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May 7, 2009 05:16 AM

Refrigerator - Bottom Freezer: Drawer or Door?

We are going to buy a new refrigerator. I would like to get something with a bottom freezer, but I don't know which is best, a drawer or door model? Anyone have a preference? Why? Thanks.

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  1. Every one I've yet seen is a drawer, which most folks seem to like fine. No first hand experience though.

    1. You do more bending/squatting with a door than a drawer, so if you need to work on your glutes then a door is a good option. A drawer is more convenient.

      1. I've never seen a bottom-freezer model that uses a door, have you?

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        1. re: Buckethead

          Our Amana (made in Iowa before the Whilrpool acquisition) has a door. It replaced an earlier Amana bottom-freezer refrigerator that also had a door for the freezer.

        2. Definitely a drawer is preferable for good body mechanics. Most of the units built now are drawer..however you do still see some door models. When the bottom freezer mount first appeared..Door models were all you seemed to see.

          1. Drawer is more energy efficient.