We have just got an LG which I am happy with, I would recommend frost free, and it has a non plumbed in water dispenser which we use much more than I though we would. It has two drawers one for meat/fish and one for veg which are brilliant. Veg lasts much longer than it did in my old fridge. The downside is DH insisted on stainless steel finish which despite being supposedly fingerprint proof isn't and it's very soft, DS2 fell off his trike onto it and dented it with his head.
Well to be quite honest it's just a glorified jug oreo! It's a container you take out and fill up, but the dispensing element gives it an edge. I was very when we were looking and I wouldn't pay extra to have one but it was on the model we chose and we do use it all the time. I don't find frost free very noisy at all, when we first got it the noise was more noticeable. It's a swooshy/whirly/watery noise but I spend about 80% of my day in the kitchen and it doesn't bother me. It's definitely not as noisy as a kettle or a dishwasher which I have to turn up the radio for.
My old fridge and freezer (separates) were dreadful. Would not buy from Hotpoint or related companies again. The LG had a two year guarantee and a part in it, can't remember which has a 10 year guarantee.
Ah piglet if I had pies I would send them to you! Sadly we are a healthy eating bunch and my freezer was full of chicken breasts and salmon fillets <weeps>.
I do have some portions of soup and something suspicious looking that I think may be pasta sauce if you fancy!
Never mind, I have a small fridge and freezer in the utility room, so I have managed to salvage a small amount and can get by over the next few days untill I get sorted.
I have heard that ff can be unreliable but to be honest no big electrical purchase I make has lasted longer than 4 years. And its not that I buy cheap rubbish, or don't look after it. But I do fancy not having to defrost the freezer so I'm going to give one a try .
Can't fare much worse than the last one. Famous last words.