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LG thought out of the box on this one!
We inherited an old side by side in a house we recently bought. Not only did it not work well, it stuck way out into the room and ruined the sleek built in kitchen...Read complete review
We inherited an old side by side in a house we recently bought. Not only did it not work well, it stuck way out into the room and ruined the sleek built in kitchen look we desired. This new counter depth LG fits snugly into the space, looking almost built in, and the shiny stainless finish is a very rich look. But beyond cosmetics, this is truly a new generation refrigerator. The interior is brilliantly designed and smartly utilizes every cubic inch wisely. The LED lighting is awesome. We were worried that this refrigerator would not be quite large enough, but after a month or so we realize that due to it's design it is more than adequate. Everything is sort of in reach and line of sight. Things don't get lost in the back anymore. Out of date things are more easily spotted and discarded. Everything has it's place. 2 gallon milk jugs fit perfectly in the door for instance. Part of a shelf retracts to accommodate taller items. A small rack on the underside of the right door accommodates soda cans. I didn't even know this was there until I read the manual. With the temp and humidity controls, I am convinced that things keep longer. The temps seem very even throughout. The bottom freezer is a world of it's own, with drawers on top of drawers of varying depth, there is a place for everything, even a giant frozen turkey or large pizza. Ice cream is at the perfect temp. A little rack for small items on the top inside of the drawer front is easy to get into and would otherwise be wasted space. Probably my biggest concern with this model was the ice maker. I love the ingenious thin design, placing the compact ice maker and bin snugly in the door, and not consuming valuable internal space like most refrigerators. And I love the smaller ice cubes that seem to work and look better in drinks. But we live in a desert climate where it gets very hot and we like to have an evening cocktail or three, sometimes out in the hot sun around the pool. So I worried that this unit could not pump out enough ice for us and we would need to buy ice regularly. But the ice maker recycles quickly. We have never even come close to running out of ice. There is also a button you can push to increase ice production when you think you will be needing a lot. And just for backup, the refrigerator comes with a sturdy plastic ice bin that fits like a glove into the middle freezer drawer. So, every once in awhile, I put a few glasses full of ice from the ice maker into the reserve bin. It's now full and ready to be used in an emergency. But, alas, we have yet to need to dip into it, even when entertaining a few friends. The water and ice dispenser on the front is different than most other refrigerators too. You can put tall things, like a pitcher, under the spigot. The ice dispenses flawlessly. The whole apparatus screams "quality and precision", including LED lighting. The water stream is precise and stops on a dime, as does the ice dispensing. Push button controls with LED digits are on the front allowing such things as setting temperature settings. About the only thing I would change is the 3 produce drawers. They work very well and keep meat and produce fresh, but 2 larger drawers would provide more flexibility. A bunch of celery will not fit, for instance, and must lay on the shelf above. By my calculations, this unit will be at least 20% more energy efficient than our old one, likely more considering that it is slightly smaller and uses the latest technology and insulation. Alarms alert you if a door is ajar or left open too long. The unit runs very quietly, and is barely noticeable. The water filter works well and appears sturdy and easy to remove. A light alerts you when to replace. And the air filter? Well I've never had a refrigerator with an air filter! What a concept. Although I have not used it and hope I never have to, if there is a problem with the refrigerator, you can call LG and hold the phone up to a little speaker above the door, press a button, and the refrigerator sends an encoded tone that conveys diagnostic information to the LG rep. This will tell them what might be wrong so that when a service person does arrive, they will know what they are dealing with. Is this out of the box design or what! All in all, this is a very futuristic and well designed unit. Cramming all this capacity and all these features into a much more shallow, counter depth box is a major accomplishment. And for all that engineering and design, you do pay a little more for this unit (thus my rating of 4 stars for value). But for us, it was worth it and it is a joy to interact with this fine piece of engineering on a daily basis.
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This fridge has everything going but one major design flaw. The doors pivot out instead of an inside pivot. Because of the outside pivot we cannot place our fridge flush with the cabinets....Read complete review
This fridge has everything going but one major design flaw. The doors pivot out instead of an inside pivot. Because of the outside pivot we cannot place our fridge flush with the cabinets. If we do not move the fridge forward there is not enough clearance for the doors to open without hitting the cabinet doors. Very disappointing since the whole reason we paid more money for a counter depth fridge was to have our fridge sit flush with the cabinets.
