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Refrigerator reviews and ratings - Side by Side refrigerator reviews and features

The Side by Side refrigerators are probably the most popular models with many brands to choose from. When it comes to refrigerator reviews, it is becoming evident that many consumers prefer American style refrigerators for their size, features and ultimate convenience of having full height refrigerator and freezer compartments. In the reviews we tried to cover 23 world-leading brands of refrigerators, and if we missed your favorite one, please don't hesitate to let us know.

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Neff

The first refrigerator to review is Neff K399, energy efficient, all stainless steel fridge freezer with sleek door handles, electronic controls, in-door water and ice dispenser. Other features are CircoCool shelving, frost free freezer and 2 fridge drawers. Stylish and elegant with 19 cu. ft. capacity, automatic defrost, adjustable door compartments, internal krypton light, full width wine rack, sudden temperature change alarm and child safety lock, this side-by-side fridge freezer is priced around £1,900.

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Dacor

The 42" and 48" built-in Side by Side refrigerators from Dacor Epicure line are designed for luxury kitchen and offer many advanced features. The Ingredient Care Center ensures ultimate freshness, taste, and texture of your favorite cheeses, fresh produce, herbs and meats in an electronically-controlled temperature-adjustable drawer. Electronic touch controls beep when the door is left ajar and let you know if either the refrigerator or freezer temperature rises above acceptable limits for too long. Max Cool feature handles heavy ice usage, a full fridge, or a too warm room temperature. Other features are adjustable gallon door bins/shelves, wine rack, crisper and deli drawers, bright interior lighting, replaceable stainless steel door skin, Star-K certified and Energy Star qualified. Available in 4 models - EF48NBSS, EF48DBSS, EF42NBSS, EF42DBSS. In-Door electronic ice and water dispenser is available on EF48DBSS, EF42DBSS only. The base price range is from $6,800 to 7,950.

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Bosch

The elegant and stylish freestanding Bosch KAN 58 A50 has black-lacquered piano high gloss finish, making it an instant centerpiece of your kitchen. An integrated electronically controlled water dispenser provides ice cubes and crushed ice. Dynamic multi-airflow cooling system circulates cold air swiftly and gently throughout cooling zones. The time-saving NoFrost system eliminates the need for time-consuming manual defrosting. Other things of notice are 334 litre refrigerator capacity, two interior lights, 4 safety glass shelves and 2 full width vegetable compartments. The frost free freezer has 170 litre capacity, interior light, 3 shelves and 2 baskets. The price for the Bosch KAN 58 A50 is £1,200.

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Rangemaster

Next model in this refrigerator review in the SXS Rangemaster fridge. Available in cream, black and stainless steel, the Energy 'A' rated Side-by-Side refrigerator comes with ice and water dispenser and spacious frost-free compartments to preserve your food at the right conditions regardless of the outside temperature. The Fuzzy logic processor controls internal temperature using five sensors that constantly monitor the external ambient conditions around the fridge/freezer while the intelligent processor maintains an even temperature inside, thus making the most economic use of energy. The refrigerator compartment has 8 separate cooling zones for optimum freshness. The price for cream or black is £1,300, while stainless steel model costs £1,700.

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AEG-Electrolux

When it comes to refrigerators, their reviews and ratings, an innovative design always is quite eye catching. The side-by-side Santo 75598 KG fridge freezer by AEG-Elctrolux combines a wine cooler with fridge freezer. You can now store all kinds of fresh and frozen foods together with your choice of wine in one convenient place. Stainless-steel doors and sides have a special anti-fingermark finish. The wine cooler has a glass window and halogen interior light, constantly tempting you with chilled glass of wine. The special tempered K-glass protects the wines from infrared and ultraviolet rays. You can store up to 39 bottles on the inclinable wooden shelves so the bottles are always perfectly positioned. Special super cooling air circulation in the fridge ensures better food preservation with a constant and even temperature. Other features are 6 easy-clean glass shelves, 3 adjustable full-width door shelves, covered dairy compartment, extra large pull-out salad and vegetable drawers. The frost-free freezer section has 4 removable transparent drawers for easy loading and unloading. Quick-freeze function ensures any freshly-added food is frozen quickly to retain its quality. Rated 'A' for energy consumption, this side-by-side refrigerator is priced at € 4.000.

