Why is the freezer on top of the refrigerator?

Why is the freezer on top of the refrigerator?

The reason goes back to the original freezer design which featured a top-mounted compressor. This compressor which generates heat while working hard to cool the fridge and freezer compartments is tucked away underneath the unit in modern refrigerators.

What are the best top freezer refrigerators?

The 8 Best Top-Freezer Refrigerators of 2020Best Overall: Whirlpool 18 cu. Best Budget: Frigidaire 13.9 cu. Best Splurge: GE 21.9 cu. Best Compact: Magic Chef Top Freezer Refrigerator at Home Depot. Best Large Capacity: LG Electronics 23.8 cu. Best Counter-Depth: LG Electronics Top Freezer Refrigerator at Home Depot. Best with Ice Maker: Best Energy-Efficient:

Is Whirlpool or GE refrigerator better?

GE and Whirlpool manufacture some of the best-rated, most reliable appliances, although the brands have different specialties. For instance, while Whirlpool gets top ratings for its refrigerators, GE ovens are the more reliable brand.

How long should a Whirlpool fridge last?

According to the 23rd annual portrait of the U.S. appliance industry, standard refrigerators usually last anywhere from 10 to 18 years, with an average life expectancy of 14 years. Compact refrigerator lifespan is even shorter, ranging from 4 to 12 years with an average life expectancy of 8 years.

Which is better Maytag or Whirlpool refrigerators?

Reliability. Both models are evenly matched in reliability, with high-ratings and satisfaction from customers, but the Whirlpool has a lot more positive reviews.

Are Whirlpool appliances reliable?

Least Reliable Refrigerators: Bosch and Frigidaire Puls notes in its report that named Whirlpool and KitchenAid as the most reliable refrigerators, that Whirlpool ranked highly among repair technicians, in part, because of its brand reputation and because many of its appliances are easier to use and repair.

Are IKEA appliances made by Whirlpool?

Even though some of the names are odd, most of the appliances are manufactured by Whirlpool. Consumer Reports recently tested a variety of appliances available at Ikea, including ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, a cooktop and a microwave.

Are IKEA appliances a good deal?

Not so much. There are currently 10 Ikea appliances in our ratings—ranges, dishwashers, and a refrigerator, as well as a cooktop and an over-the-range microwave. None are the top-rated, but two are CR Best Buys, offering impressive performance at a relatively low price. And a few others are worth consideration.