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Old 04-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Need help picking a stainless side by side


The new house lacks a fridge but has a stainless oven so we are in the market for a stainless side by side (ice/water) fridge.

I was shopping at Lows and saw I can get either:
NEW, for $999 in store
Whirlpool 25.1 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator (Color: Stainless-Look) ENERGY STAR
http://www.lowes.com/pd_309339-46-ED...Info=Whirlpool
This one actually felt the most sturdy out of all the fridges I looked at. Its a little bulky though and while its dimensions fit the "fridge hole" I have to fill its just a little mediocre looking.

REPAIRED and only $1199 (normally $1999) but no warranty. The repair was adjusting the doors to impact the light switch better.
Whirlpool Gold 24.5 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Counter-Depth Refrigerator (Color: Stainless Steel) ENERGY STAR
http://www.lowes.com/pd_355490-46-GS...d=10151&rpp=24

RETURNED due to hating fingerprints on stainless steel
$1211 with a warranty
Samsung 25.5 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator ENERGY STARŪ
They don't have it on their own website, so here is the sears link:
http://www.sears.com/samsung-25.5-cu...sid=15x1301086

We are slightly limited by the height of the fridge, there is a cabinet above the fridge exactly 69 inches from the floor. All the 3 above are just a hair under that 69 inches, if need be I'll sand the bottom of the cabinet down a bit.


Anyone have experience with any of those fridges above or can recommend a stainless side by side for under $1200? Preferably one that is 24+ cuft and also not super deep (but doesn't have to be counter depth, thats just a bonus, and I can always rehang the pantry door to open the opposite direct if opening it because a problem because of the fridge

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Whirlpool unit #1 is stainless look, in the same kitchen with a real stainless oven you'll definelty notice that.
Whirlpool unit #2, no warranty. Would not buy
Samsung unit is very nice refrig. Samsung these days put out some very nice products.

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The new house lacks a fridge but has a stainless oven so we are in the market for a stainless side by side (ice/water) fridge.
focus on buying a good frig
with secondary focus on door type...
and way in the rear... is the finish material.

on the last point: stainless is a AWFUL finish for a residential appliance.
it'd trendy and popular that is all it has going for it.

on the second point... over under are more efficient.
freezer below less convenient
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I've had both side by side and freezer on the bottom and I much prefer my Samsung feezer on the bottom. But thats not your question. I got a really good price at a Sears outlet for the Samsung. It was a floor model. Watch for crash and dent. You can save a ton
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The problem, anymore, with 'scratch n dent' or returns is; you don't know the *real* reason 'it's baaack'. could be just door or could be 23 service calls-think they'll tell you?.. Korean refrigs are harder to get repaired if needed... to Hw/man' point, you need real ss for match. use Pledge to keep finish looking nice... as to $$$ on appl, other than LG dumping their French door models thru Lowes awhile back [Appliance Advisor] prices are basically the same-no matter where you buy-they just play around with names or model #'s.
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i used to have (sold it with the condo) the first link model(but a few years older), but real stainless. we really liked it and had no problems with it.

we now have a LG french door model. we love the fridge section. the lower freezer, not so much.
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i used to have (sold it with the condo) the first link model(but a few years older), but real stainless. we really liked it and had no problems with it.

we now have a LG french door model. we love the fridge section. the lower freezer, not so much.
I ended up getting the first model listed there, and my mistake, it was actually real stainless not the fake kind.
I got it at $999 plus a 10% discount delivered the afternoon I move. So its pretty much perfect.

Thanks for all the input everyone.

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