Great value side-by-side refrigerator with automatic ice maker and lots of room to store food for a big family.
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Pro Great value
It is very rare to find a refrigerator with such large capacity under $1000.
Pro Convenient food placement
Side-by-side layout allows to put the food that you reach for most often (both in the refrigerator and the freezer) at your eye-level, so you don’t have to reach down.
Pro Very large capacity
With total capacity of 26 cu. ft. this fridge can store food for a family of 5-6 people.
Pro Automatic ice and water dispenser
You get cubed ice and filtered drinking water with a push of a button.
Pro Spill-proof shelves in the refrigerator compartment
Plastic shelves in the refrigerator compartment are easily cleaned from smudges, and the edges are elevated to contain spills.
Con Large energy consumption
If you’re looking to cut on energy consumption, this refrigerator isn’t for you. Large size and additional features – ice and water dispenser and filters, raise the power consumption of this refrigerator to 709 kWH per year, almost 1.5 more than most Energy Star rated refrigerators of similar capacity.
Con Ice dispenser can’t be locked
There is no child lock on the ice dispenser, which is a major drawback if you have small kids at home who could decide to play with the ice/water dispenser while you're at work and create a real mess in the kitchen.
Con Hard-to-clean freezer shelves
The wired shelves in the freezer are pretty hard to clean if you spilled something, plus they let whatever got spilled to drip down through the holes.
Con Cumbersome installation and maintenance
You need to plan carefully where you place your refrigerator. It has to be hooked up with your plumbing in order for you to use the water and ice dispenser. The built-in water filters will require regular replacement. You also have to remember that these devices tend to malfunction and break quite frequently and so, will require periodic repairs.
Con Bad customer support
Frigidaire have received many complaints about poor customer service. Most of them have to do with the company being reluctant to exchange a broken fridge or give a refund.