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What is best refrigerator brand/ model ??

What is best refrigerator brand/ model ??
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Bosch

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Maybe the peltier one Great Scott made? Just enough room for a couple cans of V8 or some carrots. Perfect if you’re trying to loose weight.

Seriously though, we have an Amana that’s like 101 years old.

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the fridge is a hit-or-miss thing. You gotta buy just the right amount you need for your household. Too big you’re wasting electric bills. Too small you’re struggling to fit more than the fridge can freeze.

Skip the cold water dispenser if you want. Boil your own filtered water.

No fridge brands will provide you coverage for years since different location provides different service. Best fridge will be asking repair serviceman to see which one they enjoy servicing the most

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Most appliances today are snap-together mostly-plastic POS disposable trash that’d be lucky to survive the warranty period, sadly.

It’s a race to the bottom anyway, so just find a midrange-price donk and cross your fingers.

Eg, when I move, I’m taking the 50yo Maytag washer with me, so I don’t have the damned machine telling me how many teaspoons of water to use. If I want a full washer of scalding hot water to do one pair of sox, that’s my choice.

Still works like a champ.

One tekkie mag had/has its “Made By Monkeys” feature every month. Was shocking what brain-dead design decisions were made in all kinds of appliances, etc.

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agreed.

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Bosch

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malkoff junkie wrote:
agreed.
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Bosch

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We have everithing from bosch at our house, the stuff seems to last for ever.
our previous dishwasher was 30 years old (3 small repairs) Big Smile

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Any models that have HIGH CRI leds inside? If there is, then it’s gotta be the perfect fridge in every way.

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Does anybody have one of those high-end fridges with a screen and that can order groceries?

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Lightbringer wrote:
Most appliances today are snap-together mostly-plastic POS disposable trash that’d be lucky to survive the warranty period, sadly.

It’s a race to the bottom anyway, so just find a midrange-price donk and cross your fingers.

Eg, when I move, I’m taking the 50yo Maytag washer with me, so I don’t have the damned machine telling me how many teaspoons of water to use. If I want a full washer of scalding hot water to do one pair of sox, that’s my choice.

Still works like a champ.

One tekkie mag had/has its “Made By Monkeys” feature every month. Was shocking what brain-dead design decisions were made in all kinds of appliances, etc.

I agree, they really all suck….and don’t make the mistake and think a more expensive model will last longer. Bottom line, get the one that’s in your budget and that you like the layout. If and when it breaks, chuck it. DO NOT fix it as repairing this modern garbage only makes it worse.

I bought a Bosch dishwasher (supposed to be the best.) Failed within 5 years. Repaired it for $500. Failed again a year later.

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Kenmore/Whirlpool.

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voip wrote:
Does anybody have one of those high-end fridges with a screen and that can order groceries?

No.  Because simplicity:

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A basic cold box; frost free freezer on top, condenser coils on the back cooled by convection.  Rotary controls.  Mature tech with little to fail.  Easy to troubleshoot & service.

 

In response to OP, that's likely dependent somewhat on what part of the world you're in.  In the U.S. I'd tend toward GE/Frigidaire/Whirlpool.

 

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Even though the average refrig. only lasts about 10 or so years, adjusted for inflation they are a deal compared to the older models that lasted much longer. Same with most appliances. Stay away from the whistles and bells as stated before and look for a brand with a good track record. Be careful, older brands may not be your grandfathers brand anymore. Maytag for instance.

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Why there ain’t moonlight mode in fridges? You know like between hours 1 am to 6 am or something like that, you could adjust that of course. Are manufacturers really innovating with stupid “smart” features? I don’t need emails from my fridge saying there ain’t no milk left or looking inside of it with camera touchscreen monster which also plays music and tells me the weather. What else? Maybe calculator and some minigames too, yes really smart. NO. I only want HIGH CRI lightning, moonlight mode and cold place to put my food and drinks in that doesn’t cost arm and leg. Take notes manufacturers.

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I want my next fridge to have a strobe light go on every time I open it...or even better one that goes  on with turbo...now that'll make me think twice about sneaking in some ice cream in the middle of the night!!

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Kegerator brand when fully operational always gets good reviews.

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That’s a pretty accurate rant/condemnation.

