Refrigerator Insanity, LG or Miele
My wife and I just went to an appliance store to look at either the LG or the Liebherr refrigerators. The LG is the LCF25776 at 25cf and the Liebherr was the CS2060 at 20cf. The simple question was: is the extra $3+K worth it?
Of course it never is simple. The Liebherr build quality was only slightly better than the LG. So is the dual compressor really worth it? Reading here I find any opinion I want on that topic.
Then BAM! She spots the 48" Miele combo 18+30 freezer+fridge, which net out about 24cf
So now we are trying to compare a $1700 reefer with a $12K reefer. Am I nuts, or just going nuts? Yes, the build quality of the Miele is in another universe to the LG. As is the price.
We are building an off the grid house, so power consumption is critical. The LG is 416KWhr/yr vs 750 for the Miele. I like quality and will pay for it, but it insults me that a $12K unit can't compete energy wise with a cheapy!
The other thing driving me around the bend is volume measurements. I measured the volume of the 36" Miele freezer and it was 3cf not including the icemaker. The rated spec on this freezer is 6cf. The only way that makes any sense is if they are measuring the entire volume of the controlled space. I measured the baskets.
I'm sort of ranting and rambling due to incredible frustration. Any suggestions for making sense of this? I have read this forum for hours, not to imply I've read even 10% of what is written on the topic. I don't have time to make this a career!