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The best performance we've seen from a side-by-side fridgeIt isn't the most inspired design, but the LG LSXC22436S offers the most efficient cooling performance you're likely to find from a counter-depth, side-by-side refrigerator.
[MUSIC] A retail price of $2,100, LG's newest side by side fridge doesn't come with any flashy features. And the design is pretty uninspired. But let me tell you, this [UNKNOWN] refrigerator is one of The best performers I have ever tested. We generated this heat map by averaging 72 hours worth of temperature readings from each shelf in the fridge. The target temperature in the fridge was 37 degrees, and as you can see, the numbers are all right on the money. Literal bull's-eyes in the body of the fridge, and absolutely no hotspots above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. You really can't do much better than that. We also tested this refrigerator's coldest setting of 33 degrees and again, LG nailed it. That's rare consistency from a side by side with the verticality of the fridge compartment can make it tough to cool things evenly from shelf to shelf. What makes this performance even more impressive is that this is one of the most efficient counter-depth side by sides that we've seen, drawing about 20% less energy than comparable models from Things like Samsung, GE and Whirlpool. Even better, the LG model costs less upfront than all of those competitors too. Now as I mentioned, the fridge is pretty sparse as far as features are concerned. It doesn't come with any temperature adjustable zones for instance and none of the shelves slide in or fold up, which makes it kind of tough to find room in the body of the fridge For tall groceries like this two-liter. It does feature an onboard Wi-Fi radio though, something that LG is rolling out across its entire line of appliances. You can use that radio to check the status of your fridge from your phone or by asking a voice assistant like Alexa or the Google Assistant. Now, whether or not smarts like that are compelling is up to you, but I say this fridge is well worth it for For the performance alone. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]