The ‘best’ fridge may be a really old fridge – non-digital, all analogue, no features.
Our previous fridge was a GE french door, bottom freezer. Looked very nice. In 3 years the plastic on drawers, sliders and door holders was breaking. We are an old couple without teen kids, so stuff does not get slammed around.
In 5 years the door latches (both) broke. WTF! the industry knew how to make an indestructible latch 50 years ago. I partially fixed it with bamboo skewers better than it was originally made. No latch repair option, only door replacement for ~50% the price of the fridge, PLUS installation.
Then the compressor fan went out. $400 replacement. I fixed it with a 120mm computer fan powered by a 12v wall wart.
Three more years and the damn thing went completely wonky.

(Note -there is a computer control unit on these things. Replacement cost $300-400. If a service guy comes out installation will be an extra $250. Takes about 5 minutes to replace. I fixed a neighbor’s that had the on/off contacts burn. Took 2 minutes with a soldering iron.)

I have done+ massive +amounts of research on fridge reliability. It’s a sad case. They ALL have issues, bad issues. They are now 10 year disposable junk. Some are better than others.
When you have to do it, avoid every single extra feature, like water dispenser and ice makers. They are expensive disasters waiting to happen.

Like Lightbringer I have a 45 year old Maytag washer that just keeps going. Nothing, absolutely nothing made now will come close to that.

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Ragsy wrote:

I want my next fridge to have a strobe light go on every time I open it…or even better one that goes  on with turbo…now that’ll make me think twice about sneaking in some ice cream in the middle of the night!!

Also camera that takes mugshot every time someone opens the door.
No more unclear situations when beer goes missing without a trace.

Those things happen. Unsolved mysteries.

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I bought a large top freezer model LG about 5 years ago and it has been excellent. It is 50 percent bigger than my old fridge and uses half the electricity (tested with kill-a-watt meter). Saves me $5 a month. I paid about $700 for it on sale. It has an ice maker but not in the door.

The food keeps way longer in this one than in my old one, not sure why.

My only recommendation would be to avoid all the bells and whistles. You dont need a screen on the door and cameras inside. I would avoid even the water and ice on the door.

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Be careful – my parents just bought a stainless-look LG and magnets don’t stick to the front (just the sides). Preposterous.

I have a Bosch, and while it’s too small everything else is amazing.

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Ice-makers really need to be cleaned unless you want extra vitamins’n‘minerals from the slime that starts growing inside (saw one taken apart, swore I’d NEVER have ice from one of those things). And having water feeding into the fridge through thin pipe is a recipe for a major leak should something go wrong.

Even at work, the automatic icemaker had something growing inside the water-bin that I took to calling “Leetle Creeture” (gotta say it in a Russian accent). Used to show off my MH20 by opening up the lid, shining it inside, and showing LC to people nearby.

And the water from the chilled-water section just had a stank to it, too. Tasted especially nasty as-is, but you could even taste the stank from it when making lemonade or anything else with that water as the base.

Yeah… no.

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Isn’t it the Pelosi’s refrigerator ($24000)? It became very famous last year.

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It’s funny that 100% of the people that have had a particular brand last 20 years would always recommend it. Also 100% is the people that have had problems early on with a brand would never recommend it.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Ice-makers really need to be cleaned unless you want extra vitamins’n‘minerals from the slime that starts growing inside (saw one taken apart, swore I’d NEVER have ice from one of those things). And having water feeding into the fridge through thin pipe is a recipe for a major leak should something go wrong.

Even at work, the automatic icemaker had something growing inside the water-bin that I took to calling “Leetle Creeture” (gotta say it in a Russian accent). Used to show off my MH20 by opening up the lid, shining it inside, and showing LC to people nearby.

And the water from the chilled-water section just had a stank to it, too. Tasted especially nasty as-is, but you could even taste the stank from it when making lemonade or anything else with that water as the base.

Yeah… no.

The new ice makers located on the door are super problematic. If you don’t use the ice in a few days all the ice cubes melt together into one big ice mess.

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Scallywag wrote:
Be careful – my parents just bought a stainless-look LG and magnets don’t stick to the front (just the sides). Preposterous.

I have a Bosch, and while it’s too small everything else is amazing.

Yeah, magnets wont stick to mine but I like it that way. Actually means that it’s higher quality stainless, not that it really matters for a refrigerator door. Some companies use regular steel and varnish to make them look stainless. Those are the ones to avoid.

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I had the same Electrolux for 25 years. Still works.

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I bought a Danby mini fridge in late 2014, for my bedroom.

It works very well, but I don't use it hardly at all.

I got one without a freezer because those are not reliable.

When I did my research, Danby was a good brand name for mini fridges.

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Bingo it is the one Pelosi uses, costs $24000 and how good it is?

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