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  • Ice maker isn't as functional as some.
  • September 27, 2016
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I picked up the fridge at one of HD's sales, with all discounts for $1199. At that price point for a stainless french door you don't complain. Well, most people wouldn't... but I'm not most people. The fridge (exterior) looks great... far more upscale than it actully is. The interior is nice, but not cream of the crop by any means. The door controls are easy to use and look good. Nice LED everything. My problem? Ice. I knew in buying this, that in comparison to my old Whirlpool french door that had ice storage in the door, that this Amana would be missing a lot more storage space inside, what with the ice maker taking up so much space. That in itself isn't a problem, because I'm single and a total disaster in the kitchen... meaning I don't have a lot of food on hand. A family that needs space might want to opt for in-door ice though. My beef with it is the quantity of ice. For an icemaker this size you'd expect to open it and find a small Swiss village in there. But nope... it's good for maybe two 32oz cups, that's it. Otherwise it's an awesome buy for the price.

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  • Lots of room, Uneven temperature
  • October 05, 2015
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This fridge has lots of open storage space. Storage options are very basic - standard shelves, plain open door bins, and a few drawers. The left door bins are not adjustable. The right door bins only adjust to a few places. There are no specialty compartments included, such as egg trays, butter compartments, etc. The right door bins are large, and will hold one gallon milk jugs. They will contain approximately 32 oz of spilled liquid without overflowing. The lower pull out drawer in the fridge section is one big flat space; there are slots for dividers, but none are included and I didn't see any available for puchase. The freezer has two storage spaces, the main bins and a pull out wire drawer. If you need large spaces for storage, as opposed to lots of compartments, you will probably like the layout of this refrigerator. This fridge takes forever to cool down, and the temperature is very uneven. Instructions say to leave it running for 24 hours before using, and I now know why. It takes forever to get cold. After 12 hours, the fridge section was only at 60 degrees. Granted it was about 85 degrees that day, but that's pretty slow. After 24 hours, my cup of 'test' water finally reached 45 degrees - however the fridge was set to the recommended 38 degrees. I decided it cold enough to load with food. I took temperature readings over several days. The lower shelves were the coldest at about 42 degrees. The upper shelves were about 52 degrees, which is not good. A fridge needs to be at 40 F. for proper food safety. I lowered the fridge section down to 35 and waited a few days. That brought the upper shelf food temperature down to 43. I lowered it all the way down to 33, and that finally brought it down to 40 degrees. The freezer was also slightly above the set temperature, around 2 degrees. I lowered that down to the minimum setting too. All the readings were taken with a NIST traceable thermometer. The Fast Cool setting does not cool the refrigerator any faster than normal, and it even says that in the instructions. It simply causes the system to run at the lowest thermostat setting. The setting cancels automatically after 24hours. Of course if you have it set like I do, Fast Cool does nothing. The sliding fridge shelves barely moved when I got it. The rails had sharp edges which had to be sanded smooth. I also used food safe silicone grease, and after that they were smooth as butter. The other drawers all operated smoothly. The freezer drawer rails are a bit rough, but considering the size and weight of the freezer, it's pretty decent. There is a door alarm, but it apparently works on the same circuit as the interior light. You can leave the door ajar by about an inch and it won't trigger the alarm, which is where you need it most. Since the interior light is not on at this point, you can't tell that the door is ajar just by a casual glance. With this type of double door fridge, the alarm should trigger when the door is ajar by even 1/8 inch. The door controls are pretty straightforward, and operate well. The chimes are friendly sounding and after a couple weeks of use I don't find them annoying. The door light is LED and works great as a night light. The interior light is bright but not glaring, and uses replaceable LED bulbs. The freezer light is also very functional. Water input is a 1/4 inch compression fitting. You may need an adapter kit; I had to get a G.E. Icemaker kit at Home Depot, which worked perfectly for connecting the 1/4" line from my R.O. unit. The cold water setup is pretty standard; there's a long length of coiled hose hiding inside the fridge which holds the water. Unfortunately it's not much, and I can only get one large glass of cold water at a time. The second glass is "cool" but not cold, and the third glass is room temperature. It takes about 12 hours for the water to get fully cold again. There was no noticeable taste or odor to the water, which is surprising because many cold water dispensers introduce off flavors and odors. The fridge comes with a high performance filter, but I elected not to use it since I'm using reverse osmosis. It comes with a bypass device installed in case you don't want to use the filter. The filter housing is located on the interior ceiling and takes up very little space. It's nice because it is in a 'clean' area and not underneath or behind the fridge. The icemaker is fairly small, it holds 48oz of cubes when full. With 4 people on a hot day it runs out early in the day. It takes a full 24 hours to make about 32 oz of ice. The cubes are on the small side, which is great because they are easy to fit into water bottles, etc. I just wish it made ice faster. As with the water, the ice was free from any flavors and odors. The auger is solid stainless steel rod, the crusher blades are zinc coated steel plate. The bin is fully enclosed, which probably helps keep out odors. The bin is difficult to remove though, it's difficult to unlatch. Noise is on par with most refrigerators, which means it's pretty quiet. The icemaker makes 'normal' sounds when filling with water and when dropping the cubes. After dispensing water, there is a moderate clunk from the solenoid, but nothing too bad. Dispensing crushed ice is loud of course, but every fridge is like that. I did not notice any other pops, groans or weird noises in general. Overall quality is good, but there were some construction issues, including the sticking shelves. I had to trim off insulation foam that was sticking out of seams, the shelves had sharp plastic 'flash' that needed trimming, and there were sharp edges on the handles. The ice bin was full of plastic and metal debris and had to be hand cleaned. The interior had a very strong plastic odor and had to be aired out for 2 days, even after a full wipe down. All in all, I like the layout and the large open spaces, and the simplicity of the storage and controls. I'm a little disappointed in the uneven temperature and the fact that it doesn't cool down to the configured setting.

