Pros / The Amana AFI2539ERM is the most affordable fridge we reviewed.
Cons / It has a small freezer space.
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.
Amana is Whirlpool’s value brand, and it makes decent French door refrigerators with affordable prices. However, Amana models don’t include many of the high-end features the best French door refrigerators 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 has 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.