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Amana ABB2221WEW Review

Amana ABB2221WEWThe Amana ABB2221WEW refrigerator is a bottom freezer model, with nearly 22 cubic ft of space. The all-white exterior is nothing too exciting, but that’s just my opinion. In this review of the Amana ABB2221WEW fridge, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then decide if it’s worth the $800 price tag. First off, here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this unit: gallon door storage, two humidity-controlled crispers, a gliding freezer basket, Temp Assured freshness controls, dairy center, reversible door swing, glass shelves, and it’s also Energy Star compliant. I wouldn’t say there is anything on this refrigerator that is too unique, but it does at least cover the basics, plus a few extras. I do really like the freshness controls, they’re very easy to use and understand.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Amana ABB2221WEW refrigerator. For one thing, it seems to be a little noisier than a lot of other units of this price and size. I also wish it had a factory-installed ice maker. On the other hand, it would probably make the freezer seem pretty cramped if one was in there. It also would have been nice to have a compartment for eggs. There isn’t a lot else to complain about with this unit, mainly because it’s a pretty basic model to begin with. Overall, I do like the Amana ABB2221WEW refrigerator – it does an admirable job at what it was designed to do. I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating.

Maytag MBF2258XEW Review

Maytag MBF2258XEWThe Maytag MBF2258XEW refrigerator is a bottom freezer model with 21.9 cubic ft of space. The all-white exterior is pretty average – however, I do like the finish on it. In this review of the Maytag MBF2258XEW fridge, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. While the exterior is nothing too special, it’s at least built well. Here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this unit: factory installed ice maker, adjustable deli drawer, a glide-out freezer drawer, spill catcher glass shelves, gallon door bins, electronic temperature controls, reversible door swing, upper and lower sliding freezer baskets, and this unit also uses 10 percent less energy than the Energy Star qualifications require. Currently, you can buy this refrigerator for just over $1,000. For the features you get and the size it is, this is a slightly above-average price tag.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Maytag MBF2258XEW refrigerator. One thing that I’ve noticed is that the space seems a little cramped. The ice maker in the freezer is great, but it does take up some valuable space. Another thing, I wish it had humidity controlled crispers. These are especially nice if you buy a lot of fruits and vegetables. Overall, I don’t have a lot to complain about with this unit. You can expect it to do a good job at what it’s designed to do. While the Maytag MBF2258XEW refrigerator doesn’t have a lot of extra space or features, it does at least cover the basics well. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.

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Best Refrigerators 2010

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In this post I’m going to give a rundown of 6 of the best refrigerators 2010 has to offer. Each fridge is rated on performance, durability, style, features, and of course price. Below you’ll find the 6 models in their specific categories.

Best Refrigerators 2010 Top Freezer Category – The Kenmore 6997 is the highest ranked for this category. This model is 19 cubic ft and has a sleek titanium steel exterior, is Energy Star certified, has an ice maker, runs very quietly, resists fingerprints and is priced at just $880. Unfortunately, it does not have a freezer light.  LG LTC22350 is our second choice for best refrigerators 2010 in the top freezer category. This model is a little more spacious, at 22.1 cubic ft. Here are a few features you’ll find: stainless steel construction, ice maker, contoured doors, Energy Star rated and runs quietly. You can purchase this refrigerator for around $840.

Best Refrigerators 2010 Bottom Freezer Category (including French Door) – The Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV is a 24.8 cubic ft, stainless steel (available in other colors as well), french door model. It’s currently being sold for $1,550. The features on the GX5FHTXV include: ice maker, spill-proof shelves, PuR water filtration system, runs quiet, Energy Star rated and is built with quality materials. The Samsung RF266AE is our second choice for best refrigerators 2010 in this category. It is a little more spacious at 26 cubic ft, and is currently being sold for around $1,400. A few features that buyers rave about: it has lots of space, water dispenser inside, ice maker, it runs quietly, spill-proof glass shelves, twin cooling system and it’s Energy Star rated.

Best Refrigerators 2010 Side-by-Side Category – The Whirlpool Gold GS5VHAXWY is a 25.6 cubic ft side-by-side refrigerator. It is a stainless steel model, which seems to be constructed of top quality material. A few great features on this model: external water and ice dispensers, LCD contol panel, SpillGuard glass shelves, temp controlled meat pan, Energy Star rated and Sylvania interior lighting. It can be purchased for around $1,450. The GE GSH22JFX is a 22 cubic ft model with great use of space. It is available in 3 different colors, but not in stainless steel. A few features found on this refrigerator are: external temperature controls with child lock, external water and ice dispensers, adjustable door bins, spill-proof glass shelves, AutoEnergy saver, deluxe quiet design, and a GE water filtration system. It can be purchased for right around $900.

