The LG LFX25974[ST] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the LFX25974[ST] 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 LG LFX25974[ST].
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model LG LFX25973ST come from our tests of model LG LFX25974[ST], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
LG, a leader in the bottom-freezer, will be introducing a four-door French-door and more LED lights throughout its refrigerators as well as taller integrated dispensers and a new 33-inch model with ice and water dispenser.
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.
This refrigerator is very noisy. You cannot hear the compressor but it has a fan that runs 24x7 unless the door is opened.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
from CDA, ID
Bad Ice Maker
I have owned this product for 1.5 years. I was extremely pleased until the ice maker went out. After further inspection, a wire was cut in half and had what appeared to be burn marks. I called customer support, and after 3 phone calls was transferred to corporate. The gentleman I spoke with said LG only stood by their product for the duration of the warranty which was 1 year and that I should have purchased the extended warranty. I'm on the hook for the icemaker.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Recent LG fan
from Orange County, CA
Happy with LG
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
They had other models that had larger ice makers, but that was not a leading factor in our choice to go with LG. This particular model was the largest we could buy and fit in the space we had in our kitchen. Even though the ice maker is a little small, it is efficient and we never run out of ice in our house (yours, of course, may be different). Our kids love the small ice cubes that it produces. I like the layout. It has a great deal of interior space relative to its external dimensions, and it has been working perfectly for us.