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Old 02-27-2008, 06:55 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a Bottom Freezer Refridge

After 24 years I need a need refridge, it is starting to go.
old one is 16 cub
As I get old thinking ahead and a bad back- like the Idea of the fridge all at eye level and the freezer at the bottom. 25 cub
I have a full upright freezer for most things. The fridge freezer i use for bread, rolls, ice cream, breakfast sauage, bacon -- small stuff. But I am in for alot ice. I drink lots of ice water.

But now for the same price a 25 cub side by side with water and ice in door.
the fridge part is much more visiable on the bottom so i wouldn't have to struggle to get or see thing also thought can put the stuff for the grand kids on the bottom

so back to the bottom freeze/ i would have to keep pulling that the freezer drawer out just to get ice. hmmm whats your opinion

thanks for listening

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:06 AM   #2
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I have a bottom freezer that my dh talked me into. I'll never let him forget it! I don't care for it at all. You are correct when you said pulling the drawer out (or reaching in) to get ice is a pain. It's also hard to see what is in there. My sil loves hers however so it's a matter of opinion.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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We got one when we renovated last year - it's a tradeoff, for sure. I like having the fridge part easily accessible and everything visible, but the freezer is a bit of a pain. It can be hard to find things or remember what's in there. We did not get one with the ice/water dispenser in the door because it reduces the storage capacity of the fridge considerably - you lose storage in most of the door. Overall, I'm happy with it, though.

Maybe you could use an insulated ice bucket or an insulated beverage container so you wouldn't have to get into the freezer as often.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:15 AM   #4
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
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I have a bottom freezer and love it! I have a bad back too, so I keep a stool in the kitchen so I can sit down from time to time when I'm cooking. The fridge is right across from the stove, so I just sit on the stool to open the drawer and get my ice. The drawer has a pull-out shelf in the top section, making it very easy to find things.

I have a friend who is an experienced appliance repairman, and he recommends against in-door ice dispensers, as he says they are a high-maintenance item.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:03 AM   #6
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I have a bottom freezer and love it! I have a bad back too, so I keep a stool in the kitchen so I can sit down from time to time when I'm cooking. The fridge is right across from the stove, so I just sit on the stool to open the drawer and get my ice. The drawer has a pull-out shelf in the top section, making it very easy to find things.
Mine has the pull-out shelf, too. It's the bottom part under that where things tend to get lost, because I end up with two or three layers of items there. If you, or anyone, have tips on avoiding this problem, I'd love to hear them
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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I don't have a bottom freezer but my mom had one when I was growing up and she loved it. She still says to this day she'd love another fridge like that. Like you, she had a separate standing freezer. That said, I had to get another fridge a few months ago and I got a side by side with the water and ice in the door. I've never had an ice maker before - much less a thru the door dispenser. It's fantastic. It was easy to run the water line and both the water and the ice feature gets used all day long. If you use a lot of ice, consider the side by side or a french door model that has all three. (I looked at those but they were way too pricey for what I had budgeted. I ended up buying my daughter's 4 year old fridge that she was selling when she remodelled her kitchen a couple of months ago.)
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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I hate mine so much I barely use it. I go downstairs and put everything but ice and a few frozen waffles and the juice in the chest freezer.
It may be better if it were a slide out drawer type, but its just a door and if I have to look for something I end up sitting on the floor. Then the kids come help and grab the ice cream....
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:05 PM   #9
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We had one that gave up the ghost 7 years back. Everything in our price range to replace it then was too small compared to our 1966 model. So we went w/ side x side.

Sure miss the bottom freezer, it was our 1st one inherited w/ an older house we bought in 1995, gave the owner $50 for it at the time. Gave us pretty good life and we loved having the freezer on the bottom. Easier to get produce out of. Everyone has their different preference.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:50 PM   #10
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when i lived with my son, his fridg had bottom freezer, he also had a small chest type freezer in garage. i hated both of them. fridg. one did not have any room and ice cubes were a nightmare.

the freezer in garage, lost stuff in it. as many layers were frozen together. we did on occasion buy baged ice and put in chest freezer.

the one i have now, has freezer at the top, easy to see what it is there.

i had a side by side a number of years ago. freezer to narrow ,would not let me put things level on a shelf. am remembering a frozen dessert that was just to wide for narrow shelves.

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