LG LDC24370ST Refrigerator Review
This bottom freezer is near the top of the list.
The Cold Hard Facts
With consistent cooling, low energy consumption, and plenty of usable space, the LG LDC24370ST (MSRP $1,799.99) was a winner in almost all of our tests. Salad lovers, consider yourselves warned—the crispers in this fridge leave something to be desired.
Overall fridge temperature performance was very strong, with an average deviation over time of only ±0.09°F. That’s incredibly stable, which is good news for more delicate items like soft cheeses. However, you’ll want to turn the fridge down about a degree for optimal cooling. Our sensors recorded average temps of 38.51°F at the top, 38.53°F in the middle, and 39.89°F down near the crispers.
The freezer also reached and maintained appropriate temperatures. But the colder the compartment, the less stable it tended to be, and we recorded average shifts over time of ±0.26°F. Because temperatures almost always stayed below 0°F, that's still acceptable.
The crispers were the weakest links in this LG. Over the course of three days, our lab equipment recorded an average hourly moisture loss of about 0.28 grams. That’s more than double the average, which means your produce may start to dry up and spoil sooner than expected.
Freezing times were slower than ideal. From room temperature to 32°F, our test materials needed 1 hour and 39 minutes. That’s about 15-20 minutes longer than it should take. This could affect the texture of more delicate items, like certain cuts of meat or fish.
Storage Space & Energy Efficiency
This bottom freezer has plenty of space. With a selection of both half- and full-width shelves offering up flexible storage, the main fridge compartment provides consumers with 12.23 usable cubic feet of space. That includes all the drawers, as well as the shelves on the door.
In the freezer, the pullout drawers provide 4.74 usable cubic feet of space. If you want to use the ice maker, the removable ice bucket will take up some of that real estate.
Efficiency is one of this LG's best features. You'll only need 0.05 kWh to cool each usable cubic foot, making this one of the most efficient bottom freezers we’ve tested to date. At a fixed rate of $0.09 per kWh, this fridge should only cost you about $30.01 per year—and that’s with the ice maker running!
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