Rated 5 out of 5 by Maddey1129 Excellent value
This product has excellent features and is a great value. The quality, style and ease of use are better than the other brands we considered.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cragar good price, great value
nice looking style and easy to use features. ice maker is superb
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gmalove Love my LG Side by Side
I love my new LG Side by Side. The 27 cubic foot is the perfect size. I love the drawers that slide out. It keeps food the perfect temperature. Love the ice in the door feature and that the crushed ice makes the perfect crushed ice! I have learned to hold my glass as close to the top of the dispenser to avoid it spilling and missing the glass, but that is a little adjustment. I would like it to make ice a little quicker than it does. I just have to hit the ice button once a day. But, then it is summer and we are using a lot more ice. All in all I LOVE it.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rchate1 This product is great
I have only owed this refrigerator for a few months, but it is Quite,works as it should, looks good, performs good, price is good, all and all I am very happy with this product, I also have a LG washer and dryer that I have owed for less than a year,they are very quite and work great also they wash and dry very fast and I am very happy with them.Thanks LG for making very good products. I will be buying more of your great products.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tita So far, so Great!
Been about 2 months of ownership...no problems or design issues on my part. VERY quiet motor, ice drop can be startling but that's normal. I guess I'm not used to a brand new refrigerator because I don't have to keep the temperature on high to feel cold! Seems very efficient.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PowderBud Very nice, but a couple design flaws
I bought this refrigerator around July of 2013, so I've had it for a year now. First the positive: Temperature in both sides, freezer and refrigerator seems very stable and consistent. I prefer the side-by-side design over the new (old) design with the freezer on the bottom as it's much easier to find things and organize them. The stainless steel finish is very good in not showing fingerprints, as long as you maintain the surface with stainless steel wipes which also makes it a lot easier to clean sticky stuff off of it. The lighting inside is fantastic with one caveat, the very bottom product compartment has no light in it at all. I often forget to use it, or even notice it because it's so much darker than the rest of the compartments and shelves.
The most annoying thing about this refrigerator is the water/ice dispenser. Regular sized glasses don't catch all the ice (crushed) falling from the dispenser. No matter how I position the glass, inevitably many pieces hit the floor. They're hard to see so some end up melting into water which gets stepped in, and thus causes the floor to get dirty faster, especially directly in front of the frige. Even a very wide mouth cup can't seem to catch all the crushed ice pieces because you can't hold the cub high enough to eliminate the issue.
Another design issue with the ice/water dispenser is that there doesn't seem to be any way to set the light to stay on longer or just stay on, like at night time. So when I want to get water or ice, I have to turn on the overhead lights to see what I'm doing. I hate that when I happen to get up early or in the middle of the night. I wish the light just came on when a glass is inserted into the space and delayed a bit before turning off.
The user control panel on the ice/water dispenser is not very intuitive. When ever I have guests over, I always have to demonstrate the controls to them, nobody can ever just figure it out. It appears to many that you would press the lighted icon for a function, but you actually press the words "Ice Type" to select between cubed ice, water, or crushed ice. I do like the size of the opening, I can fit a full size pitcher in it though the water flow rate is a little slow for filling up a pitcher.
These few design issues could be very easily made more user friendly by LG, but I would be happy if they could rectify the ice dispensing on my floor with a retrofitted solution. I won't hold my breath on that one.
The shelves inside are very nice. Easily removed for cleaning or reconfiguration. And the air seems to flow well throughout the unit.
Dimensions: The dimensions of the unit do not account for bowing of the sidewalls which is at least an inch (1"). If, like me you are replacing a much older refrigerator and cut the tolerance close, you may be in for a rude awakening. I think manufacturers recommend a certain clearance but from what I've seen, most of us don't do that. I ended up having to cut 1/2" off a counter top, and another 1/4" off the side of a pantry cabinet to get this thing in the space where my old refrigerator was even though the dimensions were the same according to LG's information and my measurement of my old frige. I was only willing to do so because I anticipate replacing my cabinets in the future. Otherwise, I would have returned the unit.
Overall, I am very pleased with this refrigerator. It looks great, seems to run perfectly after only a year, but it's very quiet and efficient.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dandy don great features and quiet
Do not regret buying this product. You can change all shelving, the lighting is great and is very quiet when running. Also like the quick setting for faster ice making.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by John Features
Don't like the selection feature for ice and water. Prefer separate outlets. Water not particularly cold.
July 12, 2014