Amana AF12539ERM review

The Amana AF12539ERM is from Whirlpool’s value brand, and it makes decent French door refrigerators at affordable prices.

Amana AF12539ERM

Top Ten Reviews Verdict

This Amana fridge is big, with plenty of space for fresh foods and nice features like spillproof shelves. There isn’t much space for frozen foods, but it’s big enough for a medium-size family.


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    The Amana AFI2539ERM is the most affordable fridge we reviewed.


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    It has a small freezer space.

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Amana models don’t include many of the high-end features the top French door fridges have. For example, the Amana AFI2539ERM doesn’t have adaptable shelving, and its water dispenser doesn’t accommodate large containers. If those extras are important to you, check out the LG LFX28968ST. Still, the Amana AFI2539ERM is spacious enough and has an eye-pleasing contoured, stainless steel design.

The AFI2539ERM has a 25-cubic-foot interior, with 18 cubic feet devoted to the refrigerated portion. The freezer space is comparable in size to many of the other freezers we reviewed but on the small side when you consider the fridge’s total capacity. In addition, the Amana AFI2539ERM uses more power than most of the French door fridges we evaluated, costing an estimated $90 per year to run.

This Amana fridge has five adjustable shelves with spillproof designs. However, while you can adjust the shelves to different heights, you can’t fold them up, slide them out or otherwise adapt them. There are also three drawers – two temperature-controlled crispers and a full-length drawer for large items. The French doors have six bins, including a dedicated dairy compartment and three gallon-size bins. The two-tier freezer has an additional two bins made of both plastic and wire for durability.

The water dispenser and temperature control panel have a lockout feature that blocks ice and water from dispensing so your kids can’t play with the water. 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.

Amana has user guides on its website, and they include a lot of helpful information. The company also has live chat, telephone, and email support for personalized assistance. This fridge includes a standard one-year warranty that covers parts and labor.

The Amana AFI2539ERM is a basic French door refrigerator that lacks some high-end features such as a tall water dispenser and adaptable shelving. However, its sleek design and storage space are up to par with the competition. The freezer is on the small side given the refrigerator’s total capacity of 25 cubic feet, but there is still ample space and plenty of drawers, shelves, and bins.

Noel Case

Noel has worked as a reporter and editor for many online and print publications including the Salt Lake Tribune and the Ogden Standard-Examiner, covering diverse beats like education, city development and politics. He also wrote and edited an online monthly magazine for the nutritional supplement company Max International. Noel has degrees from the University of Utah and Weber State University in psychology, English and creative writing and is passionate about writing in all its forms.