The Blomberg BRFB1822SSN 30-Inch Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator is an impressive model offering 16.2 cu-ft of total capacity and BlueLight technology to keep your food fresh. It features automatic defrost, Duo Cycle Frost Free Cooling and a dual evaporator (preventing odor transfer from fridge to freezer), and an optional automatic ice maker capable of producing 6lbs/day.
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- BlueLight technology illuminates the crisper to help keep fruits and vegetables fresh
- Independently zoned and controlled cooling systems maintain even air temperature and humidity in separate freezer and fresh-food compartments
- Freezer features generously sized storage drawers and a sliding bin
|Country of Origin:||Turkey|
|Power and Capacity:||HxWxD: 172 x 74 x 77 cm|
Freezer net volume: 5.1 cu. ft.
Fresh food net volume: 11.1 cu. ft.
Total capacity: 16.2 cu. ft.
Rated Current: 1.7 A
Supply voltage: 120V/ 60Hz
Annual energy consumption: 528 kwh/year
Climatic class: T
Noise level: 44 dBA
ISO 14001 Certified
The refrigerator has 1 crisper drawer, 3 safety glass shelves, a wine rack, 3 door racks, inner LED illumination on the side walls, a digital inner display, and fan ventilation. Sturdy door bins can hold tall bottles, and there’s a handy 2-bottle wine rack included with the refrigerator. Blomberg refrigerators feature a stainless steel finish that resists fingerprints to make cleaning easy and quick.
BlueLight technology illuminates the crisper to help keep fruits and vegetables fresh and juicy long after they’re picked. Continuous blue light rays allow the natural process of photosynthesis to continue, prolonging storage life and preserving natural flavors, colors, textures, and nutrients, which also helps minimize food waste.
The freezer features generously sized storage drawers and a sliding bin for flexibility in storing large items (such as a wedding cake) and smaller items that might get lost in less well organized freezer spaces.
This model allows for independently zoned and controlled cooling systems to maintain even air temperature and humidity in separate freezer and fresh-food compartments: food in the freezer section freezes faster, items in the refrigerator stay fresher longer, and odors don’t circulate.
Blomberg were the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in the Product Brand Owner category and manufacture their refrigerators, which are at least 85 percent recyclable, in factories that are ISO 14001 certified (i.e. which are mindful of the safe and responsible use of materials, energy, and natural resources). They also claim that their refrigerators are built with 99.9 percent lead-free materials and are 100 percent free from ozone-depleting greenhouse gases.
Blomberg vs. Liebherr vs. Samsung
The Blomberg is an excellent energy-efficient 30-inch refrigerator and features the Blue Light crisper. It also has an excellent daily ice production capacity for its size, but uses a little more energy than the impressively eco-friendly high-performance Liebherr Monolith (View Price on Amazon). The Monolith also has a fantastic warranty, so if your money stretches to the Monolith, this is the one to go for, especially because it also has RoHS and REACH certifications unlike the Samsung and Blomberg.
What is your professional opinion of the Liebherr CS1401-R-IM relative to the Liebherr MRB3000 30 and the Bloomberg BRFB1812SSLN from a product reliability point-of-view.
The Liebherr MRB3000 30 dimensions are not suitable for the space I have.
The Blomberg uses R600a (which is the more eco-friendly refrigerant) and seems to have decent reviews. I’m also a fan of Blomberg in general, having lived with their refrigerators, freezers, and ranges for some years. I’ve always found them reliable and they have pretty thorough manuals, making it easy to troubleshoot and let any service folks know what’s what, so nobody wastes time with unnecessary and expensive callouts.
As for the Liebherr model, there’s not a lot online about this, but it appear to use R600a refrigerant (which is good!). There are definitely a small number of reports of it being a bit erratic and folks having issues getting good customer service to address problems. However, the bulk of reviews suggest that people love this model and find it very reliable and easy to use. So, if this one fits your space better, it’s very likely a good option (though the Blomberg would be my preference and it is a bit more affordable).
Hope that helps!
It seems that my new Blomberg BRFB1812SSN fridge sold in Canada only comes in archaic temperature units and it is not possible to switch to Celsius. First day with my new fridge is not starting out well. I hope it is at least reliable. So how many eagles per liberty mile does it take to freeze a package of pork chops?