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Maytag

Zigzag is the recent addition to Maytag European line, and these refrigerators offer very interesting reviews. Zigzag changed the look of your typical American Style Side-by-Side refrigerator by introducing a 'Wide-by-Side' design. The smartly laid out interior sets new standards in space management, with varying width storage in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The fridge upper section is wider making room for the unique elevator shelf system. The lower section of the freezer offers extra wide extendable freezer baskets for those bulkier items, allowing for more flexible storage. Spill saver shelving with retaining lips around the edges, humidity controlled crisper drawers to maximise the shelf life of your fresh fruit, salads and vegetables, humidity controlled deli drawer for cooked meats, cheeses, pies and all deli items and tiltable door racks for quick access. Other feature of this 26 cu. ft. capacity frost free refrigerator are electronic controls with child safety lock, ice maker, ice and water filter, filter indicator, auto bacterial protection, auto defrost, 4 freezer shelves, 5 fridge shelves, and fully extendable crisper drawers. Available in stainless steel, black and white for around £2,100.

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GE refrigerators should feature prominently in any review. Elegantly framed and finished in premium stainless steel, the Side-by-Side GE Monogram refrigerators are designed with smooth, chamfered edges hand–finished for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship. Sleek yet robust professional style handles add another dimension to these refrigerators. Water and ice dispenser comes with instructional graphics that illuminate automatically when approached, and are programmed to turn off after a set period of time. The spacious interior provides ample storage for large platters of cold hors d'oeuvres or the tallest, layered desserts. The delicate flavors and textures of food and ice are protected with an overhead, dual evaporator design that eliminates air exchanged between the freezer and fresh food compartment. Precision electronic controls have been integrated into the top of the refrigerator for simple access and to achieve a refined appearance. The versatile Climate Control Drawer has customized settings that include ExpressChill for chilling a bottle of wine in just minutes, ExpressThaw for thawing frozen steaks in a few short hours and SelectTemp for keeping foods fresh longer. Sealed pans provide an excellent environment for maintaining the moisture and freshness of fruits and vegetables. Advanced temperature management system with multi-shelf air tower provides even distribution of air throughout the refrigerator. These refrigerators are available in 42" and 48" widths from $7,540 to $8,300.

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The versatile Samsung QuatroCooling Convertible refrigerator is probably the one which started the 4 door design approach in modern refrigeration. This Side by Side refrigerator has 2 distinct drawer compartments on the bottom, offering 4 separate compartments. Moreover, each compartment has separate controls and is cooled independently with its own evaporator and fan, providing optimal humidity and temperature. Features include Arctic Select Zone and Fresh Select Zone for precise control of variety of foods, 4 shelves, 3 freezer door bins, digital control display, one touch water filtration. Capacity is 24.6 cubic feet. The price is $2,800.


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The De Dietrich DRU104M has mirror door, bringing something entirely different to your kitchen decor. Many consumers claim it calms them down. This very functional Side by Side refrigerator is slim enough to fit into smaller kitchens, yet still provides total capacity of 495 litres, integrated evaporator, electronic temperature monitor, and automatic defrost. The refrigerator interior offers modular layout with 3 spill-proof slide-out glass shelves with safety stop, 1 vegetable draw with humidity monitor and glass top, 1 cheese and meat draw, and 5 adjustable door shelves. Freezer had 2 drawers and 2 shelves, 4 door compartments and special ice cream shelf. Ice dispenser with water, ice cubes and crushed ice options. You can buy this fridge for £1,700.


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Next the refrigerator reviews bring you Side by Side energy efficient line from Amana. Available in three modern trims - Reflection, Definition and Precision, these American style refrigerators are ergonomically designed, technologically advanced and fit into any decor. With two full length doors each opening fully to reveal the spacious interior and giving you a clear and immediate access of up to 7 food preservation zones, Amana Side by Side refrigerators feature the Temp-Assure system for accurate, independent temperature control of the fresh food and freezer compartments, Ice 'N' Water dispenser for perfectly filtered water and ice, Auto Defrost and total capacity between 22 or 26 cu. ft. Beverage chiller takes air directly from the freezer compartment for rapid cooling and lower storage temperatures, without affecting other food. Mini chiller cools cans, cartons and smaller bottles quickly and easily. Fully extendable freezer baskets allow a full view of all the contents and give easy access to every item in the freezer, while fully extendable humidity controlled crisper drawers make it really easy to get to all your fresh fruit and vegetables. The prices are in vicinity of £3,100.

