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