Amana is Whirlpool’s value brand, which means you can purchase a decent French door refrigerator without paying too much. It also means there won’t be as many high-end features as you'd find on the best French door refrigerator models. The Amana AFI2539ERM is missing some extra features, such as adaptable shelving and a water dispenser big enough to accommodate large containers, but it is spacious enough with a nice contoured design available in a popular stainless-steel finish.
The total amount of storage space in this French door fridge is 25 cubic feet, with 18 of them devoted to the refrigerated portion. This means the freezer has less than 7 cubic feet in the freezer section, making it the smallest freezer among the French door refrigerators in our review. In addition, the Amana AFI2539ERM uses more power than most of the models we evaluated, with an estimated yearly cost of $90.
This Amana fridge does have some good features. It has five interior shelves that are adjustable and feature a spill-proof design. There are three drawers – two temperature-controlled crispers and a full-length drawer for holding large items. The French doors have six bins in them, including a dedicated dairy compartment and three gallon-sized bins. The two-tiered freezer has an additional two bins made of both plastic and wire for durability.
The water dispenser and temperature control panel has a lockout feature that blocks the ice and water from being dispensed, so you can prevent your children from wasting its water when you're away. You can also set an alarm to sound if you leave the door open too long. The alarm also alerts you when the water filter needs to be changed.
In case you need any help with your Amana French door refrigerator, there are user guides online that have a lot of helpful information. Amana also has live chat, telephone and email support for personalized assistance. This unit includes a standard one-year warranty that covers parts and labor.
The Amana AFI2539ERM is a basic French door refrigerator that lacks some of the more luxurious features such as a tall water dispenser and adaptable shelving. However, its sleek design and storage space are still up to par with the competition. The freezer space is a bit smaller than what you get with other models, but there is still ample space with plenty of drawers, shelves and bins.