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With a variety of features and layouts, most modern refrigerators do far more than just keep food cold. Traditional top-freezer models are typically the least expensive, but usually have few or no extra features. Side-by-side refrigerators have tall, narrow doors, with the freezer section on one side and the fresh foods on the other. Bottom-freezer refrigerators present the more frequently used fresh foods at eye level with the freezer underneath, and French-door refrigerators are bottom-freezer refrigerators with the addition of narrow side-by-side doors on top.

 
 

Top-Freezer Refrigerators

Amana A4TXNWFWW 14.4 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator
$395-$679
Both the Amana A4TXNWFWW and the Whirlpool W4TXNWFWW are basic, no-frills, traditional top-freezer refrigerators. Only 28" wide and slightly more than 5' tall, they will fit into fairly tight spaces. Whirlpool owns Amana, and there are almost no differences between these two models. Neither model has an ice maker or water dispenser, but the Whirlpool has an optional ice maker kit. Both have reversible doors that can be installed to swing either left or right. These refrigerators are typically chosen for a small kitchen or as a second refrigerator. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Frigidaire FFHT1817LW 18.2 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator
$539-$849
The Frigidaire FFHT1817LW is a basic, no frills, traditional top-freezer refrigerator, often used in a small kitchen or a rental unit, or as a second refrigerator. At 30" wide and 5'6" high, it's not as compact as some top-freezer models, but it will fit in a tight space better than most and should hold a moderate amount of groceries for a small family. It doesn't come with a factory-installed ice maker or water dispenser, but an optional ice maker kit is available. The exterior has a textured finish, with a reversible door on the white and black models, and left-swing-only or right-swing-only on the stainless steel models. Standard features also include two glass shelves that are sliding and adjustable; gallon-container storage in one of three door bins and two humidity-controlled crisper drawers. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Frigidaire FFTR1814LW 18.2 Cubic Foot Top-Freezer Refrigerator
$449-$679
A basic no-frills, mid-size, traditional top-freezer refrigerator, the Frigidaire FFTR1814LW is designed to fit in a cramped kitchen and get the job done. It comes with two adjustable and sliding wire shelves in the fresh foods section; a half-width wire shelf and two full-width door racks in the freezer; two crisper drawers with one humidity control; and three full-width fixed door racks with room for gallon containers. It's It does not come with a factory-installed ice maker or water dispenser, but an optional ice maker kit is available. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Frigidaire FGUI2149LP 20.6 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator
$810-$1,149
A full-size traditional refrigerator, the Frigidaire Gallery FGUI2149LP is relatively large for a top-freezer refrigerator, but will fit into a 30" opening and should provide adequate food storage for a medium-size household. It comes with a factory-installed ice maker but not a water dispenser. Other features include adjustable door bins with room for gallon containers, two humidity-controlled clear crisper drawers and a light inside both the freezer and refrigerator compartments. The white and black models can be installed to swing either right or left, but the stainless steel models are either right-swing or left-swing only. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 7930 22.0 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator
$900-$1,649
Sold only by Sears, Kmart and Kenmore.com, the Kenmore 7930 is a standard full-size traditional refrigerator, and should provide food storage for a typical household. This model is relatively large compared to most top-freezer refrigerators, which tend to be smaller and narrower than side-by-side, bottom-freezer or French-door models. It includes an internal filtered water dispenser in the refrigerator compartment; an ice maker that produces ice cubes in three different sizes; full-width and four adjustable half-width glass shelves; two humidity-controlled crispers; and a deli/meat drawer. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG LTC22350WH 22.1 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator
$764-$1,000
The LG LTC22350WH is relatively large and substantial for a traditional top-freezer refrigerator, which tend to be smaller and narrower than side-by-side, bottom-freezer or French-door models. The LTC22350WH will fit into a 33" opening and should provide food storage for a an average household. It comes with a factory-installed ice maker (but no water dispenser); two humidity-controlled crispers; and digital sensors to maintain consistent temperatures. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool ETOMSRXTQ 9.6 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator
$359-$499
The Whirlpool ETOMSRXTQ is a small, no-frills, traditional top-freezer refrigerator. Just 2' wide and 5' high, the ETOMSRXTQ fits into tight spaces, making it good for a small kitchen, an RV, a mother-in-law suite or anywhere there isn't a lot of room. This refrigerator should provide adequate food storage for one or maybe two people. It comes with 1 full-width humidity-controlled crisper drawer, glass shelves and a reversible door that can be installed to swing right or left. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 

Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators

Amana ABB1921WEW 18.5 Cubic Foot Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
$849-$1,099
Relatively small and compact compared to most bottom-freezer refrigerators, the Amana ABB1921WEW has a swing-out freezer door rather than the typical pull-out drawer. This refrigerator is only available in white and is a relatively basic unit without many of the extras that are typical on larger and more elaborate bottom-freezer refrigerators. It is not set up for a through-the-door water-and-ice dispenser, although an ice maker is available as an optional kit. This refrigerator works well in apartments, condominiums or other homes with small kitchens, and fits into a 30" opening. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
LG LDC22720SW 22.4 Cu. Ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
$1,259-$1,600
At 32.75" wide, LG Electronics' LDC22720SW is a basic bottom-freezer refrigerator that will fit in any small- to medium-size kitchen that has at least a 33"-wide refrigerator space. This refrigerator will hold moderate groceries for an average family but might not be sufficient for a household of four or more with a high level of food storage needs. The LDC22720 SW has a conventional swinging refrigerator door on top with a pull-out freezer drawer below. It comes with a factory-installed IcePlus ice maker and bin, but no through-the-door dispenser. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Maytag EcoConserve MBF2258XEW 21.9 Cu. Ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
$977-$1,649
Able to slide into a 33" opening, the Maytag MBF2258XEW should provide reasonable food storage for an average family, and it is advertized as using less energy than a 60-watt bulb running continuously. Like most conventional bottom-freezer models, the freezer door pulls out rather than swings. The MBF2258XEW comes with an inline filter on the water line to the factory-installed ice maker in the freezer; gallon-container storage in the door bins; two humidity-controlled crisper drawers; and adjustable glass shelves. For a stainless steel exterior, the MBL2258XES has a left-hand door and the MBR2258XES swings right; the doors are reversible in the other colors. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXWQ 22 Cu. Ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
$981-$1,649
The Whirlpool Gold GB2FHDXWQ scales down the usually oversize bottom-freezer refrigerator to bring the convenience of fresh food at eye level to many apartments, condos and other home with small kitchens. This is a relatively straightforward unit with few extras, but it does come with a factory-installed ice maker. Like most bottom-freezer refrigerators, it is not set up for a through-the-door water-and-ice dispenser. However, it does include typical features like two humidity-controlled crisper drawers, gallon-container storage in the door bins, and adjustable shelves and bins that allow for flexible organization of the interior space. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 

French-Door Refrigerators

Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2878LP 27.8 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator
$1,767-$2,899
These models (FGHB2844LP, FGHB2844LE, FGHB2844LM, FGHB2844LF, FGHB2869LP and FGHB2869LF) are all extra-large French-door refrigerators that should store enough food for most large households. With two half-width doors for the fresh food section on top and a full-width, pull-drawer-style freezer door below, these come with a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and crushed or cubed ice, and two humidity-controlled crisper drawers. The main differences between these models are the available exterior colors and minor interior variations. For example, the FGHB2844LP, FGHB2844LE, FGHB2844LM and FGHB2844LF have incandescent lights (four 40-watt) in the refrigerator section instead of LED lights, while the FGHB2869LP, FGHB2869LF and FPHB2899LF have an air filter, can dispenser, wine rack and other options. And as part of Frigidaire's Professional series, the the FPHB2899LF has other extras, like non-slip bin liners. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore 7160 25 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator
$1,410-$2,120
With two narrow side-by-side doors to the refrigerated top section and a bottom pull-out freezer drawer, the Kenmore 7160 should handle the food storage needs of most large households. It's a good choice for those who want a large capacity refrigerator without a through-the-door ice and water dispenser. It comes with LED lighting, a door-ajar alarm, a full-width pantry drawer in the fresh foods section, two humidity-controlled crispers and gallon container storage in the door bins. Like all Kenmore appliances, it is sold only at Sears, Kmart and Kenmore.com. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Kenmore Elite 7103 25.0 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator
$1,800-$3,180
Relatively slim for a French-door refrigerator, the Kenmore Elite 7103 will slide into a 33" opening and should provide adequate food storage for an average family. It comes with a factory-installed ice maker and a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and crushed or cubed ice; a full-width temperature controlled deli/meat/pantry tray; and adjustable shelves and door bins for flexible interior organization. At slightly more than 69" high it's taller than most refrigerators that fit in a 33" opening, so it might be necessary to raise or remove any kitchen cabinets above the refrigerator space. Like all Kenmore appliances, it is sold only at Sears, Kmart and Kenmore.com. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
KitchenAid KFIS27CXWH 26.6 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator
$2,286-$2,999
The KitchenAid KFIS27CXWH is an extra-large refrigerator which should provide food storage for most large households, but double-check the exterior dimensions against the space available in the kitchen. This model is wider, larger and taller than most, and installation might require removing the refrigerator's doors to fit it through a standard-width doorway, or raising/removing kitchen cabinets. It comes with a factory-installed ice maker and storage bin in the refrigerator section; a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and cubed or crushed ice; two side-by-side humidity-controlled crisper drawers; a full-width pantry/deli drawer; and a full-color LCD display showing the exact amount of water dispensed in ounces, cups or liters. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Maytag Ice20 MFI2670XEW 25.5 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator
$1,810-$2,499
The Maytag Ice20 MFI2670XEW is an extra-large three-door refrigerator with two half-width doors on top for the fresh food section and a pull-out-drawer-style freezer door below. It doesn't have some of the extras on other models, like a soda can dispenser or a slot for frozen pizzas., but it will easily hold groceries for most large households. It comes with a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and crushed or cubed ice, gallon-container storage in two out of six door bins, two humidity-controlled crispers drawers and a full-width pantry/deli drawer. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung RF4287HAWP 28 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator
$2,497-$3,399
The Samsung RF4287HAWP is an extra-large, four-door refrigerator with two narrow French doors on top, a pull-out refrigerated drawer in the middle and a bottom pull-out freezer drawer. With features like a frozen pizza slot in the freezer door, a through-the-door water and ice dispenser with cubed or crushed ice and a middle deli drawer for snacks or other high-demand items, this unit is clearly designed with large households in mind. Other features include separate compressors for the freezer and fresh food sections; two humidity-controlled crispers; a door-open alarm and LED lighting. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Whirlpool GX5FHTXVQ 24.8 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator
$1,199-$1,899
With a door caddy that dispenses up to 12 canned beverages, these French-door refrigerators are aimed at large households that need a lot of food storage. These two models are extremely similar; the main differences are that the GX5FHTXVQ (with a "T" as the sixth digit) has electronic controls and a water filter, while the GX5FHDXVQ (with a "D") has digital controls and no water filter. These are three-door refrigerators (two half-width doors on top and a pull-out-style freezer door on the bottom) are taller and wider than most; it may be necessary to remove the doors to get the unit indoors, or to raise or eliminate any cabinets above the refrigerator space. They aren't set up for a through-the-door ice-and-water dispenser, but there is a factory-installed ice maker and an internal water dispenser. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 

