The Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1 is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the RF175WCRUX1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
The following models have the same ratings as Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRX1 come from our tests of model Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Difference - Lacks external water dispenser and icemaker
The Ratings applied to untested model Fisher & Paykel RF175WDRX1 come from our tests of model Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Difference - Lacks external water dispenser and icemaker
The Ratings applied to untested model Fisher & Paykel RF175WDRUX1 come from our tests of model Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Difference - Lacks external water dispenser and icemaker
Features & Specs - Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
We bought our refrigerator yesterday, we haven't been able to get the ice cube maker to work, ive read the book, I guess I'll call the store where I purchased it, anyone have any suggestions???
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
from Montreal, Canada
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Ice Maker is a big disappointment
Excellent Finish Insout
Ice Maker Design Problems
The reason I purchased this fridge is that it is the only counter depth that can fit a 33 inch spot. The refrigerator looks really good. It is also nicely finished inside. Shelves are not made of plastic. All made of metal and glass. My biggest complaint is the ice maker. When I got the water line installed the fridge did a first set of 8 cubes (not a lot at a time) and stopped working. The water line froze. I had to thaw the freezer and the icemaker worked. HOWEVER, it takes at least 4 hours to make 8 tiny ice cubes (note the ice cube size is not the same as those of american fridge... they are tiny). Needless to say it takes a week to fill up the bin. I would not recommend it ... it is not bad but there are better choices out there.