhotography
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    I had been looking for this fridge for a long time, waiting for the price to come down a bit. It has everything one might want including water and ice in the door and a space saving ice maker. Most of the shelves are moveable and everything slides easily. The only issue I found was the small door space compared to a full fridge door model. The gallon bins will ONLY fit one gallon and barely. Given my small family and mostly empty fridge, the milk and other large items on on the shelves and condiment bottles are on the door shelves. Works great for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the size

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    Amanda
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    I live in a condo and only have a 33" opening for my fridge so I went with this one. I do agree that the ice cubes are a little small - not obnoxiously so, just smaller than some of the ice trays that are normally purchased. It's also a little noisier than I think my old fridge was. That said, it's very well laid out and the interior light is nice and bright. The water lever is in a weird place - it's not right where the ice comes out, so you can't just set the cup against the sensor and let it fill up - you have to physically hold it up in the air to hit the water button. Not a huge deal but definitely a surprise

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    excellent and beuatiful

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    AJlavelle
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    There is so much fridge space! The freezer keeps cold and the produce crisp. The only downfall is it makes 3 lbs of ice a day compared to 10 that my old one did. We haven't run out of ice, but it is a pain to have to keep emptying the compact ice container located in the door into the boxed freezer ice bin below in order to keep making more ice (the compact bin has to be emptied or it will stop making ice). That's the only downfall. BUT I welcome the smaller amount of ice. Otherwise there wouldn't be as much space in the fridge. The ice maker is inside the fridge door and is very compact.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what we needed

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    lovelife
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    With having a limited amount of space where a fridge could fit, we were happy to find that this met all the criteria. We love that it's a french door style and I'm presently surprised at how much this fridge can fit. Much bigger than a side by side fridge and the freezer space is very spacious as well. Plus, the fridge is not smudge proof but with having a toddler the fingerprints do not show up as much as other stainless steel fridges. A quick wipe with water will get the prints off. Overall a great fridge and I love that the ice maker is on the door and doesn't sacrifice any space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Right size refrigerator for my kitchen.

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    JJLouisiana
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    Purchased this LG French door on-line. My wife had certain features that she had to have. Bottom freezer with upper slide drawer, thru-the-door ice and water, stainless steel exterior, and LED lighting. This refrigerator has grey steel sides, not stainless steel (only the front is SS). There is not a lot of room in the door bins, just enough for a SMALL family. Shelves are easily adjustable, and it's no problem fitting in larger dishes. Ice maker is okay for a SMALL family. Only makes 3 pounds a day, and only stores 2.8 pounds. Overall quality of the unit is good, and I'm satisfied with this LG refrigerator.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Refrigerator

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    Happy
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    We use the ice and water dispenser on the door several times daily, they work great each time and love the convenience. The freezer drawer and 2 bins are perfect sizes for all our frozen items,. The refrigerator shelves are spacious, the glass is easy to clean and the shelves on the inner shelves on the doors provide the right amount of space for frequently used condiments, butter, etc. The only con I found is the opening inside the refrigerator to accommodate taller objects is an odd size and is in an odd location making it difficult to get items behind it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Danielle

    The refrigerator is amazing, it looks great and has wonderful features. The freezer is very spacious. I have an old home that was built in 1939 so the doorways are very small, my kitchen is a nice size but the space for the fridge will only allow 33 inches so this one was perfect. I wish it was a bit taller but that's no complaint since I was limited on the models I had to choose from. The interior of the fridge is a limited with the set up, I may have to remove one of the shelves all together, that's why I wish it was taller to give me more space but overall it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend