Although this refrigerator is a good unit that keeps your food fresh and cold, you will notice the lack of some important features. But the overall impression is that this is a reliable refrigerator with a pleasant aspect and a satisfying operating mode.
If you want a refrigerator that will meet the needs of your medium size family when it comes to food storage space, a counter depth refrigerator is what you need and the Liebherr CS1311 one with a bottom freezer will be just perfect for the job. The high price of $3.499 should say much about the quality and the features of this unit, although you will notice the lack of some important convenience and performance features that would increase the quality of this refrigerator. But at the end of the day, this is a refrigerator that will work perfectly 24 hours a day to deliver high efficiency so that you will not have to worry about your favorite groceries.
Size and Design
The Liebherr CS1311 counter depth refrigerator has a simple and classic design that adds it a touch of sophistication without the need of many details and finishes. The stainless steel housing is made of a Smart Steel material that is resistant to stains and fingerprints so that you will not have to worry about how it will in time. The Stainless steel slim door handle with an integrated opening mechanism increases the elegant simplicity of this appliance, while the interior LED control panel with digital temperature display reminds you that you are dealing with the latest model of refrigerators. The elegance is also present in the interior of the refrigerator with the glass shelves with stainless steel trims and the stainless steel racks with dividers that hold the bottles on the doors. The dimensions are 24.8 x 23.6 x 78.8 inches and you can perfectly fit the device in your kitchen furniture or you can place it next to the cabinets without wondering if it will fit. A great convenience feature is that you can choose a right hinge door or a left hinge door, depending on the requirements of your kitchen.
Performance and features
Being a Liebherr appliance, you automatically expect innovation and skills and this freezer will not let you down. As a worldwide specialist in the freezer industry, the manufacturer has used the latest technologies that deliver efficiency and functionality. Liebherr CS1311 features the innovative separate cooling system for the refrigerator and the freezer brought by the variable speed compressor that operates at a lower noise and provides longer freezing performance. The SuperFrost technology will lower the freezer temp. to -25°F for fast and lasting freezing, while the SuperCool of the refrigerator keeps the temperature to 35°F for 6 hours to make sure your food is perfectly stored. The FrostSafe System of the unit prevents the cold air from escaping when the door is open and the Intelligence Sensor technology maintains an optimal temperature inside the refrigerator.
Capacity and storage
The total capacity is 13 cu. ft. with 9.7 cu. ft. for the refrigerator and 3.3 cu. ft. for the freezer. As for storage freedom options, you will have plenty with the 4 shelves made of glass that allow you to see which food is placed where and the vegetable and fruit drawer that keeps them in a perfect shape. The beverage rack will come in handy for keeping the bottles safe and the one-gallon storage space on the door is enough for all your drinks. The freezer is divided into 3 drawers made of glass to eliminate the guessing every time you need to get something out while the VarioSpace feature delivers flexible storage in the freezer.
Liebherr CS1311 is Energy Star compliant and thanks to the variable speed compressor that uses less energy to deliver efficient freezing and refrigerating, the refrigerator only uses 406 kWh/yr with an estimated yearly operating cost of $48.
Warranty and Support
Two years after you purchase the unit, Liebherr covers all parts and labor that need to be repaired or replaced as long as the defect comes from the materials or the workmanship. For an additional 5 years, the manufacturer covers the parts in what is called the Sealed System, meaning the compressor, the condenser, the evaporator, the drier and all connecting tubing. The support you get from the manufacturer when you choose one of their products says much about the reliability and durability of the unit, therefore, you will appreciate the fact that you can contact the Customer Service by phone and a technician will clarify any problem or misunderstanding you have regarding the product.