Through-the-door dispenser for ice and water
Ice-maker takes up a lot of freezer space
Crispers drawers can hitch and clatter
The Frigidaire FFSS2315TS has a relatively sleek facade, with only its robust handles and through-the-door water and ice dispenser as external features. Inside, you'll find a typical side-by-side setup. On the fridge side, there's two shelves that can be repositioned with a fairly high granularity. Below those are three crisper drawers. The door has a butter drawer and four bins, which can also be repositioned.
Most of the top of the freezer compartment is occupied by the ice maker and dispenser, with three wire racks underneath and a small drawer at the bottom. The bins on the door are located beneath the ice chute and cannot be repositioned (though the bins can be removed for cleaning).
About the Frigidaire FFSS2315TS side-by-side refrigerator
Dimensions: 68.8" x 33" x 28.8" (H x W x D)
Measured capacity: 9.19 cubic-foot fridge, 4.09 cubic-foot freezer
Finishes: Ebony black, pearl white, stainless steel ($100 extra), black stainless steel ($200)
Dispensers: Through-the-door ice and water
User manual: Frigidaire FFSS2315TS manual
What we like
This fridge keeps temperatures consistent
Given that “keeping things cold” is the core function of a refrigerator, you may be surprised to learn that many fridges struggle to do so. Fridges actually need to work hard to maintain steady temperatures, since normal consumer use involves frequently opening up its doors and introducing warm air into its system.
Unless you want your food to either freeze or proliferate bacteria, the fridge needs to stay between 32°F and 40°F. As well, the freezer needs to hover pretty close to 0°F, as temperature fluctuations can lead to a cycle of defrosting and refreezing, which results in freezer burn.
In our lab, we test for temperature fluctuations, and the Frigidaire FFSS2315TS performed well. In fact, it averaged 37.28°F, which is nearly ideal, and it wobbled by less than a degree outside of standard deviation. Likewise, the freezer stuck very close to -1.28°F.
With a performance about as close to perfect as you can expect, this fridge will definitely maximize the lifespan of your food.
What we don’t like
Total capacity and storage options are a bit limited
While this is a minor critique, it's one that's important for larger families.
When manufacturers indicate a fridge's storage capacity, they list the total amount of space in the interior of the fridge. However, there is a problem with these figures, since these measurements includes areas around fixtures or places you wouldn't normally store groceries, like inside the ice maker. For both increased consistency and a more realistic figure, our lab staff manually measures the usable storage space in each fridge we review.
On average, a side-by-side refrigerator has about 10.92 cubic feet of storage space in its fridge compartment and 5.34 cubic feet in its freezer. The Frigidaire FFSS2315TS's capacities fall shy of average, at 9.19 cubic feet in the fridge and 4.09 cubic feet in the freezer.
While the fridge capacity isn't that far below the average, the freezer's capacity is off by over a cubic foot. For comparison, a cubic foot is roughly 7.5 gallons, which means that the FFSS2315TS's freezer is about 20% smaller than other freezers. Considering its large ice maker fixture, which includes a sizable reservoir and bulky inlet that leads to the door dispenser, we are not surprised.
If you buy in bulk and store a lot of perishables in your freezer, you'll want to look elsewhere for a refrigerator. Consider a fridge with a different design, like a French-door fridge, as side-by-side fridges can sometimes make it difficult to store larger objects, like frozen pizza boxes and more.
Crisper drawers are a noisy bunch
It's a minor point, but we feel it's worth it to point out some unfortunate quirks to the crisper drawers. They do an average job holding in humidity, but when it comes to moving them, they don't slide smoothly, have a lot of hitching and, if only filled with a few items, some loud clattering.
What owners are saying
Users generally seem to like the Frigidaire FFSS2315TS, awarding it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars. The positive reviews are rather nonspecific, with most stating they are happy with the product without any specifics or additional qualifiers.
Negative reviews mostly focus around noise or problems with the freezer, which ranged from "the shelves won't stay put" to "ice is forming on the underside of the ice-maker." We didn't run into any of these issues during our testing.
Frigidaire offers a one-year warranty for parts and labor. This is a standard warranty and what we expect to find on a fridge in this price range. For context, some manufacturers (like LG, Samsung, or Maytag) will guarantee certain parts for five, or sometimes 10, years, though that’s typically found on more expensive models.
Should you buy the Frigidaire FFSS2315TS?
Yes. If you're looking for a relatively basic fridge with an ice and water dispenser, the Frigidaire FFSS2315TS fits the bill. At full MSRP, it feels expensive for what it offers, but right now most major retailers have it priced a few hundred dollars less, which we think is appropriate.
If you're looking for a new fridge with an ice and water dispenser, want to try out a side-by-side, and won't mind the low storage space in the freezer, the Frigidaire FFSS2315TS is a great option.
If you're looking for other options, the LG LSXS26366S is one of the best side-by-side fridges we've tested. It has an innovative three-door design, good storage options, and even temperatures. But, it costs a few hundred dollars more than the FFSS2315TS.
If you're looking to stick with Frigidaire and money is no object, we recommend the Frigidaire Gallery FG4H2272UF. This is the best fridge we've tested overall. It has excellent performance, a flex drawer, and makes smart use of its space for a counter-depth fridge.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
Meet the testers
Mark Brezinski is a senior writer with seven years of experience reviewing consumer tech and home appliances.
Kyle Hamilton is a product tester at Reviewed, specializing in home appliances and technology.
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