Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 94
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Good garage refrigerator, lousy wheel design. Buyer beware.
This is a very nice refrigerator for garage use. It's roomy and flexible and works perfectly. But...
My BIG gripe is the design and durability of the wheels and the bracket that supports them. It is very poorly designed and is too weak for the job. It is to put it nicely, it is junk. My installer basically told me that that's how they are, and good luck.
So, after quickly realizing the bracket system is so weak that the wheels will collapse if you try to move or turn the refrigerator, I thought about returning it. But, there are no other decent alternatives to this model, as hard to believe as it is. So, what to do? I had a big party coming up and I really needed this unit to work.
That's when I decided to make some support brackets from heavy aluminum to tie the flimsy wheel "dolly" more securely to the refrigerator body and the eliminate excessive flexing at the stress points. The front wheels in particular are the worse offenders. I can't believe that this made is past a their quality and durability testing department. I guarantee you this is a major source of customers complaints and service.
With the simple changes I made it is rock solid now.
So, buyer beware. The unit is good, but the wheel support bracket design is not.
July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Gladiator Chillerator
Not the same as the original, where the freezer was on the bottom. Doors don't shut tightly. Also, wheel system is not as nice. Delivery people didn't even know the wheels were included. Initially tried to place the wheels for the old unit. Once they figured it out, it appears the wheel attachment isn't as solid and the fridge is not level and there is no way to adjust. I wasn't there when they put the wheels on. I believe the issue was how the wheels were mounted by the delivery team, and not the unit itself. Unfortunately, the only way to figure that out is to turn the refrigerator on its side. Still, best option for a garage unit.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DWall Great Refrigerator
I have had this for about 3 weeks now without any worries. It looks like it belongs in the garage and seems very well built. I read the reviews concerning the wheels and don't see any problems with my unit.
October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by whop Damaged
They are bringing a new one this week hopefully on Wednesday
September 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BG in Illinois Think twice
We purchased our model back in 2004, then called the Freezerator. Top side "refrigerator" has always operated well, although when our kids slammed the door shut it would often pop open the lower "freezer" door. Not good, especially in summer months. One issue that has always persisted is the ice buildup and clogging of the drain line which causes the water to drain into lower compartment and freeze. Only fix is to removal of all items and then a manual defrosting. This is a real pain as this unit houses most of our frozen goods because our indoor unit has a very narrow and small freezer unit. From other reviews, it appears as though the same issue persists with newer models.
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teutss Excellent garage refrigerator in extreme climates
I live in the southwest desert where temperatures rise up to 112 degrees in the summer months. My old garage refrigerator could not keep up with the heat. The Gladiator performs wonderfully under these conditions! It is also an attractive fridge with the stainless steel. It is also very handy to have it on rollers.
August 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ECF Defective unit
The refrigerator was delivered on time but it didn't work. (Both the freezer and refrigerator were room temperature after three days of running.) Home Depot agreed to deliver a new unit within seven days of our complaint. I'll comment on the quality of the product once the replacement unit is delivered.
August 9, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sigma Major design flaw
Owned this refrigerator for a month and it's functioning well in the hot garage. One major criticism is that the freezer door will open when the other door is pushed shut. We have to make sure to close both doors at the same time. If the doors were heavier this would not be an issue.
July 22, 2016