I can fill my fridge with groceries again thanks to our new Amana Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator

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Here’s something I bet you didn’t know – we have had a fridge for a long time (too long) that worked fine unless you tried to put a fair amount of food in it.  When I say a fair amount, I’m talking like maybe 2 grocery bags full of items that may go into the refrigerator.I’m not talking about cramming every single inch of the fridge full of food for a party.  For a little over a year, when our fridge was ‘filled’ with a full load of groceries– milk, juices, fruit, veggies, yogurts, lunch meat, cheese, bagels, breads, etc. within a few hours, the fridge would be “warmish” and the temp rising.  The freezer would be frosting over.  The time I heard my husband actually say to me “You can’t put so much food in the fridge, it can’t handle it” I knew we had a problem.  I mean, the basic idea of a refrigerator is to actually keep food cold, right?  So having one that I can’t put food into…well, I had a lot of thoughts to share about that. It got to the point of us having to thaw the freezing unit -thingy almost every time I went shopping with the freezer disassembled and me blowdrying the frost away….we’d lived like this for months. Frustrating, annoying, and expensive (I err on the side of caution in case foods spoil).

amana 21.9 cubic foot bottom-freezer refrigerator stainless steel filled

Fast forward to now, and we have a brand new Amana 21.9 -cubic foot bottom-freezer refrigerator, and guess what?  I can fill the fridge!  It’s like the most beautiful thing in the world!  It’s also stainless- brushed, so the kids can still cover every single bit of the front with magnets….but it’s sleek and modern looking.  And it works.

amana bottom freezer

Did I mention it works?  The guys came to install the fridge, they plugged it in, turned the settings to 3 and voila. It turned on, and that’s it.  We haven’t had to adjust things or thaw things. I have gone to BJ’s and stocked up on all kinds of things and no matter how much food there is, the fridge keeps working! It’s quite amazing. I am in love with my Amana bottom-freezer refrigerator. I won’t lie.

amana bottom freezer inside lookOn a more serious note, I’m really happywith this refrigerator.  It’s energy-star efficient, which is super important to us.  It’s estimated to cost about $43/year to run.  That’s HUGE to us. We pride ourselves in not having high utility bills.  We are diligent about turning lights off, unplugging  appliances and electronics when not in use- but the refrigerator has always been a tough one- it’s not like you can unplug it half the day!

The 21.9 cubic foot refrigerator is the perfect size for our kitchen.  Do I dream of a larger fridge? Yes. I won’t lie. But it won’t happen. Our house is too small.  The 21.9 cubic feet really is enough to comfortably keep groceries for a family of 5 who go through a lot of produce and beverages well stocked. Nicely sized drawers mean I can put the makings of our salads in the vegetable crisper, and a good amount of fruit in the fruit drawer.  The drawers are spill-catchers- which to me is a must-have with small children or clumsy adults (me) in the house.   The drawers are also half-width so you can move them to whatever heights work best for your refrigeration needs. 

amana bottom freezer full

I love my fridge. It’s really attractive, functions well, and fits my kitchen.  It’s got what I need and does the job it needs to do. It’s fairly priced at $1449.00.

The only “thing” is that with stainless (and I mean ALL stainless), everything shows. I have 3 little kids who like to help themselves to things in the fridge and/or freezer.  That means I have a constant display of a variety of sizes of hand and fingerprints all over my refrigerator.  It’s not something that bothers me.  If it bothers you, I’d still recommend this fridge- but I’d maybe get it in black or white and not stainless. If the fingerprints bug you before you buy it, think how much they’ll bug you when they are in your sight all day long!

I received a refrigerator for review.  Opinions are my own.

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  • Right now I have a side by side refrigerator that I do not like. The freezer side is so small I cannot fit very much, never a turkey – I wind up bringing my turkey to my daughter’s house. My next fridge is going to be one with the freezer on the bottom!

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  • Freezers are an important investment.

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  • I love the bottom freezer units. I tried to talk my husband into getting one the last time we purchased a refrigerator, but he found another model that he thought suited our purposes better. What I like about this refrigerator/freezer is that it has adjustable shelves in it.

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  • Wow! You must love that fridge! Our fridge is small and as basic as they come. Maybe someday I’ll be able to gt something so nice as this Amana! Looks so roomy and I soooo love that!

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  • What a great looking fridge! I always wonder how nice a drawer freezer would be! :)

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  • I love the new bottom drawer refrigerators and having a side by side everything is tight whether it be the refrigerator section or the freezer, this one looks like you can fit a lot in it. Thanks for sharing!

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  • I love the style of this refrigerator, with the freezer on the bottom.I want one!

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  • You have a lovely and efficient fridge!!

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  • A thing of beauty! I do love my stainless fridge, which is a little smaller than this one. It makes ice, though, and we’re two grownups so fingerprints are limited to the door handle areas.

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  • I absolutely love my fridge like this. Amazing!

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  • Awesome fridge!! We have a fridge that came with our house which has been hanging on by the last thread (same issue as you…we can’t put too much in it. GR!). Love this review. Just so you know (and i am assuming that you do, because you are the woman who knows everything) – but there are some great wipes out there that you can use right on the refrigerator so that it is always looking at its best.

    Adding this one to my list to check out…we need to get one before the summer!!

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  • Oh what a lovely fridge! I so feel you on the broken appliance thing, I hate it when something breaks down and you have to make do with a half-functioning fridge/washing machine/stove/etc (I’ve done all three at various points, LOL!). Now you can finally stock up again!

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  • We considered a bottom freezer…but since we are ice cube addicts, we were a little afraid of all the bending.
    Yours is a beauty!

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    • I’m an ice cube lover too.

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  • I am so jealous! I’ve been window shopping for a bottom-freezer fridge and this one is certainly drool-worthy.

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  • What a beautiful fridge!!! My sister has one, and I’m in love. When we move from our apartment to a house I must get one!!

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  • Wow I can’t believe the issues you had with your last fridge! Boo! This one LOOKS amazing but also glad to hear how well it works!

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  • I really want a stainless steel fridge. Now that is spacious.

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  • I can not even believe the amount of space you have. Jelly, green jelly.

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  • That is beautiful.

    When you said your old frig got warm, do you mean the outside of it? That’s what mine is doing, so that has my interest.

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  • I LOVE that fridge! Ours is 21.9, too, but it’s a side-by-side that came with our house and I kind of hate it. The freezer drawer is a fabulous idea and with that below, you have more room for wider stuff. Congrats on a fridge that works properly! :)

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  • Our fridge is a side by side and bigger than yours, but honestly, it looks like you have WAY more space to put things. We have a family of three and right now of two because my daughter is in college and I swear, I feel like we never have enough room in our fridge.
    Enjoy your new purchase! It looks great.

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  • I can see with young children how everything would show. Stainless steel is easier to wipe down.And, I love the freezer on the bottom.

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  • I love the idea of having the freezer on the bottom. It would be so much easier to store stuff!

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  • I love that fridge! I want one with those dividers in the freezer!

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  • Nice frig. It actually looks like ours but ours is in black. I think I like the stainless steel version better. I love having the freezer on the bottom

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  • Love the Freezer on the bottom with pull out draws. TFS.

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  • Nice fridge,I’ve got one thats similar.

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  • Okay I LOVE this fridge! The space is amazing and I’m so green LOL Enjoy it!

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  • i’m trying to win one of these on another blog, wish me luck!

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    • Good luck! You will love it!

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  • i would love to have this..

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  • That is one nice fridge. I love how there are draws for the freezer. Things do get too piled up that way. :) Thanks for sharing.

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    • It’s a lot easier to find things like ice packs for booboos!!

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