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New Jenn-Air Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

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A counter depth refrigerator does not protrude from the cabinets. It is more aesthetically pleasing because you won't see the sides. It is also a benefit to have a shallower refrigerator in a galley kitchen or in a kitchen with an island design. There will be more room between the refrigerator and the island itself.

Background of Jenn-Air

Jenn-Air originated many innovations like convection and downdraft cooking. They were purchased by Maytag in the 1980s, and were part of Whirlpools acquisition in 2003. Whirlpool has spent 300 million reinvigorating the Jenn-Air brand.

Jenn-Air Counter Depth

Arguably, the Jenn-Air 20 cubic foot refrigerator is their most popular product despite Jenn-Air's heritage in cooking. It is part of our best package with a slide-in convection, convection microwave and integrated dishwasher listed below. The refrigerator features an internal icemaker and an internal water dispenser.

New Jenn-Air Counter Depth

new-jennair-counter-depth-french-door-refrigerator-JFC2089BEThe new Jenn-Air French door has several improvements. First it has concealed hinges, which aesthetically look better as well as upgraded crispers like their 22 cubic foot model.

The big change in this refrigerator and refrigeration in general is LED lighting instead of incandescent. LED uses a fraction of energy, but more importantly does not project heat like a 350 degree incandescent. 

We recommend LED for lighting rooms, because of the tremendous energy savings. I am not sure of the savings in a refrigerator, because the door is open for a few seconds at a time, but we can assume the low heat of LED helps the refrigerator keep cool.

New Jenn-Air vs. Old Jenn-Air

I like the changes, but its not revolutionary, especially with a $400-500 difference in price. We purchased a bunch of the old units for people looking to save money.

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