Fisher & Paykel Active Smart E522BLX2
17.6 cu. ft. Counter-Depth Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Adjustable Glass Shelves, Humidity Control System, Door Alarm, LED Lighting and Curved Door Design: Stainless Steel, Left Hinge Door Swing


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Color Options
Selected Stainless Steel, Left Hinge Door Swing  

Additional Options

Installation Accessories


Silver Joiner Kit

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+ $89.00 

Surround Kit - Left and Right Hinge Joined

+ $423.00 
Active Smart
Active Smarts unparalleled refrigeration performance combined with an EZKleen coated stainless steel or white exterior - welcoming to the touch yet incredibly durable and resistant to the most stubborn fingermarks. Crisp edges, linear handles, flat panelling and clean lines are the signature of this refrigerator.

Their Story
Fisher & Paykel Appliances designs, manufactures and markets a range of innovative household appliances developed with a commitment to technology, design, user friendliness and environmental awareness.

It includes three wholly owned subsidiary companies Production Machinery Limited that builds production equipment, and Dynamic Cooking Systems Inc a company in the United States of America that manufactures indoor and outdoor cooking products and Fisher & Paykel Italy, a company that manufactures European cooking products.

The company has manufacturing sites located in Auckland, New Zealand; Borso del Grappa (TV), Italy; Rayong, Thailand and Reynosa, Mexico. Available at AJ Madison.
Energy Info
This refrigerator uses 535 kWh/yr. and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $59.33.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh.

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Refrigerator Volume: 12.4 Cu. Ft.
Freezer Volume: 5.2 Cu. Ft.
Total Gross Volume: 17.6 Cu. Ft.
Performance Features
ActiveSmart System: Yes
Defrost: Adaptive
Bottle Chill: No
Built-In Ice Maker: No
Door Alarm - Freezer: Yes
Door Alarm - Refrigerator: Yes
Water Dispenser: No
Frost Free: Yes
Humidity Control System: Yes
Lighting: LED
Counter Depth: Yes
Adjustable Glass Shelves: Yes
Full Width Adjustable Door Shelves: Yes
Half Width Adjustable Door Shelves: Yes
Covered Door Shelves: 2
Bottle Rack: No
Egg Trays: 2
Single Bottle Holders: 4
Humidity Controlled Half-Width Crisper Bins: 2
Clear Freezer Bins: 2
Roll Out Freezer Tray: Yes
Ice Bin and Scoop: No
Full Extension Runners: Yes
Adjustable Roller Feet: Yes
Front Leveling Feet: Yes
Rear Rollers: Yes
Manufacturer's Warranty: 1 Year
Compressor: 5 Years
Internal Condenser: 5 Years
Rust Free: 5 Years
Overall Width: 31 1/8"
Overall Depth: 29"
Overall Depth without Handles: 27 3/8"
Overall Depth with Door Open 90°: 56 7/16"
Overall Height: 66 3/4"
Min. Air Clearance - Each Side: 1"
Min. Air Clearance - Rear: 1 1/2"
Min. Air Clearance - Top: 2"
  • 17.6 Cu. Ft. Total Capacity
  • ActiveSmart System
  • ActiveSmart has 2 variable speed fans which provide faster cooling and freezing.
  • ActiveSmart continuously adjust the flow of cold air based on daily use and climatic conditions.
  • Adaptive Defrost
  • Door Alarm - Freezer
  • Door Alarm - Refrigerator
  • Frost Free
  • Never have to manually defrost again.
  • Humidity Control System
  • The Humidity Control System is a slide control which combines with the Humidity Control Lid.
  • This System enables humidity customization in each side of the fruit and vegetable bin.
  • LED Lighting
  • High power density LEDs located at the front of the fridge increase illumination.
  • Provides even distribution of light and reduced glare, and are an energy efficient solution to lighting.
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST OF BEST! Bought this refrigerator from AJ Madison in 2011. Did not want a Drawer freezer as I am short and have to bend over it. This is perfect! Please before buying a bottom freezer with DRAWER go to the store and pretend your needing something from the bottom area of freezer...very difficult to reach. I am 5'2" that might be why. This fridge organizes everything perfectly! Keeps temperatures. Holds more than my previious 20cf fridge. I LOVE...LOVE my refrigerator!! 9/3/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST EVER! Purchased item wanting a door bottom freezer vs drawer as I am short and it is difficult to retrieve items near bottom of drawer. This is perfect and more than exceeds my expectations. Ease of use and organization is exceptional and well planned in this model. I AM SO HAPPY WITH MY NEW REFRIGERATOR!! AJ Madison is great!! Price could not be beat! 9/3/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huge wow so far! I just received my Fisher and Paykel Fridge. I have old school cabinets that are shorter than newer homes and I didn't want the freezer top, fridge bottom, not that's there is anything wrong with it but I wanted to go more modern. First off the fridge fits great and looks fantastic. It is set in where the cabinets are and it doesn't stick out. The inside has so much room it's incredible. You get two egg slots and two dairy slots plus a few bottle holders. It's also nice and wide. The glass shelving is sleek and they're is plenty of room for your milk and drinks on the door. The only thing missing is a deli food drawer but I will purchase one of the those fridge containers to accommodate! The freezer is very roomy and you have 3 different bins and an ice cube shelf which is nicer than throwing everything in one giant bin. We'll see how the fridge stands the test of time but so far so good! 1/12/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by It fits! To find a new refrigerator for the space in my 1920 kitchen looked like it was going to be an impossible task. In the whole country I found one, just one, with the right dimensions, that was not tiny or designed for a studio apartment, that opened to the left, that was white. It was this Fisher & Paykel, 3,000 miles away. I was so nervous buying it sight unseen -- what if it didn't fit? But it does. And no charge for taxes and shipping fees. I'm very satisfied -- it's a beautiful refrigerator, and not overpriced. 4/17/13
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  • 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
  • Undercounter : No
  • Hinge Side : Left
  • Reversible Doors : No
  • Door Finish : Smooth
  • Accepts Custom Panels : No
  • Wine Racks (Category) : No
  • Door Color : Stainless Steel
  • Cabinet Color : Grey


  • Refrigerator Capacity : 12.4 Cu. Ft.
  • Freezer Capacity : 5.2 Cu. Ft.
  • Total Capacity : 17.6 Cu. Ft.


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

Refrigerator Features

  • Type of Shelves : Glass
  • Glass Shelves : Yes
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No
  • No. of Shelves : 4
  • Slide-out Shelves : Yes
  • Cantilever Shelves : No
  • Split Shelves : No
  • No. of Door Bins : 4
  • Adjustable Door Bins : Yes
  • Humidity Controlled Crispers : 2

Freezer Features

  • Defrost : Automatic
  • Ice Maker : No
  • Ice Dispenser : No
  • Glass Shelves : No
  • Wire Shelves : No
  • Plastic Shelves : No
  • Stainless Steel Shelves : No

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : No
  • Star-K Certified : No
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Approved for Commercial Use : No
  • Approved for Medical Use : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts


  • Digital Temperature Control : Yes
  • Sabbath Mode : Yes
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