Need a new fridge!

Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:46 am

Pricey but the best on the market.

http://www.subzero.com/PRO48Refrigeration
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:12 pm

coal berner wrote:Pricey but the best on the market.

http://www.subzero.com/PRO48Refrigeration


My parents built a house back around '81 and installed a Sub-Zero. We had several issues with it in the few years we lived there before moving to the east coast. Don't recall exactly what went wrong, I seem to recall fan issues of various sorts. I wasn't impressed for what the thing cost....but that was 30 years ago!

Good grief - I see that at least all that money buys you a Kosher certified fridge. A Kosher fridge? No pork products went into making it?? :P
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No, I'm not Jewish. No, I have no issues with Jewish people. Fascinating culture and people (and food!)....just find it odd to have appliances certified Kosher....that's all.
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:54 pm

It could just be that your defrost drain line was clogged, sometimes it gets something small in it so that enough water stays behind & freezes, once its clear again your good to go. If you don`t trust it throw it on craigslist & make a couple bucks off a working fridge.
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:03 pm

What if you put ham or pork chops in it? Will that void the kosher certification?

LG has some nice looking appliances, let us know if it turns out to be a lemon. I would try LG appliances if they have what I want when I go looking. My computer has an LG CD drive and an LG DVD drive, no problems with either. I had an LG cell phone, loved it, it was a company phone and they eventually replaced them with Motorola phones, I like the LG phone better so my limited experience with LG has been positive.
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:44 pm

My Whirlpool Custom Series apt. size refrigerator owes me nothing, I bought it used 17 years ago! I used to keep gallon jugs of water in it and lots of ice up top; I heard the machine is a little more efficient if you keep a thermal mass in it.
Got a dented Frigidaire simple basic washing machine years ago and left it in the apt I moved out of- that was a great machine.
Just got a deal on a pair of Whirlpool washer/dryer-- very happy with that Craigslist purchase. But the steel isn't thick like the old machines I disposed of.
The rich lady I used to work for offered me all the appliances in her shore house kitchen when they remodeled last year. There was a subzero in the situation, I balked and some relative got that deal. I didn't realize it was like a $7000 refrigerator. I should have taken it strictly to resell. At least a two man job to move a subzero. The new one they got seemed to make a lot of noise.

GE has gotten some bad publicity for refusing to stop doing business with Iran, it was the only brand Home Depot had when I had to swap the flooded one out this spring. Not even close to the way they used to make them.

Only Kenmore appliance i have is the coal stove I got last week! :P :P
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:09 pm

Kosher or Sabbath Mode
Star-K certification on appliances falls into two categories. The first, Sabbath Mode, includes models that have unique software/hardware designed into them that specifically address our concerns. The second category, Sabbath Compliant, includes models that the manufacturer wanted us to assess for use by the observant Jew. The intention was to help the consumer avoid the unwanted surprise of not being able to use their expensive purchase on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-cooking-SM.htm
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:38 pm

My early-1970's Admiral refrigerator is still plugging along, the only repair since I got it (for free) about 19 years ago was a new defrost timer and a can of white Rustoleum to cover the lovely brown exterior. About 10 years ago I was going to buy a new gasket for the door but $50 was too much to pay for it, I figured the fridge wouldn't last much longer. I was wrong. It keeps my Yuengling ice cold at all times. Maybe I shouldn't have said anything.

I did have the defrost drain tube plug up a few times, a quick shot of compressed air unclogs it and makes a nice mess as well.
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:13 pm

We bought a Samsung bottom freezer style with the led readout, ice maker blah blah, back in 2006, still running good, no problems yet. Paid about $800. Why Samsung? Well, it had all the features and was the size and color i wanted. I don't like buying from a company whom buys up all the popular names and the guts are the same. MTD, MAYTAG, AMANA, GM etc etc. I don't think LG is bad either, have a plasma 42" LG (commercial monitor, no tuner) and so far so good, was less than $500. Sears was overpriced for a fridge, the day i pay $2000 or more for an appliance is the day i build a wooden ice box and wash my clothes in the creek. I do have A Sears washer and dryer, only 4 years old, was higher end models on clearance, got about $400 off so i could not resist.
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: europachris On: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:50 pm

Update - got the new fridge delivered on Monday afternoon. Piece of cake - fit in the same hole as the old one like it made for it.

So far I'm very pleased with the fit, finish, and construction of it. It is indeed an LG manufactured (in Korea) unit for Kenmore. Seems to have far more usable space than the old unit despite being the same size ~25 cu.ft., and that is why we always disliked side-by-sides. Big but useless space.

