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Refrigerators

Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1
 
Approximate retail price:
$2000
Summary: This 17.5 cu.-ft. conventional bottom-freezer cabinet-depth Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1 refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • a built-in water filter
  • digital controls on its front door
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Type: Conventional bottom-freezers
About - Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1

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.


Temperature performance:
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.

Energy efficiency:
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:
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.

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Features & Specs - Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 17.5
info Cabinet-depth model Yes
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Fisher & Paykel RF175WCRUX1
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Ice Maker is a big disappointment
1/12/2013
Pros
Excellent Finish Insout
Good capacity
Cons
Ice Maker Design Problems
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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