Refrigerators

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  1. ikiru

    ikiru Stunt Coordinator

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    My wife and I are moving into a new house and we need a refrigerator. I would like to get some of yalls opinions on any brand out there that I might look at/avoid.

    Here are our requirements:

    -Stainless Steel
    -Crushed/cubed ice
    -Filter on water and ice
    -At least 25 cu ft
    -Energy Star
    -Side by side model
    -under $2000

    Thanks!

    -ikiru
     
  2. Howard Williams

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    Avoid "Amana".

    The only bad advise my father every gave me was to buy an Amana refrigerator. I bought one and the seals were constantly coming out of place, and this was with regular use.

    I see you're opting for stainless steel. Impressive. I opted for the black high gloss panels that I had to put on myself. Another huge mistake.
     
  3. Scott Tucker

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    Until recently, I sold appliances for a living and always had the best luck with Whirlpool products. Their best is Kitchenaid, but you can save some $$$ if you go with the regular line. Whirlpool year after year has had the best repair record of all major brands.

    Scott
     
  4. Marc S Kessler

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    Check consumer reports for reliability. One feature that stands out for us is the GE ice dispenser on the door that can accommodate tall glasses and pitchers.
     
  5. Paul O

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    I have a Kitchen Aid (high end Whirlpool) Superba Model which is great - very quiet and has worked flawlessly for 4 years. Moving up the model line will get you a lot of handy features from the base models which you'll appreciate over time. GE, Whirlpool and Maytag are good as well - i would avoid lines like Amana and Frigidaire.
     
  6. Todd Hochard

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    I've not had good luck with Whirlpool appliances, in general, but my fridge is still OK. It is noisy, though.

    I'd prefer Maytag or Amana, personally. Side-by-sides, that I've used, seem VERY space inefficient to me. I like the bottom-freezer versions the best.

    Todd
     
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