FPUI1888LR Review

Frigidaire FPUI1888LR

Frigidaire FPUI1888LR Frigidaire
FPUI1888LR

Refrigerator
Capacity: 18.3 cu ft
Width: 30"
MSRP: $1099
Price Level

$60

Per Cu Ft
Features

7

Key Items
Energy Use

335

kWh Annual
Water & Ice

1

Key Items
Warranty

1 / 1

Yrs P/L SRS

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Price
Level
The price per cubic foot of refrigerator capacity is 13% lower than average and ranks in the top 50% of new refrigerators for price efficiency. Each cubic foot costs about $10 less than the average new refrigerator.
Features The Frigidaire FPUI1888LR has an average number of features that represents a standard new refrigerator. It has more features than a basic refrigerator, but doesn't offer premium features found on higher-cost models.  
Energy
Use
According to EnergyGuide estimates this model will use 34% less electricity than the average new refrigerator and ranks in the top 25% for less energy usage. Annual electricty use is about 165 kWh lower than average.
Water
& Ice
Basic system with only an icemaker. The water-line is not filtered and it does not include an external or internal water dispensing system. Dispensers are convenient features found on about 60% of new refrigerators.  
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 FPUI1888LR Refrigerator


General Ratings
MSRP $1099 MSRP - The Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 32% lower than average and ranks in the top 40% of new refrigerators for affordability. It is priced about $500 less than average.
ENERGY
STAR
ENERGY STAR Qualified - The FPUI1888LR is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds the federal standards for energy efficiency. About 85% of new refrigerators are ENERGY STAR qualified.
Availability Available - This model should still be available for purchase from Frigidaire or their associated retailers. Refrigerator designs are not changed as often, but may become abruptly discontinued.
Sabbath
Mode
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 18.3 cu ft - The cubic foot capacity of this refrigerator is 20% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of new refrigerators for smaller capacity. Smaller capacity is a personal choice to fit your needs and budget.  
Space
Allocation
14.2 cu ft (78%) Fresh, 4.1 cu ft (22%) Freeze - The average percent capacity for new refrigerators is about 69% fresh food, 31% freezer. The fresh food allocation of this model is 9% higher than 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 30-1/8" - 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 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 FPUI1888LR 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 No Water Filter - Water supply line is not filtered inside the refrigerator. Filters help remove particles and impuities and improve taste. Not required if you already have a whole-house water filter.  
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
No Temperature-Controlled Drawer - Does not have a drawer with an independent temperature control. This feature is convenient for keeping meats, beverages, or other foods at a colder temperature.  
Chill &
Freeze
No Fast Chill / Freeze - The FPUI1888LR cannot rapidly chill drinks and beverages, or quickly freeze items such as softened ice cream. This feature is usually found on some higher-priced models.  
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
No Door Alarm - If you or your children have ever accidentally left the refrigerator door slightly open, you realize that this can be a wonderful feature. Helps prevent wasted electricity or even food spoilage.  
Temp
Alarm
No Temperature Alarm - Does not have the capability to alert you if the interior refrigerator temperature rises above an unsafe limit. No audible warning of power outages or internal system failures.  


Convenience Ratings
Gallon
Door Bins
Gallon Door Bins - The Frigidaire FPUI1888LR 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
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
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
Mechanical Temperature Control - The FPUI1888LR uses older technology knobs or slides that adjust the temperature. Mechanical controls are sometimes found on lower-cost refrigerators to save money.  
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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