The fresh food on top sounded odd to us at first, but we REALLY like it. This refrigerator is very easy to clean on top, slightly hard to clean in the freezer compartment, but how often does anyone need to clean the freezer? We simply pull out the shelf & bin-food and all-and set them on the counter for a few minutes. The bending over to the freezer takes a bit of getting used to, but overall we think it's well worth it to have easy access to the things we use the most in every day. The ice maker is very good. You must use a filter if one is not supplied. The hardness deposits in the maker and will interfere with the ice production...most ice makers are the same, by the way. Noise Level Unit is nice and quiet. You will hear the water fill the ice tray after a clunk when the prior load drops, but it is nice to hear it working correctly, to give plenty of ice even on hot days. Interior Organization plenty of ways to configure the shelves to suit larger items like trays, or roasts. Temperature Control Digital temp control works well. Ease of Cleaning Literally everything comes out of the interior of the refrigerator for a good cleaning...all you need to do in the freezer is lift out the shelf and bin, you will need to be on your knees to clean the freezer back and floor to reach everywhere, the finish is very smooth and cleans well. Exterior is the same, very easy to clean the textured surface, the insulation is good quality and will hold up to the pressure of regular cleaning in the grooves. Durability I say "good" here but I have a feeling it will ultimately be "very good".