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Top 10 Rated Refrigerators 2014

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Looking for the best refrigerators? Below you will find the top 10 refrigerators as rated by our experts. We rate the units on effective storage (The usable amount of storage compared to the actual amount), temperature control, energy efficiency, price and convenience features. Taking these into account we think you will find the best refrigerator for you, see the refrigerator comparison and ratings below with a link to the full review of each.

SubZero Pro 48  8.5/10

Capacity: 30.1 cu. ft.
Width: 48″
Height: 84″
Depth: 25 7/8″
Configuration: Side by Side with 4 Drawers

This is one of the most innovative refrigerators ever built. We dont usually associate Sub Zero with energy savings but this new refrigerator claims it can run on the same energy as a 100 watt bulb – mainly due…read more


21.6 cu. ft.
Stainless steel
67.9” x 29.8” x 36.8”
Ice maker
Energy Star

With handsome stainless steel doors and handles, the Samsung RF221NCTASR is a capacious French Door refrigerator with a simple, uncluttered appearance. Inside, it has five tempered glass…read more


Capacity: 32 cu. ft.
Configuration: 4 Doors
LCD Touch Screen

Samsung T9000 (RF32FSQDBSR)This refrigerator has good simple clean lines with french doors on top and large freezer drawer on the bottom. There is no water or ice dispenser on the door which keeps the costs down, and since…read more


LG LFX28978ST  7.7/10

Capacity: 27.6 cu. ft.
Width: 35 3/4″
Height: 69 3/4″
Depth: 35 3/8″
Configuration: French Door, Bottom Freezer

What makes it special: This new 2011 model refrigerator from LG enters our top 10 list due its ultra large storage capacity and convenient design. This is the largest standard width french door refrigerator on the market today with 28 cubic feet of capacity storage…read more


Capacity: 28 cu. ft.
Width: 35 3/4″
Height: 69 7/8″
Depth: 33 3/4″
Configuration: French Door, Bottom Freezer

This popular model has the signature EZ Open Kid Friendly handle which accompanies the Flex Zone drawer for those that want their elementary school age kids to be able to help themselves. The Flex Zone drawer…read more


LG LTC24380  7.4/10

23.8 cu. ft.
Stainless steel, white, or black
68.5” x 32.75” x 33.375”
Ice maker
Energy Star

For an elegant, no-frills refrigerator with plenty of space, the LG LTC24380 does not disappoint. We were pleased with how much capacity this fridge possesses with a relatively small footprint…read more


17.5 cu. ft.
White, black, or stainless steel
68” x 28” x 30.375”
Ice maker
Energy Star

Ideal for the small family and a great value at $719.99, the Whirlpool W8RXEGMWQ has a lot of interior capacity for its compact size. We were satisfied with the refrigerator’s consistent temperature…read more


Capacity: 22.6 cu. ft.
Width: 35 5/8″
Height: 70 1/4″
Depth: 28 3/16″
Configuration: French Door, Bottom Freezer

Counter Depth Refrigerators are very important to todays design community. And surprisingly even though they contain less overall storage capacity they cost more. At $2999 this is not an inexpensive fridge but it has some good build quality and features…read more


Capacity: 22.6 cu. ft.
Width: 36″
Height: 69 3/8″
Depth: 29 1/2″
Configuration: Side by Side

This fridge is counter-depth and has the side by side design. It’s not as updated looking as the bottom freezer drawer design but that fact will save you some money. It still contains almost 23 cu. Ft of capacity. It’s a good solid all-purpose fridge with water…read more



 

Refrigerator Buying Guide

Below we list the primary considerations you will want to think over when purchasing a refrigerator. There is a lot going on technology-wise with refrigerators these days so take a quick glance and decide which new enhancements you want to live without. There is a wide gap in pricing between the basics of refrigeration and those models with the highest end features. Here are the most important factors to consider.

Side-by-Side Refrigerators vs. Top and Bottom Door Refrigerators

If you’ve done any shopping at all you already know that side by side refrigerators are much more expensive than one door style refrigerators. Why? Convenience and aesthetic appeal are the two answers we come up with. An it’s less complicated to fabricate one door panel than two.

John E. Moore John E. Moore has been reviewing kitchen goods and refrigerators for 8 years as the leader of cookswarehouse.com. Cooks Warehouse sells more than 400 kitchen items and accessories. John is also a self-described computer tech geek…. See more about John

Featured Refrigerator Articles

Energy and Power Consumption Reduction Requirements from Energy Star/Feds Energy Guide

Refrigerators have the deserved reputation of energy hogs. They certainly do drive up your power bills and use between 10% and 25% of your entire bill. Luckily, they are more efficient of late due to the focus of manufacturers, Energy Star and the Fed… [More]

External vs. Internal Water and Ice Dispensation in Refrigerators

If you have kids you know this can be an important issue. Kids like to play with water and ice dispensers and don’t think they cant figure out the safety lock ( I know I have two boys). For this reason we purposely avoided a water and ice dispenser. But there are more reasons to really look into this feature… [More]

Freezer on Top vs. Freezer on Bottom Refrigerators

Freezer-on-top is the traditional design of the fridge you grew up with. Why was the freezer always on the top? Because it always was, that’s why. There was never a real reason that refrigerators could not be redesigned to have the freezer on the bottom but that’s… [More]

Size Considerations in Refrigerators by Storage Capacity and Dimensions

Size is probably the most important purchasing variable and should be the first thing to decide before researching the various kinds of refrigerators that fit the mold. Decide on size, then proceed to style, features and colors. The reason for this is that the different styles of fridges also have certain characteristic sizes associated with them…
Free Standing Side-by-Side Refrigerator Dimensions
Width: 32 inches to 36.5 inches
Height: 66 inches to 70 inches
Depth: 28 inches to 29.5 inches (does not include handle or door)
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How to Avoid High Energy Costs with your Refrigerator

Despite the fact that they may be a little more efficient, refrigerators can be a substantial part of your energy bill each month. There are a few ways you can keep the costs down… [More]

Pros and Cons of a Water and Ice Dispenser in the Refrigerator

This is a big question for many and worth some major consideration. Did you know that a majority of problems and manufacturers defects in refrigerators today are caused by the water and ice dispenser or the ice maker? Frequent problems with water lines freezing up or lots of the noise from the ice maker abound. Reliability is another issue that crops up often with stop, start operation… [More]

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Top 10 Counter Depth Refrigerators

Top 10 Counter Depth Refrigerators

Looking for the best counter depth refrigerators? Below you will find the top 10 counter depth refrigerators as rated by our experts. We rate the units on effective storage (The usable amount of storage compared to the actual amount), temperature control, energy efficiency, price and convenience features. Taking these into account we think you will find the best refrigerator for you, see the counter depth … [more]

Top 10 French Door Refrigerators

Top 10 French Door Refrigerators

Refrigerators with French doors and bottom freezers combine style with function. While this style typically comes with a higher price tag, it also provides the advantage of arraying your food selection at eye-level. As we looked at various French door, bottom freezer … [more]

Top 10 Side by Side Refrigerators

Top 10 Side by Side Refrigerators

Following are our choices for the best side by side refrigerators in the market for this year. We made the decisions based on several qualitative factors such as: Shelf Space, Interior Shelf Design, Appearance/Design, Price/Value… [more]

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