Whether you are looking for a quick replacement for your broken fridge or you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen on a budget, Frigidaire refrigerator lineup has got a wide variety of options that merge affordability with performance. With straightforward design and durability, along with consistent, high quality food preservation, it’s no wonder that the Frigidaire name has become synonymous with refrigerators in general. “Put it in the Frigidaire,” as my nana used to say.
Frigidaire refrigerators come in a variety of sizes and styles, including counter-depth, French door, top freezer, and our favorite, the column fridge/freezer model. They also offer a wide variety of modern, high-tech features, from humidity-controlled crisper drawers to smudge proof stainless steel.
In this article we’ll take a look at all the different models, designs, features and functions of Frigidaire refrigerators. We’ll tell you everything you need to know so you can choose the perfect cost-effective refrigerator for your kitchen design and lifestyle needs.
Frigidaire Refrigerator Series: Professional, Gallery, and Standard
In appliance terms, a ‘series’ is a line of products offered by the manufacturer. These product lines are differentiated by price, design, materials used, and features. Following the same logic, Frigidaire offers three series: Standard, Gallery, and Professional (good, better, best scheme).
The professional series is popular due to its sleek, sophisticated and modern design, including smudge-free stainless steel, and large round handles, combined with durability and reliability. The price-points start from $1,899.
Though a little less fancy and expensive than the pro series, the gallery series comes with some special features, including fingerprint resistant stainless steel, and unique, stylish handles. The price-points start from $1,349.
The standard series is the most budget-friendly among the three Frigidaire refrigerator series. These straightforward, no-frills models are fantastic budget-friendly options. The prices start from $499.
Frigidaire Refrigerator Styles
Frigidaire refrigerators come in a variety of different styles for every budget, design preference and kitchen size. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most popular styles.
Frigidaire French door style refrigerators have a professional-grade design. Its space-saving organization system and LED light guarantee easy accessibility of items. It offers a spacious interior that includes a flip-up shelf, which makes sure taller items fit easily. Frigidaire French door style has two separate compartments. The upper compartment opens like French doors, the lower compartment opens like a drawer. Its humidity control technology keeps items fresh for longer periods.
Single door Frigidaire refrigerators come with a pure-air filtration system. This system ensures your food items taste and smell fresh. The built-in alert system lets you know if the fridge is open or temperature unsteady.
Side by Side
This style of Frigidaire refrigerator comes with a water filtration system, which filters water, removing up to 99% lead and cyst. It comes with double doors that span from top to bottom. Its pure air system filters the air within the fridge, keeping it fresh always. Visibility and accessibility increase with its LED lighting system. Its interior storage is adjustable and very spacious.
Top Freezer Style
The top freezer style refrigerator is easy to clean. It ensures your food remains fresh for longer with its humidity-controlled crisper drawers. Items are easier to organize with its full-width wire shelf.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Refrigerator
The refrigerator is one of the most used and visible appliances in the home. Modern fridges not only keep your food cold but also regulate humidity and air flow to help with the shelf life. Here we’ll take a look at important features to consider when purchasing a refrigerator.
The term counter depth results from the observation that they are approximately the same length as your kitchen counter, usually between 27" and 30" deep. A counter-depth refrigerator is designed to fit within the kitchen cabinetry to create a sleek look. The absence of overextending doors with box-painted sides helps blend the refrigerator into the overall design of the kitchen and enhances the overall aesthetic.
Frigidaire has counter-depth designs for all series; Professional, gallery, and budget.
Climate Control: Temperature and Moisture
There is more to a refrigerator than just chilling foods and drinks. A good refrigerator should guarantee the safety of your food and the longevity of its storage. It does this by properly controlling the three major factors of refrigeration – temperature, humidity, and interior air flow. Being able to independently control these factors increases the shelf life of your items, minimizing food waste and saving you money.
Modern refrigerators have digital thermometers that display the exact temperature of the refrigerator. These refrigerators not only display the temperature, but they also allow you to adjust it.
Moisture plays an important role in food preservation. For food to store well and retain its freshness, the right amount of moisture is important. For instance, keeping your vegetables in a crisper drawer helps to regulate the specific amount of moisture needed so your veggies remain fresh.
Airflow is also an important climate control factor in refrigeration. Odor development and food contamination results when airflow is not optimal. A refrigerator with a good air system ensures proper airflow and filtration. This keeps the air within the refrigerator fresh and clean.
