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Frigidaire FFHT1817LW 18.2 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Frigidaire FFHT1817LW is a basic, no frills, traditional top-freezer refrigerator, often used in a small kitchen or a rental unit, or as a second refrigerator. At 30" wide and 5'6" high, it's not as compact as some top-freezer models, but it will fit in a tight space better than most and should hold a moderate amount of groceries for a small family. It doesn't come with a factory-installed ice maker or water dispenser, but an optional ice maker kit is available. The exterior has a textured finish, with a reversible door on the white and black models, and left-swing-only or right-swing-only on the stainless steel models. Standard features also include two glass shelves that are sliding and adjustable; gallon-container storage in one of three door bins and two humidity-controlled crisper drawers.

Models: FFHT1817LW (White), FFHT1817LB (Black), FFHT1817LS (Stainless Steel)


(Prices as of 06/18/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$570$570$650Best Buy (Typically $0-70 shipping)
$600$600$700Sears (At times offers free delivery)
$539$539$629Lowe's (At times offers free delivery)
$624$624$698Abt Electronics (Shipping $78 or less)
$560$560$620AJ Madison (Shipping $0-$200)

Additional Costs:

$45-$60Optional IM-115 ice maker kit
$5-$25+Water hose or other installation parts
$0-$350+Shipping/delivery, depending on the store and distance
$0-$100+Haul away old refrigerator, hook up new one to existing electric/water lines
$50-$200+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms


DimensionsHeight: 66.13"
Width: 30"
Depth: 29.88"
Weight205 lbs.
Capacity18.2 cu. ft. (total)
14.13 cu. ft. in refrigerator
4.07 cu. ft. in freezer
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Ice MakerOptional kit
Water DispenserNo
Other FeaturesEnergy Star Certified
Reversible door (can be installed to swing right or left)
2 adjustable sliding glass refrigerator shelves
2 humidity-controlled crisper drawers
1 clear meat/deli drawer
1 full-width wire freezer shelf and 2 full-width freezer door bins
Warranty1 year, limited

The manufacturers' detailed information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

A top seller for top-freezer refrigerators at Best Buy, the Frigidaire FFHT1817LW is on the 2012 recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for enregy efficiency, very good for temperature performance, good for noise and poor for ease of use. The FFHT1817LW has earned mainly positive user reviews, although a small number have reported problems with frost and noise. It received mixed reviews in 11 Sears user reviews, with one reviewer complaining it "sounds like a diesel truck in my kitchen" but another saying the unit is not too loud and "works as a refrigerator should, cooling and freezing as appropriate." Several reviewers say they use this as a second refrigerator in the garage, so noise isn't an issue.