I have always loved the look of the side by side refrigerators. I like the water and ice dispenser, which is also easy for my daughter to use. The shelves are easy to clean. It doesn't get too cold and freeze the food. Temperature is very easy to set. I am also a big fan of the "lock out" option so I can turn off the water and ice. The doors swing open wide enough to get things in and out. But the downside to all side by side refrigerators and freezers is that you can't always fit the bigger things such as frozen pizzas. I have a stand up freezer for those lol. I have had this refrigerator for a little over a year and am getting ready to buy my second water filter for it. I like that its very low maintenance.