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Baumatic

The large and highly efficient stainless steel Baumatic fridge freezers, Titan1 and Titan2 are Side-by-Side frost-free refrigerators which differs in that Titan2 has built-in ice and water dispenser with digital controls, and subsequently a slightly lower capacity of 541 litres vs. 570 litres for Titan1. Each fridge freezer comes with LED controls, multi airflow cooling system for fast universal cooling, deodorizer, anti-bacterial surface for your health protection and mark resistant coating. Inside refrigerator section have 4 safety glass shelves, meat drawer, folding wine tray, 2 salad crispers, 2 egg racks and butter compartment. Freezer compartment has 4 shelves, 6 storage compartments and ice tray. Additional attributes are 2 removable plastic drawers, 2 bottle and 3 general purpose racks plus door storage. The prices are €2,280 for Titan2 and €2,100 Titan1.

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Whirlpool

Whirlpool Espresso refrigerator, 20RI D4 is the first Side-by-Side fridge-freezer with integrated coffee maker and water filter, allowing you to make latter, coffee and espresso right in the kitchen and in one place, eliminating a need for separate coffee maker. It can also dispense hot water for other beverages. So far reviews for these refrigerators have been quite positive. The professional espresso machine makes perfect coffee and takes very little space from the freezer door, while the insulation protects fridge performance. Features are Whirlpool unique 6th sense technology for consistent temperature monitoring and adjusting, Unique In-Door-Ice system which offers 25% more usable freezer space than other models with ice makers, internal water filter. The 'A+' energy rated Espresso refrigerator comes in easy to clean finger proof stainless steel finish, with contoured doors, vacation mode and child lockable controls. It does not need to be defrosted and has Microban filter ensuring total anti-bacterial protection throughout the fridge. The super premium Side by Side refrigerator with 20 cu. ft. capacity is priced at only £1,500.

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CDA PC65 is sharp looking, frost free, 'A' energy rated American style fridge freezer. It takes the design and aesthetics a step further, and provides everything you want in Side-by-Side refrigerator. Equipped with a multi sensory electronic control to monitor the conditions surrounding the appliance and maintain an even temperature inside, making more economical use of energy, the refrigerator features home bar, automatic ice dispenser, chilled water, electronic control system, sleek LED display, standby function, 2 interior lights, sound alarm for temperature rise and 2 height adjustable feet. 3 adjustable glass shelves, 1 salad crisper shelf, 2 transparent crispers, 5 in-door storage racks and a dairy compartment. The large freezer can freeze 10kg of food in mere 24 hours and provides Super Freezing for a quick freeze action, 2 storage compartments, 3 adjustable glass shelves and 4 in-door storage racks. Quiet, with noise level capped at 50 dBA, 359 litre fridge and 191 litre freezer capacity. The fully clad stainless steel model is priced at around £1,700, while the stainless steel colour or black gloss versions cost £1,300.

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Jenn-Air Side-by-Side refrigerators from Pro-Style and Euro-Style lines are rugged, commercially styled, no nonsense stainless steel fridge freezers have enhanced precision temperature management system with quiet, variable-speed compressor to extend the freshness of food. The Euro-Style refrigerator has a bit more subtle styling. Both are excellent choice for the most demanding chefs with integrated ice and water dispenser featuring QuickMeasure function which dispenses a measured amount of water in ounces, cups or liters. A door-mounted ice dispenser with removable bin offers easy access to ice and increased freezer capacity. Other features are foam-in-place insulation and magnetic sealing gasket, stainless steel wrapped doors with stainless steel handles and removable base-grille water filter. With 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, storage bin with advanced climate control technology, glass-touch electronic dispenser controls with LED display, on demand defrost, this Star-K certified, boldly styled Pro-Style Jenn-Air refrigerator sells for around $7,700. The price for Euro-Style model is $7,650. Detailed Jenn-Air refrigerator reviews.

