EW28BS71IS Review

Electrolux EW28BS71IS

Electrolux EW28BS71IS Electrolux

Capacity: 27.8 cu ft
Width: 35-5/8"
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5 / 5


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Key Strengths & Weaknesses
The price per cubic foot of refrigerator capacity is 85% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new refrigerators for lower price efficiency. Each cubic foot costs about $60 more than the average new refrigerator.  
Features The Electrolux EW28BS71IS has a higher than average number of features. Some features are for functionality and convenience, others are style and appearance. It's important to weigh your needs and desires vs price.
According to EnergyGuide estimates this model will use 13% more electricity than the average new refrigerator and ranks in the bottom 25% for more energy usage. Annual electricty use is about 60 kWh higher than average.  
& Ice
The ice and water system is significantly above average and includes an icemaker, through-the-door ice and water dispenser, and water filter. Through-the-door dispeners will encourage your family to drink more water.
One of the best available manufacturer's limited warranty on the sealed refrigeration system (SRS). The SRS typically includes expensive components such as the compressor, evaporator, and condensor. Subject to change.

Electrolux EW28BS71IS Refrigerator

General Ratings
MSRP $3499 MSRP - The Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 119% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of new refrigerators for affordability. It is priced about $1900 more than average.  
ENERGY STAR Qualified - The EW28BS71IS is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds the federal standards for energy efficiency. About 85% of new refrigerators are ENERGY STAR qualified.
Availability Discontinued - This model is no longer available for purchase from Electrolux. It may still be available new from one of Electrolux's associated retailers, or used through newspapers or online sites.  
No Sabbath Mode - Does not include a mode that helps individuals abide by Jewish law prohibiting work on the Sabbath. This mode is not common and is only available on about 10% of new refrigerators.  

Size & Style Ratings
Capacity 27.8 cu ft - The cubic foot capacity of this refrigerator is 24% higher than average and ranks in the top 20% of new refrigerators for larger capacity. It has about 5.2 cu ft more space than the average new refrigerator.
19 cu ft (68%) Fresh, 8.8 cu ft (32%) Freeze - The average percent capacity for new refrigerators is about 69% fresh food, 31% freezer. This model allocates it's space about average.  
Color Stainless Steel - Stainless steel is currently the most popular color and material for appliances. It's durable, resists bacteria and germs, and provides your kitchen with a clean, sleek, modern look that doesn't fade or discolor.
Depth Standard-Depth 33" - Most refrigerators are between 30" - 36" in depth and extend out a few inches beyond your base kitchen cabinets. Shallower refrigerators termed counter-depth are also available.  
Lighting LED - LED lights are more compact, brighter, and longer lasting than incandescent or CFLs bulbs. They also do not radiate heat into the fresh food compartment, helping perishables stay fresh longer.

Water & Ice Ratings
Icemaker Icemaker Included - About 80% of new refrigerators like the EW28BS71IS are equipped with a factory installed icemaker and ice bin. Most consumers feel it's an indispensable feature that's convenient for drinks.
Dispenser External Water & Ice - External dispensers are common and provide both water and ice. They're more convenient than internal dispensers and promote better drinking habits for your family and children.
Filter Water Filter Included - Helps purify and improve the taste of water and ice. If you don't already have a whole-house water filter, this is an important feature. Some models have a filter change indicator light.
Auto-Fill No Auto-Fill - This Electrolux refrigerator is not equipped with a convenient capability to automatically fill your water container with a preselected amount of water. Feature found mainly on high-end refrigerators.  

Fresh Food Ratings
Evaporator Single Evaporator System - Fresh food and freezer sections use the same evaporator, which is standard on most refrigerators. Humidity levels are maintained at the same level in both compartments.  
Temperature-Controlled Drawer - Equipped with a drawer where the temperature can be independently maintained and adjusted. Ideal for meats, cheeses, or beverages that you need to keep colder.
Chill &
Fast Chill / Freeze - Can't wait for that drink or beverage to get cold, or for that melted ice cream to harden? The EW28BS71IS quick chill and/or freeze feature rapidly prepares your favorite cold items for consumption.
Crispers Humidity Control - Includes crisper humidity controls for flexibility in preserving freshness. You can select higher humidity levels for most vegetables, or lower levels that are appropriate for many fruits.
Door Alarm Included - If the door is not completely closed an audible alert is sounded after a certain period of time. Great feature, especially for children, to prevent wasted energy or food spoilage.
Temperature Alarm Included - Provides an audible alert if the interior refrigerator temperature rises above an unsafe limit. Supplements a door alarm by also warning you of power or system failures.

Convenience Ratings
Door Bins
Gallon Door Bins - The Electrolux EW28BS71IS has door bins that will hold gallon milk or juice jugs. Gallon jugs are heavy, cumbersome, and frequently accessed - large door bins make the job much easier.
In Door
No Door-In-Door - Standard refrigerator doors without an additional storage compartment. Door-in-door is normally only found on some high-end refrigerators and allows you to easily access your favorite items.  
Glass Shelves - Fitted with glass shelves that can contain spilled liquids to one shelf level. Shelf height can be adjusted up and down to accommodate tall food items and are easily removed for cleaning.
Automatic Defrost - Interior coils are automatically heated at regular intervals to remove frost that builds-up due to moisture in the air. Most new refrigerators on the market have auto-defrost capability.
Single Compartments - Designed with the standard single fresh food and freezer compartments. Some refrigerators have dual fresh food drawers or dual freezer drawers for added convenience.  
Can Rack Included - Designed with a special rack or compartment for storing your favorite canned drinks. Provides for better organization and promotes easier access to your favorite sodas.
Wine Holder Included - A special compartment or holder is available to store one or more bottles of wine. Keeps your wine bottles secure and sometimes offers temperature adjustment chilling.

Control Ratings
Electronic Temperature Control - Like most new refrigerators, the EW28BS71IS temperature controls are digital. Modern electronic controls are more accurate than mechanical and easier to use.
Digital Temperature Display - Internal refrigerator temperature is digitally displayed so you can monitor levels for safety and correctness. Desired temperatures can be adjusted as required.
LCD LCD Touch-Screen - Refrigerator controls include a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) touch screen that allows you to monitor information and choose varying options with the touch of a finger.
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - Does not include the latest technology that allows you to use special software applications designed for the kitchen area, and to interface with the Internet. Only available on a few models.  

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