We finally decided on and bought our refrigerator today. We had researched some although not that much. We knew we wanted stainless, french door with bottom freezer...well my wife did. I didn't really care as long as it wasn't GE. We (and other family members) have had issues before with GE and I just don't think their products are built to last.
Of course, that is who Ryan uses for appliances, but hey, what are you gonna do. I'd rather have a quality home so I wasn't going to choose my builder based on what appliances they use. Trust me, when my fridge went out, it was a lot less hastle to replace then when my foundation was sinking.
So. Drum rolll.....
We went with this LG (model LFC25776ST.) It's stainless steel, 25 cu ft, french door, twin blowing (seperate for fridge and freezer.) We got a good deal on it at HH Gregg after some shopping around. We were actually going to buy from Lowes but went back to HH Gregg because the guy there was the most knowledgable and since they are paid commission, I wanted to give him a fair chance to earn our business. He did! I explained what our other option was including model (equivalent Samsung at Lowes) and he got online, found the price and went to his boss. They ended up beating the product price and matched the 5-yr warrenty price even though HH Gregg seems to have the better warranty. The only thing is I had to pay $69 for delivery but it has a 100% rebate. Lowes is free delivery right now, no rebate needed. I don't mind dealing with rebate though. It was a fair trade for all the information he gave me and better price on the fridge.
We didn't care to have the ice/water on the door for 3 reasons:
1) most models are few hundred dolllars less without it
2) cleaner/sleaker look
3) 2 yr olds like to press buttons and even though it has a child lock, who wants to push a button for 3 seconds to unlock their water/ice....I might as well just open the door. Wow Americans are so impatient; I want my ice NOW : )