FGHG2344ME Review

Frigidaire FGHG2344ME

Frigidaire FGHG2344ME Frigidaire
FGHG2344ME

Gallery Series
Capacity: 22.6 cu ft
Width: 35-5/8"
Discontinued
Price Level

$97

Per Cu Ft
Features

16

Key Items
Energy Use

466

kWh Annual
Water & Ice

2

Key Items
Warranty

1 / 1

Yrs P/L SRS

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Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Price
Level
The price per cubic foot of refrigerator capacity is 42% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 25% of new refrigerators for lower price efficiency. Each cubic foot costs about $30 more than the average new refrigerator.  
Features The Frigidaire FGHG2344ME 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.
Energy
Use
According to EnergyGuide estimates this model will use 8% less electricity than the average new refrigerator and ranks in the top 50% for less energy usage. Annual electricty use is about 35 kWh lower than average.
Water
& Ice
Produces filtered ice with an icemaker and water-line filter. Does not include an internal or external water and ice dispenser. Dispensers are a convenient feature found on about 60% of new refrigerators but are a personal choice.  
Warranty
SRS
The manufacturer's limited warranty is the basic 1-year parts and labor. Some brands offer longer warranties on the sealed refrigeration system, including expensive components such as the compressor.  


Frigidaire FGHG2344ME Refrigerator


General Ratings
MSRP $2199 MSRP - The Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 38% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 40% of new refrigerators for affordability. It is priced about $600 more than average.  
ENERGY
STAR
ENERGY STAR Qualified - The FGHG2344ME 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 Frigidaire. It may still be available new from one of Frigidaire's associated retailers, or used through newspapers or online sites.  
Sabbath
Mode
Sabbath Mode Included - The Sabbath Mode helps people abide by Jewish law that forbids work during the Sabbath. It prevents lights and possibly other electrical activity from occuring when the door is opened.


Size & Style Ratings
Capacity 22.6 cu ft - The cubic foot capacity of this refrigerator is about average when compared to all other new refrigerators. The volume is within about 0 cu ft of the average-size new refrigerator.
Space
Allocation
15.7 cu ft (69%) Fresh, 6.9 cu ft (31%) Freeze - The average percent capacity for new refrigerators is about 69% fresh food, 31% freezer. This model allocates it's space about average.
Color Black - Refrigerator colors are a personal choice that should reflect your taste and complement your kitchen. While this refrigerator is not stainless steel, it's protective paint and coating is still very durable.  
Depth Counter-Depth 28-1/4" - Provides a built-in look with a thinly designed refrigerator that fits nearly flush with your kitchen cabinets. Counter-depth appliances provide a more visually appealing kitchen design.
Lighting Standard - Incandescent or CFL bulb lighting is common, but they take up more space than LEDs and are not as bright. They also radiate heat that can potentially shorten the shelf-life of meat and perishables.  


Water & Ice Ratings
Icemaker Icemaker Included - About 80% of new refrigerators like the FGHG2344ME are equipped with a factory installed icemaker and ice bin. Most consumers feel it's an indispensable feature for drinks.
Dispenser No Dispenser - This model is not equipped with a water or ice dispenser. This saves on electricity usage, but about 60% of new refrigerators come equipped with one as most consumers find them useful.  
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 - Not applicable as this refrigerator is not fitted with a water and ice dispensing system. Auto-fill allows you to preselect a specific amount of water and fill-up the container hands-free.  


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.  
Temp
Drawer
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 &
Freeze
Fast Chill / Freeze - Can't wait for that drink or beverage to get cold, or for that melted ice cream to harden? The FGHG2344ME 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
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.
Temp
Alarm
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
Gallon
Door Bins
Gallon Door Bins - The Frigidaire FGHG2344ME 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.
Door
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
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.
Auto
Defrost
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.
Double
Drawers
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
No Can Rack - Does not include a special rack or compartment that stores canned drinks. While this feature is helpful to some consumers, you can still keep your space organized and store your cans without it.  
Wine
Holder
No Wine Holder - While this refrigerator does not have a separately designed compartment for storing or chilling bottles of wine, it offers several multi-use areas that can be used for wine bottle placement.  


Control Ratings
Temp
Control
Electronic Temperature Control - Like most new refrigerators, the FGHG2344ME temperature controls are digital. Modern electronic controls are more accurate than mechanical and easier to use.
Temp
Display
No Temperature Display - Internal refrigerator temperature levels are not visually displayed for monitoring and adjustment. While less convenient, you can purchase a separate thermometer to be placed inside.  
LCD No LCD Touch-Screen - Like most refrigerators, this model does not have a Liquid Crystal Display for monitoring operations and selecting options. LCD's are sometimes included on higher-end refrigerators.  
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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