K.D. asks from Greenville, TX on February 23, 2011
Buying a New Refrigerator
Want to know experiences you have had with your refrigerator, good and bad. I am about to move and will need to purchase one. Please tell me brands that you love and what brands to avoid, THANKS!
M.W. answers from Philadelphia on February 24, 2011
I like my GE profile. It has all the bells and whistles. Freezer is a bit small, I would get one with freezer on the bottom next time. However, having said that, I would definitely get the service plan. If you get one with ice dispenser and water dispencer in the door...DEFINITELY get the service plan. It is all computerized and can be very costly. My water stopped coming out and I called a technician...I have a service plan...after the second visit he said we needed a new door. All covered. Yeah!
M.C. answers from Minneapolis on February 24, 2011
We just bought a whirlpool Gold 26.5 cu feet, we are a family of five...it is a beast, seriously but we need it...as far as whirl pool I really like it...my worst issue with it is every couple of times a day it sounds like a plane is taking off or a race car starting. lol something like that...not supper loud just a crazy sound like that. anywho love the sixth sense.
G.B. answers from Oklahoma City on February 23, 2011
We just bought a new fridge and I had a hard time deciding what to get. I wanted the French doors, my husband had lots of health issues and bending over to get stuff out og the fridge is one thing we could fix.
We needed to be able to put some sort of lock on it due to a 4 year old trying to hide inside the old one and imitate the opening credits on AFV. So we ended up getting a side by side so we could wrap a ratchet style locking device around both handles. I love the versitility and convenience of large storage areas and room on the door for milk by the gallons and gallons.
J.K. answers from Anchorage on February 24, 2011
I love my GE side by side fridge. Got it at lowes. Recently my MIL purchased a fridge ( same brand) that has the freezer on the bottom. She likes it, but also prefers the side by side. She says that it seems that the bottom freezer dosent have much room and it's not back friendly. Make sure you take good measurements and keep the depth of the fridge in mind. We once made that mistake. The fride fit in nice, but it stuck out farther than the counter,and out kitchen was very small at that time, so we had to return it. Happy fridge searching!!!
A.P. answers from Los Angeles on February 23, 2011
I will suggest if you have or will have a decent amount of freezing, do not get a bottom drawer freezer, not enough room and cant keep things organized...
A.D. answers from Dallas on February 25, 2011
Don't recommend a GE side by side - we've had many problems with the water line for the dispenser freezing - they even installed and extra heater to try to keep the problem from happening again. I just happened again about 2 months ago. We aren't the only ones that have had problems with our GE fridge that I know of either - have some friends with issues with the water dispense and my brother just happily got rid of his.
L.L. answers from Tyler on February 24, 2011
We bought GE appliances to go into our new house 7 years ago. We wouldn't go with them again because of our experiences with them. The side-by-side refrigerator was a lemon. There was an alert on it for a malfunctioning mother board early on. After it was supposed to be fixed with another mother board the original problem the first one created was no longer an issue but it never worked properly after that. The freezer didn't freeze properly and built up frost and glaciers from melting. The ice would build up and throw the fan out of balance. When the noise got too unbearable we would have to take everything out, get all of the ice and frost build up off of it, put it in coolers, turn the unit off, let it defrost, completely thaw it out, and clean up the sopping wet mess. It was ridiculous. We called for repair service several times and the problem never got resolved. It finally just quit working altogether last month. We just replaced it with an almost identical Whirlpool and so far we love it. It is the same size as the old one but somehow has a roomier interior. Best wishes for your move, getting settled and enjoying your new home:)
S.R. answers from Pittsburgh on February 24, 2011
We bought a Frigidaire gallery fridge back in November and I love it. Be sure to measure the width, height and depth as it could make a difference where you need to place it. I love the adjustable door shelves and adjustable shelves, one shelf is a split one and that is nice to have. We had adjustable door shelves in our old home, we moved last summer and the fridge in our new home (fridge was 11 years old), and the shelves were fixed in place. I didn't realize how much I missed that, the freezer part of the fridge died in Nov and we had to buy a new fridge right away. I knew some of the features that I wanted!
L.C. answers from Jackson on February 24, 2011
We have a Maytag side by side. We got it used but almost new. I really like it however our regular repairman hates this brand! We just had him out to fix it yesterday and he, again, told me how much he dislikes a Maytag. They have more frequent repairs. He also told me that if I buy a new one, I likely won;t get more than 5 years out of any brand? I hope that is crazy because we have had this one for 5 years and it was 5 years old when we got it. (Only used for two.) He fixes all brands and recommends Whirlpool. That is what we will get or maybe a GE when this one bites the dust. I don't know about in your area but, when I was looking yesterday Sears had the best selection. Good luck shopping.
T.W. answers from Dallas on February 25, 2011
We LOVE our Samsung that we got about 6 mos ago, except for the ice maker!!! I'm constantly picking up ice off the floor.