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Amana A8TXNGFXW Refrigerator Review$699.00
You’d be hard pressed to find another fridge that’s this good and this cheap at the same time.
Amana's been bringing the heat to the cold appliance lineup lately. First, we came across a fantastic bottom freezer, and now this: the Amana A8TXNGFXW (MSRP $699) white top freezer. Does it have extra features? No. Does it have digital controls? No. Does it have style? Not really. But what it does have is exceptionally effective performance almost entirely across the board, as well as a very affordable price tag. If it's a basic fridge you want, you should definitely check out this Amana.
Design & Usability
A fridge free of frills
There's not much to say about this fridge in terms of design that you couldn't grasp by looking at the photos. It's a basic top freezer with a textured white finish and a few full-width shelves. Some of its aspects are done well: the shelves are fairly light and easy to move, they have relatively effective spill protection, and the wide open spaces make for easy food access in both compartments. The white finish is also resistant to smudging, making it great for households with small children.
Probably the most exciting aspect of the fridge's design is the magical, movable deli drawer. Need some extra space on the left side? Slide the drawer to the right. Need space on the right? Slide it back to the left.
Performance & Features
Performance this good makes the budget price hard to believe.
When it comes to fridge performance, consistency is the single factor with the biggest impact, and when it comes to consistency, this Amana is king. Well, okay, maybe not king, but definitely a knight of the realm.
Matching performance in the freezer will lead to less freezer burn and more effective long-term food storage. The catch there is that, since freezer temperatures cannot be controlled independently of the fridge, optimal performance in one section could come at the cost of the other.
While consistency made up for most of the temperature calibration issues, the crisper drawers were flat out disappointing. They lose more moisture than we'd like to see, and you may end up wasting produce if you buy too much at once.
Amana for all seasons.
Stepping up their game.
Amana is a no-nonsense, entry level brand. Typically, "entry level" can be code for "leaves something to be desired." But that's not the case with the A8TXNGFXW. Not only is a budget-friendly, it's got great performance, so it's a strong value overall. You wouldn't expect a fridge with a $699 MSRP to be very competitive, but this top freezer is one of the most consistent and efficient products we've ever tested. It's even better than some higher-priced, fancier models. With many retailers offering prices below $550, you can bet your bottom dollar that there's probably not a better deal around.