It's hard getting used to the french door style - I find myself opening the right door and reaching around the left door inside to get stuff. Duh, just open the other door! :oops:

The doors do require a firm tug to open, maybe that will lessen as everything wears in a little. Might be just the design, too. I like the fact that either door can be opened independently of each other and closed in any order. Some I looked at require the right door opened first, closed last.

Oh - the energy sticker stated $49/yr operating cost, which was actually below the average range of similar size fridges ($53 to well over $80), so it appears it will be quite efficient, too. Hopefully the condenser coils will not require frequent cleaning. They are accessed through the back of the unit after removing a cover or two. The old fridge had them underneath behind the lower grille in a \/\/\/\ arrangement and even keeping a piece of filter material behind the grille didn't keep them from loading up with fuzz and dog hair and there was no good way to get a vac tool in there to really clean them. Once I ended up reversing the vac and blowing all the *censored* out from the back, much to the wife's dismay... :P
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:08 pm

europachris wrote:Update - got the new fridge delivered on Monday afternoon. Piece of cake - fit in the same hole as the old one like it made for it.

So far I'm very pleased with the fit, finish, and construction of it. It is indeed an LG manufactured (in Korea) unit for Kenmore. Seems to have far more usable space than the old unit despite being the same size ~25 cu.ft., and that is why we always disliked side-by-sides. Big but useless space.

It's hard getting used to the french door style - I find myself opening the right door and reaching around the left door inside to get stuff. Duh, just open the other door! :oops:

The doors do require a firm tug to open, maybe that will lessen as everything wears in a little. Might be just the design, too. I like the fact that either door can be opened independently of each other and closed in any order. Some I looked at require the right door opened first, closed last.

Oh - the energy sticker stated $49/yr operating cost, which was actually below the average range of similar size fridges ($53 to well over $80), so it appears it will be quite efficient, too. Hopefully the condenser coils will not require frequent cleaning. They are accessed through the back of the unit after removing a cover or two. The old fridge had them underneath behind the lower grille in a \/\/\/\ arrangement and even keeping a piece of filter material behind the grille didn't keep them from loading up with fuzz and dog hair and there was no good way to get a vac tool in there to really clean them. Once I ended up reversing the vac and blowing all the *censored* out from the back, much to the wife's dismay... :P

24 to a 30" Nylon boiler or Radiator brush works the best then Just Vac it up once the brush pull it all out.
No panel up front to take off to get to the coils :?:
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: europachris On: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:07 pm

coal berner wrote:24 to a 30" Nylon boiler or Radiator brush works the best then Just Vac it up once the brush pull it all out.
No panel up front to take off to get to the coils :?:


Yeah, there's a panel that comes off with two screws. I had it off to level it (better access to the feet) and looked under the unit and there's no coils underneath. Evidently they are at the back.

At our previous home we had a top freezer fridge - a Kenmore made by Whirlpool, IIRC. It had a small coil underneath, one "layer" and easy to clean, and then the main coil built around the fan, like a small A/C unit. I just rolled the fridge out every 6 months or so and vacuumed everything out.
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:09 pm

Check out this place. How about one of these!

http://www.antiquevintageappliances.com
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: europachris On: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:14 pm

Dann757 wrote:Check out this place. How about one of these!

http://www.antiquevintageappliances.com


That's sweet! I remember seeing these previously, but I can't remember what (or who) it was. The site you mention doesn't ring a bell.

chris
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:23 pm

Just replaced our fridge last month. Looked all over for one and decided price was going to be a big factor. Decided cost wise to get the same style we had prev. Just a regular fridge on bottom with top freezer. We had not looked at Sears but decided to stop in on the way to Lowes to look. Found a side by side Frigidaire with same SQ. ft as our old one. Was last years model brand new but had a small scratch on the front and a VERY small ding in the side that would be up against the counter anyway. Was priced 1600.00 new last year (according to signage). We ended up buying the fridge and the water line kit for right around 600.00 It's not real stainless but has a stainless finish on the front and black sides.
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Re: Need a new fridge!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:36 am

FriZer wrote:I am also looking of a New fridge. We just move to another place and some appliances was not move with us. My brother took some of it. One that I am missing is a fridge and we really need it badly. Do you guys where I can find one good and cheap fridge?


If money is an issue I'd check Craig's list. I've found several excellent fridge's on there that were being sold because people were renovating their kitchens and getting rid of perfectly good appliances. The last one I got was only a few years old, had all the bells and whistles and only cost me moving it out. I just put it in the garage as a second fridge but I wouldn't have a problem moving it upstairs as the primary fridge if I needed to. Just a thought, Lisa
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