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French doors work great in small kitchen
from San Diego
Comments about LG Stainless Steel French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator:
We researched many different brands but liked the LG best. It fits in a tight space just clearing an overhead cabinet, and the counter depth french doors take less space opening into a passageway. I love the bright lighting and the refrigerator section at eye level. The freezer is bigger than our old one and the drawers make food storage more organized. I love it and wonder now why we waited so long to replace our old one.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A few design modifications would be helpful.
Needs larger crisper drawer to accommodate celery. Two drawers rather than three for fruits and vegetables would satisfy this requirement. Moisture forms on outside of freezer drawer and ice dispenser in humid weather.
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Terrific all around
By Lucky lady
from Westfield, NY 14787, USA
Beautifully styled and engineered. Lots of fridge and freezer storage capacity. Definitely exceeded our expectations. We elected for the automatic ice and water dispenser. Glad we did. Works really well. We have seen other dispensers where the ice and water fly all over. Not this one. A true delight. Overall we are very happy and highly recommend this model.
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So far so good
from Los Angeles
I've only had this a month but I really like the usable layout and large interior. A little pricey, and the water filters and air filters are really pricey. But it keeps the food fresh better than my previous refrigerator and with the movable shelves, LED lighting, and huge doors, it's the nicest room in my house. Don't slam the doors though, close them gently.
Great fridge, but dings easily
By New Fridge Owner
from Boston, MA, USA
I love the features of this fridge and find it has plenty of space that is well utilized. The only downsides I've found are that the doors tend to slam and rattle all the jars and the stainless steel doors dent extremely easily. Before we were even done installing it and leveling it, it had 2 dents, one in the front and one in the side. They are replacing the door with the most noticeable dent, but it makes me nervous that it will just dent again.
I LOVE this fridge
from Idaho Falls, ID
I did a lot of research and tested several models. I like have the seperate ice from water dispenser. This model is so elegant looking and pretty in my small kitchen and they designed it just perfect. Love having the three seperate drawers in the freezer as well as a seperate ice storage tray in the bottom. I feel this fridge was designed for me. LG does it right. I'm a little concerned about the compressor going out, that seemed to be the biggest complaint but it has a good long warranty and that was the final deciding factor in my purchase.
Nice counter depth fridge, but could be improved
from St. Augustine, FL, USA
First, the stainless steel front is very shiny, but is resistant to fingerprints. The drawers are not layed out well. The veg/fruit should be 2 drawers, not three, so that each can be accessed by one of the exterior doors. The center drawer is too small to hold much and requires opening both door to access. Also, it cannot be set to fruit or vegetable like the other two. By contrast, the deli drawer is too big. It too should be two drawers so it can be accessed with only one door open. Due to its width, it does not slide in and out smoothly without careful pressure applied on both sides. Also, both doors have to be open to access it. That said, the rest of the layout is quite good. And, most importantly, it seems to keep consistent temperatures in the fridge and freezer. We have owned the fridge for a month, so I cannot comment on durability. Also, we do not use the ice maker since we have a separate ice machine. Overall, this is a good counter depth fridge, but not a great one.
Love the size and convenience of finding things
from Carlsbad, CA, USA
I love the lighting inside. Easy to locate items on shelves. Freezer has lots of room. Need to be sure the freezer drawer is closed because frost will form.
It will do for now
from Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA
This model replaced a 28 year old ge side by side 26.7 cu ft. I had a lot of room in the ge and back in the 80s when I purchased it, it was a counter depth. I decided on the lg because they were the only brand that made the largest. I have not had any problems though it was a tight squeeze in the freezer coming from my old side by side. The icemaker keeps up even though I am not crazy about the size of the cubes. The fridge area is just okay. It will take some getting use to. I hope in the next 2 years someone will make a counter depth like they did in the 80s which had more room.
Icemaker is terrible
from Santa Fe
After happily purchasing a LG clothes washer, LG clothes dryer, and LG dishwasher, I bought this expensive counter depth beautiful stainless refrigerator. The icemaker capacity is too small and the ice is constantly stuck up in the machine and does not perform as intended. So we have to purchase ice which is so inconvenient. I will say that the layout of the freezer is very nice. The depth of the refrigerator door shelves is narrow and many jars for condiments will not fit. This model needs to go back to the drawing board.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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