Need a good refrigerator (vent)

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Need a good refrigerator (vent)
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Tue, 03-23-2010 - 8:02pm

I hate my refrigerator and do not want to repeat my mistake. What should I get?


Here are my apparently very difficult criteria: I would like an appliance that keeps my cold food cold and my frozen food frozen. Also, it shouldn't break down.


Thanks


--Ashley, who is currently storing her milk in the shed, because it is colder than her

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Registered: 03-08-2010
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 8:09pm
Oh no!!! I have a pretty new Kenmore (3 years old). Nothing fancy though but have been happy with it.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 8:38pm

I have only had positive experiences with Kenmore products. I have a Kenmore washer and dryer now, as well as a Kenmore Elite dishwasher that I bought to replace my piece o'crap Fisher Paykel model.


In 1993, we bought a house that came with a K washer and dryer. We used them with no problems, then left them for the next owner when we sold that house. We went back to visit them a few weeks ago, and they are still using the same washer and dryer.


When we redid this kitchen in 2001, the store we went to didn't sell Kenmore, which is why I ended up with the GE. But if they make a built in, I might be interested!

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Registered: 03-08-2010
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 8:58pm
When we gutted and re-did our kitchen, we got a "package" deal of Kenmore appliances from Sears. Love them all :)
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Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 11:45pm

Well, they don't get great reviews, but I actually really love my Frigidaire (prior to that I had a Whirlpool--really basic model--that I liked, too). I got a double door model, but it's narrow (for a double door style). it's 6 years old now and I haven't had a bit of trouble with it. It does run louder than the model it replaced, but we're not talking jet engines or on par with a cheap dishwasher or anything.

My dishwasher is a Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner II--it's 10 or 11 years old and I LOOOOOOOOOVE it. It's very quiet (I had a basic model Whirlpool before that cleaned well, but you couldn't run it and watch TV or have a conversation at the same time).

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Sat, 03-27-2010 - 2:41pm

I really like whirlpool appliances.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 03-27-2010 - 7:28pm
The guy who came to (sort of) fix my (still somewhat broken) fridge also said that Whirlpool was good. But he also said that most modern refrigerators are too complicated and have too many things that could break, so none last very long, even Sub-Zero.
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Registered: 10-22-2009
Sun, 03-28-2010 - 1:22pm

I have gone

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 03-28-2010 - 5:20pm

Our last fridge was I think a Whirlpool (although it possibly a Frigidaire). The issue we kept having was with the in the door ice/water dispenser. It would freeze up and to thaw it out we would have to turn the refrigerator off for 2-3 days to thaw. The repairman that came out the first time it happened said that it was normal, just a quirk of in door dispensers. The third time it happened was last fall. We did not want to deal with the hassle of having to rent a refrigerator like we did for the previous time and the temp on that fridge was always at the very border of being in the safe zone the entire time we had it so we got rid of it. We got a new fridge that does not have an in the door ice/water dispenser. The convenience that it gave us when it worked was not worth the hassle of when it did not work.

We replaced it with a Samsung freezer on the bottom, french doors on top. We have only had it since Nov so I know nothing about the durability but I love it. DH was the one who first brought up the freezer on the bottom idea and I was not too sure about it but ended up loving it.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 3:05pm
hello!! well, we have a stainless steel frigidaire. we bought it from a rent-to-own place 2 1/2 years ago. our old one up and died one morning.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 3:31pm

I am currently renting a fridge that is out in our barn. It's such fun to trek out there for milk every morning.


It looks like there's no such thing as a reliable refrigerator anymore. They are all complicated with computer parts that break easily. I'm hoping our attempt to fix this one

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