Side-by-Side Refrigerators

Bosch Linea B22CS80SNS 800 Series 21.7 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator
$2,231-$3,000
The Bosch Linea B22CS800SN is a streamlined free-standing refrigerator only 30" deep so it will install flush with the outer edge of standard kitchen cabinets. It comes with a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and crushed or cubed ice; external digital controls; super-cool and super-freeze options to quickly lower food temperatures; airflow ventilation for consistent temperatures and humidity; and a four-bottle wine rack. Because it is counter depth, this refrigerator doesn't have as much interior space as deeper models of the same height and width, but it typically holds enough groceries for a small family. The 800 series B22CS80SN and 500 seriesB22CS50SN are the same exterior dimensions and capacity, with only minor interior differences. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Frigidaire FGUS2632LP 26.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator
$900-$1,699
The FGUS2632LP, FGUS2632LB, FGUS2642LF, FGUS2645LF, FGUS2637LP, FGUS2637LE and FGUS2647LF are extra-large, side-by-side refrigerators that make an imposing addition to any kitchen and should provide enough food storage for a large household. They are all the same exterior size and capacity; the main differences are in available exterior colors and minor interior variations. For example, they all come with a a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and crushed or cubed ice, but the FGUS2632 and FGUS2642 don't have the air filter that's in the other models. They all have three glass shelves, but theFGUS2637 and FGUS2647 have one fixed and two sliding shelves, while the others have two fixed shelves and one sliding. The freezer configuration also varies by model. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung RS261MDWP/XAA 25.6 Cubic Foot Side-by-Side Refrigerator
$888-$1,399
The Samsung RS261MDWP/XAA is a large side-by-side refrigerator with a relatively roomy interior that will hold groceries for an average family. Be sure to check its exterior dimensions against the space available, as this wide and tall unit will stick out about 5" past standard kitchen cabinets. It comes with an ice maker and a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and crushed or cubed ice. Other features include LED lighting; power freeze and power cool controls to quickly lower food temperatures; two crisper drawers with one humidity control; and four glass shelves with sealed rims to prevent spills from spreading. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung RS265TDWP 26 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator
$955-$1,899
The Samsung RS265TDWP, RS263TDWP and RS267TDWP are large and spacious side-by-side refrigerators that should store enough groceries for an average family. They all include an in-door dispenser with filtered water and crushed or cubed ice; soft LED lighting in both compartments; and two compressors for separate cooling on each side (frozen and fresh). They are all the same exterior size and capacity, and have relatively minor interior differences between them. For example, the RS267TDWP comes with a built-in wine rack and humidity controls on the crisper drawers, features the others don't have. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
 
Samsung RSG257AAWP/XAA 24.5 cu. ft. Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator
$1,589-$2,399
Samsung claims that its RSG275AAWP/XAA side-by-side refrigerator delivers commercial-grade cooling at home due to its a twin cooling system (one compressor for the freezer compartment and a second for the fresh-food section); multiple air outlets for fast and even cooling; and power freeze and power cool options so food can be quickly brought down to a desired temperature. It also comes with a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and cubed or crushed ice. This is a counter-depth model, meaning it's shallow enough to sit flush with the edge of standard 30" cabinets, giving the look of a built-in refrigerator. It doesn't hold as much as traditional-depth refrigerators of the same height and width, but it should store food for a small family. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]