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LG TV Refrigerator features remote-controlled, cable-ready 15" LCD TV with DVD connection and FM radio, 4" WeatherPlus LCD display with forecasts based on your area, date/time, calendar with alarm, eight-category recipe bank with 100 preloaded recipes and personal digital photo album. Other features of this 26 cu. ft. Side-by-Side refrigerator include child lock function, room temperature display, SmoothTouch controls, 8 electronic temperature sensors and variety of shelves and bins. LG SpacePlus Ice Making system makes ice directly on the door, instead of on the top of the freezer section, thus saving freezer storage space. Premium titanium with matching metal handles, contour doors with hidden hinges. The suggested price is $4,000.


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This Viking refrigerators reviews can go on forever. The one we picked is free standing, Energy Star rated 36" Professional Series Side-by-Side VCSF036SS fridge freezer. The Professional Series offer robust, no-nonsense look with many advanced features include electronic controls to precisely maintain the selected temperatures within one degree in refrigerator and freezer compartments, open door alarm which warns when door has been ajar for five minutes, high temperature alarm to warn if freezer or refrigerator temperatures exceed normal operating temperatures, vacation mode which allows the freezer to defrost less frequently, conserving energy, and Max ice feature which sets freezer temperature to optimum setting for maximum ice production. Other attributes are separate adjustable temperature control for door bin area, two moisture-adjustable see-through produce drawers, and adaptive defrost function. The temperature adjustable drawers come with separate temperature control allowing you to set the Meat Savor/Produce drawer for either produce or long-term fresh meat storage. 4 tempered glass spill-proof shelves, in-door dairy compartment with cover, 5 door bins with separate adjustable temperature control, 2 adjustable wire shelves, 2 slide-out baskets, glass butter tray with cover and automatic ice maker. The frost free freezer has adaptive defrost and comes with extra storage in five large door bins, three of which tilt outward for easy access. The price is about $3,000. The similar model with ice and water dispenser is priced at $3,250.

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Frigidaire

The PHSC39EGS counter depth side-by-side refrigerator from Frigidaire offers a smart, space utilizing design and many technologically advanced amenities in a soft, easy to clean stainless steel package. This 22.6 cubic feet Frigidaire refrigerator has a stainless-look cabinet and genuine stainless steel doors with full-width hinge covers and stainless steel handles. The 7 button dispenser on the door serves a variety of water and ice options, along with illuminated dispenser paddles for easy viewing. Back-lit control panel features an electronic digital temperature setting display, while 3 humidity controls, the front mount cold controls and the door ajar, temperature and power failure alarms will help to ensure that conditions inside are ideal. Featuring a variety of fixed and adjustable glass shelves and bins, as well as a tall bottle retainer, clear wine rack, removable dairy compartment and clear in-door can rack, it enables you to maximize storage space. Price of $2,400.

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Tough and rugged on outside, the new 48" Side-by-Side built-in refrigerator from DCS by Fisher & Paykel delivers rather gentle waves of cool air on inside. Points of notice in this review are professional styling, large capacity, innovative temperature control system, built-in water purifying filter and ice maker. DCS refrigerator is also equipped with advanced cooling system which can drastically extend the storage of even the most perishable food items. Freezer and the fridge sections are consistently monitored in real time, maintaining an ideal 71% humidity level in the fridge compartment for superior food freshness and longer life. The easy to use, intuitive control panel includes a power freezing function to freeze food quickly or to create ice cubes rapidly, a power fridge mode to quickly cool down the section, a function to lock all buttons, and your choice of cubed or crushed ice in a recessed water dispenser design. Total capacity is 29 cu. ft, with 18 cu. ft. of refrigerator and 11 cu. ft. of freezer space. The price is not known yet.

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Northland

The impressive looking Northland refrigerator, 60SS is a large, commercial style, built-in refrigerator, suitable for the most demanding professional chefs. The 39.3 cubic feet of total storage capacity is divided between 15.1 cubic feet of freezer storage with ice maker, and 24.2 cubic feet of refrigerator storage. This stainless steel inside and out fridge-freezer was the industry first 60" wide Side-by-Side refrigerator, capable of storing huge quantities of food for extended time. Separate cooling systems, stainless steel framed shelves with crystal clear tempered glass, MasterFlo slotted freezer shelf, convenient split door bins, clear crispers and white daylight interior lighting. The price is around $7,300.