Pros Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design Cons poor temperature control

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LEDengineer

CA
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  • Great unless you like ice!
  • September 16, 2016

Have had this product 3 days and have to call service already since the ice maker will not make ice AT ALL. The layout the refrigerator is great but the ice maker takes up a lot room not to work!! NOT HAPPY.

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UnhappyShopper

Burleson, TX
45 to 54, Female
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  • Bought this refrigerator 2 weeks ago already broke and lost...
  • May 23, 2017

Bought this refrigerator 2 weeks ago already broke and lost all my food. Won't send me a new one sent a repair guy that's here now for 3 hours and hasn't fixed it. He said I can wake 4 more days for a part and hopefully that will fix it. 2 young kids and no refrigerator. Home Depot is the worst!

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  • Great Space and good features
  • October 06, 2015
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Very nice stainless steal finish. Is has a ton of room in the fridge and freezer sections. I like the quick cool drawer as this not only quick cools but gives you extra space for you drinks. The french doors gives you plenty of room with nice adjustable shelves that also slide in and out for easy access to you items. The lower freezer is quite large with 2 pullout drawers that make it very easy to sort your items in the freezer. The ice maker and water dispenser is very easy to hook up and works quite well. Over all this is a top notch fridge that looks great and has all the features and storage you would want.

Pros Durable, Lots of Features, High Quality, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight

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Kmbrt

Rochester Hills, MI, USA
55 to 64, Male
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  • Very Nice Looking.
  • October 20, 2015
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I would highly recommend this Refrigerator.It is well built and the thought put into the design shows. It has a stainless front with elegant handles,The sides are painted with a color close to the front. The install was easy and the shelves were well packed on the inside of the fridge.The directions were easy to follow.The water filter was not installed so you need to do that and while your at it you might as well write down the filter number to keep with the Manuel,Easier to order if you already have the number handy. The shelves have a lot of different adjustments so finding the right height is easy.The freezer is large with two areas for frozen foods.Temps hold true,checked with a fridge and freezer thermometer. This Is a beautiful looking refrigerator that should last for years.

