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It looks like a boring old fridge with in shiny stainless steel, but there's a lot more to the Frigidaire Gallery FGHT1846QF than meets the eye. Click through to see what I'm talking about.

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The FGHT1846QF has an 18.3-cubic-foot capacity, 14.2 of which are allocated to the fridge section down below.

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Nothing much going on in the 4.1-cubic-foot freezer up top.

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Check out the door bins, though. This is one of Frigidaire's "Custom-Flex" refrigerators, which mean that the bins hang on clever rails, making it easy to move them around as needed. You can also swap them out for extra features like a can dispenser or a water bottle holder.

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The top shelf slides in under itself to make room for tall items like wine bottles.

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If you need even more room, you can go ahead and fold the shelf up and out of the way.

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This isn't a huge refrigerator, but it makes good use of the space it has thanks to a storage-minded interior design that gets a lot of little things right.

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My main beef with this fridge is that it runs way too warm at the default setting. Over a 72-hour test, each and every part of the fridge yielded an average temperature up above 40 degrees F. That's not good.

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Here's the graph of that 72-hour test. Not only was everything too warm, but temperatures weren't as steady as I'd have liked to see.

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Performance was better at the coldest setting, but we still had some hot spots, including the crisper bins in the body of the fridge. Even with the temperature turned all the way down, this fridge can't guarantee that it'll keep your groceries below 40 F. I'll say it again -- that's not good.

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The Frigidaire Gallery FGHT1846QF retails for $1,100, or $1,000 if you'rewilling to skip the smudge-proof stainless steel finish and go with a model in white or black. For more, check out our full review.

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