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brooklynmasala Jul 16, 2006 03:18 PM

I am looking into buying a new fridge and since I live in a small apt. I am looking at the 17.3 cubic ft. size. Anyone have experience with Fisher & Paykel refrigerators?

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    dimples Jul 18, 2006 09:33 PM

    Are you talking about the one with the freezer on the bottom? If so, we just bought one very recently (it was installed last week) and so far so good-we are very happy. It doesn't have an icemaker but we didn't really care about that. It is a very simple design as opposed to some of the others that have alot of specific nooks and cranies, which is something we liked about it. Also it was very reasonable price wise. Any specific questions?

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      ruthie_1000 Jul 20, 2006 04:50 PM

      I am also looking at that fridge. We liked similar features (great simple design, compact, etc.) but I am hesitant only because of the low rating that Consumer Reports gave it. Salespeople seem to think it is solid, but I really want the veggies to stay crisp in the drawers. Is it keeping things cold? Does your lettuce make it longer than a day? Is it loud? Has it been hard to get used to freezer drawers? Does a head of romaine even fit in the veggie drawer?

      For others that are still looking - have you found anything size (close to counter depth) and price (under 1500) comparable? Other than an LG, the F&P seems to be the most straightforward thing out there.

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        dimples Jul 22, 2006 07:30 PM

        We are still renovating our kitchen (and so haven't purchasae large amounts of food) so I can't answer completely but the fruit/vegetable drawers seem large enough. They have variable humidity so the fruit can get differing amounts of humididy then the veges. I can see the freezer could be a bit of a pain because you have to open the door and then pull out the drawer, but I'm sure we'll get used to it. I still like the clean design It is staying very cold.

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      mafaghi Jul 19, 2006 10:42 AM

      Hi there,
      I am buying a Fisher&Paykel Fridge, bottom freezer. Could you please share with me some feedback about this?

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        dimples Jul 19, 2006 10:48 AM

        I just did to "Brooklynmasala." What exactly did you want to know?

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