LG LTCS24223S Refrigerator Review

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Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It's the place where you feed and nourish your family and friends on a daily basis. It is the natural gathering place and the center of social activity. The centerpiece of this hub is your refrigerator. Few appliances in your house work as hard as your fridge does. It is responsible for keeping your fresh food and snacks ready for use, and your frozen food on ice until you want to prepare it.

When it comes time to replace this centerpiece, there are many factors you have to take into consideration. First and foremost is space. If you have a smaller kitchen, then buying a large refrigerator may not make sense. On the flipside, if you have a family of five, trying to fit those bags of groceries into an apartment-size refrigerator is an impossible task.

Other things to consider are the type of use your fridge gets and of course, your budget. You don't want to overextend yourself with a gourmet-style appliance if you aren't an avid cook or if your budget doesn't allow it. Always shop within your means and be realistic with expectations.

Another choice you'll have is the style. There are three main types of refrigerators on the market today:

Side-by-side

The side-by-side style of refrigerator is one of the most popular because of how it conserves space when the doors are open. If you have a smaller walkway in front of or on either side of the refrigerator, a side-by-side option is your best bet. You can fully open the doors and still have plenty of space to browse your choices and walk around the appliance. Some people also prefer to have the freezer and refrigerator on equal footing, which allows them to check out the contents of both with ease.

French-door

The French-door style of refrigerator started to gain momentum about a decade ago. This particular style keeps the fridge on top and the freezer in a drawer underneath. The advantage of a French-door refrigerator is that the most-accessed items, which are typically in your fridge, are all within easy reach. It also allows for wider items to fit across the shelves. Still, there are restrictions as to the placement of this unit. It does take up some serious horizontal space when the doors are open.

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Traditional

There is a good chance you grew up with a conventional top-freezer refrigerator in your home at some point. In this style, the freezer is on the top and the fridge below. There is one door for each, and again, the placement in your kitchen is critical. The doors must be able to swing open so you can browse and access the contents of the refrigerator quickly.

There are pros and cons to each style, and many times it comes down to your personal taste. Some people swear by the French-door style, while others will only consider a side-by-side. If you are a traditionalist, you may prefer the top-freezer style.

When the time comes to buy a replacement fridge, you will want to find one that fits your family's needs and budget. An excellent traditional refrigerator for you to consider is the LTCS24223S. What are some of the features of this particular model, and how does it measure up to other similar fridges? We’ve provided some of that information and more below.

What Is the LTCS24223S?


LG 33-inch Top-Freezer Refrigerator Stainless Steel
  • Total (cu. Ft.):23.8 / Fridge: 17.6 / Freezer: 6.2
  • LED Lighting
  • Factory-Installed Ice Maker

The LTCS24223S is manufactured by LG Electronics, which until relatively recently primarily sold electronics such as cell phones. However, the company has made a big leap into the appliance sector and has had great success. It is a company known for innovation, quality and reliability. Its customer service department is usually helpful and responsive to queries about product quality and issues when they arise.

The LTC is a traditional-style refrigerator that comes in four finishes: white, black, stainless steel and black stainless steel. The interior size of the entire unit is 23.8 cubic feet. With this amount of storage, it is considered the largest-capacity traditional-style unit on the market. The refrigerator takes up the lion's share of the space —17.6 cubic feet. This is not abnormal, as the fridge needs to be able to hold fresh food while the freezer is more of a long-term storage area.

In this model, the freezer can hold up to 6.2 cubic feet of items. That space includes an automatic ice maker that produces a fair amount of ice and automatically dispenses it into the holding bin below. It's nice that the ice doesn't wind up falling all over the freezer, which can occur in other styles of refrigerators. (French-door fridges are notorious for their ice dispensers dropping out of the receptacle or even entirely out of the freezer door.)

The product received the Energy Star Rating for exceeding new energy standards put in place in 2014. The insulation and sealing mechanisms on both doors are considered top notch compared to other refrigerators. It is designed to maintain the ideal temperature, set by the user, in both the refrigerator and freezer. The freezer should not ice over, and the fridge should not freeze.

A common issue in temperature maintenance is the tendency for items on the top shelf of the refrigerator to freeze. One cause of this is the cooling air's inability to circulate throughout the unit efficiently. LG is one of the first companies to place vents throughout the refrigerator, so the air flows around more freely. This system all but eliminates instances of top-shelf freezing.

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Humidity control is an essential function of the refrigerator's temperature-control system. If the environment inside the unit allows for too much humidity throughout, condensation may form, and some fresh foods will spoil. Crisper drawers are an excellent tool for storing the foods that need high humidity conditions, such as most fresh vegetables. Fruits, however, need low humidity conditions to stay fresher longer. In the LTC you get two crisper drawers with adjustable humidity levels, so you can have separate drawers for fruits and veggies.

