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Amana AS12575GRS side by side refrigerator review

The Amana AS12575GRS is an affordable refrigerator with varied storage space for fresh and frozen food.

Amana AS12575GRS side by side refrigerator review
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Our Verdict

The Amana AS12575GRS has basic features and no extras to speak of, but for many consumers, that's all that is required.

For

  • The Amana AS12575GRS has adjustable door bins to customize space
  • Good capacity
  • Glass shelves for easy cleaning

Against

  • It only has one color option

The Amana AS12575GRS is one of the more affordable side by side refrigerators out there. It has basic functionality and features, but it has a good capacity with plenty of storage space for fresh and frozen food.

The ice dispenser has button controls that are easy to use, and there is a child lock so you can monitor who can use it and when. To find out if the Amana AS12575GRS is the right refrigerator for you, just keep reading. 

Amana AS12575GRS side by side refrigerator: Main features

There is plenty of space to store fresh and frozen food with 15.5 cubic feet of refrigerator space and 9.11 cubic feet of freezer space. The door bins are adjustable to accommodate different-sized drinks, condiments and other food that you want quick access to when you first open the fridge. It has two big drawers in the fridge for fruit and vegetables and a sizeable drawer in the freezer. The shelves offer good distribution of space for small and large items. The top shelf in the freezer is extra tall to fit pizzas and other oversized items.

Amana AS12575GRS side by side refrigerator

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The features of this side-by-side refrigerator, however, are quite basic. There are no extras like spillproof or slide-out shelves. There is no snack/deli drawer. It does have a dairy compartment for butter, yogurt and other food you want to keep extra cold, but that is a common feature. There is only one color option, stainless steel, so you won’t have the luxury of finding the perfect color for your kitchen’s décor. If you want a fridge you can match with your décor, the LG LSXC22396D is a side-by-side model with several color options.

If you just want a basic fridge to keep food cold and fresh, this is a good option, but it doesn’t have any of the extras some of the other models we evaluated had, like quick cook and freeze features. This is an easy fridge to install and use and functions well. Its warranty is also basic. It comes with a one-year warranty for parts and labor, including the sealed system, for which many manufactures offer a much more generous warranty. The KitchenAid KRSF705HPS had the best of the models we tested. 

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Should you buy the Amana AS12575GRS side by side refrigerator? 

The Amana AS12575GRS is a nice basic side-by-side refrigerator with a good capacity and enough storage space to keep food fresh and readily available for your family. It doesn’t have any extras like temperature-controlled drawers and slide-out shelves, but for a fridge at this price that is to be expected. It is a good refrigerator with a functional water dispenser that includes a child lock. The adjustable door bins will let you customize space for drinks and other food you want quick access to. This is an affordable option for people who want to keep it simple.