Considering purchasing an LG ice maker? Whether you need to store a platter for an office party or to fill a cooler with ice for a little league football team, price, capacity, and efficiency are sure to be at the top of your checklist when choosing a new refrigerator. Truth is, understanding the difference between seemingly identical products can be difficult. Today’s refrigerators have far more bells and whistles than just a few years ago, making them more aesthetically pleasing, but a long-term purchase decision cannot stand on looks alone.
So, how do you choose what’s right for you? Don’t worry, we picked a few similar French-door styled appliances to compare to an LG Ice maker & refrigerator by examining price, features, design quality, capacity, and warranty -- just in case things don’t go as planned.
ABOUT LG ICE MAKER & REFRIGERATOR
LG have been in the electronics business since the 1960’s. They have gained wide recognition and consumer trust for manufacturing and selling reliable home appliances including refrigerators and LG ice makers. Since 2014, LG has added SMART features to their products, once again taking charge as an innovation leader.
Today LG ice makers and refrigerators boast impressive features, size, and value, making them a convenient choice for large families. We have specifically selected the LG LFXS28968S to review under the umbrella of LG products. This LG ice maker is a super-capacity refrigerator with several innovative features, including a slim, space-saving LG ice maker that lets you use the majority of the 28-cubic-foot interior at full capacity. Also, the fridge’s contoured doors, hidden hinges, and smooth interior add to its aesthetic appeal.
LG LFXS28968S is considered an ultra-large super-capacity fridge with a total capacity of 27.9 cubic feet. It is considerably larger than other similarly positioned ice makers we reviewed. The refrigerator part offers 18.6 cubic feet of storage space, enough to hold several bags of groceries. Its many features combine technology with a standard functionality that makes using it almost as fun as playing on a gaming device.
HOW IT COMPARES
We picked three similar products to the LG to see how they compare. The reviewed products are:
5 of 5 stars
The feature that first stood out to us was the efficient and well-planned use of storage space. With two crisper bins, this LG ice maker can keep for your fruit and veggies fresh and firm. Plus, the bin extends the full width of the compartment providing a space to hold large items such as party platters. As a further convenience, the tow crisper drawers have humidity control settings, while the long drawer has three temperature settings.
There are flexible storage options on both of the LG ice maker doors, including six bins for items you grab often such as drink bottles and condiments. These spaces are large enough to hold items such as gallon-size milk containers.
The external digital controls display shows this ice maker's temperature, filter replacement date, and more. There are separate digital sensors to monitor temperatures for the refrigerator, freezer, and room. The fridge has a cold air vent that flows through each shelf level to maintain fresh air within the interior compartment and an optimal food storage environment.
However, the unique aspect of this LG ice maker and refrigerator is its smart features, which allows you to control it with a phone app. LG's SmartThinQ® Technology allows you to access your fridge anytime anywhere by using your phone. It can notify you of something as simple as a door being left open, or more serious functionality issues. This can certainly come in handy for large families where this LG refrigerator may be easily taken for a revolving door. Further, its remote access features work with Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa to enable you to adjust the fridge’s temperature and other settings.
5 of 5 stars
With its handy storage solutions, large capacity and sleek design, this LG ice maker LFXS28968S should be at the top of the list as one of the best LG ice maker and refrigerators on the market.The space-saving appliance holds about 3.8 pounds of ice at a time.
This LG ice maker and refrigerator has a spacious freezer with a full-width drawer on top made of clear plastic that is great for holding small items. Lighting was a big consideration for the interior compartments, with a separate LED lamp lighting the interior of the freezer compartment. The LG LFXS28968S comes in two colors: stainless steel and black stainless steel.
5 of 5 stars
Freezer Capacity: 9.3 (Cu Ft)
Overall Capacity: 27.9 (Cu Ft)
Refrigerator Capacity: 18.6 (Cu Ft)
5 of 5 stars
LG Electronics covers the LFXS28968S with a one-year parts and labor warranty, an extended five-year warranty on the sealed system, and a 10-year warranty on the linear compressor.
5 of 5 stars
4.1 of 5 stars
A unique feature of this product is the two-tier freezer, allowing versatile shelf space and increased storage options. This is another energy-efficient fridge with a large storage capacity, but smaller than the average freezer. It is functional, with easily moveable drawers and shelves. In the design of this appliance, there was a definite emphasis placed on temperature control to keep stored products fresh and chilled.
