All Brand Service, Inc.

Major Appliance Repair

 

New Product Recommendations

Refrigerators

 

This information is provided to our valued customers. All Brand is a service company. We do not sell these products.  Models change frequently.  This is general information about brands, our experience based on their performance, and feedback we get from our clients. 

For questions about specific models and features, please call the manufacturer of the product for complete information.

 

Refrigerator technology has changed a great deal in the last 10 years. While new refrigerators have become more energy efficient, they also have become more expensive and are experiencing a shorter life span (usually about 8-10 years).

Solid state circuitry and micro processing control boards achieve accurate temperatures and savings with smaller compressors, but added components have made a durable appliance a temperamental, undependable and aggravating product.

height: 2722

Top freezer refrigerators offer the most space and dependability for the money.

Choose Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Maytag.

Bottom freezer refrigerators have gotten popular again. French doors on top will add approximately $1000 to cost without any real benefits. If the ice maker is located in the refrigerator section, it will take up valuable space.

Amana may be your best choice here. 

Side by side refrigerators are not recommended unless you have a door space problem in front of an island. They offer the least amount of usable space for the money. Water and ice dispensers through the door are the cause for many service calls and floods.

If you must go this route, choose Whirlpool or KitchenAid.

Avoid vertical ice makers or bins in doors with optical sensors, or ice makers located in the door.

Water filters are a waste of money unless you are on your own well for water supply.

Side by side refrigerators offer limited space but are necessary in kitchens with islands.

Top freezers make the
most use of space and
are very dependable

 

 

 

New refrigerators have 
an electrical "brain"

Even at a premium
price, new warranties
are only one year

Cafe doors are trendy and expensive with less usable space than top freezer designs

In the door Ice Makers are likely to need frequent and expensive repairs.

A) Best Buy  B) Good Equipment  C)  Just Average  D) Below Average  E) Not recommended
Brand Type Manufacturer Our Rating & Comments
Amana All Amana(Whirlpool) B  Good overall/Division of Whirlpool
Amana Bottom Amana(Whirlpool) C  Same as Whirlpool

Amana

Cafe Door

Bottom Freezer

Amana

D  Not recommended/Many service issues

Electrolux

Frig/Electrolux

D  Same as Frigidaire

Frigidaire

Frig/Electrolux

D  Poor repair history

Frigidaire

Gallery Series

Frig/Electrolux

E  Over rated/Same as Frigidaire

Frigidaire

French Door

Bottom Freezer

Frig/Electrolux

D  Not recommended

GE

All

GE

E  The worst/Very expensive parts/Repair 

     prone

GE

Profile/Monogram

*GE

E  Over rated/Over priced/Disappointing

     Very expensive parts/Worst of the worst

GE

French Door

Bottom Freezer

LG

E  Not recommended

Haier

No part distributors in the U.S. Made in China

Hotpoint

All

GE

E  Same as GE/Very expensive parts

Inglis

All

Whirlpool/Canada

B  Division of Whirlpool

Kenmore

Side by side

Whirlpool   10%

B  Same as Whirlpool/Good overall

Kenmore

Side by side

LG    50%

E  Poor warranty support/Made in S Korea

Kenmore

Side by side

Frig/Electrolux  20%

D  Same as Frigidaire

Kenmore

Side by side

Amana  20%

B  Same as Whirlpool

Kenmore

Top Freezer

Whirlpool  20%

B  Same as Whiirlpool/Good overall

Kenmore

Top Freezer

LG  40%

E  Poor warranty support/Made in S. Korea

Kenmore

Top Freezer

Electrolux  15%

D  Same as Frigidaire

Kenmore

Top Freezer

Amana  25%

B  Same as Amana

Kenmore

Bottom Freezer

Amana  50%

B  Same as Amana

Kenmore Bottom Freezer LG  50% Poor warranty support/Made in S. Korea
Kitchenaid All Whirlpool B  Same as Whirlpool/Good overall

Kitchenaid

French Door

Bottom Freezer

Whirlpool

D  Not recommended/Many service issues

LG

Cafe or Bottom Freezer

*LG Electronics

E  No part availability/Poor warranty support

Marvel

Bar Refrigerator

Marvel Ind

A  Good quality

Maytag

All

Whirlpool

Same as Amana/Division of Whirlpool

Maytag

French Door Bottom Freezer

Whirlpool

D  Not recommended/Many service issues

Panasonic

All

Panasonic

E  No part availability

Roper

No longer available

Samsung

*Samsung

E  No part availability/Service issues

SubZero

SubZero

E  No part availability

Thermador

Bosch

N/R  Pricey/Limited part availability

U-Line

Bar Refrigerator

U-Line

A  Pricey/Excellent quality

Viking

Whirlpool

C  Over engineered/Pricey

Whirlpool

All

Whirlpool

B  Average dependability

Whirlpool

French Door Bottom Freezer

Whirlpool

D  Not recommended/Many service issues