Today’s appliance for my new kitchen is the one that I was most excited about – the refrigerator. I have had a traditional top mount fridge and a side-by-side fridge in the past. There are things I love about them and things that I didn’t like. So I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted this time around and I think a french door model incorporates the things I like about both of those models I have had before and fixes some of the things that I didn’t like about them.
So a french door model is like a top mount but reversed. The freezer is on the bottom, but then the fridge on the top but has a split door, which is where the french door comes in. This gives it 3 doors, but mine (another LG appliance) actually has 4.
Now the model I picked has an extra customizable storage drawer located in between the fridge and the freezer (the 4th door). I LOVE this feature. It’s the perfect drawer to use when entertaining or when you can’t fit a large item in your fridge. You can adjust the temperature on this drawer accordingly to what you need it for at the time. The dividers can also slide around to fit your needs at the time too. Right now, I use mine for drinks.
Now with this model, the ice maker is located in the left door of the fridge. So you don’t get a lot of ice storage like in a side-by side or top mount models. However, you could empty the ice storage when it is full and store extra ice in the bottom freezer. Since it is located in the door, you don’t get large ice cubes. They are baby ice cubes, but I love them. They are the closest thing to having pebble ice, which I love in my drinks. If I do have a party, I will probably just buy bagged ice for it which is inexpensive. I can live with this minor issue.
I also love the 2 easy access drawers located at the bottom front potion of the fridge. It’s perfect for those small grab and go snack items like string cheese. I can also tell my kids what is in there is fine to have access to. With being a food blogger, my kids need to check with me before just using anything in the fridge, because you just never know if it’s an item I need for a recipe I’m working on.
The fridge portion also has an door with in the right door of the fridge. With a click of a button, you can have access to just a portion of the fridge which is said to reduce cold air loss by 47 percent. This way instead of opening the entire door for those items you use often like milk (or Diet Coke), you just use the easy access door-in-door to get to it.
Now for the freezer portion of the refrigerator, it has an adjustable divider so you can section it off how you want to. Right now, mine is located right in the center.
It also has a thin drawer that slides over the top of the freezer. This is perfect for thin items like a box frozen pizza or bags of frozen vegetables. It will also work well when I have a pan of some kind of frozen creation I made that I need to place in the freezer. (Gotta love my feet in this pics)
The controls to the refrigerator (with the exception of the extra storage drawer) are located right on the door next to the drink dispenser. I love having it all right there plus it looks cool!
Now you can get this 4 door version of the refrigerator in a counter depth size. This make the fridge all nice and flush with your counter tops. However, it only has 23 cu ft. Size matters in my book so I opted for the 30 cu ft model. It isn’t all nice and flush with my counter and does stick out, but this food blogger needs as much space as she can get.
So there you have it, my refrigerator. I must say, I have been so happy with my choice so far.
For you locals, I did purchase my refrigerator for my new kitchen at the RC Willey Draper location with the help of a good friend, Lance Kingsford. He likes to cook himself and is a very knowledgeable resource for appliances. If you shop there for any new appliance, I high recommend you ask for him to help you out!
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I simply wanted to share my knowledge and experience with my readers.