Has anyone purchased a new refrigerator in the past couple of years? Do you like it? Is there one you can recommend? I would prefer a top-freezer model but at this point I just want a new one that’s not going to have problems. Thanks.
GE Cafe is now Cafeappliances.comI would stay away from GE entirely as they have sold their entire appliance line to another company. The Cafe model described above has been discontinued.
I have. Side by side and can’t even put a small frozen pizza in the freezer.I personally don't like the look of ice & water dispensers in a door, so I avoided that. My primary reason for getting a French Door is that you can put something in the fridge that is really long / big if necessary: such as large roasting pan with a turkey or a giant pan of lasagna.
Yes, I used to have a $10K Sub Zero and hated it. Now I have a straight-forward GE and it's a great fridge!
I dislike side-by-sides for exactly this reason. The French door bottom freezer solves this problem, and you only have to open one fridge door for most stuff. The bottom freezer (Which I argued against until we had one) turned out to work unexpectedly well. We have had bottom freezer for over 20 years, so when we encounter a top freezer fridge in timeshares, I'm thankful to get home where I don't have to bend over to get something out of the fridge.I have. Side by side and can’t even put a small frozen pizza in the freezer.
I will need a new one this year and not looking forward to that purchase
I agree wholeheartedly. Consumer reports sad that a fridge with the icemaker in the door is 3X more likely to break within 5 years.I think you have been given lots of good advice and the only thing I would add is that I would avoid an ice maker in the door. I have never had a problem with our GE ice maker in the freezer but I had one fridge with ice in the door and in my two year extended warranty period, we had it fixed 6 times! They would come and fix it and it would work for a month or so and then seize up and leak all over the door. When we looked online, the model we had purchased had many complaints about the ice on the door (most posted after we had purchased this newer model). When we replaced our fridge at an appliance store, the salesman said that with an in-door ice maker/water dispenser, you are basically running a second tiny freezer in your refrigerator, which gets opened often. Good luck - buying appliances is such a challenge!
We have the ice maker, water and hot water dispenser on the door with freezer at the bottom on our GE Cafe and we are at 5.5 yrs. We have had no issues.I agree wholeheartedly. Consumer reports sad that a fridge with the icemaker in the door is 3X more likely to break within 5 years.
I would go for the modern french door style. We never had one until recently and it is the BEST.
Probably the same fridge as our Frigidaire/KitchenAid. Electrolux bought Frigidaire and is putting their name on all those brands. We have a Frigidaire washer & dryer that are now sold as Electrolux.We recently ended up with an Electrolux with french doors and bottom freezer when a buddy closed his shop. I was going to use it in a rental house but decided it was better than our Kenmore so we are now using it. I think our next fridge will be french doors and bottom freezer because I really like this one.
I suspect you will notice a decrease in your electric bill. I did when I ditched a 20+ year fridge for a new one. Hope you enjoy it.Thanks everyone. I ordered one from Costco.com this morning. Seems like all the refrigerators have enough bad reviews to scare me. With Costco I got 2 extra years of warranty and I purchased another 3 for $99 so its 7 years warranty total. Plus I can take it back for 90 days if I don't like it for what ever reason. Sadly delivery is about 2 weeks, but I fit most of the food in my mini fridge. We'll have to eat our way through the frozen stuff while we can. The old fridge is eerily quiet. It was a Kenmore. I had it for 23 years.
When my mom had her kitchen re-done, we added a fridge like this to the laundry room, mainly as a beverage fridge (the door is glass as well). However, it's also used for extra space as needed and I LOVE how much you can fit in there without the door shelves impacting the space.Just curious. Someone was advertising a refrigerator from a model home and it didn’t appear to have any shelving on the door. Is this a new trend?