Adjustable Compartments with Individualized Temperature Regulator
The interior part of the refrigerator is what we make use of, so its design is very important. Before heading out to buy a refrigerator, it’s helpful to know how much space you need. A quality refrigerator comes with adjustable compartments. This improves storage and as well as the ease of arranging items within the refrigerator. Top brands now have refrigerators with individualized compartments, each with its own temperature regulator that can be adjusted depending on the temperature needs of the stored item.
Efficient Water Dispenser
Most modern refrigerators come with water dispensers. The quality and efficiency of water dispensers varies by manufacturer, so we recommend visiting the reviews of customers before purchasing a water dispensing refrigerator.
Ice Makers and Good Ice
Ice makers are a common feature in top quality refrigerators. Their tendency to breakdown is high because they contain parts that are in motion. To reduce future service visits, we recommend purchasing a refrigerator with a high-quality ice maker.
Also, the quality of the ice dispenser is of great importance. Low-quality ice dissolves fast and does not chill your drink properly. Additionally, the tendency for ice to clog up the dispenser reduces with a high-quality ice maker.
A water filter is a device present in the water dispensing system that ensures your water is free from contaminants. Since this device does an important job, making sure it is maintained is necessary.
Once there is a change in taste or smell of the water being dispensed, know your water filter needs a change. Replacing or changing the water filter every six months is optimal so that the accumulated contaminants do not sip back into the water.
Noise and Alerts
Noise from a refrigerator motor and its components is usually pretty low. That said, if you want to enjoy a really quiet home experience, there are refrigerators today that come with a noise suppression system.
You can also get a refrigerator that tells you when the door is open, or when the temperature drops. These modern features can help reduce food waste, and lower energy costs.
Best Frigidaire Refrigerators Review; Our Top 5 Picks
1) Best Overall: Frigidaire PRMC2285AF Refrigerator
Width: 36-inches | Height: 68-1/8- inches | Depth of cabinet: 24-1/2- inches | Total Capacity: 21.8 cu. ft. | Fridge Capacity: 13.4 cu. ft. | Convertible Zone Capacity: 2.6 cu. ft. | Freezer Capacity: 2.6 cu. ft. | Ice Maker: Yes | Alarm System: Yes | Digital Display: Yes | Energy Star: Yes | Counter-Depth: Yes | Water Dispenser: Yes | Air Filter: No
This latest model Frigidaire refrigerator is an upgrade from the previous gallery FG4H2272UF model. The PRMC2285AF is a top of the line professional series refrigerator. Unlike the FG4H2272UF, this model has a counter-depth design that blends into the kitchen.
Built with stainless steel material, the PRMC2285AF is fingerprint-resistant as well as smudge-proof. The shelf made from glass adds beauty to an already amazing design. It comes with a wider right side door which allows for a more extensive access.
Why we like it
- 13.4 cu. ft. fresh food capacity provides ample space for fresh food storage
- Interior LED lighting
- Door Ajar Alarm system
- Power failure Alarm system
- Two ice makers
- Crushed or cube ice
- Filtered water
- Wider right-side door for more access to food without opening the left side
- Auto-Close door
- CrispSeal drawers – automatically adjust humidity so your food lasts longer (removes excess humidity and locks in dry air)
- Twintech technology – regulates temperature in the fridge and freezer. Keeps fridge temperature balanced.
- Extra tall ice and water pocket at the door to accommodate large size bottles and pitchers
- Quick freeze option
2) Most Reliable: Frigidaire Professional FPBC2278UF
Width: 36-inches | Height: 69-7/8- inches | Depth of cabinet: 27-1/8- inches |Total Capacity: 21.6 cu. ft. | Fresh Food Capacity: 14.8 cu. ft. | Freezer Capacity: 6.8 cu. ft. | Ice Maker: Yes | Frost Free: Yes | Digital Display: Yes | Counter-Depth: Yes | Air Filter: Yes | Water Dispenser: Yes
The FPBC2278UF professional series with its sound suppression system guarantees you a peaceful home experience. Its removable wine rack is able to hold up to five beverages simultaneously. This model comes with an automatic alarm system that lets you know if the door is left open.
This model also has French doors, and its top-notch cooling system keeps the temperature of the refrigerator even at all times. The exterior water and ice dispenser means you do not have to open the refrigerator for a glass of water.
