• Summit Appliance CP171SS
  • Compact fridges have an almost palpable stigma connected to them, creating a mental picture of squat, ugly fridges that don't have much room and don't work very well. The Summit CP171SS, designed in Denmark, is here to prove that this is not always the case.

Summit Appliance CP171SS 12 Cu. Ft. Bottom Freezer Stainless Steel Review

$1,400.00

Compact fridges have an almost palpable stigma connected to them, creating a mental picture of squat, ugly fridges that don't have much room and don't work very well. The Summit CP171SS, designed in Denmark, is here to prove that this is not always the case.

Introduction

The Summit Appliance CP171SS—a commercial fridge manufactured by Vestfrost in Denmark and sold under a variety of different brand names—is a fascinating compact fridge for numerous reasons, both positive and negative. Its approach to using vertical space in order to maintain a small footprint in your kitchen is ingenious, its overall design is both edgy and attractive, and its performance is still quite good despite being a smaller model.

That being said, vague and complicated controls, in addition to lacking any sort of defrost cycle and being very energy inefficient keeps this product from being an ideal appliance. The extra vertical space—it measures 6 feet 7 inches tall—in addition to other positive attributes and features, makes the $1,400 MSRP very reasonable, but there are enough flaws in performance and usability to make you consider doing some comparison shopping.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Performance
  5. Storage Space
  6. Usability
  7. Conclusion
Matthew Zahnzinger 6a7c2d75511135d422defd182b909c0a?s=48&d=mm
Matthew is a native of Brockton, MA and a graduate of Northeastern, where he earned a degree in English and Theatre. He has also studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and spends most of his free time pursuing a performance career in the greater Boston area.