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Thermador Freedom Collection T36BB820SS
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Approximate retail price:
$7400
Summary: This 20.0 cu.-ft. built-in cabinet-depth Thermador Freedom Collection T36BB820SS refrigerator has
  • dual compressors
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • digital controls that show actual temperature
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About - Thermador Freedom Collection T36BB820SS

The Thermador Freedom Collection T36BB820SS is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, built in refrigerator models like the Freedom Collection T36BB820SS 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 is positioned as a company that delivers beauty with functionality, form, luxury, and efficiency. These high-end refrigerators are sold generally through independent dealers.

Features & Specs - Thermador Freedom Collection T36BB820SS
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 20.0
info Bottom-freezer Yes
info Side-by-side No
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Thermador Freedom Collection T36BB820SS
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
DON'T BUY!!!
6/12/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
No Service For Frig Avail
Best Uses
none
Comment:
THIS REFRIGERATOR HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE. WE BOUGHT IT ON A FRIENDS RECOMMENDATIONS. THE ICE MAKER HAS NEVER WORKED AND WHEN IT DOES THE ICE FREEZES TO ITSELF AND YOU CAN'T GET IT OUT. WE VE HAD THE RUN AROUND FROM 6 REPAIR MEN SINCE PURCHASING THIS PIECE OF JUNK FOR OVER $8000. THE REPAIR MEN WERE UNABLE TO FIX THE ICE MAKER AND THE LAST MAN SAID WE WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE LEFT DOOR!<br /><br />DON'T BUY THIS REFRIGERATOR!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
One of the worst appliance purchases
6/1/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Limited Shelving Options
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The freedom columns look great, but, that's where the pros end. Installation is a nightmare. It took 2 people an entire day to install and the install was still not done correctly. The ice maker has a tendency to allow the supply line to freeze causing water to slowly pour and freeze all over the inside of the unit. The control panels have needed to be replaced several times. Solenoids have burned out. Getting Thermador to replace anything has been a futile exercise. Stay far away from these units.
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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