Dacor Renaissance Epicure EF36BNNFSS 19.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Stainless Steel Review$2,999.00
- Usable Space
Four half-width shelves, a full-width shelf, two crisper drawers, and a full-width drawer at the bottom provide a variety of storage areas for your groceries. The catch with the Dacor, however, is that it's a counter-depth fridge. Counter-depths, by their very nature, are shallower than their full-sized counterparts. Taking into account the not-insignificant amount space taken up by things such as the light fixture and the water filter, we determined that the Dacor's fridge cavity can hold a total of 8.99 cubic feet worth of items. It's not bad for a counter-depth, but still can't hold up against the larger models on the market.
Three fairly shallow bucket shelves provide additional storage on the left-hand door.
The dairy bin and two other shelves on the right-hand door also contribute. The storage space found on both doors is included in the aforementioned total.
The shallow, short freezer compartment looks small...and, unfortunately, looks are not deceiving in this case. The top drawer and bottom section, each divided into a left and right portion, total a meager 2.7 cubic feet of usable space. A large portion is taken up by the ice maker and its wire switch. You might as well use it, since you're going to lose a good chunk of space to it either way.
Below are the manufacturers own figures for capacity, and our own measurements for usable capacity. The manufacturers figures do not take account of the shelves, drawers and other removable features, but our measurements do account for the space these take up.