Frigidaire is on the bottom end of the "name brand" appliances. I've
heard a number of not so good things about their refrigerators, but I
guess you are getting what you pay for. I've had a kitchenaid for 5
years, never a hitch.
Not the best brand at all. Used to be about 30+ years ago when it was a
part of General Motors. It is now owned by Electrolux. They have gone
through many different corporate owners and name changes and make appliances
under various names, Frigidaire being one of them.
We bought a Frigidaire from Sears about 6 months ago. It works, but
makes strange noises from time to time. A good feature is the coils are
on the back, making it easy to clean. I don't like the draws which are
short, allowing for the compressor. The temp seems to vary quite a bit.
Romaine lettuce seems to suffer (black slimey leaves) if left on the
bottom shelf but are OK anywhere else. The electricity use estimate on
the sticker was exactly right based on a Kill-A-Watt meter.
we had a frigidaire dishwasher ( i know you're looking for a fridge) and it
was CRAP! when we noticed the wood floors cupping in front of it, i pulled
the faceplate off and the pump hose wasn't clamped down, just placed on the
flange. was dripping for 2 months, baaaadddddddddd. Loud, too!
This is Turtle.
15 to 20 years ago Frigidaire was one of the best name brands known to man. Know
a days after the buy out of Frigidaire some time back they turned into one of
the cheapest pieces of equipment known to man. Frigidaire did buy out other
company also Maytag and G/E and all are the same. Any Brand not made by
Frigidaire or subs is always better equipment. Sorry but this is a stiff
"Yes, in all fairness, when I say we went cheap, I'm talking low-end. I
don't know if that makes a difference, but I want to be fair. "
That's why I specifically stated that I bought higher end Frigidaire
stuff. Since It's just me and I don't cook much I suspect that my
Fridigaire oven will last quite some time.
The Frigidaire frig sitting in my kitchen has been working without any
problems for the last 13 years. Even the ice maker just keeps
churning out ice. Can not speak for other people or todays models.
All the "major brands" seem to be of very high quality and have parts that
are reasonable obtainable. If you don't want to pay too much for parts,
stay away from the lesser known brands and real high end stuff (the quality
may be good but replacement parts may be harder to find).
Base your descision on features, energy rating, price and style.
Thank you for asking this question! I have to chime in on this one. We have
a fairly new Frigidaire dishwasher, stove and refrigerator that we bought
new when we moved into our house. They're all the absolute worst appliances
I've ever owned. In spite of ample hot water, we have to wash most of our
dishes before we wash them (!), the stove's thermostat blew one month after
the warranty was up ($196 repair), and our frost free refrigerator has to be
defrosted about every 6-8 weeks or it'll stop cooling altogether. I hope
someone kicks me in the butt if I EVER entertain the thought of buying
another Frigidaire appliance. (At least a new one; I can't speak about their
Please spend more or even buy a nice quality used appliance. You won't
regret it. We were cheap and now paying for it. If we could afford new
appliances we'd GIVE these things away.
As a repair guy, I like Whirlpool best. Seem to be dpendable, and fairly
easy to repair.
GE, I like the least. Well, them and anything Shears and Roebuck (anyone old
enough to remember that name?). I used to work for Shears, and I don't like
how they make off spec parts, that you can't get any where but Shears.
Frigidare seems to make good refrigerators, but not much else. Most of
their other appliances weren't as nice and were also rated pretty low by
Consumer Reports. I'd recommend you check the mag out for info like this.
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