our favorite fridge: lg's tall & skinny beauty


Arianne Cohen recently bought herself a spanky new fridge, which turns out to be the same one that Angela M. owns and adores: LG’s tall and skinny beauty. In celebration of the joy it brings her, Arianne shares with you a personal note to her lovely appliance.

Dear LG LRBP1031,

Let me tell you why I love you.

You are the most-opened door in the house, which means that you better be well designed. And, oh sweetness, you are. You are a tip-topper at 67″, and your refrigerator is on top, just like my head, which means that when I open you looking for coffee creamer at 6am, there is no cranky squatting-and-digging through the shelves. The creamer is staring me in the face, in its permanent spot. In the evenings, when I glimpse that that spot is empty, I see that and buy more, thus avoiding my previous common it’s-6am-and-I-dont-have-any-creamer panics. Ah, the joy.

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Technically, you are smaller than my previous refrigerator. You are a mere 10 cubic feet. However, the back corners of my old refrigerator were either moldy or empty, because I could not reach them. Your shelves offer a space for everything–butter, eggs, milk, vegetables, meat–thereby decreasing the Random Other Foods that clogged my previous fridge. And thanks to the natural organization system that your shelves dictate, I don’t forget about leftovers, because I can see them. Sometimes I even eat fruit and vegetables, because when I open your beautiful doors, colorful fruits pop out at me through your clear drawers.

And the freezer. The freezer! It has drawers! The top thin drawer is an ice tray, resulting in my actually having ice for visitors. The rest is three equally-sized drawers. Think of the organizational opportunities! One drawer keeps meats and meals, one drawer keeps vegetables and juice, and one drawer keeps everything else. I am no longer afraid to open you for fear of things falling out. Opening you is a pleasure.

And most importantly, you are quiet, low-energy, and a mere 24″ wide. For those of us living in Manhattan with a 25″ fridge lot, you are love at first sight. Were I to go on vacation, I could press your “vacation” button, for lower energy usage. This hasn’t happened yet, but I do look forward to that beautiful sunny day.

Cool softly sweetums,

Arianne C.

To learn more about the LG LRBP1031, that actually lives in not one but TWO Shelterrific households, click here.

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carolyn wolff

Did you find this in a store or on the internet? Did you see a white one? If so, was the outside door surface smooth or crinkly? Thanks.

Angela M.

Hi Carolyn .. what city do you live in? First I found what I wanted online, and then I ordered from a store in Brookyln that delivers for free. They will basically find any appliance you are looking for and offer the lowest price. I can look up the number if you need. Or, you can try too look up the model in froogle to see cheapest internet prices.

shelterrific » Blog Archive » do we like… fruit-covered appliances?

[…] There was an interesting home improvement idea in my in-box this morning, thanks to Daily Candy: A way to transform your kitchen with big bursts of color via fruit-printed vinyl sheets that stick to your appliances. Vincon, a French company, sells magnetic plastic sheets that stick onto fridges, dishwashers and laundry machines. The patterns range from the bold ones shown here, to foodie images like eggs and coffee beans. You simply unroll the sticky sheet, and put it on your appliance. The bad news? Its price — about $250 for the fridge one — and I couldn’t find anything with measurements on it. Since the site is European, it’s possible that the our hefty-wide fridges won’t fit their slim stick-ons. Plus, I love my LG beauty so much, it seems a shame to cover it. What do you think? Would you put a sticker like this on your appliances? — Angela M. […]


Oh how I love this fridge! I just moved into my brand new condo and it is def one of the coolest things in it! You forgot to mention the oh-so-cool diamond-ish shaped light in the back – no boring ol’ light bulb here! It’s looks so very retro modern- I love it! AND the little darling twitters little tunes at you when you push all the fancy buttons at the top (although I have yet to figure out what they all do…).


Lydia Tate

I’m considering getting the LRBP1031. Now that you have it awhile, is it still quiet ? big enough ?

I live in Portland Maine, and doing a small kitchen renovation. It would be a 2 person kitchen.


Angela M.

Hi Lydia — Yes! I still love my fridge. We are just a two person household as well, and it is plenty big enough. Still quiet, easy to clean, and looking good! We’ve had for almost three years now.

Brian S.

Is there room in the frig for a gallon container of milk?

MIke W

I am considering the LRBP1031, but am concerned about how quiet it is.

My current Maytag was supposed to have insulation, but it is as loud or louder than any fridge.

My kitchenette adjoins my living room, and my entire condo is only a little more than 600 sq ft.

Can you hear it turn on and off? Does it drone or make whooshing sounds? I obviously don’t expect total quietness, but would like something that doesn’t dominate the room because of it’s noise.

Angela M.

Hi Mike…. our LG is pretty quite. It does purr a little bit and every now and then I’ll ask, ‘what’s that noise?’ and then realize it’s the fridge. But it’s subtle. Our place is tiny, too, and we really hardly think about it.

Elizabeth G.

I’m considering this fridge, but have one problem as there is no place to store milk in the interior of the fridge. You could take out one of the shelves but that would reduce the storage space. Other taller items such as bottles of water or other drinks could be stored in the door, but that is not safe for milk. What do you do?

Angela M.

Hi Elizabeth… actually we do store our milk in the door, and it does just fine. We don’t buy jugs, but rather half gallon cartons. For taller bottles, we either shift things around to put them on the bottom shelf, or lie them down horizontally on the top shelf.


I have been desperately seplaceing for a smallish fridge that will replace the 1980’s GE Spacemaker that currently inhabits my tiny Manhattan studio apartment, and this is one of very few contenders. I bought a stainless dishwasher last year, so am curious about the “titanium” finish on this refrigerator – what is it exactly? Will it work with stainless or would I be better off going with white?


Angela–I was hoping you would share the name of the store in Brooklyn where you bought it?


Angela M.

Hi Cristina — I don’t have the info with me, but I’ll look it up later at home!


Hi Angela — Sorry to bother you about this again, but do you have that info on the store in Brooklyn?

Angela M.

rats.. we’re out of town this week and i totally forgot to look it up before we left. we’re back on sunday… email me at angela-at-shelterrific-dotcom and remind me. i just need to dig it out of file! sorry it’s taking so long.. it’s on the tip of my tongue…. grrrr…

Angela M.

Ok Christina .. here’s the store info:

Drimmers A&B Appliances, in Brooklyn 718 338 3500


Thank you so much!


Hello! I found your blog by seplaceing on LRBP1031. Are you STILL in love with it?
Please say yes!

Angela M.

Yes! it’s still a great fridge.


How does the titanium finish work with other stainless appliances? Thanks.


This fridge dents very easily. I dont even have children. It will only last you a couple years. Buy something else for $800 instead of this fridge. It looks cool, but it won’t last that long!


I live in milwaukee wi and would really like to find a LG LRBP1031 – any ideas? I am internet seaching tired. I would love to find it in white