The Frigidaire Professional line of appliances, which launched in 2015, promises premium styling and performance at a more affordable price point, compared with the Sub-Zero refrigerators and Wolf ranges of the world. The new Frigidaire appliances come in standard sizes, unlike many pro-style behemoths, so you can get a higher-end look without renovating your kitchen.
We recently tested the Frigidaire Professional FPBS2777RF French-door refrigerator, $ 2,300. It does bring several sleek touches to the category, but from a performance perspective, it’s strictly middle of the pack.
Let’s start with the design. The stainless steel finish is in keeping with the industrial look, and the material’s fingerprint resistant coating cuts down on cleaning. The sturdy handles add to the refrigerator’s hefty form and feel, plus it comes with an optional trim kit, including louvers that can take the exterior height from 70 inches up to 79 inches. All in all, an impressive looking refrigerator.
As for performance, the Frigidaire Professional FPBS2777RF proved capable in our tests, delivering very good temperature control, energy efficiency, and quietness. But several dozen French-door refrigerators earned higher overall scores in our refrigerator Ratings, including the nearly 20 models on our recommended list.
The Frigidaire’s so-so ease of use score was a factor in the scoring. Though it has several nice convenience features, including an external ice and water dispenser, spillproof shelves, and an additional icemaker in the freezer, it’s lacking a temperature-controlled meat/deli bin and there’s no light in the freezer. If you can live without those features, and peak performance isn’t a priority, the Frigidaire Professional FPBS2777RF is worth a look.
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