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The LG LSXS26326S hides powerful cooling in a drab exteriorA $1,500 side-by-side from LG, the LSXS26326S lacks style, but makes up for it with awesome performance.
HI, i'm Andrew Gephardt, for CNet. Today, i'm taking a look at the LG LSXS 26326S. This is a $1500 dollar side by side fridge. We're looking at a 26.2 cubic foot capacity with 17 in the fridge and 9.2 in the freezer. So I like the way this fridge looks. Its a stainless steel finish. It looks like a big metallic box. The control panel is the only thing that I think looks a little dated. But maybe this is my own thing. I kept wanting to hit the buttons up here. where it says the ice pipe and it looks like you should be able to press and scroll. But you got to come down here and hit ice pipe to control the panel. Minor issue but I was annoyed a couple of times. Yeah. Pretty standard looking but in an appealing way. Middle of the road $1,500 price but guess what this thing performs like a champ. In both the standard 37 degree and test and the cooler 33 degree test the middle shelves of the fridge hit the mark exactly over the three day period. It was awesome. Also, it fits a surprising amount of stuff, better than the other side-by-sides we've tested so far. You won't fit an extra large pizza box in here, it's too narrow far that. You also don't have a lot of options for shelf positions, there's really only two choices for each. That said, you put one on the lower side and one on the upper side and you will have enough. Height for your jugs of milk. Other tall items like soda bottles, and condiments. You'll have plenty of room for those on the nice roomy door bins. We actually fit more stuff in here than we thought we would when we tried to load it chock full of groceries. So it's not perfect, it's missing little amenities that I like. Like spill proof shelves, humidity sliders on the drawers. And, if you want a cheaper option that does all of that, you'll find plenty in the top freezer category of fridge. But, $1500 really isn't a bad price. Remember, you can usually negotiate with large appliances, and find them cheaper than the MSRP. And if you are looking for a side-by-side in particular, the LG LSXS26326S does really well where it counts and it is well worth your consideration as a more than competent side-by-side. For more be sure to check out my full review on cnet.com for cnet I'm Andrew Gebhart.