The LG LDC22720SW is an Energy Star-rated, bottom-freezer refrigerator with a capacity of 22.4 cubic feet. In professional tests, it gets excellent scores for temperature control, and very good scores for energy efficiency and noise level. Features include electronic controls, an internal ice maker, an open-door alarm, split glass shelves and interior freezer bins. User reviews generally say the unit is quiet, spacious and stylish, although some complain that the ice maker tends to spill cubes all over the floor.
LG refrigerators as a whole earn above-average marks for customer satisfaction, but their repair record is only passable. This fridge comes in white or stainless steel; the warranty covers the sealed system for seven years and all other components for one year. Another LG unit, the LFX25976SW (*Est. $2,200) , offers French doors and a wide array of features, including a through-the-door ice and water dispenser. However, it costs significantly more and some users report problems with the ice maker.
ConsumerReports.org includes the LG LDC22720SW among the refrigerators rated on its website, and we found more than 100 user reviews at AJMadison.com and HomeDepot.com. The annual appliance survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates gives users' opinions of the LG brand as a whole.
The LG LDC22720SW is one of 22 conventional bottom-freezer refrigerators -- as opposed to French-door models -- rated at ConsumerReports.org. Each is evaluated based on temperature performance, energy efficiency, noise and ease of use. Various brands are also judged on their overall reliability.
Review: Refrigerators, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Jan. 2011
More than 75 owners review the LG LDC22720SW, awarding it 4.5 stars out of 5. Users like the bottom-freezer configuration, and say the fridge is spacious and well lit. However, some say the ice maker tends to spill cubes all over the floor.
Review: LG LDC22720, Contributors to AJMadison.com, As of Feb. 2012
The stainless-steel version of the LG LDC22720SW garners close to 50 user reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Owners say the fridge has plenty of room, but they're divided over its noise level. More than 90 percent say they'd recommend it.
Review: LG Electronics 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of Feb. 2012
4. J.D. Power & Associates
In this survey of more than 5,000 consumers who have purchased refrigerators in the past two years, LG is among the highest-rated brands for overall satisfaction. It earns above-average scores for performance, ease of use, styling, features and price, and average scores for its warranty.
Review: 2011 Home Appliance Study: Refrigerator, Editors of J.D. Power and Associates, Aug. 3, 2011