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The stainless steel 36"wide counter-depth Siemens refrigerator is American style refrigerator-freezer with wine rack, ice and water dispenser, and quickCool and quickFreeze features. With 24" depth, this refrigerator have color-matched sides giving your kitchen a true built-in look, while still providing capacity of standard depth refrigerator. The Energy Star rated Siemens refrigerator comes with integrated gallon door storage, adjustable temperature meat/fish/produce drawer, open door alarm, adjustable shelves in fridge and freezer, freezer door bins and water filter change indicator. The price for this 20 cu. ft. capacity Side-by-Side refrigerator is about $2,700.

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Liebherr

The Liebherr 48" Side-by-Side refrigerators are made for reviews, as they bring many innovative ideas to your kitchen. The SBS 245 is the incredibly efficient and Eco friendly stainless steel combination with 5 separate climate zones, permitting you to store wine and food in the perfect conditions. The multi-temperature wine cabinet has 2 zones for storing and/or serving wine at the exact desired temperature ranging from +41° F (+5° C) to +64° F (+18° C). The NoFrost freezer with automatic IceMaker provides professional refrigeration technology for long-term freshness. A spacious refrigerator is at your disposal for a daily supply of fresh food. Plus, in the BioFresh compartment, fruit, vegetables, meat and fish stay fresh up to 3 times longer than in other fridges while dual refrigeration system separately cools fridge and freezer sections. Other features are precise electronic controls, gallon holder, FrostSafe system and GlassLine shelving. The price is $8,500.

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The counter depth, stainless steel refrigerator from Electrolux, EW23CS65G gives you as much space as its standard-depth counterpart and features Wave-Touch Controls, beautiful and functional ramp-up designer lighting, glass shelves and Fresh Produce drawers with adjustable humidity control and minimal temperature variation, both equipped with Electrolux Luxury-Glide rack system smooth in and out movement. Chill Zone drawer has direct intake of chilled air keeping its contents extra cold and easily accessible. Fast Ice option allows you to have enough ice for any occasion, making up to 50%. Alarm System notifies you of all unpleasant accidents, be it a power failure, a door left open for longer than five minutes, or the interior temperature risen above 56° F for more than 20 minutes. Very ergonomic design with storage features that include stainless steel wine rack. The Energy rated refrigerator gives you 22.53 cu. ft. capacity and is available in stainless steel for $3,000 and in black or white for $2,800.

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Sub-Zero

No reviews of refrigerators are completed without mentioning Sub-Zero brand. The Sub-Zero Pro 48 refrigerator, 648PROG with glass door is Side-by-Side refrigerator can be set up as a built-in or a freestanding. Refrigerator comes with precision-built, auto-close hinges which help doors to swing easily open, and allow to finish closing effortlessly and automatically. Intelligent controls sense usage patterns and adjust accordingly. Sub-Zero equips the Pro 48 with two compressors and three evaporators to keep foods fresher longer and prevent odor transfer. Sabbath Mode powers down one or both sides of refrigerator for extended periods or just the weekend and the refrigerator-freezer is certified by Star-K to meet religious regulations. Exterior digital display shows your preset temperatures accurate within one degree. Automatic ice maker door open alarm, specially treated, triple-pane UV resistant glass and replaceable water filter. Inside, the Sub-Zero refrigerator features soft glowing LED lights, 2 versatile, removable bins for small items, touch-and-glide vegetables crisper with a tight-seal glass lid and dividable drawers with adjustable, removable and interchangeable dividers, cantilevered and spill-proof shelves with stainless steel trim on refrigerator side, and adjustable, removable and completely stainless steel on freezer side. Refrigerator capacity is 18.4 cu. ft. and freezer capacity is 11.7 cu. ft. The price for the 648PROG is $13,800.

More refrigerator reviews are coming.

Posted in Refrigerators at May 31, 2008 12:16 PM

 
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