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piedmontdiva

Interesting to see all the US vs Europeans convos going on. I'm an American living in Europe and have an "American" refrigerator. That's what they call the ones that have a water and ice dispenser in the door. It is huge but doesn't hold diddly squat because of the setup inside (the shelves have an unusable area in the back of ALL of them of about 4-5 inches!!) At least it's a AAA rating. RE: why we have big ovens? I had to source a big ENOUGH oven simply because I want to cook an entire turkey at least twice a year. It was only when I started to try to get an entire TURKEY that I realized that even their turkeys are smaller over here! haha! No butterballs to be had, I'm afraid. And the Italians don't appreciate stuffing. Go figure. But that just means more for me. Haha!

   
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mrst878

Thank you Houzz for keeping this article around. Currently planning our kitchen update /remodel and while we are splurging on full custom cabinets not interested in replacing our fairly new full size fridge, so we're planning a cabinet which will surround it but allow space for a taller model later with a removable shelf at the top (BlueStar or Sub-zero, in a couple of years when we pay off the cabinets LOL!). We would then have a counter depth fridge in the overly deep cabinet (just pull it out further). I thought might be better to size the cabinet for the counter depth and let the front of the current fridge stick out which would look silly, so I wanted to see if anyone even put cabinetry around a 'regular' depth fridge. BTW space is NOT an issue. Thank you Houzz for suggesting this and showing some pics of how it could work. Also kind of funny comment stream, if mostly unrelated to the actual article topic.

   
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User

Please do not buy a Samsung fridge. mine leaked 13 months after we bought it. it ruined my floor. it ices up in the back and under the bottom drawer. it ruins food on a regular basis. when you call consumer cares at Samsung, they will tell you it is a warranty issue. imthat is probably a lie. Samsung fridges have known design defects since 2006 and there are class action suits against them. search on YouTube for Samsung fridge recall and you will find news stories about the thousands who have demanded reparation. if you bought a Samsung fridge, send it back or buy an extended warranty. or research other options to get refunded the money stolen from you when Samsung sold you a "lemon".

   

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