Your fridge is the focal point of your kitchen. It’s responsible for keeping your food at its best and sets the tone for the whole room. So when it’s time for an upgrade, these are the models recommended by our Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab for every budget level.
The GE Profile Series French-Door Refrigerator With Keurig K Cup Brewing System got top marks for performance and wowed our Kitchen Appliance Lab experts with its smart design features. You get a top-of-the-line fridge, plus a built-in Keurig coffeemaker in the door. It’s even Wi-Fi enabled, so after you download the app you can adjust settings, preheat water for coffee, and get alerts if the door is open. It works with voice-controlled Amazon Echo too.
Think of Samsung’s Family Hub Refrigerator as your family’s kitchen command center. With Bixby, Samsung’s smart voice assistant, you can ask your fridge to add groceries to a shopping list, order food on Grubhub, or play Pandora (on the built-in speakers). In our tests, we were impressed with its ability to maintain super steady temperatures in the fridge and freezer, which is a must to keep foods fresh.
GE’s latest line of refrigerators stands out thanks to its extra elegant (and customizable) design. Select a matte white or black exterior, then choose between brushed bronze, copper, black, or stainless steel handles. This model’s counter-depth, so it’ll fit flush with your kitchen’s cabinetry and you can match the bar handles to your cabinet pulls. The French-door Café model has an internal water dispenser and is Wi-Fi connected, too.
Yes, you can depend on the LG InstaView Refrigerator to do an excellent job of keeping your food fresh, but what really distinguishes it is the unique door-in-door feature: The easy-access compartment lets you quickly grab a snack or beverage without having to open the full door. The InstaView technology lets you knock on the window of the see-through door to make the interior lights come on.