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.
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.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
LG refrigerator model LFX25974ST
Bad Ice Maker
this refrigerator worked fine for almost 13 months.At about 14 months the flapper door that releases the ice cubes would not open and caused the ice to clog and not drop out.<br />We use the ice maker regulary and there should be no reason that this should occur under normal use.<br />I emailed LG and they said beacuse it was out of warranty( by 2 months) i would have to pay for a service man to come and take a look.<br />I have read online that there are many people having problems with this model and the icemaker.<br />Sad that you pay thousands of dollars and the appliance gives you problems after such a short time
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Warning do not buy
Bad Ice Maker
Not Cold Enough
This fridge has been very disappointing and been a nightmare. To begin the ice maker sucks and i have found that many other people have had problems with their ice maker with this fridge as well. The ice freezes up into a solid block and you have to open the ice tray and break it up before anything will come out. <br /><br />Second you must shut the left door before the right door otherwise the doors won't shut properly. <br /><br />Last our fridge is less than 2 years old and is already having major issues. We had throw away hundreds of dollars worth of food because the fridge staying cool enough and won't get colder than 60 degrees.<br /><br />I wish I would done my homework on LG fridges because in looking at reviews from around the Internet very few people are satisfied and the few that are be, prepared for it to break down on you within the first few years like did.