This fridge is a great fridge for people just starting out. It may not have any bells and whistles (built in ice/water, for example) but if you want something to hold your food and keep it cold; this will work wonders. It is easy to adjust the temperature controls for both the refrigerator and the freezer, and both boxes have a nice temperature gradient so you can ensure optimal cooling (or freezing) of your food. Both boxes are nice and roomy - we regularly 6 gallons of milk in it in addition to our other foodstuffs. Our freezer stores many bulk sized items of food without hassle. There is a slight texture to the exterior which can make it hard to keep clean. Even with regular cleaning, our handle is dirty (we have a white fridge). It is a workhorse of a fridge, with no problems or leaking happening. While it is not the quietest fridge on the market, it is quiet enough that you don't need to worry. Apart from the perpetually dirty look despite regular cleaning, this is a great fridge for the cost.