Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Refrigerators: Compare


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Our Awards
Overall Score
73%
67%
47%
Date Reviewed
January 2013
December 2012
December 2012
Pros
ENERGY STAR® qualified; has external digital temperature controls with child lock; maintains optimal internal conditions; quiet; great lighting; humidity- and temperature-controlled drawers; three tiered freezer storage; Tilt-N-Take freezer door easy to open; built-in water filter; external water and ice dispenser; air purification system; open door alert
Relatively affordable; ENERGY STAR® qualified; offers more precise temperature controls; great useable capacity for a narrower (33") unit; reversible doors; bulk ice making feature; open door alert; air purification system
Excellent value; Energy Star® qualified and is more energy efficient than some machines with less capacity and the same yearly energy costs; good useable capacity; doors are reversible; available in multiple finishes
Cons
Many complaints about the icemaker not working properly; some complaints about Sears' customer service; some complaints about frost build up in the freezer; left side door bins very narrow and won't be able to accommodate many condiment jars
Some compliants about icemaker overflowing; some complaints about the door not closing all of the way (door alarm only sounds when door is fully open); shelves aren't spill-proof; doesn't feature a temperature-controlled drawer; no built-in water filter for icemaker
Can't make precise temperature adjustments; no light in freezer; some complaints ill-fitting shelves/bins; some complaints about humidity control in crispers; some complaints about small size of crispers; doesn't have open door alert; doesn't have built-in water filter for ice machine; doesn't have temperature-controlled drawer; odor transfer possible since fridge and freezer share the same air
Refrigeration System (25%)
Storage Capabilities (20%)
Extra Features (25%)
Exterior Style/Functionality (10%)
Brand Reputation/Reliability (10%)
Customer Feedback (10%)
Type
Freestanding
Freestanding
Freestanding
Style
French Door (Tilt-N-Take freezer door)
Bottom-Freezer (pull-out freezer drawer)
Top-Freezer
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)
30.7
22.4
20.6
Price (MSRP)
$2576 - $2812
$1400 - $1600
$949 - $1149
Warranty
10-year warranty on the linear compressor. You can also purchase an additional In-Home Master Protection Agreement for either $379.99 (3-year) or $549.99 (5-year).
1-year limited warranty on parts & labor for the entire unit; 7-year limited warranty on parts for the sealed refrigeration system
1-year limited warranty on parts & labor for the entire unit
Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
35.75" x 70.25" x 36.25"
32.88" x 68.5" x 34.25"
32.5" x 66.25" x 32.63"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
48.13"
62"
62.25"
Width with Door Open at 90°
44.25"
34"
34.9"
Weight
Unknown
256 pounds
256 pounds
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power
It uses 579 kWh/year. Kenmore estimates that it could cost about $62 a year to run.
It uses 465 kWh/year. LG estimates that it could cost about $50 a year to run.
It uses 410 kWh/year. Maytag estimates that it could cost about $44 a year to run.
Cooling Technology
GeniusCool™ technology features a linear compressor and dual evaporators to maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels in the both compartments.
Features a linear compressor and dual evaporator and has energy efficient foam insulation to lock in cold air. The Multi-Air Flow Freshness System uses 3 digital temperature sensors and numerous vents to keep optimal temperature and humidity levels throughout the fridge and the freezer.
Features an automatic moisture control system (single evaporator), energy-efficient foam insulation and the Cool Flow™ Ventilation System to maintain optimal internal conditions in the fridge and freezer simultaneously.
Auto-Defrost (Frost-Free)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Temperature Controls
An external digital control panel (with a child lock) allows for precise temperature adjustments in the fridge or the freezer.
A digital control panel in the fridge allows for precise temperature adjustments in the fridge or the freezer.
It has a thermostat and single knob in the fridge where you can make general temperature adjustments to the fridge and freezer.
Built-In Air Filter
Yes, it has a built-in CleanFlow™ charcoal air filter to keep air fresh and clean.
Yes, it comes with a built-in air filter.
N/A
Fresh Food Capacity (cu. ft.)
20.7
15.5
14.4
Shelf Material
Tempered glass
Tempered glass
Tempered glass
Spill-Proof Edges
Yes
No
Yes
Shelves
5 shelves including 1 stationary full-width shelf and 4 adjustable split shelves
5 shelves including 1 stationary full-width shelf and 4 adjustable split shelves
3 full-width shelves including 2 adjustable and 1 stationary
Total # of Drawers
3
3
3
Humidity-Controlled Drawer (Crisper)
2 (half-width)
2 (half-width)
2 (half-width)
Temperature-Controlled Meat/Deli Drawer
1 (full-width)
N/A
N/A
Door Bins
6 door bins including 2 gallon-size bins, 3 narrow bins and 1 covered dairy bin
6 door bins including 1 dairy bin and 5 gallon-size bins (Design-A-Door system)
5 door bins including 4 gallon-size bins (3 adjustable and 1 stationary) and 1 smaller bin (retractable)
Additional Storage
N/A
N/A
N/A
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)
10.0
6.9
6.2
Freezer Storage
3 tiers of storage including 2 pull-out drawers and 1 deep bin
2 pull-out drawers including 1 DuraBase™ full-width drawer and 1 wire drawer
1 flex wire shelf and 2 full-width door bins
Icemaker
Yes, it has a slim, factory-installed automatic icemaker built into the fridge door.
Yes, it has a factory-installed automatic icemaker (CustomCube™) in the freezer.
Yes, it has a factory-installed automatic icemaker in the freezer.
Bulk Ice-Making Capabilities
No
Yes, it has IcePlus™ accelerated freezing technology and can produce as much as 6 lbs of ice in 24 hours.
No
Built-in Water Filter
Yes
No
No
External Water/Ice Dispenser
Yes, it has an external water and crushed/cubed ice dispenser on the left-hand door.
N/A
N/A
Lighting
LED lighting system along the sides and top of the fridge and 2 LED lights under its doors to illuminate the freezer.
2 60W incandescent lights in the fridge and 1 40W incandescent light in the freezer
Incandescent light bulbs in the fridge only
Open Door Alert
Yes, after set amount of time
Yes, after 1 minute
None
Product Design
It is available in 3 different finishes including White (72052), Black (72059) and Stainless Steel (72053). It has smooth, contoured doors and matching handles.
It is available in 2 different finishes including Smooth White (LDC22720SW) or Stainless Steel (LDC22720ST). It has smooth, contoured doors, matching commercial handles, and hidden hinges for a sleek look.
It is available in 4 different finishes including White (M1TXEGMYW), Bisque (M1TXEGMYQ), Black (M1TXEGMYB) or Stainless Steel (M1TXEGMYS). It has a classic style with flat, textured doors.
 
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