How to buy a new fridge?
January 7, 2013 6:28 AM Subscribe
We need to get a new refrigerator. So which of the new refrigerator features are worth it? And how bad is bisque color really?
posted by smackfu to home & garden (29 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Our original to the condo early 80's refrigerator is on its way out. The door won't close well, the drawers are cracked, and it's just small.
So we go to Home Depot and look at them, and there is a huge variety of features and prices nowadays, from $500-2000. We know most of the features are just to have something new to sell this year (a pizza drawer?). And we've heard conflicting things from friends over whether the big "new" features like french doors and bottom freezers are good at all, or just trading old problems for new. Anyone with a recent fridge have experience here?
Also, choosing a finish is a big dilemma. All our appliances now are "bisque" which is appliance-speak for tan. A lot of the mid and high-end models only come in stainless / black / white, and we don't want black and don't think stainless is a good match with our kitchen cleaning practices. White is OK but is white any better than bisque in future buyer's eyes, or is it stainless vs not? And what is next after stainless, it seems like its been the high-end choice for 10 years now.