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Amana A2RXNMFWW Top-Freezer

Amana A2RXNMFWWThe Amana A2RXNMFWW refrigerator is a top freezer model with 21.9 cubic ft of space. The all-white exterior is pretty bland, but would fit in just about any kitchen. In this review of the Amana A2RXNMFWW fridge, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. Currently, this unit is being sold for around $700 – which isn’t too cheap, but still a fair price for the amount of space you get. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll get with this model: up-front temperature controls, contoured doors, adjustable door bins, deli drawer, dairy center, humidity-controlled crispers, adjustable glass shelves, hidden hinges, frost-free defrost system, and this refrigerator also has full-width freezer shelves to help keep things organized up there.

Alright, onto the negative aspects of the Amana A2RXNMFWW refrigerator. Probably the biggest issue with this model is how loud it can get. I’ve run across a number of users who confirm this. Another thing about this unit is that the cooling vent tends to freeze whatever is nearby, so don’t keep anything too close to it you don’t want frozen. Also, I wish it came with an ice maker. You can buy one separately, but it still would have been nice to get it factory-installed. A couple other things: it has no freezer light, and it’s not Energy Star certified. Other than those couple of issues, the Amana A2RXNMFWW is a pretty decent refrigerator. It’s definitely basic, yet does a fine job at what it was meant to do. Overall, I’m giving it a 3.9 / 5 star rating.

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Frigidaire FRT18IL6JB Review

Frigidaire FRT18IL6JBThe Frigidaire FRT18IL6JB refrigerator is a small top freezer model, which has just 18.2 cubic ft of space. The all-black exterior gives it a pretty classy look. In this review of the Frigidaire FRT18IL6JB fridge, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. Currently, this unit is selling for around $475, which is actually a decent price for this size range. Here’s a rundown of features found on this model: two humidity controlled crispers, spill-safe glass shelves, adjustable door bins with gallon storage, Never Clean condenser, fixed freezer door bins, factory installed ice maker, and this refrigerator is also Energy Star qualified. For a unit of this size and price, this is actually a fair amount of features.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Frigidaire FRT18IL6JB refrigerator. One problem that seems to be common amongst users is that this model tends to be noisy. Another issue is that the freezer is very small. One of the main reasons it feels so small is because of the factory installed ice maker – however, I’m not sure that I would want to give that up. A few users have had the unit break down after a couple months, but I think that is more of a fluke than anything. Overall, there’s not a lot wrong with the Frigidaire FRT18IL6JB refrigerator. If they could just fix the issue with the noise, it would be a spectacular unit. As is, I can only give this model a 4 / 5 star rating, which is still very respectable.

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Hotpoint HTJ18GCTSA Small Yet Functional

Hotpoint HTJ18GCTSAThe Hotpoint HTJ18GCTSA refrigerator is a top freezer model, which has just 18.2 cubic ft of space. While the exterior is not true stainless steel, it still looks great. In this review of the Hotpoint HTJ18GCTSA fridge, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of this model, then decide if it’s worth buying. This model is quite small, so it would probably work best for single people or couples. Once you start getting into the 3-4 member family range, this unit will feel very cramped. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll get with this model: can storage in the door shelf, factory-installed ice maker, clear crisper drawers, snack drawer, adjustable glass shelves, gallon door bins, and a Never Clean condenser. This refrigerator is also Energy Star compliant, so it should do a decent job at keeping your energy bills lower.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Hotpoint HTJ18GCTSA refrigerator. Probably the main problem I have with this unit is that the freezer seems so tiny, especially with the ice maker in there. Don’t get me wrong, I love having an ice maker – however, it’s very hard to give up space for it. A couple other things I wish it had: a freezer light, adjustable door bins, a filter for the ice, humidity-controlled crispers, and spill proof shelves. I know most of these things you wouldn’t expect a cheaper model to have – so it’s not a huge loss. I think the Hotpoint HTJ18GCTSA refrigerator is a winner, as far as function goes. I do think the freezer is a little small for my liking and a couple improvements could have been added, but overall it’s a very nice little unit. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.

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GE GTH21SCXSS – Stainless Steel Top-Freezer Model

GE GTH21SCXSSThe GE GTH21SCXSS refrigerator is a top freezer model with 21 cubic ft of space. The stainless steel exterior gives this model a nice touch. In this review of the GE GTH21SCXSS fridge, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. First off, it’s always nice when you find a smaller unit that still has the elegance of a higher-end stainless steel model. But beyond the physical exterior, here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on board: humidity controlled crispers, snack pan, factory-installed ice maker, adjustable and spill resistant glass shelves, gallon door storage, illuminated temperature controls, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. With a nearly $1,000 price tag, you would expect that this refrigerator have some quality features – and for the most part, it delivers on that expectation.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the GE GTH21SCXSS refrigerator. While I really enjoy having the ice maker, it can be noisy at times. It also takes up some valuable space in the freezer, and can make it feel a little cramped. Another thing I don’t like is that there is no light in the freezer. Also, I wish the door bins were adjustable. All in all, I do still like the GE GTH21SCXSS refrigerator. It’s probably a little pricey for what you get, but not unreasonable. Even with it’s issues, I’m giving it a 4.2 / 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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Frigidaire FRT21IL6JM Review

Frigidaire FRT21IL6JMThe Frigidaire FRT21IL6JM refrigerator is a top freezer model, with 20.6 cubic ft of space. Although the exterior is not true stainless steel, it still looks pretty nice. In this review of the Frigidaire FRT21IL6JM fridge, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses – then we can determine if it’s worth purchasing. First off, I have to mention that the $600 price is very reasonable. This will definitely be one of it’s best assets. Here’s a rundown of some of it’s other nice features: factory installed ice maker, two humidity-controlled crispers, clear dairy door and deli drawer, gallon door bins, a full-width freezer shelf, Never Clean condenser, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. For the most part, this is a very basic refrigerator. However, it does have a couple features are not always included with cheaper units.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Frigidaire FRT21IL6JM refrigerator. One thing that’s unfortunate about this model is that you can tell it’s made with pretty low-grade materials. For the most part, this only affects the cosmetic stuff and not anything more serious. Although, there are a couple users who have had problems with this model not cooling properly. Another thing I don’t like is that it does not have a freezer light. This is especially annoying when trying searching for frozen items in dim lighting. All in all, there’s not a lot else that can go wrong with the Frigidaire FRT21IL6JM refrigerator. I do wish the door bins were adjustable, and a couple other minor things like that. I’m going to give this model a 3.7 / 5 star rating, I think it’s a fine unit for how much you pay.

