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Electrolux's fancy fridge gets stuck up at high tempsThe $3100 Electrolux EI28BS80KS4A delivers underwhelming performance and frustrating features.
CNet first look. Hi my name is Andrew Gibhart for CNet. Today I'm taking a look at the Electrolux EI28BS80KS4A. It has, touch IQ controls. It has a perfect temp drawer that lets you set the temp. Separately from the rest of the fridge. It even has drawers that are luxury-close drawers, that when you push them, they go like this. It certainly is trying hard here to convince you that it's classy. But the interior actually plays that classy part pretty well. When hosting a fancy dinner party you'll even be able to pull out the shelves, right from the fridge, and use them as party platters. I mean, I know I'd be thoroughly impressed if somebody served me escargot on a wide glass fridge shelf with a plastic handle on one of the ends. Look, Electrolux deserves credit for trying here and there might be some people that would find this useful if it was seamless. But you have to tilt the tray to get it into or out of the fridge. So if you arrange some hors d'oeuvres on it, they're gonna end up sliding all over the place when you're putting it in and out. The one advantage these trays has is if you're using it normally, and you do spill, the inward slope is gonna keep the mess contained. [NOISE] and I really do like the way the drawers close but so many of the features just step on the toes of feasibility. And oh yeah, it's not great at keeping your food cold so you know minor thing. The doors would run ten degrees or more over the set temperature. Even the middle of the fridge when we had it set at the standard 37 degrees fahrenheit would go over 40 degrees. That's not a good thing. The FDA recommends keeping food that spoils easily under 40 degrees and the main part of the compartment doesn't do that. So I have a bit of affection for this fridge because of how hard it's trying. In, but, the bells and whistles don't add up to the 3100 dollar premium because the features stop on usability and it's not great at the basic function of fridges cooling your food. So I can't recommend the Electrolux EI28BS80KS 4a. For more, be sure to check out my full review on CNET.com. For CNET Appliances, I'm Andrew Gebhart.