Summary: I did not want a side by side because I think it is easier to use full width shelving to easily store and locate items. I am very happy with this fridge. The french door would not fit my space so I thought I was settling for this unit. I am very happy with this from a space standpoint, lighting and style.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Access, Space For Tall Items
Excerpt: Spacious inside. I like the options listed on the door such as being able to set temperature of refrigerator and freezer and number of ounces I want dispensed are my two favorites but it does a lot more. The ice maker will jam if you don't use it to dispense from the door for a few days. Easily fixed by moving the ice cubes around.
Pros: Attractive Design, Customizable Shelving, Easy Access, Energy Efficient, Holds Temperature Well, Quiet, Space For Tall Items
Summary: Purchased this newer stainless model to replace an existing, 8-year old Kitchenaid. Newer fridge purchased to match other stainless, Kitchenaid appliances. We are happy with the fridge so far; more shelving options would be helpful. The "filter racket" (my term) is an aggravation, but all manufacturers have hopped on this gravy train. It is ridiculous to pay more annually for filters than for the electricty to run the fridge! ABT was excellent to work with ...
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Access, Energy Efficient, Holds Temperature Well, Quiet
Cons: Limited Shelving Options, Very expensive filters
Summary: Cons: Fit and Finish on the inside is poor (refrigerator side) - internal water filter door is not aligned correctly. Inside lighting is not flush with the refrigerator body on the inside ceiling. It clips in and you cannot get it to completely snap in. Could use additional shelf in refrigerator door. This one has 4 and the top shelves are gallon size so you have to put spices on the 2 bottom door shelves. Made in Mexico not USA.