Pros Durable, Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design

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mcknzy

Hoquiam,WA
45 to 54, Male
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  • Great Selection
  • October 18, 2015

Wow! What a great refrigerator. When I saw that the 24.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Monochromatic Stainless Steel was available, I grabbed it immediately and I can't say I have looked back. Delivery was wonderful. I received a phone call to set up a time for installation and hall away of my old fridge. I can't say that I took advantage of this service completely because I wasn't ready for installation or hall away at that time, I needed to wait a week for other reasons, but the guys were courteous and on time. I installed the 24.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Monochromatic Stainless Steel with a friend. First, the refrigerator was packed with enough foam and packing tape to fill the Grand Canyon. Even if this thing fell on its side, I don't think it would have had a chance to scratch. The directions were great. They clearly described how to take off the handles so that we could move it from my garage to the kitchen, and fully explain the various features. I love the space on the inside. For a refrigerator that has a built in ice maker on the door, I think the space available is wonderful. There is actually some room on the left door for storage. The rest of the shelves are adjustable and easy to configure, so storage for my family of four is fine. The ice maker and water dispenser are wonderful. I've never had a fridge with either before, so to me this is a luxury. The ice maker can make cubes of various sizes and the water fills a glass in a respectable amount of time, no waiting for what seems like forever. The quick cool feature is pretty cool! It works great at chilling cans and items that need to be lowered in temperature faster than just sticking it on a shelf. We tried it out a few times and it seems to work well. Finally, it is very stylish. We needed a stainless steel fridge to complete our kitchen. All of the appliances were stainless expect for the fridge. Now it feels like the kitchen is complete. I especially like the modern looking blue lights emitted from the ice/water dispenser. I would definitely recommend the 24.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Monochromatic Stainless Steel to a friend or family member.

Pros Lots of Features, Easy to Install, Stylish, Good Size & Weight

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Smo77

Central, CT
35 to 44, Male
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  • The best refrigerator we ever had
  • September 24, 2015
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This is indeed one beautiful fridge, everything is one colour and that is what monochromatic means, just a design and not an actual type of stainless steel. It is a very large capacity fridge with many different storage options and functions. Fast cool option is very helpful and convenient if you want to cool soft drinks or juice as soon as possible. The LED lighting provides a very bright light and I am sure very energy efficient. Tap touch controls are amazing and make management of the fridge a very easy and enjoyable task. The fridge has so many useful and helpful functions that it is impossible to list every one here. The fridge is very beautiful not only from outside, but inside as well. We can say without any hesitation that it is the best refrigerator we ever had.

Pros Durable, Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, High Quality, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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Roman

Boca Raton, FL, USA
55 to 64, Male
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  • 24.7 cu. ft. French door refrigerator
  • November 10, 2015
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I really like the design, sleek and flawless. The door handle and color perfectly match with the unit’s stainless steel body. The refrigerator fit perfectly into the opening of my previous fridge which is slightly smaller than this one. Leveling this unit was easy using the front, adjustable feet. Installation was easy, shelves and drawers fit perfectly. We had to remove our home front door to bring the fridge in but that’s very common with large appliances. I am impressed by the capacity as well. Adjustable shelves and drawers are great. Nice LED lighting and the internal water filter is extremely easy to install and replace. There’s a nice crisp option for the fruits and vegetables. When I first plugged the fridge in, it started cooling immediately. The express cooling option really got things going fast. The unit is very quiet too.. Chilled, filtered water along with ice are available on the front door. There are two options for ice; half round cubed and crushed ice. Freezer is great. Drawer is smooth and balanced. I like the push-pull shelf quality and capacity. Definitely looks classy and elegant. I haven’t seen anything related to this unit that looks cheap. Nicely designed and manufactured. I would recommend this one without hesitation.

Pros Easy to Clean, High Quality, Looks Great

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By: Oceanking
  • Great functionality.
  • October 03, 2015
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I would recommend this French door Refrigerator in Monochromatic stainless steel. The Refrigerator is very impressive upon first inspection. Clean lines and the color looks great in any kitchen. Lots of storage options, use full width pantry or move the shelves around. fast cool option can be used when you need to cool down items fast, like when you first get home with the groceries from the store. water and ice dispensers are separate in the door, which I like because sometimes in other units with a single control I find they leak. Spill saver glass shelves make for easy cleanup. The meat and cheese drawer I am very impressed with, finally a large not deep drawer so I can find what I need without having to dig to the bottom of such a deep container. 2 Veggie crisper drawers give me options to put fruit in one and veggies in the other. gallon door storage bins for milk or 6 pack soda. Freezer drawer has 4 separate compartments for variety. Bright LED lighting make it easier to see your choice. I like having the freezer on the bottom, so that I can put full trays of food on the top shelves. I find that it keeps all my food at the right temperature. I think you would be happy with the refrigerator and all its options.

Pros Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design

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Coeur D' Alene, Idaho
45 to 54, Female
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