Why We Like It
- Fresh produce is kept fresh
- Can rack for easy access of canned beverages
- Digital display and controls
- Easy organization and accessibility
- Smooth glide of freezer drawers
- Multi-level LED lighting
- Space-wise organization
- Quick freeze
- Dual ice makers
- Humidity-controlled CrispSeal drawers for storage of vegetables
- Pure air filter
3) Best Budget: Frigidaire FFSS2615TS Refrigerator
Width: 36-inches | Height: 68-7/8- inches | Depth of cabinet: 28-3/4- inches |Total Capacity: 25.5 cu. ft. | Fridge Capacity: 16.5 cu. ft. | Freezer Capacity: 9 cu. ft. | Ice Maker: Yes | Digital Display: Yes | CSA Certified: Yes | Energy star: No | Water Dispenser: Yes | Air Filter: No
The Frigidaire FFSS2615TS is a budget model side-by-side refrigerator. The doors open from top to bottom, giving you the full view of the refrigerator whenever you open the doors. This model gives you over 100 ways to adjust and customize the refrigerator to your needs and offers more space for storage of items, with its store-more shelving system. Automatic system alerts when water filter change becomes necessary.
Why we like it
- Presence of door storage improves refrigerator storage capacity
- LCD controls for easy selection of options
- Deli Drawer for keeping meat and cheese fresh and organized
- Exterior water dispenser
- Front and rear rollers for easy movement
- Crushed ice dispenser
- Pure Source water and ice filtration system
- Gallon door bins
- Diary compartment
- LED lighting
- Energy saver
4) Best Top Freezer: Frigidaire FFHT1425VW Refrigerator
Width: 27-5/8-inches | Height: 59-7/8- inches | Depth of cabinet: 25-1/4- inches. ft. | Fridge: 10 cu. ft. | Freezer Capacity: 3.9 cu. ft. | Ice Maker: Optional | Energy Star Certified: Yes | Frost Free: Yes | Digital Display: No | Water Dispense: No | Air Filter: No
The Frigidaire FFHT1425VW top freezer is a top-quality refrigerator. This model comes in two equally beautiful and elegant colors, black and brushed steel. The top freezer design of the FFHT1425VW means it can fit into small spaces in the kitchen.
Both the fridge and freezer sections of this refrigerator contain door bins. These bins greatly improve the storage space of this modern model.
Why We Like It
- Flexible internal storage system
- Full-width glass shelving system, present in both freezer and fridge
- Spacious door bins
- Space for inclusion of ice maker
- Very affordable
- EvenTemp cooling systems ensuring consistent temperature
- Humidity-controlled Crisper Drawer
- Auto close doors
- LED lighting
- Half-Width sliding meat/deli drawer
5) Best Built-In Columns: Frigidaire Professional FPFU19F8WF and FPRU19F8WF
Width: 33-inches (each) | Height: 71 3/4-inches (optional 75" or 79" w/Trim) | Depth: 24-inches | Capacity: 18.6 cu. ft. (each) | Ice Maker: Yes (Freezer) | Water Dispenser: Yes (Fridge) | Energy Star Certified: Yes | Air Filter: Yes
The Frigidaire professional models FPFU19F8WF and FPRU19F8WF come in a column style. At first glance, these two models look the same.
The only difference between these two models is that the FPRU19F8WF has an internal water dispenser and no ice maker, while the FPFU19F8WF boasts of an internal ice maker but no water dispenser. Both models ensure your food items remain fresher longer with their air circulation system.
The alarm system of these refrigerators alerts you to temperature changes, power failure, and an open door. Both models are spacious and would serve a large family comfortably. The counter-depth design ensures it blends well with the kitchen. These models are up for release in June 2020.
Why We Like Them
- EvenTemp cooling system equates the temperature within the refrigerator
- Adjustable shelves
- Stainless steel smudge-free body
- Fingerprint resistant body
- Internal water dispenser for FPRU19F8WF and internal ice maker for FPFU19F8WF
- Digital temperature control
- Space-wise organization system for easy organization and accessibility of items
- CrispSeal crispers drawer
- Sabbath Mode
Frigidaire refrigerator offers a wide range of refrigerators and at affordable prices. The refrigerators are cost-effective and efficient. Depending on your budget and taste there are different styles and series available. Frigidaire refrigerators at minimum cost provide high quality, service, and durability.
The low point of this elegant brand is the lack of connectivity. The absence of wifi and other forms of connectivity is what differentiates this brand from high budget brands. But for what it lacks in connectivity, it makes up in service provision and longevity.
Is Electrolux the same as Frigidaire?
Electrolux brand is the parent company of Frigidaire. While Electrolux supplies Europe, Frigidaire supplies mainly the United States of America.
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