I forgot to ask (and apologies, I haven’t done much research yet), is there any cost difference between stainless and white?
Is anyone comfortable with ordering online without actually seeing the model you want in a store? My boss had to order all new appliances for a home that had major water damage from the last hurricane in Florida (we’re in CA) and he ordered everything online. Most stores only have a limited inventory of what they actually sell.
For it, it would depend on how much you’re spending (the more $, the more I’m going to want to see one in-person) and, perhaps more importantly, the return policy of the store.
As you said, in store inventory is not always plentiful. My vague recollection is that we did look at our fridge in-store (b/c we got a counter depth fridge and wanted to see how much space it had), although we ended up buying on-line. Home Depot’s website (and maybe Lowe’s and Best Buy?) will actually show you if the model is on display at a store.
For me, seeing some of the fridges in-person also confimed that I was willing to spend a bit more to get the look and features I wanted (eg., half width adjustable shelves, which we LOVE). Looking at the “studio” pics of the fridges on-line also gave me ideas of how to organize a bottom freezer section (trying to arrange the items a bit like a bookshelf, rather than all stacked on top of each other).
Yeah, we specifically avoided in-door anything on our fridge (also an LG) b/c Consumer Reports (or something other thing I looked at) said that repair people say the in-door stuff is the cause of most fridge problems.
LGs can apparently have had some compressors issues w/i the first few yrs, so we have our fingers crossed…
Thanks for your response and advice. I don’t need top-of-the-line anything and for the most part, I’ve been satisfied with GE appliances (microwave, dishwasher, range/oven). I just have to make sure (a) it will last and (b) gives me more bang for the buck, if that’s possible. I have a very short time-frame for purchase/delivery and not much time to spare for research etc before I move. I guess it’s just a cost comparison between exact models/features but stainless vs white, and I really want white.