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  • Maintains consistent temperatures

  • Temperature-controlled drawer


  • Warm freezer temperatures

  • No through-door dispensers

For 2017, Electrolux is substantially improving its French door fridge game. Of course the bar wasn’t set very high, and they’re not going to beat out our absolute favorites, but at least Electrolux is now serving up a fridge that you might actually want to buy.
There are five fridges new to 2017:

EW28BS87SS—the only full-sized French door, comes with through-the-door ice and water
EI23BC37SS—counter depth model with Energy Star certification, equipped with through-the-door ice and water
EI23BC32SS—counter depth model with Energy Star certification, but no through-the-door dispenser
EW23BC87SS—the same as the 37SS, but without the Energy Star badge
EI23BC82SS—the same as the 32SS, but without the Energy Star badge

Apart from which ones have through-the-door dispensers and Energy Star certifications, these are all basically the same. They all look like higher-end fridges with stainless steel exteriors and LED interior lighting.

Compared to older models that we’ve tested, the 2017 lineup does offer some subtle improvements.

• Improved touch screen controls (on the EW28BS87SS and EW23BC87SS) that are more responsive and look much less cluttered
• A Perfect Temp Drawer with 9 different independent temperature settings for specialty storage (available on models without EStar badges)
• A revamped shelf design that gives the interior a higher-end feel
• Repositioned and brighter lighting compared to older models
• A revamped limited warranty that offers three years parts coverage and one year of labor

We specifically tested the EW23BC87SS and the EI23BC82SS, and we’ve got to say, we’re impressed. Compared to Electrolux’s past offerings, these models have more stable temperature output in the fridge and freezer, much lower energy consumption, and impressive moisture retention in the crispers.

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If Electrolux keeps upping their game this way, we may see them become a serious threat to other manufacturers with similar products currently on the market. That said, we still think that they're a bit overpriced despite the aesthetic and functional overhaul.

They range from about $3,550 for the EW23BC87SS (the fanciest counter depth model) down to about $2,300 for the EI23BC32SS. Even at its most affordable, it feels somewhat pricey, so you may want to wait for a holiday-based sale or look for a package deal. If you can find a good deal, though, definitely consider one of these models for your next kitchen overhaul.

Meet the tester

Matthew Zahnzinger

Matthew Zahnzinger

Logistics Manager & Staff Writer


Matthew is a native of Brockton, MA and a graduate of Northeastern, where he earned a degree in English and Theatre. He has also studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and spends most of his free time pursuing a performance career in the greater Boston area.

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