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GE GDSS0KCXSS Review

GE GDSS0KCXSSThe GE GDSS0KCXSS refrigerator is a bottom freezer model, with just over 20 cubic ft of space. The stainless steel exterior gives it an elegant touch. In this review of the GE GDSS0KCXSS fridge, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of owning this model. This unit costs right around $1,250 – so, it’s definitely not the cheapest, especially for the amount of space you get. Here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on this model: snack drawer, bright Reveal lighting, a two-level freezer storage system, factory installed ice maker, upfront temperature controls, humidity controlled crispers, four glass shelves, gallon door storage, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. As you can see, this refrigerator does come with a few extra features – considering that most other models of this size are very basic. I especially like the snack drawer, and that it comes with an ice maker. The lighting is also exceptional for a less expensive model.

OK, now let’s go over the negative aspects of the GE GDSS0KCXSS refrigerator. I’m not a huge fan of the two-compartment system in the freezer. The items put in the bottom shelf are a little hard to get to. Also, the freezer is quite a bit smaller than I am used to. Another thing I wish they could change is the sides. I wish they made the entire thing stainless steel, and not just the front of the unit. A couple other things that people complain about: the door handles being a little cheap, and the door storage not getting adequately cooled. I think if the GE GDSS0KCXSS refrigerator were priced a little lower, I would like it a lot more. However, it does quite a few issues as it’s currently being sold. With that in mind, I can only give this model a 3.7 / 5 star rating.

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GE GBSC0HBXWW Review

GE GBSC0HBXWWThe GE GBSC0HBXWW refrigerator is a bottom freezer model with just over 20 cubic ft of space. The current price of this model is right around $800. In this review of the GE GBSC0HBXWW fridge, we’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this unit then decide if it’s worth the money. As far as appearance goes, it seems to be very tall and skinny-looking. The all-white exterior is OK, but nothing out of the ordinary. Here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on this model: bright interior lighting, gallon door bins, adjustable glass shelves, snack pan, two vegetable crispers, a NeverClean condenser, and up-front temperature controls. I wouldn’t say this refrigerator has a lot of extras, but it at least has the basics covered. I think the lighting is exceptional, and I like the split glass shelves as well.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the GE GBSC0HBXWW refrigerator. A couple things I wish this model had: an ice maker, spill-proof glass shelves, and adjustable door bins. I know these things are not really necessary, but it does make it a lot more attractive to buy. A couple users have had problems with it breaking down after a few months, but I think this is pretty unusual. The overwhelming majority of owners really like the GE GBSC0HBXWW. This refrigerator is very basic, yet it does a good job with everything it was designed to do. Overall, I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.

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Maytag MBR2258XES Review

Maytag MBR2258XESThe Maytag MBR2258XES refrigerator is a stylish bottom freezer model, with 21.9 cubic ft of space. This model is currently priced right around $1,300. In this review of the Maytag MBR2258XES fridge, we’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the asking price. One thing I really like is the stainless steel exterior, which I think helps give it a classy look. Here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this model: adjustable deli drawer, gallon door bins, spill-catcher glass shelves, a factory installed ice maker, glide-out freezer drawer, dairy compartment, electronic temperature controls, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. I wouldn’t consider this an excessive amount of features on this refrigerator, but it at least covers the basics.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Maytag MBR2258XES refrigerator. A couple things that can get annoying: the ice maker is a bit noisy at times, the exterior gets marked up with fingerprints very easily, and the freezer drawer can be a little hard to pull out at times. I wouldn’t say there is anything huge that stands out on this model – just a few little issues. Overall, I’m quite impressed with this unit, even though it’s a little on the small side. I’m going to give the Maytag MBR2258XES refrigerator a 4.5 / 5 star rating, which is one of the highest marks that this manufacturer has produced.