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Amana A9RXNMFWS Review

Amana A9RXNMFWSThe Amana A9RXNMFWS refrigerator is a small top freezer model, with only 19 cubic ft of space. The exterior is actual stainless steel, so that helps a lot with it’s stylish looks. In this review of the Amana A9RXNMFWS fridge, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then decide if it’s worth the near $800 price tag. The black trim around the doors is nice, but I almost wish the entire thing was stainless. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll get with this unit: spill-saver glass shelves, adjustable door bins, deli drawer, dairy center, humidity-controlled crispers, up front temperature controls, and a wire freezer shelf. The interior is pretty basic on this refrigerator, but that’s pretty common for a model of this size and cost. The half-width glass shelves are a nice touch.

Alright, onto the negative aspects of the Amana A9RXNMFWS refrigerator. For one thing, I wish it had a factory installed ice maker. However, you at least have the option to purchase it separately. Another thing is that it’s not Energy Star qualified. This doesn’t necessarily mean it will use a lot more electricity than your old unit – however, it will use more than the average of this size. Also, I don’t like the fact that there is no freezer light. This can make it difficult to find items in dim lighting. Overall, the Amana A9RXNMFWS is a no-frills refrigerator – or an almost no-frills model, but you get the idea. It’s very basic, yet looks nice and does a decent job with everything it’s meant to do. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.

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Whirlpool ET1CHEXVB Review

Whirlpool ET1CHEXVBThe Whirlpool ET1CHEXVB refrigerator is a top freezer model, with 21 cubic ft of space. The all-black exterior and finish gives it a pretty classy look. In this review of the Whirlpool ET1CHEXVB fridge, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $700 price tag. With a great price and classy exterior it has a nice start, but now we’ll take a closer look at the features on this unit: adjustable gallon door bins, factory installed ice maker, clear meat pan, humidity-controlled crispers, adjustable and spill catcher glass shelves, reversible door swing, full-width freezer shelf, and this refrigerator is also Energy Star qualified. For a cheaper model, this is actually not a bad set of features.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Whirlpool ET1CHEXVB refrigerator. While I like having the factory installed ice maker, it tends to be a little noisy and it also takes up some valuable freezer space. However, I think I would rather have it than not. I also wish the door bins were clear so you could see inside them more easily. Lastly, I wish the ice water was filtered. There really isn’t much else to complain about with the Whirlpool ET1CHEXVB – I think it’s a pretty solid refrigerator. Overall, I’m giving this basic, yet dependable model a 4.4 / 5 star rating.

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GE GTH21KCXBB Review

GE GTH21KCXBBThe GE GTH21KCXBB refrigerator is a top freezer model with 21 cubic ft of space. The exterior is pretty basic, having an all-black hue to it. In this review of the GE GTH21KCXBB fridge, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model. One great thing about this unit – it’s actually very reasonably priced, currently selling for around $775. Here’s a rundown of the features you’ll get with this model: factory installed ice maker, Energy Star compliant, adjustable spill-proof glass shelves, snack drawer, humidity controlled crispers, never clean condenser, and it also has upfront controls. What’s great about this refrigerator is that it has more features and space than most 18 cubic ft models at a very similar price. So in essence you’re getting more for less.

Now we’ll go over the negative aspects of the GE GTH21KCXBB refrigerator. First off, while I love the ice maker in the freezer, it doesn’t leave too much room if you have a lot of frozen goods. A couple other things I’m not a fan of: it can be noisy at times, there is not filter for the ice maker, and the gallon door bins are not adjustable. In all fairness, these are pretty common and somewhat minor issues. Even though the GE GTH21KCXBB is a pretty basic refrigerator, I’m giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating. It gives about the most bang for your buck, against any similar model out there.

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Whirlpool ET8WTEXVQ Review

Whirlpool ET8WTEXVQThe Whirlpool ET8WTEXVQ refrigerator is a fairly small top freezer model, with just 18.3 cubit ft of space. The exterior is a very standard white color. In this review of the Whirlpool ET8WTEXVQ fridge, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the near $700 price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: clear meat pan, Energy Star qualified, fixed door storage, adjustable wire shelves, clear crispers, reversible door swing, and Accu-chill temperature management system. And even though this refrigerator does not come with an ice maker, you do have the option of installing one yourself. As you can see, this model does not have a lot of extras.

OK, onto the negative side of the Whirlpool ET8WTEXVQ refrigerator. First off, I’m not a big fan of wire shelving. I wish they could have installed any style of glass shelving in place of the wire. Also, it would have been a nice touch if they had included a factory installed ice maker. A few other things I don’t like: the door bins are not adjustable, there’s no light in the freezer, and there’s no egg bin. I know you can’t expect a ton of features on a cheaper model, but a couple of these things seem so standard that they should have been included. While I think the Whirlpool ET8WTEXVQ runs great, I just can’t help thinking it’s lacking a few basic features. Overall, I’m giving this refrigerator a 3.8 / 5 star rating.