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Jenn-Air JS42PPDUDB[SS] refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$7200
Summary: This 42-inch-wide Jenn-Air built-in side-by-side has through-the-door ice and water dispensers, an ice bin on the freezer door (for easy access and removal), and a door-open alarm. The model is available in stainless steel. It is not Energy Star qualified.
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About - Jenn-Air JS42PPDUDB[SS]

The Jenn-Air JS42PPDUDB[SS] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, built in refrigerator models like the JS42PPDUDB[SS] 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 refrigerators 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.
About This Brand

This brand, part of Whirlpool, is positioned for the cooking enthusiast. It is considered a high-end brand, and its appliances offer a slightly softer look than other pro-style models.

Features & Specs - Jenn-Air JS42PPDUDB[SS]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.3
info Bottom-freezer No
info Side-by-side Yes
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Jenn-Air JS42PPDUDB[SS]
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1.0
Big $$$ - Defective Product
1/20/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Not Energy Efficient
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Terrible fridge. 3 years in main board went out, Jenn air has no replacement. Out of warranty. Big bucks for below average fridge, better off purchasing a non built in plain fridge.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Model # Js42ppdudb02
12/20/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Doesn't Fit Frozen Pizza
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
Ice maker freezes solid. Have had servicemen out to look at it, was told nothing can be done about it. Bad design, apparently air enters through ice dispenser, freezing the ice bucket to the door, which makes it very difficult to remove. The ice turner, within the bucket will also freeze as the bucket of ice become more solid. So every few weeks you have to force the bucket off, turn upside down in your sink, and wait for it to thaw. <br /><br />Too bad, almost a great appliance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Avoid All Whirlpool Products
9/20/2014
Pros
NONE
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The Jenn-Air was a replacement for a prior JADE, a brand acquired by Whirlpool which had been unreliable and very noisy. This one was worse. The motherboard, referred to by another negative reviewer, failed and as he describes also, they claimed it couldnt be replaced. Their service contract is a joke and finally after a month they agrred to pay us half the cost of the fridge. Whirlpool has acquired numerous other brands in recent years including Maytag, Jade and Jenn-Air. Would recommend avoiding them all.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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