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Fisher & Paykel Active Smart E522B

17.3 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Active Smart System, Humidity Control System, Adjustable Glass Shelves, Full Extension Runners, Flat Door Design and ADA Compliant


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Rethinking how to store and preserve your food - Fisher & Paykel was on a mission when it created Active Smart, an advanced refrigeration system. Active Smart uses unique electronic intelligence to continuously monitor and adapt its cooling conditions, adjusting the flow of cold air based on daily use and climate conditions. So it's not working overtime or under par - just smarter and more efficiently.

Even the produce bins provide maximum care. Humidity controls keep lettuce green, herbs garden-fresh and fruit crisp for up to two weeks. What about the homemade gazpacho in the refrigerator, or the just-churned ice cream in the freezer Independent sensors accurately monitor temperatures in both compartments to maintain the safest, most precise temperature.
Energy Info
This refrigerator uses 536 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $59.44.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating costs is based on a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh. For more information, visit
Height incl. feet and hinge cap: 66 3/4"
Width: 31 1/8"
Depth incl. Handle: 28 7/8"
Depth w/ Door open 90°: 56 7/16"
Depth w/ Door Closed excl. Handle: 27"
Minimum Air Clearance each side: 1"
Minimum air clearance - at rear (incl. compressor tray): 1 1/2"
Minimum Air Clearance on Top: 2"
Refrigerator Storage Volume: 12.4 cu. ft.
Freezer Storage Volume: 4.9 cu. ft.
Total Storage Volume: 17.3 cu. ft.
Silver Prepainted Cabinet: Yes
Frost-Free Freezer: Yes
Glass Shelves: 4
Humidity Controlled Produce Bins: 2
Roll Out Center Freezer Tray: 1
Half-Width Door Shelves: 2
Full-Width Door Shelves: 2
Covered Door Shelves: 2
Door Alarms: Yes
Ice Cube Trays: 2
Egg Trays: 2
Freezer Drawers: 2
Front Levelling Feet: Yes
Energy Consumption: 487 kWh/year
  • Convenient Footprint
  • Counter-depth matching prepainted cabinet allows for built-in or stand-alone applications
  • Left or right-hand hinged doors are available to suit any kitchen orientation
  • Enjoy 34.6 cu. ft. of food storage when two refrigerators are installed side-by-side
  • Unequalled Temperature Control
  • Two variable speed fans provide independent control of the refrigerator and freezer compartments
  • Two independent sensors accurately monitor temperatures in both compartments
  • Multiple cooling vents provide even temperature distribution
  • Unparalleled Food Care
  • Electronics constantly monitor daily usage and climatic conditions to ensure the proper temperature is maintained
  • Unique Humidity Control System enables customised storage for longer lasting fruit and vegetables
  • Two Different Finishes
  • Brushed Stainless Steel is available in both a curved and flat door model and a traditional white finish compliments the range
  • EZKleen coating on brushed stainless steel makes cleanup a breeze
  • Consistent Reliability
  • Self Diagnostics for servicing
  • 5 year warranty on the sealed system
  • Many Convenient Features
  • Toughened adjustable glass shelves control up to a 5 oz spill and hold up to 220 lbs.
  • Fully adjustable door shelves
  • 17.3 cu. ft. of volume
  • A powerful halogen light allows maximum visibility
  • An alarm alerts the user when either door is left open
  • Front-levelling feet
  • Sabbath Mode
  • Fully extending roll out produce drawers and freezer bins
  • Extendable center freezer shelf
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gorgeous fridge We recently received our new fridge and love the way it looks, fits and works in our space! If you like a more modern & slim line look, similar to Sub Zero and Liebherr, you will love the F&P. It has more cubic footage than the comps, plus has ice & water dispenser. No other review has mentioned how easy it is to clean inside - its removable bin system makes everything easy to remove, wash and return to its place. The 2 sizes for the ice bin is smart too. My favorite design is the water dispenser, it's practically flush with the door so any size container can be filled (unlike other models). Lastly, the flat door design and rectangular handle are cool looking. 6/4/09
Rated 5 out of 5 by finally a fridge different from others we where searching for a bottom freezer and when we saw this model we loved it right away. Really nice outside appearance really different from the competition. And fits well in the kitchen not to big for nothing the secret is inside... finaly full size shelves what others don't have and best layout in the door is a must. This fridge is roomy inside you wont believe it. Is configure like the fridges where made in the good years in the modern way and it's a succes. good coverage from them is a plus 8/1/09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Who knew you could love a fridge this much? We purchased this fridge for our new house, which came with a rather small kitchen. No one else in the area sold anything like it (both in style and size). It was delivered without a hitch and has been running smooth ever since the initial plug-in. We just love it! It is beautiful and catches people eye when they walk into the room. The inside is roomy and just fine for what we need - juice, milk, beer, leftovers, etc. We did have to remove 1 shelf in order to fit our milk jug and Brita pitcher in there, but not a big deal. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fridge to fit in a small space - it is perfect! 12/5/09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome refrigerator! I love this fridge. I bought the stainless steel, flat door model. It looks wonderful with squared off edges and square handles. It is nearly impossible to find a refrigerator without curved handles. This one looks amazing and I love the refrigerator itself as well. I've had it for about 2 years. 5/29/10
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Quick Specs


  • Type : Freestanding
  • Style : Bottom Freezer
  • Size : Full Size
  • Door Style : One Door
  • French Door : No
  • Double Freezer Drawers : No
  • Counter-Depth : Yes
  • Glass Door : No
  • Reversible Doors : Yes
  • Door Finish : Smooth
  • Accepts Custom Panels : No


  • Width : 31 1/8"
  • Depth : 29"
  • Depth without Handles : 27 3/8"
  • Depth with Door at 90° : 56 7/16"
  • Height : 66 3/4"


  • Refrigerator Capacity : 12.4 cu. ft.
  • Freezer Capacity : 4.9 cu. ft.
  • Total Capacity : 17.3 cu. ft.

Refrigerator Features

  • Type of Shelves : Glass
  • Glass Shelves : Yes
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No
  • Slide-out Shelves : Yes
  • Spill Safe Shelves : Yes
  • Cantilever Shelves : No
  • Split Shelves : No
  • No. of Door Bins : 4
  • Adjustable Door Bins : Yes
  • Gallon Door Storage : Yes
  • Humidity Controlled Crispers : 2
  • Water Dispenser : No
  • Dairy Center : Yes
  • Clear Deli Drawer : No
  • Child Lock : No
  • Wine Bottle Holder : No
  • Can Dispenser : No
  • Digital Temperature Control : No
  • Sabbath Mode : No

Freezer Features

  • Defrost : Automatic
  • Ice Maker : Yes
  • Ice Dispenser : No
  • Quick Freeze : No
  • Glass Shelves : No
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No
  • No. of Baskets : 2

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : No
  • CEE Rating : Not Available
  • Star-K Certified : No
  • ADA Compliant : Yes
  • Approved for Commercial Use : No
  • Approved for Medical Use : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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