After looking around and doing some research (though not on these forums), we liked the Frigidaire Pro models, both features and appearance (smudge resistance SS). We have the top line gas freestanding (with second oven drawer) PLGFMZ98GC and their top standard depth PHS69EJSS refrig coming and their "pro" microwave. Looking around the internet, it seems like every brand nowadays seems to be built poorly. Is Frigidaire mid pack or among the poorer? Figured service folks would know best. How are they on parts availability?
Does anyone have any experience with the second oven drawer? Do they work OK (like for frozen pizzas etc.)? I'd like to think they do. We got it for simple stuff like that when you don't want to heat the whole house and for the fact it doubles warmering drawer. It also gets you a nice steel on steel track rather than cheap plastic clip like a typical storage drawer.
After reading these forums, I am putting surge protectors on all three new appliances - good idea yes? They are all highly electronic. I'm in the Midwest and we get our share of thunderstorms.
I am considering an Extended Warranty on the Refridg because unfortunately, it seems like they are a bit repair prone and fridg repairs seem to be the most costly. The 5 year full fridge extended warranty through American TV is $200. I can't repair/replace a bad compressor myself, plus it seems like they have some filter seal issues and other stuff and those could add up. I'm not considering the EW for the other two. Would you do the EW for the Refridg?
Other things I've learned include not to use the oven self clean feature. The electronics can't take it and it seems sometimes the glass fronts can't either. I'm hoping if I do that, I'll reduce or eliminate some of the problems people in general have with these new electronic ranges.
We have a saddle valve on the water line now. If water pressure coming from the water on the fridge door is low, we need to get a ball valve, correct? If the water pressure is good, we're OK to keep the saddle valve? I believe I read the new icemakers need decent pressure (but not too much or the filter will leak) to work correctly.
Any other comments on the Frigidaire Pro line or things I should watch for?
Many thanks for your comments.