Last updated on April 21st, 2022
Once again, a friend in need is a friend indeed! Over the years you’ve helped me to select a new washing machine, a quality dishwasher, and a much-needed upright freezer. Now I’m in the market for a new refrigerator! So tell me: What’s the make, model, and size (cubic feet) of your own fridge? And do you love it — or loathe it?
My current refrigerator — a 26 cubic foot Whirlpool Gold side-by-side — is now 20 years old. As a sign of its age, the appliance has started to leak water onto the floor. I have no interest in repairing the fridge. As appliances go, this one had a long, happy life.
Refrigerators We Are Considering:
LG 27 cu. ft. Door-In-Door. Do any of you own this roomy appliance? Apparently the extra door is for items you’d frequently reach for, such as…well, I haven’t a clue. Beer, perhaps? (I don’t drink beer. I just bake with it.)
Reviews are mixed for this particular door-in-door. At least one person said the appliance’s ice maker is loud. And that’s a “no” for me. I need a refrigerator that operates quietly. (If you own a door-in-door, let me know if it runs quietly for you.)
Samsung 28 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator. I love the idea of this and other 3-door models, because you can see what’s in the fridge without bending. But do these French door refrigerators have repair issues that side-by-side models don’t? A pat of butter for your thoughts. (Based on numerous reader comments, I’m gonna say “No!” to Samsung.)
GE 28.7 cu. ft. Energy Star French Door Refrigerator. This one is slightly larger than the aforementioned Samsung. And it has a nifty full-width drawer for holding a platter of party appetizers or a tray of cookies. Lots of cookies require chilling before baking.
I should probably mention that our current fridge has a water/ice dispenser on the front left door. It is a pain to clean. Consequently we’ve decided to omit this feature on our next refrigerator.
Can you help me out? Tell me about your own refrigerator, and whether or not you’d recommend it. I — and I’m sure others, too — would LOVE to hear your thoughts! xKevin