We needed a new refrigerator very quickly as the old one was dying and no longer met our needs. We found a display model at Bernie's and quickly negotiated a price for it. It is a huge side by side model which we really like. We had also never had an ice maker before and that is the one feature we love plus the ability to dispense fresh water. The water filter inside the fridge is changed about every 6 months. Our model is about 22 cubic feet. More than enough room for a family of three. Of course Hotpoint is a product of General Electric and my family has had good results with their products in the past so I saw no reason to sway off course. This particular one was purchased in March of 2003. The only downside that I have seen so far is at times the water line that dispences the water from the fridge sometimes will stop running for whatever reason. Also at times you must take ice that gets stuck on the bar in the ice maker to ensure proper operation. Other than these two things the refrigerator has run very well.