View Full Version : The coveted "ultimate refrigerator"
12-03-2007, 02:03 AM
Is there one for the raw foodie? I have a chance to get a new fridge. I was wondering if any has any comments, feedback or experience to offer, that may help me in my decision. I have been looking at the new GE french door, bottom freezer. This seems like the ultimate fridge to me, I have always wanted the bottom freezer, makes sense. I think I know exactly which model. I am going crazy with the old side by side. It is so awkward for me to get my mountains of produce in and out and stay organized and rotate my veggies, it's driving my hubby crazy too. Has anyone else looked at or purchased one.
12-03-2007, 02:38 AM
I need a new one too, but given the amount of space I have to put one in, it's either another side by side (no frills) or a too small one with a top freezer. The French Door ones are just too high for the space it would have to fit in.
I've heard some complaints about the ones with the bottom freezer that they can strain your back having to bend down all the time to get the food out. But I've never actually used one.
My big thing is that I need two crisper drawers. I could use more than that but they don't make them. Currently I have one crisper and a virtually useless meat drawer. It tends to freeze things.
12-03-2007, 08:20 AM
I have the GE Profile w/freezer on bottom and I love it. http://www.geappliances.com/
click on refrigerators, bottom freezer, and mine is the 3rd down. If you buy a floor model you will save a "LOT" of money and you will get the same warranty as new.
12-04-2007, 11:26 PM
Just logged in tonight after being away from the forum for over a year....
We purchased a Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer from Sears about 6 years ago that is fabulous. We love it because it is either ALL refrigerator, or ALL freezer at the click of a button. We've only used it on the ALL refrig setting, and use a small chest freezer in the laundry room. When you open the door, it is total open space with two veg bins on the bottom. The door storage is amazing.
The original purpose for the purchase was that my husband was experiencing back problems and couldn't bend down to get things out of the refrig (freezer on top). I searched the internet and found this one. Top to bottom it is totally accessible and wonderful for tons of produce....and there are just 2 of us !~!
and we've never been sorry we purchased this unconventional refrigerator.
Frigidaire also has a 16 cf one for $499....
Lady Green Jeans
12-05-2007, 02:31 PM
I had an Amana bottom freezer and adored it. When I moved, it would not fit into the space so I had to buy the smaller version. Still love it, but so miss all the room for my veggies. Now I have a garage fridge dedicated to storage for my dates, nuts, young coconuts, misos and other condiments. The freezer has all my frozen fruits for smoothies. My roommate now has space for her TV dinners and food.
Hope you get the fridge of your dreams--some things may not seem important, but having the right things seems to make life smoother and more organized.
12-06-2007, 01:03 AM
I really appreciate the feedback.
Hey CAdreamer , the all fridge is one I haven't thought of, but I have nowhere to put a separate feezer in the house, only in the garage. I do store all my seeds, meals and the like in the freezer, but I guess they could be in the fridge. Do you store those things in the fridge, and are the veggie bins made only for bottom use, or can they, be used at whatever level you need? Is it counter depth, or regular?
12-06-2007, 08:16 AM
I too have a side by side and unless your fridge is away from all walls, it's a pain to put anything through! And freezer space? Pfft! It's sad. :(
12-06-2007, 03:56 PM
You can store anything...during the summer I have my nuts and seeds takeing up room in the fridge, but now I keep them outside because it's cold enough during our winters here. I'd definitely go for the all ref and use a freezer in the garage.
12-06-2007, 04:03 PM
My Granny had one with the bottom freezer that was a drawer - it was the BEST! I don't know why they quit making that style for a while. I'm glad it's coming back. That's what I would buy if I were on the market for one.
12-06-2007, 04:09 PM
Just don't get a bottom freezer if you have little kids- my two and four year olds think it's the greatest thing that there's an ice machine in there just for them!
12-06-2007, 05:33 PM
We recently got a GE Profile Energy Star Fridge with a bottom freezer. It uses hardly any electricity!
Just like cakens1 said - we saved money from buying the floor model and we were able to go online to send in a couple of rebates.
A delivery service brought it to our home and installed it... the driver knocked over our fence and then zoomed off like it never happened. Sigh* at least the fence was easily fixed - beware of delivery guys in a hurry!
Good luck finding your fridge!
12-08-2007, 01:11 AM
I have looked and looked online, and hands on in the stores. I really looked at all of them tonight in Sears. The one I want really Wows me like none other, 25.1 cf., french door, bottom freezer. We will decide tomorrow, and order from GE or Sears, whovever gives us the best deal. He (hubby) brought me a VM 5000 home from Costco today, I should be doing better with all this food prep real soon. I thought about the two drawer bottom freezer, but it is $400 more. I looked at everything there was to look at. The ALL fridge's, door space is huge, veggie drawers are still down by the floor, and it is counter depth, which won't work for me, I need the fresh food at easy reach. Though it is pretty cool to have all frdge, with a freezer the same size right next to it, the built in look. If I was building a new kitchen, maybe. Now if I can just go to sleep and wake up to Spring. Anyway I will take a pic once I get reorganized with my very disorderly produce, I hope the new fridge makes it work better for me.
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