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Amana ABB2222FED Review

Amana ABB2222FEDThe Amana ABB2222FED refrigerator is a mid-range bottom freezer model with 21.9 cubic ft of space. The exterior is not true stainless steel, but it’s pretty good imitation. In this review of the Amana ABB2222FED fridge, I’ll be going over this model’s best and worst assets. First off, let’s go over what is good about this model, starting with it’s features: adjustable spill-saver glass shelves, adjustable gallon door bins, a dairy center and deli drawer, a glide-out freezer basket, Temp Assure freshness controls, Energy Star qualified, and two humidity-controlled crispers. With a price of around $1,200 – this is not a bad set of features.

Next I’ll go over the potential negative aspects of the Amana ABB2222FED refrigerator. First off, I really wish this model came with an ice maker. I know it’s supposed to be an “extra”, but it sure would have been nice to include standard (yes, I know you can buy it). I also wish it had an egg bin and and ice rack – for those of us who don’t get the optional ice maker. Lastly, the Amana ABB2222FED fridge is definitely louder than the average model. It’s not deafeningly loud, but just enough to be a slight nuisance. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating, because it’s still a good refrigerator.

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GE GBSC0HCXWW Review

GE GBSC0HCXWWThe GE GBSC0HCXWW refrigerator is a fairly small bottom-freezer model, with just over 20 cubic ft of space. The white exterior isn’t stunning, but it’s not bad to look at either. In this review of the GE GBSC0HCXWW fridge, I’ll be going over this model’s best and worst features. First off, here’s a rundown of it’s best features: factory-installed ice maker, humidity controlled crispers, Energy Star qualified, snack pan, gallon door bins, adjustable glass shelves, Reveal lighting, curved doors with hidden hinges, and a NeverClean condenser. This refrigerator sells for just $800, which is a pretty good price when you account for it’s features.

Now I’ll go over the negative aspects of the GE GBSC0HCXWW refrigerator. One of the biggest complaints by users of this model is that the freezer space is very limited. The ice maker is largely to blame for this, but it would be fairly small even without it. Also, this isn’t the quietest fridge out there. I know it’s supposed to be a deluxe quiet design model, but that doesn’t mean all noise is gone. Another issue with the GE GBSC0HCXWW refrigerator is that some of the interior plastic seems a little cheap. Lastly, I think stuff stored in the back of the freezer is impossible to get to, unless you crawl half way in there. Overall, I’m giving this model a 3.7 / 5 star rating.

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KitchenAid KBRS19KTBL Review

KitchenAid KBRS19KTBLThe KitchenAid KBRS19KTBL refrigerator is on the small side, as far as bottom-freezer models go – it’s only 18.5 cubic ft. In this review, I’ll go over the KitchenAid KBRS19KTBL fridge’s best features and also its poorest features. As far as exterior looks go, this model is superb. Here’s a list of what you’ll find on the inside: adjustable SpillClean glass shelves, humidity-controlled crispers, egg bin, dairy locker, FreshChill temperature management system, gallon door bin and a can rack. It is also Energy Star qualified, which is definitely a plus. For such a small refrigerator, this model has quite a few extra features.

Unfortunately, the KitchenAid KBRS19KTBL fridge does have a few negative aspects as well. The first is the $1,250 price tag. This is very high compared to other models in this size range. I realize you are getting a lot more features with this model, so it does justify the price somewhat. Another complaint is that it’s a little too deep – meaning, it can be difficult to reach stuff way in the back of the refrigerator. Last issue I have with the KitchenAid KBRS19KTBL is that it can show fingerprints rather easily. Not as much as the stainless steel version, but it can still be pretty bad. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4.3 / 5 star rating.

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LG LBC22520SW Review

LG LBC22520SWThe LG LBC22520SW refrigerator is a 22.4 cubic ft bottom freezer model, with a very stylish white-colored exterior. In this review of the LG LBC22520SW fridge, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of owning this model. As I mentioned a bit ago, I really love the exterior on this model – the finish is very high quality and the handles are made with commercial grade metal. A few other features you’ll find on this refrigerator include: digital temperature controls, Energy Star compliant, split tempered glass shelves, multi-air flow cooling, accelerated ice freezing, a snack bin, and adjustable door bins.

There are a couple smaller issues with the LG LBC22520SW refrigerator. First off, a number of people complain about the ice-maker being loud or about the fridge being loud in general. Second is that the door is a bit cumbersome to flip around. Not a huge deal, but it is annoying none-the-less. We would have also liked to see another shelf in the door and an LED temp display. All in all, the LG LBC22520SW fridge is well worth the $800 you spend on it. I’m giving it a 4/5 star rating.