4:37 PM 02/04/2013
I'm looking for a good new refrigerator in stainless steel that is not too big, 60" tall by 29" wide. There are cabinets above it, so it cannot be higher than this. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Sammie, there's not a lot of choices in that height. This one comes in SS and has some good reviews online - Frigidaire FFHT1513L
Andrew Mikhael, AIA
10:10 PM 02/04/2013 | 0 Votes
Great, Andrew, I actually found that one online today. It is very cheap too! Thanks!
11:15 PM 02/04/2013 | 0 Votes
Andrew, one question, I need the door to open with hinges on the left. It says "hinge side right." But it also says door is reversible. Does that mean that I can get the door to have the handle on the left instead of the right? My kitchen is very small, so I need the door to have the handle on the right, not the left.
11:19 PM 02/04/2013 | 0 Votes
If it says the doors are reversible (almost all models are) you can have the hinges on the left. They will charge you $20 or so to do this, but if if they need to take off the doors to get it through your doorways, they'd probably charge you that fee even if they don't reverse your doors
11:29 PM 02/04/2013 | 0 Votes
Thank you! I thought so, but wasn't sure!
11:34 PM 02/04/2013 | 0 Votes
Reversible door means you can have the door open whichever way you want.
The FFTR1513L will also work in those dimensions and has a slightly lower MSRP. Not sure what the difference is beetween the models. Frigidaire says the FFTR1513 is less energy efficient, but Energy Star and CEE say they're the same.
A couple caveats, if you have an extended wall to the right of the installation both models will need extra clearance to allow the door to open fully. And since you say you have a very small kitchen, the depth of the door open 90 degrees is 56" (plus clearance in the back, 1" at least)
11:35 PM 02/04/2013 | 0 Votes
Thank you! Very enlightening! What is MSRP? What is CEE?
12:01 AM 02/05/2013 | 0 Votes
I should have noted that the FFTR isn't available in stainless. Only bisque and white. Sorry!
MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price. It may or may not translate into retail prices.
CEE is Consortium on Energy Efficiency, they rank refrigerators into 3 tiers. Tier 1 has the same requirements as Energy Star uses, which is 20% less energy use than federal guidelines. (Both the models mentioned here are tier 1 at just over 20%.) Tier 2 is 25% better than federal guidelines, Tier 3 is 30%+.
12:20 AM 02/05/2013 | 0 Votes
My pleasure to help. Yes its reversible. Hinge side right must mean which way it comes, but you can change it.
Andrew Mikhael, AIA
11:47 AM 02/05/2013 | 0 Votes