Monday, February 1, 2010

Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

When looking to buy a refrigerator there are many styles for you to choose from. You can get the traditional top freezer refrigerator, a side-by-side or even a bottom freezer refrigerator. Since the bottom freezer models are the most energy efficient, you decide to go with that model.

Bottom freezer refrigerators are made by quite a few different manufacturers. You can get them with or without icemakers and water dispensers and in a variety of colors and styles. Consumer ratings on them vary, but all are rated more energy efficient and seem to be very popular.

Kenmore's 76252 comes highly recommended. With a size of 21.9 cubic feet, this model includes a factory installed ice maker, spill proof glass shelves, 2 freezer baskets that can be removed, electronic controls, 2 matching humidity controlled crispers, and 4 door mounted and movable transparent bins. This model is qualified by Energy Star to the most up to date standards and as such is extremely cost efficient to operate. The Kenmore 76252 will cost you around $1300 and is offered in white, stainless steel and bisque.

If you are looking to spend less on the total up-front cost of a bottom freezer refrigerator, you should consider looking into the Amana ABB1921DEW. At a retail price of around $800, it might be more affordable at the outset. Receiving high ratings in professional testing, user reviews are mixed. Consumers tend to be iffy on reliability and build issues. This model is 19 cubic feet and features a swing out freezer door with a slide out freezer door made out of wire. This particular model does however have a feature that is hard to find in a bottom freezer model. It comes equipped with a freezer light. The Amana brand is quite consistent with a freezer light though. With an outstanding sound insulation, the Amana is one of the quietest running refrigerators on the market today. While not equipped with a water dispenser or a factory installed ice maker, there is an option for an ice maker. The Amana is only available in white.

When 19 cubic feet is not enough to meet your needs but you like the Amana name, try the Amana ABB2221FEW. At a suggested retail price of $900, you get 22.1 cubic feet for only $100 more. It also comes with an installed ice maker and adjustable split glass shelves along with all of the features that the Amana above has. While this model comes standard in white, a black version is also available.

There is also an Amana ABB2222FEW with 22 cubic feet. This model is pretty basic, but is better rated by Energy Star. It comes in white, black and bisque, but if you want an ice maker, there will be an extra charge.

Overall, the Amana models were rated well by professional reviewers. Consumers rated them in a more detrimental way however. Most of the consumer complaints were regarding reliability. All refrigerators will not please everyone however and ultimately it just comes down to what you prefer.

Autor: Kevin Shirey

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Added: February 1, 2010