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Old 03-17-2005, 10:47 PM   #1
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Bottom freezer, 3 door refridgerators

Does anyone have one, and do they like it?

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Old 03-18-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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I've not had the 3 door , but have had the bottom freezer and I loved it. My next one will be that kind.
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:36 AM   #3
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i've looked at them in the stores. i like the fridge part but i hate the freezer part. doesn't look like you can put much in there lol. i'll just stick with my freezer ontop fridge i guess.
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:23 AM   #4
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My folks had a bottom freezer and loved it - since cold goes down it makes sense!
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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My folks had a freezer on the bottom (Sub Zero). It actually just broke and is going to be very expensive to fix. I do not know if they liked it or not, but I couldn't stand it. Because you have to stack things one on top of the other, if you ever want something on the bottom then you have to go digging and pulling everything out. You can't just move something to the side to see what is back there like in a side by side or freezer on top.

Yes cold air sinks so it would seem to make sense to have the freezer on the bottom, but in my parents model, when you open the freezer, the sides are open too so all the cold air spills out anyway.
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:47 AM   #6
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Excellent point GB!
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:59 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. I don't care that much about the freezer, I keep most of my stuff in a large freezer in the garage. I'm really thinking more about the french style doors. My kitchen isn't really small but it would give me more walk by room.
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Old 03-18-2005, 07:18 PM   #8
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I had a bottom drawer freezer/refrigerator at our last home and absolutely loved it! I had the drawer type rather than the side door opening type on the freezer so cold air didn't pour out as with side opening styles. Same goes for one unit freezer types, the side door style is less efficient than the top lid style because the cold doesn't pour out when open. When you think about it, you go into the refrigerator part of the unit tons more times a day than going into the freezer part and it's more reasonable to have the food you are most often looking for at an accessible height, so not so much bending over, i.e., to get in the veggie drawer, etc. At our current home, it came with a side by side refrigerator freezer and I find that the freezer side holds next to nothing and the fridge side doesn't hold large platters well at all. You definitely need a separate freezer if you plan to have anything more than about a week's worth of frozen food on hand. I'll definitely go with the bottom drawer freezer type with our next refrigerator, and I do kind of like the models where the fridge part as two doors, with the idea that even less air escapes when open. Have a great weekend everyone! :)
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Old 03-19-2005, 06:17 PM   #9
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Growing up my mother had a freezer in the bottom and boy was that great. I always thought it was more convenient as everyone is all day in and out of the fridge, but not so the freezer (except in summer for ice cream).
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I had a bottom drawer freezer/refrigerator at our last home and absolutely loved it! I had the drawer type rather than the side door opening type on the freezer so cold air didn't pour out as with side opening styles. Same goes for one unit freezer types, the side door style is less efficient than the top lid style because the cold doesn't pour out when open. When you think about it, you go into the refrigerator part of the unit tons more times a day than going into the freezer part and it's more reasonable to have the food you are most often looking for at an accessible height, so not so much bending over, i.e., to get in the veggie drawer, etc. At our current home, it came with a side by side refrigerator freezer and I find that the freezer side holds next to nothing and the fridge side doesn't hold large platters well at all. You definitely need a separate freezer if you plan to have anything more than about a week's worth of frozen food on hand. I'll definitely go with the bottom drawer freezer type with our next refrigerator, and I do kind of like the models where the fridge part as two doors, with the idea that even less air escapes when open. Have a great weekend everyone! :)
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