Along with the two crisper drawers is a large deli drawer that runs the entire width of the second shelf. This gives you plenty of storage for all the meats, cheeses and snacks the family loves reaching for. You also get ample storage in the form of three tempered-glass shelves that can be adjusted and are easy to wipe off. The shelves run the entire width and length of the refrigerator, giving you maximum surface area to use for storage. The door boasts two gallon-size adjustable shelves and one small stationary shelf on the bottom. There is also a butter container on the door allowing for quick access to this favorite staple.

Moving to the freezer, there is one adjustable shelf that splits the compartment into two storage levels. The door has two shelving units for additional space to store those frozen vegetables or half gallons of ice cream. The freezer can be efficiently organized with freezer-safe containers you can label to make it easy to know what items you have. While the ice bin takes up some room on the top shelf, it isn't so large that you lose too much space.

All bins and drawers in the refrigerator and freezer are clear. Being able to see what you have at a glance without having to pull open drawers or rearrange storage bins is a huge bonus feature of the LTC.

The LED lighting illuminates all the food in the fridge for easy browsing. The lights are mounted in the ceilings of both the refrigerator and the freezer, which frees up space on the top shelves. A digital temperature control rounds out the contents of the refrigerator and allows you to adjust the settings in both the fridge and freezer.

Product Specifications

Manufacturer: 

LG Electronics

Dimensions:

32.75 inches wide x 33.38 inches deep x 67.88 inches high

Internal Capacity:

23.8 cubic feet (17.6 cubic feet in the refrigerator and 6.2 cubic feet in the freezer)

Ice maker:

In the freezer

Number of bins in the freezer: 

Two on the door

Number of shelves in the freezer: 

One

Number of refrigerator drawers: 

Three (two crisper and one deli meat)

Number of refrigerator shelves: 

Three​

Number of refrigerator bins: 

Three on the door

Pricing

The price of appliances fluctuates significantly throughout the year, especially during peak holidays such as Labor Day, Presidents Day and Memorial Day. You may get your best deal by bundling several items made by the same manufacturer.

It is available at Home Depot, AJ Madison, Lowes, Best Buy, Sears and other appliance stores and outlets. Call before going to see if the store has the model on the floor or if it is running any deals. You may also be able to check inventory online at those locations before you head out the door.

How It Compares

In order to give you the most relevant information about refrigerators, some comparison shopping was necessary. Below are the specifications for two similarly priced top-freezer refrigerators made by LG's competitors.


GE GIE21GTHWW 21.2 Cu. Ft. White Top Freezer Refrigerator - Energy...
  • 21.2 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Upfront Temperature Controls
  • Adjustable Spill-Resistant Glass Shelves

Product Specifications

Manufacturer: 

GE

Dimensions:

32.87 inches wide x 34 inches deep x 66.75 inches tall

Internal Capacity:

21.2 cubic feet (15.1 cubic feet in the refrigerator and 6.1 cubic feet in the freezer)

Ice maker:

In the freezer

Number of bins in the freezer: 

Two on the door (white)

Number of shelves in the freezer: 

One (wire)

Number of refrigerator drawers: 

Three (one snack and two crisper drawers)

Number of refrigerator shelves: 

Three​

Number of refrigerator bins: 

Three on the door (white)


Product Specifications

Manufacturer: 

Whirlpool

Dimensions:

32.75 inches wide x 32.5 inches deep x 65.5 inches tall

Internal Capacity:

21.3 cubic feet (15.18 cubic feet in the refrigerator and 6.13 cubic feet in the freezer)

Ice maker:

None

Number of bins in the freezer: 

None (Two partial shelves on the door)

Number of shelves in the freezer: 

One (plastic)

Number of refrigerator drawers: 

Three (one snack and two crisper drawers)

Number of refrigerator shelves: 

Four (three in the main compartment and one on the door)

Number of refrigerator bins: 

Four on the door

Pros and Cons

When comparing the LTC to competitors in the same price range, we found that many of the other options did not have ice makers. The construction of the shelving throughout the other models was also flimsier compared to the tempered-glass shelves on the LTC.

Pros

  • Larger capacity than its competitors
  • Ice maker in the freezer
  • Clear shelves and full bins in both refrigerator and freezer
  • Price is low for the features offered

Cons

  • Full-length bins on the refrigerator doors may limit placement of items
  • Deli drawer can feel flimsy due to large size
  • Ice maker takes up about one-third of the shelf in the freezer

Conclusion

Top-freezer refrigerators may not be as glamorous or sexy as some of the other styles on the market today, but they are still some of the most popular fridges for many reasons. The LTCS24223S brings a lot of essential features to the table, making it a great option for any kitchen.

The LED lighting makes it easy to see any of the offerings your fridge has. The clear bins and shelves also let you take a quick check of the available snacks and drinks. The fridge’s energy efficiency helps you knock a few bucks off your energy bill each year. The internal ice maker pumps out all the ice you need at a steady and decent rate. Finally, the price point is reasonable for such a large and necessary appliance.

All in all, the LTC is a great option for filling the void left behind by a malfunctioning and outdated unit. With updated functionality and top-notch features, this fridge will surely help feed your family for many years to come.

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