Post # 1
So I have narrowed our fridge choices down to two options. They are essentially the same but one is $600 more and has some really cool, and seemingly useful, features. The differences are:
- Slide away shelves that just roll in to accomodate for large or awkward items
- 4 additional cubic feet of storage space
- a tilting freezer door with a shelf so you can just pop it out a grab something instead of pulling the whole freezer drawer out
- A 3 tiered (as opposed to 2 tiered) rolling shelf system in the freezer drawer so basicially more storage space and more convienent and organized
My question: Is it worth the $600 difference?
Post # 3
How could special drawer sliders possibly cost that much?!
Also, remember that 4 cubic ft extra will also cost you in more energy. Most families don’t need bigger than a 22-23 cubic ft fridge/freezer. Don’t get more just because it’s more!
Post # 4
@crayfish: The 4 extra feet are gained with the extra rack in the freezer so it shouldn’t really effect the energy since the same amount of space is being cooled.
Post # 5
meh, if I really felt I needed the extra freezer space I’d stick a freezer in the basement/garage
ETA $600 is a lot more. If we’re talking 1800 v 2400 thats a 1/3 markup for shelves
Post # 6
I would always go with extra space.
I have never heard anyone say “Darn… look at all my extra fridge/freezer space. I wish I had less” Especially around holidays and other events where there is a lot of food around.
EDIT Also, if its an energy rated fridge it will be cheap to run. Our new stand alone freezer is only $40 a year.
Post # 7
I think the extra space would be worth it.
Post # 9
@ThreeMeers: ditto, especially if this is a long term /future family home for you guys and you can afford it get the upgrade. You’ll never wish you had less space but you’ll always wish you had more!
Post # 10
I’d get the upgraded one. I always feel like I need more fridge/freezer space, yet we have a huge fridge for just two of us. We ended up getting a second for the garage off craigslist as we were constantly in need of more space.
Post # 11
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I’d say get the best you can afford, so you won’t regret it as quickly later when you want a newer model! The features might not be necessary, but you’ll probably always think about them and how nice it would have been…
Post # 12
The only one of the features I find useful (for me at least) is the extra space. We never seem to have enough fridge space (and we even have a totally separate smaller fridge for beers/pop.
But if you’d find them helpful and you can afford it, spend the extra money. A fridge is something you will have for a while.
Post # 13
I voted for something else. If it were me, and I just wanted more space. Then I’d go with a separate freezer and fridge altogether. It would probably be alot cheaper that way anyway because that does seem like a big mark up for some special shelves.