Frigidaire FFSC2323LS 22.6 Cu. Ft. Side By Side Stainless Steel Review$1,899.00
The front of this side-by-side has a stainless steel finish. On the left door, which opens onto the freezer, is a through-the-door ice and water dispenser set just below the control panel. It's quite large, taking up a large portion of the door. Unfortunately, the plastic feels cheap compared to the rest of the fridge's exterior.
As is the case with many stainless steel fridges, this model picks up every fingerprint and smear. If you do a lot of cooking and keep going in or out of the fridge, or if you've got a house with lots of children, then you'll wind up doing a lot of polishing to keep the doors and handles clean.
The control panel is located just above the water dispenser on the freezer door. The buttons are quite large with big, clear labels. They're also very spread out, resulting in a larger-than-average panel that takes up a lot of door space.
The two vertical handles are actually quite small for a side-by-side, running just over two feet in length. Also stainless, they match the front, curving in to rest flush against the doors.
The water and ice dispenser is all made of black plastic, with a small white spout sticking down for the water. It's operated using a small paddle, and has a small lip that allows you to rest your glass while it's filling.
The side-by-side Frigidaire has the freezer on the left and the fridge on the right. These two compartments run the full height of the overall appliance.
The fridge interior keeps has three adjustable shelves with rear-mounted hooks, with a fourth shelf set below that. At the very bottom of the fridge section are three drawers. The middle shelf is a crisper drawer with adjustable humidity control, and a regular drawer at the bottom without any adjustable settings.
The top drawer is labeled the Chill Drawer, and has a a small switch to the left of it that allows you to control the drawer's temperature.
The water filter is located at the top right corner of the fridge, and is replaced by sliding it forward and back.
The Frigidaire's fridge door has quite a few storage options. A dairy bin is found at the top, with three adjustable bucket shelves below that. Right below the third shelf are two beverage racks, which can fit bottles that are laid on their side. At the very bottom is a fourth, smaller, shelf.
The top portion of the freezer is occupied by the Frigidaire's ice maker. Under that are three small wire shelves, with a pull-out wire drawer on the bottom.
As is the case with the freezer interior, a large chunk of the door is occupied by the ice maker. In this case, it's the portion of the device that allows the ice to dispense through the door. As such, there's not much else going on - a very small shelf is found at the very top, with three fixed shelves located on the bottom portion of the door.
The ice maker has a rather awkward removable front. In order to turn the machine on or off, or to remove the large tray in order to access bulk ice, this cover has to be removed.
The back of the Frigidaire has a metal cover. Running up the right side is a water pipe that supplies the ice maker.
The Frigidaire's sides have a black matte finish. Using a design that doesn't match the front of the fridge very well is a decidedly lower-end move, and means that if your fridge is exposed on either side, you run the risk of having a color that clashes with the rest of your kitchen.