Side-by-Side Refrigerator Question
- BoardSMITH Apr 24, 2013 04:17 PM
If you had $2500 to spend on a side-by-side refrigerator, what brand would it be? Forget Samsung and LG. Both are pigs! I'm getting rid of a crappy Samsung and will not consider it or LG.
The GE profile line has worked well for me and several others that I know of. The only thing that doesn't work well is the water filter, dispenser is very slow.
I loved our Whirlpool Gold - probably cost less than $2500 when we bought it in 2006, though. It was the biggest model they made (26 cu ft?) and the ice-maker was on the freezer door, not taking up valuable space. I miss that fridge, and the house we had it in.... :(
Downsides: we had to lay down on the floor to change the water filter (in the grill) and we had to get a heater installed so that the icemaker water line wouldn't freeze every couple months.
Purchased a 30 cu ft Whirlpool Gold last night. Ice maker is in the door, water filter is more conveniently placed for changing and other features. The downside is the new model will not be available until June so we are waiting. The old Samsung will have to soldier on until then.
Our complaint with the Samsung was water leaking into the refrigerator compartment. A&E service changed almost everything associated with the upper cooling coil and was not able to stop the leaking. Samsung and A&E know it to be a chronic problem with the french door units yet Samsung has turned a blind eye to the problem.
I'm happy with my Sears Kenmore Elite. Although I don't think I'll buy another side by side. Now that I'm only drinking water from our Berkey water filter I have no need for the water in the door and I've found that side by side is too narrow for my tastes. I'm thinking of selling it and getting a fridge only for the kitchen. I also have freezer and a second fridge freezer combo in the garage anyway.