Features (4.5 stars)
DESIGN QUALITY (4 stars)
Just under 25 (Cu Ft), this product makes the most of its smaller size by maximizing storage design. Its large and handy storage drawer is located beneath the french doors. The on-door ice and water filtration system offer unique features that will be handy for any family.
CAPACITY (3 stars)
Freezer Capacity: 6.70 (Cu Ft)
Overall Capacity: 24.7 (Cu Ft)
Refrigerator Capacity: 18.00 (Cu Ft)
WARRANTY (5 stars)
Maytag offers the standard one-year warranty, plus they include a 10-year warranty on the compressor.
PROS AND CONS
4.2 of 5 stars
This GE ice maker and refrigerator boasts a sleek exterior that comes in stainless steel, slate, black slate or black stainless steel finishes. These finishes are all smudge-proof to keep your appliance fingerprints free. The PYE22PMKES has 22.3 cubic feet of storage space in the main refrigerated section. There are five adjustable, spill-proof shelves within, as well as three bins. To add to its storage capabilities, it has six side bins on the doors, including three gallon-size bins to hold bulky containers.
Features (5 stars)
The obvious standout feature for this product is the on-door coffee maker and Wi-Fi features. It uses an advanced water filtration RPWFE replacement filter to reduce trace pharmaceuticals from water and ice. Another unique feature is the hot water scheduling. This allows your fridge to have hot water ready for you any time of day, simply by scheduling it through the GE kitchen app. Also, the full-width, electronic temperature-controlled drawer with colored LED lights are important storage features for any ice maker.
DESIGN QUALITY (5 stars)
On first examination, the basic design is standard with French doors above and a large capacity drawer below. Further review, reveals the smudge-proof resistant exterior and the unexpected convenience of hot single-serve brewing at your fridge. This ice maker is one of the most technologically advanced products reviewed.
CAPACITY (4 stars)
Overall Capacity (Cu. Feet): 22.2
Refrigerator Capacity (Cu. Feet): 15
Freezer Capacity (Cu. Feet): 7.2
WARRANTY (3 stars)
GE includes a standard one-year warranty on parts and labor. The water filter only has a 30-day warranty, but there is a five-year extended warranty on the fridge’s sealed system, which includes the parts that keep the refrigerator cold.
PROS AND CONS
4 of 5 stars
What stands out most about this product is its unique design of a top and bottom drawer, which allows it to exceed the government established energy standards. Its refrigerator space is just under 25 cu ft, allowing for versatility in storage options. The freezer, on the other hand, is quite small as compared to the other products reviewed. The exterior is fingerprint-resistant, making this a great choice for families with small children. The touch controls reduce and simplify cleaning time, making it easy to wipe down and looking new. The interior spill-proof shelves provide creative storage solutions, even handling on-door storage of milk gallons.
Features (5 stars)
DESIGN QUALITY (3.5 stars)
A unique design feature of this ice maker are the top and bottom drawers located beneath the French doors. This design consideration makes it easy and energy efficient for kids to quickly grab snacks.
CAPACITY (4 STARS)
Freezer Capacity (cu. Ft.): 6.73
Fresh Food Capacity (cu. Ft.): 17.78 cu ft
Refrigerators Capacity (cu. ft.): 24.5
Total Capacity (cu. ft.): 24.5 cu ft
WARRANTY (3.5 stars)
Whirlpool offers a 1-year limited warranty for this product.
PROS AND CONS
The price, features and innovative use of remote access technology make the LG LFXS28968S the undeniable choice. Not only was it the lowest priced appliance reviewed, but it was among the ones with the biggest storage capacity and energy efficiency. The limited color options are not significant enough to impact the overall 5-star rating of this product.
While a feature like the on-door Keurig coffee maker offers a unique touch, at this early stage, there are still a few kinks that need to be worked out before investing in such a high-priced appliance. The most closely ranked product would be Maytag’s MFI2570FEZ. However, the similarities are so great that the price difference wouldn't warrant purchasing the higher-priced item.
The LG refrigerator looks great, incorporates advanced technological features, like LG's SmartThinQ® Technology, and it is suitable for large families. You can’t go wrong with this purchase.
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