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Old 11-24-2022, 10:09 PM
 
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I am trying to replace with a new refrigerator this Thanksgiving sale...

I am trying to make decision between a. Side by Side Refrigerator vs. French Door Refrigerator and b. on the actual brand/product as follows...depending on the category I go with

French Door Refrigerator
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6401612
(Samsung -- 27 cu. feet -- $1799)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ge-25-6...?skuId=6498113 (GE -- 25.6 cu. feet -- $1799)

Side by Side Refrigerator
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/frigida...?skuId=6461530 (Frigidaire -- 25.6cu. feet -- $1149)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ge-25-3...?skuId=6475453 (GE - 25.3 cu feet --$1299)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/whirlpo...?skuId=5991300 (Whirlpool - 24.6 Cu. Fee -- $1299)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6397576 (Samsung - 27.4 Cu. Feet - $1399)

Please advise on what category of the refrigerator -- Side by Side Refrigerator vs. French Door Refrigerator that I can go with and

Please advise what brand/product I can go with respect to Samsung vs GE in French Door Category and Frigidaire vs GE vs Whirlpool vs Samsung in Side by Side Category
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Old 11-25-2022, 12:42 AM
 
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We have this Samsung that you listed minus the door water feature. Have had it 2+ years and love it.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/frigida...?skuId=6461530 (Frigidaire -- 25.6cu. feet --
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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French door.
I have owned a side-by-side. Never again.
Daughter owns French door and it has worked well for her.
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:22 AM
 
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I have a kitchen aid french door, before that Jenn Aire, i would buy only french door
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The house we bought came with a Whirlpool side by side fridge. It has a home in the garage keeping extra water and drinks cold. A Samsung French door fridge is a lot more roomy. If you get one with a deli drawer, you’ll appreciate the extra space.
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:13 AM
 
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How many in your household? Do you have an extra freezer?

I get side by sides, (I have a 25cf GE side by side) but only because the freezer in a sideXside is larger than in any other style. I'm single & use the freezer a LOT and have no extra freezer. BUT a negative is that a sideXside holds less in the fridge side, and the half-width space is limiting. I wouldn't get a side by side for a family. If I got it for a couple, I'd let a larger size, to hold more fridge food, probably. Instead of a 25cf sideXside, I'd get the next larger size, if I were a couple.

The French Door holds more fridge food and the wider space is easier to access. But its freezer at bottom is awkward to access and holds less. I'd get this and a small extra freezer, if you use the freezer a lot.

I just don't want an extra freezer, so my GE sideXside works well for me. I freeze a LOT of stuff, so my freezer is pretty much full all the time. I have no problem having all space I need in the smaller fridge part. In fact, I often have extra space. But again, if it were for 2 people, I'd go with a bigger fridge part (French Door) and get a small extra freezer to make up for the smaller freezer section.

My GE sideXside has been operating perfectly since I got it in 2017. Always get a fridge on sale. They go on sale all the time.
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:51 AM
 
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How many in your household? Do you have an extra freezer?

I get side by sides, (I have a 25cf GE side by side) but only because the freezer in a sideXside is larger than in any other style. I'm single & use the freezer a LOT and have no extra freezer. BUT a negative is that a sideXside holds less in the fridge side, and the half-width space is limiting. I wouldn't get a side by side for a family. If I got it for a couple, I'd let a larger size, to hold more fridge food, probably. Instead of a 25cf sideXside, I'd get the next larger size, if I were a couple.

The French Door holds more fridge food and the wider space is easier to access. But its freezer at bottom is awkward to access and holds less. I'd get this and a small extra freezer, if you use the freezer a lot.

I just don't want an extra freezer, so my GE sideXside works well for me. I freeze a LOT of stuff, so my freezer is pretty much full all the time. I have no problem having all space I need in the smaller fridge part. In fact, I often have extra space. But again, if it were for 2 people, I'd go with a bigger fridge part (French Door) and get a small extra freezer to make up for the smaller freezer section.

My GE sideXside has been operating perfectly since I got it in 2017. Always get a fridge on sale. They go on sale all the time.
We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids aged 10 and 8. So, looking for at least 25 cu.ft or more for either side by side or french... https://www.spencerstv.com/blog/refr...s-buying-guide

We dont have additional freezer and actually dont use that much freezer capacity...
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:57 AM
 
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When I used a side by side, I found access to the freezer contents (unless the items were right in front) difficult. I purchased an LG french door with bottom freezer and like it much better.
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:11 AM
 
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Color me old fashioned but I love the original freezer at the top design. Dig through frozen items all at eye level. It’s easy to bend over and pick up a head of lettuce from the veggie drawer at the bottom. But in the freezer you need to inspect each item to be sure it’s what you’re seeking.

These can still have ice makers etc. And shelves inside the door.
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Full Time: N.NJ Part Time: S.CA, ID, Coastal GA
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When I used a side by side, I found access to the freezer contents (unless the items were right in front) difficult. I purchased an LG french door with bottom freezer and like it much better.
Interestingly, we find the opposite. Drawer freezers are awful. I'd much rather have a door and shelves vs. gigantic baskets for stuff to get lost in. We normally keep a chest freezer for bulk storage as well.
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